UC Showdown with Former Admissions Officers

Join us on Thursday, February 15 at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET, where we'll be putting UCLA, UCSD, and other UC colleges up against each other to determine which school is the best fit for your student!

Over 200,000 students are applying to UC colleges every year!

Wow - that's a lot! Considering the high selectivity of these colleges, which of the 9 UC colleges should your teen apply to?

Let former UC admissions officers from UCLA and UCSD, Joel and Margo, guide your family through a deep dive into the UC admissions process and provide insights on which UC college would suit your student the most!

In this webinar, we will bring:

  • A general overview of UC colleges and the UC admissions process.
  • A showdown of various UC institutions: UCLA, UCSD, and more!
  • A guide on how your teen can pick the right UC school based on their aspirations. 


Register now to empower your teen and help them feel confident in making the right choice!

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Your Speakers

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Margo Macready

Former UCSB Admissions Officer & Collegewise Counselor

Margo Macready fell in love with college admissions as a tour guide at the University of Redlands. She decided to turn that passion into a career and never looked back. She served as an Assistant Director of Admissions at her alma mater and as an Admissions Officer at University of California San Diego. While at UCSD, she trained and managed a team of 30 evaluators for freshman application review. Margo’s worked with students across the globe and has read nearly 20,000 applications, including freshman, transfer, and international files. She channels her experience with a liberal arts college and a research institution to help students find a great college fit. 

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Joel Ontiveros

Former UCLA Assistant Director of Admission & Collegewise Counselor

Joel Ontiveros has been reading UC applications for eight years. He attended UCLA and got his first job out of college working as an Admissions Officer and then as an Assistant Director for his alma mater. Eventually he joined the Banana Slugs at UC Santa Cruz where he worked as a Regional Admissions Representative and primarily recruited out of state. Joel was pleasantly surprised to find out that UCLA (the most applied to university in the country) actually has humans read every application at least twice. He believes in the transformative power of the UC system - even with all its quirks and issues. 

About Collegewise

Since 1999, our team of 80+ counselors has dedicated their expertise to creating a worry-free, effortless college application process for students of all levels. 

Collegewise empowers students academically and relieves parents of their project management duties through our personalized counseling and tutoring programs. 

Say goodbye to application stress and welcome a new, streamlined experience with Collegewise. 

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