GROUP PHOTO: High school seniors accepted to UC Berkeley

CEP & OUA Symposium: Critical Issues for College Access & Admissions

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:30am-3:30pm (ended)

Location: H's Lordships Restaurant at the Berkeley Marina. 

UC Berkeley's Center for Educational Partnerships and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions host a day of professional development and networking to support your high school students to and through college.

Check-in and breakfast begins at 8:00 AM. Program at 8:45 PM.

Monday, October 19

8:00 - 8:45AM


8:00 - 8:45 AM

Plated Breakfast Service. Resource tables available.

8:45 - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Plenary, Presentations and Discussions:

UC Berkeley Undergraduate Admissions
Cash for College Announcements
DACA and the College Application and Financial Aid Process
Basic Needs in College Life
Resource Tables and Networking
12:00- 1:00 PM

Buffet Lunch

1:00 - 3:30 PM

PIQ Session | Personal Insight Questions: The Stages of Writing

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Concurrent Workshops Session A

2:15 - 2:30 PM


2:30 - 3:30 PM

Concurrent Workshops Session B

3:30 PM

Conclusion of CEP & OUA Symposium


Updated 10/19
Workshops and schedules are subject to change.

PIQ SESSION (1:00-3:30)

README: This PIQ workshop spans the ENTIRE AFTERNOON. Due to the content and structure, interested counselors should plan to attend from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. No latecomers.

Personal Insight Questions: The Stages of Writing

By now many of you have heard about the NEW Personal Insight Questions. Join us to review best practices and strategies on HOW to support students throughout the writing process from brainstorming to finalizing.

SESSION A (1:00-2:15)

A1 | The Freshman Admissions Cycle (Part 1):  What's Happening with My Application?

This presentation will provide an overview of the application cycle both before and after submission, highlighting both the student experience and what happens “behind the scenes” in the admissions office.

A2 | Undergraduate Admissions Case Studies / Letters of Recommendation

Case studies in this session will provide insight into how Berkeley reviews freshman applications and how letters of recommendation can factor in the review.

A3 | What High School Counselors Need to Know about Financial Aid

Paying for an education can be viewed as an intimidating task. This presentation will demonstrate how students can finance a UC education and will debunks the myth that it is financially beyond reach.

SESSION B (2:30-3:30)

B4 | Freshman Admission 101: The Basics for New Counselors

A review of freshman admission policies and practices, the new SAT, personal insight questions along with useful tools for counselors when advising students.

B5 | The Freshman Admissions Cycle (Part 2):  I've Been Admitted, Now What?

This presentation will highlight the post-decision process for students admitted to Berkeley. Learn what admits have to do to accept their space, submit their documents, and complete and review other important tasks and information before attending Berkeley.

B6 | Q&A with Senior Evaluators

We’ll provide answers to frequently asked questions on common topics and take your pressing “I always want to ask” specific questions and provide you with thorough answers. Our goal is to give you “ah ha!” moments and have you leave this session knowing more than you did when you arrived.

Workshops and schedules are subject to change.

Representatives from various UC Berkeley departments will be available through lunch to answer your questions.

  • California Alumni Association | Alumni Scholars Program
  • College of Chemistry
  • College of Natural Resources
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF)
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships Office
  • Summer Sessions & Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • Undocumented Students Program

Undergraduate Admissions staff will be available throughout the day.

Registration is now closed. 

Hs Lordships Restaurant is located at 199 Seawall Dr. in the Berkeley Marina.

Plenty of free parking. Please allow for the usual congested morning commute traffic in your travel time.

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