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Welcome to College Information Night. A-G Requirements  a - History / Social Science - 2 years required  b - English - 4 years required  c - Mathematics.

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1 Welcome to College Information Night

2 A-G Requirements  a - History / Social Science - 2 years required  b - English - 4 years required  c - Mathematics - 3 years required, 4 years recommended  d - Laboratory Science - 2 years required, 3 years recommended  e - Language Other than English - 2 years required, 3 years recommended  f - Visual & Performing Arts - 1 year required  g - Electives - 1 year required

3 217 Opportunities for College In CA!  9 UC’s  23 CSU’s  75 Private/Independent Colleges  110 California Community Colleges

4 University of California  Berkley  Davis  Irvine  Los Angeles  Merced  Riverside  San Diego  Santa Barbara  Santa Cruz

5 Admission to UC is a Two-Step Process Step 1: Eligibility   Subject requirement: “a-g” courses   Examination requirement: SAT Reasoning/ACT & SAT Subject Tests   Scholarship requirement: is the combination of GPA and standardized test scores you must attain Step 2: Selection   Comprehensive 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” Requirements   Examination Requirements   SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests   GPA   Honors/AP Courses   Challenging curriculum   Personal Statement   2 short essays   Extra Curricular Activities   Outstanding 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 Score  UC Score using the ACT:  (Math + Reading + Science) x 0.667 + English/Writing + Subject Test 1 + Subject Test 2 = Total UC Score

7 UC Eligibility Index Minimum GPA = 3.0 A-G GPA 3.00 – 3.04 3.05 – 3.09 3.10 – 3.14 3.15 – 3.19 3.20 – 3.24 3.25 – 3.29 3.30 – 3.34 3.35 – 3.39 3.40 – 3.44 3.45 & above UC Score Total 223210198187175165157152147143

8 UC Score  If 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 enroll  All campuses combined  3.79 GPA  1769 SAT Reasoning score  25.2 ACT score

10 UC Averages for 2008-2009  Berkley – GPA 4.18, SAT 2035, ACT 29  UCLA – GPA 4.15, SAT 2003, ACT 29  UCSB – GPA 3.94, SAT 1855, ACT 27  UCR – GPA 3.58, SAT 1656, ACT 23

11 California State Universities  Cal Maritime  Cal Poly Pomona  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  CSU Bakersfield  CSU Channel Islands  CSU Chico  CSU Dominguez Hills  CSU East Bay  CSU Fresno  CSU Long Beach  CSU Los Angeles  CSU Monterey Bay  CSU Northridge  CSU Sacramento  CSU San Bernardino  CSU San Marcos  CSU Stanislaus  Humboldt State University  Sacramento State University  San Diego State University  San Francisco State University  San Jose State University  Sonoma 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: 1000 + (800 x 2.5 GPA) = 3000  This 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) = 710  This meets the minimum requirement

14 Private/Independent Colleges (some examples)  Asuza Pacific University  California Institute of Technology  California Lutheran University  Chapman University  Dominican University  Fresno Pacific University  Loyola Marymount University  Occidental College  Pepperdine University  Santa Clara University  Stanford University  University of La Verne  University of Redlands  University of San Diego  University of Southern California  University of the Pacific  Westmont College  Whittier College  Woodbury University

15 Private/Independent Colleges   Students can request these applications at www.commonapp.org (345 colleges)   Deadlines and Fees vary   Entrance Requirements vary   Letters of recommendation are often required (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 school diploma.   Apply sometime in April/May of senior year   Transfer Programs

18 Why Community College   2nd chance to get into your first choice university   Not sure about your MAJOR   Maturity reasons   Financial reasons   Not ready to move out of the nest

19 Community College TRANSFER PROGRAMS   Complete 60 transferable units then, transfer to 4-year university   Community Colleges have contracts   with many universities-guaranteed admissions   After completion can earn a community college degree (AA Degree)

20 What do 4 Year Colleges Consider? Primary Factors  Rigor of Academic Courses  Academic Performance/Grades  College Admissions Test Scores Additional Factors  Extracurricular Activities  Essay(s)  Letters of Recommendation  Demonstrated Interest

21 College Admissions Testing SAT  Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes  Subjects Covered: Critical Reading, Math, Writing (includes the Essay), Experimental (unscored)  Science: not included  Math: accounts for 1/3 of overall score. Topics Covered: Arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and algebra II  Scoring: Total score out of 2400. ACT  Time: 3 hours, 25 minutes  Subjects 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 trigonometry  Scoring: Total composite score of 1-36

22 SAT Subject Tests  Required for UC’s and recommended for some private universities  Two 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 consider  Size and diversity of student body  Location  Academic programs (majors)  Campus life – athletics, activities, housing  Graduation and retention rates  Financial aid and scholarship opportunities

24 Visit Campuses  Take a campus tour  Speak with an admissions counselor  Ask about financial aid opportunities  Sit in on a class of interest  Read the student newspaper  Talk to students and faculty  Tour the student housing

25 NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards  Division I  16 core courses are required  4 years of English  3 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 science  2 years of social science  4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy)

26 NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards Continued  Division II  14 core courses are required  3 years of English  2 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 science  2 years of social science  3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion/philosophy)

27 NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards Continued  Test Scores and GPA  Division I has a sliding scale for test score and GPA  Division II has a minimum SAT score requirement of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68 and a 2.0 minimum  The SAT writing section score is not used

28 Freshman Timeline  Attend 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 Timeline  Continue 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 Timeline  Meet 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 Campuses  Take 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 ACT  Register for SAT in February, and March. Take SAT Reasoning in April and in May. Take the SAT Subject Tests in June.

31 Senior Timeline  Review 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 e-mail 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 30 th.

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  Usage/Mechanics – punctuation, grammar and usage, and sentence structure  Rhetorical Skills – your understanding of the use of strategy, organization and style in writing  Mathematics  Reading  Science

34 EXPLORE Your Scores  1 is the lowest score you can receive  25 is the highest score you can receive  Norms – 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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