TALENT AND INCLUSION
THE PROGRAM AIMS TO INCREASE INCLUSION IN THE ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION, WITHOUT SACRIFICING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Engineering UC launched the “Talent and Inclusion” program in 2010. It began as a pilot program leaded by Dean de la Llera, which aimed to increase inclusion at Engineering UC without sacrificing academic excellence.
The program attracts talented high school students, who due to their socioeconomic backgrounds, in conjunction with the flaws of the chilean secondary education system, can’t access Engineering UC through the conventional route (PSU test). Therefore, “Talent and Inclusion” offers special openings for highly talented students, who after being admitted in the University receive academic and psychosocial support, economic benefits, and diverse instances of curricular leveling.
The “Talent and Inclusion” program has now extended to all UC Schools and is nowadays a Special Admission route for academic excellence students.
ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS
Students must come from municipal or subsidized private establishments, and belong to the top 10% of their class ranking in terms of grades. Otherwise they must have participated in the PENTA UC program for at least junior and senior year. The program has been a success, and the five generations that have already been admitted through this route at Engineering UC have shown outstanding achievement, what invites us to continue working for excellence and diversity.