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1 Senior College Night P R E S E N T E D B Y L E I G H G U I D AN C E D E PAR T M E N T S h a w n e e M c Q u a i n, A- K E r i k a F l o r e s, L & I n t e r ve n t i o n C o u n s e l o r L i s a P e r e, M - Z Campbell Union High School District schools do not discriminate regarding student choices of classes on the basis of gender, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or the perception of one or more of such characteristics

2 Presentation Outline & Overview College Preparation Info A-G & Coursework Examinations & Assessments College Deadlines & Fees California State University University of California Private & Independent Colleges Admissions & Eligibility NCAA Community College Financial Aid Important Dates

3 A-G Requirements 15 year long college prep high school courses Must earn a C or better in all A-G courses Some higher level courses can validate lower level courses 11 of the 15 required A- G courses must be completed by the end of Junior Year A-G Subjects and Courses Required Years A History / Social Science 2 B English 4 C Mathematics 3 D Lab Science 2 E Foreign Language 2 F Visual and Performing Arts 1 G College Prep Elective 1 History Mathematics Lab Science Language Elective Course & Subject Details (minimum) World History, US History Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 1-3 Life (Biology), Physical (Chemistry or Physics) 2 years of the Same Language Additional year of an A-G course

4 High School Course Info CSU & UC review A-G 10th-12th coursework (Cal Poly uses 9th-11th) A-G approved course list available Courses in which a D or F are earned must be repeated with a C or higher Repeated courses are used in calculating GPA Transcripts Are not sent to UC or CSU unless specifically requested by school Must be sent to private schools Transcripts are uploaded by Guidance Advisor with other application materials

5 College Application Details CSU (California State University) October 1st November 30th Apply through CSU Mentor Cost: $55.00 per campus Fee waivers available online No essay or personal statement No letters of recommendation Will take best reading & math scores from different SAT/ACT tests All CSU campuses receive test scores with code: 3594

6 EAP Early Assessment Program for CSU Measures college ready English & math skills Satisfies Learn more and look up scores In 11 th grade, two additional portions were added to the end of State testing English Portion 15 questions 45 minute essay Mathematics Portion 15 questions CSU English & math placement test

7 College Application Details UC (University of California) November 1st November 30th Apply through UC website Cost: $70.00 per campus Fee waivers available online Personal statement required Two prompts required Will take best total score from one SAT/ACT test date

8 Minimum Eligibility Meeting the minimum requirements is not enough to gain admission to many UC & CSU campuses California Resident with 3.0 GPA meet Minimum Eligibility regardless of SAT or ACT scores for the CSU system du/planning/high_schoo l/elig_index_calculator.a sp UC Comprehensive Review All applicants who have completed 11 of the 15 A-Gs with a 3.0 GPA by the end of Junior Year and has taken the ACT w/ Writing or the SAT will receive a Comprehensive Review GPA UC Comprehensive Review Courses beyond A-G reqs ELC Candidate Rigor of courses Outstanding project 14 academic & personal factors: Special talents or achievements ACT or SAT scores AP or Honors courses Senior year program Outstanding performance Recent improvement Extra project completion Challenging life experiences Location of school & residence

9 College Application Details Private & Independent Universities Rolling & Varied Deadlines Early Action v. Early Decision (see EA v. ED slide) Apply through Naviance, Common App & school specific applications Cost: varies per campus Fee waivers available through Common App Essay & personal statement usually required Letters of recommendation usually required

10 Early Action v. Early Decision Apply early Receive an admission decision early (usually in January or February) No commitment upon admission Apply to other colleges under regular admission Give the college a decision no later than the May 1 national response date Apply early to first choice college (usually by mid October) Receive an admission decision from the college early (usually by December) Agree to attend the college if accepted and offered an adequate financial aid package Apply to only one college Early Decision Apply to other colleges under regular admission Withdraw all other applications if accepted through ED Send a nonrefundable deposit well in advance of May 1 Early Action Early Decision

11 Letters of Recommendation Required by private schools & many scholarships Usually required from two teachers A counselor recommendation is usually separate as a Secondary Report, but may be required Provide recommenders with at least two weeks to prepare letter Give recommenders a brag sheet or resume Tools for these available through Naviance Make many copies and have them available to share

12 College Entrance Exams SAT Reasoning Test Accepted by UC, CSU, and most Private Universities ACT w/ Writing Accepted by UC, CSU and many Private Universities Critical Reasoning 800 Average of four test scores in: Math 800 English Math Writing (Essay) 800 Reading Science Composite Total 2400 total score Composite Score 36 total points *SAT Subject Exams are no longer required by UC. Some schools including private still require them for certain majors Register Online: *If planning on taking the ACT, the writing portion of the test must be included Register Online: For most schools Freshman applicants must send official scores by December 2015 (some schools require November, check school website).

13 College Preparation Support ACT Prep SAT Prep https://www.collegeboard.org/ SAT Question of the Day: Local & Popular Resources Catalyst Prep: Bootcamps and Online Resources Got College?:

14 Provisional Admissions All admissions are provisional Once all required documents are received (including transcripts, work in progress, etc.) admissions are formalized Failure to complete any required courses or other eligibility requirements will void admission to a university If there are changes to schedule after applying, the student must notify all campuses of the change

15 NCAA Athletes National Collegiate Athletic Association Clearinghouse Participation in NCAA Division I or II athletics in college Process should start at the end of junior year or the beginning of senior year Required documents: Student Release form Official transcript SAT & ACT scores (NCAA code: 9999) Authorized release of information to interested colleges

16 Community College Quick Facts No SAT or ACT required for admission No application fee Must be 18 years old or have a high school diploma Transfer agreements with CSUs and UCs Early Admission Programs with local community colleges: DeAnza and West Valley Important to Remember: Community college is still College Coursework is advanced and expectations are high Work load is heavy and rigorous Pacing, understanding and advocacy must come from student Certification AA or AS Transfer Program Details: Apply Spring 2016 Must take a placement exam in English & Math in Spring before you can register for classes

17 Financial Aid Federal & State FAFSA Application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Cal Grant For all students going to a 2 year college, a 4 year college, or a Career School Submit FAFSA January 1st- March 1 st of senior year Earlier submission may result in more funding! For all students applying to 2 or 4 year colleges in CA Complete Cal Grant GPA Verification Form senior year Available online (Oct 1st)

18 Important Leigh Information Remember Be on top of your academics your entire senior year! Check the LHS website and School Loop for announcements from Guidance Advisors DO NOT wait until last minute to apply (UC, CSU) College Events College & Career Center: See School Bulletin & Naviance for upcoming college rep events in Rm 28 Get help with your personal statements ACT w/ writing Log in to Naviance Refine your college application list UC & Private Applicants: Begin personal statement Private School Applicants: Get resume/brag sheet updated & letters of recommendation requested TO DO NOW!Register for the SAT or

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