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1 College Application Help Mr. Fuller HFHSCP

2 Outline CSU application – (its the easiest)! CSU application – (its the easiest)! –Application process –Filling it out –Where to put certain classes UC nuances UC nuances Private schools Private schools Letters, Scores, Dates, and Fee Waivers Letters, Scores, Dates, and Fee Waivers

3 In The Beginning

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5 Create an Account Scroll Down Scroll Down

6 Enter in Basic Information NO CUTE S!!!!! NO CUTE S!!!!! YAY!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!

7 School Sample

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9 High School Information: HF =

10 Other High Schools Attended

11 Testing

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13 HS Course Addition Screen

14 Course Addition Screen

15 Government

16 Senior Courses

17 What it will look like!

18 BIOLOGY – do not add Introduction to science

19 THE G ELECTIVES! g - Elective - 1 year required g - Elective - 1 year required –One year (two semesters), in addition to those required in "a-f" above. All courses must be listed under "a-f" above with the exception of courses marked with a blue diamond ( ) in Mathematics, Language Other than English, and VPA; plus the following: LINK TO A-G LIST

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21 What the G + GPA looks like

22 Application Fee Waiver

23 Application Fee Waiver Cont.

24 HELP!!!!!

25 Multiple Apps Does not work for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Does not work for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED AN ENTIRE APP, CAN TRANSFER THEM TO OTHER CAMPUSES AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED AN ENTIRE APP, CAN TRANSFER THEM TO OTHER CAMPUSES

26 UC System

27 UC Nuances: ELC

28 Campus Choices Choose Campus – NO SEPARATE APPS! Choose Campus – NO SEPARATE APPS! Look at scholarship opportunities Look at scholarship opportunities

29 Testing Differences Remember to add in SAT Reasoning Test Results Remember to add in SAT Reasoning Test Results Add expected test date – just 1 Add expected test date – just 1 Reasoning – separated by section for you! Reasoning – separated by section for you! ADD AP SCORES!!! – Yes, it is a requirement! ADD AP SCORES!!! – Yes, it is a requirement!

30 2 Essays, 1 Expansion section The world you come from The world you come from Personal qualities and talents Personal qualities and talents BE ORIGINAL – pity is not always good BE ORIGINAL – pity is not always good Do not enter info on section 3 unless asked Do not enter info on section 3 unless asked

31 Other schools DEPENDS, DEPENDS, DEPENDS!!!!! DEPENDS, DEPENDS, DEPENDS!!!!! Some may want SAT, SAT 2, 3 essays, 2 letters of recommendations Some may want SAT, SAT 2, 3 essays, 2 letters of recommendations Others require no SAT or ACT, no essays, no letters of recommendation Others require no SAT or ACT, no essays, no letters of recommendation

32 Digital v. Paper Apps Does not necessarily matter Does not necessarily matter Try to have as much as possible typed out Try to have as much as possible typed out –Sloppy hand-writing –Looks cleaner –Shows technology savvy

33 Letters of Recommendation Give your counselor/ teacher as much information as possible (provide the stamp or link) Give your counselor/ teacher as much information as possible (provide the stamp or link) –Explain to them the viewpoint of the essay –Ex. If you are applying to MIT, they dont necessarily care about horse riding. They do care about a math project you advanced at the school. GIVE AMPLE TIME! 2-3 weeks minimum GIVE AMPLE TIME! 2-3 weeks minimum –Takes about 1 hour to write a good LOR –Multiply by 70 students = 70 hours of recommendations –BTW – I DO OTHER THINGS FOR HFHSCP

34 Submitting Scores or or Can modify where to send scores up to a week in advance of the test Can modify where to send scores up to a week in advance of the test If not, you pay the roughly 10 dollar fee per If not, you pay the roughly 10 dollar fee per Must send to each school Must send to each school –CSUs – Send to CSU Mentor at 3594 –UCs – Send to your main campus UCLA = 4837 UCLA = 4837 Others can access using UCOP, but you may want to send them anyways Others can access using UCOP, but you may want to send them anyways

35 DATES Know the due dates, and be prepared Know the due dates, and be prepared Get a calendar and write them down Get a calendar and write them down BEWARE OF THE FURLOUGH DAYS AND THANKSGIVING! BEWARE OF THE FURLOUGH DAYS AND THANKSGIVING! –Each state employee = 10% reduction in pay + days –They take their additional days around major holidays –THERE WILL BE NO ONE TO HELP YOU IF YOU WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER 20 TH

36 Application Fee Waivers To get them you must either qualify, or ask To get them you must either qualify, or ask Some schools are committed to getting applicants, they will give out free apps Some schools are committed to getting applicants, they will give out free apps –Whittier –Woodbury –U of New Mexico –Cal Lutheran University –Mount St. Marys

37 Passwords CSU – CSU – UC – 123ABC UC – 123ABC

38 Questions? GO DODGERS!!!! 2 down, 1 to go! GO DODGERS!!!! 2 down, 1 to go!


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