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Title: 11th Grade College Guidance Night October 18, 2011

11th Grade College Guidance NightOctober 18, 2011
  • Mr. Luke Sferra, High School Counselor (A-K)
  • Mrs. Katie Dahm, High School Counselor (L-Z)
  • Mrs. Ah Young Chi, College/Career Counselor
  • Mr. Arun Ponnusamy, Collegewise

Your resources for college planning
  • CCC website
  • CCC calendar on the web
  • MHS eNews mailing list
  • Naviance Family Connection
  • College and Career Center!

Postsecondary Options
  • 4-year college or university (Bachelor degree)
  • Public UC or CSU
  • Private over 70 in California
  • Out of State Public or Private over 3,000
  • 2-year college (Associate degree, career training
    or transfer)
  • Trade or technical school (varying degrees and
  • Military
  • Work
  • Gap year (concrete plan with a destination in
    mind for the 2nd year, usually)

So many different colleges universities
  • Private vs. public
  • Research vs. liberal arts (university vs.
  • Size
  • Location
  • Selectivity
  • Specialty academic, gender, culture, faith
  • What do you mean by fit?

College search process
  • Reflect on yourself- your strengths and
    weaknesses, your likes and dislikes, etc
  • Visit colleges- start now, incorporate visits
    into your vacations
  • Suggested guide books (available in handout) and
    websites (available on CCC website)

University of California
  • 10 campuses but San Francisco is graduate only
  • Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees
  • Research/theory based curriculums
  • Competitive admissions with many highly selective
  • To be eligible 3.0 GPA, A-G courses, SAT or ACT
    with Writing, personal statement
  • Not required recommendation letters, SAT
    Subjects (highly recommended by select majors
  • Application filing period Nov 1 Nov 30
  • www.universityofcalifornia.edu

California State University
  • 23 campuses
  • Bachelor and Master degrees
  • First institution of higher education established
    by the State of California, originally
    established to train teachers
  • To be eligible 2.0 GPA, A-G courses, SAT or ACT
    (no Writing)
  • Not required SAT Subjects, recommendation
    letters, essays
  • Application filing period Oct 1 Nov 30
  • www.csumentor.edu or www.calstate.edu
  • Impacted campuses Chico, East Bay, Fresno,
    Fullerton, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles,
    Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino,
    SDSU, SFSU, San Jose State, Cal Poly SLO, San
    Marcos, Sonoma

Private and Out of State Schools
  • 75 private colleges and universities in
  • 3,000 colleges and universities in US (including
  • All vary in admission requirements and
    application deadlines
  • Application requirements application usually
    with essays and activities, official transcript,
    official test scores, letters of recommendation,
    and sometimes interview/audition/portfolio
  • 450 schools are part of the Common Application
  • Early Decision vs. Early Action vs. Restrictive
    Early Action
  • http//www.nacacnet.org/PublicationsResources/Mark
  • National Commitment Deadline MAY 1 ? students

Community Colleges
  • 112 campuses in California
  • Associate degrees (many lead to careers)
  • Transfer to 4-year school (finish Bachelor
  • To transfer to CSU or UC and some private
    schools, must complete 60 semester units (2
    years) at CC
  • To transfer to most private schools, only need 30
    semester units (1 year) at CC
  • Articulation agreements or TAG are available for
    most schools

Graduation vs. college entrance requirements
Subject Malibu High School (to graduate) University of California (minimum eligibility) California State University (minimum eligibility)
English 4 years 4 years 4 years
Social Studies 3 years World History or European History U.S. History Govt/Economics 2 years World History or European History U.S. History 2 years World History or European History U.S. History
Math 3 years Algebra I Geometry Algebra II 3 years minimum, 4 recommended Algebra I Geometry Algebra II 3 years minimum, 4 recommended for some Algebra I Geometry Algebra II
Science 2 years Physical Science Biology 2 years minimum, 3 recommended Biology Chemistry 2 years minimum, 3 recommended for some Biology Chemistry
Foreign Language None 2 years minimum, 3-4 recommended 2 years minimum, 3-4 recommended for some
Visual Art or Performing Art 1 year 1 year (same genre) 1 year (same genre)
Electives 60 credits 1 year Must be listed on UC approved A-G course list Advanced Math, Psychology, Lab Science, Foreign Language, Social Studies, 2nd year of VPA 1 year Must be listed on UC approved A-G course list Advanced Math, Psychology, Lab Science, Foreign Language, Social Studies, 2nd year of VPA
Freshman Seminar 1 year
Physical Education 2 years
Community Service 80 hours
California High School Exit Exam Passing Scores on ELA and Math Sections
Passing Grade Grade of D is considered passing All courses must be completed with C- or higher All courses must be completed with C- or higher
Subject requirements
  • English 4 years
  • Social Science 3 years
  • Mathematics 3 years (4 years recommended)
  • Lab Science 2 years (3-4 years recommended)
  • Foreign Language 2 years of the same language
    (3-4 years recommended)
  • Visual Performing Art 1 year of same genre
  • UC/CSU minimum eligibility 15 units
  • UC average for Fall 2011 class (enrolled) 24.1

