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1 I’ M GOING TO THE UNIVERSITY ! R IGHT ?? “a-g” & other IMPORTANT requirements and decisions

2 a-g ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS a. History/Social Science b. English c. Mathematics d. Laboratory Science e. Foreign Language f. Visual & Performing Arts g. College Preparatory Elective 2 years 4 years 3 years (4 UC rec) 2 years (3 UC rec) 1 year SUBJECT AREASYEARS REQUIRED

3 C OURSE REQUIREMENT WEBSITES

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6 You will need to check the course list from each school you attended. For example, if you attended Santiago High School during 10 th grade, you will need to check Santiago’s course list to ensure that the classes you took there are accepted in the a-g list for CSU/UC.

7 M INIMUM E NTRANCE “ A - G ” GPA’ S 10 TH AND 11 TH GRADE YEARS ONLY ( INCLUDES SUMMER ) 2.0 (corresponding SAT/ACT scores) See index 3.0 (corresponding SAT/ACT and Subject Tests scores) See index CSUUC

8 C OLLEGE E NTRANCE E XAMS SAT Reasoning or ACT Assessment plus Writing SAT Reasoning or ACT Assessment plus Writing and SAT Subject Tests (minimum 2) CSUUC All tests must be completed by December of your senior year.

9 C ALCULATE Y OUR E LIGIBILITY I NDEX – CSU ONLY Once you calculate your grade point average, you can use this formula to see if your grade point average and test scores meet the minimum required eligibility index. California residents must (California high school graduate or a resident of California for tuition purposes) have a minimum eligibility index of 2900 using SAT scores or 694 using ACT scores. (The SAT score component for CSU is the sum of the mathematics and critical reading scores. Neither ACT nor SAT writing scores are included in the calculation of the CSU Eligibility Index.) California nonresidents or nongraduates of California high schools must have a minimum eligibility index of 3502 using SAT scores or 842 using ACT scores. SAT Scores: ACT Scores: [(Your GPA ) x 800] + Your SAT Total [(Your GPA ) x 200] + (10 x ACT Comp) My index is ______ If you apply for admission before you graduate from high school, you should compute your GPA using grades earned in a-g courses completed after the 9th grade. Do not include grades you expect to earn in courses you have not completed.

10 A-G GPA E LIGIBILITY I NDEXES 10 TH AND 11 TH GRADE COURSES ( INCLUDES SUMMER SCHOOL ) Eligibility Index - California Residents Eligibility Index Table for Residents of California or Graduates of California High Schools GPA ACT Score SAT Score GPA ACT Score SAT Score GPA ACT Score SAT Score 3.0 and above qualifies for any score Below 2.0 does not qualify for regular admission For admissions purposes, the CSU uses only the SAT scores for mathematics and critical reading. UC Eligibility Index Below are the combinations of GPA and UC Score Totals that meet UC's minimum requirements. California Residents "A–G" GPAMinimum UC Score Total 3.00 – – – – – – – – – & above143 Non California Residents 3.40 – & above143

11 W HAT ARE THE RULES ON REPEATING COURSES ?  A course in which a grade of C was earned cannot be repeated.  There is no limit to the overall number of repeated courses an applicant may present, but each course can be repeated only once.  A course in which a D/F is earned can be repeated with a course that has the same curriculum, even if the course title is not identical (e.g., Algebra 1 and Beginning Algebra). If a C or better is earned, the original D/F will not be including the GPA calculation. Only the new grade will be used in the GPA calculation.  Students must list all courses, including the original course, on their application.

12 APPLYING FOR ADMISSION Fall filing period is October 1 – November 30. Apply online at Respond to all questions. Check at least once a week and complete all university requests ASAP. Send in official high school transcript, showing graduation date, in June. Fall filing period is November 1 – November 30. Apply online at u/admissions. Respond to all questions. u/admissions Admission decisions are sent out March 1 – March 30. Submit Statement of Intent to Register by May 1 Official high school transcripts due by July 15.

13 C OMPREHENSIVE R EVIEW F ACTORS FOR F RESHMAN A PPLICANTS UC ComprehensiveReview 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, such as demonstrated written and oral proficiency in other languages; special interests, such as intensive study and exploration of other cultures; experiences that demonstrate unusual promise for leadership, such as significant community service or significant participation in student government; 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.

