GRADUATION IS A SPECIAL DAY
• Seniors must attend all practices.
• Cap and gown will be required at event.
• This is a formal event, so clothing must fit the occasion.
• Behavior must fit the occasion also.
– No balloons, air horns, beach balls, bubbles, etc.
IS YOUR STUDENT ELIGIBLE TO GO
TO A FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITY IN
CA? Have they completed the A – G requirements with grades of C or better?
Have they taken the required tests (SAT and/or ACT)?
ALL CLASSES MUST BE PASSED WITH AN A, B, OR C FOR COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY!
A. History --2 years required
B. English -- 4 years required
C. Mathematics-- 3 years required
D. Laboratory Science--2years required
E. Foreign Language--2 years required
F. Visual/Performing Arts--1 year
G. College Prep Elective--1 year required
University of California
UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced,
UC Santa Cruz, UCSB, UCI, UCR, UCSD
California State University
Sonoma, Maritime, San Luis Obispo, Long
Beach, Pomona, Fullerton, San Diego
Submit application between Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 Submit application between Oct. 1 – Nov. 30
Complete A – G required courses Complete A – G required courses
Personal statement required (These will be
written in English classes.)
No personal statement required
No letter of recommendation needed No letter of recommendation needed
SAT (Take highest composite score) SAT (Take highest score from multiple
SAT Subject Tests: not required (BUT) No SAT Subject Tests Required
ACT plus writing ACT no writing
Student should have already taken the SAT and/or ACT at least once by
If applying to UCs you should have already taken the SAT Subject Tests.
Some impacted campuses require testing to be completed by November.
Check websites for campus requirements.
SAT Test Dates: Registration Deadline (collegeboard.com)
November 2nd October 18th (late registration)
December 1st November 1st
ACT Test Dates: Registration Deadline (actstudent.org)
December 7th November 8th
SEE YOUR COUNSELOR ASAP IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS/CONCERNS ABOUT
VENTURA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
If you are planning on attending VC, we will take you to the
college and help you get registered in May.
IMPORTANT: You CANNOT transfer to a UC or CSU without
completing 60 transferable units. This generally means TWO
YEARS (or MORE) of community college before you can
transfer to a public school in California.
*If you are planning on attending a private
college/university, YOU need to find all info on your own.
See your counselor for help!
*Does the school use the common application, dates, letters
of recommendation (and from who)? Application
requirements are different for each school.
ONLINE COLLEGE APPLICATION
During Fall Break:
• Visit colleges and universities if you have not done so
• Create application log-ons and complete as much of the
online application as you can.
• November- workshops covering:
– UC applications
– CSU applications
– Common Application Trouble Shooting
TIME: 2:00 -3:00pm
PLACE: Media Center
Sign up today if you haven’t already!!
PLEASE NOTE: Requests for Letters of Recommendation are due to your
counselor at least TWO WEEKS before the college or university application
Don’t let THIS happen to you!
Continue to take rigorous classes.
(It is YOUR responsibility to let colleges know if you change
your schedule at the semester.)
Don’t let your grades slip.
Colleges have revoked admissions based on poor academic
performance 2nd semester.
Senior Parent Financial Aid Night
Please join our financial aid expert to
go over the nuts and bolts of the
FAFSA (Federal Financial Aid Form),
review common mistakes made on
the form, and have all your financial
aid questions answered. Don’t miss
this invaluable evening!!
January 9, 2014
“Education is one of the best financial investments you
can make. A bachelor’s degree yields an increase in
lifetime earnings potential of nearly a million dollars,
according to Census Bureau data. This is equivalent to a
20% annual return on the investment.”
--from the Financial Aid Information Page--
ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT
Please contact your counselor.
What is FINISH STRONG?
• Renaissance for Seniors
• Measured each quarter
• We reward: homework completion,
attendance, participation, productivity and
• How you can help
Finish Strong Pledge
Regardless of what came before
or of what has yet to come,
what matters most, right now,
is how my child and I choose to
respond to the challenge before
The choice is ours, and we commit
to FINISH STRONG.
• College Essay Read Around - November
• Finish Strong coffee bar – Dec 18*
• SOAR – Feb 19
• Dragon Talks – June 2
• Senior Awards Night – May 29
• Senior BBQ – June 6*
• Senior Breakfast – June 12*
* Seniors Only
THANK YOU FOR COMING TONIGHT!
Please leave any completed Senior
Agreements in the basket at the back
of the room.