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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
217 Opportunities for College In CA! 9 UC’s 23 CSU’s 75 Private/Independent Colleges 110 California Community Colleges
University of California Berkley Davis Irvine Los Angeles Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Community Colleges Ventura College Oxnard College Moorpark College Santa Barbara Community College
Community College Requirements Requirement is 18 yrs old or high school diploma. Apply sometime in April/May of senior year Transfer Programs
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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