We All Can Go To College:
We Just Need A Plan
Dr. Rebecca Joseph
Southeast High School Presentation
October 16, 2013
Paola
Cal State LA, EOP
First in family to go to college
Cal Grants/Working

Meet Six Amazing Students

•Lily
University o...
Martin
Villanova University
First in family to go to college
Presidential Scholarship, 100%
covered including summer progr...
Alma
College of the Sequoias
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
USC
Jack Kent Cooke Transfer
Scholarship

Alma and Jose

•Jose
EL...
College Options
•
•
•
•

Cal States
University of California
Privates
Community Colleges
Master Plan Visions
HIGH SCHOOLS
Percent Eligible for Admission to Public Higher
Education
100%
9%

100%

COMMUNITY
UNIVER...
23 Outstanding Campuses of CSU’s
• Each Campus is unique
(separately accredited)

• CSU campuses have distinct
student pop...
What can I study at the CSU?
Radio/Television Film •
•
Business
•
Dance
Engineering –
•
Interior Design
•
Fire Protection
...
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
• Support program for first generation, underrepresented students.
• Separate applic...
Applying to CSU’s
• www.csumentor.edu
• Application Fee of $55.00/Fee Waivers Covers
Applications to Four Campuses for Fre...
Per Year College Costs (estimated)
Estimated Costs of Attendance

State University and Campus
Fees
Books and Supplies

$70...
University of California
• 10 campuses – only 9 open for
undergraduates
• Target upper 12% of high
school students
• Minim...
What to study at UC’s ?
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Psychology
Sociology
Political Science
Pre-Law
Pre-Med
Natural Science (Bio...
Applying to UC’s
• www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply

• Fall filing period is November 1–30
• Test scores accepted up t...
Tips for UC’s website
• Apply by November 30th

• Fee Waiver
• No Recommendations Needed
• EOP/EAP-Just Check Yes

• Schol...
Personal Statement
• An opportunity for applicants to provide
information that supports and augments review
process
• Adds...
UC Eligibility vs. Selectivity
• Eligibility

• Selectivity
– Meeting minimum
– Specific criteria or
requirements for UC,
...
Per Year College Costs (estimated)
Estimated Costs of Attendance
State University and Campus
Fees
Books and Supplies

$130...
UC v Cal State
UC

Cal State

A-G requirements

Yes
Self report grades on app

Yes
Self report grades on app

SAT/ACT

For...
Private Colleges
•

•

•
•

They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are very selective. The Ivy League is the top tier wit...
More Privates…
•

Other private colleges are liberal arts. They often a great education within
non-technical fields. They ...
How Do I Find These Schools?
•

How do I find these schools?
– First, you need to know your match colleges. These are base...
How Do I Find These Schools?
•

How do I find these schools?
– First, you need to know your match colleges. These are base...
Community Colleges
• Some people say there are no second chances in
life. Well, they are wrong. Community college in
Calif...
Develop a two to three year transfer
plan now!!!
DO the best you can this year as placement tests determine your fate.
Mak...
How Do I Present Myself
• Great Applications Matter
– Family Info
– Demographics
– School Info
– Testing
– Activities
– Es...
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This is a presentation I gave to all seniors at South East High School in LAUSD. The students are all bound in different college directions, and all need to make pro-active plans NOW.

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We Can All Go To College: We Just Need A Plan

