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  • 1. www.csusm.edu/outreach
  • 2.
  • 3. A College Education = Greater Opportunities
    • 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.
    OPPORTUNITY 4
  • 4. Go to College. It Pays. Source: http://www.bls.gov/emp/emptab7.htm 5
  • 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!
    SUCCESS 7
  • 6. The Four Systems of Higher Education in California
  • 7. Community Colleges Nearby
  • 8. CA Community Colleges
    • 109 campuses
    • Transfer partners with four-year education systems in the state,
    • Offer guaranteed admission transfer programs available with UC, CSU and Private Institutions
    • Open Admission
    • Offer both academic and
    • Vocational courses
    • www.cccco.edu
  • 9. UC Campuses
  • 10. 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
      • Personal Statement
    • Applications are due senior year from November 1st to November 30 th
    • Admit upper division transfers only; Priority transfer admission for community college students
    • www.universityofcalifornia.edu
    ABDC Kaba Modern-UC Irvine
  • 11. Private and Independent Colleges
  • 12. 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
    • www.aiccumentor.edu
    Tiger Woods-Stanford Will Farrell-USC
  • 13. CSU Campuses
  • 14. 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
    • www.csumentor.edu
    Gwen Stefani-CSU Fullerton
  • 15.
    • Founded in 1989
    • 20 th Campus CSU
    • 9,167 Students
    • 37 % male and 63 % female
    • 27% 1 st Generation
    • Avg. GPA 3.17
    • Diverse Student Population
    • 24:1 Teacher ratio
    • Sprinter Drop-Off
    • Top 10 majors (highest enrollment) are business administration, liberal studies, communication, psychology, human development, pre-nursing, criminology & justice studies, biology, sociology, and kinesiology.
  • 16.
    • Fall Sports
    • Men's Cross Country
    • Women's Cross Country
    • Men's Soccer
    • Women's Soccer
  • 17.
    • Spring Sports
    • Baseball
    • Softball
    • Women's Golf
    • Men's Golf
    • Men’s Track & Field
    • Women's Track & Field
  • 18. CSUSM Student Organizations
    • Accounting Society
    • American Institute of Graphic Arts
    • Alpha Chi Omega
    • Alpha Kappa Psi
    • Alpha Pi Sigma
    • Alpha Xi Delta
    • American Chemical Society
    • American Indian Student Alliance
    • Amnesty International
    • Anime Project Alliance
    • Art of Living
    • Asian Pacific Student Society
    • Association for Computing Machinery
    • Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente
    • B.A.P.S.
    • Biotech Club
    • Black Student Union
    • California Coalition for Women Prisoners
    • Cal State Film Crew
    • Christ on Campus
    • College Democrats
    • College Republicans
    • Communication Society
  • 19. CSUSM Student Organizations
    • Cougar Crew
    • CSUSM-Student Nurse Association
    • Economics Club
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • Film Appreciation Club
    • French Club
    • German Club
    • Global Business Management Association
    • Hillel
    • History Club
    • Investment Society
    • Jam Control Hip-Hop Club
    • Japanese Club
    • Kamalayan Alliance
    • Kappa Omicron Nu
    • L.D.S.S.A.
    • LGBTA
    • Math Club
    • M.E.Ch.A.
    • Middle Eastern Association
    • Muslim Student Association
    • Parents and Teachers Club
    • Persian Club
    • Phi Alpha Theta
    • Philosophy Club
    • Pi Sigma Alpha
    • Political Science Club
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    • Sigma Lota Epsilon
    • Soka Gakkai International Buddhist Club
    • Veterans Association
    • Vietnamese Student Association
    • Yellow Ribbon Cllub
    • Zeta Beta Tau
  • 20.
    • Top Ten Reasons to Live on Campus
    • On Campus Location
    • Meet New People
    • Interact With Faculty members more Frequently
    • Learn and Grow w/ other College Students
    • Become involved in leadership activities
    • Participate in Social and Cultural events
    • Learn how to live and be part of a Community
    • Be on the cutting edge of campus life
    • Classes are convenient
    • You are more likely to graduate
    • Its Fun
    http://www.myownapartment.com/universityvillage/faq/
  • 21. 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 +
  • 22. Financial Aid
    • GRANTS:
      • Free Money for educational expenses based on need
        • PELL Grant
        • Cal Grant
    • LOANS:
      • Money on loan which must be repaid with interest
        • Subsidized
        • Unsubsidized
        • www.fastweb.com
    • WORK STUDY:
      • Jobs to help pay for school
        • Employment at the Campus
    • SCHOLARSHIPS:
      • Free Money based on specific criteria
        • On Campus
        • Off Campus
    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
  • 23. 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
  • 24. 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
  • 25. Helpful Websites
    • www.csumentor.edu
      • Information and Application for California State Universities
    • www.californiacolleges.edu
    • www.universityofcalifornia.edu
      • Homepage for University of California
    • www.aiccumentor.edu
      • Information and Application for Independent Colleges & Universities
    • www.cccapply.org
      • Information and Application for California Community Colleges
    • www.collegeboard.com
      • SAT Registration
    • www.act.org
    • www.fastweb.com
      • Free and extensive Scholarship Site
    • www.fafsa.ed.gov
      • Info and Application to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • www.pin.ed.gov
      • Access to the Personal ID Number for the FAFSA
    • www.sandiegocalsoap.com