College 101 Presentation

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How to get to College!
101
Presented by Live Oak Counseling
& South County
Cal-SOAP
Live Oak Counselors
JoAnne Markowska
Linda Perez
Live Oak Advisors
Sobrato Advisors
Arron Thomas
Dulce Cintora
Jan Bergkamp
Ted Thomas
Jackson Daley
It’s also about the requirements!
5 Areas that you NEED to pay attention too!
 A-G requirements
 Course Rigor
 Grade Point Average
 Test Scores
 Personal Statement
(IF YOU DO ALLTHIS WELL, YOU WILL GET IN!)
A-G Requirements
A: History (2 years)
B: English (4 years)
C: Math (3 years req./4 recomm.)
D: Science (2 yrs. req. 3-4 recomm)
E: Foreign Language
(2 req. 3-4 recomm.)
F: Visual/Performing Arts (1 year)
G: College Prep Elective (1 year)
GPA/Test Scores
GPA
What is a “good” GPA?
Will the University
consider all my High
School Courses?
AP vs CP???
Community
College/CSU/UC
/Private School?
Test Scores
What is a “good” score?
Do I need to take SAT
prep classes to do
well?
What’s on the test?
Which test should I take?
How many times should I
take the test/s?
SAT/ACT Test Dates
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All CSU’s with the exception of Cal Poly SLO,
San Jose State, and San Diego State accept
the December test dates.
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Cal Poly, SJSU, and SDSU accept the November
SAT and October ACT, as the latest test students
can take.
Course Rigor
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What is Course Rigor?
How do I add rigor to my courses?
-Keep in mind, the Universities want to accept
students that have challenged themselves
throughout High School! ‘They’ would rather
you take an AP and get a ‘B’ than take a CP
and get an ‘A!’
Community Service/Volunteer Work
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Seriously…. Why do I need to do this?
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The purpose of Community Service is to provide
the student an opportunity to gain experiences
Additional Criteria
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Extracurricular activities
-Sports, community service, and clubs
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Recommendations from teachers
-Ask for a letter from two or three teachers that know you well
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Essays
-A chance for the student to paint a more detailed picture
-Write, revise, and get friends/family/teachers to edit them
Types of Colleges
4-year university
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California public universities
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Out-of-state public universities
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UC system – 10 campuses – top 10% of students
CSU system – 23 campuses – top 50% of students
Out-of-state tuition is higher than in-state (Oregon University, Arizona
State, etc.)
Private universities in all states
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tuition is the same for all students whether in or out-of-state
Santa Clara, Stanford, USC, Harvard, Columbia, etc.
Community College – 2 year degree
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Gavilan, DeAnza, San Jose City, etc. – 108 campuses – all
students are eligible
Students can complete 2 years at community college, then
transfer to a 4-year university (must fulfill transfer requirements)
Private School Applications (commonapp.org)
University of California (universityofcalifornia.edu)
Personal Statement
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What is it for?
How do I write a “good” personal statement?
What are “they” looking for?
-It’s all about rainbows!
GPA
HS
LOCATION
ABILITY TO
OVERCOME
TEST
SCORES
A-G
REQUIRMENTS
SPECIAL
PROJECTS
UNDERTAKEN
# AND
PERFORMANCIE
IN AP COURSES
IDEAL
STUDENT
TALENTS,
ACOMPLISHMENTS
OR TALENTS
ELC
(TOP 9%)
RECENT
ACADEMIC
IMPROVEMENT
RIGOR OF 12
GRADE
COURSES
OUTSTANDING
WORK IN FIELD
RELATED PROJECT
OUTSTANDING
PERFORMANCES
ACADEMIC
PERFORMANCE
RELATIVE TO
SCHOOL
OPPERTUNITES
California State Universities (csumentor.edu)
CSU Admissions
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102,000 new undergraduates enrolled in fall 2012 – 96% of new
freshmen came from California high schools.
Student must have a 2.0 GPA or better. Calculate GPA using only “a-g”
approved courses taken after the 9th grade.
