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1 Leland Academic Counseling Team Presents: College Event Go, Chargers!

2 Leland Academic Counseling Team Deepa Mukherjee Assistant Principal (Guidance) Senior Class Adviser Brenda Stone Academic Counselor Joan Albers College & Career Center Technician

3 Agenda 1:00-1:10: Welcome, Introductions, General Overview 1:00-1:10: Welcome, Introductions, General Overview 1:10-1:35: Post-secondary Options and Requirements 1:10-1:35: Post-secondary Options and Requirements 1:35-2:00: Resources for students and parents 1:35-2:00: Resources for students and parents 2:30-3:30: Leland Graduates & Parent Panel 2:30-3:30: Leland Graduates & Parent Panel

4 What Do Colleges/Universities Consider While Making Decisions? Considered Top Three at most schools: Grades in academic classes Grades in academic classes Rigor of academic classes Rigor of academic classes Test Scores SAT & ACT Test Scores SAT & ACT

5 Some Colleges May Consider Extracurricular activities Extracurricular activities Honors and awards Honors and awards Leadership Leadership Volunteer work/community service (commitment) Volunteer work/community service (commitment) Special talents Special talents Hardships Hardships Athletic Talent Athletic Talent Clubs Clubs Creativity Creativity

6 CSU/UC A-G Requirements A - History/Social Science 2 years A - History/Social Science 2 years B - English 4 years B - English 4 years C - Mathematics 3 years (required)/4 years (recommended) C - Mathematics 3 years (required)/4 years (recommended) D - Lab Science 2 years (required)/3 years (recommended) 1 yr life science and 1 yr physical D - Lab Science 2 years (required)/3 years (recommended) 1 yr life science and 1 yr physical E - Language Other than English 2 years of the same language/3 years (recommended) E - Language Other than English 2 years of the same language/3 years (recommended) F- Visual Performing Arts 1 year F- Visual Performing Arts 1 year G- Electives 1 year G- Electives 1 year

7 Grades in Academic Classes *SJUSD does not weigh GPA (but colleges do) *SJUSD does not rank students by GPA “C” or better (even in senior year, even after granted admission to college) “C” or better (even in senior year, even after granted admission to college) “D” in any course should be “validated” “D” in any course should be “validated” Choosing classes for next year Choosing classes for next year

8 What if I have a “D” in an academic course? “D” s must be validated in order to be eligible for college. SJUSD does not allow students to retake a course if they received a “D.” “D” s must be validated in order to be eligible for college. SJUSD does not allow students to retake a course if they received a “D.” “D” in regular course (e.g., English 5-6) may be validated by taking online course, enrolling in community college, enrolling in private summer school, or in some cases, through SAT test. “D” in regular course (e.g., English 5-6) may be validated by taking online course, enrolling in community college, enrolling in private summer school, or in some cases, through SAT test. “D” in advanced course (e.g., AP Biology) may only be validated through similar course in community college. “D” in advanced course (e.g., AP Biology) may only be validated through similar course in community college. Student athletes need to be aware that the NCAA (depending on division), may not accept grade validation through online courses. Student athletes need to be aware that the NCAA (depending on division), may not accept grade validation through online courses. **Always consult Mrs. Stone or Mrs. Albers before deciding on validating option.

9 What if I have a “D” in an academic course? For all courses in Mathematics (area C) and all courses in Foreign Language (Area E), if you receive a grade of “D” in the first semester and a grade of “C” or higher in the second semester, you will receive two semesters of credit. For all courses in Mathematics (area C) and all courses in Foreign Language (Area E), if you receive a grade of “D” in the first semester and a grade of “C” or higher in the second semester, you will receive two semesters of credit. Completion of an advanced course in the same subject (Math & Foreign Language) presupposes knowledge of the previous course(s). For example, satisfactory completion of a second year of foreign language will validate the first year. The second year of Algebra will validate the first-year algebra but will not validate Geometry.

