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Resources and Staying Informed Upcoming Events High School Graduation Requirements Community College Admission 4-year University Options and Admission Requirements UC/CSU, Out-of-State & Private Colleges How Colleges Review Applications College Admission Exams SAT and ACT NAVIANCE: College Exploration and Starting a “College List” Off-Campus Courses NCAA
Ashley Bahner Student Last Names A-E, Ri-Sil Rebecca Vincent Student Last Names F-K, Sim-Va Melissa Sage Student Last Names L-Rh, Ve-Z Contact your student’s alpha-counselor if you have any questions Darlene Burton College/Career Center Coordinator 11am-3pm M-F Andy Shephard CCA Registrar
Naviance 11 th Grade Monthly Counseling Calendar 11 th Grade Monthly Counseling Calendar Counseling, College & Career Center Newsletter Aeries (monitor your grades & graduation status) Aeries Daily Bulletin CCA website & CCA Calendar CCA website CCA Calendar
2014-2015 Course Selection March, 2014 Connecting 11 th Grade Parents with Counseling 3/26/14 2:00 pm and the College & Career Center - Monthly Q&A College & Career Center SDUHSD College Fair 4/22/14 6:30 pm Del Mar Fairgrounds
SUBJECTCreditsTerms ENGLISH40 Credits4 Terms SOCIAL SCIENCE (World, US, Gov/Econ)30 Credits3 Terms MATHEMATICS *30 Credits3 Terms SCIENCE (1 Life, 1 Physical)20 Credits2 Terms FINE/PERFORMING ART10 Credits1 Term PHYSICAL EDUCATION **20 Credits2 Terms PRACTICAL ART (CTE)10 Credits1 Term ELECTIVES70 Credits7 Terms TOTAL230 Credits *** *Must pass Algebra 1 (this requirement can be met in middle school) **Must pass State-mandated Health curriculum ***Must pass the California High School Exit Exam (Language Arts and Math)
Students may enroll at a California community college if they earned a high school diploma. There are no specific requirements for entrance but rigorous classes help to prepare students. SAT/ACT are not required.California community college Students can earn professional certificates, associate degrees and/or participate in transfer programs.transfer programs The benefits of community college include smaller class sizes and lower costs. It may be a good fit for students who aren’t sure what they want to study or who want to prepare for a career like culinary arts, cosmetology or audio tech. Students who aren’t selected for their first choice college may attend and transfer later. For more information visit the CCA Counseling Community College web page.Community College o A MiraCosta Student Ambassador is available to meet with students in the College & Career Center, located in the College and Career Center o Students can sign-up in advance or walk-in
California Public Universities California State Universities (CSU’s) 23 CSU campuses University of California (UC’s) 9 UC campuses Out-of-State Public Colleges & Universities Private Colleges
Fulfill the minimum A - G subject requirementsA - G subject requirements Fulfill the examination requirement ACT or SAT Reasoning Exam (CSU does not require the score from the Writing section of the SAT or the ACT) Admission is determined by an eligibility indexeligibility index 10 SAT (CR + M) + (800 x GPA*) = 2900 or above ( 10 x composite ACT score) + (200 x GPA*) = 694 or above * The initial admission decision is made based on 10 th and 11 th GPA in a-g courses
Fulfill the minimum A-G subject requirementsA-G subject requirements Fulfill the examination requirementexamination requirement SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing SAT Subject exams are not required, but may be submitted if they add value. Visit the UC website for more information. SAT Subject exams more information Admission is determined by Admission Index & Comprehensive Review. All campuses use the same 14 factors to evaluate applications but may apply them differently and make admission decisions independently. Be sure to review the process of each campus.Admission Index Comprehensive Review 11
A l History/Social Science – 2 YEARS REQUIRED B l English – 4 YEARS REQUIRED C l Mathematics – 3 YEARS REQUIRED, 4 YEARS RECOMMENDED (one each year) *Must complete Algebra 2. D l Laboratory Science – 2 YEARS REQUIRED, 3 YEARS RECOMMENDED *Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of these three foundational subjects: biology, chemistry and physics. El Language Other than English – 2 YEARS REQUIRED, 3 YEARS RECOMMENDED *Two years of the same language other than English. Fl Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) – 1 YEAR REQUIRED *A single year-long approved arts course from a single VPA discipline: dance, drama/theater, music or visual art. G l College-Preparatory Electives – 1 YEAR REQUIRED * All courses must be completed with ‘C’ grade or higher *CSU/UC approved course list for CCA is available online At https://doorways.ucop.edu/listhttps://doorways.ucop.edu/list
For 2013-14 Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors (UC Applicants for Fall 2015 and beyond) Students cannot validate an omission of Geometry with ANY advanced level math course, but may validate a grade deficiency. Therefore, all UC eligible students must pass both semesters of Geometry in middle school or high school.