Do not settle for a low GPA or Low SAT Score, CSU’s are very
competitive.
Students should check with each campus of choice to determine if a
more selective admissions criteria or a high eligibility index for
admission at these campuses will be used.
CSU Mentor filing period - October1, 2013 - November 30, 2013. Do
not wait until the last minute to apply. Massive activity can affect your
student’s application being delayed per computer clichés.
The ACT or SAT Reasoning Test is required. One or both are
accepted. Cal Poly prefers the ACT but will accept the SAT.
Students may combine the best Reading and Math scores from multiple
sittings of the SAT. The SAT and ACT writing tests are not required.
ELM & EPT
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The CSU requires that each entering undergraduate,
except those who qualify for an exemption, take the CSU
Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) examination and the
CSU English Placement Test (EPT) prior to enrollment.
These placement tests are not a condition for admission
to the CSU, but they are a condition of enrollment. These
examinations are designed to identify entering students
who may need additional support in acquiring college
entry-level English and mathematics skills necessary to
succeed in CSU baccalaureate-level courses.
A student can test at any CSU, but be aware of the
deadline at the school you are applying to.
The Last 3 Fall Freshmen Admissions Cycles
CALIFORNIA
RESIDENTS
ONLY
APPLICANTS
(UNDUPLICATED)
OFFERS OF
ADMISSION
(UNDUPLICATED)
ADMIT RATE
ENROLLMENT
(UNDUPLICATED)
YIELD RATE
Fall 2011
154,081
115,690
75.0%
56,381
48.7%
Fall 2012
167,321
124,555
74.4%
55,090
44.2%
Fall 2013
175,648*
130,738*
*Reflects actions through August 2013
Campus Impaction
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Campus Impaction: A campus receives
more eligible applications in the initial filing
period than there are enrollment spaces
available for the class level (freshman or
upper division transfer).
Campus Impaction
Campuses fall into 3 categories:
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Admit using CSU eligibility
Campus impaction (freshman/transfer)
Impacted in all programs (all majors)
CSU Admissions Eligibility
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No change to admissions eligibility
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High school graduation
A-G completion
Eligibility index
1/3 of CSU campuses admit freshman
applicants based only on CSU eligibility
Program/Major Impaction
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Program Impaction: A campus receives more eligible
applications for a specific undergraduate program in the
initial filing period than there are enrollment spaces
available.
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Most campuses have at least one impacted
major/program
 Typically impacted at upper-division level
 Students must meet criteria such as GPA in specific
core/major prep courses, cumulative GPA, or a
combination of factors
Admit Using CSU Eligibility (FTF)
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Bakersfield
Channel Islands
Dominguez Hills
East Bay
• Maritime Academy
• Monterey Bay
• Stanislaus
Campus Impaction (Freshman)
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Chico
Fresno
Humboldt
Los Angeles
Northridge
Pomona
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Sacramento
San Bernardino
San Francisco
San Marcos
Sonoma
Impacted In All Programs
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Fullerton
Long Beach
San Diego
San Jose
San Luis Obispo
Impaction
California Community College (cccapply.org)
Financial Aid
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Opens January 1st for priority filing. Priority
deadline is March 3rd
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fafsa.ed.gov
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Updates
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Middle Class Scholarship for families earing up to
$150,000, and attending a CSU or UC campus
dream.csac.ca.gov
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For AB540 students
Scholarships
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Visit our Live Oak Website:
http://liveoakhs.ca.campusgrid.net
click on “Guidance” then on “Scholarship”
Latest Scholarship Information from the Career Center
* Listed by Due Date
Live Oak Common Scholarship Application
* Used by most of our local organizations
* Due date: December 13, 2013
SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES: www.fastweb.com
www.studentscholarships.org
There are lots and lots of scholarship websites!
It’s a good idea to set up a separate email account for these.
Cash for College
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The Cash for College event at Live Oak will
be held on January 28th in the Library
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