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Title: West Valley High School College Night

West Valley High SchoolCollege Night
  • Counselors
  • Tamara Muizelaar (A Crowell)
  • Jeannie Mitchell Moore (Crowley - Hereford)
  • Griselda Covarrubias (Hernandez - Molina)
  • Michael Richards (Monroe - Sanchez)
  • Mark Pressley (SanchezGarcia - Z)

College Night Agenda
  • Junior College
  • Questions?
  • 4 Year University
  • Questions?
  • Testing
  • Questions?
  • Other Important Information
  • Questions?

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 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.

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

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.

EOP (Educational Opportunity Program)
  • The Educational Opportunity Program is designed
    to improve access and retention of historically
    low-income and educationally disadvantaged
    students for California residents only
  • Each CSU campus except California Maritime
    Academy has an EOP
  • You must indicate on the application for
    admission if you are applying through EOP (there
    is a box asking you if you want to apply)
  • To become eligible, you need to complete the EOP
    section on the undergraduate application for
    admission and complete the EOP application (this
    is a separate application)
  • Being accepted to EOP can provide extra financial
    assistance and ease assimilation on campus. Each
    campus tailors their programs to accommodate the
    needs of their student population

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 Fall 2009 Personal Statement Questions
  • Prompt 1 (freshman applicants)
  • Describe the world you come from for example,
    your family, community or school and tell us
    how your world has shaped your dreams and
  • Prompt 2 (all applicants)
  • Tell us about a personal quality, talent,
    accomplishment, contribution or experience that
    is important to you. What about this quality or
    accomplishment makes you proud and how does it
    relate to the person you are?

UC Fall 2009 Personal Statement Questions
  • Respond to both prompts (only need to respond to
    the 2 prompts), using a maximum of 1,000 words
  • You may allocate the word count as you wish. If
    you choose to respond to one prompt at greater
    length, we suggest your shorter answer be no less
    than 250 words.
  • Stay within the word limit as closely as you can.
    A little over 1,012 words, for example is

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.

ELC (Eligibility in the Local Context )
  • The top 4 of students in each participating
    California high school class will be designated
    UC-eligible based on the coursework taken while
    in high school.
  • Eligibility is determined during the summer
    between the junior and senior years of high
    school. Students are notified of their
    eligibility in the fall semester of their senior
    year of high school before they apply to the
  • For more information, go to http//www.ucop.edu/sa

ELC (Once Eligible)
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Complete all coursework requirements for freshman
    admission by the end of senior year
  • Take two SAT Subject Tests and either the ACT
    Assessment plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test
    - no later than the December test date, and
  • Apply to the University by the November 30
    application deadline.

Admission Requirements
  • CSU
  • -SAT 1 or ACT Test Taken No later than December
  • Private 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 admissions
  • UC
  • -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)

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

Testing PSAT
  • PSAT stands for Preliminary SAT
  • The PSAT is a standardized test that provides
    firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test and
    as a Junior, 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
  • 15.00 per student tested.
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 800 AM.
  • West Valley High School Gymnasium

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 II
  • Single Subjects Test for UC admissions (need to
    take 2 but can take 3 at one time)
  • Literature
  • Biology/Chemistry/Physics
  • Mathematics
  • U.S. History
  • French, Spanish, German, Latin, Italian, Hebrew

  • Sign up for one or more of the Spring SAT dates
  • Take the SAT again in the Fall semester of their
    Senior year
  • To sign up, go to http//www.collegeboard.com/

Testing SAT
  • COST 45 Late fee 23
  • Dates All Saturdays from 800-100
  • November 1st (Too late to register)
  • December 6th (Last date for Seniors to take)
  • January 24th
  • March 14th
  • May 2nd
  • June 6th

Testing ACT
  • Curriculum based
  • Lower stress (does not ding you for guessing)
  • Students seem to do better on this test than the

  • Sign up for one or more of the Spring ACT dates
  • Take the SAT again in the Fall semester of their
    Senior year
  • To sign up, go to http//www.actstudent.org/index.

Testing ACT (with Writing)
  • COST 46 Late fee 20
  • Dates On a Saturday in Riverside, CA
  • September 13 (Too late to register)
  • October 25 (Too late to register)
  • December 13 (Last test for Seniors to take)
  • February 7
  • April 4
  • June 13

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 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.

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!

Important Dates
  • UC Campuses and CSU Campuses
  • Apply By November 30th online.
  • Private Universities
  • Call each school individually to find out their
  • application deadline and any other important
  • admission information you may need to know.

Important Dates Continue
  • November 30th, 2008 The deadline to apply to
    MOST 4 year colleges/ Universities.
  • March 2, 2009- 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
  • Counselors will provide information about
    Scholarships and the Scholarship Profile in Nov.
  • Make sure you 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

West Valley Counselors at951-765-1600
  • Tamara Muizelaar A Crowell Ext. 222
  • Jeannie Mitchell-Moore Crowley - Hereford Ext.
  • Griselda Covarubias Hernandez - Molina Ext.
  • Michael Richards Monroe - Sanchez Ext.
  • Mark Pressley SanchezGarcia - Z Ext.

  • West Valley Counseling
  • Department
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