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EAOP Annual Parent Conference University of California, Riverside Saturday, September 24, 2011.

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1 EAOP Annual Parent Conference University of California, Riverside Saturday, September 24, 2011

2 Four Segments of Higher Education HS Graduation Requirements VS College Admission Requirements Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation College Entrance Exams Extracurricular Activities

3 UC DAVIS UC BERKLEY UC IRVINE UC MERCED UC LOS ANGELES UC SANTA CRUZ UC SANTA BARBARA UC SAN FRANCISCO UC SAN DIEGO UC RIVERSIDE

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5 Admission to any of California's 112 community colleges is simple. You will be admitted to the community college of your choice if you meet at least one of the following conditions: You are 18 years of age or older, with or without a high school diploma You are a high school graduate You have the equivalent of a high school diploma

6 There are over 75 nonprofit, independent colleges and universities in the state. Every nonprofit, independent college and university has a unique character. Unlike the University of California or the California State University systems, each California nonprofit, independent college and university has its own governing board and admission requirements. This independence allows for a diverse set of college opportunities in California.

7 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ADMISSION ELIGIBILTY: COURSES, GPA AND TEST SCORES REQUIRED TO MEET THE MINIMUM ELIGIBILTY FOR ADMISSION TO A COLLEGE AND/OR UNIVERSITY COURSES AND M INIMUM GPA REQUIRED TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL DETERMINED BY INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL

8 Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (3.4 if you're a nonresident) in these courses with no grade lower than a C. Complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses (“a-g” courses), with at least 11 finished prior to the beginning of your senior year. A – G SUBJECT AREAREQUIREMENT a. H ISTORY /S OCIAL S CIENCE 2 YEARS b. E NGLISH 4 YEARS c. M ATHEMATICS 3 YEARS (4 YEARS RECOMMENDED ) d. L ABORATORY S CIENCE 2 YEARS (3 YEARS RECOMMENDED ) e. L ANGUAGE O THER T HAN E NGLISH 2 YEARS (3 YEARS RECOMMENDED ) f. V ISUAL P ERFORMING A RTS 1 YEAR g. C OLLEGE P REPARATORY E LECTIVE 1 YEAR

9 San Bernardino High School San Bernardino City Unified Sandra Rodriguez, Principal ATP/CEEB code: CDS code: School Governance: Public Primary School Type: Comprehensive HS (classroom based) Secondary School Type: Comprehensive HS Special Program(s): Career Pathways/Academies; Magnet Program Term Type: Semester Street Address: 1850 North "E" Street, San Bernardino, CA Mailing Address: 1850 North "E" Street, San Bernardino, CA Phone: (909) Web Site: Course Contact: Santford Summers Course Contact Phone: (909) Ext: Note: (San Bernardino USD) School Accreditation (WASC) Status: Yes, Full Accreditation (through 2013) School Demographic Information Last Updated: 4/18/11 7:50 PM Course List Last Updated: 3/30/11 12:50 AM Course List for The following courses meet requirements for admission to the University of California. denotes courses that have been approved for extra honors credit: a=5, b=4, c=3. denotes courses that cannot be used to fulfill the "g" elective requirement. The 'category' column represents the specific subject requirement fulfilled by the course. Click the year link to go to the course list for that year All available course lists for this school:

10 a - History / Social Science - 2 years required Two years of history/social science, including one year of World History, Cultures or Geography; and one year of US History or one-half year of US History and one-half year of American Government/Civics. Course TitleTranscript Abbreviation (s)CategoryHonors TypeCourse Notes American GovernmentAM GOV C P, am gov c pAmerican Government/CivicsSemester American Government CL am gov clp pAmerican Government/CivicsSemester AP European HistoryAP Eur HistWorld History/Geography/CulturesAP AP Government and Politics United States am gov ap pAmerican Government/CivicsAPSemester AP United States HistoryUSHISAP AP, USHISAP, USHIST AP P, ushisap ap, ushisap bp U.S. HistoryAP U.S. History CUSHST C P, USHST CAP, USHST CB P, us hst cb p U.S. History U.S. History CL A/BUSHIS CL P. USHISCLP, ushiscla p, ushisclbp U.S. History World Geography A/B (H)W GEO H P, w geo hap w geo hb p World History/Geography/Cultures World Geography A/B CW GEO C P, w geo cap, w geo cb p World History/Geography/Cultures World Geography A/B CLW GEO CL P, w geo clap, w geo clb p World History/Geography/Cultures World History A/B (H)W HST H P, w hst hap, w hst hb p World History/Geography/Cultures World History CW HST C P, w hst cap, w hst cb p World History/Geography/Cultures

11 GPA CALCULATED FROM 10 TH & 11 TH GRADE COURSE WORK IS WEIGHTED BY A MAXIMUM OF 8 SEMESTERS OF UC- APPROVED HONORS GRADE POINTS. A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0 Weighted Honors/AP/IB A=5 B=4 C=3 D=1 F=0 Un-Weighted

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13 Meet the examination requirement by taking the ACT with Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test by December (preferably Spring) of your senior year. The UC no longer requires SAT Subject Tests, but certain programs on some campuses recommend them, and you can use subject tests to satisfy the "a-g" requirements listed in the previous slide.

14 SAT The SAT consists of three sections: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. Scores from Critical Reading and Math are added and used for admission to the CSU. Scores from the Writing section will not be used for admission purposes to the CSU. Visit to learnwww.collegeboard.com more about the SAT tests and to register online to take the SAT test. ACT The ACT covers four areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The ACT Composite score is used for admission to the CSU. The ACT also offers, as an option, the Writing Test. The CSU does not require the score from the Writing Test for admission purposes. For more information about the ACT and to register for the test and send scores, please go to

15 Criteria For Admissions  G RADE P OINT A VERAGE  T EST S CORES  C OURSES C OMPLETED /P LANNED  H ONORS C OURSES  E LIGIBILITY IN THE L OCAL C ONTEXT (ELC)  Q UALITY OF S ENIOR Y EAR P ROGRAM OF S TUDY  A CADEMIC O PPORTUNITIES IN C ALIFORNIA H IGH S CHOOLS  P ERFORMANCE IN A CADEMIC S UBJECT A REAS  A CHIEVEMENTS IN S PECIAL P ROJECTS  I MPROVEMENT IN A CADEMIC P ERFORMANCE  S PECIAL T ALENTS, A CHIEVEMENTS, AND A WARDS  P ARTICIPATION IN E DUCATIONAL P REPARATION P ROGRAMS  A CADEMIC A CCOMPLISHMENT W ITHIN L IFE E XPERIENCES  G EOGRAPHIC L OCATION

16 Take the most challenging courses possible. They’re worth it. Start thinking about your dream career. Collect information in a file. Talk to people with interesting jobs and ask lots of questions. Go to Career Day at your school or elsewhere. Talk to your high school counselor about college. Create a college admissions plan. Talk to your parents about saving for college. Talk to your high school counselor about financial aid. Get involved, participate in extracurricular activities. Volunteer for community service projects. Sign up for summer enrichment programs and other programs that focus on a particular subject, such as science or math. Participate in summer programs ie., Summer Academy, Community College Enrollment, Academic Enrichment Courses.

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