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Admissions Webinars

Admissions Webinars

The Office of Admissions hosts a variety of informative online webinars where you can hear from students, faculty and staff to learn more about UC Merced.

Can't make it to the webinar you're interested in? All of the live sessions will be recorded and available 3-5 days after the event.

Upcoming Webinars - Register Today!

Date Title

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

6:00pm - 7:00pm (PST)

Webinar: Assistance with your Personal Insight Questions

A UC Merced representative will be online with students to share an in-depth description on how to fill out the UC system-wide application, what the applicant needs to know about the factors that UC Admissions considers, what to avoid, and to clear up any confusing aspects of the application. This webinar will also include a thorough discussion of the Personal Insight Questions, what is important to include, and what not to say.

Available to view:

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

6:00pm - 7:00pm (PST)

Webinar: Application Tips

This workshop will teach you how to best present yourself on the UC application. A UC Merced Admissions Advisor will be available to answer your questions after the presentation.

Available to view:

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

6:00pm - 7:00pm (PST)

Webinar: Assistance with your Personal Insight Questions

A UC Merced representative will be online students to share an in-depth description on how to fill out the UC system-wide application, what the applicant needs to know about the factors that UC Admissions considers, what to avoid, and to clear up any confusing aspects of the application. This webinar will also include a thorough discussion of the Personal Insight Questions, what is important to include, and what not to say.

Available to view:

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

6:00pm - 11:59pm (PST)

Webinar: Last Minute Application Assistance

Live chat with UC Merced Admissions advisors and get your questions about the UC application answered!

Recorded webinar coming soon.

Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

6:00pm - 11:59pm (PST)

Webinar: Last Minute Application Assistance

Live chat with UC Merced Admissions advisors and get your questions about the UC application answered!

Register for Webinar (Nov. 30)

Schedule of topics to be covered during this five-hour webinar:

  • 6-7pm: Personal Insight Questions
  • 7-8pm: How to input your test scores (SAT/ACT/IB/AP test) on your UC Application
  • 8-9pm: Reporting your Academic History (including how to enter your information for a Dual Enrollment campus, reporting honors courses, reporting non UC approved honors courses.)
  • 9-10pm: How to report your extracurricular activities, volunteer hours, and work history
  • 10-11:59pm: Open for all questions

 

Previous Webinars

Date Title

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (PST)

TAG Webinar: Get Help With your TAG Application

This workshop will discuss how to qualify for the TAG program at UC Merced, and the procedure to submit a TAG. UC Merced Transfer Admissions staff will be available to answer questions after the presentations.

The recording of this webinar will be available soon.

Previous Webinar

Admitted and Undocumented

The webinar will outline the “next steps” in regards to ensuring admission and financial aid, registering for housing, health care coverage and more. In addition, students will learn more of how to access the array of resources and programs available to undocumented students at UC Merced.

Previous Webinar

Guardian Scholars Program: Services for foster youth

This event is specifically designed for former foster youth to learn about the services and program offered through our Guardian Scholars Program.

 

How to Join the Webinar

1. When you register for a webinar, you will receive an email confirmation with a link. Clicking on the link will allow you to join the webinar via Zoom. If this is your first time participating in a webinar, we encourage you to visit the webinar link early and ensure your equipment is set up to properly view the event. 

Other Ways to Prepare for the Webinar:

  1. Test your connection to Zoom:  Join a test meeting
  2. Watch this tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting:

Troubleshooting FAQs

1. When I click on the Zoom link in the email, nothing happens

Student using laptop

If clicking the link does not open the webinar, you can download Zoom Client for Meetings and follow these steps:

  1. Install the application. 
  2. Open the Zoom Client and click Join a Meeting.
  3. Locate the 9-digit meeting ID/webinar ID from your registration email. It will be in the join link just after https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/
  4. In the Meeting ID / Personal ID / Personal Link field, enter the 9-digit webinar ID, and click Join.
  5. Enter your name and email address if requested. Click Join Webinar. This should take you into the webinar if the webinar is in session.

2. I cannot hear audio for the webinar

In order to hear the audio for the webinar, you will need either speakers or headphones for your device. See the Zoom Help Center page about audio for assistance. 

2. Is my computer ready?

If you have already participated in one of our webinars using Zoom, your computer should already be setup. You can test you connection to Zoom ahead of the meeting by joining a test meeting.

3. How do I connect to the webinar when I am ready to attend?

When you signed up for the webinar you will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email will contain the URL for the webinar. Please click on that URL or copy-and-paste it into your web browser's address bar. 

We suggest trying to access the URL several minutes before the meeting is scheduled to begin (all webinars will be available 30 minutes before the start time).

4. What if my internet connection to the meeting is broken?

If you have to leave the webinar for any reason, or if you get disconnected, you can simply click on the link to the Zoom meeting and rejoin the webinar.

5. What if I am using a mobile device (smart phone, tablet)?

Zoom webinars can be viewed on a mobile phone or tablet. Follow the instructions for your device on Zoom's Joining a Webinar page.

6. What if I need more technical support to get my Zoom?

Please check the Zoom Video Tutorials for assistance.

7. What if I want to watch the recording of a previous webinar?

Our goal is to have the recordings of each webinar available within 3-5 days after the webinar has completed. When it is ready, we will change the "Register Now" button to "Play." Click on the "Play" button and the recording will start.

Additional questions?

Please contact Dustin Noji at dnoji@ucmerced.edu.