The University of California application has been newly redesigned. Launching in August, it focuses on improved usability, accessibility, and overall user experience of the application, and includes these features:
• A fresh new look and a responsive, modernized design
• Intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface
• Clearer, simpler language and a warmer, more conversational tone
• More places to find help
• ADA compliant
Other new features include the ability for students to search majors by category which will help them identify majors that they may be interested in, versus relying on knowing the college in which a particular major resides. Also, the homepage has a clear call to action; one example is to follow the UC application's Twitter account.
The application was last designed ten years ago, and students habits and expectations have shifted. Technology has also changed and improved drastically. The UC made changes that will make it easier for students to complete the application.