Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Senior Parent Night!!! Marilyn Palomino- AP Guidance John Volo - Activities Director Karen Collison- School Counselor Erika Enz- College/Career."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Senior Parent Night!!! Marilyn Palomino- AP Guidance John Volo - Activities Director Karen Collison- School Counselor Erika Enz- College/Career Specialist
AGENDA Senior Activities/Calendar College Application Process (CSU/UC) Private/Out-of-State Universities Community College Financial Aid Overview
Public Universities in California UC 10 campuses www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply Apply Nov 1-Nov 30 (senior year) SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing Personal Statement 3.0+ GPA (10-11th A-G courses) $70/campus application fee waiver (online) Comprehensive ReviewCSU 23 campuses www.csumentor.edu Apply Oct 1-Nov 30 (senior year) SAT Reasoning or ACT (no writing req.) Min. 2.0 GPA (10-11 A-G courses) Eligibility Index $55/campus; application fee waiver (online)
New UC Admissions Policy (2012) No SAT Subject Exams required (removed “unnecessary barrier”) ELC top 9% of HS (undisclosed benchmark GPA) Statewide path- top 9% CA Must have 11 of the 15 A-G courses completed by end of junior year. All students meeting requirements will receive a comprehensive review UC freshman profile: 24 A-G courses complete 3.86 GPA 1782 SAT; 26 ACT
SAT / ACT Colleges accept highest score of either SAT or ACT. UC’s – use highest sitting CSU’s and most privates – best combo score Deadline for testing- November/December!! TEST SCORES MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY FROM TESTING AGENCY !! (ie, Collegeboard or ACT.org) ◦ CSU CODE- 3594 ◦ NCAA- 9999 ◦ UC’s- List one school then give permission on college application to share with all campuses.
Secondary School Reports
FINANCIAL AID DO NOT DISMISS APPLYING TO A COLLEGE BECAUSE YOU THINK IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE!!! January 1- March 2: FAFSA application period Financial Aid Night – January 13 th / 6:30pm at OVHS
Community College www.cccd.edu (Coastline Community College District) www.cccco.edu (California Community Colleges) www.cccco.edu 100+ California Community Colleges Local, inexpensive option to continue schooling Wide choice of programs to enter vocational fields or transfer to four-year universities. Admission Requirements: ◦ HS graduate or 18+ ◦ No SAT/ACT ◦ Placement test in Spring (SOAR) ◦ CA community college students receive priority transfer to UC/CSU’s!
Final Thoughts Keep copies of everything!! Senior year DOES COUNT! All acceptances conditional dependent on final grades and maintaining same level of eligibility. Change in schedule- students MUST notify colleges; better yet- ask permission first!
Helpful Resources: CSU- www.calstate.edu www.csumentor.edu UC- www.universityofcalifornia.edu www.ucop.eduwww.ucop.edu/pathways SAT www.collegeboard.cwww.collegeboard.com ACT - www.act.orgwww.act.org Scholarships www.fastweb.com www.wiredscholar.com Financial Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov www.finaid.org www.edfund.org Common Application www.commonapp.org www.commonapp.org
Questions Questions Marilyn Palomino AP Guidance, ext. 4403 email@example.com John Volo Activities Director, ext. 4408 firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Collison School Counselor, ext. 4470 email@example.com Erika Enz College/Career Specialist, ext. 4435 firstname.lastname@example.org