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1 UCLA’s Early Academic Outreach Program Presents “High School College Conference” March 8, 2014

2 EAOP’s Goals Early Academic Outreach Program Since 1975, EAOP has continuously worked to increase access to higher education for California’s educationally disadvantaged students. We have served as UCLA’s program for college preparedness to middle school and high school students in the greater Los Angeles area. Academic Enrichment Exam Preparation Academic Advising College Knowledge We provide FOUR KEY services: Early Academic Outreach Program

3 Academic Enrichment Programs Early Academic Outreach Program Math and Science Academy May 10 For 9 th -11 th grade EAOP students Students build math and science skills while learning about various career opportunities that are available through math and science degrees. College Application Boot Camp June 28-29 For rising 12 th grade EAOP students An intensive commuter program where students participate in a college application, financial aid application, and personal statement workshop. Academic Prep Boot Camp July 18-20 For rising 10 th /11 th grade EAOP students Summer residential program that builds student’s academic foundation through rigorous writing classes and creative hands- on experiences/activities. Parent Ambassador Aug. 9 & 10 For parents Summer residential program where parents are trained by EAOP staff on college prep information. The goal is to have parents become education advocates and provide college information to their community. For more information email:

4 Our Team Early Academic Outreach Program Director Debra Pounds Assistant Director Hugo Cristales Assistant Director Justyn Patterson Assistant Director Maria Wilcox Site Coordinators Ernesto Flores Ebreon Farris Maricela Saavedra Cynthia Macias Site Coordinators Britanny Lewis Darlene Neal Site Coordinators Cesar Perez Wendy Quinonez Sajae Davison Bruin Advisors

5 Selecting Students Student Selection Criteria >Demonstrate academic potential >1 st generation college student >Family Income >Attending a school with limited college prep curriculum >Reside in a community with low college going rates >Attending a school with below average SAT/ACT exam scores >Teacher/counselor recommendations To stay in EAOP students must: >Maintain at least a 2.4 GPA or in the process of achieving a 2.4 GPA >Attend EAOP meetings at school sites >Attend EAOP events at UCLA >Visit the Site Coordinator at their school on a regular basis Early Academic Outreach Program

6 ACTIVE EAOP students graduate with more college OPTIONS! Early Academic Outreach Program 81% of program participants completed and passed their “A-G” courses 74% of program participants completed their “A-G” coursed AND registered/took the ACT or SAT exam 80% of program participants applied, were accepted, AND enrolled in postsecondary institutions upon high school graduation Based on a 2013 Senior Survey (2,626 EAOP students): We Train Students to WIN!

7 EAOP Parent/Student Responsibilities Early Academic Outreach Program > Attend parent meetings > Keep track of student’s extracurricular activities > Communicate with counselor and EAOP on student progress > Encourage child to participate in EAOP programs (ie. Saturday Academies, summer boot camps, and school workshops) > Attend EAOP events > Frequently visit us at your school’s college office > Take all UC required entrance exams and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. > Get involved in extra-curricular activities that interest you > Communicate with your high school College Counselor for additional information. PARENTS STUDENTS Early Academic Outreach Program

8 WHY GO TO COLLEGE? Early Academic Outreach Program Degrees High School Diploma 4 yrs Associate Degree 2 yrs Bachelors Degree 4 yrs Masters Degree 2 yrs+ Doctorate/Professional Degree 3 yrs+

9 Attending college is an INVESTMENT. Higher Education is one of the BEST decisions a person can make. WHY GO TO COLLEGE? Early Academic Outreach Program Unemployment Rate (%)Earnings Per Year $24,492 $33,904 $40,820 $55,432 $67,600 $84,448 $90,220 12.4 8.3 6.2 4.5 3.5 2.5 2.1 Professional Doctorate Masters Bachelors Associate HS Diploma No HS US Department of Labor Statistics 2012

10 California Master Plan California Community College (CCC) 100% - California State University (CSU) 33% - University of California (UC) 12.5% - Private Colleges & Universities Early Academic Outreach Program

11 OPTION #1 Pathways to Higher Education HIGH SCHOOL Early Academic Outreach Program

12 OPTION #2 Pathways to Higher Education HIGH SCHOOL Early Academic Outreach Program

13 California Community College 112 schools statewide 2 year institutions Degrees/Services -Technical or Vocational Certificates -Associate Degrees (A.A./A.S.) -Transfer to a 4-year university -Concurrent Enrollment Requirements -18 years or older -If under 18:  High School Diploma or  High School equivalent (GED) Early Academic Outreach Program

14 California State University 23 schools statewide 4 year institutions Degrees: -Bachelors (B.A./B.S.) -Masters -Teaching Credentials -Some offer Doctorates through joint programs with the UCs Requirements - High School diploma - GPA: 2.0  -A-G Requirements -SAT or ACT Exam Application: October 1- November 30th Admission Notices & Financial Aid Award Letters: As early as January Statement of Intent to Register (SIR): MAY 1st Early Academic Outreach Program

