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University Information Practices
The University uses the information requested on the application form to process your application for admission and scholarships. Response to most of the questions is mandatory. If you do not supply all of the mandatory information, the processing of your application will be delayed and possibly even prevented. (Your application will not be delayed if you do not complete those items that are optional.)
The University considers the following information mandatory:
- Full legal name
- Applicant's entering level
- Place and date of birth
- Address, telephone number and email address
- California residency information of applicant and parent (if applicant is under 18)
- Citizenship information
- Campus and major choices
- Academic history, including high schools and colleges attended, courses taken, grades and standardized test scores
- Personal insight question responses
Other information, such as parents' occupations and family income, are required only if you are applying for the Educational Opportunity Program or an application fee waiver.
The campus Admissions Offices and Financial Aid and Scholarship Offices (click here for contact information) maintain the information provided on the application. The information will be provided to the state and federal governments if required by law. You have the right, according to the law, to access this information.
Information collected is disclosed to third parties – outside agencies that award scholarships; parents, legal guardians or spouses; school counselors; and UC organizations and alumni groups – only if the applicant grants authorization.
The State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 requires the University to provide this information to applicants for admission who are asked to supply information about themselves. Maintenance of the information is authorized by University policy.
University of California Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1111 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Telephone: (800) 207-1710 (within U.S.), (310) 513-2715 (outside U.S.)