Presentation on theme: "La Mirada High School 4 Systems of Higher Education."— Presentation transcript:
1 La Mirada High School4 Systems ofHigher Education
2 California Systems of Higher Education California Community Colleges (CCC)California State University (CSU)University of California (UC)Private and Independent Colleges
3 California Community Colleges 112 two-year institutionsPrepares fortechnical occupationstransfer to a 4-year college or universityStudents usually work part-timeMostly commuters
4 California Community Colleges Programs/CurriculumCareer JobsEntry MajorsTransfer ClassesDegreesAssociate of Arts/ScienceVocational CertificatesLocationsCerritos CollegeCypress CollegeCosts / Fees$26 / unit$1,200 - $1,600 / yearRequirementsNo Subject Requirements18 years of age, orHigh school diploma, orHigh school equivalency (GED)
5 Independent Colleges and Universities More than 70 colleges & universitiesVary in size, location, and programsOffers opportunities for study in nearly every academic areaBoast smaller class sizes and great faculty/student interaction
6 Independent Colleges and Universities 2 Year and 4 Year ProgramsVarious majorsVarious academic programsDegreesAssociatesBachelors of Arts / ScienceMastersDoctoratesProfessionalLocationsUSC, Pepperdine, Otis,Everest, University of Phoenix, FIDM, DeVryCosts / Fees~ $5,000 - $52,000 / year (includes room and board)USC-$42,000 / yrChapman-$38,000 / yrRequirementsA-G requirements (check the individual school requirements)SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (some schools may require SAT Subject Tests)May require letters of recommendation.
7 California State University 23 four-year institutionsOffers liberal arts and science education preparation for a variety of professional careersAdmit upper one-third of California high school graduatesMany CCC students transfer to CSUStudents live at home, in dormitories, or apartments.
8 California State University 4 Year ProgramsVarious MajorsPre-Professional TrainingDegreesBachelors of Arts / ScienceMastersTeaching & other credentialsAcademic Calendar17 on semester system6 on quarter systemCosts / Fees~ $19,460 / year (includes room and board)Tuition ~ $6,000 / yrRequirementsA-G requirements2.0 Minimum GPASAT Reasoning Test or ACT
9 University of California 10 campuses that offer a broad range of four-year programsAdmits top 12.5% of California high school studentsGuaranteed on-campus housing in residence halls for freshmenPossible to transfer as a junior after completing transferable CCC work
10 University of California 4 Year ProgramsVarious majorsPre-Professional trainingDegreesBachelors of Arts / ScienceMastersDoctoratesProfessionalAcademic Calendar9 on quarter system1 on semester system (Berkeley)Costs / Fees~ $ 29,400 / year (includes room and board)Tuition ~ $12,600/yrRequirementsA-G Subject Requirements3.0 GPA MinimumSAT Reasoning Test or ACT Plus Writing2 SAT Subject Tests Recommended (Class of 2012 and beyond)Application Specifics• Personal Statement• Extracurricular/Awards/Honors/Community service• No letters of recommendation
11 The UC Applicant 2 years of History / Social Science What’s the difference between an Applicant and a Competitive Applicant?2 years of History / Social Science4 years of English3 years Math (starting with Algebra)2 years of Laboratory Science2 years of a Foreign Language1 year of Visual / Performing Arts1 year of College Prep ElectiveMinimally Eligible Applicant3 years of History / Social Science4 years of English (AP / Honors)4 years Math (starting with Algebra)3 years of Laboratory Science3-4 years of a Foreign Language1 year of Visual / Performing Arts1 year of College Prep ElectiveCompetitively Eligible Applicant
12 Where on the Web College Searches SAT info.ACT info.UC ApplicationCSU ApplicationCommon ApplicationCommunity CollegeHigh SchoolCourse Listsblackstudent.blacknews.comFinancial Aid /Scholarships
13 College Searches & Career Exploration .Career Exploration
14 Tests for Colleges ACT: www.actstudent.org Recommendations Take both the SAT & ACT plus writingSAT subject tests are optional. Some private schools may require them. Check with the individual school of your interest.You are able to choose which colleges you want your scores to be sent to.SAT:
15 Sending Test Scores SAT &SAT Subject Test To send your SAT scores to all CSU’s, use code: 3594To send your SAT scores to multiple UCs, you only need to send it to one UC school.ACT Plus WritingTo send your ACT scores to multiple CSU’s you only need to send your scores to one CSU and then log on to csumentor.edu and release your scores through the ACT score manager.To send your ACT scores to multiple UC’s you only need to send your scores to one UC school.
16 TEST DATES ACT TEST DATES SAT TEST DATES TEST DATE DEADLINE TEST DATE DEADLINEAPR 14, MAR 9, 2012 MAR 10, FEB 10,2012JUN 9, MAY4, MAY 5, APR 6,2012JUN 2, MAY 8,2012
17 Transfer Admission Guarantee Program (TAG) Seven UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to California Community College students who meet specific requirements. By participating in (TAG) program, you can ensure your admission to specific campuses.UCLA and UC Berkeley do not participate in this program.
18 NCAA ClearinghouseSign up for the NCAA clearing house if you plan to play sports in college. Send your SAT and ACT scores to the NCAA.CODE: 9999
19 Resources Start visiting college campuses Check with your counselor to make sure you are fulfilling A-G requirements.Ms. Hernandez is available Monday, Wednesday & Friday