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1 College Knowledge “College 101”

2 Overview The Different Types of Colleges How to Get Accepted to College Paying for College AB540 Students

3 CA Community Colleges 110 campuses Admit all students who are 18 yrs old or a high school graduate Many students attend for 2- 3 years than TRANSFER to a four-year college or university for a Bachelor’s degree Offer Vocational Training

4 City College of San Francisco (CCSF) More than 1/3 of SFUSD students that go to college directly out of high school go to CCSF  Approximately 1,200 students a year CCSF has programs that promote a smaller learning environment  Metro Health Academies  African American student groups  Latino and Asian Pacific Islander retention centers

5 CCSF Certificates  Automotive Metal Repair or Motorcycle Technician  Firefighter  Child Development  Computer Programming  Dental Assisting  Fashion Merchandising  Landscape (Construction, Design, Maintenance)  Medical Office Assisting or Medical Billing  Office Technology  Multimedia Studies (Animation, Programming, (Animation, Programming, Web Design) Web Design)  Paralegal  Paramedic  Pharmacy Technician  Retail Management  Travel and Tourism  Vocational Nursing  Youth Worker (Organizing, Advocacy, Counseling & Advocacy, Counseling & Education) Education) CCSF has vocational/technical programs that train you for relevant careers quickly CCSF has vocational/technical programs that train you for relevant careers quickly

6 CCSF transfer path to 4-yr institutions UC’s love transfer students!  More than 90% of all transfers that were offered admissions came from a California Community College (CCC) UC welcomed 14,000 transfer students to the UC in Fall 2009  That’s 2,137 more transfers admitted to the UC than last year 1/3 of all UC bachelor’s degrees go to transfer students 7 UC campuses offer “Transfer Admission Guarantees” or TAG agreements  No TAG’s for UCB or UCLA UC transfer student stats  Avg GPA 3.32  50% First Generation  42% Low Income

7 California State University 23 Campuses Eligibility Requirements:  A-G Courses  Minimum GPA is 2.0  SAT I Reasoning Test or ACT Exam Automatic admissions to non-impacted campuses if you are CSU eligible  Impacted Campuses will have stricter requirements Applications are accepted online between October 1st - November 30th

8 Non-impacted Cal State Universities

9 Impacted Cal State Universities Impacted Cal State Universities

10 University of California 10 campuses – only 9 open for undergraduates Target upper 12% of high school students Minimum GPA is 3.0 Application criteria is based upon:  A-G Courses and GPA  SAT I Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing  SAT II Subject Tests in two different areas  No longer required for Class of 2012  Extracurricular Activities and Involvement  2 Personal Statements Applications are accepted from November 1st to November 30th

11 University of California University of California

12 UC Admissions at a Glance For students who submitted their SIR to the UC for Fall  Average 3.82 UC/CSU GPA  Average 23 college prep “A-G” classes  That’s 6 college-prep courses a year  Average SAT 1776  Nearly 600 in each section  Average ACT 25.5  40% First Generation  39% Low Income  21% Low API Remember: Many students who are admitted to the UC’s have much lower GPA’s and standardized test scores than the averages above

13 Private Colleges and Universities 75 campuses throughout California Admissions requirements will VARY Most private colleges require:  A-G courses  SAT I Reasoning Test or ACT Exam  Personal Statement  Extracurricular Activities and Involvement  Letters of Recommendation

14 Private Universities

15 How to get accepted to a 4-yr College or University Take the right courses  A-G classes Get good grades  C’s or higher in all your classes  D’s = Do-over  F’s = Fix it

