Presentation on theme: "Navigating Your Student’s Future"— Presentation transcript:
1 Navigating Your Student’s Future presentsParent Session March 7, 2013
2 Topics 4 Systems of Higher Education College Eligibility Student-Athlete EligibilityFinancial Aid
3 4 Systems of Higher Education Community College (CCC)California State University (CSU)University of California (UC)Private Colleges & Universities
4 Community Colleges There are 112 Community Colleges in California They prepare students to transfer to four year colleges: CSU, UC, Private / Independent Colleges and UniversitiesThey offer Associates Degrees, Vocational Certificate Programs, Nursing, Auto Mechanic, etc…Application requirements: 18 years of age or older with or without your HS diploma OR under 18 with your HS diploma
5 California State University There are 23 State Universities in California.They offer Bachelors and Masters Degrees. Some campuses are now offering Professional degrees through joint programs with the UC System.They accept the top 33% of high school graduates.They accept students from high school and community colleges.The CSU’s are teaching institutions.
6 California State University Application requirements:- MUST have HS Diploma or equivalent- Minimum 2.0 GPA- Satisfy A-G subject requirements- SAT Reasoning or ACT exam
7 University of California There are 10 UC Campuses in the state.They accept the 12.5% of the graduating seniors in California.They offers Bachelors, Masters, and Professional degrees.The UC’s are research institutions and the primary disseminator of PhD’s in the state.
8 University of California Application requirements:MUST have a HS diploma or equivalentSatisfy A-G subject requirementsMinimum 3.0 GPASAT reasoning or ACT examPersonal statement2 SAT subject exams (Strongly recommended)Honors & awards (Strongly recommended)Extracurricular activities/Community service (Strongly recommended)
9 Private Universities and Colleges There are over 75 private schools and universities.They vary in size, cost, and prestige.They offer a variety of degrees from Bachelors to professional degrees.They accept students from high school and community colleges.
10 Private Universities and Colleges Application requirements:- MUST have a HS diploma or equivalent- Satisfy A-G subject requirements- Minimum 2.0 GPA- SAT reasoning or ACT exam- Personal statement- 2 SAT subject exams- Honors & awards (Strongly recommended)- Extracurricular activities/Community service (Strongly recommended)
11 Requirements for Eligibility for a NCAA Scholarship Meet high school district graduation requirementsComplete A-G requirements for admissions to college (UC/CSU)\Includes SAT or ACT *Complete Core Course RequirementDivision I 16 Core CoursesDivision II 14 Core Courses*MUST SEND SCORES DIRECTLY TO NCAA
12 A-G Requirements a. History/Social Science - 2 years required The A-G courses are a series of 15 units that need to be taken in a specific order in high school to be eligible or admission to UCs and CSUs (a unit is equal to one academic year or two semesters of a class).a. History/Social Science - 2 years required(US History or 1/2 yr. US History & 1/2 yr.American Government and World History)b. English - 4 years required(College preparatory courses in composition and literature)c. Mathematics - 3 years required, 4 years recommended(Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II)
13 A-G Requirementsd. Lab Science - 2 years required, 3 years recommended(Biology, Chemistry, Physics)e. Language Other Than English - 2 years required, 3 years recommended (Same language)f. Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year required (Must be sequential) Dance, Drama/Theatre, Music, Visual Artg. College Preparatory Electives - 1 year required(Academic courses in any of the above “a-f” areas)
14 Requirement Comparisons GraduationA – GNCAADivision IDivision II3 years Social Studies*“A” 2 years History2 years Social Studies4 years English*“B” 4 years English4 years English3 years English2 years Math*“C” 3 yearsMath Alg 1, Geo, Alg II3 years Math(Alg 1 or higher)2 years Math2 years Science*“D” 2 years Science2 years Science(1 lab science)1 year Fine Art*“E” 2 yearsForeign Lang1 yearAdditional English, Math, Science2 years additionalEnglish, Math, or Science2 years PE*“F” 1 yearFine Art4 years AdditionalCP class3 years of additional courses (from any above)1 SemesterPractical Art*“G” 1 yearCP ElectiveHealth*Additional Electives
15 Exams PSAT ( Practice Version of SAT) Critical Reading Math Writing Reading ComprehensionSocial ScienceScience ReasoningSAT Reasoning TestCritical ReasoningMathWritingSAT Subject Tests2 Subjects of students choice from different academic subjectsExamples: Literature, Social Sciences, Math II, Sciences, L.O.T.E.
16 When in doubt, follow the UC or CSU models. College Entrance Exam RequirementsUCSAT Reasoning and/or ACT + WritingSAT Subject Test (Literature, Math, Elective)CSUCompletion of SAT Reasoning or ACT + WritingCCCNo exams requiredAssessment TestPrivate Colleges and UniversitiesVaries from school to schoolPlease contact the schools for more informationWhen in doubt, follow the UC or CSU models.
