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1 FROSH/SOPH PARENT NIGHT MISSION VIEJO HIGH SCHOOL

2 Graduation Requirements English – 4 years Pass CAHSEE exam Math – 3 years GPA of 1.75 or more Social Science – 3 years Writing Proficiency Science – 3 years 8 hrs. volunteering Health – 1 semester Pass Algebra 1 Physical Education – 2 years 55 Credits in Electives F Fine Arts, or Applied Arts Tech, or Modern Language – 1 year

3 MVHS COUNSELORS  Mrs. Gerri Evans9 th – 12 th A - K  Mr. Steve Uthus9 th – 12 th L - Z

4 FROSH/SOPH PARENT NIGHT COLLEGE ADMISSION It’s not the name on the gate that matters. It’s how you take advantage of your education

5 TOPICS CHOOSING A COLLEGE CHOOSING A COLLEGE 4 YEAR COLLEGES 4 YEAR COLLEGES ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS TESTING TESTING RESOURCES RESOURCES

6 COLLEGE 101 Community College Community College Cal State Universities Cal State Universities University of California University of California Private Universities Private Universities Out of State Out of State Don’t limit yourself to the “name brand” schools. There are over 3,000 colleges out there!!!!! There is a college for every student.

7 COMMUNITY COLLEGE Not everyone will attend a 4 year college. Approximately 50% of our graduates attend Community College. California Community Colleges provide excellent preparation for transfer to 4 year institutions.

8 MVHS Class of 2009 CSU CSU UC - 63 UC - 63 PRIVATE IN CALIFORNIA - 30 PRIVATE IN CALIFORNIA - 30 OUT OF STATE - 72 OUT OF STATE - 72

9 COLLEGE MYTHS “I’ll never get into a decent college unless I take all Honors and AP courses.” WRONG!! Honors/AP/IB curriculum IS NOT for everyone. A solid consistent GPA in college prep courses is more impressive than poor grades earned in Honors Courses.

10 GPA Weighted vs. Unweighted Students in an Honors, AP, or IB level course will be awarded an extra.20 to their GPA per Honors, AP, or IB course taken.

11 HONORS vs. AP vs. IB An Honors Course … An Honors Course … Moves faster and goes into greater depth. Moves faster and goes into greater depth. An AP (Advanced Placement) Course … An AP (Advanced Placement) Course … Is a college level class that culminates with a required exam in May. Is a college level class that culminates with a required exam in May. An IB Course … An IB Course … Is a college level course with an IB exam in May. Most students taking IB courses are in the IB program and working Is a college level course with an IB exam in May. Most students taking IB courses are in the IB program and working toward earning an IB Diploma. toward earning an IB Diploma.

12 CHOOSING A COLLEGE ACADEMICS ACADEMICS PHYSICAL SETTING/LOCATION PHYSICAL SETTING/LOCATION CAMPUS LIFE CAMPUS LIFE STUDENT BODY STUDENT BODY ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES COST/FINANCIAL AID COST/FINANCIAL AID ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS APPLY BROADLY APPLY BROADLY

13 Top Three Factors For College Admission G.P.A. G.P.A. (grades in college prep courses and rigor of course curriculum) (grades in college prep courses and rigor of course curriculum) Extracurricular involvement Extracurricular involvement (athletics, music, theatre, leadership, clubs, etc.) (athletics, music, theatre, leadership, clubs, etc.) Admission Test scores Admission Test scores

14 CSU Admission Requirements a. History/Social Science - 2 years required a. History/Social Science - 2 years required b. English - 4 years required b. English - 4 years required c. Math (Alg. Geom. Alg.2) - 3 years required c. Math (Alg. Geom. Alg.2) - 3 years required d. Lab Science (1 Bio. 1 Phys.) - 2 years required d. Lab Science (1 Bio. 1 Phys.) - 2 years required e. Language Other Than English - 2 years req. e. Language Other Than English - 2 years req. f. Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year required f. Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year required g. College Prep Elective - 1 year required g. College Prep Elective - 1 year required

15 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES / IMPACTION CAMPUSES / IMPACTION ADMISSIONS ADMISSIONS ELIGIBILITY vs. SELECTION ELIGIBILITY vs. SELECTION TESTING – SAT/ACT (send scores) TESTING – SAT/ACT (send scores) APPLICATION – Oct.1/Nov.30 APPLICATION – Oct.1/Nov

16 CSU ADMISSIONS 2009 CAL POLY SLO GPA SAT 1278 CAL POLY SLO GPA SAT 1278 SAN FRANCISCO ST. GPA SAT 1100 SAN FRANCISCO ST. GPA SAT 1100 SAN DIEGO ST. GPA SAT 1179 SAN DIEGO ST. GPA SAT 1179 CSU SAN MARCOS GPA SAT 990 CSU SAN MARCOS GPA SAT 990 CSU FULLERTON GPA SAT 984 CSU FULLERTON GPA SAT 984

17 U. of Calif. Admission Requirements c. Math – 4 years recommended c. Math – 4 years recommended d. Lab Science – 3 years recommended d. Lab Science – 3 years recommended e. Language Other Than English – 3 years recommended e. Language Other Than English – 3 years recommended

