University of California Personal Insight Questions

University of California Personal Insight Questions

Students applying to the University of California (or UC) system do not apply through the Common App. Instead, students will apply directly on the University of California website. In lieu of one long Common App essay, students will also write four short response essays of no more than 350 words, known as “Personal Insight Questions.” Students have the opportunity to choose four essay topics from a list of eight prompts included below:

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How to Take On the University of California Essays

How to Take On the University of California Essays

The University of California (and all of its campuses) does not accept the Common App. Instead, the UC schools provide an application of their own which requires students to write 4 short essays (350 words each) selected from 8 prompts, known as “Personal Insight Questions.”

This year’s 8 Personal Insight Questions are listed below:

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