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1 FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF: 2014 2015 2016
Senior Information CLASS OF 2014

2 FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF: 2014 2015 2016
Timeline September: Organize Your Applications Narrow your list of colleges to between five and ten. Create an online application for each college system. (UC, CSU)

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4 Naviance www.tustin.k12.ca.us/foothillhs
Under quick links you will see Naviance. Sign on to your Naviance account. Search for scholarships, colleges, careers and Brag Sheets ( After completion, copy & paste into a word document to increase the font size! College application due dates. Scatter grams (graphs of previous student outcomes with GPA, SAT scores, number of students accepted, rejected, waitlisted, etc.

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6 October: Filing period for Cal State October 1 to November 30 State System and UC System applications are available on-line. For assistance with applications and other pertinent college information visit the CCC. November: Filing period for UC’s November 1 to November 30. Check individual colleges for housing packages. Attend TUSD College Night with parents November 4, 2013. Check your for updated college information. Subject tests (if required).

7 December: Absolutely the last time to take Sat Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests (if required). Absolutely the last time to take ACT (writing for UC’s). Continue to check your for updated college information.

8 January: Fill out FAFSA for Financial Aid. Ok to estimate parent’s income; can go back & change. (IRS Retrieval Tool) Check individual colleges for Financial Aid deadline. February: Notify your Counselor to send Mid-year report for private schools, if requested. Some UC or State campuses may request a 7th semester transcript. Check your and college web portals. March: UC Campuses will begin notifying applicants by .

9 April: Most colleges will decision letters. Make final visits to colleges to which you have been accepted. Make your final decision! Notify colleges of your intent to register, or not to register. Most colleges require a commitment by May 1st. May/June: Order final transcripts through Parchment (FHS Website) Deadline 7/01

10 College and Career Opportunities
Community Colleges 4-year Colleges and Universities Private and Out-of-State schools USC, Stanford, Chapman, Concordia, University of Chicago, Tufts University, etc. Certificate Programs Specialty Schools Military

11 The California Community Colleges
Applications available late spring. English and Math placement tests are usually required. English and Math EAP scores in the 11th grade may exempt placement testing. See College website for exemption regarding CST scores. High School GPA, SAT and ACT scores are not considered when transferring from a community college.

12 The California State University Admissions
All academic information is self-reported. Official transcripts are not required with initial application. LOR and personal statements are not accepted. Application filing period is October 1-November 30. SAT Reasoning test or ACT required. Have a qualified eligibility index (combination of your GPA and your test score on either the ACT or the SAT). All classes must be passed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

13 CSU Admissions Apply online at the CSU Mentor website: Apply to several CSU campuses with just one application. Non-refundable application fee of $55.00 for each campus selected. Apply for financial aid, if needed. (After January 1) Take the English Placement Test and/or Entry Level Math Test, unless exempt. is the primary means of communication with applications. Check your frequently and read your messages from the CSU. May require first semester senior grades (7TH semester transcript)

14 The University of California Admissions
All academic information is self-reported. Official transcripts are not required with initial application. LOR are not accepted. Application filing period is November 1-November 30. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT, with writing, required. Personal statements are required. All classes must be passed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. ELC (Eligibility in the Local Context): If you rank in the top 9% of students in your senior class you may be eligible for ELC designation. After submitting a UC application you can return to the My UC application page to see whether you have been designated as being in the top 9% of your class.

15 UC Admissions Apply online at: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
You may apply to as many UC Undergraduate campuses as you like with just one application. Each of your chosen campuses will receive your application and official ACT/ACT test scores. Non-refundable application fee of $70.00 for each campus selected. If you add or drop a course, or fail to earn a ‘C’ or better in a course after you submit your application, you must notify-by mail-the UC Application Center. If you are admitted you must have your final transcripts sent to your campus admissions office by July 1.

16 Private Universities Most applications are available online by September. Applications contain multiple forms and require official transcripts, letters of recommendation and/or school report. Many require Midyear Reports (first semester grades for Senior Year, aka: 7th semester grades. Many require personal statements and/or essays. Application dates vary. SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests exams, and ACT policy varies. Check with each University. Many accept The Common Application.

