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Managing Your Senior Year CAL-SOAP Presents… Making it through the last stretch
Avoiding Senioritis What We Will Cover Today A-G Requirements Application workshops Financial Aid Registration Deadlines Tests & Deadlines
Tips for avoiding senioritis Completing senior year at the top of your game! A campus can rescind your admission if your senior GPA falls dramatically. Maintaining a good GPA Keep your goals in mind Have good study skills and time management
Study Skills 1. Be organized 2. Do the hardest subjects first 4. Take quality notes 3. Form study groups 5. Ask Questions and get help when you need it
Tips to maintain and increase your GPA Ask your high school about tutoring services. Its never too late Try not to take all- electives courses. Mix it up! Take honors, AP, and community college courses in addition to fun electives. Work with your teachers at lunch or afterschool- especially if struggling.
Time Management Tips Create a time management chart Use it and stick to it Make reminders of important dates/deadlines Keep a calendar and plan ahead
A-G University Entrance Requirements 2 yrs:History and Social Science 4 yrs:English 3 yrs: (4 yrs. rec. for both) Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and algebra II) 2 yrs: (3 yrs. rec. for UC) Laboratory Science (1 year of biological science and 1 year of physical science) 2 yrs: (3 yrs. rec. for UC) Foreign language (both years must be in the same language) 1 yr:Visual and performing arts: art, dance, theatre/ drama, or music 1 yr:Elective chosen from the subject areas listed above or other college preparatory course (2 semesters or 1 year-long course)
Testing: CAHSEE Must pass CAHSEE to obtain a high school diploma Testing Dates: October 2 nd, 3 rd 2012 February 5 th, 6 th 2013 All high schools are required to offer CAHSEE tutoring. Ask about it ASAP!
SAT Reasoning Test: ACT: General exam with 3 sections: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing Deadline to take SAT for: UC : Oct 4 th 2012 CSU: Nov. 1 st 2012 For more information visit or check with the counselor General reasoning exam with 5 sections: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing Deadline to take ACT for: UC: Already Passed CSU: Nov 2 nd 2012 For more information visit Required College Admission Tests
College Search Go to collegeboard.com to research U.S campuses collegeboard.com Go to CAL- SOAP College Fair on Oct. 24th College Profiles: Learn more about the college you want to attend College Match Maker: Discover multiple college options based on your criteria of your choosing
Apply for College UC: Nov 1 st - 30 th 2012 CSU: Oct 1 st - 30 th 2012 Private/ Out of state Varies upon school Community College Dates vary (usually in January) Deadlines vary! Make a list of your application due dates:
The Finals Stretch Apply to College Maintain good GPA Review your transcript, course load, graduation with your counselor Maintain good GPA April-June: Follow Up with college acceptance, financial aid, and scholarships. Maintain good GPA January- March: Apply for FAFSA Maintain good GPA Create a college appropriate account. Check your ! Maintain good GPA Create a college appropriate account. Check your ! Maintain good GPA
Sign up to meet with your Cal-Soap CPA Nov. 10, 2012 ( Lincoln HS) 9am-1pm Nov. 10, 2012 ( Lincoln HS) 9am-1pm Cal-Soap Financial Aid Workshops Steps Needed for the College Process: Dates: Jan. 26, 2013 ( Lincoln HS ) Feb. 2, 2013 ( Hoover HS) Feb. 26, 2013 (Madison HS) 9am-1pm Dates: Jan. 26, 2013 ( Lincoln HS ) Feb. 2, 2013 ( Hoover HS) Feb. 26, 2013 (Madison HS) 9am-1pm Cal-Soap College Application Workshop
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