2 A-G Requirements a - History / Social Science - 2 years required b - English - 4 years requiredc - Mathematics - 3 years required, 4 years recommendedd - Laboratory Science - 2 years required, 3 years recommendede - Language Other than English - 2 years required, 3 years recommendedf - Visual & Performing Arts - 1 year requiredg - Electives - 1 year required
3 217 Opportunities for College In CA! 9 UC’s23 CSU’s75 Private/Independent Colleges110 California Community Colleges
4 University of California BerkleyDavisIrvineLos AngelesMercedRiversideSan DiegoSanta BarbaraSanta Cruz
5 Admission to UC is a Two-Step Process Step 1: EligibilitySubject requirement: “a-g” coursesExamination requirement: SAT Reasoning/ACT & SAT Subject TestsScholarship requirement: is the combination of GPA and standardized test scores you must attainStep 2: SelectionComprehensive Review allows campuses to look more deeply into the application and to use all the information provided by the student to make the best possible admission decision“A-G” RequirementsExamination RequirementsSAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject TestsGPAHonors/AP CoursesChallenging curriculumPersonal Statement2 short essaysExtra Curricular ActivitiesOutstanding accomplishments
6 UC Requirements UC’s use the UC Eligibility Index UC Score using the SAT:Critical Reading + Math + Writing + Subject Test 1 + Subject Test 2 = Total UC ScoreUC Score using the ACT:(Math + Reading + Science) x English/Writing + Subject Test 1 + Subject Test 2 = Total UC Score
8 UC ScoreIf the student’s UC Score meets or exceeds the minimum score shown for his/her GPA, then the student is eligible for admission.
9 UC Averages for 2008-2009 UC’s had a total of 95,611 applicants Admitted 76,842 (80%)36,763 (48%) planned to enrollAll campuses combined3.79 GPA1769 SAT Reasoning score25.2 ACT score
10 UC Averages for 2008-2009 Berkley – GPA 4.18, SAT 2035, ACT 29 UCLA – GPA 4.15, SAT 2003, ACT 29UCSB – GPA 3.94, SAT 1855, ACT 27UCR – GPA 3.58, SAT 1656, ACT 23
11 California State Universities Cal MaritimeCal Poly PomonaCal Poly San Luis ObispoCSU BakersfieldCSU Channel IslandsCSU ChicoCSU Dominguez HillsCSU East BayCSU FresnoCSU Long BeachCSU Los AngelesCSU Monterey BayCSU NorthridgeCSU SacramentoCSU San BernardinoCSU San MarcosCSU StanislausHumboldt State UniversitySacramento State UniversitySan Diego State UniversitySan Francisco State UniversitySan Jose State UniversitySonoma State University
12 CSU Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher of A-G courses Minimum Eligibility Index of 2900 using the SAT or 694 using the ACT.Eligibility Index using SAT:SAT (scores in math and critical reading) + (800 x GPA)Example: (800 x 2.5 GPA) = 3000This meets the minimum requirement
13 CSU Requirements cont’d Eligibility Index using ACT:(10 x ACT composite score without the writing score) + (200 x GPA)Example: (10 x 21) + (200 x 2.5 GPA) = 710This meets the minimum requirement
14 Private/Independent Colleges (some examples) Asuza Pacific UniversityCalifornia Institute of TechnologyCalifornia Lutheran UniversityChapman UniversityDominican UniversityFresno Pacific UniversityLoyola Marymount UniversityOccidental CollegePepperdine UniversitySanta Clara UniversityStanford UniversityUniversity of La VerneUniversity of RedlandsUniversity of San DiegoUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of the PacificWestmont CollegeWhittier CollegeWoodbury University
15 Private/Independent Colleges Students can request these applicationsat (345 colleges)Deadlines and Fees varyEntrance Requirements varyLetters of recommendation are oftenrequired (2 week notice)Require SAT’s or ACT test scores
16 Community Colleges Ventura College Oxnard College Moorpark College Santa Barbara Community College
17 Community College Requirements Requirement is 18 yrs old or high schooldiploma.Apply sometime in April/May of senior yearTransfer Programs
18 Why Community College 2nd chance to get into your first choice universityNot sure about your MAJORMaturity reasonsFinancial reasonsNot ready to move out of the nest
19 Community College TRANSFER PROGRAMS Complete 60 transferable units then,transfer to 4-year universityCommunity Colleges have contractswith many universities-guaranteedadmissionsAfter completion can earn a communitycollege degree (AA Degree)
20 What do 4 Year Colleges Consider? Primary FactorsRigor of Academic CoursesAcademic Performance/GradesCollege Admissions Test ScoresAdditional FactorsExtracurricular ActivitiesEssay(s)Letters of RecommendationDemonstrated Interest
21 College Admissions Testing SATTime: 3 hours, 45 minutesSubjects Covered: Critical Reading, Math, Writing (includes the Essay), Experimental (unscored)Science: not includedMath: accounts for 1/3 of overall score. Topics Covered: Arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and algebra IIScoring: Total score out of 2400.ACTTime: 3 hours, 25 minutesSubjects Covered: English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing (optional)Science: (analysis, interpretation, evaluation, basic content, and problem solving)Math: accounts for 1/4 of overall score. Topics Covered: Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometryScoring: Total composite score of 1-36
22 SAT Subject TestsRequired for UC’s and recommended for some private universitiesTwo subject tests in two different subject areas: history, literature, math (level 2 only), science or language other than English