10 Guidance Available at Leland Academic Counseling (Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Mukherjee, Mrs. Stone) Academic Counseling (Mr. Thompson, Mrs. Mukherjee, Mrs. Stone) In-class Presentation to Freshmen (spring), Sophmores (spring), Juniors (February – March) & Seniors (October) In-class Presentation to Freshmen (spring), Sophmores (spring), Juniors (February – March) & Seniors (October) Summer Updates Summer Updates

11 Career Center Resources College, Major, Testing and Career Library College, Major, Testing and Career Library Bridges Choices Programs and Get In 2 College (internet 24/7) Bridges Choices Programs and Get In 2 College (internet 24/7) College Rep Visits for all students College Rep Visits for all students Scholarship Bulletin Scholarship Bulletin Financial Aid Materials Financial Aid Materials SAT and ACT Testing Info (registration, free booklets, books, test prep. info, mock ACT’s and SAT’s) SAT and ACT Testing Info (registration, free booklets, books, test prep. info, mock ACT’s and SAT’s) Testing and application fee waivers Testing and application fee waivers Career Center Web Site at sjusd.org/leland Career Center Web Site at sjusd.org/leland

12 College Application Workshops for Seniors CSU Presentation for all CSU’s given by SJSU CSU Presentation for all CSU’s given by SJSU CSU Application Workshop CSU Application Workshop UC Application Workshop UC Application Workshop Independent Application Workshop Independent Application Workshop UC Personal Statement UC Personal Statement College Essays College Essays College Application Workshops College Application Workshops

13 Career Center Web Site Accessed from Leland High Web Site career_center/index.html

14 Consider All Options The California Budget Crisis has affected admissions and academics. The California Budget Crisis has affected admissions and academics. Community College CSUUCIndependent/Privates Public Out of State

15 California Colleges have been under funded for several years. California Colleges have been under funded for several years. We want students to have options in the spring of their senior year and find the best place to obtain education or training …. We want students to have options in the spring of their senior year and find the best place to obtain education or training …. Consider all options! Consider all options!

16 Consider total cost of education: Consider total cost of education: Number of years to graduate and loss of income if it takes additional years in school Amount of financial aid offered

17 Best Match We want students to find the best place for them to obtain the education or training to lead to a career that they will enjoy. We want students to find the best place for them to obtain the education or training to lead to a career that they will enjoy. If the student is happy, hopefully they will obtain the education that will lead to a career that they will enjoy. If the student is happy, hopefully they will obtain the education that will lead to a career that they will enjoy.

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19 College Options Community Colleges California State Universities University of California Independent Colleges Public Out of State Colleges

20 Community College A good next step… A good next step… 112 campuses in California 112 campuses in California Can prepare you for college level Math and English Can prepare you for college level Math and English Complete lower division courses that are transferable to a four-year college or university Complete lower division courses that are transferable to a four-year college or university Receive career training to get into the workforce quickly and affordably Receive career training to get into the workforce quickly and affordably

21 Reasons to go 1/3 of all UC and 2/3 of all CSU graduates started at a community college. Community college transfer students get admission priority to UC and CSU campuses. Community college transfers are just as successful academically as first-time freshmen in terms of graduation versus drop-out rates. Many community colleges have developed formal agreements with most CSU and UC campuses that will guarantee admission upon transfer Money: Fees average 1/3 the cost of public universities, and 1/10 the cost of private universities. Add to that the potential savings of living at home for two additional years.

22 Admission Requirements One of the following: A high school diploma A high school diploma A General Education Diploma A General Education Diploma A Proficiency Certificate A Proficiency Certificate At least 18 years old with evidence of being able to benefit from the instruction offered by the college. At least 18 years old with evidence of being able to benefit from the instruction offered by the college.

23 CSU Info (csumentor.edu) Top 1/3 of California Residents Top 1/3 of California Residents 13 impacted campuses. Many impacted majors. 13 impacted campuses. Many impacted majors. 23 campuses. Many campuses are commuter schools. 23 campuses. Many campuses are commuter schools. Teach how to apply theory Teach how to apply theory Require either the SAT Reasoning (don’t use writing score) or ACT Require either the SAT Reasoning (don’t use writing score) or ACT

