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Packet Information College Planning/ Calendar Testing Info PSAT, ACT and SAT UC, CSU, Private, Community College… Financial Aid Questions you still have
College Calendar and checklist (pg. 1) SAT/ACT test dates/ which to take (pg.2/3) Difference between the SAT and ACT My College Planning Sheet ( pg. 4) Things to consider when choosing a college (pg.5) Assessing you list of colleges (pg. 6) Is community college for you ? (pg. 8)
California’s 4 Systems of Education Community Colleges CSU’s UC’s Private Colleges 4 Year Universities / Colleges Community College
A-G Requirements What you need to get into a University in California... (pg.9) LetterArea/SubjectYearsRequired Years Recommended History/Social Sciences2 years English4 years Math ( Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II )3 years4 years Laboratory Sciences ( Biology & Chemistry )2 years3 years Language Other Than English2 years3 years Visual and Performing Arts1 year College-Preparatory Electives1 year
PSAT- October 15 th (Wednesday) $14.00 Sign up in the business office SAT Reasoning/Subject Test www.collegeboard.org ACT www.actstudent.org Must take the test by DECEMBER of senior year
Coursework Complete 11 UC-approved “a-g” courses prior to senior year Complete ALL 15-course “a-g” subject pattern by the end of senior year Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better Grade point average Minimum 3.00 weighted GPA (for CA Residents) Based on “a-g” courses completed in 10th and 11th grades, including summer courses Examinations ACT with Writing or SAT Reasoning Test by December of senior year
Statewide Top 9% of all high school graduates in California Guaranteed a space at a UC, but not necessarily the campus of choice. Local Context (ELC) Top 9% of their high school class Guaranteed a space at a UC but not necessarily the campus of choice. General Application All applicants will receive a complete review of their application Students are not guaranteed a space
Grade Point Average Calculated for approved “a-g” courses completed in grades 10 and 11 Additional grade points awarded for grades of C or better in approved Honors, AP and transferable college courses Points for UC-certified honors courses capped at four yearlong courses (8 semesters). No more than two year- long courses (4 semesters) of honors credit may be applied to courses completed in 10th grade.
Academic and personal factors approved by University faculty, include: Grades and test scores and: Quality of senior year program Special talents, achievements & awards Promise for leadership Recent, marked improvement in academic performance Significant community service Participation in student government Intensive study and exploration of other cultures
Eligible Only has minimum requirements 3.0 GPA Only 15 A-G courses Competitive Student has gone above and beyond # A-G courses taken Honors/AP/CC High GPA or test scores Involvement
Coursework Complete 15-course “a-g” subject pattern by the end of senior year Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better Grade point average Minimum 2.00 weighted GPA Keep in mind many campuses are highly competitive Examinations ACT with Writing or SAT Reasoning Test by December of senior year
Students will be required to take a placement test in both English and Math May meet this requirement in HS English- writing sample in English class Math- Short section on CST
Cal Poly- SLO # Applied: 36,941 # Accepted: 11,537 (31%) CSU- Long Beach # Applied: 55,019 # Accepted: 16,956 (31%) San Jose State # Applied: 25,155 # Accepted: 15,967 (63%) CSU- Fullerton # Applied: 38,909 # Accepted: 17,817 (46%) San Diego State # Applied: 51,163 # Accepted: 15,900 (31%) CSU- Northridge # Applied: 29,339 # Accepted: 13,566 (46%)
Allan Hancock College Cuesta College Santa Barbara City College www.californiacolleges.edu SAT and ACT are NOT required. Transfer Program
FREE CC courses for HS students Save money and time Get HS credit Must be a Junior or Senior Min. 2.5 GPA (un- weighted) START test * See Mrs. Ciervo or Mrs. Cedillo if interested
Per year Estimated Cost Can I afford college? Scholarships and Financial Aid???
Take on Academic Challenges Pursue Leadership Opportunities Take Exams Tour Campuses Important Tips: Read! Take practice tests early to know where you may need help Consider your other time commitments when signing-up for tests Re-take tests if necessary UC accepts both ACT with Writing and the SAT Reasoning Test and will take your highest test score from a single test date
Start listing everything you are doing: Jobs Athletics Awards Community Service Clubs Page 14 will help you get started on what to put on a resume.
College Representatives on Campus – Mount Saint Mary’s College- October 9 th – During SPIN (sign up in room 26) – Grand Canyon University- October 28 th – Success Classes (all) – lunch (sign up in room 26) – Concordia University- November 3 rd – Success Classes (Jr./Sr.) – lunch (sign up in room 26) – Vanguard University- November 5 th – Spartan Seminar (sign up in room 26) – Westmont College – November 6 th – during SPIN (sign up in room 26)