University of California Regents Committee On Educational Policy

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College Admissions
Workshop
Shasta Campbell
Mark Kammerlohr
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Goals for tonight
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UC/CSU admissions information
UC/CSU application process
Private college application process
Community College information
Financial Aid
Collegiate Sports
Q&A
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UC Freshman Admissions
Update
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UC 2014 Freshmen Statistics
UC Campus
GPA
(Avg.)
SAT
ACT
# of
applicants
# admitted
Admit Rate
(%)
Berkeley
4.18
2071
31
44,575
8,705
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UCLA
4.17
2067
30
55,964
9,352
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San Diego
4.13
2018
30
52,127
15,820
30
Irvine
4.05
1867
27
52,285
18,365
35
Santa Barbara 4.03
1925
29
51,047
18,995
37
Davis
4.07
1924
28
46,819
17,836
38
Santa Cruz
3.82
1782
26
34,584
18,561
54
Riverside
3.77
1739
25
31,137
18,055
58
Merced
3.61
1638
24
14,159
9,506
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2014 Admission Requirements
All California high school seniors who fulfill the
following three requirements will be entitled to a
comprehensive review of their applications at each
UC campus to which they apply. They must:
– Complete 15 UC-required college-preparatory ("a-g")
courses, with 11 of those done prior to the start of
12th grade
– Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better (weighted by
honors/AP bonus points) in these courses
– Take the ACT With Writing or SAT Reasoning Test
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Key Messages – Bottom Line
• Complete UC’s admissions subject requirements (“a-g”) – at
least 11 by the end of the junior year – and do as well as you
can in them
• Better preparation = more choices
• Campuses will look beyond grades and test scores
• Performance relative to others in your school is important
• Apply broadly
• Application Fee: $70 per campus
• Application window is November 1st – 30th
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CSU Information
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2014 Admission Requirements
• Complete A-G requirements
• Meet the Eligibility Index – combination of
grades and test scores. GPA above 3.0
automatically qualifies, SAT/ACT not required.
• Higher Eligibility Index allows for increased
probability of admission at impacted
schools/programs.
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Key Messages – Bottom Line
• Complete admissions subject requirements (“a-g”) – do as
well as you can in them
• Local Admission Area – CSU Fullerton
• Impaction – Major/Campus
• Apply broadly
• Application Fee: $55 per campus
• Application window is November 1st – 30th (Can begin the
process Oct.1st)
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Private College &
Universities
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Private Colleges & Universities
• Admission criteria similar to CSU/UC (required
classes, test scores)
• Typically smaller class sizes
• Application requirements and dates vary by
school. Many will participate in the Common
Application System
• Rolling admissions – the earlier you apply the
more $ you qualify for
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Common Application
• Send request to your teacher
• Send request to your counselor
• [email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected][email protected]
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Student must meet with counselor after request
has been sent!! We need more info.
Community College
Pros
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Financially affordable
Bachelors Degree does not indicate community college
If unsure of a major, can explore courses at a cheaper cost
Guaranteed transfer to a UC/CSU after completing 60 units
of general ed. and lower division major
• Admission is easier than many college/universities
• General Education classes are “the same” everywhere
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Community College
• 112 CA Community Colleges (cccapply.org)
• Must take an English and Math placement exam
• Each campus has specific admission/registration
requirements
• Transfer agreements with CSU/UC
• Degree and certificate programs
• Can be enrolled in multiple campuses
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General Information
• Apply to 5 schools
– 1 – Dream school
– 2-4 – Solidly possible schools
– 5 – Fallback school (may be comm. College)
• Consider all factors – cost, size, location, etc.
• Visit schools if possible
• Contact your counselor for questions
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Must Meet All Deadlines!!!!
• November 30th – CSU/UC applications are due.
• SAT/ACT dates- December is the last date.
October is the last date for most CSU campuses
• Private Colleges/Universities have varying due
dates/fees.
• Check scholarship deadlines on a regular basis.
Once Admitted: More Deadlines!!
Check your college website – dates vary
**If you drop/add a class after application is
submitted you MUST NOTIFY ALL THE
ADMISSIONS OFFICES of the colleges in which
applied
**if you miss any deadlines your application WILL
BE RESCINDED!!
TRANSCRIPTS
• UC – due July 1st 2015
– Send only ONE final transcript!
• CSU – due July 15th 2015
– Send only ONE final transcript!
• Private schools – 3 transcripts
• One with the application, at semester (Midyear report), and end of year (Final Report)
• Can ONLY be sent electronically through
• www.docufide.com
* fee per transcript
Financial Aid
• FAFSA - To be considered for federal student aid for the 20142015 award year, you can complete a Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1, 2014 and
midnight Central Time, June 30, 2015 (March 1st is college
deadline) . Any corrections or updates must be submitted by
midnight Central Time, September 19, 2015.
• Cal Grant - apps are completed electronically from the school.
You only need to reply if you do not want the school to send
the information.
• Scholarships – Plenty available, never pay a service. Our
website is updated periodically with scholarships
NCAA Information
• Must meet minimum GPA and SAT/ACT
requirements to participate in Division 1 or 2
• Must register with NCAA Clearinghouse no
later than 12th grade.
• Submit application and transcripts for
verification
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Internet Resources
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www.californiacolleges.edu
www.aiccu.edu
www.csumentor.edu
www.ucop.edu
www.collegeboard.com
www.cccapply.org
http://web1.ncaa.org/
https://fafsa.ed.gov/
• http://www.orangeusd.org/vphs/counseling/VPHS_COUNSELING_DEPT.
htm
Thank you for attending!
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