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Berkeley Student and Professor

Helping families explore, plan for and make the transition to UC

As UC employees, we may be experts in our corner of the system, but helping a student plan for college requires a different type of specialized knowledge.

Enter Parent Prep — a helpful new webinar series for members of the UC community with students who are either approaching the college search process, in the midst of applying or newly enrolled at UC.

Three informative episodes will focus on the following key questions:

  • How do prospective students identify the UC campuses that best meet their academic interests and goals?
  • How can you help your student become a competitive UC applicant?
  • What financial aid is available and what can you do now to prepare for the cost of attending UC?
  • Once enrolled, how can you help your student persevere and thrive at UC?

See below for webinar descriptions and registrations. For more parent resources, visit the UC Diversity website.

Getting to Know UC: One university, nine unique campuses

Tuesday, October 15 | 12–1:30 p.m.
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Wondering how to help your student sort through their options at UC? Check out this helpful webinar for a thorough overview of the UC system. A panel of leaders from across UC will explore the unique features of all campuses, including how they reflect the university’s longstanding commitment to serving California’s diverse student population.

Pursuing UC: A guide to academic and financial planning

Monday, October 21 | 12–1:00 p.m.
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Gaining admission to the UC system requires focused — and early — academic preparation. The second episode in the Parent Prep series shares detailed information about preparing for UC. Find out what freshman or transfer students need to attain competitive eligibility and how you can help. Plus, you’ll learn all about UC’s financial aid programs, including tools that can help you plan and pay for UC. 

Navigating UC: A roadmap for parents of UC undergraduates

Thursday, November 7 | 12–1:00 p.m.
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Your student has been accepted to UC: Huzzah! Led by parent ambassadors from UC undergraduate campuses, this webinar serves as a roadmap to navigate your role as a UC parent or guardian. Learn the critical undergraduate milestones, as well as ways in which you can partner with campuses to support your student.

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