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UC Personal Insight Question Packages

What are Personal Insight Questions?

The University of California (UC) application looks for students to create a cohesive narrative about their abilities, future goals, and interests through a series of application responses, or the Personal Insight Questions (PIQs).

Because UC does not consider PIQs standard narrative essays, PIQs should be approached differently than regular college admission essays. Euphony's UC expertise will help you to approach the PIQs as interview questions rather than essays.

PIQs can feel intimidating, but Euphony specializes in helping students select topics and experiences that demonstrate their personality, achievements, and aspirations without wasting a word to help students present their best selves.

Euphony Coaching offers a range of full-service Coaching Packages, as well as single services.

Book a package before October 1st to receive a 10% Early Enrollment discount on all UC packages

Coaching Packages

PIQ One-Time Services

Euphony Coaching is excited to partner with Ms. Sun at AskMsSun.com to offer you additional support through the UC Application process!

 

Joint Service

In addition to the tailored support of trained writing coaches and expert advice of Angie Bates, get Ms. Sun’s input across the entire UC Application process! This service replaces a Euphony package.

Review the service description here and the workflow (application tasks and timeline) here.

App Review Add-on 

Have Ms. Sun give you an expert assessment of your completed UC Application for that peace of mind that everything has been addressed to perfection!

Add this service to any package for $450.

Transfer Transcript/Course Evaluation Add-on

Transfer Add on

Maximize your transfer success with Euphony Coaching's Transcript and Course Evaluation Add-On!

 

Have your transcript and planned courses reviewed to ensure you have met requirements at all UCs for the major you want and get an explanation for restrictions/limits that apply to you, as well as suggestions for last-minute adjustments you can make to improve your competitive edge.

Add this service on to any package or one-time service.

  • For students with CCC coursework only (including TAG eligibility review up to September 15): $250

  • For students with some or all non-CCC coursework (including TAG eligibility review up to September 15): $450

Coaching Packages

Euphony’s comprehensive packages are designed for students who seek a blend of personalized guidance and expert oversight. With the tailored support of trained writing coaches and the expert advice of Angie Bates, these packages provide the tools and support you need to navigate the application process with confidence.

 

All packages include the following:

 

Expert, Focused Feedback: Engage in a structured revision process with your coach, where you’ll receive targeted comments and expert advice across multiple rounds. Our goal is to ensure your PIQs are impactful, coherent, and genuinely representative of you.

Customized Writing Exercises: Enhance your writing skills and deepen your PIQs’ impact with personalized writing exercises derived from your brainstorming session.

Streamlined Revision Schedule: Benefit from a collaboratively developed schedule, designed to keep your PIQ progress on track. We aim to complete the process within 8-10 weeks, enabling you to approach the rest of your application with confidence.

Simple Booking Process: Start by submitting a completed brag sheet alongside your booking request. Choose the appropriate form for transfer students or incoming freshmen, and follow the detailed instructions provided. This preparation enables us to dive straight into the brainstorming session.

Exclusive Package
Premier PIQ Coaching Service

Unlock unparalleled support with Euphony's Exclusive Package. This elite service pairs you with Angie Bates, founder of Euphony and UC admissions expert, and Jaime Evers, Euphony’s head writing coach. Together, they bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and insight to your UC application process.

$6,750

$7,500

Only 4 spots left!

Package Features for a Winning Application

  • Personalized Guidance: Engage directly with Angie Bates and Jaime Evers, benefiting from their extensive experience and success in the UC admissions process.

  • Targeted Brainstorming Session: Start strong with a brainstorming session led by Angie and Jaime to fine-tune your topic selection and strategize your application approach, including a deep dive into your Activities and Awards list.

  • Weekly Interactive Calls: Benefit from regular, scheduled discussions with Angie and Jaime for real-time answers, in-depth revision brainstorming, and strategic planning for UC to keep you focused and on track. 

  • Collaborative Coaching: While Angie and Jaime provide personalized oversight, our team of skilled writing coaches assists behind the scenes, ensuring your application benefits from a breadth of expertise.

  • Detailed Activities List Guidance: Benefit from specialized support in curating your Activities and Awards list, a crucial component of your application that showcases your engagements and achievements outside the classroom.

Unmatched Support Throughout the Process

  • Priority Access and Scheduling: Flexible scheduling around your needs, including priority rescheduling and a dedicated brainstorming call to kickstart your journey.

