Academic preparation

President Napolitano and Santa Ana HS student

Napolitano brings college-going message to the halls of Santa Ana High

Inspiration and practical message shows students how to make attending UC a reality.
McNair Program students

Diverse undergraduates discover pathway to Ph.D.

McNair Program prepares underrepresented students for the rigors of graduate study.

UC president, Riverside chancellor meet with community college leaders

President Napolitano's transfer initiative seeks to enhance UC's partnership with the California Community College system.
teacher and high school students

UC goes statewide with its college road map for students

Program provides California public high school students with transcripts to help them plan and prepare for college.
Leonard Irving-Thomas

Oakland teen debates his way from the streets to Cal

A national debate champion from Oakland is slated to attend UC Berkeley in the fall. But he wasn't always at the top of his game.

Children more likely to succeed academically if parents believe they're college bound

Study shows that children’s readiness for kindergarten is influenced not only by whether they attend preschool, but also by their families’ behaviors, attitudes and values.

UC takes aim at reducing the time to earn a degree

Campuses are evaluating undergraduate degree requirements and increasing participation in summer session to help more students finish in four years.

UC reaches out to thousands of potential transfer students

Message targets first-year community college students aiming to complete a four-year degree.

UC to expand student outreach programs

At White House summit, UC officials unveil new efforts to help kids succeed, particularly those from low-income families.

High-poverty schools fall short on learning time, too

Teachers lose more instructional time due to poor access to libraries, technology and qualified substitute teachers than do their counterparts at more affluent schools.