14 C OMPREHENSIVE R EVIEW F ACTORS FOR F RESHMAN A PPLICANTS UC ComprehensiveReview All campuses place highest importance on academic achievement. Criteria include strength of academic program, special talents and projects, accomplishments in light of life experiences and special circumstances. missions/general_info/uc_reviews/fresh man_app.html Freshman Selection by Campus Each UC campus designs its own method for evaluating the factors considered in comprehensive review. For the most current information on how each campus selects its freshmen, visit these websites: Berkeley | Freshman Admission Davis | Application Criteria for Freshman Selection Processs Irvine | Freshman Selection Criteria at UC Irvine Los Angeles | Freshman Selection Merced | Freshman Selection at UC Merced Riverside | Admission as a Freshman San Diego | The UCSD Comprehensive Review Process Santa Barbara | Admissions Santa Cruz | Freshman Admission and SelectionFreshman AdmissionApplication Criteria for Freshman Selection ProcesssFreshman Selection Criteria at UC Irvine Freshman SelectionFreshman Selection at UC MercedAdmission as a FreshmanThe UCSD Comprehensive Review ProcessAdmissionsFreshman Admission and Selection

15 C OMPREHENSIVE R EVIEW F ACTORS FOR F RESHMAN A PPLICANTS UC ComprehensiveReview Personal Statement An opportunity for applicants to provide information that supports and augments review process. Adds clarity, richness and meaning to application and completes the application. Enables application to make the best possible case for admission. An admission decision is never based on the content of the personal statement alone.

16 C OMPREHENSIVE R EVIEW F ACTORS FOR F RESHMAN A PPLICANTS UC ComprehensiveReview Two Writing Prompts 1. 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. 2. 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? Word Count: 1,000 words total

17 V IRTUAL TOURS ualtour/ rtual_tour/ rohan.sdsu.edu/~sdsutour/vrt our/index.html edu/aboutuc/tours.html "See" what's happening at UC campuses and labs: Berkeley Campus Tour Info Online Tour Live Webcams Virtual Reality Panoramas Virtual Tours of Residential Hall Rooms Davis Campus Tour Info Virtual Tour Campus Tour Info Online Tour Live Webcams Virtual Reality Panoramas Virtual Tours of Residential Hall Rooms Campus Tour Info Virtual Tour Los Angeles Campus Tour Info Self-Guided Tour (pdf) Photo Tour BruinCam Campus Tour Info Self-Guided Tour Photo Tour BruinCam San Francisco Mission Bay and Other Campuses Photos Library Virtual Tour Mission Bay Genentech Hall Online Tour Parnassus and Other Campuses Virtual Tour Mission Bay and Other Campuses Photos Library Virtual Tour Mission Bay Genentech Hall Online Tour Parnassus and Other Campuses Virtual Tour Santa Barbara Campus Tour Info Virtual Tour Campus Tour Info Virtual Tour

18 California State University: Tuition and Fees Go to then click on “Explore Campuses” then click on “Comparative View”www.csumentor.com

19 * University of California: Fees are subject to change without notice. Estimated average costs for California residents, Living on campus Living off campus Fees*$11,285 Books and supplies$1,564 Health insurance allowance/fee$1,046 Room and board$12,980$9,889 Personal/transportation$2,575$3,352 TOTAL$29,450$27,136

20 CSU/UC Majors list including campus location: www2.assist.org/browseAreas.do

21 Explore majors offered at all UC’s and CSU’s by Alpha

22 Explore majors by Campus

23 B ASIC S KILLS A SSESSMENT AT THE C ALIFORNIA S TATE U NIVERSITY AND U NIVERSITY OF C ALIFORNIA New students enrolling at the 23 campuses of the California State University (CSU) will be joining more than 390,000 students and 22,000 faculty members in an academic program requiring college-level skills in reading, writing, and computation. Students need to master these basic skills not only to accomplish college-level work but also to meet society's need for a literate, educated citizenry. Because some students admitted to the California State University lack the necessary proficiency in reading, writing, or math to succeed in college, the CSU has designed tests in English and mathematics to identify those students who could benefit from additional pre-baccalaureate study in these areas. Students who cannot demonstrate the level of proficiency in English and mathematics expected by faculty of entering freshmen will be placed in special courses or programs during their first term of enrollment to increase that proficiency and mastery. This brochure provides information about the English Placement Test (EPT). Another brochure, called Focus on Mathematics, available from the CSU Chancellor's Office or online at pdf, provides information about the math assessment test, the Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM). The assessments may be waived based on passage of specific criteria set by the universities. See websites for further information.

24 RCC T RANSFER C ENTER R EQUIREMENTS 60 Transferable Units 4 Critical Courses 1. Oral Communication 2. Written Communication 3. Critical Thinking 4. Math Minimum GPA of Transferable Units 3 Essential Courses 1. English Communication 2. Critical Thinking 3. Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Minimum GPA of 2.4

25 $ M ONEY $ FOR C OLLEGE FINACIAL AID FAFSA Pell Grant: $5550 Student Loan: $3500 Cal Grants CCC: $1551 CSU: $5472 UC: $12,192 Private: $9708 SCHOLARSHIPS NHS Career Center /3051 Bulletin Boards Student Announcements Financial Aid & Scholarship Night November 17, 6:30 pm - Little Theater

26 C AMPUSES OF UC AND CSU

27 S TUDENT U NIONS : THE PLACE TO GO TO GET IN THE KNOW

28 UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION DEADLINES October 1 - November 30November 1 – November 30


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