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Title: Junior Class Visit

Junior Class Visit
Your Guidance AdvisorsMs. Ly (A-G)Ms. Halas
(H-N)Ms. Ruiz (O-Z)
Key items in todays presentation
  • Review transcript
  • UC, CSU, private university, community college
  • Scholarships Financial Aid

  • Transcript
  • High School Course Requirements
  • Junior Pre-College Calendar Checklist
  • a - g UC/CSU Admissions Requirements
  • Optional
  • NCAA info sheet
  • Community College - Career Programs
  • College Admissions Tests

Transcript Grad Status
  • Is everything correct?
  • Make comments on transcript and turn in
  • Repeated courses
  • Why is this document important
  • Semester grades for four years of high school
  • Use transcript to complete college application

- Transcript -
Updated address info?
p college prep p include on
college application
extra point on GPA (AP classes only)
Weighted extra point on GPA because of AP
Credit summary
Academic GPA all classes except PE, mil. sci
and dr. ed.
CAHSEE results
Total GPA all classes
  • February 3rd and 4th next test date
  • Additional test dates Fall 09
  • Must pass BOTH sections

Class Schedules
  • Dropping a class at this point will result in a
    drop F on transcript.
  • Graduation status
  • College eligibility

Graduation Status
  • What do I do if I need to make up classes?
  • -Summer School
  • -Summer School After School
  • -Adult Education Night School
  • When do I sign-up?

Beyond High School
  • University
  • UC, CSU, out of state, private/independent
  • Community College
  • Transfer program
  • Career training programs
  • Military
  • Vocational / Technical Schools
  • Work

CSU UC a-g Requirements
  • a History/Social Science 2 years
  • b English 4 years
  • c Mathematics 3 years (4 rec)
  • (Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2)
  • d Lab Science 2 years
  • (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • e Language other than English (same) 2 years (3
  • f Visual and Performing Arts 1 year
  • g Elective 1 year
  • Total 15 courses with grade of C or better

College Entrance Examinations
  • UC
  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (plus writing)
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • Choose 2 from two different areas
  • CSU
  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • Private or Out of State
  • Check with individual campus
  • Know that
  • You are required to complete all tests by the
    December sitting of 12th grade.
  • (check specific schools for deadlines)
  • You must send scores through the testing company.
  • Register on-line www.collegeboard.org or
  • For SAT school code 3594 will send your score to
    all CSU campuses for one price

What is the difference between SAT and ACT?
  • SAT
  • Critical thinking problem solving
  • ACT
  • School knowledge comprehensive content
  • Includes SCIENCE section

  • SAT I verbal and math sections only
  • SAT II (subject tests) choose 2 from 2
    different areas
  • ACT test in Math, English, Reading and Science
  • Community Colleges DO NOT require tests

Test Dates
  • Branhams school code 053082
  • SAT
  • Register online at www.collegeboard.com
  • Fee waivers available to eligible students

Test Dates
  • Branhams school code 053082
  • ACT
  • Register online at www.actstudent.org
  • Fee waivers available to eligible students

University of California
  • Application period is Nov 1 - Nov 30
  • Application includes personal statement and
    activities information
  • Application fee 60 per campus (fee waiver
  • SAT or ACT (plus writing) and SAT subject test
    (two from different subject areas)
  • www.ucop.edu/pathways

UC Eligibility Index
To determine eligibility the university uses your
highest scores from SAT Reasoning or ACT,
converts them to a UC score then adds them up.
To compute your UC Score, go to
California State University
  • Application period Oct 1 Nov 30
  • Cal Poly Early Decision Oct 1 Oct 31
  • Application fee 55 per campus (fee waiver
  • SAT or ACT
  • Cal Poly prefers ACT
  • Cal Poly and San Diego last test date Nov
  • Cal Poly Early Decision no later than Oct
  • www.csumentor.edu

CSU Eligibility Index
  • GPA and SAT Reasoning Test

EAP (Spring)
  • Provide opportunities for students to measure
    their readiness for college-level English and
    mathematics in their junior year of high school,
  • If you do well on these tests, you may earn
    exemptions from the English and mathematics
    placement tests required of entering freshman at
    the California State University (CSU)

Minimum Eligibility vs. Selection
  • Eligibility meeting minimum requirements for UC
    CSU admission
  • If the number of applicants exceeds the spaces
    available for a particular campus or major, the
    campus uses criteria that exceed the minimum
    requirements to select students.
  • Meeting the minimum requirements is not enough to
    gain admissions to many UC campuses and CSU.

Private or Out of State
  • Contact University or go online
  • Deadlines and application fees may vary
  • Private
  • many accept common application
  • www.commonapp.org
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Give teacher or guidance advisor at least 2 wk
  • CSS/Financial Aid Profile (collegeboard)
  • Deadlines vary depending on university

Provisional Admissions
  • All admission decisions are provisional until all
    required documents, including final transcripts
    of work in progress, are received in the Office
    of Admissions.
  • Failure to complete required courses or other
    eligibility requirements will void admission to
    the university.
  • Schools will verify activities.

Community College
  • Apply spring 10 semester - April/May
  • Transfer Programs
  • Available at all community colleges
  • Career Training Program (see handout)
  • Degree and certificate programs
  • Early Admission Program-- WVC
  • Entrance requirement Student must be 18 yrs old
    OR have received a high school diploma.
  • www.cccco.edu
  • www.cccapply.org

Other Options
  • CCOC
  • Continue or start one of 35 programs
  • Private Career and Technical Schools
  • Examples auto, business, cosmetology
  • Questions to ask
  • Accredited?, Program available at community
    college?, Cost?
  • Apprenticeships Earn while you learn
  • Regional Apprenticeship Office in San Jose
  • Phone number 277-1273
  • Californias Union Apprenticeships
  • www.calapprenticeship.org

Financial Aid Eligibility
  • College cost
  • Expected family contribution
  • Financial need
  • 17, 779
  • 5,500
  • 12,279

Example ?

Financial aid is then available from the federal
government, states, colleges and private
sources. Four major types of aid.
Financial Aid Programs
  • Apply Senior Year
  • Grants
  • dont have to be repaid
  • (Pell, Cal Grants A, B, C, EOP, University
  • Scholarships
  • Also free
  • Usually merit based (good grades, special
  • Loans
  • loaned to student. Repayment after student
    leaves college
  • Work Study
  • Student earns by working

NCAA and Athletes
  • NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Students who want to participate in NCAA Division
    I or II athletics in college should start the
    certification process early.
  • Start the process at the end of the junior year
    or the beginning of the senior year.
  • Student Release Form
  • Official High School Transcript
  • SAT test scores 9999 NCAA number
  • www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
  • Or call toll free 877-262-1492

My Road Website
  • College and Career planning
  • Create an account for free!
  • www.myroad.com

Important Dates
  • Application Workshops Fall 09 at West Valley
  • College Fair April 30th at Mission College
  • College Info Night April 1st at West Valley
  • College visits (TBA)
  • Middle College Info Night November 20th at West
    Valley in the Baltic Room (for Spring 09)
  • April 7th at West Valley (for Fall 09)
  • More workshops???
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