Academic preparation

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8 tips to hack college

Starting college can feel overwhelming, but with a few simple tips you'll soon be right at home.

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Michelle Obama, celebrities, cheer college-bound students for the journey ahead

Nearly 10,000 students packed UCLA's Pauley Pavilion May 1 for College Signing Day, a massive, nationwide celebration of committing to higher education.

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These students are reaching higher — now it’s time to celebrate them

At College Signing Day on May 1, students will gain a powerful ally — and take a giant step toward their future.

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Why so many U.S. students aren’t learning math

Sixty percent of community college students are not qualified to take a college math course.

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UC president to Stockton students: We want you

A visit from civic and UC leaders has Stockton students excited to achieve college.

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California kids get a taste of science and leadership at UC's 4-H summer camps

UC 4-H Clubs provide an unforgettable summer for campers and counselors alike.

Celebrating the 2018 Oakland Promise Scholars

UC President Janet Napolitano has awarded college scholarships to five UC-bound Oakland students.

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Oakland Promise scholars bound for UC

More than 100 Oakland high schoolers will receive scholarships to study at a UC.

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Leading the way to an advanced degree

Undergrads from across the UC system show their research chops at the 18th annual UC LEADS symposium.

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The free online courses that are putting college in reach

With dozens of new offerings, UC Scout allows students anywhere in California to access a complete college prep curriculum.

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