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“What You Need to Know Now to Prepare for College”  Presenter: Gustavo Oceguera  TRIO Director  Riverside Community College-Norco Campus.

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1 “What You Need to Know Now to Prepare for College”  Presenter: Gustavo Oceguera  TRIO Director  Riverside Community College-Norco Campus

2 California “a-g” requirements  Which universities use them?  What are they used for?  Why do you need to know this right now?

3 Who uses the “a-g” requirements?  California State University System (CSU)  University of California System (UC) (Only public, state schools use the “a-g” requirements. Private colleges and universities each have their own admission requirements.)

4 California State Universities  California Polytechnic University, Pomona  California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo  California State University, Bakersfield  California State University, Channel Islands  California State University, Dominguez Hills  California State University, East Bay  California State University, Fullerton  California State University, Long Beach  California State University, Los Angeles  California State University, Monterey Bay  California State University, Northridge  California State University, Sacramento  California State University, San Bernardino  California State University, San Marcos  California State University, Stanislaus  Chico State University  Fresno State University  Humboldt State University  Maritime Academy  San Diego State University  San Francisco State University  San Jose State University  Sonoma State University

5 University of California Campuses  University of California, Berkeley  University of California, Davis  University of California, Los Angeles  University of California, Merced  University of California, Riverside  University of California, San Diego  University of California, San Francisco  University of California, Santa Barbara  University of California, Santa Cruz  UCLA,  UC BERKELEY (Cal)

6 What are the “a-g” requirements used for? To determine if a student prepared properly to take on college level work To determine if a student took challenging courses in high school To determine knowledge of academic subjects To determine the grade point average (GPA) for college admission

7 “a” Requirement History/Social Science (2 years required) Two years of history/social science, including one year of world history, cultures and geography; and one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government.

8 “b” Requirement English (4 years required) Four years of college-preparatory English that include frequent and regular writing and reading of classic and modern literature.

9 “c” Requirement Mathematics (3 years required, 4 years recommended) Three years of college-preparatory mathematics that include the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.

10 “d” Requirement Laboratory Science (2 years required, 3 years recommended) Two years of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in two of these three core disciplines: biology, chemistry and physics. Advanced laboratory science classes that have biology, chemistry or physics as prerequisites and offer substantial additional material may be used to fulfill this requirement.

11 “e” Requirement Language Other than English (2 years required, 3 years recommended) Two years of the same language other than English. Courses should emphasize speaking and understanding, and include instruction in grammar, vocabulary, reading, composition and culture. Courses in languages other than English taken in the seventh and eighth grades may be used to fulfill part of this requirement.

12 “f” Requirement Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) (1 year required) A single yearlong approved arts course from a single VPA discipline: theater, music, performing or visual arts.

13 “g” Requirement College Preparatory Electives (1 year required) One year/two semesters, in addition to those required in "a-f" above, chosen from the following areas: visual and performing arts (non- introductory level courses), history, social science, English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science and language other than English (a third year in the language used for the "e" requirement or two years of another language).

14 Classes offered at Los Osos and Rancho Cucamonga High Schools for this requirement: “a” History/Social Studies  World History/ Culture  U.S. History  Government

15 Classes offered at Los Osos and Rancho Cucamonga High Schools for this requirement: “b” English (4 years required)  English I, II, III, IV  English (honors, advanced placement, literature)  Film and literature Analysis

16 Classes offered at Los Osos and Rancho Cucamonga High Schools for this requirement: “C” Mathematics (3 years required)  Algebra I  Geometry  Algebra II  Pre-Calculus  Calculus  Statistics

17 Classes offered at Los Osos and Rancho Cucamonga High Schools for this requirement: “d” Laboratory Science (2 years required)  Biology  Chemistry  Advanced Chemistry  Advanced Physics  Geology  Anatomy & Physiology  Coordinated Science or Integrated Science  Environmental Science

18 Classes offered at Los Osos and Rancho Cucamonga High Schools for this requirement: “e” Language other than English (2 years)  Spanish  Spanish Literature & Composition  French  German  Latin

19 Classes offered at Los Osos and Rancho Cucamonga High Schools for this requirement:  Jazz Band  Marching Band  Percussion  Computer Graphic Design  Art History  Multi-media Production  Digital Filmmaking  Art  Drawing  Painting “f ” Visual & Performing Arts (1-year required)  Studio Art  Concert Choir  Dance  Drama  Modern Animation  Architectural Design  CI Animation  Piano  Wind Ensemble

20 What are the names of the classes offered at Los Osos and Rancho Cucamonga High Schools for this requirement? “g” College Prep. Electives (1 year required) One extra year from any of the “a” – “e” classes OR  Sociology  Psychology  Creative Writing  Economics  Advanced Journalism  Natural Disasters  Speech & Debate  Economics

21 What Grade Point Average (GPA) is needed to get into a university?  California State Universities (CSU): 3.00  University of California (UC): 3.30  Private Universities: 3.00 and up  Community Colleges: No GPA requirement and no a-g requirements.

