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1 2013 Senior College Presentation Starting the College Application Process

2 2013 Senior College Presentation Getting started University of California (UC) system California State University (CSU) system Private universities & colleges Out of State public universities Community Colleges Transcripts Brag Packets Financial Aid

3 2013 Senior College Presentation Start dialogue with parents What can we afford (budget)? Start researching colleges What, Where, & When (Why?) Gather information Create a spreadsheet Start applying Watch your deadlines

4 University of California (UC)

5 University of California UC system 9 undergraduate campuses 1. Berkeley 2. Davis 3. Irvine 4. UCLA 5. Merced 6. Riverside 7. San Diego 8. Santa Barbara 9. Santa Cruz October 1 st November 30 th

6 UC system (cont.) Personal Statement (2 prompts = 1000 words) SAT Reasoning or ACT w/ writing $70 per campus (eg. 3 x 70 = $210) Must rank colleges for UCSD (Revelle, Muir, Marshall, Roosevelt, Warren & 6 th )

7 Getting Started Deadline The filing deadline for fall 2013 is 11:59 p.m. PST Nov. 30, ALL first-time applicants start here! Returning users sign in above.

8 Create an Account Provide a valid address that you will check often. Make sure filters allow UC mail through! Password: Must be at least eight characters and contain at least three of the following categories: Uppercase letters (A-Z) Lowercase letters (a - z) Base 10 digits (0-9) # $ % ^ & * ( ) + < >? -. Secret Question: Create one that s memorable but not easy for others to guess!

9 Navigating Update your or other account information using my account. Save/Logout at any time. Use the progress bar to navigate to different sections of the application. Learn what is in each section. Read commonly asked questions for helpful information. Use the buttons on the bottom to move from page to page.

10 Start Application Choose the term. Choose applicant level.

11 Apply broadly! Campus Choices

12 Personal Statement - UC Statement #1: Describe the world you come from for example, your family, community or school and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. Statement #2: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? Statement #3 (optional): Use this space to tell us anything else you want us to know about you and your academic record that you have not had the opportunity to describe elsewhere in the application. Limit your response to 550 words or less.

13 California State University (CSU)

14 California State University CSU system 23 campuses Only need SAT Reasoning or ACT w/out writing Cal Poly SLO prefers ACT (October) SDSU (November) CSU San Marcos = service area No Essay or Personal statement No place to list activities or awards October 1 st November 30 th

15 CSU undergraduate application

16 Create An Account Screen 1 NEW NEW Suggestions

17 Application Manager To start an application. To complete additional applications to other CSU campuses, you only have to complete the first screen of each application. To resume an application. To view submitted applications.

18 Screen 5 High School Information Last High School Attended High School Information Graduation, GED Date or checkbox if neither Test Information SAT Reasoning ACT TOEFL

19 Click Add Course to enter a course. Click Edit to modify a course.

20 Select from the Course List. This list contains your school s actual courses. If class is not in drop down menu select Other and type in the class. Click add course to save the course.

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23 Family Connection & Common App Sync your accounts! Go to the RBHS Counseling Website for directions!

24 Common Application

25 Common Application

26 TRANSCRIPTS Parchment Transcripts can be sent virtually anywhere in the USA $5 per transcript 2 weeks notice is required Working school days (plan accordingly for holidays) Common Application Common App. ID # - you must have this # to order a transcript request to the Common App. Please wait 2 school days after Counselor invite to order your transcript Begin by ordering 1 transcript for your Common App. This is your Fall request Followed by ordering a Mid Year (Feb.) and Final (June) Payment for all Common App transcripts will be processed through Parchment

27 PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES Check school s websites Common Application Brag Packet: print off counseling website and turn in to your counselor Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines! i.e., Dec. 1, Dec.15, Jan. 15, Feb. 1 st etc.

28 Questions? GO BRONCOS!

29 Public Out of State Universities University of Arizona May 1 st 3.3 gpa, 1106 SAT/23 ACT - $65 personal statement Arizona State Feb. 1 st (merit) or May 1 st 3.0 gpa, 1040 SAT/22 ACT - $50 University of Colorado, Boulder Jan. 15 th Dec 1 st Early Notification (non-binding) 3.25 gpa, 1100 SAT/24 ACT - $50 (essay) University of Oregon Jan. 15 th 3.0 gpa, $50, essay, Early Notification Nov. 1 st

30 COMMUNITY COLLEGES Palomar College March RBHS Compass test (Math & English placement) Accepted at all California Community colleges Complete registration and application prior to March meeting info will be available in the Bronco Center Eligible to attend any CCC

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32 2013 Senior College Presentation GO BRONCOS!

33 TRANSCRIPTS Parchment Be sure to create a Parchment account Transcripts can be sent virtually anywhere in the USA $5 per transcript 2 weeks notice is required Working school days (plan accordingly for holidays) Common Application Common App. ID # - you must have this # to order a transcript request sent to the Common App. Please wait 2 school days after Counselor invite to order your transcript Begin by ordering 1 transcript for your Common App. This is your Fall request Followed by ordering a Mid Year (Feb.) and Final (June) Payment for all Common App transcripts will be processed through Parchment

34 BRAG PACKETS ONLY needed by private universities & colleges Scholarships Available on the RBHS website - counseling link Minimum 2 weeks notice is required Working school days (do not count holidays) Complete the Brag Packet yourself! Attention to detail and thoroughness is highly encouraged

35 Financial Aid Financial Aid Meeting November 18 th 7:45am pm in the LPR Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) January 1, 2014 available online Cal Grant Verification All students submitted by RBHS FAFSA deadline March 2, 2014 CSS Profile Private Universities

36 SAT UC system will accept Oct., Nov., & Dec. Do NOT need SAT subject tests CSU system - accept Oct., Nov., & Dec. Do NOT need SAT subject tests SDSU will not accept December test Report scores directly to universities Only official from College Board (CSU all - #3594)

37 ACT UC system must take with Writing CSU s Does NOT need writing Cal Poly SLO prefers ACT October last test accepted SDSU October last test accepted All others Check university s website Official scores sent directly from ACT

38 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS When is the Community College placement test? March 21, 2014 Early Action vs. Early Decision Does the UC/CSU system require letters of rec and transcripts? No. Should I complete a FAFSA? November 18, 2013, 7:45am in the LPR Do I need a Brag Packet? Do I need to meet my deadlines? Yes!

39 2013 Senior College Presentation Do not wait to the last minute. Attend College Presentations sign up through your Family Connection account Check websites for deadlines. Check websites FAQ s. Check frequently- appropriate address Notify colleges of changes. Don t hesitate to ask questions. Apply wisely!

40 Thank You! GO BRONCOS!

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