17 Academic Advancements Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classesHonors ProgramConcurrent Enrollment: enrolling in college courses while in high school at a community college, which are transferable to a university after your student’s 9th grade year.Get a tutor or be a tutor
18 Extracurricular Activities Look for groups on your high school campus and in the community that interest you:Student GovernmentDrama, Arts, MusicAthleticsCommunity Service VolunteersDebate TeamAcademic Decathlon
19 “Brag Sheet” What Do I Put on the Application? Leadership and InitiativeLength of involvementProgression of leadership role in ClubTeam CaptainEditor of newspaper, magazine, or yearbookWork ExperienceStudent Government/ Leadership/ASBTutorFamily ResponsibilitiesThink about the relationships you form with teachers, coaches and sponsors in your extracurricular activities. These people will be who you want to get letters of recommendation from to send to colleges and universities.
20 Brag Sheet Cont’d Extracurricular Activities: Sustained, active participation is criticalVolunteering in community programsAthleticsJournalism/ Creative WritingInternshipsParticipation in research projectsMusical, Theatrical or artistic performancesParticipation in summer programsHonors and Awards:Essay or Speech Contest (Journalism, Debate team)Community Service/ Volunteer WorkReligious activitiesSports and Recreations recognitions (Varsity letter)Academic Recognitions (Science Fair)Exam Scholarship Recipients (PSAT/STAR/AP)
21 Personal StatementUse the college entrance essay to explain what your application doesn’t say about you.Tell your storyWho are you?Why do you deserve to go to that school?What have you done to get there?How have your experiences shaped who you are?
22 What can the family do to help your student go to college? PARENTSAttend Parent Meetings and College Outreach eventsKeep track of student’s grades and activitiesCommunicate with counselor on a regular basis.Encourage student to participate in academic programs (i.e. Saturday programs, Summer programs, school workshops)ASK QUESTIONS!!!
23 What can the family do to help your student go to college? STUDENTSAttend academic events outside of your school, and EAOP events.Visit counselors and/or college advisors in your school college office once a weekTake all practice college entrance exams: PSAT/EXPLOREGet Involved in extra-curricular activities that interest youVisit Universities and CollegesAttend College Outreach eventsASK QUESTIONS!!!
24 Attending college is an investment Higher Education is one of the best financial decisions one can make.U.S. Census Bureau, 2006
25 Cost of Higher Education Live ONCampus Fees/Tuition OnlyUC: University OfCalifornia$24,000$7,500CSU: California State University$16,000$3,700CC: CommunityCollege*varies according to Location$1104*$46 per UnitPrivate Universities and Colleges$16,000 -$45, 000
26 Who to contact for more information? Middle SchoolsPrincipals, teachers, counselorsHigh SchoolsPrincipals, teachers, counselors, career techniciansColleges and UniversitiesAdmission & Outreach ServicesStudent service programs on campus
27 Financial AidFinancial Aid: Money that is given, paid or loaned to students by the government to help pay for college.Four types of Financial Aid:Grants (Free Money)Scholarships (Free Money)Work-Study (Job opportunity to earn money)Loans (money borrowed that must be repaid)
28 Sources of Financial Aid Federal governmentState governmentColleges and universitiesPrivate agencies, companies, foundations, and your employers
29 Grants Cal Grants Pell Grants Chafee Grant Board of Governors' Fee WaiverCSU State University GrantUC GrantIndependent College Grants
30 Federal Financial AidThe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Everyone should fill out a FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov)FAFSA4Caster (www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov)You and the colleges you listed on the FAFSA will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR)
31 Financial Aid TipsSubmit all required forms by each college’s published deadlines (but no later than March 2)By March 2, submit a Cal Grant GPA Verification FormKeep a copy of all forms submittedReview the Student Aid Report (SAR) AcknowledgementReview the California Aid Report (CAR)Watch for financial aid award notifications from colleges to which the student has been admittedASK QUESTIONS!
32 What You Can do Now Salute to Youth Cash for CollegeCalifornia Gear-UpAVIDEarly Academic Outreach Program
33 What You Can do NowTalk with NCAA Coordinator to assure your compliance with the NCAAApply to NCAA ClearinghouseDo a Career SearchTalk to your coach about your interest in college sportsTake the ACT and/or SAT testsVisit some of the schools you might want to attendReview the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student AthleteApply online college applicationsSign up on FAFSA4Caster
34 Getting Ready for College Campaign for College OpportunityCollege BoundCareer and College ClubsKnowHow2GoReaching All Youth
35 Choosing a Career California Career Resources Who Do U Want 2B?California Career Zone
36 Educational Resources California CollegesCalifornia Community CollegesCalifornia State UniversityUniversity of CaliforniaPrivate/Independent CollegeCalifornia Department of EducationIntersegmental Coordinating Committee
37 Student-Athlete Resources NCAANCAA ClearinghouseNational Association of Intercollegiate AthletesCalifornia Community College Athletic Association
38 Financial Aid Resources I Can Afford CollegeScholarShareSave Me a Spot in College Scholarship Contest