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Application Checklist

Interested in applying to participate in the UCDC Program through UC Merced? 


Here is the Checklist of the information and documents you will need for your application:

  • Personal Information
  • Academic Information

Documents that need to be uploaded

  • Personal Statement
    • Two pages, double spaced essay regarding the following (please try and answer all the questions in your personal statement):
      1. How would studying in Washington, D.C. help you achieve your academic goals?
      2. How does the UCDC Program fit in your graduation requirements?
      3. What type of agency or organization would you like to intern at?
      4. What type of experience would you expect to gain?
      5. What are your plans after graduation and how will the UCDC Program help you achieve your goals?
      6. What unique qualities can you bring to UCDC Program?
  • Resume or CV
  • Writing Sample
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)

As part of the application process, we must receive clearance from your academic advisor and Student Judicial Affairs Office. Please submit this form in addition to the online UCDC application to complete your full application.

UCDC Program Clery Notice 

The UCDC Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available to read online here. The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures UCDC will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by UCDC or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in UCDC’s On-Campus Student Housing Facility (the UC Washington Center) during the three most recent calendar years. 

A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can stop by the Residential Life Office in Room 413 (located at 1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC, 20036) or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (202) 974-6216 or emailing