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Galileo Juniors: Plan 4 College. Overview The Different Types of Colleges How to Get Accepted to College A Timeline of What to do When Paying for College.

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1 Galileo Juniors: Plan 4 College

2 Overview The Different Types of Colleges How to Get Accepted to College A Timeline of What to do When Paying for College

3 Vocational and Academic instruction Provide lower division coursework for students seeking to transfer to a university Undergraduate instruction in the liberal arts and sciences, professional education and teacher education Over 360 different majors Focus on career preparation The only public system to offer degrees in medicine, dentistry, law and veterinary medicine Over 400 different majors Focus on research and methods Provide undergraduate instruction and research based on their school’s mission Different Entrance Requirements Offer a wide range of degrees & programs Community Colleges California State University University of California Independent Colleges The Four Systems of Higher Education in California

4 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 Also offer Vocational Training

5 City College of San Francisco (CCSF) 1/4 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

6 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 programs that train you for relevant careers quickly CCSF has vocational programs that train you for relevant careers quickly

7 CCC 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) 1/3 of all UC bachelor’s degrees go to transfer students 7 UC campuses offer “Transfer Admission Guarantees” or TAG agreements with Community Colleges  No TAG’s for UCB or UCLA

8 California State University 23 Campuses Eligibility Requirements:  A-G Courses  Minimum GPA is 2.0  SAT 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 www.csumentor.edu

9 Cal State Universities

10 University of California 10 campuses – only 9 open for undergraduates Target upper 12.5% of high school students Minimum GPA is 3.0 Application criteria is based upon:  Complete 11 out of 15 required A-G Courses and GPA  SAT or ACT with Writing  SAT Subject Tests (Recommended, not Required) No longer needed for Class of 2012 and younger  Extracurricular Activities and Involvement  2 Personal Statements Applications are accepted from November 1st to November 30th www.universityofcalifornia.edu

11 University of California University of California

12 Private Colleges and Universities 75 campuses throughout California Admissions requirements will VARY Most private colleges require:  A-G courses  SAT or ACT  Personal Statement  Extracurricular Activities and Involvement  Letters of Recommendation www.commonapp.org

13 Private Universities

14 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

15 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 **SAT Subject Tests no longer needed for Class of 2012 or younger** 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

16 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

17 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

18 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 Subject Tests 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

19 UC Eligibility vs. Selectivity Being eligible means you meet the minimum admission requirements for a school Meeting minimum eligibility DOES NOT mean that a student will be accepted to their first choice college When students apply to highly selective colleges or highly competitive majors, the college can hold them to a higher standards for admission ELIGIBILITYSELECTIVITY

20 Success in College Begins in the 9th Grade

21 What can you do to be more competitive? 1. Earn the best academic grade point average (GPA) in all completed “A-G” college prep courses 2. Take as many university- approved honors, AP, IB and transferable community college courses as possible 3. Take as many academic college prep courses beyond the minimum requirements 4. Study for your SAT’s or ACT’s to obtain a competitive score 5. Get involved and be able to share your special: talents, achievements, awards, performances, athletic honors, community service, and leadership roles  Remember – thousands of students apply and you want to stand out 6. Write a strong personal statement essay

22 Tips for Success in School  Find a quiet place to study  Complete daily homework assignments  Turn off your cell phone, computer or videogames, and email when doing homework!  Read at least 20-30 minutes a day  Familiarize yourself with college “eligibility requirements”  Manage your time and meet deadlines  Develop a relationship with your teachers, and counselors  Become involved in your school and in the community

23 Preparation in the 9th Grade  Turn in all your homework assignments!  Enroll in college-prep courses such as:   Algebra or Geometry, Foreign Language, and Biology  Get good grades so you can be placed in the Honors track  Become involved with programs like:   AACE Talent Search, AVID, EAOP, Upward Bound, MESA Create a college file with:   Copies of report cards   Lists of awards and honors   List of activities you are involved with, including both paid and volunteer work  Remember, you will have more options if you start planning for college now and keep your grades up

24 Preparatory Tasks for 10th Grade  You should spend 1-2 hours studying and/or doing homework every night  Take the PSAT test in October, and review the results with your counselor and parent  Find out about AP courses at your school:   What courses are available   Ask if you are eligible for the classes that you want to take   Find out how to enroll in them for your junior year  Update your college file, or start one if you haven't already  Continue extracurricular activities:   College admissions officers look at students' extracurricular activities when considering them for admission  Continue participation in academic enrichment programs, summer workshops, and camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts, science, etc.

25 Preparatory Tasks for 11th Grade  Maintaining your grades during your junior year is especially important  You should be doing at least 2 hours of homework each night and participating in study groups  Take the PSAT in October  Enroll in SAT preparation workshops  Make sure you register for college admissions tests   SAT – March and May or June   ACT Exam – April or June  Explore your college options:   Research colleges online   Obtain information at college/university fairs   Participate in school sponsored campus visits Create a college list of approximately 8-12 schools you are seriously considering   Narrow your list of colleges to match your personality, GPA, and test scores

26 Preparatory Tasks for the Summer Before Your 12th Grade  Practice writing online applications   Fill out rough drafts of each application, without submitting them  Start working on your college essays   Ask family, friends, and teachers to review your essays for grammar, punctuation, readability, and content  Decide if you are going to apply under a particular college's early decision (ED) or early action (EA) programs   This requires you to submit your applications early, typically by November 1 st of your senior year   The benefit of applying early is that you’ll know if you get into the college before Christmas   Only apply early to your first choice college. Many early decision programs are legally binding, requiring you to attend the college you are applying to, should they accept you

27 Financial Aid Apply for financial aid on www.fafsa.ed.govwww.fafsa.ed.gov 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

28 Approximate Annual Tuition and Fees in 2010-2011 Higher Education Systems Yearly Tuition & Fees University of California (UC) $10,000 California State University (CSU) $5,000 Community College (CC) $800 Private/Independent Universities (AICCU) $30,000 – 40,000 +

29 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

30 What does it mean to be undocumented? If you are not a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, do not possess a green card, visa, or other legal documentation, you are considered undocumented. Who are undocumented students?  Undocumented students include those born outside of the United States, many of whom have lived in this country for a significant portion of their lives, and who reside here without the legal permission of the federal government.

31 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)

32 Programs to Consider

33 Sites to Get Familiar With www.californiaolleges.eduwww.universityofcalifornia.edu www.csumentor.edu www.fastweb.com www.cccapply.org www.fafsa.ed.gov www.collegeboard.com www.aiccumentor.org www.act.org www.pin.ed.gov www.uccp.org

34 E-mail Communication Colleges & Universities will communicate with you by E-MAIL Apply for a free e-mail account at: www.yahoo.com www.hotmail.com www.gmail.com CHECK EMAIL / FOLDERS REGULARLY DO NOT SWITCH ACCOUNTS TIPS PROFESSIONAL SOUNDING EMAIL ADDRESS  Use a PROFESSIONAL SOUNDING EMAIL ADDRESS  Set up an account just for college purposes

35 Bai Zhen AACE Educational Talent Search College Counselor Email: bzhen@jcyc.org Phone: (415) 749 3430 x3246


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