COMPARATIVE SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS Subject AreaPleasanton UnifiedUC/CSU History/ Social Studies 3 1/2 Years to include: 1 yr. US, 1 sem. Civics, 1 sem. Economics, 1 ½ yr. other social studies – usually Global Studies and World History (35 credits) 2 Years US and World English4 Years (40 credits)4 Years College Prep Math2 Years (20 credits) (1 year must be Algebra or the equivalent of algebra) 3 Years Algebra, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra or Math I-IV (UC Recommends 4 yrs) Science2 Years ( 20 credits) 1 Year Physical 1 Year Life 2 Years Lab Science (UC Recommends 3 yrs) Foreign Language1 Year (10 credits) (Or) 2 Years same language (UC Recommends 3 yrs)
COMPARATIVE SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS Visual and Performing Arts 1 Year (10 credits)1 Year PE2 Years (20 credits)---- Health1 Semester (5 credits)---- Electives80 Credits1 Year College Prep Elective Totals230 Credits (10 credits = 1 year) 15 Units (1 Unit = 1 yr.)
Eligibility vs Selection Must complete the A-G requirements with a minimum of a 3.0 during the 10 th and 11 th grades Must take either the ACT Assessment plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning Two SAT Subject Tests in two different subject areas Calculate your UC Score based on GPA and SAT/ACT test scores
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Comprehensive Review Factors for Freshman Applicants 1.Academic grade point average in all completed "a-g" courses, including additional points for completed University-certified honors courses."a-g" courses 2.Scores on the ACT Assessment plus Writing or SAT Reasoning Test, and two SAT Subject Tests. ACT Assessment plus WritingSAT Reasoning TestSAT Subject Tests 3.Number of, content of, and performance in academic courses beyond the minimum "a-g" requirements. 4.Number of and performance in University-approved honors courses and Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and transferable college courses. transferable college courses 5.Identification by UC as being ranked in the top 4 percent of the student's high school class at the end of his or her junior year ("eligible in the local context" or ELC).eligible in the local context 6.Quality of the student's senior-year program, as measured by the type and number of academic courses in progress or planned. 7.Quality of the student's academic performance relative to the educational opportunities available in his or her high school. 8.Outstanding performance in one or more academic subject areas.
9.Outstanding work in one or more special projects in any academic field of study. 10.Recent, marked improvement in academic performance, as demonstrated by academic GPA and the quality of coursework completed or in progress. 11.Special talents, achievements and awards in a particular field, such as visual and performing arts, communication or athletic endeavors; special skills, special interests, experiences that demonstrate unusual promise for leadership, or other significant experiences or achievements that demonstrate the student's promise for contributing to the intellectual vitality of a campus. 12.Completion of special projects undertaken in the context of the student's high school curriculum or in conjunction with special school events, projects or programs. 13.Academic accomplishments in light of the student's life experiences and special circumstances. 14.Location of the student's secondary school and residence. Comprehensive Review Factors for Freshman Applicants
Selection Process by Campus While all UC campuses use the same 14 factors to evaluate applications, they often apply these factors differently. Be sure to review the selection process of each campus: Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz
Important Dates ACTOct. 23 SATNov. 6 UC/CSU application deadlineNov. 30 SAT (last date for UC/CSU)Dec. 4 Financial Aid Night (FHS)Dec. 9 ACT (last date for seniors)Dec. 11 File FAFSA on-lineJan. 1 Answers from collegesMarch – April Return SIRs byMay 1
The Personal Statement Prompt #1 (freshman applicants) 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 (all applicants) Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
Quick Tips Provide accurate information (use transcript, not memory) Remember 30 minute time limit…as you move through each page it will automatically save Use Help Desk for both technical and application questions (extended hours) Apply broadly within the UC system Don’t wait until Nov. 30 th!