  • On-Demand Email Support: Between sessions, our 24-hour or less quick-response policy means Angie and Jaime are just an email away, ready to tackle any queries or concerns with efficiency and expertise.

  • Exclusive Communication Channels: Get your own Discord channel for seamless, direct communication with your coaches.

  • Start-to-Finish Coaching: From brainstorming to the final application review before submission, our hands-on approach covers every aspect of the PIQs, Additional Comments, and Activities and Awards sections, including any additional supplemental UC materials until August 2025.

  • Similar Support for Common App: Pair this service with a Common App service to receive a similar level of support and weekly calls with Angie and a Common App writing coach, while working on non-UC colleges. 

Note: Common App Service is purchased separately

Your Success, Our Commitment

 

With the Exclusive Package, you're not just getting coaching; you're gaining advocates deeply invested in your success. From the moment you sign up until fall semester of 2025 begins, we're with you every step of the way.

To book this package, you will need to submit a completed questionnaire with your booking request. Select the correct form below (depending on whether you will be a transfer student or incoming freshman), and follow the instructions in the document.

 

PIQ Welcome Questionnaire - Freshman

PIQ Welcome Questionnaire - Transfer

Extended

Premium Package
Expert PIQ Coaching with Angie Bates

The Premium Package from Euphony is designed to offer comprehensive support. This service puts you in direct contact with Angie Bates, Euphony’s founder and University of California PIQ expert. With Angie's guidance and a dedicated team of writing coaches, you'll navigate the intricacies of the UC application to present a compelling narrative of your achievements and aspirations.

$4,050

 

$4,500 

Package Features for a Winning Application

  • Direct Expertise: Angie Bates leads your application strategy, ensuring every revision of your PIQs, Activities and Awards, and Additional Comments is on the right track.

  • Targeted Brainstorming Session: Kickstart your application process with a collaborative brainstorming call with Ms. Bates and a coach, focused on refining your PIQ topics and strategizing your application, including a deep dive into your Activities and Awards list.  

  • Collaborative Coaching: While Angie provides personalized oversight, our team of skilled writing coaches assists behind the scenes, ensuring your application benefits from a breadth of expertise.

  • Detailed Activities List Guidance: Benefit from specialized support in curating your Activities and Awards list, a crucial component of your application that showcases your engagements and achievements outside the classroom.

  • Flexible Communication: Stay connected and on track with up to 4 additional strategy calls with Angie Bates (limited to once per week), alongside unlimited email support with responses guaranteed within 48 hours.

Craft Your Story with Confidence

The Premium Package empowers you to articulate your educational journey and ambitions with clarity and confidence. Together, with Angie’s expert guidance and the support of our dedicated coaching team, your UC application will highlight your unique experiences and aspirations.

To book this package, you will need to submit a completed questionnaire with your booking request. Select the correct form below (depending on whether you will be a transfer student or incoming freshman), and follow the instructions in the document.

 

PIQ Welcome Questionnaire - Freshman

PIQ Welcome Questionnaire - Transfer

Transfer students: This package does not include a review of your coursework to ensure your eligibility. It is strongly recommended you add a Transfer Transcript/Course Evaluation Add-on to this service to avoid having your application denied because of incomplete requirements. 

Applying to Common App colleges as well? Bundle this package with our Common App services!

Complete

Standard Package
Tailored Coaching for UC Success

The Standard Package is your gateway to an application that truly represents you. With the dual advantage of personalized coaching and strategic oversight, plus dedicated support for both your PIQs and Activities and Awards list, this package offers a holistic approach to the UC application process. It empowers you to present a narrative that is not just cohesive but also compelling and true to your personal journey.

$3,150 

$3,500 

Package Features for a Winning Application

  • Personal Coaching: Embark on your UC application path under the guidance of a dedicated Euphony Senior Writing Coach, offering you personalized, one-on-one support tailored to your individual needs and goals.

  • Strategic Insight: Gain from Angie Bates' behind-the-scenes strategic oversight, infusing your application with expert knowledge of the UC process for a cohesive and compelling narrative.

  • Targeted Brainstorming Session: Start strong with a brainstorming session led by Angie Bates and your personal coach to fine-tune your topic selection and strategize your application approach, including a deep dive into your Activities and Awards list.

