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GO SENIORS!!! CSF/Academic Letter Filing Periods: Filing Periods: October 1 st -31 st October 1 st -31 st March 1 st -31 st March 1 st -31 st Criteria:

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2 GO SENIORS!!!

3 CSF/Academic Letter Filing Periods: Filing Periods: October 1 st -31 st October 1 st -31 st March 1 st -31 st March 1 st -31 st Criteria: Criteria: 3.4 GPA or above in specific classes (see application) 3.4 GPA or above in specific classes (see application) $3.00 Fee $3.00 Fee

4 National Honor Society NHS at Rio is for Seniors ONLY NHS at Rio is for Seniors ONLY How do I qualify? How do I qualify? Seniors who have: Seniors who have: 3.4 Unweighted GPA or above are invited to apply 3.4 Unweighted GPA or above are invited to apply Community Service, Leadership, Extra-Curricular Activities Community Service, Leadership, Extra-Curricular Activities

5 Reading Your Transcript Student Name/ Address/Phone Parent Name Student Information GPA Wtd/Unwtd/Prep Class Rank by GPA

6 Elements of A Transcript Final Grades/GPA/ Citizenship/Credits Progress in meeting Graduation Requirements You must earn at least 220 credits by graduation All classes above the black line must be passed by graduation

7 How do I calculate my GPA (grade point average)? “A” = 4 points (5 if Honors or AP) “B” = 3 points (4 if Honors or AP) “C” = 2 points (3 if Honors or AP) “D”= 1 point does not count for college “F” = 0 points does not count for high school or college

8 Which classes are A-G? World History, US History, American Govt, Psych, Geog, Anthro, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, (all Civitas ) A---HISTORY-SOCIAL SCIENCE---World History, US History, American Govt, Psych, Geog, Anthro, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy, (all Civitas ) All classes B---ENGLISH--- All classes ALL classes EXCEPT Trans. to Alg 2 C---MATHEMATICS--- ALL classes EXCEPT Trans. to Alg 2 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physiology D---LAB SCIENCE---Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physiology Spanish and French E---LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH --Spanish and French Art, Digital Art, Drama, Readers Theatre, Ceramics, Music Appreciation, Band F---VISUAL PERFORMING ART--- Art, Digital Art, Drama, Readers Theatre, Ceramics, Music Appreciation, Band Economics, Newspaper, Yearbook, Speech, Film and Lit, Earth Science, Senior AVID, ANY A-F course beyond the minimum requirement G---OTHER ACADEMIC ELECTIVE--- Economics, Newspaper, Yearbook, Speech, Film and Lit, Earth Science, Senior AVID, ANY A-F course beyond the minimum requirement

9 Which classes ARE NOT A-G? Transition to Algebra 2 Transition to Algebra 2 Student Government Student Government Woodshop, Home Tech, Robotics Woodshop, Home Tech, Robotics Health, PE Health, PE AVID I, II and III AVID I, II and III

10 Which WEIGHTED classes count for UC/CSU GPA ? AP English Language, AP English Literature AP English Language, AP English Literature AP US History AP US History AP Bio, AP Phys, AP Chem, AP Environ. Sci. AP Bio, AP Phys, AP Chem, AP Environ. Sci. AP Foreign Languages AP Foreign Languages AP Calculus AB and BC AP Calculus AB and BC AP Econ, AP Psych, AP Govt AP Econ, AP Psych, AP Govt Hon. French 3 Hon. French 3 Honors Concert Band ( 1 yr only) (MAXIMUM 8 SEM. FOR WEIGHTED CREDIT)

11 Which classes are NOT WEIGHTED for UC/CSU GPA ? Honors English 1 Honors English 1 Honors English 2 Honors English 2 Honors World History Honors World History

12 Still Need Health Class? Here are your options: At Rio this semester At Rio this semester Online through BYU-www. elearn.byu.edu Online through BYU-www. elearn.byu.edu Cost is $136 approximately Cost is $136 approximately Final Exam must be proctored by Rio Counselor or at the district office. You must have completed the class or you will be signed up for Health at Rio for the spring semester!! Final Exam must be proctored by Rio Counselor or at the district office. You must have completed the class by end of this semester or you will be signed up for Health at Rio for the spring semester!! Rio Americano’s school code: Rio Americano’s school code:

13 Options After Rio Attend college Attend college Enlist in the military Enlist in the military Work Work Take a gap year Take a gap year ??? ???

