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UC Personal Insight Question Packages

What are Personal Insight Questions?

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

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. If you sign up for a Coaching Package prior to September 15th, you will receive an Early Enrollment discount.

Coaching Packages

Package Comparison

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Coaching Packages

Exclusive

Exclusive Package

Due to the time commitment required for this package, enrollment is limited to 5 students per year. 

 

You will work directly with me and my head writing coach. Our feedback will provide specific comments and advice, and we will set a weekly appointment time to answer your questions and discuss revisions. These calls will help to keep you organized and on track to finish your PIQs and Activities and Awards, while answering all of your questions and addressing your concerns. You will also have a personal Discord channel with Ms. Bates and the Head Writing Coach to ensure fast and effective communication. Between calls, working with two coaches will allow us to respond to your emailed/messaged questions quickly. 

 

Coaching for any additional supplemental essays, appeal/waitlist statements, or questionnaires you receive from the time of sign up to the start of fall semester 2024 is included as well. Because we will have helped you with your original PIQs and Activities and Awards, we will already have a thorough understanding of your experiences and qualifications and will be prepared to help you put your best foot forward in additional essays and statements.

Only 4 spots left!

$5,250

Early Enrollment

June 1st-Sept 15th

$7,500 

Regular Price

Included in the Exclusive Package

  • Work directly with Angie Bates, UC expert, and Euphony’s head writing coach throughout the process

  • Brainstorming call with Ms. Bates and the head coach to provide feedback on topic selection and strategy and priority scheduling if you ever need to reschedule

  • Access to a personal Discord channel

  • Brainstorming writing exercises (based on the call)

  • Weekly phone conferences with both Ms. Bates and the head coach to address questions and concerns and aid in brainstorming and revision

  • Content reviews, editing, and trimming of multiple drafts of all four PIQs and Additional Comments (if required)

  • Content reviews, editing, and trimming of multiple drafts of Activities and Awards

  • Final review of the application before submission

  • Unlimited questions via email with 24-hour or less response time

  • Coaching for any additional supplementals, waitlist statements, appeal letters, or other written materials you are required to submit for this application cycle (until August 2024)

 

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

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

Extended

Extended Package

While I have a team of writing coaches working with me, I personally review every revision and you will be working directly with me throughout the entire process. I will use my expert knowledge of the UC application process to ensure you craft a cohesive narrative that effectively highlights your experiences and aspirations.

 

You will undoubtedly have questions as we navigate through the revision process, so flexible calls with me to answer your questions and address any concerns will help keep you organized and on schedule. 

 

Specific UC campuses occasionally send out questionnaires in the winter asking students to provide more information. If you receive a questionnaire, I will be prepared to help you respond effectively and make the most of your answers. ​Additional essays required for admission to a particular major or school, such as for Berkeley Haas (Berkeley’s business school), are also included.

$3,150

Early Enrollment

June 1st-Sept 15th

$4,500 

Regular Price

Included in the Extended Package

  • Work directly with Angie Bates, UC expert, throughout the writing process

  • Brainstorming call with Ms. Bates to provide feedback on topic selection and strategy

  • Brainstorming writing exercises (based on the call)

  • Additional calls as needed and available, limit 4 (no more than once per week)

  • Content reviews, editing, and trimming of multiple drafts of all four PIQs and Additional Comments (if required)

  • Content reviews, editing, and trimming of multiple drafts of Activities and Awards

  • Unlimited questions via email with 48-hour or less response time

  • Coaching for any additional supplementals you are required to submit for this application cycle (until August 2024). Waitlist statements or appeal letters are NOT included

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

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

Complete

Complete Package

​While I have a team of writing coaches working with me, I personally review every revision and you will be working directly with me throughout the entire process. I will use my expert knowledge of the UC application process to ensure you craft a cohesive narrative that effectively highlights your experiences and aspirations.

 

You will undoubtedly have questions as we navigate through the revision process, so flexible calls with me to answer your questions and address any concerns will help keep you organized and on schedule. 

