Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Torrey Pines High School Senior Parent Night"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Torrey Pines High School Senior Parent Night 2012-2013 Graduating from High School Shouldn’t be a Nightmare
2 Our Goal for this evening… Review TPHS graduation requirements.Explain UC/ CSU admission requirements.Explore the college admission process. (Private & Out of State Colleges/ Universities)Share our TPHS School Profile and discuss its purpose.Discuss Community College options.Explain Senior Letter of Recommendation procedures.
3 Under Counseling Section Just a reminder…All of this information has been posted onatUnder Counseling Section
5 TPHS Graduation Subject Requirements vs. College Subject Requirements CSUA-GUCEnglish4 YearsMath3 Years3 Year required/ 4 Years Rec.History/Social Science2 YearsScience1 Yr Biological1 Yr Physical2 Years/ 3 years rec.(LAB)2 Yrs required /3 years rec.Foreign Language0 Years2 Yrs. Required/3 Yrs. Rec.CTE1 YrN/AFine Art1 YearElective70 credits
6 HOWEVER…there are exceptions… “D” GradesUC and CSU campuses consider a D grade in a required subject a Subject Omission.Students who have received a D grade in a required course need to repeat the course in order to be eligible to apply to a UC or CSU campus…HOWEVER…there are exceptions…MathWorld Languages*See your counselor for specific information*
7 Resources in the College and Career Center (CCC) Access to computers to use NAVIANCE programCollege resources & materialsCollege Admission Testing resources & materialsFinancial Aid informationCareer related informationMilitary resourcesSummer programs and travel abroad programsHost college visits from over 100 College and University representatives primarily during the fall semesterSpecial programming events
8 College Visits in the CCC Get an insiders view of the college and a flavor of the schoolChance for a representative to “put a face with a name”Often the college representative is the reader for our regionRepresentatives offer insight into the application processA chance for students to ask direct questions to representativeCollege representatives often give students their contact information and offer assistance during the application processDemonstrated interest!Over 100 visits have already been scheduled for this year!
9 College Search database Program allows student to form a personalized college listPersonality ProfileSign up for College visitsBuild resumeAdvertise important TPHS eventsCounselors send materials to common app colleges through NAVIANCEAll Students and parents are highly encouraged to register (Passwords: students- Student ID,parents-Student IDp)Parents also have access to the programRemember to utilize an active address with an appropriate user name
11 Finding a match…Know yourself…Identify the priorities for you and your familyLook for schools that match your student’s strengths and learning styleLocation, Location, LocationSize and Type of SchoolResearch!Visit collegesBe realistic and maintain perspectiveRemember, 84% of all colleges accept more than 50% of the students who apply to them, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
12 An application tip…In an admissions report from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Education Council the following reminder was given to future applicants:“People do not apply to colleges: folders do. The folder and application are the single opportunity to influence the process. Approach each aspect of the application as an opportunity. Devote time and thought to each of the various portions.”
13 Developing a College List List should consist of 8-12 schoolsRange of Safety, Likely, and ReachResearch, Research, Research!Use Advanced College Search on NavianceUse College Search Books and Websites
14 What is a… SAFETY? LIKELY? REACH? -Student far exceeds college admissions average GPA and test scores.-Student is interested in attending school.LIKELY-Student has the average college admission GPA and test scores.- Student is interested in attending school.REACHStudent is below the college admission average GPA and test scores.
16 Community College2 year college, students can receive an Associate degree, pursue an applied career path, or choose to transfer to a 4 year University.Some California CC’s offer off campus housing, refer to NAVIANCE for a complete list.123 California Community Colleges.Representatives from MiraCosta CC are on our campus each week to meet with students.
17 6 Reasons to Consider Community College You are short on college fundsYou are not sure about college.You are not sure what kind of program you want to pursue.Your GPA is not so great and you want to build your skills before transferring.You’d like a career-oriented degree, such as a fashion-design or computer-certification program.You work, or have commitments, and need a flexible schedule.From collegeboard.comMany Community Colleges have articulation agreements with four year colleges and universities allowing students to transfer as a junior. Check with colleges for program details.
18 California State Universities (CSU) 23 campusesService Area: CSU San MarcosApplicants must meet the A-G subject requirementsApplyStudents are evaluated through eligibility index:SAT (V&M) + (800 x GPA*) = 2900 or above(10 x composite ACT score) + (200 x GPA*) = 694 or above* GPA
19 University of California (UC) 9 campusesVisit: pathways.ucop.edu/doorways/list for a complete list of Torrey Pines High School UC approved coursesApplicants must meet the A-G subject requirementsApplyApplication determined by comprehensive review processCSIS ID # = State ID # (on student transcript)
20 UC/ CSU Application Deadlines All students are expected to apply online:UC online application:Application available: October 1stFiling period: November 1- November 30CSU online application:
21 Private and Out of State Colleges 1. Admission requirements vary by institution2. Often use “committee” type admission process3. Students should check with individual campuses to determine admission requirements & deadlines4. Many campuses use the Common Application (Visit and see next slide…)5. Letter of Recommendation required
22 Common Application 488 College and Universities are members If more than one college that your student is applying to is on the common app, it is easiest to use the common app rather than the individual school application.
