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College Information Night Katy Cardoza, MHS College Counselor Cardoza.email@example.com 569-2879
Preparing for College 9 th – 10 th Grades Keep grades up, C or higher, aim for 3.0 or higher. Enroll in challenging, rigorous courses on the A-G list. Try out clubs, sports, community service activities. Use Naviance to help focus on future career.
Preparing for College 11 th – 12 th Grades Keep grades up, C or higher, aim for 3.0 or higher. Enroll in challenging, rigorous courses on the A-G list. Math all 4 years! Take on leadership roles in clubs, sports, community service activities. Create a resume with all activities, awards, work experience, and community service. Take the PSAT in fall of junior year. SAT and/or ACT in spring of junior year and fall of senior year. Use Naviance to focus on future career, find colleges that meet your needs, and COMMUNICATE WITH COLLEGE COUNSELOR!!
General Timeline of Senior Year August-September: SAT and/or ACT October-November: College Apps January-February: Financial Aid March-April: Puzzle pieces fit together April-May: Decision Time All year, but mostly in spring: Scholarships
California Colleges Community Colleges – 108 Public Universities 24 CSU’s 10 UC’s Private Universities – 60+
Community Colleges Spring enrollment for Fall Enroll Senior year to get ahead. Save money Priority Registration at CC Most classes will transfer to universities Transfer plan: Plan to transfer after 2 years, apply to university based on college work only. No SAT or ACT CC offers: Vocational Certificates = 3-45 units Associates Degrees (AA/AS) = 60 units Fully Transferrable Units to 4 year schools
University Admission Requirements A-G Coursework Grades of “C” or better SAT or ACT Some require 2 SAT Subject Tests or ACT with writing GPA Activities (sports, clubs, music, etc.) Community Service UC’s and Private require essays Private require letters of recommendation
University Admission Requirements A. History/Social Science2 years B. English4 years C. Math3-4 years D. Lab Science(no 9 th grade)2-3 years E. Foreign Language2-3 years F. Visual Performing Art1 year G. College Prep Elective1 year
College Athletics Is your child a talented athlete who wishes to participate in D1 or D2 collegiate sports? Register with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Very rigorous, more requirements than simply A-G. www.ncaastudent.org
Remediation of D’s or F’s Retake the class or comparable class in the regular day schedule Often not room in classes Cannot fit in to an already packed schedule Summer School PACE and other computer based courses may not be accepted by universities and NCAA. ESS Limited availability Not all classes offered at our site
For-Profit Schools High tuition schools that have the highest share of students with debt Highest student loan default rate Too many students do not get high quality training or do not graduate. As a result, students do not get a job and have high debts to repay MOST for-profits in CA can no longer participate in the Cal Grant program (list of these schools on College Counseling link and includes U of Phoenix, ITT Tech, Kaplan, Heald, etc.)
Financial Aid January 1-March 2 https://fafsa.ed.gov/ or https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ https://fafsa.ed.gov/ https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ Never pay to apply, use correct website. Workshops on campus. Will require parental income and financial records. File each year your student(s) are in school.
Types of Financial Aid Pell Grant (Federal) Cal Grant (State) District office files GPA electronically/automatically Be sure student name and address are correct in Powerschool and match what student lists on financial aid/college apps. Work Study – jobs on campus that provide income towards school expenses. Student Loans – lower interest through government, begin repayment after graduation; debt remains with you until paid off, even if you declare bankruptcy.
Scholarships Scholarships are ongoing and posted in the College & Scholarship monthly bulletin. Scholarships are ongoing and posted in the College & Scholarship monthly bulletin. Local Scholarships (specific to MHS) will be available in the spring in a special bulletin given out in English classes to all seniors. Local Scholarships (specific to MHS) will be available in the spring in a special bulletin given out in English classes to all seniors. List of “Safe Scholarship Websites” is available on MHS College Counseling Website. List of “Safe Scholarship Websites” is available on MHS College Counseling Website. Scholarships awarded from colleges may require FAFSA or other additional applications. Scholarships awarded from colleges may require FAFSA or other additional applications. “Free Ride” scholarships very rare, most range from $100 - $1000. “Free Ride” scholarships very rare, most range from $100 - $1000.
College Application Costs SAT (4 free reports) $ 52.50 $ 26 per subject test Add’l reports $ 11.25 ACT (4 free reports) $ 38 w/writing $ 54.50 Add’l reports $ 12 SAT/ACT fee waivers in college counseling office for free/reduced lunch and AVID CSU App $ 55 each campus Eng/Math Placement tests $16 ea. (no waiver) UC App $ 70 each campus CSU/UC fee waivers part of application Private and Out of State Varies by school Fee waiver process varies
Naviance Colleges Research colleges and universities. Download/print scholarship applications. Sign up to attend college presentations & workshops. Careers Help find careers based on interests, and more information about careers. About Me Create resume. Make sure email is up to date to receive information from college counselor.