Greater Potential —College students discover new areas of knowledge, gain skills, consider lifelong goals, and become responsible citizens.
Greater Knowledge —A college education increases a student’s ability to think critically and to express thoughts clearly in speech and writing.
More Job Opportunities —More jobs today require education beyond high school.
Community Role Model - others who want to go to college will look up to you and know that they can go to college, too.
Go to College. It Pays. Source: http://www.bls.gov/emp/emptab7.htm 5
College Preparation for Middle School Students…
When should planning for College begin?
Plan for enrollment in College Preparatory courses.
( Your Future worksheet )
Know the difference between high school graduation requirements and college entrance requirements- they’re not the same!
Demonstrate personal accountability- meet deadlines and use time management skills to balance a busy schedule.
Visit college campuses , attend college fairs, do research on the internet, make a connection
Meet with your counselor to plan for high school and get assistance from a teacher, counselor, tutor, mentor when needed.
Always be 100% College-Bound!
The Four Systems of Higher Education in California
Community Colleges Nearby
CA Community Colleges
Transfer partners with four-year education systems in the state,
Offer guaranteed admission transfer programs available with UC, CSU and Private Institutions
Offer both academic and
University of California
10 campuses in CA – only 9 open for undergraduates
Target upper 12% of high school students
Minimum GPA is 3.0
Application criteria is based upon:
A-G Courses and GPA
SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing
SAT Subject Tests
Extracurricular Activities and Involvement
Applications are due senior year from November 1st to November 30 th
Admit upper division transfers only; Priority transfer admission for community college students
ABDC Kaba Modern-UC Irvine
Private and Independent Colleges
Private and Independent Colleges and Universities
77 Campuses throughout California
Target students who are of good academic standing and in line with school mission
Minimum GPA will VARY
Requirements and Deadlines will VARY
Most require A-G Track Pattern w/ specific course requests
Most will request SAT Reasoning or ACT Exam Scores
Tiger Woods-Stanford Will Farrell-USC
California State University
23 Campuses in CA
Target upper 33% of graduating high school seniors
Minimum GPA is 2.0
Eligibility is based upon :
A-G course GPA
SAT reasoning exam score or ACT exam score
Applications are accepted from October 1st to November 30 th
Priority admission for community college transfer students
CSU offers quality education in the liberal arts and sciences and specialized training for a variety of career fields
Gwen Stefani-CSU Fullerton
Founded in 1989
20 th Campus CSU
37 % male and 63 % female
27% 1 st Generation
Avg. GPA 3.17
Diverse Student Population
24:1 Teacher ratio
Top 10 majors (highest enrollment) are business administration, liberal studies, communication, psychology, human development, pre-nursing, criminology & justice studies, biology, sociology, and kinesiology.
Approximate Annual Fees and Tuition A new car lasts 5 years; an education lasts a lifetime. Higher Education Systems Annual Cost University of California (UC) $7,446 California State University (CSU) $2,772 Community College (CC) $628 Private/Independent Universities (AICCU) $4,000 – 20,000 +
Free Money for educational expenses based on need
Money on loan which must be repaid with interest
Jobs to help pay for school
Employment at the Campus
Free Money based on specific criteria
Students and Parents get a PIN and apply for FASFA! Apply your senior year between January 1 st –March 2 nd ! www.fafsa.ed.gov
Knowing the A-G List
To Meet the A-G College-Preparatory Requirements you must . . .
Letter Area Years Required Years Recommended A History/Social Sciences 2 years B English 4 years C Mathematics 3 years 4 years D Laboratory Sciences 2 years 3 years E Language Other Than English 2 years 3 years F Visual and Performing Arts 1 year G College-Preparatory Electives 1 year
Last Minute Tips…
Tour the campuses you are interested in.
Begin compiling a file of possible scholarships .
Attend college fairs and parent nights .
Make contact with university representatives .
Do not limit your choices .
Take the SAT’s/ACT early .
Always meet the given deadlines .
Create a Plan: Establish a routine
Information and Application for California State Universities
Homepage for University of California
Information and Application for Independent Colleges & Universities
Information and Application for California Community Colleges
Free and extensive Scholarship Site
Info and Application to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid