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1 OPTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

2 Higher Education Options Paying for College Keys to Success Resources Overview

3 Eligible vs. Competitive* Social Science English Mathematics Laboratory Science Foreign Language Visual/Performing Arts *Course Level Honors/AP UC/CSU transferable community college class A-G Course Requirements College Prep Electives

4 Programs include such fields as systems analysis, programming and operations, office machine repair, civil engineering technology, computer programming, food preparation, health care technology, and legal assistance. Requirements –No subject Requirements Trade and Vocational Higher Education Options i.e. Westwood College, Costmetica Latina, Dogs Grooming Academy

5 Programs –Associate of Arts/Science (A.A) –Vocational Certificates –Transfer program Requirements –No subject Requirements –18 years of age or a high school graduate –Consent from school and parent if younger Community College-110 Higher Education Options i.e. LA Trade Tech, LA Harbor, Santa Monica

6 Programs –Associate and Bachelors of Arts/Science –Master and Doctorate Requirements –Complete A-G requirements –SAT Reasoning Test or ACT –Some require 2 SAT Subject Tests –Personal Statement/Essay –Some may require an interview and/or recommendation letters –Extracurricular Activities Private and Independent-77 Higher Education Options i.e. Mills College, USC, Stanford

7 Programs –Bachelors of Arts/Science –Master Degree’s –Teaching Credentials Requirements –Complete A-G requirements –SAT Reasoning Test or ACT –Minimum G.P.A 2.0 Apply at October 1- November 30.www.csumentor.edu California State University (CSU)-23 Higher Education Options i.e. CSU Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, Fresno State

8 Programs –Bachelors of Arts/Science –Master Degree’s and Doctorate –Teaching Credentials Requirements –Complete A-G requirements –SAT Reasoning Test or ACT –2 SAT Subject Tests –Minimum G.P.A 3.0 –Personal Statement/Essay –Extracurricular Activities Apply at ONLY during the month of November www.universityofcalifornia.edu Recommended before Thanksgiving! University of California (UC)-10 Higher Education Options i.e. UC Davis, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced

9 Paths After High School University 2-3 years Community College 2-3 years Graduate School (Masters & Doctorate) 1-4 years High School 4 years 4-5 years

10 Higher Education Options Over 4,000 Colleges and Universities Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Digest of Education Statistics, 2005.

11 Grants Scholarships Loans Work-Study Financial Aid Overview

12 Cost of Attendance (COA) – Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need Tuition and fees Room and board Books and supplies, equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses Loan fees Study abroad costs Dependent care expenses Expenses related to a disability Expenses for cooperative education program Financial Aid Defining Financial Need

13 USC CSU CC USC CSU $45k $12k CC $3k Cost of Attendance (Variable) Expected Family Contribution (Constant) Need (Variable) =— EFC $2,000$2,000 $43k $10k $1k Financial Aid Defining Financial Need FinancialNeed

14 Ask questions of the right people: Never make assumptions Be a good listener High expectation yet realistic Trust yourself Maintain solid relationship with teachers and counselors K eys T o S uccess

15 Understand What Colleges Want –Take challenging classes – AP and Honors –ACT, SAT-Reasoning, and/or SAT-Subject –A-G Course Requirements –Grades –Extracurricular Activities Commitment and Longevity Leadership K eys T o S uccess

16 Study Skills –Learning Styles –Read, read, read! –Work in groups test prep and homework –Tutoring before the “D” or “F” –Time Management –Critical Thinking Skills K eys T o S uccess

17 Summer: Fulfillment or Boredom –Academic programs –Volunteering –Traveling –Be a tourist in your own town Scholarships: Search NOW –Start meeting the criteria –Think big and small K eys T o S uccess

18 College Center (Counselor- Mrs. Budar) Monthly read the “College Center News” found under students on the SPHS Website Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) ETS- Educational Talent Search Resources in schools

19 Student Athletes To participate in NCAA Division 1 or 2 athletics, you need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. You need to qualify academically and you need to be cleared as an amateur student athlete. Register as a prospective student athlete at the end of your junior year Apply at Print the transcript release form and give to the counseling office to send your transcripts to the Eligibility Center. Be sure to send your ACT/SAT scores to the center at #9999 Print a worksheet and review your academic records to keep track of eligibility

20 A few of the schools SPHS students have been admitted to in the past 6 years: HarvardStanford CornellGeorgetown Johns HopkinsNYU TulanePenn State USCUC Berkeley/UCLA LMUSyracuse FordhamEmbry Riddle PurdueWest Point

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