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Title: Junior Advising Session 2014-2015

Junior Advising Session 2014-2015
  • Review Advising Materials
  • Presentation
  • Transcript a-g status review
  • College Systems
  • Testing for Colleges
  • NCAA
  • Resources
  • Jr. Advising Part II Naviance

Room now available!
  • Are you schedule to take English 11 in the spring
    and would rather take AP Lang/Comp. instead?
  • If so, communicate this to your counselor ASAP as
    we have added another AP Lang. class for the
    spring term.

Graduation Status(transcript review)
A-G Requirements Minimum 4-year college
admissions requirements
  • a. History 2 years (20 credits)
  • b. English 4 years (40 credits)
  • c. Math (through Alg. 2) 3 years (30 credits)
  • d. Lab Science 2 years (20 credits)
  • e. Language other than English 2 years of the
  • same language (20 credits)
  • f. Visual/Performing Arts 1 year (10 credits)
  • g. Elective Courses 1 year (10 credits)
  • Students must earn a C or higher in these
  • For a full list of a-g approved courses, see
    Course Catalog (on GBHS website)

A-G Status Report
Community College System
  • Community Colleges
  • Sierra
  • American River
  • Sacramento City
  • Consumnes
  • For admission
  • Community colleges will accept any
    student who is 18 years of age or older.
  • Community colleges require Math and English
    placement exams taken Spring of senior year
  • No SAT/ACT tests required

Transfer programs to UC/CSU schools available
CSU College System
  • CSU (Cal State Univ.)
  • 23 campuses including
  • Sacramento State
  • Chico State
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Sonoma State
  • San Diego State
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Long Beach State
  • Humboldt State
  • Cal State San Marcos
  • For admission, CSUs look most heavily at
  • GPA
  • Test Scores
  • Exception is Cal-Poly SLO, which also considers
  • 9th grade grades
  • bonus for extra college prep courses
  • supplemental application
  • demonstration of involvement in area of interest?
  • Prefer the ACT

For more information, visit www.csumentor.edu
UC College System
  • UC (Univ. of Calif.)
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UCLA
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • For admission, UCs look most heavily at
  • Comprehensive Review
  • GPA
  • Test Scores
  • Strength of curriculum
  • Essays (Personal Statements)
  • Extracurricular activities

For more information, visit www.universityofcalif
GPA/Grades for UC/CSUs
  • Only A-G courses taken in grades 10th and above
    are used in GPA calculation
  • Only C grades and above in required college
    preparatory courses satisfy college requirements
    (including 9th grade)
  • If you have earned a D in a required A-G
    course, see your counselor for remediation
    optionsyou still have time to get back on track!

Private College System
  • Private school admission requirements vary but
    can include
  • Grades/GPA
  • Test Scores
  • Strength of curriculum (maintain
  • thru Sr. yr.)
  • Activities (sports, clubs, jobs)
  • Leadership
  • Community Service
  • Essays (if required)
  • Interviews (some private schools)
  • Private Colleges
  • USC
  • Stanford
  • Point Loma
  • Pepperdine
  • Univ. of San Diego
  • Loyola Marymount
  • St. Marys
  • University of Pacific

College Visits Do I Really Need to Do That This
  • Schedule visits in the Junior year and in the
  • before your Senior year
  • Check GBHS College Visitation Schedule (Career
  • Center)
  • Attend Spring College Open Houses
  • Virtual tours available at www.collegeweeklive.com

Testing that should be done this yearWe suggest
taking SAT/ACT at least once by spring of 11th
  • Testing for all colleges
  • SAT 1 or ACT
  • SAT II Subject Tests (some private schools
    require them not required for UCs)
  • Some UC majors recommend subject tests. Check
    with each campus.
  • Align test dates with the conclusion of a high
    level course taken in the subject area to be
    tested in.
  • Tests are available in the following subjects
  • English Literature, Math, History, Science,
    Foreign Language
  • Complete all testing this year test again in Sr.
    yr. if needed (most colleges permit testing thru
    December of Senior year.).
  • Colleges will take your best scores
  • PSAT
  • Listen to announcements to pick up results in
    December in the Career Center
  • Analyze strengths and weaknesses at PSAT website
    (noted on results printout)

