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WELCOME parents Class of 2015. 2014-15 Guidance Office. Counselors Mrs. Lageman (A-G) Mr. Morris (H-O) Mr. Gonzalez (P-Z) Guidance Specialist Mrs. Shaw Guidance Assistant Mrs. Rick At-Risk Counselor Mandy Ganz. AGENDA. College Entrance Requirements Financial Aid/Scholarships

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Welcome parents class of 2015
WELCOME parentsClass of 2015

2014-15

Guidance Office

  • Counselors

    • Mrs. Lageman (A-G)

    • Mr. Morris (H-O)

    • Mr. Gonzalez (P-Z)

  • Guidance Specialist

    • Mrs. Shaw

  • Guidance Assistant

    • Mrs. Rick

  • At-Risk Counselor

    • Mandy Ganz


Agenda
AGENDA

  • College Entrance Requirements

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships

  • What colleges are looking for

  • Selecting the right school

  • NCAA & NAIA Requirements

  • The application process

  • Senior year timeline


College entrance requirements
COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

UNIV. OF CALIF. (UC)

Same

3 yrs., 4 or more recommended

2 yrs., 3 rec. (must include 1 yr of chem. or physics)

Same

2 yrs., 3 recommended

Same

Same

Must submit SAT I or ACT. Tests must include Writing as well

Some majors or colleges may also require or strongly encourage SAT II (Subject Tests)

CAL STATE UNIV. (CSU)

  • CP English 4 yrs.

  • Math (Alg.1, Geom., Alg. 2) 3 yrs.

  • Lab Science 2 yrs.

  • Social Science (1 yr WC + US Hist) 2 yrs.

  • World Language 2 yrs.

  • CP Electives 1 yr.

  • Visual/Performing Arts 1 yr.

    Must also submit SAT I or ACT scores

    BE SURE TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND “A-G” REQUIREMENTS. ALL COURSES MUST BE UC CERTIFIED (P)


Sat act
SAT & ACT

SAT II (Subject Tests)

No longer required by UC’s

Some majors in Engineering & math may require at UC’s

Some private/out-of-state colleges may require or strongly recommend – you need to check

SAT I (Reasoning) & ACT

  • SAT I – max score 2400

    • Critical Reading (200-800)

    • Math (200-800)

    • Writing (200-800)*

  • ACT – max score 36

    • English

    • Math

    • Reading

    • Science

    • Writing*

      * = Required by UC and some Private/out-of-state schools


Fall test dates
Fall Test Dates

ACT

September 13

Reg. Deadline August 8

Late Reg. Deadline August 22

October 25

Reg. Deadline September 19

Late Reg. deadline October 3

December 13*

Reg. deadline November 7

Late Reg. deadline November 21

SAT

  • October 11

    • Registration deadline Sept. 12

    • Late Registration deadline Sept. 30

  • November 8

    • Registration deadline October 9

    • Late Registration deadline October 28

  • December 6*

    • Registration deadline Novem. 6

    • Late Registration deadline Nov. 24

      * Last test date accepted by UC’s. Some CSU’s (Cal Poly for example) will have deadline of October test date


Reporting sat act scores
Reporting SAT & ACT Scores

4 reports in cost of test:

  • NCAA must have results – 9999

  • NAIA must have results – 9876

  • CSU system (all CSUs) code for SAT – 3594

  • UC system – send to one UC you’re applying to, all will have access

  • Private/Independent/Out-of-State – send individually

  • Some scholarships may require scores


Ncaa naia college athletics
NCAA & NAIACollege Athletics

NCAA

(National Collegiate Athletic Association)

  • Required for Division I or II

  • Clearinghouse Eligibility – check with your counselor

  • Current and final transcripts will be required. YOU must submit AHC transcripts (done through AHC)

NAIA

(National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)

  • Separate from NCAA

  • Similar to NCAA but covers many smaller Christian colleges

  • Westmont College is an NAIA school


Financial aid
FINANCIAL AID

  • GIFT AID

    • Need based or merit-based

      • Scholarships/Grants

      • Don’t repay

  • SELF-HELP AID

    • Need-based or non-need based

      • Loans

      • Will need to repay


Fafsa
FAFSA

  • Most important piece of the financial aid puzzle – determines eligibility for grants/loans/work study programs

  • Must file for Federal, State, Campus & some private $

  • File date: January 1 to March 2

  • Will have Financial Aid Night at SYHS in January

  • FAFSA Website: www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • GPA Verification Form: required for Cal Grants

  • PROFILE: for Private Colleges along with FAFSA

  • PIN: Get now!: www.pin.ed.gov

    “CASH FOR COLLEGE” Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

    Help in completing FAFSA


Scholarships
SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Based on activities, academic merit, athletics, intended major, ethnic origin, religion, parent employer or any other combination of factors

  • Review Scholarship Handbook – deadlines throughout the year

  • Santa Barbara Foundation – deadline late January

  • Local Scholarships – deadline will be in February or March


Syhs contacts guidance office bulletin
SYHS CONTACTS Guidance Office & Bulletin


Syhs guidance office syvpirates org
SYHS GUIDANCE OFFICEsyvpirates.org



How do i pick
HOW DO I PICK?

