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1 Senior College Information Night September 3, 2013
Enochs High School

2 Enochs Counselors Hilda Robles: A-Gaq Emma Johnson: Gar-Nie
Greg Shannon: Nif-Z Connie Waggle: EL Counselor Jen Brogan: College Counselor Phillip Jaramillo: Ass’t Principal of Pupil Personnel Services

3 Many Options Junior College (112 across California) CSU Campuses (23)
UC Campuses (10) Private Institutions (Numerous)

4 Junior 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. 22 The $46 per unit is waived for high school students See Mrs. Brogan to sign permission form.

5 CSU Apply Oct 1-Nov 30 Apply early! Sign up for the CSU application workshop on Oct 10th. $55 per campus (fee waivers available online) Must apply separately to each campus Using code 3594 on the SAT will send scores to all 23 CSU campuses No personal statement or letters of recommendation required!

6 University of California
Apply Nov 1-Nov 30 Sign up to attend the UC application workshop on Oct. 15. $70 per campus—fee waivers available online One application for all campuses Personal statement required ELC (top 9% of the students)

7 For-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.

8 How to Apply Apply online to CSU/UC for CSU
for UC There 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.

9 Early Early 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

10 How Do Colleges Decide? GPA—for CSU and UC GPA is based on 10th and 11th grades only Must have C’s or better on transcript Can rescind offer if they don’t like what they see at the end of senior year Eligibility Index (Combination of GPA and test scores)

11 What do Colleges Look At?????
Grades Challenging Courses Test Scores Community Service (UC’s/Privates) Leadership (UC’s/Privates) Personal Statement (UC’s/Privates)

12 Which Schools Should I Apply To?
You should apply to a variety of schools Dream School (Far Reach) Middle of the Road School (Fairly Likely you will be Accepted) Safety School (A Sure Thing)

13 The Waiting Game Students 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.

14 Naviance
Internet based program offered through Modesto City Schools Allows students to compare themselves to other Modesto City Schools students who have been admitted or denied to certain colleges/universities Students can take a personality test. It gives students ideas of different careers they may want to pursue Pick up personal code number from Mrs. Brogan

15 CSU Stanislaus

16 San Diego State


18 Stanford University

19 ACT/SAT Testing All 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.

20 AP 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.

21 NCAA Clearinghouse Must apply for the Clearinghouse if planning to play sports at a Division I or II school Must meet core requirements (A-G) Division 1 uses a sliding scale of GPA and test scores Cost is $60 (fee waivers available) Apply now:

22 Financial Aid Enochs 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 year March 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.

23 Financial Aid Do taxes early! Keep copies
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!

24 Financial 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

25 Scholarships College 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 search Colleges/Universities have their own scholarships and are good websites to search for national scholarships.

26 Scholarships Many students do not take advantage of scholarships because some require an essay Must be diligent and fill out all you qualify for Keep copies and get certificate of mailing Keep track of deadlines!

27 Questions 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

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