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1 Post High School Options Class of 2015! Aaron Duron, Guidance Advisor (A L) Rani Kang, Guidance Advisor (M Z) Juanita Thacker, Guidance Advisor Gail Bagnatori, Guidance Secretary/Registrar Parent Volunteers, Guidance/College & Career Center

2 Understanding your Transcript Graduation: 220 Units Subjects Required Pass CAHSEE A minimum of a D- is required to earn 5 credits towards graduation; minimum of C is required for college eligibility. Failed classes earn no credits and ARE included in the high school GPA. Repeated classes and grades earned ARE placed on the high school transcript. Original class grades are not removed from the high school transcript. If you took classes elsewhere, make sure you bring us an original transcript so we can add it to your WHS transcript

3 Transcript Details Legal Name(must match Birth Certificate/SS), DOB, address all correct? Are all courses taken during high school listed? Is your GPA correct? Academic/Total Are you missing any units for graduation? See your Guidance Advisor Problems? Incorrect info? See the Guidance Secretary, Mrs. Bagnatori Note: CSIS ID (also called State ID) at bottom left side of your transcript needed for UC and CSU applications

4 EEK!...you had mishap along the way What are your options for credit recovery? BYU online classes SVCTE Spring semester, if available CACE and PLATO after school classes Community College classes(off period during 3 rd of 6 th ONLY) Stop in, Loopmail, or call your Guidance Advisor about taking advantage of these options.

5 Where will the Class of 2015 go? Post-High School Options Certificate Programs/Vocational Schools Community College California State University Colleges University of California Colleges Private and Out-of-State Colleges Work Military An option of your own design, not included above

6 Vocational Education If you have specific career goals, you may want to consider a certificate that trains you in that particular area. SVCTE is a vocational school it is no cost while you are a high school student. If you start during your senior year, you can continue at no cost. Ex: Animation, Office Assistant, Medical Assistant, Veterinary Assistant, Law Enforcement, Culinary, Baking & Catering, HVAC, construction, automotive

7 Community College Apply Online in Spring. Enrollment Priority: take placement tests, choose course of study/major Career/Certificate Programs Transfer Program Regular Transfer Transfer Agreements (Not offered for UCB, UCLA, UC San Diego) AA-T/AS-T: A student who has earned one of these degrees will be given priority admission consideration to the local CSU campus and to a program or major that is determined by the California State University to be similar to the transfer AA degree.

8 Community College cont d resource for learning about transfers, which courses at the community college level will transfer for a list of all the California Community Colleges and their programs Research transfer requirements they vary from college to college Maintain certain GPA, take required prep classes for major Talk to the community college s TRANSFER CENTER 60% of CSU graduates started at community college

9 California State University Admission offices at the 23 campuses use three factors to determine eligibility. Specific high school courses (referred to as the "a-g" courses) Grades in "a-g" courses and test scores Graduation from high school Meet or exceed the minimum eligibility index GPA minimum 2.0 with qualifying ACT or SAT scores Eligibility calculator: Minimum Needed: 2900 or 694 SAT: (GPA * 800) + SAT (CR & M) ACT: (200*GPA) + (10 *ACT Total)

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11 CSU- Test Scores SUPERSCORE: CSU will combine scores from all tests to give you the best score possible. (CSU) requires you to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam prior to enrollment. Your scores will determine which Math and English courses you should take Some of you may have taken the Early Assessment Program, questions at the end of the STAR testing that was optional. If you passed you are exempt.

12 CSU - Impaction All majors impacted: SJSU San Diego Long Beach Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Fullerton No Impaction: Bakersfield East Bay Stanislaus Channel Islands Dominguez Hills

13 University of California Coursework Complete any 11 UC-approved a-g courses prior to senior year Complete all 15-course a-g subject pattern by the end of senior year Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better Grade point average Minimum 3.00 weighted GPA (for CA Residents) Based on a-g courses completed in 10th and 11th grades, including summer courses Examinations ACT with Writing or SAT Reasoning Test by December of senior year Some campuses may recommend SAT Subject Tests for specific majors: rements/examination-requirement/sat-subject-tests/

14 UC: Comprehensive Review Freshmen will be selected on the basis of academic and personal achievement, as assessed through a comprehensive review of all information provided on the application. Campuses draw from 14 academic and personal factors approved by University faculty, including: Grades and Test Scores Quality of senior year program Special talents, achievements & awards Promise for leadership Recent, marked improvement in academic performance Significant community service Participation in student government Intensive study and exploration of other cultures Full list of factors:

15 Personal Statement Applicants are asked to respond to two prompts: 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. 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? Word Count: 1,000 words total

16 Personal Statement Your personal statement should be exactly that personal. This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself your hopes, ambitions, life experiences, inspirations. We encourage you to take your time on this assignment. Be open. Be reflective. Find your individual voice and express it honestly. All readers have expectations/assumptions after reading a student s application. Anticipate questions, observations and interpretations and respond to them. Ex. Discrepancy in grades

17 Personal Statement An opportunity for applicants to provide information that supports and enhances review process Adds clarity, richness and meaning to application and completes the application Enables applicant to make the best possible case for admission by providing context An admission decision is never based solely on the content of the personal statement, it only adds value

18 Private/ Out of State Colleges Apply online at For Private colleges and some out of state public Check each College for application deadlines Examples: Santa Clara University Stanford University University of the Pacific Each college has unique eligibility and admission requirements. (Letters of Rec from teacher and/or counselors) Some need Subject Tests, sign up today! Check each colleges admission requirements. Complete the CSS Financial Profile, if required.

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20 Out of State Tuition: Western Undergraduate Exchange WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in Western states may enroll in participating two-year and four-year public college programs at a reduced tuition level: up to 150 percent of the institution s regular resident tuition. In all cases, WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition Which States and U.S. Territories Participate?

21 Naviance The College List The college list should include at least 2-3 reach schools, a majority of target schools, and at least 2-3 safety schools. No school should be on the college list that you would not be happy attending. Reach Target Safety

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26 Some things to remember Do not miss deadlines submitting an application for admission or financial aid after the deadline may automatically make you ineligible for consideration. Applications are Open for UC and CSU. Submission Dates: CSU(Oct 1) UC (Nov 1) Use your own , not your parents Check frequently, schools will send you login information for their own web portals (i.e MySJSU) You need to be the sole author of your application complete it yourself. You may ask for advice, but the words need to be yours.

27 Some things to remember Remember when you have been admitted, it is CONDITIONAL. Actually applying for admission to a college is not as intimidating a task as you may think. Yes, you will need to complete forms online; gather information about yourself, your family, your activities; and, most likely, you will need to write a personal statement. It is all very doable. Your counselors are here to help- just ask!

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