$2,450

Early Enrollment

June 1st-Sept 15th

$3,500 

Regular Price

Included in the Complete Package

  • Work directly with Angie Bates, UC expert, throughout the writing process

  • Brainstorming call with Ms. Bates to provide feedback on topic selection and strategy

  • Brainstorming writing exercises (based on the call)

  • Additional calls as needed and available, limit 2 (no more than once per week)

  • Content reviews, editing, and trimming of multiple drafts of all four PIQs and Additional Comments (if required)

  • Content reviews, editing, and trimming of multiple drafts of Activities and Awards

  • Unlimited questions via email with 48-hour or less response time

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

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

OnlyPIQ

Only PIQs Package

You will work with a writing coach to choose topics for the Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) best suited to showcase your strengths. If you already have topics in mind or drafts written, that’s okay! Your coach will offer initial feedback and advice on those drafts/topics to help ensure you are on the right track.

 

Your coach will provide you with targeted comments and expert advice through multiple rounds of revision. They will also work with you to develop a schedule to help you maintain momentum on your application essays and complete the UC PIQ process within a reasonable timeframe (usually about 8 weeks), and you will have one call with your coach to address questions and concerns and aid in brainstorming and revision. At the end of the process, your PIQs will be professionally edited and trimmed, so you can focus on the content rather than on grammar and word count as you write and revise.

$1,750

Early Enrollment

June 1st-Sept 15th

$2,500 

Regular Price

Included in the PIQ Only Package

  • Written brainstorming exercises and feedback on topic selection

  • Content reviews, editing, and trimming of multiple drafts of all four PIQs and Additional Comments (if required)

  • Unlimited questions via email

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

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

One-time Services

PIQ Analysis

PIQ Analysis

Receive direction on how to strengthen drafts, better showcase your accomplishments, and target the qualities UC is looking for.​ You'll receive a detailed analysis of each of your drafts based on UC's criteria, as well as insights into how to write strong UC PIQ responses.

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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Analysis Questionnaire - Freshman

Analysis Questionnaire - Transfer

$449

Included

  • Detailed breakdown of specific strengths and weaknesses for each of the 4 PIQ responses and advice and tips on how to strengthen them (provided as a PDF). No comments are made directly to the essays.

  • Written advice and feedback on PIQ prompt and topic choices

  • 24-hour or less response time on emailed questions

  • Approximately 5-day turnaround time for written materials

  • Option to upgrade to a full package

Available Upgrades

  • Add Activities & Awards: additional $119

  • Phone consultation (I will not review any additional drafts): $150

  • Upgrade to a full Coaching package: Cost of Analysis credited toward price of the package

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

Receive direction on how to strengthen your Activities and Awards list draft to better highlight your experiences and target the qualities UC is looking for.​ You'll receive a detailed analysis of each of your listed activities/awards based on UC's criteria, as well as insights into how to write succinct and informative activity descriptions.

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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Analysis Questionnaire - Freshman

Analysis Questionnaire - Transfer

$149

Included

  • Detailed breakdown of specific strengths and weaknesses for each activity and award on your list and advice and tips on how to strengthen them (provided as a PDF). No comments are made directly to the A&A list.

  • Written advice and feedback on your topic choices

  • 24-hour or less response time on emailed questions

  • Approximately 5-day turnaround time for written materials

  • Option to upgrade to a full package

Available Upgrades

  • Phone consultation (I will not review any additional drafts): $150

  • Upgrade to a full Coaching package: Cost of Analysis credited toward price of the package

PIQ Consult

PIQ Consultation Call

I will personally answer any questions you have regarding the PIQs, help you brainstorm for topics, and provide you with a strategy to get started writing. I will also provide you with a written strategy for you to continue referencing after our call.

This call is to provide you with enough information to feel more comfortable getting started writing your PIQs. If you already have drafts written and want feedback, see the PIQ Analysis option above.

$200

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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Analysis Questionnaire - Freshman

Analysis Questionnaire - Transfer

Info Call

Informational Call

FREE

If you aren’t sure which package or service would be the best fit for you, I’m happy to chat with you about it. We will use this 15-minute call to discuss my services and determine the best option for you.

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