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  3. 3. A College Education = Greater Opportunities <ul><li>Greater Potential —College students discover new areas of knowledge, gain skills, consider lifelong goals, and become responsible citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Knowledge —A college education increases a student’s ability to think critically and to express thoughts clearly in speech and writing. </li></ul><ul><li>More Job Opportunities —More jobs today require education beyond high school. </li></ul><ul><li>Community Role Model - others who want to go to college will look up to you and know that they can go to college, too. </li></ul>OPPORTUNITY 4
  4. 4. Go to College. It Pays. Source: 5
  5. 5. College Preparation for Middle School Students… <ul><li>When should planning for College begin? </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for enrollment in College Preparatory courses. </li></ul><ul><li>( Your Future worksheet ) </li></ul><ul><li>Know the difference between high school graduation requirements and college entrance requirements- they’re not the same! </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate personal accountability- meet deadlines and use time management skills to balance a busy schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit college campuses , attend college fairs, do research on the internet, make a connection </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with your counselor to plan for high school and get assistance from a teacher, counselor, tutor, mentor when needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Always be 100% College-Bound! </li></ul>SUCCESS 7
  6. 6. The Four Systems of Higher Education in California
  7. 7. Community Colleges Nearby
  8. 8. CA Community Colleges <ul><li>109 campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer partners with four-year education systems in the state, </li></ul><ul><li>Offer guaranteed admission transfer programs available with UC, CSU and Private Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Open Admission </li></ul><ul><li>Offer both academic and </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational courses </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 9. UC Campuses
  10. 10. University of California <ul><li>10 campuses in CA – only 9 open for undergraduates </li></ul><ul><li>Target upper 12% of high school students </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum GPA is 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Application criteria is based upon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A-G Courses and GPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAT Subject Tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extracurricular Activities and Involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications are due senior year from November 1st to November 30 th </li></ul><ul><li>Admit upper division transfers only; Priority transfer admission for community college students </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>ABDC Kaba Modern-UC Irvine
  11. 11. Private and Independent Colleges
  12. 12. Private and Independent Colleges and Universities <ul><li>77 Campuses throughout California </li></ul><ul><li>Target students who are of good academic standing and in line with school mission </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum GPA will VARY </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements and Deadlines will VARY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most require A-G Track Pattern w/ specific course requests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most will request SAT Reasoning or ACT Exam Scores </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Tiger Woods-Stanford Will Farrell-USC
  13. 13. CSU Campuses
  14. 14. California State University <ul><li>23 Campuses in CA </li></ul><ul><li>Target upper 33% of graduating high school seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum GPA is 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility is based upon : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A-G course GPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAT reasoning exam score or ACT exam score </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications are accepted from October 1st to November 30 th </li></ul><ul><li>Priority admission for community college transfer students </li></ul><ul><li>CSU offers quality education in the liberal arts and sciences and specialized training for a variety of career fields </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Gwen Stefani-CSU Fullerton
  15. 15. <ul><li>Founded in 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>20 th Campus CSU </li></ul><ul><li>9,167 Students </li></ul><ul><li>37 % male and 63 % female </li></ul><ul><li>27% 1 st Generation </li></ul><ul><li>Avg. GPA 3.17 </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse Student Population </li></ul><ul><li>24:1 Teacher ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Sprinter Drop-Off </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 majors (highest enrollment) are business administration, liberal studies, communication, psychology, human development, pre-nursing, criminology & justice studies, biology, sociology, and kinesiology. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Fall Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Men's Cross Country </li></ul><ul><li>Women's Cross Country </li></ul><ul><li>Men's Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>Women's Soccer </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Spring Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball </li></ul><ul><li>Softball </li></ul><ul><li>Women's Golf </li></ul><ul><li>Men's Golf </li></ul><ul><li>Men’s Track & Field </li></ul><ul><li>Women's Track & Field </li></ul>