23 Factors in College Admission Factors Percent of Colleges Reporting “Considerable Importance”Grades in College Prep Courses 74%Standardized admissions tests 59%Grades in all courses 34%Class Rank or percentile 31%Essay or Personal Statement 23%Counselor Recommendation 17%Teacher Recommendation 17%Student’s Demonstrated Interest 15%Interview 9%Work/Extra Curricular Activities 7%*** These factors become more important when student GPA and Test Score are average/below average range****Source: NACAC
24 Definitions of Admission Options Regular Decision: submit application by institution’s specified date and receives a decision within a stated period of time.Rolling Admission: institution reviews applications as they are completed and renders admissions decisions to students throughout the admissions cycle.Early Action (EA): students apply early to an institution of preference and receive a decision in advance of the regular response date. Students admitted under EA are not obligated to accept the offer of admission.Restrictive Early Action (REA): Students may apply early to only one University, admission is non binding.Early Decision (ED): students make a commitment to a first-choice institution, where, if admitted, they definitely will enroll. When applying ED, student may apply to other institutions, but may only have one ED application pending. Students should check with individual schools regarding specific policies in the Early Decision agreement.
26 Prospective College Athletes NCAA Eligibility Center:1.Students need to register2.Ensure students are meeting the NCAA course requirements.Student athletes may no longer enroll in BYU Online courses in order to meet NCAA Division I core course requirements. Students previously enrolled in BYU Online courses must have completed all course work, including final exams, and have a final grade posted by July 30, 2010.3.Students need to bring signed FERPA form, found on NAVIANCE, and stamped & addressed envelope to TPHS Registrar.
28 College Admission Testing Requirements ☺www.fairtest.org: great resource to view a list of colleges and universities that do not require a SAT or ACT exam for admissionUniversity of California:●Require SAT reasoning or ACT (w/ writing)CSU:●Require SAT or ACTPrivate Schools:Refer to school websites, some allow ACT exam to replace subject test requirements.* Check specific program testing requirements- as some majors require certain subject tests
29 Test Dates SAT ACT www.collegeboard.com www.act.org October 6th @ TPHS November 3rd @ TPHSDecember *ACTOctober 27th @ TPHSDecember 8th **Please note that some schools may not accept scores from the December test day.** It is recommended to send SAT/ACT scores to one UC campus, and scores will automatically be distributed to all campus that the student applies to.
31 Letter of Recommendation Request Deadlines For Early Admissions:September 28thThe deadline to request and submit your brag packet for a LOR for all colleges/scholarships with an application deadline that is Dec. 1st 2012 or before.For Regular Admissions:October 31stThe deadline to request and submit your brag packet for a LOR for all colleges/scholarships with an application deadline that is Dec. 2nd 2012 or after.
32 Letter of Recommendation Process Students are asked to review Online tutorial to help, visit1. Create and complete college list on NAVIANCE2. Complete Brag Packet on NAVIANCE3. Send LOR request to teacher and counselor through NAVIANCE
33 The role of the PARENT… Breathe Assist your student in creating a BALANCED and REALISTIC list of colleges.Complete Parent Portion of LOR Brag Packet.Question # 37: “What would you want the admissions office to know about your child that they could not learn from your student's school records and/or college application?”Assist your student in any payments needed (i.e. sending test scores, application fees).
34 Important Application Tips for Students Make a copy of your applicationWatch for errorsCheck deadlinesCheck school specific requirements such as interviews, essaysEstablish an appropriate address and check it frequently after you have submitted your application!
35 Important Tips for Parents during the College Process Prepare for Stormy WeatherPlay a supporting roleRecognize how things have changed
36 Helpful Websites and Resources Common Application:UC Application:CSU Application:Financial Aid:CSS Profile:NCAA:Counselor Brag Packet: NAVIANCETeacher Brag Packet: NAVIANCE
37 Upcoming Events… October 17th: Senior Meetings (During 9th-11th grade PSAT testing)UC online application workshopCSU online application workshopCollege Visit: StanfordOctober 23rd: NAVIANCE Parent WorkshopSponsored by TPHS FoundationNovember 14th: Private University Financial Aid Night6:30pm TPHS Lecture Hall
38 Top 5 reasons to celebrate sending your son/daughter to college… 5. More sleep. Less worrying (maybe). 4. Build up frequent flyer miles. 3. Washing clothes won’t be so agitating. 2. Pulling out your wallet once a quarter is better than once a day. 1. You are that much closer to retirement.
39 TP Counselors Remember to contact your counselor for more information: A-C Mrs. CambraD-I Mr. DeanJ-Ma Mrs. Sanchez-AllweinMb-Sa Ms. McCannSb-Z Ms. GervasiniAVID students Ms. McCannEL students Mrs. Sanchez-Allwein