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The UC application requires students to write 4 essays responding to any of the 1-8 Personal Insight Question prompts. Each essay has a word limit of 350 words max and are a highly important part of the UC application.

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Some colleges also ask or require students to write additional essays as a supplement to the rest of their application. College writing supplements are usually specific to an individual college and particularly highly selective schools require supplements.