On Saturday, we shared our first set of tips for students who want to get a jump start on their applications by registering for the Universal College Application (UCA). If you’re unfamiliar with the UCA, look no further than our blog. Today we share three more steps to help you make the most of your UCA, which can save you time and stress as you begin filling out your applications this summer. Be sure to check back here next week when we round out our top 10 steps for users of the UCA!
Complete the required short extracurricular essay. (It’s located at the bottom of the “extracurriculars and work experience” page.) The prompt is, “Tell us about one of your extracurricular, volunteer, or employment activities.” Although you’re given a maximum of 6000 characters to draft your response, this really just needs to be a basic paragraph between 100-200 words.