14 Community College Requirements Must be 18 or have High School Diploma Must be 18 or have High School Diploma SAT/ACT Recommended: SAT/ACT Recommended: Can be used for placement freshman math & English Can be used for placement freshman math & English If you are planning on playing a sport If you are planning on playing a sport If you are applying for Financial Aid If you are applying for Financial Aid Can transfer to a 4-year university Can transfer to a 4-year university Visit different community colleges to find the best fit for you Visit different community colleges to find the best fit for you Start registering for community college in Jan./Feb. Start registering for community college in Jan./Feb. Currently $46 per unit Currently $46 per unit

15 Community Colleges Transfer Transfer Talk to college counselor once per semester Talk to college counselor once per semester Complete required course work Complete required course work Earn a certain college GPA Earn a certain college GPA 60 units of college level work 60 units of college level work There are Community Colleges across the U.S. There are Community Colleges across the U.S. Career Career Length and kind of programs vary Length and kind of programs vary Less expensive than private vocational programs Less expensive than private vocational programs Examples of programs: Examples of programs: Automotive Collision, Culinary, Speech/Language Assistant, Commercial Music, Biotechnology, Paralegal, Real Estate, and more! Automotive Collision, Culinary, Speech/Language Assistant, Commercial Music, Biotechnology, Paralegal, Real Estate, and MANY more!

16 Applying for Community College Register online at losrios.edu (all local community colleges EXCEPT Sierra) to get your Student ID. Complete 3 Assessment/Placement tests (Make an appointment online or walk-in) Attend orientation session on campus, then meet with counselor to choose classes You can apply in January! You can apply in January! Go to the Financial Aid Office on the college campus Go to the Financial Aid Office on the college campus Complete the above steps by March 1 so you can get the classes you want and be prepared to pay for those classes once you have registered.

17 California State University Requirements 2.0 GPA minimum (A-G courses) 2.0 GPA minimum (A-G courses) C’s Get Degrees C’s Get Degrees ACT or SAT Reading and Math (Don’t Count Writing Score) SUPERSCORE USED ACT or SAT Reading and Math (Don’t Count Writing Score) SUPERSCORE USED No SAT Subject Tests No SAT Subject Tests No Extra-Curricular Activities listed on application No Extra-Curricular Activities listed on application NO LETTER of RECOMMENDATION or PERSONAL STATEMENT Needed NO LETTER of RECOMMENDATION or PERSONAL STATEMENT Needed

18 Things You’ll Need for CSU Application Transcript Transcript UC/CSU GPA (Prep GPA) UC/CSU GPA (Prep GPA) Social Security Number Social Security Number CSIS Number (on your transcript) CSIS Number (on your transcript) Credit Card to Pay Credit Card to Pay Official SAT/ACT scores Official SAT/ACT scores CSU-SAT Code: 3594 CSU-SAT Code: 3594 Check out Preview Days Check out Preview Days Declare a major if you know what you want Declare a major if you know what you want

19 Impacted CSU’s Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Cal Poly San Luis Obispo San Diego State San Diego State Long Beach State Long Beach State San Francisco State San Francisco State CSU Fullerton CSU Fullerton Cal Poly Pomona Cal Poly Pomona San Jose State San Jose State CSU Northridge CSU Northridge Monterey Bay Monterey Bay CSU San Marcos CSU Los Angeles Chico State Humboldt State Fresno State Sonoma State CSU San Bernardino Sac State (for non-locals)

20 Non Impacted CSU’s Sacramento State ( for local students) Sacramento State ( for local students) CSU Bakersfield CSU Bakersfield CSU Channel Islands CSU Channel Islands Cal Maritime Academy Cal Maritime Academy Stanislaus State Stanislaus State CSU Dominguez Hills CSU Dominguez Hills CSU East Bay CSU East Bay

21 CSU Eligibility Index: SAT SCORES (Your GPA ) x Your SAT Total Your SAT Total= Your Index * Does not including Writing score ACT SCORES (Your GPA ) x (10 x ACT Composite Score) = Your Index

