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Title: El Toro High School Senior Parent Night


1
El Toro High SchoolSenior Parent Night
  • Karyn Rashoff (A-Ld)
  • karyn.rashoff_at_svusd.org
  • Eileen Linzey (Le-Z)
  • eileen.linzey_at_svusd.org

2
Objectives
  • Inform
  • Reassure
  • 3500 Colleges
  • All but 150 accept over half their applicants
  • 44 accept ALL their applicants
  • Admissions officers job is to ADMIT not reject
  • Encourage you to apply broadly, not just name
    brand schools

3
Timeline
  • Senior---Applications, Financial Aid, Decisions
  • College Planning calendar
  • And always, aim for academic
    excellence!

4
Choosing a College
  • Know your child---What does he/she want?
  • Location, setting, size, major, activities,
    housing
  • Find a match
  • Academic record
  • ResearchBooks and Websites
  • The Thinking Parents Guide to College Admissions
  • by Eva Ostrum
  • CaliforniaColleges.edu
  • www.collegeboard.com (matchmaker)
  • http//collegeboard.com/myroad
  • http//collegenavigator.ed.gov
  • Virtual tours of campus websites

5
College Visits
  • Check the Career Center for dates of college rep
    visits/listen to bulletins
  • Students Sign up/ Get pass from class/Go at
    tutorial
  • Parents Get Ebulletin e-mailed to your home
  • Visit campuses that interest you
  • Take a tour/make an appointment
  • Visit while students are there

6
College Application Process
  • Types of colleges
  • University of California/California State
    Universities
  • Private and/or Out of State Colleges
  • Community Colleges
  • Vocational Schools

7
Eligible for UC?
  • Complete a specific set of 15 college prep
    courses (a-g requirements) with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Complete testing requirements
  • Be UC eligible based on UC Eligibility Index
  • Meeting minimum admission requirements for UC
    does not guarantee admission to specific campuses
    or programs.

8
Testing Details
  • SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I) Verbal, Math,
    Writing (Deadline December)
  • ACT/optional ACT with Writing
  • CSU only applicants may combine best SAT
    reasoning test math verbal scores from multiple
    sittings (CSU Code 3594).
  • UC requires 2 SAT Subject tests (SAT II) in areas
    of choice (If choose math, must be Math Level 2)
  • www.actstudent.org
  • www.collegeboard.com (866-756-7346)

9
UC/CSU Application Timeline
  • California State Universities
  • October 1 November 30
  • Apply online NOW
  • www.csumentor.edu
  • University of California
  • November 1 30
  • www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
  • (students may begin working on apps now)
  • Do NOT need teacher recommendations for UC/CSU
    applications

10
UC Personal Statement
  • Two prompts
  • Describe the world you come from
  • Personal quality, talent, accomplishment
  • 1000 words to answer both prompts
  • Neither response should be less than 250 words

Click on Apply to College then UC Personal
Statement
www.ucgateways.org
11
Essays that work
  • NOT a biography
  • Add something new to the application
  • Use vivid examples
  • Authentic voice
  • Reflect who the student is, how she thinks, what
    he cares about.
  • Rewrite, edit, edit, edit..
  • http//teenink.com/College/Essays.html

12
Private Schools/Out of State
  • Common Application if possible
  • www.commonapp.org
  • Generally require letters of recommendation and
    secondary school reportsAllow time!
  • Review specific requirements carefully
  • Deadlines vary

13
Interviews
  • On Campus or Local Alumni
  • Prompt
  • Be natural
  • Be interested---two way street (Prepare
    questions)
  • Thank you note
  • Only a small factor in admissions decision

14
Comprehensive Review
  • Rigorous classes Honors, AP, IB, college courses
  • GPA in a-g courses
  • Test scores
  • Courses beyond minimum a-g
  • Senior year courses
  • Academic performance given opportunities
    available in HS
  • Outstanding performance subject
  • Outstanding performance project
  • Talents, achievements
  • Qualities of leadership
  • Accomplishments in light of life experiences,
    challenges
  • ELC factor--Top 4
  • Personal Statement

15
Community College
  • Apply in March
  • SAT/ACT not required. Matriculation placement
    testing on our campus in spring for IVC OCC
  • Honors Programs/Transfer agreements
  • UCLA, UCI, UCR, UCSC
  • CSULB, CSUF, SDS
  • Chapman, Pitzer, Pomona, Occidental
  • Columbia, Georgetown

16
Scholarships Financial Aid
  • All students applying for ANY financial aid must
    complete the FAFSA form.
  • Available in early December - apply online!
  • Earliest filing date is Jan 1st (800-433-3243)
  • ( fafsa.ed.gov ) Get PIN nowstudent and parent.
  • SAR and EFC
  • Cal Grant gpa verification due 3/2
  • Private schools and/or out of state schools may
    require the CSS Profile also, available NOW in
    the Career Center or on line at
    www.collegeboard.com
  • Scholarship bin in the reception area of guidance
    office
  • www.fastweb.com FREE scholarship search and
    SVUSD scholarship website

17
Making the Decision
  • FebApril letters
  • (conditional acceptance pending senior year
    grades)
  • Financial Aid packet follows
  • Compare offers/ask questions
  • Visit campuses
  • Spend night
  • Attend classes
  • Talk to students/professors
  • Apply for housing as soon as possible
  • May 1st deadline for acceptance/reject others

18
Questions
  • General now
  • Specific--- Email or call
  • Contact us
  • Karyn Rashoff (A-Ld)
  • (949) 586-6333 x6124
  • karyn.rashoff_at_svusd.org
  • Eileen Linzey (Le-Z)
  • (949) 586-6333 x6125
  • eileen.linzey_at_svusd.org
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