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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 CCSF has vocational/technical programs that train you for relevant careers quickly 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, Web Design) Paralegal Paramedic Pharmacy Technician Retail Management Travel and Tourism Vocational Nursing Youth Worker (Organizing, Advocacy, Counseling & Education)

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

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

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
UC CSU Private CC A-G Courses History/Social Science: 2 yrs req English: 4 yrs req Math: 3 yrs req; 4 yrs rec Lab Science: 2 yrs req; 3 yrs rec Foreign Lang: 2 yrs req; 3 yrs rec Visual & Performing Arts: 1 year College Prep Electives: 1 year Same as Similar to 18 years of age or high school graduate Entrance Exams SAT or ACT w/ writing No longer needed for Class of 2012 = 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+ Personal Info 2 Personal Statements No Essay 1 long essay & a few short essays Extra Activities Community Service, Volunteer Work, Clubs and Organizations, Sports, etc. Recommended

17 Sample High School Plan for SFSU
Subject 9th 10th 11th 12th 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 Biology Chemistry Physics E. Foreign Language Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III F. Art Ceramics G. Elective Psychology

18 Sample High School Plan for UC Berkeley
Subject 9th 10th 11th 12th 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 Calculus D. Lab Science Biology Chemistry Physics E. Foreign Language Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III Spanish IV F. Art Ceramics Advanced Ceramics G. Elective Journalism Psychology

19 Financial Aid 1 2 3 4 GRANTS WORKSTUDY LOANS SCHOLARSHIPS
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 LOANS SCHOLARSHIPS 3 4 Free money, not based on need Merit Based Grades, test scores, athletic ability, talents or other criteria Private Scholarships Local, National Neighborhood Banks & Businesses 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 Apply for financial aid on Apply between January 1– March 2!!!!

20 Approximate Annual Tuition and Fees in 2009-2010
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 Talk to your college counselor, trusted teacher or other adult that can provide resources to help you pay for college. Acknowledge your reality. If you decide to attend a four year university make sure you will be able to pay the tuition and many fees. You may be able to save money by attending a community college and transferring. It is your decision.

23 Can undocumented students go to college?
YES! KNOW YOUR RIGHTS 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. How many of you have applied for admission already? GREAT!

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) AB540 makes college much more affordable for qualifying undocumented students, by allowing them to pay the in-state tuition. This can be a great difference. For example at a community college such as LACC, tuition is currently $26 per unit for residents, and almost $200 per unit for non-residents. (Explain nonimmigrant status): students with visas (pg 5 has listing of visas) do nor qualify for ab540. Students with expired visas who have decided to stay in California, may qualify as long as all requirements are met.

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 Review the FAQs in the resource guide

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


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