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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 on at Under Counseling Section

4 Funny Joke

5 TPHS Graduation Subject Requirements vs. College Subject Requirements
CSU A-G UC English 4 Years Math 3 Years 3 Year required/ 4 Years Rec. History/Social Science 2 Years Science 1 Yr Biological 1 Yr Physical 2 Years/ 3 years rec. (LAB) 2 Yrs required /3 years rec. Foreign Language 0 Years 2 Yrs. Required/ 3 Yrs. Rec. CTE 1 Yr N/A Fine Art 1 Year Elective 70 credits

6 HOWEVER…there are exceptions…
“D” Grades UC 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… Math World Languages *See your counselor for specific information*

7 Resources in the College and Career Center (CCC)
Access to computers to use NAVIANCE program College resources & materials College Admission Testing resources & materials Financial Aid information Career related information Military resources Summer programs and travel abroad programs Host college visits from over 100 College and University representatives primarily during the fall semester Special programming events

8 College Visits in the CCC
Get an insiders view of the college and a flavor of the school Chance for a representative to “put a face with a name” Often the college representative is the reader for our region Representatives offer insight into the application process A chance for students to ask direct questions to representative College representatives often give students their contact information and offer assistance during the application process Demonstrated interest! Over 100 visits have already been scheduled for this year!

9 College Search database
Program allows student to form a personalized college list Personality Profile Sign up for College visits Build resume Advertise important TPHS events Counselors send materials to common app colleges through NAVIANCE All Students and parents are highly encouraged to register (Passwords: students- Student ID, parents-Student IDp) Parents also have access to the program Remember to utilize an active address with an appropriate user name

10 Scattergrams UC Santa Barbara

11 Finding a match… Know yourself…Identify the priorities for you and your family Look for schools that match your student’s strengths and learning style Location, Location, Location Size and Type of School Research! Visit colleges Be realistic and maintain perspective Remember, 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 schools Range of Safety, Likely, and Reach Research, Research, Research! Use Advanced College Search on Naviance Use 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. REACH Student is below the college admission average GPA and test scores.


16 Community College 2 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 funds You 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 Many 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 campuses Service Area: CSU San Marcos Applicants must meet the A-G subject requirements Apply Students 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 campuses Visit: for a complete list of Torrey Pines High School UC approved courses Applicants must meet the A-G subject requirements Apply Application determined by comprehensive review process CSIS ID # = State ID # (on student transcript)

20 UC/ CSU Application Deadlines
All students are expected to apply online: UC online application: Application available: October 1st Filing period: November 1- November 30 CSU online application:

21 Private and Out of State Colleges
1. Admission requirements vary by institution 2. Often use “committee” type admission process 3. Students should check with individual campuses to determine admission requirements & deadlines 4. 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 register 2.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.

27 Admission Testing

28 College Admission Testing Requirements
☺ great resource to view a list of colleges and universities that do not require a SAT or ACT exam for admission University of California: ●Require SAT reasoning or ACT (w/ writing) CSU: ●Require SAT or ACT Private 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 October 6th @ TPHS
November 3rd @ TPHS December * ACT October 27th @ TPHS December 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.

30 Letters of Recommendation

31 Letter of Recommendation Request Deadlines
For Early Admissions: September 28th The 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 31st The 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, visit 1. Create and complete college list on NAVIANCE 2. Complete Brag Packet on NAVIANCE 3. 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 application Watch for errors Check deadlines Check school specific requirements such as interviews, essays Establish 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 Weather Play a supporting role Recognize how things have changed

36 Helpful Websites and Resources
Common Application: UC Application: CSU Application: Financial Aid: CSS Profile: NCAA: Counselor Brag Packet: NAVIANCE Teacher Brag Packet: NAVIANCE

37 Upcoming Events… October 17th: Senior Meetings
(During 9th-11th grade PSAT testing) UC online application workshop CSU online application workshop College Visit: Stanford October 23rd: NAVIANCE Parent Workshop Sponsored by TPHS Foundation November 14th: Private University Financial Aid Night 6:30pm 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. Cambra D-I Mr. Dean J-Ma Mrs. Sanchez-Allwein Mb-Sa Ms. McCann Sb-Z Ms. Gervasini AVID students Ms. McCann EL students Mrs. Sanchez-Allwein

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