  • Detailed Activities List Guidance: Benefit from specialized support in curating your Activities and Awards list, a crucial component of your application that showcases your engagements and achievements outside the classroom.

  • Flexible Communication: Stay connected and on track with up to 2 additional strategy calls with Angie Bates (limited to once per week), alongside unlimited email support with responses guaranteed within 48 hours.

Seize Your UC Ambitions

Embark on your journey with Euphony’s Standard Package, where our expertise meets your potential, guiding you to shine through your UC application.

To book this package, you will need to submit a completed questionnaire with your booking request. Select the correct form below (depending on whether you will be a transfer student or incoming freshman), and follow the instructions in the document.

 

PIQ Welcome Questionnaire - Freshman

PIQ Welcome Questionnaire - Transfer

Transfer students: This package does not include a review of your coursework to ensure your eligibility. It is strongly recommended you add a Transfer Transcript/Course Evaluation Add-on to this service to avoid having your application denied because of incomplete requirements. 

Applying to Common App colleges as well? Bundle this package with our Common App services!

OnlyPIQ

PIQ Only Package
Specialized Coaching for Your Personal Insight Questions

The PIQ Only Package is an efficient solution for students focused on perfecting their PIQs without the need for full application support. With Euphony’s expert coaching, you'll craft PIQ responses that not only meet UC's criteria but also connect with your authentic voice, experiences, and aspirations.

$2,250 

$2,500 

Package Features for a Winning Application

  • Personal Coaching: Embark on your UC application path under the guidance of a dedicated Euphony Senior Writing Coach, offering you personalized, one-on-one support tailored to your individual needs and goals.

  • Strategic Insight: Gain from Angie Bates' behind-the-scenes strategic oversight, infusing your application with expert knowledge of the UC process for a cohesive and compelling narrative.

  • Continuous Engagement: With unlimited questions via email and a guaranteed 48-hour or less response time, your writing coach is always just a message away, ready to clarify doubts, provide reassurance, and keep you motivated throughout the writing process.

Elevate Your Application with Euphony

Let Euphony's PIQ Only Package light your path to UC admissions success.

This package is not recommended for engineering and CS students.

To book this package, you will need to submit a completed questionnaire with your booking request. Select the correct form below (depending on whether you will be a transfer student or incoming freshman), and follow the instructions in the document.

PIQ Welcome Questionnaire - Freshman

PIQ Welcome Questionnaire - Transfer

Transfer students: This package does not include a review of your coursework to ensure your eligibility. It is strongly recommended you add a Transfer Transcript/Course Evaluation Add-on to this service to avoid having your application denied because of incomplete requirements. 

Applying to Common App colleges as well? Bundle this package with our Common App services!

What clients say about this service

“I've worked with other editors before who have given me vague, unhelpful advice. However, I'm impressed by how specific your feedback and revisions are, especially your understanding of the PIQs. It seems like you have a complete mastery of what the UCs are looking for. I really think your process works well, generating content with the writing exercises and prioritizing the order of content over the prompts. It was smart and well-organized, and I'd recommend Euphony to my friends.”

– Neil, transfer student

Not sure which package works best for you? 

Euphony's Free Informational Call is a no-obligation, 15-minute conversation designed to guide you through our array of services and help identify the best fit for your UC application needs. Whether you're pondering which package aligns with your goals or have questions about our individual services, this call is your opportunity to gain clarity and make an informed decision with confidence.

One-time Services

PIQ Analysis

PIQ Analysis Service
Elevate Your Responses with Expert Insights

The UC PIQ Analysis Service is specifically designed to refine and enhance your Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) for the University of California application. This is the bridge between where your drafts are now and where they need to be for UC admissions success. With expert feedback, detailed analysis, and actionable advice, you're not just improving your PIQs; you're learning how to articulate your experiences and aspirations more effectively.

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Analysis Questionnaire - Freshman

Analysis Questionnaire - Transfer

$449

Transform Your PIQ Drafts

  • Expert Evaluation: Receive an in-depth analysis of each PIQ draft from Angie Bates, UC PIQ expert, and a detailed breakdown of your PIQs' strengths and weaknesses, along with strategies to enhance them, all provided in a convenient PDF format.

Note: Feedback is given separately from the drafts to encourage a focused revision process.

  • Strategic Enhancements: Gain actionable insights on how to emphasize your accomplishments and the qualities sought by UC. With our guidance, you'll learn how to produce standout PIQ responses.

