2 College or University?Very distinct difference in terminology between the USA and the rest of the worldIn the US, there is very little difference academically between a "college" and a "university".Universities are usually larger and often contain multiple "colleges" within them. However, some of the top-ranked schools in the United States have a name including "college" (ex. Dartmouth College, Occidental College).University maintains research requirements for its instructors /more research focused institution.Doctorate programs are more prone to be offered at universities.
3 College vs University continued Community Colleges.In this usage a college is very different than a UniversityA community college can't offer a 4 year degree (ie a B.A. or a B.S.).Offer trade and technical certifications and training as well as the first 2 years of a four year program but they are unable to grant bachelors degrees.
4 Recommended Route From High School to: California State University University of CaliforniaCalifornia Independent Colleges and UniversitiesOut of State Colleges and Universities Public and Private
5 Alternate Route “High School” Otro camino a seguir después de la preparatoria es el colegio comunitario.Según las metas del estudiante, éste puede continuar su educación transfiriéndose a uno de los siguientes sistemas: UC, CSU y colegios o universidades privadas. Estos requisitos no sonlos mismos que si el estudiante se hubiese ido directamente de la preparatoria a la Universidad.Si se opta por este camino, es importante que el estudiante siga un plan de estudio.Tal plan de estudio se puede obtener con la ayuda de un consejero académico enel colegio comunitario.“High School”
6 A-G SUBJECTS: Years Required for 4 Year College Admissions Language other 2Than EnglishSocialScienceABFEnglishVisual/Performing 1ArtsCGMathematics 3College PrepDLaboratory 2Sciences
7 Paths to the University of California 1 Paths to the University of California Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) Statewide Context
8 Eligibility in the Local Context School sends top 15 % of 11th grade classUC will identify the top 9 percent of students based on GPA in UC-approved coursework completed in the 10th and 11th grades. To be considered for ELC, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and complete the following "a-g"courses prior to your senior year:-History/social science 1 yearEnglish 2 yearsMathematics 2 yearsLaboratory science 1 yearsLanguage other than English 1 yearsCollege-preparatory elective (chosen from the subjects listed above or another course approved by the university) 4 yearlong courses
9 Statewide Context UC Eligibility Requirements A-G SubjectComplete with at least a 3.0GPAScholarship (GPA)ExaminationsSAT Reasoning Test OR Act with Writing,SAT Subject Tests are recommended but not requiredApply November1-30PATH TO UC
10 GPA/COURSES that prepare Hig School Students for COLLEGE! GPA is determined by grades earned in the “a-g” subjects taken in the sophomore through junior years of high schoolComplete all A-G courses with a C or betterHonors (H)/Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: UC assigns extra points to UC certified (H) and AP courses taken in the last three years of high school that are passed with a grade of C or betterThe University of California calculates your GPA by totaling the points (A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0) earned in the "a-f/g" courses and dividing by the total number of units.While 9th-grade courses are not included in the GPA calculation, they can be used to meet the Subject Requirement ("a-g" courses) if a grade of "C" or better is earned.Universitycertified (H) and AP courses taken in the last threeyears of high school: A=5 points, B=4 points, C=3points.
11 California State University Overview/Admission Requirements 23 campusesA-G requirementsExaminationsGPA is determined by the grades earned in “a-g” courses taken in the sophomore through junior years in high schoolEligibility Index (Handout)Local AdmissionImpacted Campuses and Majorscsumentor.eduApply October-November 30
12 CSHM CSU Eligibility Report CSU Eligibility IndexIf a CSHM student meets the minimum eligibility for CSU admission they can be admitted to CSULA. To be admitted to other CSU campuses they must meet a higher eligibilityImpacted Programs/CampusExample CSU Long Beach# of eligible applications received is greater than # that campus can accommodateSet a higher minimum eligibility index than that required for CSU admission
13 Courses that prepare High School Students for College Advanced Placement (AP) Exam: a score of 3 or higher grants credit towards subject credit, graduation credit,or college credit.Concurrent Enrollment refers to college courses that are transferable to the University that students can take while in high school. Grades of “C” or better earned at the community college earn an extra grade point like H/AP courses.
14 Exams 2014-2015 PSAT - Math SAT I - Writing - Critical Reasoning (Preliminary Exam- Shorter Version of SAT)- Critical Reasoning- Math- WritingACT- Reading Comprehension- Social Science- Science ReasoningPLUSSAT I- Critical Reasoning- Math- WritingSAT IISubjects of students choice(Math II, Literature, History, Science, Language Other than English, etc.)
15 SAT vs ACTSAT is a ten section examACT is a five section examContent is differentThere is a penalty for wrong answers on the SAT but not on the ACTStudents must take either the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT to be admitted to a four year university or college. SAT Subject Test are required by the University of California and some Private Colleges.Fee Waivers are available for students who meet family income guidelinesCSHM High School or CEEB Code
16 Minimum vs. Competitive GPAExamsTotal # of Semesters (UC approved courses)Total # of H/APStrength of Senior Year
17 Personal Statement/Essays Extracurricular Activities Personal ElementsPersonal Statement/EssaysExtracurricular Activities
18 Extra-Curricular Activities **Sustained, active participation is criticalVolunteering in community programsParticipation in athleticsWriting for school newspaperInternshipsParticipation in research projectsTutoringParticipation in activities which develop student’s academic or intellectual abilitiesMusical performance or compositionCreative writing projectsTheatrical or artistic performancesParticipation in summer programs
19 Types of Awards include: Honors/AwardsTypes of Awards include:Publication of WorkEssay or Speech ContestCommunity ServiceChurch Related ActivitiesEagle ScoutVarsity LetterScience FairAP ScholarRecipient of Scholarship
20 Volunteer Work Hospital Library Elementary School Animal Shelter ChurchSpecial OrganizationsTutor
21 WORK If a student works they may: Save money for college or help their familyHaving a job shows independence & responsibilityStudents can get a job at:A store at the mallAn OfficeFamily Business
22 Cost of a College Education CSU ESTIMATED AVERAGE ACADEMIC YEAR EXPENSESCommuting from $15,000Living on campus $22,000UC Estimated Average Academic Year ExpensesLiving in on campus $32,000Private/Independent Colleges and UniversitiesExample USCCommuting from $ 50, 000Living in on campus $63, 000
23 Financial Aid Grants Scholarships Loans Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)Websites (cshm.org)
24 What selective schools value first is a strong academic record. What do highly selective universities, like UCLA, USC, Stanford, New York University, Harvard, MIT, look for in an applicant?What selective schools value first is a strong academic record.Students must take the most challenging classes offered.Students must have very strong grades and really strong standardized test scores.Well RoundedA student’s extracurricular profile can tell a story about who they are in terms of their interests.Students should pursue extracurricular activities that they are passionate about
25 Not all students fit the mold of being eligible for highly selective colleges and universities. However, there are lots of opportunities for almost all students.