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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


Selecting the right college

SELECTING THE RIGHT COLLEGE


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”


Factors influencing decisions

FACTORS INFLUENCING DECISIONS


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


California state university

California State University


Common application

COMMON APPLICATION


Naviance

NAVIANCE


Western undergraduate exchange wue

WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)


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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