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1Senior College Information Night September 3, 2013 Enochs High School
2Enochs Counselors Hilda Robles: A-Gaq Emma Johnson: Gar-Nie Greg Shannon: Nif-ZConnie Waggle: EL CounselorJen Brogan: College CounselorPhillip Jaramillo: Ass’t Principal of Pupil Personnel Services
3Many Options Junior College (112 across California) CSU Campuses (23) UC Campuses (10)Private Institutions (Numerous)
4Junior College SAT/ACT is not required Students need to take an MJC class in spring of senior year for priority registration.Sign up for app workshop on Oct. 22The $46 per unit is waived for high school studentsSee Mrs. Brogan to sign permission form.
5CSUApply Oct 1-Nov 30Apply early! Sign up for the CSU application workshop on Oct 10th.$55 per campus (fee waivers available online)Must apply separately to each campusUsing code 3594 on the SAT will send scores to all 23 CSU campusesNo personal statement or letters of recommendation required!
6University of California Apply Nov 1-Nov 30Sign up to attend the UC application workshop on Oct. 15.$70 per campus—fee waivers available onlineOne application for all campusesPersonal statement requiredELC (top 9% of the students)
7For-Profit Colleges These colleges can be extremely expensive. Credits do not transfer to most universities.Because of the high default rate and low graduation rates of many of these schools, the state of California has eliminated these schools from the Cal Grant program.Please check with Mrs. Brogan to see if the school is on the list of schools not receiving grants.Many of the certificate programs offered at these schools are offered at the local community college for a fraction of the price.
8How to Apply Apply online to CSU/UC www.csumentor.edu for CSU for UCThere are prompts, checks for errors, drop down menus, tech support, etc.Private schools will have their own application or the Common Application. Students applying to private schools must attend the Common App Workshop on October 3.
9EarlyEarly Decision—students apply early and find out early (December)—binding agreement (must withdraw all other applications)Early Action—students apply early and find out early (December)—non-binding agreement
10How Do Colleges Decide?GPA—for CSU and UC GPA is based on 10th and 11th grades onlyMust have C’s or better on transcriptCan rescind offer if they don’t like what they see at the end of senior yearEligibility Index (Combination of GPA and test scores)
11What do Colleges Look At????? GradesChallenging CoursesTest ScoresCommunity Service (UC’s/Privates)Leadership (UC’s/Privates)Personal Statement (UC’s/Privates)
12Which Schools Should I Apply To? You should apply to a variety of schoolsDream School (Far Reach)Middle of the Road School (Fairly Likely you will be Accepted)Safety School (A Sure Thing)
13The Waiting GameStudents will find out sometime in March whether or not they were admitted to the colleges/universities.Students will let the colleges know, by May 1, which school they plan to attend.
14Naviance http://connection.naviance.com/enochs Internet based program offered through Modesto City SchoolsAllows students to compare themselves to other Modesto City Schools students who have been admitted or denied to certain colleges/universitiesStudents can take a personality test. It gives students ideas of different careers they may want to pursuePick up personal code number from Mrs. Brogan
19ACT/SAT TestingAll testing must be completed by December. (San Diego State, Long and Cal Poly want testing done by October). Don’t forget to send scores!If applying to CSU’s only, take ACT without the writing.If applying to UC’s take SAT Reasoning and/or ACT with writing. SAT Subject Tests are now optional. Only recommended for math, engineering or science majors.Fee waivers available for students on free or reduced lunch.
20AP Classes AP classes offer the most rigorous curriculum. If student passes the test in May with a score of 3 or better they can earn college credit at most universities.Cost is $86.00 per test. You can start paying money to the SBO in $20 increments to help save.If you receive free or reduced lunch the cost of testing is $5 per test.
21NCAA ClearinghouseMust apply for the Clearinghouse if planning to play sports at a Division I or II schoolMust meet core requirements (A-G)Division 1 uses a sliding scale of GPA and test scoresCost is $60 (fee waivers available)Apply now:
22Financial AidEnochs will file Cal Grants electronically (looks at college GPA—10th and 11th grades)—Parents should fill out FAFSA (even if you make too much money) from Jan 1-March 2 of senior yearMarch 2 is the deadline to file FAFSA in order to qualify for a Cal Grant.I will be having a Financial Aid Night in November to help parents with the process.
23Financial Aid Do taxes early! Keep copies www.fafsa.ed.gov Be careful of websites that are similar because they will try to charge and can have access to all of your financial info. Filling out the FAFSA is FREE!
24Financial Aid Junior College costs $46 per unit CSU—estimated cost $24,000 per year (including tuition, books, room, board, personal expenses)UC—estimated cost $34,000 per year (including tuition, books, room, board, personal expenses)Private—estimated cost $50,000
25ScholarshipsCollege and Scholarship Bulletin available online on the Enochs website. The bulletin is updated monthly. Click on the counseling office link and you will find a link to the College and Scholarship Bulletin.There is a great scholarship feature on Naviance!Parents employment good place to searchColleges/Universities have their own scholarshipsand are good websites to search for national scholarships.
26ScholarshipsMany students do not take advantage of scholarships because some require an essayMust be diligent and fill out all you qualify forKeep copies and get certificate of mailingKeep track of deadlines!
27Questions about college? I am on campus Monday-Thursdays. Students can make an appointment to see me by filling out an appointment request in the Career Center.Parents can make an appointment by calling ext or ing