16 Admission Requirements Comparison UCCSUPrivateCC A-G Courses History/Social Science: 2 yrs req History/Social Science: 2 yrs req English: 4 yrs req English: 4 yrs req Math: 3 yrs req; 4 yrs rec Math: 3 yrs req; 4 yrs rec Lab Science: 2 yrs req; 3 yrs rec Lab Science: 2 yrs req; 3 yrs rec Foreign Lang: 2 yrs req; 3 yrs rec Foreign Lang: 2 yrs req; 3 yrs rec Visual & Performing Arts: 1 year Visual & Performing Arts: 1 year College Prep Electives: 1 year College Prep Electives: 1 yearSameasUCSimilartoUC 18 years of age or high school graduate Entrance Exams SAT or ACT w/ writing SAT or ACT w/ writing No longer needed for Class of 2012 = No longer needed for Class of 2012 = 2 Subject Tests (2 different areas) 2 Subject Tests (2 different areas) SAT or ACT N/A GPA Minimum GPA is 3.0 Minimum GPA is 2.0 GPA Varies 2.5 – 4.0+ N/A Personal Info 2 Personal Statements No Essay 1 long essay & a few short essays N/A Extra Activities Community Service, Volunteer Work, Clubs and Organizations, Sports, etc. N/ARecommendedN/A

17 Sample High School Plan for SFSU Subject 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th A. History World History U.S. History Econ/Gov’t B. English English I English II English III English IV C. Math Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calc D. Lab Science BiologyChemistryPhysics E. Foreign Language Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III F. Art Ceramics G. Elective Psychology

18 Sample High School Plan for UC Berkeley Subject 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th A. History World History U.S. History Honors Econ/Gov’t AP B. English English I English II Honors English III Honors English IV AP C. Math Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calculus Honors CalculusAP D. Lab Science BiologyChemistryPhysicsBiologyAP E. Foreign Language Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III Spanish IV F. Art Ceramics Advanced Ceramics G. Elective JournalismPsychology

19 Financial Aid Apply for financial aid on Apply between January 1– March 2!!!! GRANTSWORKSTUDY Free Money that doesn’t need to be repaid, usually based on need  State  Cal-Grant  Federal  Pell Grant Jobs to help pay for school  Employment on or off Campus  Up to 15 hours per week LOANSSCHOLARSHIPS Borrowed money that you must pay back, usually with interest  Unsubsidized: Interest accrues while your in school  Subsidized: Government pays the interest while your in school Free money, not based on need Merit Based  Grades, test scores, athletic ability, talents or other criteria Private Scholarships  Local, National  Neighborhood Banks & Businesses & Businesses

20 Approximate Annual Tuition and Fees in Higher Education Systems Yearly Tuition & Fees University of California (UC) $10,000 California State University (CSU) $5,000 Community College (CC) $780 Private/Independent Universities (AICCU) $30,000 – 40,000 +

21 Estimated College Costs Tuition & Fees: $10,000 Books/Supplies: $1,600 Room & Board: $11,200 Transportation: $1,300 Personal: $2,500 Estimated Cost  Living on Campus: $26,000  Living at Home: $11,600 Tuition & Fees: $5,000 Books/Supplies: $1,600 Room & Board: $10,500 Transportation: $900 Personal: $2,000 Estimated Cost  Living on Campus: $20,000  Living at Home: $6,600

22 Undocumented students can not apply for financial aid Undocumented students do not qualify for state or federal financial aid in forms of loans, grants, or work study Some private organizations and non-profit entities may offer financial assistance to undocumented students Undocumented students should look for scholarships that don’t require Social Security numbers

23 Can undocumented students go to college? Undocumented students can go to any college or university if they meet the admissions requirements. Undocumented students cannot be denied admission based on their immigration status. Undocumented students are not required to show a state issued ID or social security card to apply for college. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

24 AB540: California State Law Assisting Undocumented Students Assembly Bill 540, signed into law on October 12, 2001, makes undocumented students eligible to pay in-state tuition if they:  Attended a California high school for a minimum of three years/6 semesters  Does not have to be consecutive years  Received a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)  Register or currently be enrolled at a public college/university in California (CSU, UC, Community College)

25 More about AB540 AB540 does not apply to private colleges and universities. AB540 does not grant legal residency nor does it provide a pathway to citizenship. AB540 does not grant state or federal financial aid eligibility.  AB540 only provides an exemption to the requirements to pay nonresident tuition

26 Shannon Noonan UC San Francisco CSEO / EAOP College Counselor Phone: (415)


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