  • 4 scores sent for free (if indicated by date of
  • Extra scores sent for fee (handle online)
  • For CSUs use code 3594 for SAT
  • Using this code will make your SAT scores
    available to all 23 CSUs
  • For the ACT, sending to one campus will cover all
    23 campuses as they will share these scores
  • For UCs send ACT/SAT scores to one UC only and
    those scores will be made available to all nine
  • No need to use Score Choice colleges really
    will take your highest score without penalizing
    you for other lower scores (exception SAT II
    subject tests)
  • NCAA Eligibility Center code 9999
  • GBHS school code 051-106

The SAT and ACT
  • SAT
  • Includes a writing segment
  • Maximum score is 2400
  • 200-800 Critical Reading
  • 200-800 Math
  • 200-800 Writing
  • Covers math through Algebra 2 (helpful to
    complete by end of Jr. year before testing)
  • ACT
  • Includes an additional, optional, writing piece
    (required for UCs)
  • Maximum score is a 36
  • 1-36 English
  • 1-36 Math
  • 1-36 Reading
  • 1-36 Science
  • 1-36 Composite

Early Assessment Program (EAP)
  • Early assessment opportunity for CSUs and Sierra
  • In junior year, students will be taking the
    Common Core Assessment in Math and English
  • Exemption from ELM (Entry Level Math) and EPT
    (English Placement Test) possible with sufficient

NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Application required if planning to play division
    one or two sports in college.
  • Apply by end of junior year
  • Application available online at
  • Must also send ACT/SAT score. Use code 9999.
  • Transcripts - The school will automatically send
    a transcript (for free) to the NCAA for those who
    are registered with the NCAA at the end of the
    junior year and again at the end of the senior
    year. If you would like a transcript sent at a
    different time then noted, you should see Mrs.
    Keeney in the Attendance Office who will assist
  • Transcript 1 gets mailed after junior year
  • Transcript 2 gets mailed after graduation

  • GBHS Learning Center (a.k.a. Library) all
  • Walk in program offers a quiet place to study
  • Librarian and Peer Tutors will be available as a
  • Available Monday - Thursday from 235 400 pm
  • Math Tutoring Center for math support
  • Walk in program after school
  • Available Monday -Thursday from 235 335 pm
  • Mondays room 660 Tuesdays and Thursdays room
    651 Wednesdays room 657
  • Student Tutors
  • There is a list of student tutors available from
    your counselor. These are good students who have
    expressed an interest in tutoring others.
    Student tutors typically charge 10-15 per hour.
    Students will need to contact the student tutors
    on their own to work out arrangements for
  • Counseling Website
  • http//granitebayhigh.org/domain/30

Resources Contd
  • Career Center Support Mrs. Underwood
  • College and Career related presentations and
  • Financial Aid information and forms
  • Scholarship information and applications
  • NCAA information
  • SAT I, SAT Subject Tests, and ACT registration
    and test prep.
  • Naviance help
  • Keep your eye on the bulletin, the
    Counselor/Career Center newsletter, and Naviance
    for up-to-date information on the latest Career
    Center news
  • College and Career Handbook a great electronic
    resource for college and career related issues.
    Available at the counseling website.

Does Education Really Matter?
  • Testing (ACT/SATs) Get them completed this
  • Try to complete Algebra 2 by the end of junior
  • Plan on rigorous senior year Include a math
  • Begin researching colleges and gathering
  • Ouch!!! These Can Hurt!
  • Does your discipline record matter?
  • Does it matter how I portray myself online?
  • MySpace, Facebook, etc.)
  • Study Hard this is a BIG year for college!

Junior Advising Part II Naviance Lab Sessions
  • When Nov. 18th 20th or Jan. 13th 15th
  • Where Room 902 (computer lab) or the
  • Library (computer lab)
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