24 CSU GPA: grades in A-G courses, weighted gpa, calculate on CSU Web Site CSU GPA: grades in A-G courses, weighted gpa, calculate on CSU Web Site Application filing period is 10/1-11/30 Application filing period is 10/1-11/30 Don’t require essay, extracurricular activities or letter of recommendation Don’t require essay, extracurricular activities or letter of recommendation Local: Currently if student is eligible and meet all requirements and deadlines… guaranteed spot at SJSU and SFSU Local: Currently if student is eligible and meet all requirements and deadlines… guaranteed spot at SJSU and SFSU CSU Information

25 Financial aid: Need based, Presidential, and some merit Financial aid: Need based, Presidential, and some merit CSUMentor.edu web site has a Cost Calculator, financial aid info and FAFSA on the Web CSUMentor.edu web site has a Cost Calculator, financial aid info and FAFSA on the Web

26 UC Information universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions or universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/apply Top 9% of California Residents Top 9% of California Residents Impacted campuses and majors Impacted campuses and majors 9 campuses plus UCSF for upper division 9 campuses plus UCSF for upper division Teach theory with research opportunities Teach theory with research opportunities Require either SAT Reasoning or ACT WITH optional Writing Require either SAT Reasoning or ACT WITH optional Writing

27 No longer require SAT Subjects but some majors may recommend Subjects. Subject tests won’t hurt but may help. No longer require SAT Subjects but some majors may recommend Subjects. Subject tests won’t hurt but may help. Application period: 11/1 to 11/30! Application period: 11/1 to 11/30! UC GPA: grades in A-G courses, weighted gpa, calculate on UC Web Site UC GPA: grades in A-G courses, weighted gpa, calculate on UC Web Site Currently requires 1,000 word Personal Statement answering two topics Currently requires 1,000 word Personal Statement answering two topics UC Information

28 Comprehensive review: Evaluators score applications based on 14 different criteria including, extracurricular activities, number of AP courses, special talents, outstanding work in a special project. Comprehensive review: Evaluators score applications based on 14 different criteria including, extracurricular activities, number of AP courses, special talents, outstanding work in a special project. Some campuses will do a holistic review (eventually all campuses): A thorough, individualized review of each applicant, in which the evaluator takes into consideration a wide range of academic and nonacademic achievements, in the context of the opportunities available to each student that results in a single score. Some campuses will do a holistic review (eventually all campuses): A thorough, individualized review of each applicant, in which the evaluator takes into consideration a wide range of academic and nonacademic achievements, in the context of the opportunities available to each student that results in a single score. UC Information UC Information

29 UC Information Application is for admissions AND financial aid. Application is for admissions AND financial aid. Financial aid: Need based and some merit & leadership. Financial aid: Need based and some merit & leadership. Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan: Covers educational and student service fees for CA residents whose family earns less that $80,000 annually. Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan: Covers educational and student service fees for CA residents whose family earns less that $80,000 annually.

30 Independents/Privates: AICCU.edu for CA Independents 72 in California 72 in California Selectivity varies (some admit C students & some admit only 7%) Selectivity varies (some admit C students & some admit only 7%) Types vary: Liberal arts, specialty, art, engineering…. Types vary: Liberal arts, specialty, art, engineering…. Requirements vary but usually require A-G courses. Requirements vary but usually require A-G courses.

31 Deadlines vary: Early’s due 11/1, regulars 12/1 –rolling. Most due by end of December or early Jan. Deadlines vary: Early’s due 11/1, regulars 12/1 –rolling. Most due by end of December or early Jan. SAT Reasoning or ACT. Some require SAT Subject Tests. SAT Reasoning or ACT. Some require SAT Subject Tests. Require essays & extracurricular info Require essays & extracurricular info Extracurricular activities entered: honors, awards, extracurricular activities (clubs, sports,…), community service (commitment), work experience…. Leadership…! Extracurricular activities entered: honors, awards, extracurricular activities (clubs, sports,…), community service (commitment), work experience…. Leadership…! Independents

32 Comprehensive review – consider all information, answers, and essays Comprehensive review – consider all information, answers, and essays Merit aid offered at most schools that aren’t selective Merit aid offered at most schools that aren’t selective Very generous financial aid packages for students that are low to mid income at some schools Very generous financial aid packages for students that are low to mid income at some schools Most students finish in four years Most students finish in four years Consider amount of financial aid and total cost of education including the number of years to graduate. Consider amount of financial aid and total cost of education including the number of years to graduate. Independents

33 Public Out of State Thousands of schools in U.S.A. Thousands of schools in U.S.A. Similar to UC’s and CSU’s Similar to UC’s and CSU’s Eligibility and testing requirements will be similar to CSU and UC. Some like CSU – no essay or extracurriculars. Some like UC – essays and extracurriculars. Eligibility and testing requirements will be similar to CSU and UC. Some like CSU – no essay or extracurriculars. Some like UC – essays and extracurriculars.

