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Senior year at-a-glance o SAT/ACT Test Dates o College Admissions o College Costs/Financial Aid o Letters of Recommendation o Career Readiness/ROP courses o Military Life after High School What’s your plan? Does it mirror your 4 year plan? Transcript review – legal document Graduation requirements A-G requirements Scholarships
Subject High School UC/CSU. A) Social Studies30 credits 20 credits (30 rec) B) English40 credits 40 credits C) Math30 credits 30 credits (40 rec) D) Science20 credits 20 credits (30 rec) E) Foreign Language10 credits 20 credits (30 rec) or F) Visual & Performing Art10 credits* 10 credits G) Elective80 credits 10 credits Physical Education20 credits Health5 credits ICT Foundations5 credits * High school graduation requirement: 10 credits combined in fine arts, foreign language, or career tech.
Different GPAs Class Rank ranked by Total GPA Credit Summary Box 240 Credits CAHSEE Math and ELA Your transcript is a LEGAL document it is important to do well all year long! Not just during the Fall semester of your senior year. Everything matters!
Community College o 2 yr Junior Colleges: complete General Ed coursework then transfer to 4 yr University o AA degree, Certificates California State University (CSU) o 23 campuses (San Diego, Northridge, Cal Poly SLO, San Francisco, etc) University of California (UC) o 10 campuses (San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, etc) Private/Independent Colleges o About 125 in CA (Stanford, University of the Pacific, Westmont, Azusa, Claremont Colleges, Santa Clara, etc)
The Admissions Process has Several Components A. Grades - A-G Requirements - Good Grades – C or better - Level of coursework B. SAT/ACT scores C. Extra-Curricular Activities - Community Service, Sports, Theater, Band, Clubs, Leadership, Internships, Youth Groups…
ACT plus ACT Writing - or - SAT I (Reasoning Test) SAT II (Subject Tests) NOT REQUIRED Options - history, literature, science, language other than English, or mathematics level 2 only o A few UC campuses already have determined SAT Subject Test recommendations for specific colleges or schools, and majors. o May assist your admissions chances for the more difficult majors: Engineering, Science, Math
SAT Test Dates o October 5 th o November 2 nd o December 7 th ACT Test Dates o September 21 st o October 26 th o December 14 th December 2013 is the last month to test for College Admissions requirements
Los Rios Community College District Los Rios has 5 different campuses Application window begins in January 2014 through March Associate Degrees Certificate Programs Guaranteed Transfer Options to 4 Year colleges Database to research all CC in CA Placement tests required for ELA and Math Sierra College
UC Berkeley – 21.5% Acceptance Rate o High School GPA: 4.16 ACT Composite Score: 30 SAT Critical Reading: 674 SAT Mathematics: 701 SAT Writing: 692 UC San Diego — 37.7% Acceptance Rate o High School GPA: 4.07 ACT Composite Score: 29 SAT Critical Reading: 639 SAT Mathematics: 691 SAT Writing: 661 UC Santa Barbara – 44.6% Acceptance Rate o High School GPA: 3.96 ACT Composite Score: 28 SAT Critical Reading: 614 SAT Mathematics: 654 SAT Writing: 635 UC Davis – 45.3% Acceptance Rate o High School GPA: 4.03 ACT Composite Score: 28 SAT Critical Reading: 611 SAT Mathematics: 658 SAT Writing: 632
Sac State – 65% Acceptance Rate o High School GPA: 3.21 ACT : 21 SAT : 995 Chico State— 77% Acceptance Rate o High School GPA: 3.34 ACT : 22 SAT : 1059 San Diego State – 32.9% Acceptance Rate o High School GPA: 3.76 ACT : 25 SAT : 1114 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 37.4% Acceptance Rate o High School GPA: 3.87 ACT : 28 SAT : 1268
38% will attend a 4-yr College 49% will attend a 2-yr College or Vocational School Acceptance: United States Military Academies: Air Force, Annapolis and West Point Biola University Berklee College of Music Boston College Brigham Young University California Institute of Technology California Maritime Academy All California State Universities Denver University Harvard MIT The Masters College Mount Holyoke Oberlin College Oregon State University Pepperdine University Princeton St. Mary’s College Stanford University University of California: Davis, Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Cruz, San Diego & Santa Barbara University of Nevada, Las Vegas & Reno University of Puget Sound University of the Pacific University of San Francisco University of Santa Clara University of Southern California Wellesley
Pay Attention to Deadlines! There are no exceptions once you have missed a deadline Create a Post High School binder to keep copies of all applications, LOR, resume, and important documents Apply for your PIN through FAFSA this Fall Take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) it’s a great career assessment tool. If you are interested in the military you will need to take it as it is used to help determine your areas of strength and interest. Check out our Career Center for ongoing information about colleges and scholarships.
CSU and UC application deadlines are November 30 th 2013 Check Private and out of state colleges for application deadlines Regional College Fair – Monday, 10/7/2013 at Union Mine High 6:30pm Financial Aid Night – Thursday, 12/12/2013 at Oak Ridge High School CSU and UC application deadlines are November 30 th 2013 Check Private and out of state colleges for application deadlines Regional College Fair – Monday, 10/7/2013 at Union Mine High 6:30pm Financial Aid Night – Thursday, 12/12/2013 at Oak Ridge High School
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