2Are you university bound? Do you have all of the A-G requirements met?No “D’s” allowed!Opportunities at Shasta College to getback on track ☺Do you have a SAT or ACT test taken?Have you released your scores to the specific campuses where you are applying?
3College Entrance Exams SAT :Test Date Regular Reg Late Reg.Nov. 3 Oct Oct. 19Dec. 1 Nov Nov. 16ACT:Dec. 8 Nov. 2 Nov.16November scores are usually the latest possible scores at most universities! Check your university's website!
4What is your major?Determine how long you want to be in college. Does you career require a AA/AS, BA/BS, Masters, PhD, M.D.?Research required classes for aResearch job descriptions and wages , or
5Shasta College Admissions www.shastacollege.edu Apply online, take English & math placement tests, request final transcript from SHS be sent to Shasta College, attend orientation, and meet with a Shasta College counselor = You’re in!IGETC SC prepares students for CSU transferSC has TAG programs with all UC campuses EXCEPT Berkeley & UCLA.Reciprocity agreements with OIT & Southern Oregon Univ.
6Shasta collegeIf you have already taken a class at Shasta during high school, do not re-apply. Call admissions and update your status.Need to select an intended major or program of study(do not select undecided if you hope to receive financial aid)Need to select an educational goal (AA, certificate, transfer)
7Shasta continuedIf you are truly undecided and planning on attending Shasta:For your intended major select CSU General Ed or IGETCFor your educational goal select associate degree and transfer to a 4 year(You may change your mind later and adjust as necessary)
8Legal NamePlease make sure that your student is enrolled at RBHS under their legal name (name on the birth certificate).Use your legal name on all college applications and FAFSA form.If not, your student is in danger of jeopardizing their ability to access financial aid.
9Myth BustersDo not proceed with the thought of enrolling for one Shasta College then transfer to a UC or CSU. That is called a lower division transfer and no longer a possibility.Transferring from Shasta requires 60 units which is two years of education! Once you are a transfer student your high school record is no longer reviewed. No SAT or ACT for transfer students!If considering Shasta College for transfer follow the IGETC curriculum AND the AA-T or AS-T road map for your specific CSU campus and major! Students should also use assist.org to find Shasta College’s transferrable courses for their specific campus and major!
10Community College Transfers The AA-T or AS-T is a new joint transfer program and is the best route for students to transfer between CCC and CSU. Complete the prescribed 60 units at a CCC then complete the required 60 units at the CSU to earn the bachelor’s degree.Two links for further information:
11Do your research…..A 4-year degree is more like a 6 year degree at many California Universities.It may be less expensive for our students to attend a university out of state. Some of them guarantee graduation in 4 years!Private universities may not be more expensive than public universities!Look into the WUE grant at out of state universities.
12Which college is right for me? Does the college offer your major OR the 3 differentmajors you are considering?Can you and your parents afford that college? Is attending that college worth taking out a student loan?Are athletics important to you?What types of housing does the college offer?Location…. Big city, beach, snow boarding, cultureDistance from home (Believe it or not you will want to come home ☺)MAKE A COLLEGE VISIT… There is still time….
13NCAA CLEARING HOUSE NCAA Web Site and Contacts to research athletic programs, championships, and divisionsto register as a student athlete. This is crucial if you are remotely interested in playing at the Div. I level.Shasta College- athletes are highly encouraged to register!
14NAIA ClearinghouseNAIA schools now have a clearinghouse just like NCAA. Schools like Simpson College are NAIA. Their SAT & ACT testing code is:9876
15Apply to a CSUCSU aims to admit the top 33% of all California high school graduates23 Campusesfor applicationApplication period Oct. 1 – Nov. 30NO ESSAY!CSIS #: Upper left hand corner (State ID)Check to see if your campus is impactedCheck to see what campuses have your major
16Latest CSU Information Website for CSU Handbook:CSU Chico is our local university so RBHS students are guaranteed admission if they meet minimum requirements.Find out your EAP results and plan accordingly!
17CSU Student Budgets All CSU campuses have the same cost of tuition but have different campus fees as wellas different costs for books housing andmeals.Following are examples of full time studentsliving on campus for one school year:Chico = $24,090Cal Poly SLO = $24,380Long Beach = $23,776San Diego = $24,551
18CSU continued CSU only uses SAT CR & Math or the ACT composite score CSU will split scoresCSU uses an eligibility indexLocation, Location, Location!!!Check out campus preview dates!Apply broadly!
19Educational Opportunity Program Eligibility factors are: 1st Generation collegestudent, meet low-income guidelines, or are an underrepresented ethnic group.Support services are: $1,000 grant, freetutoring, academic advising, and additionalcounseling, possible acceptance w/o meetingA-G requirements.Timeline: Must apply by Nov. 30th and MUST check the box for EOP!Requires additional paper work!
20UC Facts Newly enrolling students are well-prepared 10 campuses however, UCSF is for graduate students.90% of UC students are CA residentsNewly enrolling students are well-preparedAverage GPA: 3.86Average SAT: 1782Average ACT: 26Remember: UC campuses admit students with a broad range of academic achievementsApply Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 atApply Broadly!
