2American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Standards Three Domains:Personal/SocialAcademicCollege/Career**Open door policy for students! Counselors are available to assist you during snack, lunch, and after school.
3CVHS Counselors Mrs. Evans G, H, J & L Mrs. Hairapetian I, K & S Mrs. Bomar C-F, T, U & ZMs. Kuleto A, N-R & VMs. Cabalka B, M, & W-Y
4Presentation Overview Academic and Graduation InformationCareer InformationCollege InformationImportant Dates
6Transcript Review Official or Unofficial GPA, total credits earned, NO RANKING!!!Course History, marks, credits (watch repeats)Work in progressSchool Enrollment HistoryGraduation Requirement Status, CAHSEEStandardized Test ScoresImmunizations
8Graduation 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 Science2 years Science (1 year Biological & 1 year Physical)1 year Fine Art1 Semester Career Prep1 Semester Health2 Years Physical Education70 Elective CreditsPass both parts of the CAHSEE: ELA and Math
9A-G University Eligibility Requirements A 2 years Social Science - World History & US HistoryB 4 years EnglishC 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 ArtG 1 year College Preparatory ElectiveUCs only allow courses to be repeated ONCE to make up a D or F gradeMinimum GPA to apply to UC schools is 3.0Minimum GPA to apply to Cal States is 2.0Minimum GPA for NCAA eligibility is 2.0 (increasing to 2.3 in 2016)C grades cannot be made-up/repeated
10Grades and Credit C is for COLLEGE! Aim for Cs & above!D grades = 5 creditsCredit for high school graduation only!D grades are NOT accepted by 4 year universitiesEarning a D senior year WILL jeopardize college acceptance, even if the class is above and beyond the A-G requirements.F grades = 0 creditsMay jeopardize graduationCan not be removed from your transcript!
11Academic Support Teacher Help Free Tutoring!!! Academy of Science & MedicineTuesdays/ Thursdays : 3:00 - 4:00 in the LibraryIndividual tutoring list available in the counseling officePrivate Tutoring (set up by family)Friday Progress Reports - In counseling office!
13LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Find YOUR best path Consider: Academic readinessFinancial resourcesAcademic & career interestsFuture goals
14CAREERSExplore EXTENSIVE resources related to career exploration and planning
15THE 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!
18TRADE SCHOOLS Career-focused education - Skill acquisition Some areas of focus:ArtComputer GamingTechnologyCulinary ArtsMedical OccupationsAutomotive TechnologyMuch, much more!
19UNITED STATES MILITARY Army:Navy:Air Force:Marine Corps:Coast Guard:
20COMMUNITY COLLEGES www.cccco.edu Lower cost per unit (about $50/unit) Explore interests before choosing a universityCareer-focused educationAssociate degrees & Certificate programs60 IGETC units and/or and AA degree for less $$$Fresh start for academic record and activitiesFreshman acceptance vs. Transfer acceptance * Fall 2014UC Overall Transfer GPA Avg. 3.4Preference given to transfers from CA Community Colleges
22COMMUNITY COLLEGES cont. Nuts & Bolts:Submit application sometime in January (dates not finalized for 2015)Find specific schools’ application process onlineSubmit an official transcript after graduationTake English & Math placement testsGCC - reps in the counseling office every 2 weeksPCC -Scholars ProgramsCohort programsAcademic supportPriority registrationApply in the Spring!
23Community 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 admissionComplete AssessmentsOrientationMeet with a counselor to develop Student Education Plan (SEP)Register for ClassesEven JUMP START students must reapply to continue taking community college courses.
24CA STATE UNIVERSITY 23 CSU Campuses Focus is on practical application of knowledgeRequirementsMeet A-G Requirements2.0 GPA MinimumMeet eligibility indexAnnual fees - $6,633(tuition/fees only);* $23,000 = *Avg, including living expenses on or off campus living
26CA STATE UNIVERSITY cont. Application Nuts & Bolts:Filing period – October 1st – November 30thApplication fee - $55Must take SAT or ACTNo personal statementNo letters of recommendationTranscripts sent after acceptance, unless requested earlier(Early Assessment Program)
27CSU Campus Impaction Info 2014-2015 Impacted:ChicoFresnoFullertonHumboldtLong BeachLANorthridgePomonaSacramentoSan BernardinoSan DiegoSan FranciscoSan JoseSan Luis ObispoSan MarcosSonomaNot Impacted:BakersfieldChannel IslandsDominguez HillsEast BayMaritime AcademyMonterey BayStanislausNote: 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.
28UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA 9 UC Undergraduate CampusesBerkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa CruzUCs have a focus on RESEARCHRequirementsMeet A-G Requirements *Complete 11 of 15 by end of 11th grade3.0 GPA MinimumACT Plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning TestAnnual cost$13,200 = *tuition and fees only$32,400 = *Average including living expenses
31UC Cost of Attendance (‘13-’14) personal and transportation expenses$2,200tuition/fees$13,200(subject to change without notice)room/board–on campus$13,800health care fee/allowance $1,700books/supplies$1,500
32UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA cont. Application Nuts & Bolts:Filing period – November 1st – November 30th *Open alreadyApplication fee - $70 per campusTake SAT or ACT with writingPersonal statementNo letters of recommendationTranscripts sent after acceptanceAs a SENIOR, you MUST maintain your prior level of academic rigor and grades or your acceptance may be revoked.