23 What Colleges are Right for You? What to considerSize and diversity of student bodyLocationAcademic programs (majors)Campus life – athletics, activities, housingGraduation and retention ratesFinancial aid and scholarship opportunities
24 Visit Campuses Take a campus tour Speak with an admissions counselor Ask about financial aid opportunitiesSit in on a class of interestRead the student newspaperTalk to students and facultyTour the student housing
25 NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards Division I16 core courses are required4 years of English3 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab)1 additional year of English, math or natural/physical science2 years of social science4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy)
26 NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards Continued Division II14 core courses are required3 years of English2 years of math (Algebra 1 or higher)2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab)2 additional year of English, math or natural/physical science2 years of social science3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy)
27 NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards Continued Test Scores and GPADivision I has a sliding scale for test score and GPADivision II has a minimum SAT score requirement of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68 and a 2.0 minimumThe SAT writing section score is not used
28 Freshman TimelineAttend Back-to School Night to find out the requirements in all classes.Begin to review college entrance requirements.Develop a “Student Planner” on CSU Mentor, or another source to maintain an academic portfolio of courses, college admission requirements, SAT, SAT-II, and ACT test dates.Participate in school activities. Find out about activities, sports and clubs available in high school and be sure to get involved!
29 Sophomore TimelineContinue to participate in academic enrichment programs, special summer workshops and camps offered by different college campuses in music, science, engineering, writing, filmmaking, theater, language, and other subjects.Apply for California Scholarship Federation (CSF) membership if you qualify.PSAT test administered in October. All SBHS students take this test.Update your “Student Planner” with completed courses from 9th grade and input 10th grade classes.Take virtual campus tours of any college campuses of interest, and check out campus web pages. Talk to college campuses and ask the guides about their college experiences.
30 Junior TimelineMeet with Counselor to make sure you are on track to take the necessary classes to meet the requirements for the US, CSU, or Private school’s admission.Maintain your “A’s” and “B’s”, which are extremely important during your junior year of high school. Gear up for mid-year finals- junior year grades are crucial.Update your “Student Planner” with completed courses from the 10th grade classes.Fill out your “Brag Sheet”.Attend college and university night programs and visit with campus outreach representatives when they visit our campus.Visit College CampusesTake the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test) in October. This is a practice exam for the SAT I. SBHS juniors all take this exam in the middle of October-no registration is necessary.Prepare for the SAT I or ACTRegister for SAT in February, and March. Take SAT Reasoning in April and in May. Take the SAT Subject Tests in June.
31 Senior TimelineReview class schedules with high school counselor to ensure that college preparatory requirements are being satisfied.Early September: Register for the SAT or ACT. The high school counselor will have forms and information about fee waivers for those who qualify.Update the CSU “Student Planner” with 11th grade completed courses and input 12th grade classes. Continue to questions to college campus representatives.October: Begin the application process on line.Attend college and university night programs and open houses. Attend information meeting when a certain college is on campus.November 1-30th: apply to colleges. Some campuses may continue to accept application after November 30th.
32 Senior Timeline Cont’d January: complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. It provides financial aid opportunities and eligibility information and can calculate an estimated financial aid package.Frequently check with high school counselor for scholarships awarded by schools, local companies, and community groups. Search for this information in the counselor’s office and Internet.March and April: If required, take the English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Math (ELM) exam at a CSU campus. A passing score in EPT or ELM is required.May: Take AP Exams. Have your scores sent to your final-choice college.Send thank-you notes to teachers who wrote recommendations.June: have your final transcripts sent to your college.July: Notify the financial aid office of your college about any scholarships you’ve been offered.
33 EXPLORE Created by the ACT Tests on: English Mathematics Reading Usage/Mechanics – punctuation, grammar and usage, and sentence structureRhetorical Skills – your understanding of the use of strategy, organization and style in writingMathematicsReadingScience
34 EXPLORE Your Scores 1 is the lowest score you can receive 25 is the highest score you can receiveNorms – percentage of students scoring at or below your level.For example: Billy’s report shows a 73% next to his English score. This means that he scored as high as or higher than 73% of students in that comparison group who too EXPLORE
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