  18. 18. CSUSM Student Organizations <ul><li>Accounting Society </li></ul><ul><li>American Institute of Graphic Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha Chi Omega </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha Kappa Psi </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha Pi Sigma </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha Xi Delta </li></ul><ul><li>American Chemical Society </li></ul><ul><li>American Indian Student Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Amnesty International </li></ul><ul><li>Anime Project Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Art of Living </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Pacific Student Society </li></ul><ul><li>Association for Computing Machinery </li></ul><ul><li>Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente </li></ul><ul><li>B.A.P.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Biotech Club </li></ul><ul><li>Black Student Union </li></ul><ul><li>California Coalition for Women Prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>Cal State Film Crew </li></ul><ul><li>Christ on Campus </li></ul><ul><li>College Democrats </li></ul><ul><li>College Republicans </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Society </li></ul>
  19. 19. CSUSM Student Organizations <ul><li>Cougar Crew </li></ul><ul><li>CSUSM-Student Nurse Association </li></ul><ul><li>Economics Club </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowship of Christian Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Film Appreciation Club </li></ul><ul><li>French Club </li></ul><ul><li>German Club </li></ul><ul><li>Global Business Management Association </li></ul><ul><li>Hillel </li></ul><ul><li>History Club </li></ul><ul><li>Investment Society </li></ul><ul><li>Jam Control Hip-Hop Club </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese Club </li></ul><ul><li>Kamalayan Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Kappa Omicron Nu </li></ul><ul><li>L.D.S.S.A. </li></ul><ul><li>LGBTA </li></ul><ul><li>Math Club </li></ul><ul><li>M.E.Ch.A. </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Eastern Association </li></ul><ul><li>Muslim Student Association </li></ul><ul><li>Parents and Teachers Club </li></ul><ul><li>Persian Club </li></ul><ul><li>Phi Alpha Theta </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy Club </li></ul><ul><li>Pi Sigma Alpha </li></ul><ul><li>Political Science Club </li></ul><ul><li>Sigma Alpha Epsilon </li></ul><ul><li>Sigma Lota Epsilon </li></ul><ul><li>Soka Gakkai International Buddhist Club </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans Association </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnamese Student Association </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow Ribbon Cllub </li></ul><ul><li>Zeta Beta Tau </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Top Ten Reasons to Live on Campus </li></ul><ul><li>On Campus Location </li></ul><ul><li>Meet New People </li></ul><ul><li>Interact With Faculty members more Frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and Grow w/ other College Students </li></ul><ul><li>Become involved in leadership activities </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in Social and Cultural events </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to live and be part of a Community </li></ul><ul><li>Be on the cutting edge of campus life </li></ul><ul><li>Classes are convenient </li></ul><ul><li>You are more likely to graduate </li></ul><ul><li>Its Fun </li></ul>
  21. 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. 22. Financial Aid <ul><li>GRANTS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Money for educational expenses based on need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PELL Grant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cal Grant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>LOANS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Money on loan which must be repaid with interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subsidized </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unsubsidized </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>WORK STUDY: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs to help pay for school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employment at the Campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>SCHOLARSHIPS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Money based on specific criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On Campus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Off Campus </li></ul></ul></ul>Students and Parents get a PIN and apply for FASFA! Apply your senior year between January 1 st –March 2 nd !
  23. 23. Knowing the A-G List <ul><li>To Meet the A-G College-Preparatory Requirements you must . . . </li></ul>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. 24. Last Minute Tips… <ul><li>Tour the campuses you are interested in. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin compiling a file of possible scholarships . </li></ul><ul><li>Attend college fairs and parent nights . </li></ul><ul><li>Make contact with university representatives . </li></ul><ul><li>Do not limit your choices . </li></ul><ul><li>Take the SAT’s/ACT early . </li></ul><ul><li>Always meet the given deadlines . </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Plan: Establish a routine </li></ul>
  25. 25. Helpful Websites <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information and Application for California State Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Homepage for University of California </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information and Application for Independent Colleges & Universities </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information and Application for California Community Colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SAT Registration </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free and extensive Scholarship Site </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Info and Application to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to the Personal ID Number for the FAFSA </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>