33The 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
34What Else Can Students Do? Apply Across the UC SystemTo multiple campuses, if possibleFind the “right fit” for themselvesKnow the range of selectivity across UC
35Tips for Students Carefully complete the application: Presenting Themselves in the ApplicationCarefully complete the application:Tell us everything they want us to knowMajor(s) of interest, if decidedFamily backgroundParticipation in activitiesUse transcript(s) – don’t guess about gradesAvoid abbreviations/acronymsAll of these tips provide context and clarity
36The Message for Students UC Counselor Conferences 2012The Message for StudentsDo as well as possible in “a-g” coursesTake the SAT and/or ACT w/writingApply to multiple campusesUse resources available to youTake advantage of opportunities36
37UC Selection & Comprehensive Review Selection = Choosing students for admission when a campus cannot admit all applicants who meet the freshman admissions requirementsIndividual campus selection practices vary, but all draw from the same Comprehensive Review factorsComprehensive reviewVaries by campus; criteria set by faculty committeeMultiple types of Comprehensive ReviewCampuses don’t collaborate on admission decisions
38UC 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.
39Comprehensive Review- 14pts. Grade-Point AverageTest ScoresCourses Completed/PlannedHonors CoursesEligibility in the Local Context (ELC)Quality of Senior-Year Program of StudyAcademic Opportunities in California High SchoolsPerformance in Academic Subject AreasAchievements in Special ProjectsImprovement in Academic PerformanceSpecial Talents, Achievements, and AwardsParticipation in Educational Preparation ProgramsAcademic Accomplishment Within Life ExperiencesGeographic Location
40There 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.4040
41Personal statementAn opportunity for applicants to provide information that supports and enhances the review processAdds 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 admissionAn admission decision is never based on the content of the personal statement aloneOne statement, one UC application
42Personal 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
43PERSONAL STATEMENTSEnhances your application profile, completes the picture of who you areBe 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 organization43
44Additional 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 wordsThe Additional Comments section is not required.
45ResourcesUniversity of California AdmissionsComprehensive Review FactorsAdmissions Index CalculatorELC InformationTranscript and Student Contact Information Submission Process - ELC Help Desk - Call:Questions, ELC Coordinator, Julie Lind –Contact Us –
46PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES Approximately 2,000 in the US Vary in strengths, focus & expectationsApplication Nuts & BoltsRequirements differ school to schoolApplication deadlines vary – Most January 1stApplication fees vary - $60-$90Most require SAT or ACT w/ writing; some want SAT IIPersonal Statements + Letters of Recommendation requiredOfficial transcripts get sent with applicationCommon App Site (456 schools)Each isUnique soDo YourResearch!
47TESTING – SAT, ACT, Subject tests, AP Community CollegeNo testing, unless you apply to a scholars programCal State schools – No tests after December will be acceptedSAT or ACTSchools will use the most advantageous scores for admissionUC schools – No tests after December will be acceptedSAT or ACT with writingSAT –Remaining tests: October 11th, November 8th and December 6thACT –Remaining test: October 25th and December 13th47
48COUNSELOR REQUESTSCommon App Secondary School Report, Letters of Recommendation, Supplemental FormsRequest Packet – Available now in Counseling Office3 weeks notice REQUIRED (not including vacations)ALL counselor requests DUE Nov 21st, 2014 or earlierFollow ALL directions and be thorough!COMPLETED request packet must be given to counselor 3 weeks before letter is due
49TRANSCRIPTS 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 universitiesRequire 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
50APPLICATION SURVIVAL TIPS Research degrees, majors and collegesDetermine best post-secondary path for youApply broadly- at least 4 or moreReach schools-1Match schools-2Safety schools-1Compare to Freshmen Admission ProfilesCreate a table of requirements & deadlinesPick an address for professional/college useCreate a resume
51APPLICATION SURVIVAL TIPS, cont. Create a file of typical application informationAll school transcripts (high schools & college)New GUSD Policy---Remember to check “my school does NOT rank” when completing applicationsTest scores (SAT, ACT)Personal statementsResumeActivities, Work experience, Awards, Community ServiceParent annual income, residency/citizenship statusSocial security number or Statewide student ID #
52ONLINE 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 -
54APPLICATION WORKSHOPS 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 LibraryWhen:CSU App – Tuesday, October 3:10UC App – Tuesday, November 3:10Common App – Wednesday, November 3:1054
55UPCOMING DATES!!!! College Info Night – October 6th, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CVHS MacDonald AuditoriumGUSD College Career Fair – October 22nd, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Glendale Civic AuditoriumFinancial Aid Overview – November 12th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
56DEADLINES! UC application deadline - November 30th CAL STATE application deadline - November 30thPRIVATE Universities - Each is unique; know your deadlines!SAT & ACT last chance - December 2014 examFAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application deadline - March 2, 2015CAL GRANT application deadline - March 2, 2015CV SCHOLARSHIPS application deadline – February (specific date To Be Determined)
57ResourcesU.S. News & World Report: The Ultimate College GuideComplete 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