34 Public Out of State Applications similar to CSU and UC Applications similar to CSU and UC Deadlines similar to CSU and UC (11/30) – some later Deadlines similar to CSU and UC (11/30) – some later SAT Reasoning or ACT. Some may require SAT Subject Tests. SAT Reasoning or ACT. Some may require SAT Subject Tests. Some states cost of living is much lower than California Some states cost of living is much lower than California

35 Out of State Fees Western Undergraduate Exchange (wiche.edu/wue). Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, N. Dakota, Oregon, S. Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Western Undergraduate Exchange (wiche.edu/wue). Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, N. Dakota, Oregon, S. Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Some states offer merit based monies and reductions in out of state fees…. Some states offer merit based monies and reductions in out of state fees….

36 One state guarantees per unit fee for all years will be the same. One state guarantees per unit fee for all years will be the same. Consider total cost of education including out of state fees, cost of living, and years to graduate Consider total cost of education including out of state fees, cost of living, and years to graduate Next slide compares basic info about the four systems Next slide compares basic info about the four systems

37 Info varies and subject to change CSUUCIndepen- dents Public Out of State Eligibility A-G Min. GPA 2.0 A-G Min. GPA 3.0 Usually similar to A-G. Varies. Usually similar to A-G. Varies. Testing SAT Reasoning (doesn’t use writing) or ACT SAT Reason. OR ACT W/ WRITING (some majors may recommend Subject Tests ) VARIES. Sat Reasoning or ACT. Some may require Subject Tests Apply 10/1 to 11/3011/1 to 11/30 Vary. Early’s, Reg. 12/1 - rolling Vary. May be similar to UC or later. Fin. Aid/ Scholar- ships Merit/Need based App also for scholarship. Merit/Need based/Gold + Blue Program Merit/Need based. Some very selective need based only. Merit/Need based/help without of state fees

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39 Resources Leland Career Center (CC) Web Site: Info on many subjects (newsletters and Scholarship Bulletins), online Resources for Testing, Financial Aid, and College, Major & Career Planning: 1.Bridges Programs: (Choices Planner, Choices Explorer, Learning Style Indicator and DWYA Personality Assessment) 2.Get In 2 College resources: College Handbook (43 pages), Mini Manual, & Protected Site. 3.Financial Aid: Documents on the CC Web Site: Financial Aid Basics, Financial Aid Presentation, Estimate of College Costs (+ financial aid info) & Financial Aid Tips). We recommend using Californiacolleges.edu.

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46 Financial Aid Information Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Basic form for federal, state (Cal Grant) and institutional aid. Some independents require additional forms (some require Profile that is available at collegeboard.org). Submit in senior year after 1/1 Deadlines vary. Some monies first come, first served. Deadline for some aid including Cal Grants is 3/2. We offer financial aid workshops. Career Center Web Site has financial aid info/resources.

47 Financial Aid Information We recommend that ALL seniors complete the FAFSA: 1. Most colleges will require FAFSA for merit and talent scholarships May qualify for several types of financial aid You may qualify for federal loans& these loans have better interest rates and repayment schedules Things change ( job loss, illness.) and if FAFSA by is submitted by deadline, you may be able to work with financial aid office later in the year. Please obtain the Fund Your Future Workbook at the end of this event and read this very important booklet. This booklet is available in the Career Center and has been provided to all seniors.

48 Estimated Costs

49 Financial Aid Options

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51 Leland Graduate & Parent Panel Leland Graduate Panelists Myra Davoudi Jason Erickson Sara Piazza Leland Parent Panelists Denise Aitken Denise Aitken Hardeepika Bhurji Susan Erickson Elizabeth Piazza


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