  1. 1. We All Can Go To College: We Just Need A Plan Dr. Rebecca Joseph Southeast High School Presentation October 16, 2013
  2. 2. Paola Cal State LA, EOP First in family to go to college Cal Grants/Working Meet Six Amazing Students •Lily University of California, Davis First in family to go to college USC Mentoring 90% covered, loans
  3. 3. Martin Villanova University First in family to go to college Presidential Scholarship, 100% covered including summer programs Rome, Summer 2010; London School of Economics, Fall 2012 Martin and Michelle •Michelle Univ. of Cal, Riverside First in family to go to college Blue and Gold Plan, 95% covered Summer bridge
  4. 4. Alma College of the Sequoias Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship USC Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship Alma and Jose •Jose ELAC, CSULA First in family to go to college Now a new teacher
  5. 5. College Options • • • • Cal States University of California Privates Community Colleges
  6. 6. Master Plan Visions HIGH SCHOOLS Percent Eligible for Admission to Public Higher Education 100% 9% 100% COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGES 33.3% CALIFORNIA OF STATE CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY
  7. 7. 23 Outstanding Campuses of CSU’s • Each Campus is unique (separately accredited) • CSU campuses have distinct student populations and programs • “Learn by doing” • Applied and Practical • http://www2.assist.org /browseCSUs.do
  8. 8. What can I study at the CSU? Radio/Television Film • • Business • Dance Engineering – • Interior Design • Fire Protection Administration • • And hundreds of others • • • • • • Dairy Science Education Hotel Restaurant Management Kinesiology Computer Gaming & Design Music Industry & Tech.
  9. 9. Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) • Support program for first generation, underrepresented students. • Separate application includes several short answer two recommendations. • GET YOU’RE APPLICATIONS IN ASAP!!! • Offers summer bridge, tutoring, mentoring, and supplemental classes. • Different at each campus. • http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/eop/
  10. 10. Applying to CSU’s • www.csumentor.edu • Application Fee of $55.00/Fee Waivers Covers Applications to Four Campuses for Free • Applications are accepted from October 1st to November 30th-
  11. 11. Per Year College Costs (estimated) Estimated Costs of Attendance State University and Campus Fees Books and Supplies $7002 $1,754 Food and Housing $12,404 (On-campus Housing) Transportation $1,414 Misc. Personal $3,076 TOTAL $25,718.00
  12. 12. University of California • 10 campuses – 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
  13. 13. What to study at UC’s ? • • • • • • • • • • • Psychology Sociology Political Science Pre-Law Pre-Med Natural Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) Management (Business) Sports Medicine Engineering Literature Foreign Language • • • • • • Computer Science Visual/Performing Art Environmental Studies Agriculture Math MANY MORE!
  14. 14. Applying to UC’s • www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply • Fall filing period is November 1–30 • Test scores accepted up to January test dates • Students must inform each campus of any changes to information reported on application • Students must respond to all inquiries for information from each campus
  15. 15. Tips for UC’s website • Apply by November 30th • Fee Waiver • No Recommendations Needed • EOP/EAP-Just Check Yes • Scholarship Selection • Complete All Areas • View Videos (Admissions, FA) • Need an email address
  16. 16. Personal Statement • An opportunity for applicants to provide information that supports and augments review process • Adds clarity, richness and meaning to application and completes the application • Enables applicant to make the best possible case for admission • An admissions decision is never based on the content of the personal statement alone
  17. 17. UC Eligibility vs. Selectivity • Eligibility • Selectivity – Meeting minimum – Specific criteria or requirements for UC, standards that CSU, Private Admission each campus may Requirements. apply to choose – Meeting Minimum students who eligibility does not mean apply to highly that students will be competitive or accepted to their 1st choice campus oversubscribed majors
  18. 18. Per Year College Costs (estimated) Estimated Costs of Attendance State University and Campus Fees Books and Supplies $13070 $1,560 Food and Housing $13,000 (On-campus Housing) Transportation $1,000 Misc. Personal $3,540 TOTAL $31,100
  19. 19. UC v Cal State UC Cal State A-G requirements Yes Self report grades on app Yes Self report grades on app SAT/ACT For admission For enrollment EOP Yes, no separate application, Check yes on UC application Separate Application Fee Waivers 4, including AB540 4, not including AB 540 Minimum GPA 3.0 for automatic consideration. Much higher than majority of campuses 3.0 for automatic. 2.0-3.0 must meet eligibility index Add Points to GPA Yes Yes, up to 8 semesters of AP or Honors. Only 4 semesters possible for 10th grade. Count 12th grade. Make Up Ds and Fs Yes. Averaged into GPA Yes, replacement classes replace Ds and Fs. Count 9 and 12th count grades No No
  20. 20. Private Colleges • • • • They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are very selective. The Ivy League is the top tier with many of their colleges only accepting 6 to 10% of students who apply. There are middle level and small colleges all over. The large majority are desperately seeking diverse students, and they can’t find them. Their costs range from $10,000 to $57,000 per year include tuition, room, board, and other costs. Some private colleges are religious and are looking for students who match their religious beliefs. Others are Jesuit and accept all students. Jesuit colleges are very open to undocumented students. Other private colleges are liberal arts. They often a great education within non-technical fields. They offer great access to professors, amazing activities, and resources. Still others are technical or arts-related. There are schools like Boston Conservatory or The Maryland Institute of the Arts that only have programs for music or acting or art. Others are technical like MIT and only have programs related to math and science and engineering and technology.
  21. 21. More Privates… • Other private colleges are liberal arts. They often a great education within non-technical fields. They offer great access to professors, amazing activities, and resources. • Still others are technical or arts-related. There are schools like Boston Conservatory or The Maryland Institute of the Arts that only have programs for music or acting or art. Others are technical like MIT and only have programs related to math and science and engineering and technology.
  22. 22. How Do I Find These Schools? • How do I find these schools? – First, you need to know your match colleges. These are based on your academic profile— including grades and test scores. They also depend on your level of involvement in activities and work. Your artistic and athletic talents can make a difference. Your passions also matter—as there are schools for African American Students, all women, technology, and more. – You need to find a way to research these colleges. • You can visit many of them via summer programs and fly-in programs. • You can go online to Cappex or Unigo and research colleges. • You can buy the book. College Access & Opportunity Guide. http://csopportunity.org/whatwedo/guidebook.aspx. This book lists 241 colleges that are very supportive of first-generation, under-represented students. • You need to go on FB and other social media websites to ask for recommendations.
  23. 23. How Do I Find These Schools? • How do I find these schools? – First, you need to know your match colleges. These are based on your academic profile— including grades and test scores. They also depend on your level of involvement in activities and work. Your artistic and athletic talents can make a difference. Your passions also matter—as there are schools for African American Students, all women, technology, and more. – You need to find a way to research these colleges. • You can visit many of them via summer programs and fly-in programs. • You can go online to Cappex or Unigo and research colleges. • You can buy the book. College Access & Opportunity Guide. http://csopportunity.org/whatwedo/guidebook.aspx. This book lists 241 colleges that are very supportive of first-generation, under-represented students. • You need to go on FB and other social media websites to ask for recommendations.
  24. 24. Community Colleges • Some people say there are no second chances in life. Well, they are wrong. Community college in California is the best second chance you will ever receive. • If you screwed up in high school or didn’t take the right classes… • If your SAT scores were low or you didn’t even take them… • If your family wasn’t ready to let you go… • If you didn’t have the money…
  25. 25. Develop a two to three year transfer plan now!!! DO the best you can this year as placement tests determine your fate. Make a plan because it takes twice as much effort to make it out of a CC than it does a four year college. You have three levels of requirements to fulfill: • Remedial English and math classes • lower division General Education (GE) requirements and • lower-level requirements for your major (intended area of focus). Take as many as you can, but you do not need to complete all major requirements if you will reach 60 transferrable units before transferring.
  26. 26. How Do I Present Myself • Great Applications Matter – Family Info – Demographics – School Info – Testing – Activities – Essays – Recommendations

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