5The Transfer OptionIf your goal is to transfer to a 4 year University/College it is essential that you work closely with your community college counselor as soon as you start the enrollment process.
6Earning a DegreeEarning a degree at M.S.J.C. does not automatically allow you to transfer to a 4-year university/college.
7IGETC or CSU Educational Plan Work with your counselor to be sure you are enrolled in one of these plans.The IGETC is for those wishing to go to a UC campus and….The CSU Plan is for the California State University system.
8Listing of Courses in the IGETC or CSU Plans Go toOr pick up a copy of the courses currently offered in the plans.Go to For information regarding transferring.
94 Year College Admission A-GRequirementsand OtherImportantInformation
10A-G Requirements CSU and UC Campus A – History yearsB – English yearsC – Math yearsD – Lab Science yearsE – Foreign Language 2 yearsF – Visual/Performing Arts yearG – College Prep Elective yearMust pass with “C” or better in these classes
11CSU College Application Go to CSU Mentor or UC web sitehttps://csumentor.edu/Apply online to one or all CSU or UC campusesCSUMentor is free to useThe student will only pay the application fee charged directly by the CSU or UC campus when an application for admission is submitted. ($55/App)These Web sites are the preferred method of application for CSU and UC universities.
12Admission Requirements CSU:-SAT 1 or ACT Test Taken No later than December 2008Private Schools:-May require essay/personal statement/interview-May require SAT, ACT, SAT II or a combination of all 3.-Check with each private school you are applying to for admissionsUC:-In addition to SAT I, students must take SAT II also known as the Subject Test (can take 3 subject test at one time)-3.0 Minimum Grade Point Average-Personal Statement (2 prompts)
13Testing PSAT 9th -11th Grade SAT or ACT 11th-12th Grade ASVAB 11th Grade
14Steps to College Take the SAT or ACT and SAT II Turn in Cal Grant ApplicationGo to FASFA – Fill out 1st step (Pin)Fill out College ApplicationsFill out ScholarshipsGet accepted and celebrate!
15Important Dates UC Campuses and CSU Campuses: Private Universities: Apply By November 30th online.Private Universities:Call each school individually to find out theirapplication deadline and any other importantadmission information you may need to know.
16Important Dates Continue November 30th, 2008 – The deadline to apply to MOST 4 year colleges/ Universities.March 2, FAFSA deadlineFAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student AidEveryone who is planning to attend any type of college or trade school should fill out the FAFSA, regardless of your yearly income!FAFSA Workshops-Parents and students get help filling out the FAFSA. Please plan to attend one of our workshops in January or February, here at West Valley. Dates of workshops will be posted on West Valley website in the near future and will also be in our student bulletin.
17West Valley Counselors at 951-765-1600 Tamara Muizelaar A – Downs Ext. 222Derrick Zimmerman Drake – Lazaro Ext. 226Griselda Covarubias Leal – Retiza Ext. 225Mark Pressley Reyes - Z Ext. 224
18West Valley Counseling Department THANK YOUWest Valley CounselingDepartment