  • Prompt and Topic Insights: Benefit from our written advice on choosing the most effective PIQ prompts and topics, ensuring your selections best represent your unique experiences.

  • Efficient Turnaround: Our commitment to an 8-day review timeline ensures your application keeps moving forward, allowing for timely adjustments and refinements.

Tailored Upgrades Available: Enhance your service with additional options

  • Add Activities & Awards Review: For an extra $119, expand the analysis to include your Activities & Awards section, adding depth to your application.

  • Phone Consultation: Opt for a $150 phone consultation for personal guidance  Note: this does not include review of additional drafts.

Seamless Upgrade to Full Coaching: Elevate your preparation by applying the cost of this analysis service towards our comprehensive coaching packages.

What clients say about this service

“Thank you so much for your help and guidance with writing my PIQs! I ended up getting into my dream school, UCLA! With your help, I was able to improve my PIQs immensely and focus on the content itself. Other people who helped me proofread my PIQs also noticed a positive difference between before and after I applied your feedback.”

– Transfer student

A&A Analysis

Activities & Awards Analysis

In the competitive UC application process, every section counts. The Activities & Awards Analysis is a specialized service crafted to enhance and refine your UC application's Activities and Awards section. This service is designed to spotlight your accomplishments and extracurricular engagements, aligning them with the University of California's sought-after qualities. Our goal is to help you present a list that is not only impressive but also effectively communicates the depth of your experiences and aspirations.

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Analysis Questionnaire - Freshman

Analysis Questionnaire - Transfer

$149

Elevate Your Activities & Awards List

  • Precision Analysis: Receive an exhaustive evaluation for each entry on your Activities and Awards list. This detailed analysis, based on UC's criteria, pinpoints specific strengths and opportunities for improvement, guiding you towards a list that captures attention.

  • Strategic Insights: Gain valuable insights into crafting succinct and impactful descriptions for your activities and awards. 

  • Customized Feedback: Along with a comprehensive PDF report detailing our analysis, we provide written advice on optimizing your list’s composition and presentation.

Note: Feedback is delivered separately from the list to foster a thoughtful revision strategy.

PIQ Consult

PIQ Consultation Call

Embarking on the UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) can feel overwhelming, but with Euphony's PIQ Consultation Call, you gain a trusted guide in Angie Bates. The PIQ Consultation Call is a foundational service designed to demystify the PIQs and set you on the path to crafting compelling responses. Led by Angie Bates, Euphony’s founder and UC admissions expert, this personalized consultation provides an invaluable opportunity to delve deep into the PIQs, ensuring you start with clarity and confidence.

$200

Your Pathway to PIQ Clarity

  • Expert Guidance: You'll receive tailored advice directly from Angie Bates on navigating the PIQs, from understanding what UC looks for to identifying the experiences that best represent you.

  • Brainstorming and Strategy: Whether you’re at the brainstorming phase or already have ideas or drafts, this call is designed to help shape your thoughts and form a robust strategy for your PIQ responses.

  • Written Strategy Follow-Up: After our call, you’ll receive a comprehensive written strategy, a roadmap that you can refer back to throughout your writing process, ensuring you stay aligned with your goals and the UC criteria.

How the Consultation Call Works

  • Personalized Session: This one-on-one call is all about addressing your specific needs and questions regarding the PIQs. It’s an open forum to explore potential topics, discuss strategies, and build confidence in your approach.

  • Get Comfortable with PIQs: Our aim is for you to leave the call not just with ideas, but with a clear action plan that makes the writing process less daunting and more structured.

  • Preparation Made Simple: To ensure we make the most of our time, you’ll be asked to submit a completed questionnaire with your booking request. This allows Angie to tailor the consultation to your unique needs, whether you're an incoming freshman or a transfer student.

To book this service, you will need to submit a completed questionnaire with your booking request. Select the correct form below (depending on whether you will be a transfer student or incoming freshman), and follow the instructions in the document.

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PIQ Questionnaire - Freshman

PIQ Questionnaire - Transfer

Info Call

Informational Call

FREE

Euphony's Free Informational Call is a no-obligation, 15-minute conversation designed to guide you through our array of services and help identify the best fit for your UC application needs. Whether you're pondering which package aligns with your goals or have questions about our individual services, this call is your opportunity to gain clarity and make an informed decision with confidence.

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