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1 Senior Year & Beyond

2 American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Standards
Three Domains: Personal/Social Academic College/Career **Open door policy for students! Counselors are available to assist you during snack, lunch, and after school.

3 CVHS Counselors Mrs. Evans G, H, J & L Mrs. Hairapetian I, K & S
Mrs. Bomar C-F, T, U & Z Ms. Kuleto A, N-R & V Ms. Cabalka B, M, & W-Y

4 Presentation Overview
Academic and Graduation Information Career Information College Information Important Dates


6 Transcript Review Official or Unofficial
GPA, total credits earned, NO RANKING!!! Course History, marks, credits (watch repeats) Work in progress School Enrollment History Graduation Requirement Status, CAHSEE Standardized Test Scores Immunizations


8 Graduation Requirements
220 Credits (1 semester class =5 credits) 4 years English (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th) 2 years Math (at least Algebra 1 & Geometry) 3 years Social Science 2 years Science (1 year Biological & 1 year Physical) 1 year Fine Art 1 Semester Career Prep 1 Semester Health 2 Years Physical Education 70 Elective Credits Pass both parts of the CAHSEE: ELA and Math

9 A-G University Eligibility Requirements
A  2 years Social Science - World History & US History B  4 years English C  3 years Math - Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 (4 yrs. rec.) D  2 years Lab Science - Bio & Chem or Physics (3 yrs. rec.) E  2 years Foreign Language - same language (3 yrs. rec.) F  1 year Visual and Performing Art G  1 year College Preparatory Elective UCs only allow courses to be repeated ONCE to make up a D or F grade Minimum GPA to apply to UC schools is 3.0 Minimum GPA to apply to Cal States is 2.0 Minimum GPA for NCAA eligibility is 2.0 (increasing to 2.3 in 2016) C grades cannot be made-up/repeated

10 Grades and Credit C is for COLLEGE!
Aim for Cs & above! D grades = 5 credits Credit for high school graduation only! D grades are NOT accepted by 4 year universities Earning a D senior year WILL jeopardize college acceptance, even if the class is above and beyond the A-G requirements. F grades = 0 credits May jeopardize graduation Can not be removed from your transcript!

11 Academic Support Teacher Help
Free Tutoring!!! Academy of Science & Medicine Tuesdays/ Thursdays : 3:00 - 4:00 in the Library Individual tutoring list available in the counseling office Private Tutoring (set up by family) Friday Progress Reports - In counseling office!


13 LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Find YOUR best path Consider:
Academic readiness Financial resources Academic & career interests Future goals

14 CAREERS Explore EXTENSIVE resources related to career exploration and planning

15 THE WORLD OF WORK "It is estimated that 85% of all jobs are now classified as 'skilled,' meaning that they require some education beyond high school." “College Readiness Crisis Spurs Call for Change by ACT in Nation's Core High School Curriculum.” ACT News. 14 Oct

16 $!$! Education Pays $!$! Twice as likely to find a Job
Earn Almost Twice as Much!

17 Post High School and COLLEGE INFORMATION

18 TRADE SCHOOLS Career-focused education - Skill acquisition
Some areas of focus: Art Computer Gaming Technology Culinary Arts Medical Occupations Automotive Technology Much, much more!

Army: Navy: Air Force: Marine Corps: Coast Guard:

20 COMMUNITY COLLEGES Lower cost per unit (about $50/unit)
Explore interests before choosing a university Career-focused education Associate degrees & Certificate programs 60 IGETC units and/or and AA degree for less $$$ Fresh start for academic record and activities Freshman acceptance vs. Transfer acceptance * Fall 2014 UC Overall Transfer GPA Avg.  3.4 Preference given to transfers from CA Community Colleges


Nuts & Bolts: Submit application sometime in January (dates not finalized for 2015) Find specific schools’ application process online Submit an official transcript after graduation Take English & Math placement tests GCC - reps in the counseling office every 2 weeks PCC - Scholars Programs Cohort programs Academic support Priority registration Apply in the Spring!

23 Community College Student Success Act of 2012 NEW Guidelines for Registration
What is the Student Success Act? It is a law in California that is the cornerstone of a statewide reform initiative aimed at improving educational outcomes for students and better preparing the workforce needed for California’s changing economy. STUDENTS MUST APPLY EARLY to receive priority registration even if you are not sure of which college or university you’ll attend. To receive priority registration students must complete all steps prior to registration : Submit application for admission Complete Assessments Orientation Meet with a counselor to develop Student Education Plan (SEP) Register for Classes Even JUMP START students must reapply to continue taking community college courses.

