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Navigating Your Students Future Parent Session March 7, 2013 presents
Topics 4 Systems of Higher Education College Eligibility Student-Athlete Eligibility Financial Aid
Community College (CCC) 4 Systems of Higher Education University of California (UC) California State University (CSU) Private Colleges & Universities
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
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 CSUs are teaching institutions.
Application requirements: - MUST have HS Diploma or equivalent - Minimum 2.0 GPA - Satisfy A-G subject requirements - SAT Reasoning or ACT exam California State University
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 UCs are research institutions and the primary disseminator of PhDs in the state.
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) University of California
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.
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) Private Universities and Colleges
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
A-G Requirements 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)
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) A-G Requirements
Requirement Comparisons Graduation A – GNCAA Division I NCAA Division II 3 years Social Studies* A 2 years History2 years Social Studies 4 years English*B 4 years English4 years English3 years English 2 years Math*C 3 years Math Alg 1, Geo, Alg II 3 years Math (Alg 1 or higher) 2 years Math (Alg 1 or higher) 2 years Science*D 2 years Science2 years Science (1 lab 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
Exams PSAT ( Practice Version of SAT) Critical Reading Math Writing ACT Reading Comprehension Math Social Science Science Reasoning Writing 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.
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.
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 students 9 th grade year. Get a tutor or be a tutor
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
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
Brag Sheet Contd 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)
Personal Statement Use the college entrance essay to explain what your application doesnt 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?
What can the family do to help your student go to college? PARENTS Attend Parent Meetings and College Outreach events Keep track of students 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!!!
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!!!
Attending college is an investment Higher Education is one of the best financial decisions one can make. U.S. Census Bureau, 2006
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
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
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)
Sources of Financial Aid Federal government State government Colleges and universities Private agencies, companies, foundations, and your employers
Grants Cal Grants Pell Grants Chafee Grant Board of Governors' Fee Waiver CSU State University Grant UC Grant Independent College Grants
Federal Financial Aid The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Everyone should fill out a FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov)www.fafsa.ed.gov FAFSA4Caster (www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov)www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov You and the colleges you listed on the FAFSA will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR)
Financial Aid Tips Submit all required forms by each colleges 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!
What You Can do Now Salute to Youthhttp://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/Features /youth_career_day.html Cash for Collegewww.avc.edu California Gear-Upwww.castategearup.org AVIDwww.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/ps/avidgen.asp Early Academic Outreach Program
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
Getting Ready for College Campaign for College Opportunity College Boundwww.collegebound.net Career and College Clubswww.careerandcollegeclubs.com KnowHow2Gowww.knowhow2gocalifornia.org Reaching All Youthwww.reachingallyouth.org
Choosing a Career California Career Resourceswww.californiacareers.info Who Do U Want 2B?www.whodoyouwant2b.com California Career Zonewww.californiacareerzone.org
Educational Resources California Collegeswww.cde.gov California Community Collegeswww.cccco.edu California State Universitywww.csumentor.edu University of Californiawww.ucop.edu Private/Independent Collegewww.aiccu.edu California Department of Educationwww.cde.ca.gov Intersegmental Coordinating Committeewww.certicc.org
Student-Athlete Resources NCAAwww.ncaa.org NCAA Clearinghousewww.ncaaclearinghouse.net National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes California Community College Athletic Association
Financial Aid Resources I Can Afford Collegewww.icanaffordcollege.com ScholarSharewww.scholarshare.com Save Me a Spot in College Scholarship Contest