15 University of California 4 year institutions Application: November 1- November 30th Admission Notices & Financial Aid Award Letters: March/April 10 schools statewide 9 campuses opened to undergrads and transfers Degrees: -Bachelors (B.A./B.S.) -Masters -Doctorates/Professional Requirements -High School Diploma -GPA: 3.0  -A-G Requirements -SAT or ACT w/writing -Honors & Awards -Extracurricular Activities/Community Service -Personal Statement -2 Subject Tests (Recommended) Early Academic Outreach Program Statement of Intent to Register (SIR): MAY 1st

16 Private/Independent Application:, Admission Notices & Financial Aid Award Letters: Varies 70+ schools statewide 2 year & 4 year programs Degrees: -Associate (A.A./A.S.) -Bachelors (B.A./B.S.) -Masters -Doctorates/Professional Requirements -High School diploma -GPA: varies 2.5  -A-G Requirements -SAT or ACT and may require 2 Subject Tests -Most schools have requirements very similar to that of the UC system Early Academic Outreach Program Statement of Intent to Register (SIR): MAY 1st

17 “For-Profit” Colleges = Beware Early Academic Outreach Program > Most are NOT accredited colleges/universities > ”Degrees” earned are often worthless to employers > Classes taken at these colleges don’t transfer over to the Four Systems of Higher Education > Students accrue an incredible amount of DEBT!! DANGERS of “For-Profit” Colleges

18 A-G Requirements Eligibility Requirements A B C D E F G History/Social Science 2 years English 4 years Mathematics 3 years+ Laboratory Science 2 years+ Language Other Than English 2 years+ Visual/Performing Art 1 year College Prep Elective 1 year Early Academic Outreach Program

19 High School Courses Eligibility Requirements High School Courses Honors (HL) Advanced Placement (AP) College Level (CL) Regular Any identified H/AP/CL courses taken between 10 th -12 th grade receive 1+ GPA point when passed with a grade of “C”↑ Regular HL AP/CL Early Academic Outreach Program

20 9 SS 10 SS 11 SS 12 College Prep Grade Point Average (GPA) Eligibility Requirements GPA is determined by grades earned in A-G classes taken in the last 3 years of high school (10 th -12 th grade): ONLY courses which fall under the A-G requirements are taken into consideration by colleges and universities when calculating the GPA. Some High School Graduation Requirements are NOT considered A-G courses such as: > Physical Education > Health > Computer/Typing > Woodshop > Service > Leadership College Prep GPA Early Academic Outreach Program

21 Calculate GPA Eligibility Requirements Grade A B C D F Regular 4 3 2 1 0 H/AP/CL 5 4 3 1 0 Example #1 Class Grade 1.English A= 4 2.Geometry B= 3 3.Biology D= 1 4.Drawing A= 4 5.World History C=2 6.PE A=4 Total:: 14/5 classes GPA: 2.8 Example #2 Class Grade 1.AP English A= 5 2.Geometry B= 3 3.AP Biology D= 1 4.Drawing A= 4 5.AP World History C=3 6.PE A=4 Total: 16/5 classes GPA: 3.2 Early Academic Outreach Program

22 Entrance Exams Eligibility Requirements ExamSATACT w/writingSubject Test Length3 hours3 ½ hours1 hour AreasReading, Writing, MathEnglish, Reading, Math, Science, + Writing Section Subject areas: literature, history, math, science, languages Scoring240036800 Cost$51$52.50$24.50 (basic fee) + $13 (each subject exam) $24 (language with listening) FEE Waiver: 2 FREE SAT Exam, 2 FREE ACT Exams, & 2 FREE Subject Tests Early Academic Outreach Program

23 Personal Achievements Eligibility Requirements Honors/Awards: Essay, Speech, or Art contest Sports/Recreation recognitions (MVP, Captain, championship, etc) Academic recognitions (Science Fair, honor roll, etc) Exam Scholarship recognition (PSAT/STAR/AP) “Well Rounded Student”: universities want students who are active and successful both inside and outside the classroom! Extracurricular Activities/Community Service: Clubs, Sport, organizations Volunteering Tutor Internships Musical theater or artistic performances Participation in summer programs (COSMOS, EAOP, CYLP, etc.) Leadership and Initiative: Length of involvement in Extracurricular Activities/Community Service Progression of leadership role in clubs/organizations Leadership roles- team captain, editor newspaper/yearbook, leadership presidents, etc Work experience Early Academic Outreach Program


25 Cost of Attendance (COA) Financial Aid > Tuition > Room and Board > Housing > Transportation > Health Insurance > Personal Expenses COST OF ATTENDANCE INCLUDES: COA varies across institutions of Higher Education: Community College $1,218$11, 721 Cal State University $7,002$23, 222 University of California $12,692$32,415 Private Colleges/Universities $45,602$62,245 Early Academic Outreach Program *Tuition/Fees *COA *Prices subject to change