Focus is on practical application of knowledge Requirements Meet A-G Requirements 2.0 GPA Minimum Meet eligibility index Annual fees - $6,633(tuition/fees only); * $23,000 = *Avg, including living expenses on or off campus living


Application Nuts & Bolts: Filing period – October 1st – November 30th Application fee - $55 Must take SAT or ACT No personal statement No letters of recommendation Transcripts sent after acceptance, unless requested earlier (Early Assessment Program)

27 CSU Campus Impaction Info 2014-2015
Impacted: Chico Fresno Fullerton Humboldt Long Beach LA Northridge Pomona Sacramento San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Jose San Luis Obispo San Marcos Sonoma Not Impacted: Bakersfield Channel Islands Dominguez Hills East Bay Maritime Academy Monterey Bay Stanislaus Note: Non-impacted campuses may have impacted programs. Visit the individual CSU campus or campuses of your choice for more up-to-date information on campus and program impaction, including admission supplemental criteria.

9 UC Undergraduate Campuses Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz UCs have a focus on RESEARCH Requirements Meet A-G Requirements *Complete 11 of 15 by end of 11th grade 3.0 GPA Minimum ACT Plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test Annual cost $13,200 = *tuition and fees only $32,400 = *Average including living expenses


30 # Admitted: # Applicants
UC Campus Data 2014 Campus # Admitted: # Applicants Admit Rate Avg GPA Avg SAT/ACT Berkeley 8,705: 44,575 20% 4.18 2071/31 Davis 17,836: 46, 819 38% 4.07 1924/28 Irvine 18,365: 52,285 35% 4.05 1867/27 Los Angeles 9,352: 55,964 17% 4.17 2067/30 Merced 9,506: 14,159 67% 3.61 1638/24 Riverside 18,055: 31,137 58% 3.77 1739/25 San Diego 15,820: 52,127 30% 4.13 2018/30 Santa Barbara 18,995: 51,047 37% 4.03 1925/29 Santa Cruz 18,561: 34,584 54% 3.82 1782/26

31 UC Cost of Attendance (‘13-’14)
personal and transportation expenses $2,200 tuition/fees $13,200 (subject to change without notice) room/board– on campus $13,800 health care fee/allowance $1,700 books/supplies $1,500

Application Nuts & Bolts: Filing period – November 1st – November 30th *Open already Application fee - $70 per campus Take SAT or ACT with writing Personal statement No letters of recommendation Transcripts sent after acceptance As a SENIOR, you MUST maintain your prior level of academic rigor and grades or your acceptance may be revoked.

33 The UC Admission Offer Goes To . . .
Students from the full range of California high schools and regions in order to achieve the potential of the University’s admission policy for California’s students

34 What Else Can Students Do?
Apply Across the UC System To multiple campuses, if possible Find the “right fit” for themselves Know the range of selectivity across UC

35 Tips for Students Carefully complete the application:
Presenting Themselves in the Application Carefully complete the application: Tell us everything they want us to know Major(s) of interest, if decided Family background Participation in activities Use transcript(s) – don’t guess about grades Avoid abbreviations/acronyms All of these tips provide context and clarity

36 The Message for Students
UC Counselor Conferences 2012 The Message for Students Do as well as possible in “a-g” courses Take the SAT and/or ACT w/writing Apply to multiple campuses Use resources available to you Take advantage of opportunities 36

37 UC Selection & Comprehensive Review
Selection = Choosing students for admission when a campus cannot admit all applicants who meet the freshman admissions requirements Individual campus selection practices vary, but all draw from the same Comprehensive Review factors Comprehensive review Varies by campus; criteria set by faculty committee Multiple types of Comprehensive Review Campuses don’t collaborate on admission decisions

38 UC Comprehensive Review
This is the process that UC’s use to review applications in context. 14 factors for Comprehensive review will be used (next slide). This process allows for consideration of each applicant’s achievements, both academic and non-academic, in light of the opportunities and resources available to them in their educational and personal environment.

39 Comprehensive Review- 14pts.
Grade-Point Average Test Scores Courses Completed/Planned Honors Courses Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) Quality of Senior-Year Program of Study Academic Opportunities in California High Schools Performance in Academic Subject Areas Achievements in Special Projects Improvement in Academic Performance Special Talents, Achievements, and Awards Participation in Educational Preparation Programs Academic Accomplishment Within Life Experiences Geographic Location

40 There is No Golden Ticket!
No single factor is the reason why a particular student is selected or not selected for admission. A university that receives more applications than available spaces must select from among the applicant pool – some will be admitted, others will not. A denial of admission is not a reflection on an applicant’s worth, but is a reflection on a lack of space to accommodate every student who seeks admission. 40 40

