UC Insights

UC San Diego Raza Resource Centro (RRC) and Early Academic Outreach Program, in conjunction with the Intertribal Resource Center (ITRC) and the Office of Admissions, are hosting the 4th annual UC Insights Conference Program. This initiative aims to support applicants from traditionally underserved or under-represented communities in the writing portion (“personal statement”) of the UC application, known as UC Insights. 

The program consists of a two part series, a writing workshop and a reading workshop. The writing workshop will consist of a writing jam lead by trained UCSD staff and students to study and analyze the key components necessary when writing a statement. The reading workshop will consist of students providing their written statements to be analyzed and critiqued by UC San Diego admissions counselors. 

Students attending the program have a higher percentage into being accepted into UC San Diego. Please note that attending the program has no guarantee into being accepted into UC San Diego or any other UC school. 


  • Students must be applying to the UC System for the academic year of 2021-2022. 
  • Students must be from an underrepresented community. 


Students must attend the writing workshop prior to attending the reading workshop. Both workshops will take place at UC San Diego. 
Writing workshop
Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 10am-3pm. Lunch will be provided to all students and families.
After the writing workshop, participating students must submit their finished essays to UCSD Staff by Thursday Nov. 15, 11:59pm in preparation for the reading workshop. More information will be provided during the writing workshop. 
Reading workshop
Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10am-12pm. Lunch will be provided to all students and families.
Parents and Families

Information workshops regarding the application process and campus life at UC San Diego will be offered to parents/families on Saturday Nov. 9, 10:30am-1pm. 

The program, including the writing and reading workshops and meals, is free to all students and their families. The university is not responsible for parking costs related to this program.


Registration will open on Monday Oct. 21, 2019. Registration will be open until Thursday Nov. 7, 11:59 p.m. or until we meet capacity, whichever event occurs first. First come, first served.


The program relies on UCSD volunteers to be trained to provide suppor thorughout the writing and reading workshop. 
If you are interested in giving back to the Latinx students in the greater San Diego community and helping prospective Latinx students be admitted into the UC system, this is a great opportunity for you. Please use the form below to become a volunteer tutor. 

The application is due Thursday, October 17th at 12 pm.

You must be available for one of the following training dates:
Monday, October 21 5- 7pm
Monday, October 28 6- 8pm

You must be able to attend both dates for the UC Insight Conference:
Saturday, November 9th 9:30am- 3pm
Saturday, November 23rd 9:30am- 2pm


Raza Resource Centro Staff
Claudia Martinez, Assistant Director, claudiamartinez@ucsd.edu

InterTribal Resource Centro Staff
Elena Hood, Director, hood@ucsd.edu 

Incoming Students