UC 2014 Freshmen Statistics UC Campus GPA (Avg.) SATACT # of applicants # admitted Admit Rate (%) Berkeley4.1820713144,5758,70520 UCLA4.1720673055,9649,35217 San Diego4.1320183052,12715,82030 Irvine4.0518672752,28518,36535 Santa Barbara4.0319252951,04718,99537 Davis4.0719242846,81917,83638 Santa Cruz3.8217822634,58418,56154 Riverside3.7717392531,13718,05558 Merced3.6116382414,1599,50667
5 2014 Admission Requirements All California high school seniors who fulfill the following three requirements will be entitled to a comprehensive review of their applications at each UC campus to which they apply. They must: comprehensive review –Complete 15 UC-required college-preparatory ("a-g") courses, with 11 of those done prior to the start of 12th grade –Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better (weighted by honors/AP bonus points) in these courses –Take the ACT With Writing or SAT Reasoning Test
Key Messages – Bottom Line Complete UC’s admissions subject requirements (“a-g”) – at least 11 by the end of the junior year – and do as well as you can in them Better preparation = more choices Campuses will look beyond grades and test scores Performance relative to others in your school is important Apply broadly Application Fee: $70 per campus Application window is November 1 st – 30 th 6
2014 Admission Requirements Complete A-G requirements Meet the Eligibility Index – combination of grades and test scores. GPA above 3.0 automatically qualifies, SAT/ACT not required. Higher Eligibility Index allows for increased probability of admission at impacted schools/programs. 8
Key Messages – Bottom Line Complete admissions subject requirements (“a-g”) – do as well as you can in them Local Admission Area – CSU Fullerton Impaction – Major/Campus Apply broadly Application Fee: $55 per campus Application window is November 1 st – 30 th (Can begin the process Oct.1 st ) 9
Private Colleges & Universities Admission criteria similar to CSU/UC (required classes, test scores) Typically smaller class sizes Application requirements and dates vary by school. Many will participate in the Common Application System Rolling admissions – the earlier you apply the more $ you qualify for 11
Common Application Send request to your teacher Send request to your counselor email@example.comA-Dedmarkk@orangeusd.org firstname.lastname@example.orgDee-Ijbulrice@orangeusd.org email@example.comJ-Muljasonp@orangeusd.org firstname.lastname@example.orgMum-Sancscampbell@orangeusd.org email@example.comSand-Zkimh@orangeusd.org Student must meet with counselor after request has been sent!! We need more info.
Community College Pros Financially affordable Bachelors Degree does not indicate community college If unsure of a major, can explore courses at a cheaper cost Guaranteed transfer to a UC/CSU after completing 60 units of general ed. and lower division major Admission is easier than many college/universities General Education classes are “the same” everywhere 13
Community College 112 CA Community Colleges (cccapply.org) Must take an English and Math placement exam Each campus has specific admission/registration requirements Transfer agreements with CSU/UC Degree and certificate programs Can be enrolled in multiple campuses 14
General Information Apply to 5 schools –1 – Dream school –2-4 – Solidly possible schools –5 – Fallback school (may be comm. College) Consider all factors – cost, size, location, etc. Visit schools if possible Contact your counselor for questions 15
Must Meet All Deadlines!!!! November 30 th – CSU/UC applications are due. SAT/ACT dates- December is the last date. October is the last date for most CSU campuses Private Colleges/Universities have varying due dates/fees. Check scholarship deadlines on a regular basis.
Once Admitted: More Deadlines!! Check your college website – dates vary **If you drop/add a class after application is submitted you MUST NOTIFY ALL THE ADMISSIONS OFFICES of the colleges in which applied **if you miss any deadlines your application WILL BE RESCINDED!!
TRANSCRIPTS UC – due July 1 st 2015 –Send only ONE final transcript! CSU – due July 15 th 2015 –Send only ONE final transcript! Private schools – 3 transcripts One with the application, at semester (Mid- year report), and end of year (Final Report) Can ONLY be sent electronically through www.docufide.com * fee per transcript www.docufide.com
Financial Aid FAFSA - To be considered for federal student aid for the 2014- 2015 award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1, 2014 and midnight Central Time, June 30, 2015 (March 1 st is college deadline). Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 19, 2015. Cal Grant - apps are completed electronically from the school. You only need to reply if you do not want the school to send the information. Scholarships – Plenty available, never pay a service. Our website is updated periodically with scholarships
NCAA Information 20 Must meet minimum GPA and SAT/ACT requirements to participate in Division 1 or 2 Must register with NCAA Clearinghouse no later than 12 th grade. Submit application and transcripts for verification