Communicate with your parents

  • Discuss wants & needs

    • Each side should discuss

    • Atmosphere

    • Distance from home

    • Size & location of campus

    • Cost of attending

    • Long term benefits

    • Majors


Narrowing the field
NARROWING THE FIELD

  • Types of Colleges

    • Community College

    • CSU

    • UC

    • Private

    • Out-of-State

    • Specialty or Vocational

  • PRIORITIZE

    • Have a “reach school” and a “sure bet”



Calculating your g p a
CALCULATING YOUR G.P.A.

Use the following guideline to determine your GPA that many colleges will use. This is especially true for the UC and CSU systems.

  • Find your 10-12 weighted andunweighted GPA

  • Split the difference between the two GPA’s.

  • Example:

    • Weighted: 3.60

    • Unweighted: 3.00

    • Calculated GPA for colleges = 3.30

  • GPA is based on A-G courses from sophomore and junior years.

  • Admission is based on A-G courses from all four years, including senior year.


Additional factors
ADDITIONAL FACTORS

  • CSU:

    • No essays or Letters of Recommendation

  • UC

    • Students required to write two essays with option for 3rd

    • No Letters of Recommendation

    • Extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, work, etc.)

  • PRIVATE

    • Will want essays and Letters of Recommendation

    • Extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, work, etc.)


Sources of information
SOURCES OF INFORMATION

COLLEGE FAIRS

  • Christian College Fair – September 29 (Santa Barbara)

  • Santa Barbara County College Fair – November 5 (Earl Warren Showgrounds)

  • College Representatives

    • Many coming to SYHS this fall. Check in Guidance Office or website for schools, dates and times

  • Campus Visits

  • Catalogs, Resource handbooks

  • Internet


When to apply
WHEN TO APPLY

  • UC’s and CSU’s have November filing period

  • Deadline to submit application NOVEMBER 30

  • CSU’s begin accepting apps October 1

  • UC app is open now, can’t submit until November 1

  • Private/Independent/

    Out-of-State vary

  • A lot of schools have January 1 deadline but it is your responsibility to find out!

  • Early Decision vs. Early Application


Applications university of california
APPLICATIONSUniversity of California






Letters of recommendation
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

  • Do not use for UC or CSU

  • Will need for Private Colleges & some scholarships

  • Complete Letter of Recommendation Form (available on SYHS Guidance page – College Information and from English teacher and in Guidance Office)

  • Always talk to person you ask for letter. See what they need from you.

  • Give at least two weeks notice.

  • Remember to thank those who help you!


Resum for letter of recommendations
Resumè for Letter of Recommendations


The college countdown
THE COLLEGE COUNTDOWN

  • October

    • Gather info, prepare applications, complete PROFILE.

    • For CSU’s, can send application.

    • Request Letters of Recommendations if applying Early Application to private schools – check deadlines

  • November

    • Complete submission for UC and CSU (deadline is the 30th)

  • November through February

    • Submit private, out-of-state applications

  • January- February

    • Submit FAFSA

    • GPA Verification


Countdown continued
COUNTDOWN continued…

  • March – May

    • Submit any additional information requested by colleges

      • Housing

      • Money

    • CHECK PORTALS!

  • April

    • Notification of Financial Aid by colleges

  • May 1

    • SIR – the day you commit – deposit money due

    • GRADUATION on May 29!

  • SUMMER – Orientation and Registration


Important tips
IMPORTANT TIPS

  • Letters of Recommendation – be prepared and plan ahead – two weeks notice

  • No “cute” email addresses

  • Clean up your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts!

  • Make copies of everything you send

  • Get Certificate of Mailing if using snail mail

  • Check your junk email

  • Check & double check dates and deadlines

  • Most colleges communicate by email and/or portal

  • Write down passwords for each account!


Questions
QUESTIONS?

BEST OF LUCK!

CLASS OF 2015


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