Senior Class College Information October 15, 2012
Today we will talk about:UC vs. CSU admissions requirementsGoing to Community CollegeGoing to a private college/universityCollege Application Form WorkshopsUseful College/Financial Aid WebsitesSenioritisQuestion and Answer Session
UC/CSU Admission Requirements Univ. of California California State Univ.Submit app. between Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 Submit app. between Oct. 1 – Nov. 30Complete A – G required courses Complete A – G required coursesPersonal statement required No personal statement requiredNo letter of recommendation needed No letter of recommendation neededSAT (Take highest composite score) SAT (Take highest score from multiple sittings)NO SAT Subject Tests Required (BUT) No SAT Subject Tests RequiredACT plus writing ACT no writing
UC/CSU Admission Requirements Univ. of California California State Univ.9 Campuses: 23 Campuses: Humboldt, Chico,UC Los Angeles, UC Berkeley, UC Sonoma, Maritime, Sacramento, EastDavis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, UC Bay, San Francisco, Stanislaus, SanSanta Barbara, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Jose, Fresno, Monterey Bay, San LuisUC San Diego Obispo, Bakersfield, Northridge, Channel Islands, Los Angeles, Dominguez Hill s, Long Beach, Pomona, Fullerton, San Bernardino, San Marcos, San Diego (Campuses in bold are impacted and may have additional admissions requirements)Accept top 12.5% of high school Accept top 33% of high school graduatesgraduates.Cost: Approximately $32,000/yr. Cost: Approximately $28,000/yr depending on where you live
UC/CSU Admission Requirements SAT/ACT TestingYou should have already taken the SAT and/or ACT at least once by now.If you are applying to impacted CSU campuses, you must take the SAT and/orACT regardless of your GPA and testing must be completed by November. Checkwebsites for specific campus requirements.SAT Test Dates: Registration Deadline (collegeboard.com)November 3rd October 4thDecember 1st November 1stACT Test Dates: Registration Deadline (actstudent.org)December 8th November 2nd SEE YOUR COUNSELOR ASAP IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS/CONCERNS ABOUT TESTING REQUIREMENTS!!!
Ventura Community CollegeIf you are planning on attending VC, we will take you to the college and help you get registered in the Spring.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.
Privatecollege/university If you are planning on attending a private college/university YOU need to find all info on your own. Come see us for help! -- Does the school use the Common app, dates, letters of rec (and from who), CSS Profile, etc. are all different for each school.
Online College Application Form WorkshopsDuring Fall Break: Create application log-on and complete as much of the online application forms as you can. Tuesday, Nov. 6: CSU Application Workshop Wednesday, Nov. 7: UC Application Workshop Thursday, Nov. 8: Common Application Workshop TIME: 2:00 pm – 3:00 PLACE: Media Center PLEASE NOTE: Requests for Letters of Recommendation are due to your counselor at least TWO WEEKS before the college or university application deadline!!!
Useful Websites foothilltechnology.org/academics/foothill-counseling-department collegeboard.com (SAT registration) actstudent.org (ACT registration) csumentor.edu (CSU online application, campus search engine, campus highlights, etc.) universityofcalifornia.edu (UC online application, campus highlights, scholarship information, etc.) commonapp.org (Online common application form for almost 300 colleges/universities across the US) cccco.edu (California community college information) californiacolleges.edu (Info on all California colleges) fastweb.com (Comprehensive scholarship search site) fafsa.ed.gov (Site for Federal financial aid form, FAFSA available after Jan. 1, 2013)
Senioritis Don’t let THIS happen to you! Continue to take rigorous classes Don’t let your grades slip Colleges have revoked admissions based on poor academic performance 2nd semester. FINISH STRONG!!