26 Financial Need/Financial Aid Financial Aid Cost of Attendance (COA) – Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need (Financial Aid eligibility) How to determine Financial Need: Types of Financial Aid a student may be eligible for : > Grants > Scholarships > Work-study > Loans Early Academic Outreach Program

27 FREE money from the university and/or the state and federal government GRANTS There are many different types of grants. These are the most common: Federal Grants  Pell Grant: $400-$5,645 X 5 years  Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): $100-$400  Federal Teach Grant: $4,000/year State Grants  Cal Grant A: min 3.0 GPA and financial need max $12,192 X 4 years  Cal Grant B: min 2.0 GPA and financial need max $1,473 (1 st year) and $1,473 + Tuition X 3 years  Cal Grant C: based on financial need max $3,009 Early Academic Outreach Program

28 FREE money from organizations/companies, individuals, & university SCHOLARSHIPS There are all types of scholarships with different eligibility requirements. Most scholarhsips are based on the following:  GPA  Talents and abilities  Academic/Career Interests  Extracurricular Activities  Community Service WARNING be careful with fraudulant scholarships! As a general rule: If you must pay to get free money, it may be a scam! “Guaranteed Winnings” 1-900 numbers “Free Seminars” Ask for Credit Cards/checks Warning Signs: Early Academic Outreach Program

29 Part time job. Amount granted depends on financial need WORK-STUDY  Most jobs are on campus  Flexible work hours  Granted up to $5,000  Salary is subsidized by the government  Easier to find a job Early Academic Outreach Program

30 Money borrowed and must be paid back with interest. LOANS  Subsidized Stafford Loan: no interest or monthly payments until 6 months after graduation  Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: interest begins to accumulate when loan is dispersed. Monthly payments begin after graduation.  PLUS Loans: Loans for parents to help pay for their child’s college education.  Private Loans : Private loans have higher and variable interest rates. They have no grace period and no opportunity to have loans pardoned. Early Academic Outreach Program

31 Financial Aid Applications Application Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) GPA Verification Form CSS Profile Dream Act Application Type of Aid Grants, Scholarships, Work-study, Loans Cal Grants Institutional Aid (Private Schools) Cal Grant (ONLY for AB540 students) Deadline January 1-March 2March 2Varies by institutionMarch 2 Registration Cost $0 $25 (Fee Waivers available) $0 Early Academic Outreach Program

32 AB-540 Students AB-540 students qualify for in-state tuition if they:  Have attended a CA high school for at least 3 years (6 semesters)  Graduate with a Diploma or GED  Enroll in a college  Submit AB-540 Affidavit with college Difference in Tuition Cost: California Community College $1,218 (in state) $4,940 (out of state) California State University (CSU) $7,002 (in state) $ 15,263(out of state) University of California (UC) $12,692 (in state) $ 35,570 (out of state) Early Academic Outreach Program

33 AB-540 Students Signed into law July 25, 2011, authorizes AB540 students to apply to privately funded scholarships given out by a California public college/university. Effective January 1, 2012 REQUIREMENTS : 1. Be classified as AB-540 2. Meet scholarship requirements Signed into law October 8, 2011, authorizes AB540 students to apply for Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver and Cal Grants Effective January 1, 2013 REQUIREMENTS : 1. Be classified as AB540 2. GPA and income requirements as decided by the California Aid Commission AB-130AB-131 Early Academic Outreach Program

34 AB-540 Students Early Academic Outreach Program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that undocumented immigrants who entered the US before the age of 16 may be eligible for “Deferred Action”. If granted, they will NOT be deported and qualify for a work permit renewable every 2 years. To be eligible you must show that you: > Came to the US before the age of 16 >Have continuously resided in the US since June 15,2007-Present >Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012 >Entered w/o inspection before June 15, 2012 or lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012 >Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or 3  misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety >Were physically present in the US on June 15, 2012, & at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS >Are currently in school, have your HS Diploma or GED or you are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the US For more information please visit under Dream Act

35 AB-540 Students AB-540 Financial Aid Strategies  SCHOLARSHIPS!  Save money by living at home  Find sponsors  Concurrent Enrollment  Speak with a financial aid officer Early Academic Outreach Program

36 Questions?

37 THANK YOU! Please visit our website for more information:

38 Campus Activities 2:15-3:15pmCampus Tour (meet at the BEAR) Put on your walking shoes and explore the UCLA campus with your very own Bruin Advisor tour guide! Our Bruin Advisors will guide you through the Murphy Sculpture Garden, take you to see the famous Janss Steps, the Inverted Fountain (aka Toilet Bowl), and tell you about our legends/superstitions! 2:15-3:15pmStudent Panel(Meet in front of Kerckhoff Hall) Learn what it’s like to be a college student! Our undergraduates will be opening up about college life, financial aid, living on campus, their road to college, their future plans, and much more!

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