Associate’s Degrees --Arts (A.A.) --Science(A.S.) Certificates of Achievement Certificates of Completion General Ed Transfer www.cccco.edu
Most 2-year colleges require a minimum of proof of a high school diploma or a GED Community Colleges do not require the SAT or ACT Less expensive than four year colleges Offer shorter certificate programs Assist you in preparing for a career Assist you in preparing for transfer to a 4-year college Offer the AA + 60 transfer program www.adegreewithaguarantee.com
Practical, hands-on learning Different campus sizes Personalized attention by faculty Athletics ranging from recreational to Division I Student support services Affordable Students are prepared for advanced degrees Students are prepared for the world upon graduation Humboldt State University Sacramento State University
Variety of campus locations, sizes, environments and majors Student research opportunities with distinguished faculty Student support services Athletics ranging from intramurals to Division I Guaranteed admissions for every minimally eligible student Excellent educational value High graduation rates UC Davis UC Riverside
A high percentage of students receive financial aid assistance A high percentage of students who attend independents institutions graduate in 4 years Every application is personally reviewed Classes are small and taught by professors instead of teaching assistants Stanford University Fresno Pacific University
In School Stay focused on academics Do not lighten your academic load Meet with your school counselor Stay involved in school and community activities Standardized Testing Prepare for PSAT test – should be taken in fall of Junior year. College Exploration Explore colleges on the Web Visit colleges if you can Meet with college representatives Attend college fairs www.californiacolleges.eduwww.collegeweeklive.comwww.californiacolleges.eduwww.collegeweeklive.com
Transcript GPA Attendance Test Scores Challenging schedule Good grades School & community involvement
Are college freshmen prepared for college level work? In 2009, 58% of regularly admitted CSU freshmen were unprepared for college level writing or math (or both). In 2010, 26% of regularly admitted UC freshmen arrived unprepared for college level writing According to a survey by the CCC Chancellor’s Office, about 85% of incoming community college students arrive unprepared for college level math and 70% are unprepared for college level English.
The CSU system has implemented an Early Assessment Program (EAP) to help students know their “college readiness”. This is a standardized test taken in the spring of 11 th grade in English and math. Students who are admitted into the CSU system and need remediation are now required to begin remediation the summer after high school graduation. Important to know—remedial courses do not count towards degree requirements. So students are spending their money and time in college to get caught up on skills that they should have learned in high school.
Grades and GPA Rigor of high school courses College admission test scores Personal Statement Letters of Recommendation Personal accomplishments Student’s demonstrated interests Courses in progress senior year
SAT—taken in spring of 11 th grade Consists of 3 tests: Verbal, Math and Writing Subject tests required for certain majors at some UC & Private Campuses Each test is scored on a scale of 200-800 ¼ point deducted per wrong answer Test is out of 2400 points * PSAT given fall of 11 th grade ACT- taken in spring of 11 th grade Consists of 4 tests: English, Math, Reading and Science Writing portion is optional – REQUIRED for UC Campuses No penalty for wrong answer Test is out of 36 points
Determine college costs Investigate all possible financial aid resources Secure necessary forms and determine deadlines Apply for financial aid early Be aware of scholarship scams Be a comparison shopper! What is the total cost of attendance and can I get the same thing somewhere else?
College SystemAverage FeesBooks/ Supplies Living on Campus Transportation California Community College $1,140-1,420$1,754$3,550-11,783Will vary California State University $6,624-7,921$1,754$8,787-13,052Will vary University of California$11,924-14,856$1,754$11,924-14,856Will vary Independent Colleges & Universities $28,314-56,723$1,754$8,610-15,900Will vary
Red Bluff High School Counseling webpage – current scholarships www.rbuhsd.k12.ca.us/home Fastweb.com - Private scholarships FAFSA - fafsa.ed.gov - Free Application for Federal Student Aid Studentaid.ed.gov - The federal government’s website about paying for college Scholarship listing from College Options http://www.collegeoptions.org/#!scholarships/c21kz McConnell Foundation http://www.mcconnellfoundation.org/programs/scholarships
NCAA: Students must register at NCAA Eligibility Center for Division 1 and 2 schools http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html NAIA Eligibility http://www.playnaia.org /
Please remind students to create an appropriate email address for résumés, job applications and college applications. With everyday stresses of being a student, making good grades, making choices and decisions, becoming involved in activities, etc… it is important to find the proper balance. Each student, with the help of parents, teachers and counselors, must find that balance. Remember, don’t overextend yourself, but aim to reach your fullest potential! Plan ahead – develop appropriate relationships with your counselor and those teachers you will be asking to write your letters of recommendation. They need to know who you are now so they can speak highly of you as they write their letters. Identify special characteristics about yourself that set you apart from other students who have the same GPA and test scores. Clean up your facebook and other social media accounts. 25% of all colleges and universities now look at your accounts when making college admission decisions. Employers also often check these accounts before hiring employees.
PEP ROA email@example.com RICH HASSAY firstname.lastname@example.org MARGARET GAMBETTA email@example.com HALEY CARTER firstname.lastname@example.org LAUREN TINGLEY email@example.com A – B plus Spanish home language C – J K – S T – Z College Options & ETS
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