A heads up for those who applied to UCLA. Their status page is up, and if they requested a secondary from you, that's up as well. They have a deadline for submitting secondary materials, and for me it's the end of September. I received nothing in the mail (except for an info thing, nothing about 2ndary), and no emails at all. The essays are as follows, 800 characters max: UCLA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SECONDARY INFORMATION Describe involvement in the ONE most important non-academic activity that has been important in your life? 800 characters max. What has been the ONE most unique leadership, entrepreneurial or creative activity in which you participated? What has been the ONE most important volunteer work you have done and why was it meaninful? What is the ONE most important honor you have received? Why do you view this as important? What has been your most scholarly project (thesis, research or field of study in basic or clinical science or in the humanities)? Describe one and give number of hours, dates and advisor. Describe a problem in your life. Include how you dealt with it and how it influenced your growth. List major paid work experience during (or since) college. Give dates, description, approximate hours worked (list the most recent first). Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What experiences have led you to this goal? PS: there is also an essay for "hardship" as well.