Planning For Four Year College

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  • SAT vs. ACT
  • Planning For Four Year College

    1. 1. Planning for Four-YearPlanning for Four-Year CollegeCollege Preparing our students to be World Ready
    2. 2. AcademicsAcademics  Complete the a-g requirements (C- or better) – 4 years of English – 3 years of Social Studies – 3 years of Math (minimum Alg 2) – 2 years of Lab Science – 2 years of Foreign Language – 1 year of Visual Performing Art – 1 year College Prep elective Harbor a-g list available at: https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/
    3. 3. AcademicsAcademics  Take a strong academic program in high school – Honors & AP classes – Enrich high school curricula with college courses  California Scholarship Federation  Take the PSAT – Saturday Oct 17  SAT or ACT  SAT Subject Tests (if applicable)
    4. 4. SAT  Paragraph-length critical reading passages, an essay, and more challenging math  Ten-section exam-3 critical reading, 3 math, 3 writing, 1 experimental  Basic geometry and Algebra 2  No science  Reading – sentence completions, short and long critical reading passages, reading comprehension  Writing – essay, and questions testing grammar usage, and word choice  Penalty for wrong answers  200 – 800 per section max combined score of 2400 ACT  Four-section exam-English, Math, Reading and Science reasoning  Math up to trigonometry  Science – charts and experiments  Reading – 4 passages - prose, fiction, social science, humanities and natural science  Writing – stresses grammar  No penalty for wrong answers  1-36 for each subject, averaged composite score, highest possible 36 SAT vs. ACTSAT vs. ACT
    5. 5. Get Involved!!Get Involved!! Clubs Leadership Athletics Link Crew Community Service
    6. 6. College OptionsCollege Options Which school is right for YOU?Which school is right for YOU? Research & Visit Campuses Considerations -What are my interests and skills? -What do I want to major in? -What size college do I want to attend? -Athletics and extracurricular activities Attend Cabrillo College and Career Night November 2 6:00-8:00pm
    7. 7. University of CaliforniaUniversity of California  9 campuses Very Competitive ELC SAT or ACT and SAT Subject Tests (2 different subjects, math level 2 only) http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/
    8. 8. California State UniversityCalifornia State University 23 campuses SAT or ACT Minimum GPA 2.0 (for non-impacted campuses) EAP Program for English and Math www.csumentor.edu
    9. 9. Private Colleges &Private Colleges & UniversitiesUniversities Over 75 in California Vary in selectivity, testing requirements applications and process Usually need 1 or more letters of recommendation and essays www.aiccu.edu
    10. 10. Western UndergraduateWestern Undergraduate Exchange ProgramExchange Program Reduced tuition level (up to 150%) for California Residents Participating States: Alaska Arizona Colorado Hawaii Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico North Dakota Oregon South Dakota Utah Washington Wyoming www.wiche.edu
    11. 11. ScholarshipsScholarships  Complete Scholarship Profile in Senior year  Research scholarships online ww.fastweb.com  Free Application for Federal Student Aid & Cal Grant – Apply for FAFSA Jan 1-March 2 – Record your SSN with with Counseling in order for GPA to be sent by Harbor for Cal Grant verification – FAFSA workshops at Cabrillo www.fafsa.ed.gov
    12. 12. QUESTIONS??QUESTIONS??

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