17 Letters of Recommendation Brag Sheets & Transcripts
All Private and some Out of State Universities require recommendation letters. NOW is the time to request your letters of recommendation. Brag Sheets are available on Naviance. Important: After completion, copy and paste the Brag Sheet from Naviance onto a Word Doc to increase the font size. The Common Application is used by most Private Colleges. The Common Application is one application that is sent to all schools who participate. Create an online account with The Common Application. https://www.commonapp.org

18 Access a 'School Forms' section of the Common App where teachers and counselors can be identified. When you add the school official, an is triggered to the teacher and/or the counselor requesting your information. You are then able to track the progress within the Common App. https://www.commonapp.org Transcripts are sent automatically with the Common Application. Additional transcripts may be ordered online.www.tustin.k12.ca.us/foothillhs Deadline for Brag Sheets and requests for Letters of Recommendation is: October 10, 2013 for Early Decision November 15, 2013 for all others. NO EXCEPTIONS!

19 A-G Requirements Social Science 2 years English 4 years
Math (through Alg 2) 3 years Science (with lab) Foreign Language Visual & Performing Art 1 year Elective ALL Classes must be passed with a grade of C or better UC minimum GPA is 3.0 CSU minimum GPA 2.0 GPA calculated from Sophomore and Junior year UC/CSU approved courses only! IMPORTANT: The list above represents only the minimum requirements.

20 College Admissions Glossary
Early Action: This program has earlier deadlines and earlier notification dates than the regular admissions process. Does not require a commitment to one school. Early Decision: The decision regarding admission is made by mid-December of senior year. A student can apply for early decision to only one school. Requires commitment at the time of acceptance. Rolling Admissions: There is either no deadline or a very late deadline; qualified students are accepted until classes are filled.

21 Kinds of Financial Aid Grants: Gifts that do not have to be repaid. Awarded according to financial need. Scholarships: Often awarded to students with high grades & test scores. Loans: Form of “self-help”aid. Entails serious long-term financial obligations of repayment after one has graduated. Work/Study: Financial Aid through student employment usually in jobs held open for students on or off campus. Fee Waivers are built into the CSU/UC Application as well as the Common Application.

22 Grade Reports Progress Reports: 5 weeks Quarter Report: 10 weeks
Aeries Parent Portal and HAIKU: Current report of grades and assignments Weekly progress reports: Available every Friday in the Counseling Office

23 Account Information Progress Reports: 5 weeks Quarter Report: 10 weeks
Check your grades and attendance, teachers and more with AERIES Parent Portal! Visit TUSD website at Under “Quick Links” on the left-hand side, click on “Aeries Parent Portal”. If you have problems creating your AERIES Portal account, please for assistance. Progress Reports: 5 weeks Quarter Report: 10 weeks Edline: A constant reporting of grades Weekly progress reports: Available every Friday in the Counseling Office

24 HAIKU Haiku is an online management tool for teachers and students.
Teachers can create web pages custom designed to meet the needs of each class they teach. Teachers can post assignments, power points and videos of their own or embedded videos from YouTube, Academy or other video sites. Teachers can grade some assignments online, host blogs, respond to questions in real time and many other features.

25 (Admission by nomination only)
Service Academies (Admission by nomination only) Air Force Academy: Colorado Springs, Colorado Coast Guard Academy: New London, Connecticut Merchant Marine Academy: Kings Point, NY Military Academy (Army): West Point, NY Naval Academy: Annapolis, Maryland Course Requirements: Strong college prep academic program with emphasis on math and lab sciences. Grade Point Average: Minimum B average.

26 NCAA ELIGIBILITY DIVISION 1 DIVISION II 16 Core Courses
4 years of English 3 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher) 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school) 1 year of additional English, math or natural/physical science 2 years of social science 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy DIVISION II 16 Core Courses 3 years of English 2 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher) 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school) 3 years of additional English, math or natural/physical science 2 years of social science 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or comparative religion/philosophy

27 Need to Make-up Credits?
Check your transcript thoroughly. The completed number of credits on your transcript should total 180 credits. If you need to make up credits see your counselor immediately to discuss: Adding a class to your current schedule. A ROP class Adult Ed (Night School class). PLATO class.

28 Senior Resources CSU: www.calstate.edu
UC: CCC: SAT: ACT: Financial Aid: NCAA:


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