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Title: West Valley High School College Night

West Valley High SchoolCollege Night
  • Counselors
  • Tamara Muizelaar (A-Cisneros)
  • Jeannie Mitchell Moore (Clark-Gonzales)
  • Renaya Van Dusen (Gonzalez-Limones)
  • Griselda Covarrubias (Linares-Ojeda)
  • Michael Richards (Olaez-Shaffer)
  • Tommy Windmiller (Shannon-Z)

Important Dates
  • November 30th, 2007 The deadline to apply to
    MOST 4 year colleges/ Universities.
  • March 2, 2008- FAFSA deadline
  • FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Everyone 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.

Scholarship Information
  • Turn in your Scholarship Profile
  • Turn in the Cal Grant Application to your
  • Check the Scholarship Alerts for any new
    Scholarships you want to Apply to.
  • Check the college website
  • Go to www.scholarships.com

  • PSAT 9th -11th Grade
  • SAT 11th-12th Grade
  • ASVAB 11th Grade

Testing PSAT
  • The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship
    Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored program by the
    College Board and National Merit Scholarship
    Corporation (NMSC).
  • PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National
    Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It's a
    standardized test that provides firsthand
    practice for the SAT Reasoning Test. It also
    gives you a chance to enter National Merit
    Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship

Testing PSAT
  • The PSAT Measures
  • Critical reading skills
  • Math problem-solving skills
  • Writing skills

Common Reasons to Take the PSAT
  • To receive feedback on your strengths and
    weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.
  • To see how your performance on an admissions test
    might compare with that of others applying to
  • To enter the competition for scholarships from
    the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade
  • To help prepare for the SAT. You can become
    familiar with the kinds of questions and the
    exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • To receive information from colleges when you
    check "yes" to Student Search Service.

Testing PSAT
  • Fee, Date, Time Location
  • 14.00 per student tested. Fee Waivers are
    available for 11th graders from low-income
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 800 AM.
  • West Valley High School Gymnasium

Testing SAT
  • Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT
    or Subject Tests as a part of its admissions
    process. That is why more than two million
    students take the SAT every year.

Testing SAT
  • The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors
    and seniors.
  • Each one of the test's three sections is scored
    using the familiar scale of 200-800
  • It is administered seven times a year and is now
    being offered at West Valley High school

Testing SAT
  • Single Subjects Test for UC admissions (need to
    take 2)
  • Literature
  • Biology/Chemistry/Physics
  • Mathematics
  • U.S. History
  • French, Spanish, German, Latin, Italian, Hebrew

Testing SAT
  • COST 43 Late fee 22
  • Dates All Saturdays from 800-100
  • November 3rd (Too late to register)
  • December 1st
  • January 26th
  • March 1st
  • May 3rd
  • June 7th

TESTING ASVAB (Armed Service Vocational
Aptitude Battery)
  • The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is
    the most widely used multiple-aptitude test
    battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the
    ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and
    potential for future success.

Testing ASVAB
  • The ASVAB also provides you with career
    information for various civilian and military
    occupations and is an indicator for success in
    future endeavors whether you choose to go to
    college, vocational school, or a military career.

The Junior College Option
  • What is your goal?
  • Degree (AA or AS), Certificate, or Transfer to

The AA (Associate of Arts) Degree
  • You may wish to receive a 2 year degree in
    something like
  • A.A. Audio Technology
  • A.A. Musical Theatre
  • A.A. Liberal Arts Studies

A 2 Year Degree Could Lead To
  • A.A. Audio Technology
  • A.A. Musical Theatre
  • A.A. Liberal Arts Studies

A Certificate Can Lead To
  • Automotive/Transportation Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Engineering Drafting Technology
  • Legal Assistant
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Water Technology

There are 67 Instructional Programs at MSJC
  • Administration of Justice
  • Alcohol/Drug Studies
  • Allied Health
  • American Sign Language
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Anthropology
  • Art

More Programs..
  • Associated Student Body
  • Astronomy
  • Audio Technology
  • Automotive/Transportation Technology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business
  • Business Administration

For a Complete List of Programs Go To
  • www.msjc.edu/programs.htm

The Transfer Option
  • If your goal is to transfer to a 4 year
    University/College it is essential that you work
    closely with your M.S.J.C. counselor as soon as
    you start the enrollment process.

Transferable Courses
  • In general, a transferable course is one numbered
    100 or higher.
  • Courses numbered 70-99 are only applicable for
    the Associate Degree and are not transferable to
    4-year Universities.
  • Courses numbered below 70 are non-degree courses
    and may not meet graduation requirements.

Earning a Degree
  • Earning a degree at M.S.J.C. does not
    automatically allow you to transfer to a 4-year

IGETC or CSU Educational Plan
  • Work with your M.S.J.C. 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.

Listing of Courses in the IGETC or CSU Plans
  • Go to http//www.msjc.edu/ctc/transfer.htm
  • Or pick up a copy of the courses currently
    offered in the plans.
  • Go to www.msjc.edu/counseling/transferfaqs.htm
    For information regarding transferring.

