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1 1 Green Dot PEPP Presentation Series Presentation 1 College Knowledge

2 2 Eligibility paths for freshman admission to a CSU and UC (A-G) College Application Process Credit Recovery College Tours Community College Classes Parent Tips This presentation will cover:

3 3 Don’t know anything about college ! Thinking about college is scary. The Barron’s and Fisk Guide book is way too big. They all look the same. Nothing interests me. I’m afraid of getting rejected. I won’t try. My parents didn’t go. My friends aren’t going to college. I am not smart enough I do not have the money to pay for it Why College is often feared by our students

4 4 What college did they go to? Barack ObamaColumbia University Occidental College Steven Spielberg Cal State Long Beach rejected by UCLA/USC Michael Jordan UNC Oprah Winfrey Tennessee State University Eva Longoria Texas A&M –kinesiology Lil WayneUniversity of Houston political science Antonio Villaraigosa UCLA

5 5 a.History/Social Science – 2 years b.English – 4 years c.Mathematics – 3 years (4 years recommended) d.Laboratory Science – 2 years (3 years recommended) e.Language Other Than English – 2 years (3 years recommended) f.Visual and Performing Arts – 1 year g.College Preparatory Elective – 1 year UC-approved course lists for California high schools: CSU and UC A-G Requirements

6 6 Students must meet the following: C or above in A-G courses 2.0 GPA for CSU and 3.0 for UC Fee waivers are available SAT and ACT Scores ELM and EPT scores ( CSU) College Admission Requirements

7 7 There are a number of online resources, which provide tips and tools to help students improve their critical reading and writing skills. Listed below are several sites that are worth exploring. helping English language learners to succeed Provides writing resources Take your child to the library once a week. The more students read the more they will improve their writing skills. What can parents do to prepare students to be college ready in English?

8 8 College Application Process October CSU Application begin online at –Students do not need to a personal statement or letters of recommendations to apply for regular CSU admissions –Students will need to complete a personal statement and letters of recommendations if applying for EOP October-December- the Majority of Private applications are available online –Personal Statements and Letters of Recommendations are required November UC applications begin online at /apply/apply_online.html /apply/apply_online.html –Will need to complete a personal statement but letters of recommendations are not required.

9 9 CSU Equal Opportunity Program 1. CSU Provide alternative admissions 2. Provides Summer Bridge 3. Priority Enrollment 4. Students qualify based on income and must be a first generation college student 5. The majority of our students actually qualify for this program.

10 10 Grade Point Average Calculated for approved “a-g” courses completed in grades 10–11 Additional grade points awarded for grades of C or better in approved honors, Advanced Placement, designated IB courses and transferable college courses Points for UC-certified honors courses capped at 4 yearlong courses (8 semesters). No more than 2 year-long courses (4 semesters) of honors credit may be applied to courses completed in 10 th grade All campuses use same weighted GPA (within the honors limitation) for eligibility determination

11 11 What are the rules on repeating courses? A grade of C cannot be repeated There is no limit to the overall number of repeated courses an applicant may present, but each course can be repeated only once for UC and more than once for a CSU If the exact course in which a D/F grade was originally earned is repeated and a C grade or better is earned, the original D/F will not be included in GPA calculation, and the new grade will be used in the GPA calculation Students must list all courses, including the original course, on their application

12 12 Adult School – Community College- Electives Summer School UC approved On line courses APEX Where can students repeat courses?

13 13 College Tours Tentative Dates: March 30 th –April 4th 2010 East Coast Tour Boston- NY 3.0 gpa – Higher $800.00 HBCU Tour DC- Atlanta 3.0 gpa – Higher $800.00 Northern CA Tour 2.5 gpa or higher $350.00 Applications and Sign up now available

14 14 Community Colleges and Concurrent enrollment Concurrent Enrollment provides middle and high school students the opportunity to take college/university level classes. Classes taken at community colleges cost significantly lower than those at a four-year institution. Such college-level courses help high school students become competitively eligible in the university admission process.

15 15 Concurrent Enrollment Benefits: First, it allows students to complete university courses at a community college, prior o high school graduation, which transfer to most four year colleges and universities. Second, the cost of community college courses is significantly lower than at major public or private universities. For example, a five-unit community college chemistry course with laboratory will cost about $100, while an equivalent course at a major independent college could cost approximately $3,000. Community Colleges and Concurrent enrollment

16 16 Third, concurrent enrollment is a means by which students can rapidly increase their chances of meeting and exceeding the freshman admission requirements of universities. Fourth, concurrent enrollment allows students to acquire the college experience and to challenge themselves with a rigorous curriculum before they become university students. This can raise self-esteem, confidence, and perception with respect to their abilities and future potential. ***Concurrent enrollment classes can be taken in the fall, winter, spring, summer and, at year-round schools, during inter-sessions. Additionally, the classes can be taken at a campus or via television. Note: In general, it is recommended that students should only take community college courses during the academic year if they are in 11th and 12th grade. All other students should focus on taking classes during the summer term and school inter-sessions. Concurrent Enrollment Benefits: Continued

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