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1 Navigating Your Student’s Future
presents Parent Session March 7, 2013

2 Topics 4 Systems of Higher Education College Eligibility
Student-Athlete Eligibility Financial 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 Universities They 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 equivalent Satisfy A-G subject requirements Minimum 3.0 GPA SAT reasoning or ACT exam Personal statement 2 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 requirements Complete A-G requirements for admissions to college (UC/CSU)\ Includes SAT or ACT * Complete Core Course Requirement Division I 16 Core Courses Division 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 Requirements d. 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 Art g. College Preparatory Electives - 1 year required (Academic courses in any of the above “a-f” areas)

14 Requirement Comparisons
Graduation A – G NCAA Division I Division II 3 years Social Studies* “A” 2 years History 2 years Social Studies 4 years English* “B” 4 years English 4 years English 3 years English 2 years Math* “C” 3 years Math Alg 1, Geo, Alg II 3 years Math (Alg 1 or higher) 2 years Math 2 years Science* “D” 2 years Science 2 years Science (1 lab science) 1 year Fine Art* “E” 2 years Foreign Lang 1 year Additional English, Math, Science 2 years additional English, Math, or Science 2 years PE* “F” 1 year Fine Art 4 years Additional CP class 3 years of additional courses (from any above) 1 Semester Practical Art* “G” 1 year CP Elective Health* Additional Electives

15 Exams PSAT ( Practice Version of SAT) Critical Reading Math Writing
Reading Comprehension Social Science Science Reasoning SAT Reasoning Test Critical Reasoning Math Writing SAT Subject Tests 2 Subjects of students choice from different academic subjects Examples: Literature, Social Sciences, Math II, Sciences, L.O.T.E.

16 When in doubt, follow the UC or CSU models.
College Entrance Exam Requirements UC SAT Reasoning and/or ACT + Writing SAT Subject Test (Literature, Math, Elective) CSU Completion of SAT Reasoning or ACT + Writing CCC No exams required Assessment Test Private Colleges and Universities Varies from school to school Please contact the schools for more information When in doubt, follow the UC or CSU models.

17 Academic Advancements
Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes Honors Program Concurrent 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 Government Drama, Arts, Music Athletics Community Service Volunteers Debate Team Academic Decathlon

19 “Brag Sheet” What Do I Put on the Application?
Leadership and Initiative Length of involvement Progression of leadership role in Club Team Captain Editor of newspaper, magazine, or yearbook Work Experience Student Government/ Leadership/ASB Tutor Family Responsibilities Think 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 critical Volunteering in community programs Athletics Journalism/ Creative Writing Internships Participation in research projects Musical, Theatrical or artistic performances Participation in summer programs Honors and Awards: Essay or Speech Contest (Journalism, Debate team) Community Service/ Volunteer Work Religious activities Sports and Recreations recognitions (Varsity letter) Academic Recognitions (Science Fair) Exam Scholarship Recipients (PSAT/STAR/AP)

21 Personal Statement Use the college entrance essay to explain what your application doesn’t say about you. Tell your story Who 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?
PARENTS Attend Parent Meetings and College Outreach events Keep track of student’s grades and activities Communicate 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?
STUDENTS Attend academic events outside of your school, and EAOP events. Visit counselors and/or college advisors in your school college office once a week Take all practice college entrance exams: PSAT/EXPLORE Get Involved in extra-curricular activities that interest you Visit Universities and Colleges Attend College Outreach events ASK 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 ON Campus  Fees/Tuition Only UC: University Of California $24,000 $7,500 CSU: California State University $16,000 $3,700 CC: Community College *varies according to Location $1104 *$46 per Unit Private Universities and Colleges $16,000 - $45, 000

26 Who to contact for more information?
Middle Schools Principals, teachers, counselors High Schools Principals, teachers, counselors, career technicians Colleges and Universities Admission & Outreach Services Student service programs on campus

27 Financial Aid Financial 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 government State government Colleges and universities Private agencies, companies, foundations, and your employers

29 Grants Cal Grants Pell Grants Chafee Grant
Board of Governors' Fee Waiver CSU State University Grant UC Grant Independent College Grants

30 Federal Financial Aid The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Everyone should fill out a FAFSA ( FAFSA4Caster ( You and the colleges you listed on the FAFSA will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR)

31 Financial Aid Tips Submit all required forms by each college’s published deadlines (but no later than March 2) By March 2, submit a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form Keep a copy of all forms submitted Review the Student Aid Report (SAR) Acknowledgement Review the California Aid Report (CAR) Watch for financial aid award notifications from colleges to which the student has been admitted ASK QUESTIONS!

32 What You Can do Now Salute to Youth
Cash for College California Gear-Up AVID Early Academic Outreach Program

33 What You Can do Now Talk with NCAA Coordinator to assure your compliance with the NCAA Apply to NCAA Clearinghouse Do a Career Search Talk to your coach about your interest in college sports Take the ACT and/or SAT tests Visit some of the schools you might want to attend Review the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete Apply online college applications Sign up on FAFSA4Caster

34 Getting Ready for College
Campaign for College Opportunity College Bound Career and College Clubs KnowHow2Go Reaching All Youth

35 Choosing a Career California Career Resources
Who Do U Want 2B? California Career Zone

36 Educational Resources
California Colleges California Community Colleges California State University University of California Private/Independent College California Department of Education Intersegmental Coordinating Committee

37 Student-Athlete Resources
NCAA NCAA Clearinghouse National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes California Community College Athletic Association

38 Financial Aid Resources
I Can Afford College ScholarShare Save Me a Spot in College Scholarship Contest

39 Questions?

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