Important Dates
MSJC Addresses
San Jacinto Campus  1499 N. State St.  San Jacin
to, CA 92583  (951) 487-MSJC (6752) 
Menifee Valley Campus  28237 La Piedra Rd.  Meni
fee, CA 92584  (951) 672-MSJC (6752) 
Temecula Valley Center  27645 Jefferson Ave., 10
8  Temecula, CA 92592  (951) 308-1059 
4 Year College Admission
  • A-G
  • Requirements
  • and Other
  • Important
  • Information

A-G Requirements CSU and UC Campus
  • A History 2 years
  • B English 4 years
  • C Math 3 years
  • D Lab Science 2 years
  • E Foreign Language 2 years
  • F Visual/Performing Arts 1 year
  • G College Prep Elective 1 year
  • Must pass with C or better in these classes

A-G Requirements CSU and UC Campus
  • A l History/Social Science 2 years requiredTwo
    years of history/social science, including one
    year of world history, cultures and geography
    and one year of U.S. history or one-half year of
    U.S. history and one-half year of civics or
    American government.
  • B l English 4 years requiredFour years of
    college-preparatory English that include frequent
    and regular writing, and reading of classic and
    modern literature. No more than one year of
    ESL-type courses can be used to meet this

A-G Requirements CSU and UC Campus
  • C l Mathematics 3 years required, 4 years
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics
    Including algebra, geometry, and algebra 2.
  • D l Laboratory Science 2 years required, 3
    years recommendedTwo years of laboratory science
    providing fundamental knowledge in at least two
    of these three foundational subjects biology,
    chemistry and physics.

A-G Requirements CSU and UC Campus
  • E l Language Other than English 2 years
    required, 3 years recommendedTwo years of the
    same language other than English. These required
    2 years have to be consecutive years.
  • F l Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) 1 year
    requiredA single yearlong approved arts course
    from a single VPA discipline dance,
    drama/theater, music or visual art.
  • G l College-Preparatory Electives 1 year
    requiredOne year (two semesters) of a college
    preparatory elective in addition to those
    required in "a-f" above, chosen from the
    following areas visual and performing arts
    (non-introductory level courses), history, social
    science, English, advanced mathematics,
    laboratory science and language other than
    English (a third year in the language used for
    the "e" requirement or two years of another

Other Admission Requirements
  • UC/CSU/Private Schools
  • -SAT 1 or ACT Test Taken No later than December
    1, 2007
  • -May require essay/personal statement/interview
  • UC
  • -In addition to SAT 1 (Reasoning), students must
    take SAT 2 also known as the Subject Test
  • -3.0 Minimum Grade Point Average
  • -Personal Statement

More Dates
  • UC Campuses and CSU Campuses
  • Apply By November 30th online. Do not
  • procrastinate!!!
  • Private Universities
  • Call each school individually to find out their
  • application deadline and any other important
  • admission information you may need to know.

Steps to College
  • Take the SAT or ACT and SAT II
  • Turn in Cal Grant Application
  • Go to FASFA Fill out 1st step (Pin)
  • http//www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm
  • Fill out College Applications
  • Fill out Scholarships
  • Get accepted and celebrate!

CSU College Application
  • Go to CSU Mentor
  • https//csumentor.edu/
  • Apply online to one or all 23 CSU campuses
  • CSUMentor is free to use
  • The student will only pay the application fee
    charged directly by the CSU campus when an
    application for admission is submitted. (55/App)
  • CSUMentor is the preferred method of application
    for CSU universities.

CSU Mentor
  • Create an Account
  • Once you create an account, you can start and
    save any application at any point. You do not
    have to finish and submit it in one sitting.
  • Read the directions. The CSU mentor provides a
    tutorial if needed.

UC College Application
  • Go to UC Pathways
  • http//www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/
  • Apply online to one or all 9 UC campuses
  • UC Pathways is free to use
  • The student will only pay the application fee
    charged directly by the UC campus when an
    application for admission is submitted. (60/App)
  • UC Pathways is the preferred method of
    application for UC universities.

UC Pathways
  • Create an Account
  • Once you create an account, you can start and
    save any application at any point. You do not
    have to finish and submit it in one sitting.
  • Read the directions. UC Pathways provides FAQs
    for your questions.

Career Center
  • Located in room A186
  • Opened during 1st and 2nd lunch and after school
    until 330pm
  • Provides college information
  • Provides computers to fill out and submit college

West Valley Counselors at951-765-1600
  • Tamara Muizelaar A-Cisneros Ext. 222
  • Jeannie Moore Clark-Gonzalez Ext. 227
  • Renaya VanDusen Gonzalez-Limon Ext. 224
  • Griselda Covarubias Linares-Ojeda Ext. 225
  • Michael Richards Olaez-Shaffer Ext. 223
  • Tom Windmiller Shannon-Z Ext. 226

  • West Valley Counseling
  • Department
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