22 CSU Eligibility Index Bakersfield2900 Bakersfield2900 Channel Islands2900 Channel Islands2900 Chico3200+ Chico3200+ Dominguez Hills2900 Dominguez Hills2900 East Bay2900 East Bay2900 Fresno3800 Fresno3800 Fullerton3650 Fullerton3650 Humboldt Humboldt Los Angeles Los Angeles Maritime 3400 Maritime 3400 Monterey Bay Monterey Bay Northridge3700 Pomona3800 Sacramento (for locals)2900 San Bernardino3500 San Diego4200 San Francisco3300 San Luis Obispo 3.98 GPA San Jose San Marcos3400 Sonoma3200 Stanislaus2900

23 University of California Requirements 3.0 GPA minimum (10 th & 11 th grade A-G courses) 3.0 GPA minimum (10 th & 11 th grade A-G courses) Weighted vs. Unweighted Prep GPA Weighted vs. Unweighted Prep GPA ACT with Writing or SAT Reasoning ACT with Writing or SAT Reasoning Extra-Curricular Activities Extra-Curricular Activities PERSONAL STATEMENT REQUIRED PERSONAL STATEMENT REQUIRED NO LETTER of RECOMMENDATION

24 Things You’ll Need for UC Application Transcript Transcript UC/CSU Prep GPA UC/CSU Prep GPA Social Security Number Social Security Number CSIS Number (on your transcript) CSIS Number (on your transcript) Credit Card to Pay Credit Card to Pay Send OFFICIAL SAT/ACT scores Send OFFICIAL SAT/ACT scores SAT Reasoning and/or ACT with writing SAT Reasoning and/or ACT with writing If you send send official SAT scores to one UC campus that will send them to ALL UC campuses. If you send send official SAT scores to one UC campus that will send them to ALL UC campuses.

25 UC Rankings UC Los Angeles UC Los Angeles UC Berkeley UC Berkeley UC San Diego UC San Diego UC Irvine UC Irvine UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara UC Davis UC Davis UC Santa Cruz UC Santa Cruz UC Riverside UC Riverside UC Merced UC Merced

26 Private Universities Check Application Deadlines & Testing Requirements Check Application Deadlines & Testing Requirements LETTER of RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED LETTER of RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED Teachers/Counselors need 1 month to prepare Teachers/Counselors need 1 month to prepare Re: Common Application: Invite your teacher via COMMON APP to write a letter for you. Sending electronic requests to counselor/teacher is FIRST STEP only. Re: Common Application: Invite your teacher via COMMON APP to write a letter for you. Sending electronic requests to counselor/teacher is FIRST STEP only.

27 Private Universities (cont’d) We do NOT USE NAVIANCE FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION OR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS!! We do NOT USE NAVIANCE FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION OR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS!! RIO WILL SEND TRANSCRIPT ELECTRONICALLY FOR YOU WITH COMMON APPLICATIONS. RIO WILL SEND TRANSCRIPT ELECTRONICALLY FOR YOU WITH COMMON APPLICATIONS. OTHER TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS MAY GO THROUGH MRS. CONNELLY IN COUNSELING OFFICE. OTHER TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS MAY GO THROUGH MRS. CONNELLY IN COUNSELING OFFICE.

28 Out-of-State Public Universities Go to the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) website to see which participating out-of-state community colleges and universities are listed Go to the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) website to see which participating out-of-state community colleges and universities are listed If you get a WUE scholarship you will pay only 1 ½ times in-state tuition If you get a WUE scholarship you will pay only 1 ½ times in-state tuition That is a huge savings and some students pay less than attending a California public college/university That is a huge savings and some students pay less than attending a California public college/university Many out-of-state universities guarantee you will graduate in 4 years (more $$$ saved) Many out-of-state universities guarantee you will graduate in 4 years (more $$$ saved) Be open to looking outside of California to go to college Be open to looking outside of California to go to college

29 TOP TEN COLLEGE APPLICATION MISTAKES 1)Misspellings and grammatical errors 2) Applying online and application 2) Applying online and forgetting to SUBMIT application 3)Forgotten signatures 4)Not reading carefully 5)Listing extra-curriculars inaccurately 6) Not sending official scores!!!! 7) Writing illegibly 8)Using an address that is offensive to colleges 9)Not checking your regularly 10)Having your parent fill out the application for you