College entrance requirements
  • Subject/A-G courses
  • Standardized tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • SAT Subjects
  • Extracurricular activities and/or job experience
  • Essay or personal statement
  • Interview and/or portfolio or audition
  • Recommendation letters
  • holistic review of application

What are colleges REALLY looking for?
  • Success in challenging curriculum
  • Have you taken advantage of the opportunities at
    your school?
  • This doesnt mean taking EVERY Honors and AP
    courses that we offer at MHS
  • Meet other entrance requirements
  • Are you and the college a good match for each

Extracurricular activities
  • In school ASB, yearbook, journalism, sports,
    music, theater, art, clubs, etc
  • Community service
  • Work experience, paid or unpaid
  • Internships, paid or unpaid
  • Summer programs and activities
  • Helpful tips
  • quality over quantity take leadership roles
  • start resume now
  • plan summer activities wisely do SOMETHING
  • you dont have to cure cancer to be admitted to

College admission testing
  • SAT or ACT (with Writing) required for most
  • SAT
  • 1/3 Math, 1/3 Reading,
  • 1/3 Writing
  • Maximum 2400 points
  • Guessing penalty
  • March 10 recommended test date for Juniors
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • ACT w/ Writing
  • 1/5 Math, 1/5 Science,
  • 1/5 Writing, 2/5 Verbal
  • Maximum 36 points
  • NO guessing penalty
  • April 7 or June 9 recommended test date for
  • www.actstudent.org

College admission testing (cont)
  • Which test is right for you?
  • Princeton Review Assessment (PRA)
  • Combination of SAT and ACT designed to expose
    both exams to students and help determine which
    test they will score higher on
  • Offered at MHS on Saturday, December 3, 900100
  • 20 per student
  • Register and pay online (MHS or CCC calendar on
    the web)
  • Get results on December 15 at PSAT Score and PRA
    Results Give Back Night
  • YES, you must prepare for the SAT and ACT!

College admission testing (cont)
  • SAT Subject exams
  • No longer required for UC eligibility (select
    majors will highly recommend it)
  • Required for several highly selective schools
  • Harvard, Georgetown, Brown, MIT, Yale, Princeton,
  • Stanford strongly recommended
  • Best way to prepare take an AP course and study
  • Recommended test date May or June 2012
  • AP tests are not required for admission
  • Some schools are testing optional

Testing timeline
So what should I be doing NOW? STUDENT
  • Do well in your classes - 1 goal
  • Your transcript (grades and coursework) is the
    most important factor in admission decisions
  • Nothing replaces the importance of your
  • Make up all D and F grades
  • Junior Year Prep for College Calendar
  • Naviance Family Connection
  • Make sure your email address is correct/updated
  • Familiarize yourself with its features
  • Take personality and interest inventories
  • Input activities into resume

So what should we be doing NOW? PARENTS
  • Sign up for MHS eNews mailing list
  • Allow your student to take the lead
  • Offer positive support
  • Stay in touch with their progress
  • Remind your student of deadlines
  • Get familiar with Naviance Family Connection
  • Coffee with the Counselors
  • Attend Junior college advisement in Spring with
    your student

Upcoming events
Program/Activity Date
Classroom guidance workshop for students part 1 October 24-26, 2011
Coffee with the Counselors (parents only) November 10, 2011
Book discussion on The Gatekeepers (parents only) November 29, 2011
Princeton Review Assessment (PRA) December 3, 2011
PSAT Score PRA Result Give Back Night December 15, 2011
SAT prep course for March 10 SAT Begins January 28, 2012
Classroom guidance workshop for students part 2 Week of January 30, 2012
SAT Bootcamp One-Day Workshop for March 10 SAT March 3, 2012
Spring College Night March 2012
National College Fair in Pasadena April 30, 2012
11th Grade College Guidance Night part 2 April or May
College advisement sessions with college counselor January May
Looking ahead to the Senior year
  • College rep visits to MHS
  • College counselor visit to classrooms
  • More individual meetings with college counselor
  • Senior Parent College Night
  • College essay review sessions
  • College application workshops (lunch time)
  • Coffee with the Counselors for parents continues
  • Financial Aid Night

Mr. Luke Sferra, High School Counselor (A-K),
lsferra_at_smmusd.org Mrs. Katie Dahm, High School
Counselor (L-Z), kdahm_at_smmusd.org Mrs. Ah Young
Chi, College/Career Counselor, achi_at_smmusd.org
Mr. Arun Ponnusamy, Collegwise,
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