18 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CAMPUSES/ADMISSIONS CAMPUSES/ADMISSIONS ELIGIBILITY vs SELECTION ELIGIBILITY vs SELECTION TESTING – SAT/ACT TESTING – SAT/ACT APPLICATION – Nov. 1 – Nov.30 APPLICATION – Nov. 1 – Nov.30 COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW UC APPROVED COURSE LIST UC APPROVED COURSE LIST PERSONAL STATEMENT PERSONAL STATEMENT

19 UC ADMISSIONS UCB 4.15 SAT 2033 UCB 4.15 SAT 2033 UCLA 4.16 SAT 2010 UCLA 4.16 SAT 2010 UCSD 4.08 SAT 1964 UCSD 4.08 SAT 1964 UCSB 3.93 SAT 1863 UCSB 3.93 SAT 1863 UC DAVIS 4.00 SAT 1887 UC DAVIS 4.00 SAT 1887 UCI 4.01 SAT 1873 UCI 4.01 SAT 1873 UC SANTA CRUZ 3.76 SAT 1797 UC SANTA CRUZ 3.76 SAT 1797 UC RIVERSIDE 3.61 SAT 1666 UC RIVERSIDE 3.61 SAT 1666 UC MERCED 3.53 SAT 1623 UC MERCED 3.53 SAT 1623

20 INDEPENDENT COLLEGES CAMPUSES – 67 colleges and universities - some like CSU, some like UC. CAMPUSES – 67 colleges and universities - some like CSU, some like UC. APPLICATION – Nov./Dec./Jan./Feb. APPLICATION – Nov./Dec./Jan./Feb. EARLY DECISION/EARLY ACTION EARLY DECISION/EARLY ACTION ESSAY ESSAY LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION https://www.commonapp.org https://www.commonapp.org https://www.commonapp.org

21 Letter of Recommendation Required by Private colleges Required by Private colleges Forms printed out from college website Forms printed out from college website Some colleges will ask for teacher letter Some colleges will ask for teacher letter Some colleges want teacher and counselor/administrator letter Some colleges want teacher and counselor/administrator letter Student who needs Counselor/administrator letter must meet with correct person for procedure to follow, allowing 4 weeks to do Student who needs Counselor/administrator letter must meet with correct person for procedure to follow, allowing 4 weeks to do

22 INDEPENDENT COLLEGES U S C GPA 3.8 SAT 2000 U S C GPA 3.8 SAT 2000 Chapman GPA 3.72 SAT 1835 Chapman GPA 3.72 SAT 1835 Concordia GPA 3.52 SAT 1040 Concordia GPA 3.52 SAT 1040 Point Loma GPA 3.5 SAT 1123 Point Loma GPA 3.5 SAT 1123

23 OUT OF STATE COLLEGES University of Arizona GPA 3.47 SAT 1108 University of Arizona GPA 3.47 SAT 1108 Arizona State GPA 3.40 SAT 1150 Arizona State GPA 3.40 SAT 1150 Oregon State GPA 3.50 SAT 1074 Oregon State GPA 3.50 SAT 1074 BYU GPA 3.80 SAT 1255 BYU GPA 3.80 SAT

24 COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTING  Students can take a PSAT exam in October of both the Sophomore and junior years.  Students can take the Mock SAT or ACT in February each year.  These tests are given at MVHS. They provide important practice opportunities to prepare students for the real SAT and ACT. A score report helps to identify your strengths and weaknesses.

25 TESTING 4 year colleges require either SAT or ACT 4 year colleges require either SAT or ACT Some competitive private schools also want subject tests (minimum of two) Some competitive private schools also want subject tests (minimum of two) Recommend taking SAT or ACT spring of junior year for first time Recommend taking SAT or ACT spring of junior year for first time Take subject test at end of the class being tested Take subject test at end of the class being tested December test of senior year is last test accepted December test of senior year is last test accepted & &

26 COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTS SAT REASONING TEST  Critical Reading  Mathematics  Writing  800 score for each area  Perfect Score = 2400

27 ACT ACT is linked to student achievement, not aptitude ACT is linked to student achievement, not aptitude Test has four sections (Highest score: 36) Test has four sections (Highest score: 36) English English Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension Mathematics (arithmetic through trigonometry) Mathematics (arithmetic through trigonometry) Science Reasoning Science Reasoning Plus: Writing Test Plus: Writing Test

28 SAT Subject Tests Literature Literature Math Level 2 Math Level 2 Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry Physics Physics U.S. History U.S. History World History World History Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin

29 Kuder Career Planning Pg. 41 of planning guide Pg. 41 of planning guide MVHS ACCESS CODE: MVHS ACCESS CODE: Password: diablo Password: diablo Zip code: Zip code: Career Search Code: I929729VAU Career Search Code: I929729VAU Skills Assessment Code: S929728VAU Skills Assessment Code: S929728VAU Work Values Inventory Code: V929727VAU Work Values Inventory Code: V929727VAU

30 RESOURCES

31 WHAT TO DO NOW ? SIGN UP FOR SAT, ACT, SUBJECT TESTS SIGN UP FOR SAT, ACT, SUBJECT TESTS FOCUS ON GRADES FOCUS ON GRADES GET TO KNOW COLLEGES – USE WEBSITES FOR COLLEGE SEARCHES GET TO KNOW COLLEGES – USE WEBSITES FOR COLLEGE SEARCHES VISIT COLLEGES BETWEEN NOW AND VISIT COLLEGES BETWEEN NOW AND SENIOR YEAR SENIOR YEAR


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