30 Application Filing Deadlines California State University California State University (CSU) October 1 st - November 30 th University of California University of California (UC) Site opens Aug 1 November 1 st – November 30 th ( submission only) Private & Out-of-State Schools Private & Out-of-State Schools Dates Vary Dates Vary Check with each individual school Check with each individual school Community Colleges Community Colleges (ARC, Sierra, FLC, etc…) March 1 for Priority Registration (we recommend applying in January)

31 How Do I Choose A School? Your counselor suggests 3 levels: Reach Reach Target Target Safety

32 How Do I Pay for College? Attend Rio’s Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30! Go on to FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and get your PIN number Put your PIN number in a safe place! Submit the FAFSA (Federal aid) beginning January 1, 2014 and no later than March 2, 2015! Fill FAFSA out in mid-October by using 2013 tax information There is a step-by-step guide on the FAFSA website (fafsa/edu.gov) to help you

33 How Do I Pay for College? continued For Cal Grant (California aid) The San Juan School District will send in the info for you. YOU need to submit FAFSA as well Contact your college’s financial aid office directly to see how they can help you Your college’s financial aid officers should be some of your best friends on campus

34 Show Me the Money… Look at Naviance for scholarships Look at Naviance for scholarships (rioamericano.com, use YOUR Google password) SIGN IN:LAST NAME, INITIAL OF FIRST NAME,LAST 4 NUMBERS OF STUDENT ID You can nominate yourself for some awards ( see your counselor) You can nominate yourself for some awards ( see your counselor)

35 I Want to Play Sports in College Go to the NCAA Eligibility Center (eligibilitycenter.org) to register if you have not already done so You will need to submit your official SAT/ACT scores (Eligibility Center # is 9999) You will need to send in an official transcript

36 I HAVE SENIORITIS Colleges have rescinded admission for poor senior grades/dropped classes Colleges have rescinded admission for poor senior grades/dropped classes UCLA 77 rescinded UCLA 77 rescinded UC Berkeley 20 rescinded UC Berkeley 20 rescinded UC San Diego 175 rescinded UC San Diego 175 rescinded UC Davis 76 rescinded UC Davis 76 rescinded UC Santa Barbara 40 rescinded UC Santa Barbara 40 rescinded UC Irvine 151 rescinded UC Irvine 151 rescinded UC Santa Cruz 153 rescinded UC Santa Cruz 153 rescinded UC Riverside 313 rescinded UC Riverside 313 rescinded UC Merced 223 rescinded UC Merced 223 rescinded Continue to take ALL classes seriously (even non academic classes!) ALL ACCEPTANCES ARE CONDITIONAL!!! See your counselor immediately re: any changes or if problems arise 36 CUTS = NO WALKING at GRADUATION

37 Naviance- go there! Go to rioamericano.com and find the Naviance link on the left side of the front page Go to rioamericano.com and find the Naviance link on the left side of the front page Use YOUR student ID and YOUR GOOGLE student password Use YOUR student ID and YOUR GOOGLE student password Great resources for college matching, career searches, personal interest surveys & more Great resources for college matching, career searches, personal interest surveys & more There are scholarships listed on Naviance- a few are Rio specific There are scholarships listed on Naviance- a few are Rio specific Go to Naviance, list your colleges you have applied to and keep it current with admission decisions Go to Naviance, list your colleges you have applied to and keep it current with admission decisions Naviance is FREE for Rio students and families! Naviance is FREE for Rio students and families!

38 Military Options There are 5 branches of the military: There are 5 branches of the military: Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard Speak to a recruiter about enlistment (make sure you go with a trusted adult) Speak to a recruiter about enlistment (make sure you go with a trusted adult) Take the ASVAB- the better you perform on this test, the more options you will have for jobs/career in the military Take the ASVAB- the better you perform on this test, the more options you will have for jobs/career in the military There are other ways to serve: go to college first, then enlist as an officer or join a ROTC at college There are other ways to serve: go to college first, then enlist as an officer or join a ROTC at college

39 Important Dates NOVEMBER 4, :00 pm–8:30 pm Library Help with your Personal Statement with Margie Amott (bring personal statement in draft form and application) DECEMBER 9,2014 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Cafeteria Financial Aid Workshop Parents and students encouraged to attend.

40 YIPPEE, I’m Graduating !!! When? When? June 3, 2015 Where? Where? Memorial Auditorium


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