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Orcutt Academy High School
Packet Information College Planning Testing Information UC, CSU, Private, Community college… Financial Aid Resume/Letters of Recommendation Questions
Important Dates (pg. 2) Senior Year Check List (pg. 5) Planning Sheet (pg.6) College Application Checklist Worksheet (pg.7) Things to consider when choosing a college (pg.8) Spartan Seminar Transition
Community Colleges CSU’s UC’s Private Colleges 4 Year Universities / Colleges Community College
A-G Requirements What you need to get into a University in California... LetterArea/SubjectYearsRequired Years Recommended History/Social Sciences2 years English4 years Math ( Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II )3 years4 years Laboratory Sciences ( Biology & Chemistry )2 years3 years Language Other Than English2 years3 years Visual and Performing Arts1 year College-Preparatory Electives1 year
SAT Reasoning and Subject Test ACT Seniors- Must take the test by DECEMBER!
Coursework Complete 11 UC-approved “a-g” courses prior to senior year Complete ALL 15-course “a-g” subject pattern by the end of senior year Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better Grade point average Minimum 3.00 weighted GPA (for CA Residents) Minimum 3.40 weighted GPA (for Non-CA Residents) Based on “a-g” courses completed in 10th and 11th grades, including summer courses Examinations ACT with Writing or SAT Reasoning Test by December of senior year
UC Applications- Apply online
All students must answer both prompts – 1000 words to answer both prompts. Prompt#1 Describe the world you come from- for example, your family, community or school- and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. Prompt #2 Tell us about a personal quality, talent accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about that quality or accomplishment make you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
Campuses draw from 14 academic and personal factors approved by University faculty, including: Grades and test scores and: Quality of senior year program Special talents, achievements & awards Promise for leadership Recent, marked improvement in academic performance Significant community service Participation in student government Intensive study and exploration of other cultures Full list of factors:
Coursework Complete 15-course “a-g” subject pattern by the end of senior year Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better Grade point average Minimum 2.00 weighted GPA Keep in mind many campuses are highly competitive Examinations ACT with Writing or SAT Reasoning Test by December of senior year
Students will be required to take a placement test in both English and Math May meet this requirement in HS English- writing sample in English class Math- Short section on CST
How to complete the CSUMentor Undergraduate Online Application
Returning users login Forgot your username and/or password? Click to create an account
To start an application. To complete additional applications to other CSU campuses, you only have to complete the first screen of each application. To resume an application. To view submitted applications.
Current or Last High School Attended High School Information Graduation, GED Date or checkbox, if neither Other High Schools attended Test Information Entries for SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS and PTE EAP scores Release to CSU campus
Click “Edit” to modify a course. Click “Add … Course” to enter a course. Click Trash Can to delete a course.
Links to CSUMentor GPA Calculator
Application Fee Waiver Only complete once Financial Information Calculation of Fee Waiver
Cal Poly- SLO # Applied: +/- 32,000 # Accepted: 35% Avg. GPA: 3.84 Avg. ACT: 27 CSU- Long Beach # Applied: 45,189 # Accepted: 21,245 (47%) CSU- Fullerton # Applied: 30,612 # Accepted: 19,923 (65%) San Diego State Avg. GPA: 3.62 Avg. SAT : 1080 Avg. ACT : 23.6
Go online and research specific requirements for admission Some still want the SAT Subjects The Common Application
Allan Hancock Cuesta College Santa Barbara City College SAT and ACT are NOT required. Transfer Program
Santa Barbara Foundation Financial Aid Night – December 6 th English 6 pm Spanish 7 pm Cash for College- TBA
Start listing everything you are doing: Jobs Athletics Awards Community Service Clubs
The Spartan College – Career Center Room 30 Open Monday – lunch and after school