21Are you eligible to apply? EligibilityA-G courses (Minimum of 15 A-G courses but 11 courses must have been completed by the start of senior year.)3.0 GPA or above in A-G coursesScores from all 3 tests on the SAT Reasoning or ACT plus writing. UC uses test scores from the highest single test day. They do not split scores!Some specific majors at various campuses recommend SAT subject tests
22Application Timeline Online application available the beginning of OctoberStudent must write personal statement! (1000 word limit)Student can work on the application duringOctoberCan submit applications Nov 1stApplications are due Nov 30th
23How will I be evaluated? Selection from Comprehensive Review Comprehensive review allows campuses to fully assess all of an applicant’s qualifications through the two personal statement essays and extracurricular information.Go online to see how your campus scores applications and who was admitted last year.
24The Comprehensive Review The Comprehensive Review Fourteen UC Selection Criteria1. GPA2. Test Scores (SAT or ACT)3. Number of A-G courses4. Number of honors, AP, and college courses completed5. ELC (top 9% of graduating high school class)6. Strength of senior year coursework7. Utilization of educational opportunities available8. Outstanding performance in an academic area9. Outstanding work in an academic field10. Recent, marked improvement in the last two years11. Special talents and skills12. Completion of special projects13. Academic accomplishment in light of difficult life experiences14. Location of high school and residence
25The UC GuaranteeTop 9% of students of California are considered to be eligible based on the Statewide Path. This distinction comes from the admission index which calculates the student’s A-G GPA and SAT or ACT test scores. These students are guaranteed admission to a UC campus but it may not be their first choice campus.Top 9% of high school class is considered to be ELC which is Eligibility in the Local Context. This distinction comes from the A-G GPA and measured against the GPA of the graduating class. The ELC students also receive guaranteed admission to a UC campus.
27UC EOPEligibility: high academic ability, low family income, educationally disadvantaged background (first generation college student)Services: Summer Bridge, personal counseling, academic advising, and academic skills development.Timeline: Must apply by November 30th andMUST check the EOP box on the applicationand include information in the personal statement.
28Cost of attending a UC 12/13 (living on campus) •Fees $13,877•Books and Supplies $1,602•Health Insurance $1,380•Room and Board $13,503•Personal/Transportation $ 1,806•Total $32,168
29Independent and Private Some require an essay some do notSometimes are more expensive but they offer more financial aidApplications differ so be sure to go online and check deadlinesCommon Application is available now atDO NOT PROCRASTINATE ON THE COMMON APPLICATION. We will not check our over Winter Break!
30Simpson University (530) 224-5600 www.simpsonuniversity.edu Academic courses prepare students for careers in ministry, business, missions, and education fields. Athletic teams compete inNAIA/NCCAA conferences.Student Budget:Tuition & Fees = $22,400Books for 1 year = $1,000Housing and meals=$7,300Total = $29,700
31Early Decision vs. Early Action ED and EA both require earlier application deadlines and receive earlier notificationsThe most selective colleges admit 25%-50% of their students from the early admissions pool. Ivy League at 40%!ED = Binding & only one applicationEA = Non Binding
32After you’ve submitted your application….. Be sure to have a “safe” as colleges will begin communicating with you via . Their technology will omit “inappropriate” addresses. Parents are encouraged to have access to this .RELEASE YOUR TEST SCORES!Should receive a confirmation 3-4 weeks after submitting your applicationSet up a portal account as per each college’s directionsDO NOT MISS A DEADLINE! California colleges need to reduce admissions… don’t let this be a reason for your denial… Check your portal regularly—meet deadlines!!Apply for housing….Make the dorm deposit!May 1st is the most common Intent to Register date…Take notice of your student ID. Once you receive your acceptance all communication will require your college student ID…not your RBHS student ID.
33Scholarships National Scholarship Searches: www.fastweb.com RBHS Counseling WebpageScholarship listing from College OptionsMcConnell Foundation
34RBHS Community Scholarships The “Common Scholarship” Application is available on the RBHS Counseling Center webpage.Please type your application and submit to the Counseling Center from Jan. 8-March 1.Senior Awards Ceremony will be May 21, 2013 at 6:30pm.
35Other Scholarship Opportunities Be sure to research scholarships at your proposed university or college. There is generally just one application that makes you eligible for all university scholarships!Research opportunities for President’s Scholars Programs at Long Beach, Chico, Fullerton and more.Be aware of scholarship scams !
36Financial AidRed Bluff High School Financial Aid Night: Wednesday, Dec. 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.Parents are strongly encouraged to get their taxes completed early before filing for FAFSA.FAFSA: Free Application For StudentDO NOT BE FOOLED BY OTHER WEBSITES OR OFFERS TO COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA FOR YOU FOR A MINIMAL FEE! Use your student’s counselor and/or College Options for help!Student and parent(s) can create a PIN now at The parent that will be signing the FAFSA will need a PIN.GPA verification forms will be handed out to seniors in their Am.Govt. class and are required to qualify for Cal Grants. RBHS electronically submits these forms.Profile form is an additional financial aid form that some private colleges require.
37Final Questions? Thank you for attending. The computers are now open for students to work on their college applications.We will put this PowerPoint on the RBHS Counseling Webpage.