If an F grade is earned in any course required for high school graduation, the course must be repeated. Students who plan to go directly to a 4-year college are strongly advised to repeat any D grade to be eligible and to improve GPA. For CSU/UC Admissions Students who earn a D or F grade in an A-G course that is required for admission will need to repeat the course to remain eligible for CSU/UC. During their senior year, students that receive a D or F grade in any courses, including AP and non A-G courses, may be at risk of having their admissions rescinded. Seniors should earn Cs or better! 14
Students should check with each college individually as requirements vary by institution Admission is often determined by a “committee” type process Many campuses use the Common Application One application used by over 350 colleges and universities Accepted in place of the school’s own application and students can apply to many colleges using this one application Colleges that use the Common Application also require: An essay (some schools require additional supplemental essays) Letters of recommendation from your counselor and teacher(s) www.commonapp.org www.commonapp.org : Provides a list of schools that accept the Common Application in place of their own application www.commonapp.org www.commonapp.org : Provides a list of schools that accept the Common Application in place of their own application
Letters of recommendation may also be required for Private Universities and Out-of-state colleges They are not required or accepted for UC/CSU schools Students requiring a letter of recommendation for college will have to complete the Brag Packet Survey in Naviance This survey asks students to write about accomplishments in high school and gives teachers/counselors more insight into who you are Students may also require a letter of recommendation for Scholarships Special programs or majors Brag Packets will be available in Naviance at the end of 11th grade
SAT I Critical Reading Includes reading passages and sentence completions. Mathematics Includes questions on arithmetic operations, algebra, geometry, statistics and probability Writing Includes a short essay and multiple-choice questions on identifying errors and improving grammar and usage. SAT II Subject Tests Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. Check individual college websites to confirm test requirements. 17
ACT The ACT (No Writing) consists of four multiple-choice tests: English Grammar Mathematics (up to Trigonometry) Reading Comprehension Science Reasoning The ACT Plus Writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a Writing Test.Writing Test 18
ACTSAT When is it administered? Six times per yearSeven times per year What is the test structure? Four-section exam: English, Math, Reading, and Science Reasoning. Ten-section exam: Three Critical Reading, three Math, three Writing, and one Experimental. What is the test content? Math: up to trigonometry. Science: charts, experiments. Reading: four passages, one each of Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities, and Natural Science. English: stresses grammar. Math: up to Algebra II. Science: none. Reading: sentence completions, short and long critical reading passages, reading comprehension. Writing: an essay, and questions testing grammar, usage, and word choice. Is there a penalty for wrong answers? NoYes How is the test scored? 1-36 for each subject, averaged for a composite score. A 36 is the highest possible composite score. 200-800 per section, added together for a combined score. A 2400 is the highest possible combined score. Are all scores sent to schools? Yes, unless students select the "Score Choice" option. Students can choose which schools will receive their scores AND which scores the schools will see. Are there other uses for the exams? Scholarship purposes. Best time to register? At least four weeks before the test dateAt least six weeks before the test date Need more information? ACT, Inc.: (319) 337-1000 http://www.act.org/ http://www.act.org/ The College Board http://www.collegeboard.com/ http://www.collegeboard.com/
SATSAT and ACTACT The “best” time to take any test is when the student is academically prepared to do so. To determine your student’s optimum test time, consider the following: For the SAT or the ACT, it is recommended that students have recently successfully completed English 11 or AP English Language. For the SAT, students should have successfully completed Algebra II For the ACT, students are best prepared if they have successfully completed Algebra II/ Trig Honors or Math Analysis w/ Trigonometry It is recommended that students sit for at least one test (SAT and/or ACT) in the 11th grade. By doing so, students have more flexibility to re-test in 12th grade. SAT Subject Tests It is recommended that students take the subject test soon after successfully completing the corresponding course. 20
Available Test Dates For 2014 SAT Reasoning & SAT Subject Exams March 8 th, 2014 (SAT ONLY) May 3 rd, 2014 June 7 th, 2014 Register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.comwww.collegeboard.com Register for the ACT at www.act.orgwww.act.org Testing not your strong suit? www.fairtest.orgwww.fairtest.org provides a list of colleges and universities that do not require the ACT or SAT for admission 21 ACT February 8 th, 2014 April 12 th, 2014 June 14 th, 2014
Committee Selection ( Private colleges & universities) Students are reviewed in the context of their entire application. Extracurricular activities, leadership roles, portfolios & auditions, recommendations, and community service can play a more significant role. Comprehensive or Holistic Review (UC) UC campuses all use the same 14 factors to evaluate applicants (GPA in A- G courses, test scores, # of and performance in Honors/AP courses, strength of senior schedule, special talents/achievements/awards, etc… to name a few)14 factors While all UC campuses use the same 14 factors, they often apply these factors differently. Be sure to review the selection process of each campus Eligibility Index (CSU & UC) Campuses use a mathematical equation to determine eligibility, primarily based on GPA and test scores. The index will vary by campus.
