Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Nice While it Lasted

Well, the warm feeling of happiness I got from being accepted to Irvine has worn off and now it's time to get down to business.

When you've been accepted, there will be automatic e-mails that will be sent to your desired e-mail account.  Make sure to check that out.  They will be sending you important stuff in the months of May and June that you will need to send in.

Here's a checklist:

- Send your Final Transcript
You should talk to your college counselor/guidance tech about that.  My due date was July 15th, but it could change over the years.

- Send in your AP/IB scores
I was confused about how to do this, but it's fairly simple.  Call this number (888) 225-5427, it will ask for the school that you want to send your scores to to and UCI's code is 004859.  Make sure to have your AP number identification on hand, they will ask for that as well.  Make sure you also have a credit card because there is a fee of $15.  I'm not positive about the I/B (I didn't take any), but this is what the website says: "To have IB scores sent to UCI, contact the International Baccalaureate Office at (301) 202-3025 or visit and see IB Answers"

- Check for Finical Aid
Turn in your FASFA summary in time.  This will determine whether or not you'll get a grant/loans/scholarships/etc.  Here's the website for UCI's finical aid.  You'll want to click on the "Log on to My Aid" tab on the left side of your screen.

- Sign up for Summer Orientation
It's mandatory for all freshmen to attend orientation, it's where you will be signing up for classes.  So make a reservation!  You'll get an e-mail saying when you can sign up.

- Apply for Housing
Very important!   No Housing means no school.  If /when you do accept Irvine's offer, there will be a button right next to it saying "Apply for Housing".  Click on that so you can reserve a housing application.  There is a $50 fee that comes with that reservation.  You don't complete your actual housing application until June.  Be patient!

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