Transfer Center: UC Davis: PIQ Roundtable


Personal Insight Questions (PIQ) is 1 of the 7 parts of the UC application. PIQ consists of questions that allow UC representatives to learn more about you (e.g.: your life experience, interests, ambitions, and inspirations). 

The Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP) created PIQ Roundtable to provide you with a space to network and help each other. There will be breakout sessions available for peer reviews and solicit feedback from others who are also applying this year.

To register, visit:

Before the meeting, you must:

  • Review PIQ worksheet for transfer students
  • Read PIQ Tips
  • Narrow down what questions you plan to write
  • Create a Word doc in your Google Drive so it’s easier to exchange your paper with each other.
    • Under “Share” – Look for “General access” – Change it to “Anyone with the link.” Change role to say “Editor.” Click “Done
  • Start brainstorming, drafting, and revising your responses. Download Grammarly software to catch spelling errors.
  • Share your drafts with family members/counselors/Community College Writing Center(s) to review.

During the meeting, you will:

  • Log in to the meeting using a computer and open your Word document
  • Join a breakout room with another student
  • Review your partner’s responses and provide feedback/comments

If you cannot make this meeting, please cancel your registration through your confirmation email, so other students can attend. This workshop is limited to 60 students. This is our LAST PIQ ROUNDTABLE for the season. You should also consider going to your CC Writing Center or the Transfer Center for in-person assistance.