22 Which Grades Count?  All semester grades earned in the “a-g” courses are used to determine proper preparation (a grade of “C” or better is required)  Only grades earned after 9 th grade (including summer school) are used to determine college GPA for admission

23 “a-g” Requirement Websites “a-g” certified course lists: “a-g” courses-general information:

24 REQUIREMENTSEMESTER 9TH GRADE10TH GRADE11TH GRADE12TH GRADE A- History 1st Semester World History/Cultures I U.S. History I 2- Years Required 2nd Semester World History/Cultures I U.S. History I B- English 1st Semester English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV 4-Years Required 2nd Semester English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV C-Mathematics 1st Semester Algebra IGeometryAlgebra IIPre-Calculus 3-Years Required (4 recommended) 2nd Semester Algebra IGeometryAlgebra IICalculus D-Laboratory Science 1st Semester Biology 1Chemistry 1Advanced Physics 2 Years Required (3 recommended) 2nd Semester Biology 2Chemistry 2Advanced Physics E-Language (other than English) 1st Semester French IFrench II French III 2-Years Required (3 recommended) 2nd Semester French IFrench II French III F-Visual & Performing Arts 1st Semester Modern Animation I 1-Year Required 2nd Semester Architectural Design G-Elective 1st Semester Sociology P 1-Year Required 2nd Semester Economics RANCHO CUCAMONGA HIGH SCHOOL

25 REQUIREMENTSEMESTER 9TH GRADE10TH GRADE11TH GRADE12TH GRADE A- History 1st Semester World History/Cultures I U.S. History I 2- Years Required 2nd Semester World History/Cultures I U.S. History I B- English 1st Semester English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV 4-Years Required 2nd Semester English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV C-Mathematics 1st Semester Algebra IGeometryAlgebra IIPre-Calculus 3-Years Required (4 recommended) 2nd Semester Algebra IGeometryAlgebra IIPre-Calculus D-Laboratory Science 1st Semester Biology 1ChemistryPhysics 2 Years Required (3 recommended) 2nd Semester Biology 2ChemistryPhysics E-Language (other than English) 1st Semester Spanish ISpanish II Spanish III 2-Years Required (3 recommended) 2nd Semester Spanish ISpanish II Spanish III F-Visual & Performing Arts 1st Semester Art I 1-Year Required 2nd Semester Art II G-Elective 1st Semester Psychology 1-Year Required 2nd Semester Psychology LOS OSOS HIGH SCHOOL

26 Important Testing Websites  Scholastic Aptitude Testing (SAT):  American College Testing (ACT):

27 What Else Do Universities Look For?  Volunteerism  Leadership Ability  Special Talents  High Test Scores  High Class Rank  Awards / Recognitions

28 Annual College Costs  University of California (UC)  Tuition: $8,373  Campus fees: $1,898  Books: $1,750  Housing: $10,900  Total Annual Cost: $22,921  Cal State Universities (CSU)  Tuition: $4,662  Books: $1,628  Housing: $9,082  Total Annual Cost: $15,372

29 Annual College Costs: Continued  Private Universities (USC)  Tuition: $39,274  Books: $1,500  Housing: $11,458  Total Annual Cost: $52,232  Community Colleges  Tuition: $312  Books: $1,200  Housing: not available  Total Annual Cost: $1,512

30 Financial Aid (Federal & State)  Student apply for state and federal financial aid between January 2- March 2 of senior year  Students may apply for scholarships in the 11 th and 12 th grades and throughout years in college  FAFSA is the primarily application used to apply for financial aid for multiple universities  Students may qualify for grants, loans, work study, and/or loans for parents

31 Federal Financial Aid  Federal Grants (Pell Grant) is free financial aid- Maximum Pell Grant is currently $5,350  Stafford Student Loans: Subsidized 1. Fixed rate loans 2. No repayment required until after college 3. Student only owes the amount borrowed  PLUS Loans: Loan for Parents to help pay for college costs 1. Fixed rate 2. Payments start right away 3. Flexible repayment options

32 State Aid: Cal Grant Program Cal Grant A- Used for tuition and fees at public and private colleges as well as some private career colleges. At CSU and UC schools, this Cal Grant covers system wide fees up to $3,354 and $7,788, respectively. If you are attending a private college, it pays up to $9,708 toward tuition and fees. To get this Cal Grant, you need to be working toward a two-year or four-year degree. Cal Grant B- Provides low-income students with a living allowance and assistance with tuition and fees. Most first-year students receive an allowance of up to $1,551 for books and living expenses. Cal Grant C- Helps pay for tuition and training costs at occupational or career technical schools. This $576 award is for books, tools and equipment. You may also receive up to an additional $2,592 for tuition at a school other than a California Community College.

33 State Aid: Competitive Grants Cal Grant A Competitive Awards: For students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are from low-and middle-income families. These awards help pay tuition and fees at qualifying schools with academic programs that are at least two years in length. Cal Grant B Competitive Awards: For students with a minimum 2.0 GPA who are from disadvantaged and low-income families. These awards can be used for tuition, fees and access costs at qualifying schools whose programs are at least one year in length. If you get a Cal Grant B Competitive Award it can only be used for access costs in the first year.

34 Thank You for Attending College Night! QUESTIONS?? For more Information Contact: Gustavo Oceguera


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