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Esm college seminar 2010 corp

  1. 1. College Quest: Navigating the Path to Your Top Choice College College Admissions & Athletic Recruiting
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Our goal for tonight is to help you establish a… </li></ul><ul><li>Game Plan for College </li></ul><ul><li>Get Involved </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Be Shy </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topics for Tonight <ul><li>What we are going to cover: </li></ul><ul><li>SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests </li></ul><ul><li>The Personal Statement </li></ul><ul><li>The Common Application </li></ul><ul><li>University of California </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid & Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>The Athletic Recruiting Process </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Did You Know? </li></ul><ul><li>In the 2010 - 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>admissions cycle, </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 million students </li></ul><ul><li>will apply to U.S. colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>How do you stand out from the crowd? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Admission Rates <ul><li>Northwestern 27.1% (6,887 out of 25,369) </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford 7.2% (2,300 out of 32,022) </li></ul><ul><li>Yale 7.5% (1,940 out of 25,869) </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard 6.9% (2,110 out of 30,489) </li></ul>In 2010, these top, tier one schools were limited to admission rates of:
  6. 6. UC Admissions Statistics – 2010 <ul><li>UC Davis 44.5% (17,784 out of 39,920) </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA 21.0% (9,890 out of 47,112) </li></ul><ul><li>UC Berkeley 24.5% (9,459 out of 38,632) </li></ul><ul><li>UC San Diego 36.8% (15,433 out of 41,926) </li></ul>
  7. 7. UC vs. CSU Admissions Statistics <ul><li>TOTAL UC Applicants: 100,428 </li></ul><ul><li>(10,700 Waitlisted) </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL CSU Applicants: 374,213 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Beach State : 68,851 Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Diego State : 41,986 Applications </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. UC – Admission Statistics <ul><li>Some Good News . . . </li></ul><ul><li>86% of students who applied to 4 UC campuses were admitted to one of their choices. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Admissions Rates – Good News <ul><li>Emory University: 28% admitted (13% International) </li></ul><ul><li>Boston University: 58% admitted </li></ul><ul><li>University of Michigan: 49% admitted </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Mellon: 27% admitted </li></ul>
  10. 10. 9th Grade <ul><li>The game has started </li></ul><ul><li>You are ranked #1 in your class </li></ul><ul><li>Take the PSAT </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate your class schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Outside activities/clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Think about summer plans and how to get ahead </li></ul>
  11. 11. 10th Grade <ul><li>Take PSAT </li></ul><ul><li>Visit colleges and universities </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationship with your college counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Be thinking about teachers who could write you a recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Continue outside activities and clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Start SAT Prep / SAT Subject Prep / ACT Prep </li></ul><ul><li>Reach out to college coaches via email </li></ul>
  12. 12. 11th Grade <ul><li>Take PSAT </li></ul><ul><li>Take SAT </li></ul><ul><li>Take ACT </li></ul><ul><li>Take SAT Subject Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize college list </li></ul><ul><li>Visit additional colleges and universities (meet with coaches and players) </li></ul><ul><li>Start thinking about Early Decision or Early Action </li></ul>
  13. 13. 12th Grade <ul><li>Start college essays in the summer </li></ul><ul><li>Register for the Common Application </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out activity worksheet </li></ul><ul><li>Take a strong course load – 7th Semester grades are key </li></ul><ul><li>Submit applications early (and FAFSA!) </li></ul><ul><li>Get documentation to school officials right away </li></ul><ul><li>Take a breath and relax </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Application Process
  15. 15. What Are Colleges Looking For? <ul><li>Rigorous Curriculum (IB, AP, Hon) </li></ul><ul><li>Outside Activities, Clubs or Sports </li></ul><ul><li>SAT / ACT / SAT Subject Exams </li></ul><ul><li>GPA (weighted vs. un-weighted) </li></ul><ul><li>Class Rank </li></ul><ul><li>Personal statement and supplemental essays </li></ul>Criteria for Admissions
  16. 16. What’s Your Brand?
  17. 17. University of California <ul><li>UC Berkeley </li></ul><ul><li>UC Davis </li></ul><ul><li>UC Santa Cruz </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA </li></ul><ul><li>UC San Diego </li></ul><ul><li>UC Santa Barbara </li></ul><ul><li>UC Irvine </li></ul><ul><li>UC Riverside </li></ul><ul><li>UC Merced </li></ul>
  18. 18. University of California
  19. 19. UC - Personal Statements <ul><li>Due Nov 1 – 30, 2010 – Don’t Be Late </li></ul><ul><li>2 Essays – 1000 words total </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#2 Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. The ACT <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul>Perfect Score = 36
  21. 21. The New SAT <ul><li>800 Points: Critical Reading </li></ul><ul><li>800 Points: Math </li></ul><ul><li>800 Points: Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Each sub-section is scaled from 200-800 </li></ul><ul><li>Perfect Score = 2400 </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Common Application <ul><li>The Common Application – </li></ul><ul><li>Used by 414 public and private schools in the USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes active August 1 prior to your senior year. </li></ul><ul><li>Common Application + Supplement Essays </li></ul><ul><li>Review, Review and Review. . . </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Common Application
  24. 24. College Visits – Make them count! <ul><li>Tours + Information Session </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with the International Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews (if available) </li></ul><ul><li>“ The buildings don’t talk” </li></ul><ul><li>Sit in on classes/lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You Notes + Follow Up Emails </li></ul>
  25. 25. Financial Aide & Scholarships <ul><li>FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid) </li></ul><ul><li>- apply early as deadlines vary by school </li></ul><ul><li> – scholarship resource </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get Merit Scholarships from my college? </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline and schedule for applying for scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Schools want to help – For example, Loyola Marymount University offers assistance to 73% of its students in some form of aid. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Fact: </li></ul><ul><li>There are 380,000 NCAA athletes, and less than 1% of them will end up playing pro. </li></ul>Athletic Recruiting
  27. 27. Athletic Recruiting <ul><li>Make a profile/resume </li></ul><ul><li>NCAA Eligibility Center </li></ul><ul><li>Online website </li></ul><ul><li> – upload your videos </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait for the Coach </li></ul>
  28. 28. Athletic Recruiting <ul><li>OFFICIAL VISIT….. </li></ul><ul><li> is a prospective student-athlete’s visit to a college campus paid for by the college. The college can pay for transportation to and from the college, room and meals (three per day) while visiting and reasonable entertainment expenses, including three complimentary admissions to a home athletics contest. NCAA recruiting bylaws limit the number of official visits a recruit may take to five. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Tips and Final Thoughts <ul><li>Start the process early </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful what you put on the net </li></ul><ul><li>Get feedback on essays from people you trust </li></ul><ul><li>SUBMIT ON TIME! Don’t Miss Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Find the right fit college! </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Billy Downing Founder/CEO </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>(916) 706-0754 office [email_address] </li></ul>