Academic preparation

Griselda Sanchez-Pelayo counsels student

Dispensing college knowledge

Early Academic Outreach Program connects with thousands of high school students in Ventura, Kern and Santa Barbara counties, with impressive results.
UC President Napolitano at Doctors Academy event

Napolitano encourages aspiring doctors in Fresno

UC president encourages high school students to pursue their dreams and help address physician shortage in the San Joaquin Valley.
female students

Are ‘getting-by girls’ setting themselves up for struggle?

A new study spotlights a high school subculture that has made an art of slacking, and may be destined to perpetuate the nation’s struggling lower-middle class.
UC President Napolitano and Oakland high school students

Service-minded scholars reap awards

Six Oakland teens, all UC bound, receive scholarships from UC Office of the President.

Low-income students in high-performing schools less likely to engage in risky behaviors

A new UCLA-led study suggests that a higher quality educational environment may help improve health outcomes.
students around laptop

UC's Scout gives all students access to a college prep curriculum

By creating free, state-of-the-art online courses, program offers students new options for completing a curriculum that will make them eligible and competitive for college.

UC aims to better serve community college transfers

Proposals seek to simplify and strengthen the pathway through which one in three undergraduates get to UC.

Tajeerah Mujahid

UC looks to simplify and improve transfer experience

Board of Regents will hear recommendations for streamlining the community college transfer process.

Public college leaders unite in effort to graduate more students

UC President Napolitano joins CSU, community college leaders in pledging to streamline transfers and call on state to reinvest in higher education.

UC partners with College Board to reach hidden stars

UC President Janet Napolitano sends personal note to urge low-income, high-achieving students to set their sights on UC.