41 Personal statement An opportunity for applicants to provide information that supports and enhances the review process Adds clarity, depth, context, and meaning to a students application. The personal statement is read as part of the application. Enables applicant to make the best possible case for admission An admission decision is never based on the content of the personal statement alone One statement, one UC application

42 Personal Statement Prompts
Applicants are asked to respond to two prompts: Describe the world you come from—for example, your family, community or school—and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? Word count: 1,000 words total

43 PERSONAL STATEMENTS Enhances your application profile, completes the picture of who you are Be sure to address the questions of each unique prompt! Take the time to write, rewrite, and edit, edit, edit! Get feedback from a few different people, some who don’t know you well. Always double check spelling, sentence structure, and essay organization 43

44 Additional Comments Section
Use Additional Comments box for clarification and expansion of important details. Describe anything else that you have not had the opportunity to include elsewhere in your application. Limit of 550 words The Additional Comments section is not required.

45 Resources University of California Admissions Comprehensive Review Factors Admissions Index Calculator ELC Information Transcript and Student Contact Information Submission Process - ELC Help Desk - Call: Questions, ELC Coordinator, Julie Lind – Contact Us –

46 PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES Approximately 2,000 in the US
Vary in strengths, focus & expectations Application Nuts & Bolts Requirements differ school to school Application deadlines vary – Most January 1st Application fees vary - $60-$90 Most require SAT or ACT w/ writing; some want SAT II Personal Statements + Letters of Recommendation required Official transcripts get sent with application Common App Site (456 schools) Each is Unique so Do Your Research!

47 TESTING – SAT, ACT, Subject tests, AP
Community College No testing, unless you apply to a scholars program Cal State schools – No tests after December will be accepted SAT or ACT Schools will use the most advantageous scores for admission UC schools – No tests after December will be accepted SAT or ACT with writing SAT – Remaining tests: October 11th, November 8th and December 6th ACT – Remaining test: October 25th and December 13th 47

48 COUNSELOR REQUESTS Common App Secondary School Report, Letters of Recommendation, Supplemental Forms Request Packet – Available now in Counseling Office 3 weeks notice REQUIRED (not including vacations) ALL counselor requests DUE Nov 21st, 2014 or earlier Follow ALL directions and be thorough! COMPLETED request packet must be given to counselor 3 weeks before letter is due

49 TRANSCRIPTS UC & California State Universities
You do NOT send a transcript with your application. They may request one after receiving your application. Common App and other private universities Require a transcript for each school with the application. Submit a request to Ms. Sanosyan, the registrar, in the counseling office. $3 each – Includes a transcript with the mid year report, and the final transcript to the school you choose to attend. 49

Research degrees, majors and colleges Determine best post-secondary path for you Apply broadly- at least 4 or more Reach schools-1 Match schools-2 Safety schools-1 Compare to Freshmen Admission Profiles Create a table of requirements & deadlines Pick an address for professional/college use Create a resume

Create a file of typical application information All school transcripts (high schools & college) New GUSD Policy---Remember to check “my school does NOT rank” when completing applications Test scores (SAT, ACT) Personal statements Resume Activities, Work experience, Awards, Community Service Parent annual income, residency/citizenship status Social security number or Statewide student ID #

52 ONLINE APPLICATIONS Application websites are USER FRIENDLY!
GCC – PCC – All California community colleges: CSU – UC – Private schools – Each has its own app – Check school websites! Common App -


What: A workshop to help you complete the application! You MUST have started the application to participate. Bring application information with you (see Application Survival Tips on previous slide), along with your questions. Where: CV Library When: CSU App – Tuesday, October 3:10 UC App – Tuesday, November 3:10 Common App – Wednesday, November 3:10 54

55 UPCOMING DATES!!!! College Info Night – October 6th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
CVHS MacDonald Auditorium GUSD College Career Fair – October 22nd, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Glendale Civic Auditorium Financial Aid Overview – November 12th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

56 DEADLINES! UC application deadline - November 30th
CAL STATE application deadline - November 30th PRIVATE Universities - Each is unique; know your deadlines! SAT & ACT last chance - December 2014 exam FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application deadline - March 2, 2015 CAL GRANT application deadline - March 2, 2015 CV SCHOLARSHIPS application deadline – February (specific date To Be Determined)

57 Resources U.S. News & World Report: The Ultimate College Guide Complete Book of Colleges Princeton Review: reviews 1776 colleges. Includes admissions scattergrams. How to transfer from CA community college to CA public university. Students review individual colleges in all categories including professors. Free college planning information website. Remote college visits. For the complete powerpoint and additional resources check out the counseling section of

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