Research colleges & majors College Search College Match Scattergrams and Acceptance History (Admissions statistics are available for classes of 2008-2013) Start creating his/her Colleges I’m Thinking About List Update his/her Résumé Sign up for college visits over 120 colleges visit CCA College & Career Center Research Scholarships & Summer Programs available to Juniors
If you have never registered: Use your student’s ID number with a letter p (ex.123456p) as the registration code. If you have already registered: Sign in with your e-mail address and password. If you forgot your log in information, use the “forgot password” link to reset.
Choose from the many College Research features available. If you are just starting to research colleges, college search is a great place to start.
Data indicates the averages of CCA accepted applicants. Each school determines which GPA it uses for admission. The GPA used in Naviance is the Total Weighted 9-12. Research requirements, overall admission statistics, financial aid/costs, majors, student life and links to the college website. After you have compared yourself to the average admitted student, decide if you want to add this college to your list.
If your student determines that it is a college he or she may be interested in applying to, by clicking “ADD TO LIST” it will populate the college to their Colleges I’m Thinking About list.
When researching colleges, be sure to consider multiple criteria - cost, admission rates, requirements, location, majors available, size, student life – to help your student determine a possible good fit college. Your student’s college list should include a broad range of schools, mostly “Safety” Schools – preparation well exceeds admission requirements & costs “Match” Schools – preparation meets or exceeds admission requirements & costs And a few… “Reach” Schools - admission is very competitive regardless of student preparation (historically low admission rates); student does not meet or exceed requirements or the school’s cost exceeds your college budget Use Naviance and the college websites* to research admission criteria and acceptance rates to compare your qualifications with those of students who have been admitted in the past. *Your best source is always the college.
Another helpful feature is Compare Me. It help’s determine how competitive a student is for admission to the colleges they’re considering.
32 If your student wants to take a course off-campus (e.g. a college course, private instruction, or an online course) and you want the course to appear on your high school transcript, you must follow these steps: 1. Speak with the counselor prior to signing up for the off-campus course. 2. Submit an Off-Campus Permission Form. No grade or credits will be posted without a prior Off-Campus Permission form.Off-Campus Permission Form. 3. When you are finished with the course, it is your responsibility to have an official transcript sent directly to the registrar at CCA. 4. Students can apply a maximum of 30 credits off-campus coursework to their high school transcript. 5. Off Campus courses that you want to be included for college admissions must be completed and turned in by May 23, 2014 to be posted under the 11 th grade school year.
Prospective student-athletes must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse to be eligible to play NCAA Division I or Division II sports in college (Athletes playing in NCAA Division III do not have to register) Students should register no later than the end of their 11 th grade. The NCAA core-course requirements can be found here (very similar to high school graduation requirements) here If you are applying to a Division 1 school, NCAA will no longer accept classes taken online though BYU or American University after August 1, 2010. If you have taken a class through one of these online institutions after August 1, 2010 please see your counselor to discuss eligibility as soon as possible. Please visit the NCAA Eligibility Center to register. For more information on NCAA Eligibility, click hereNCAA Eligibility Center here Please visit the NCAA Eligibility Center to register. For more information on NCAA Eligibility, click hereNCAA Eligibility Center here