2 Overview The Different Types of Colleges How to Get Accepted to CollegePaying for CollegeAB540 Students
3 CA Community Colleges 110 campuses Admit all students who are 18 yrs old or a high school graduateMany students attend for 2-3 years than TRANSFER to a four-year college or university for a Bachelor’s degreeOffer 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 CCSFApproximately 1,200 students a yearCCSF has programs that promote a smaller learning environmentMetro Health AcademiesAfrican American student groupsLatino and Asian Pacific Islander retention centers
5 CCSF CertificatesCCSF has vocational/technical programs that train you for relevant careers quicklyAutomotive Metal Repair or Motorcycle TechnicianFirefighterChild DevelopmentComputer ProgrammingDental AssistingFashion MerchandisingLandscape (Construction, Design, Maintenance)Medical Office Assisting or Medical BillingOffice TechnologyMultimedia Studies(Animation, Programming,Web Design)ParalegalParamedicPharmacy TechnicianRetail ManagementTravel and TourismVocational NursingYouth 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 2009That’s 2,137 more transfers admitted to the UC than last year1/3 of all UC bachelor’s degrees go to transfer students7 UC campuses offer “Transfer Admission Guarantees” or TAG agreementsNo TAG’s for UCB or UCLAUC transfer student statsAvg GPA 3.3250% First Generation42% Low Income
7 California State University 23 CampusesEligibility Requirements:A-G CoursesMinimum GPA is 2.0SAT I Reasoning Test or ACT ExamAutomatic admissions to non-impacted campuses if you are CSU eligibleImpacted Campuses will have stricter requirementsApplications are accepted online between October 1st - November 30th
10 University of California 10 campuses – only 9 open for undergraduatesTarget upper 12% of high school studentsMinimum GPA is 3.0Application criteria is based upon:A-G Courses and GPASAT I Reasoning Test or ACT with WritingSAT II Subject Tests in two different areasNo longer required forClass of 2012Extracurricular Activities and Involvement2 Personal StatementsApplications are accepted from November 1st to November 30th
12 UC Admissions at a Glance For students who submitted their SIR to the UC for FallAverage 3.82 UC/CSU GPAAverage 23 college prep “A-G” classesThat’s 6 college-prep courses a yearAverage SAT 1776Nearly 600 in each sectionAverage ACT 25.540% First Generation39% Low Income21% Low APIRemember: 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 CaliforniaAdmissions requirements will VARYMost private colleges require:A-G coursesSAT I Reasoning Test or ACT ExamPersonal StatementExtracurricular Activities and InvolvementLetters of Recommendation
15 How to get accepted to a 4-yr College or University Take the right coursesA-G classesGet good gradesC’s or higher in all your classesD’s = Do-overF’s = Fix it
16 Admission Requirements Comparison UCCSUPrivateCCA-G CoursesHistory/Social Science: 2 yrs reqEnglish: 4 yrs reqMath: 3 yrs req; 4 yrs recLab Science: 2 yrs req; 3 yrs recForeign Lang: 2 yrs req; 3 yrs recVisual & Performing Arts: 1 yearCollege Prep Electives: 1 yearSameasSimilarto18 years of age or high school graduateEntrance ExamsSAT or ACT w/ writingNo longer needed for Class of 2012 =2 Subject Tests (2 different areas)SAT or ACTN/AGPAMinimum GPA is 3.0Minimum GPA is 2.0GPA Varies2.5 – 4.0+Personal Info2 Personal StatementsNo Essay1 long essay & a few short essaysExtra ActivitiesCommunity Service, Volunteer Work, Clubs and Organizations, Sports, etc.Recommended
17 Sample High School Plan for SFSU Subject9th10th11th12thA. HistoryWorld HistoryU.S. HistoryEcon/Gov’tB. EnglishEnglish IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IVC. MathAlgebra IGeometryAlgebra IIPre-CalcD. Lab ScienceBiologyChemistryPhysicsE. Foreign LanguageSpanish ISpanish IISpanish IIIF. ArtCeramicsG. ElectivePsychology
18 Sample High School Plan for UC Berkeley Subject9th10th11th12thA. HistoryWorld HistoryU.S. History HonorsEcon/Gov’t APB. EnglishEnglish IEnglish IIHonorsEnglish III HonorsEnglish IVAPC. MathGeometryAlgebra IIPre-Calculus HonorsCalculusD. Lab ScienceBiologyChemistryPhysicsE. Foreign LanguageSpanish ISpanish IISpanish IIISpanish IVF. ArtCeramicsAdvanced CeramicsG. ElectiveJournalismPsychology
19 Financial Aid 1 2 3 4 GRANTS WORKSTUDY LOANS SCHOLARSHIPS Free Money that doesn’t need to be repaid, usually based on needStateCal-GrantFederalPell GrantJobs to help pay for schoolEmployment on or off CampusUp to 15 hours per weekLOANSSCHOLARSHIPS34Free money, not based on needMerit BasedGrades, test scores, athletic ability, talents or other criteriaPrivate ScholarshipsLocal, NationalNeighborhood Banks& BusinessesBorrowed money that you must pay back, usually with interestUnsubsidized: Interest accrues while your in schoolSubsidized: Government pays the interest while your in schoolApply for financial aid onApply between January 1– March 2!!!!
20 Approximate Annual Tuition and Fees in 2009-2010 Higher Education SystemsYearly Tuition & FeesUniversity of California (UC)$10,000California State University (CSU)$5,000Community College (CC)$780Private/Independent Universities (AICCU)$30,000 – 40,000 +
21 Estimated College Costs Tuition & Fees: $10,000Books/Supplies: $1,600Room & Board: $11,200Transportation: $1,300Personal: $2,500Estimated CostLiving on Campus: $26,000Living at Home: $11,600Tuition & Fees: $5,000Books/Supplies: $1,600Room & Board: $10,500Transportation: $900Personal: $2,000Estimated CostLiving on Campus: $20,000Living 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 studySome private organizations and non-profit entities may offer financial assistance to undocumented studentsUndocumented students should look for scholarships that don’t require Social Security numbersTalk 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 RIGHTSUndocumented 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 semestersDoes not have to be consecutive yearsReceived 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 AB540AB540 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 tuitionReview the FAQs in the resource guide
26 Contact InformationShannon NoonanUC San Francisco CSEO / EAOPCollege CounselorPhone: (415)