Your Child’s Pathway to UC Admissions: Expert Tips for Parents

Join our UC admissions experts on Wednesday, April 10 at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET to uncover behind-the-scenes insights on how your family can stay ahead of other UC applicants!

We've helped 2,500+ students successfully gain admission to UCLA, UCSD, and more!

Join former UCLA admissions officer, Joel, and UC admissions expert, Kate, to gain exclusive tips and tricks about the UC admissions process that can help your student gain admission to their desired UC campuses.


In this webinar, you'll discover:

  • A breakdown of the UC application process: PIQ responses, A-G requirements, and more.
  • What makes an applicant stand out to admissions officers: classes, extracurriculars, volunteering?
  • How teens can get a head start in high school to build a strong foundation.

Receive a free copy of our trusted UC application guide after you attend our event. Register today!

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Your Speakers

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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. 


Kate Strzelecki

Collegewise Counselor & Former Argosy Assistant Director of Admission

Kate is what we fondly call a "lifer" In the field of admissions. She has over a decade of experience working in higher education; first at Hawaii Pacific University and later at NYU. She has read thousands of applications and rendered countless admission decisions for students across the country. While she loved the work, she eventually decided that serving as the gatekeeper for an institution was not where her passion lay so she jumped to the other side of the desk and has been counseling students through the highly competitive admissions process ever since.

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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