Drop-In Appointment with Student Advisor

Book this appointment BEFORE completing the SOP-PREP Course. Before booking an appointment with a SOP Student Advisor, please make sure you have completed the Prospective Recipient Information Form.

  • Filling out this form includes adding your unofficial transcript(s) and a resume.
  • If you are unable to submit the unofficial transcript(s) and resume via the form, please email them to scholars@uci.edu

Initial Consultation with Student Advisor

Book this appointment AFTER completing the SOP-PREP Course. Your scholarship journey begins with completing SOP-PREP and then booking an initial consultation.

  • Upon completion of the SOP-PREP Course, you will receive a link to book an appointment with a Student Advisor.
  • If you have quick inquiries, please email scholars@uci.edu

    Explorer's 11 Awards

    Pre-Application Opens: Early Oct. 2022  |  Due: October 24, 2022 Noon

    Pre-Application Opens: Early Oct. 2022  |  Due: November 7, 2022 Noon

    Trailblazer's 10 Awards

    Pre-Application Opens: Mid-Feb. 2022  |  Due: April 11, 2022 Noon
    *For China, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong passport holders, Pre-App Deadline: March 9, 2022, Noon.

    Once you have sent in a Pre-Application, within 48 hours you will receive a confirmation email with information regarding how to enroll in our online Canvas course. Your enrollment in the Canvas course is your next official step for the SOP application and advising process.