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The Four Systems of Higher Education in California. Ginger Reyes, M.P.A. & Marcelo F. Vazquez, Ed.D. How do/did you choose YOUR college?. 2011 U.S. News & World Report Collegiate Rankings. Harvard Princeton Yale Columbia Stanford University of Pennsylvania Cal Tech MIT Dartmouth

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the four systems of higher education in california

The Four Systems of Higher Education in California

Ginger Reyes, M.P.A.

&

Marcelo F. Vazquez, Ed.D.

2011 u s news world report collegiate rankings
2011 U.S. News & World Report Collegiate Rankings
  • Harvard
  • Princeton
  • Yale
  • Columbia
  • Stanford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cal Tech
  • MIT
  • Dartmouth

9. Duke

california master plan
California Master Plan

University of California (UC)

12.5%

California State University (CSU)

33%

Community College (CCC)

100%

Private Colleges & Universities

another recommended route
Another Recommended Route

“High School”

the csu mission statement
The CSU Mission Statement
  • The mission of the California State University is:
    • To advance and extend knowledge, learning, and culture, especially throughout California.
    • To provide opportunities for individuals to develop intellectually, personally, and professionally.
    • To prepare significant numbers of educated, responsible people to contribute to California\'s schools, economy, culture, and future.
    • To encourage and provide access to an excellent education to all who are prepared for and wish to participate in collegiate study.
    • To offer undergraduate and graduate instruction leading to bachelor\'s and higher degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, the applied fields, and the professions, including the doctoral degree when authorized.
    • To prepare students for an international, multi-cultural society.
    • To provide public services that enrich the university and its communities.
csu campuses
CSU Campuses
  • Different Sizes, SAME Mission
  • Same Admissions Requirements Yet VERY Different Standards.
  • Somewhat Different Curricula
  • Usually best to check with intended school
    • Most websites include a link to email admissions
different flavors
Humboldt

Channel Islands

Cal Poly Pomona & SLO

Long Beach, San Diego, Northridge

Los Angeles

Different “Flavors”
what can i study at a csu
What can I study at a CSU?
  • Radio/Television Film

San Francisco State

  • Dance

San Diego State

  • Engineering - Theme Park

CSU Long Beach

  • Interior Design

San Jose State

  • Fire Protection Administration

CSU Los Angeles

  • Dairy Science

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

  • Hotel Restaurant Management

CSU Pomona

  • Global Intelligence & National Security

CSU Bakersfield

  • Computer Gaming & Design

CSU Channel Islands

  • Music Industry & Tech.

Chico State

freshmen admissions requirements
Freshmen Admissions Requirements

The basic admissions requirements include:

  • Specific high school courses
  • Grades and test scores
  • Graduation from high school
college preparatory pattern
College Preparatory Pattern

a. U.S. History or U.S. History and 2 Years

Government, and Social Science

b. English 4 Years

c. Mathematics

(Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II) 3 Years

d. Science with Lab 2 Years

(CSU requires one Biological Science and

one Physical Science)

e. Language Other Than English 2 Years

(two years of same language)

f. Visual and Performing Arts 1 Year

(A single yearlong approved course)

g. Electives 1 Year

_______________________________________________________

Comprehensive a-g pattern of college preparatory study- 15 Units

grade point average
Grade Point Average
  • The high school GPA is based upon grades earned in all approved college preparatory courses taken in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade
  • CSU will award honors points in the GPA calculation for up to 8 semester courses taken in 11th and 12th grade. No honors points are awarded for grades of D and F.
tests scores
Tests & Scores
  • The CSU accepts the SAT I and ACT.
  • CSU only looks at Critical Thinking and Math portion of SAT I
  • If a student submits multiple score reports the highest score earned in each single sub score of the examination is used.
  • Example:
    • 1st time: 500 M + 600 CR= 1100
    • 2nd time: 550 M + 550 CR= 1100
    • CSU total = 550 M + 600 CR= 1150
2012 13 impacted for freshman admissions 16 campuses
2012/13Impacted for Freshman Admissions(16 campuses)
  • Chico
  • Fresno
  • Fullerton
  • Humboldt
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Northridge
  • Pomona
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Marcos
  • Sonoma
2012 13 who is not impacted 7 campuses
2012/13 Who is Not Impacted(7 campuses)
  • Bakersfield
  • Channel Islands
  • Dominguez Hills
  • East Bay
  • Maritime Academy
  • Monterey Bay
  • Stanislaus
2012 13 impacted for transfer admissions
2012/13 Impacted for Transfer Admissions

Campus/Program (All Majors)

  • San Diego
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Fullerton
  • San Jose
  • Campus
  • Chico
  • East Bay
  • Fresno
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Pomona
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Francisco
  • San Marcos
  • Sonoma
  • Most campuses have at least one impacted major
  • (i.e. Nursing)
important dates for admissions
Important Dates for Admissions
  • Application Priority Filing Period:
    • Fall: October 1st - November 30th
  • FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid for fall:
    • January 1st – March 2nd
  • EOP-Educational Opportunity Program:
    • Varies
  • Scholarships:
    • Varies
uc mission statement
UC Mission Statement
  • The University’s fundamental missions are teaching, research and public service.
uc campuses
UC Campuses
  • Different Sizes, SAME Mission
  • Same Admissions Requirements Yet Different Standards.
  • Somewhat Different Curricula
  • Usually best to check with intended school
    • Most websites include a link to email admissions
the uc bachalaureate experience
Research

Social Sciences, humanities & Engineering, Business, Nursing, etc.

Faculty at forefront of respective fields

Teacher Assistants and Grad students may lead courses.

General Education

Social sciences, humanities and Natural Sciences, and more

More interdisciplinary studies

Instruction usually in larger classrooms.

The UC Bachalaureate Experience
paths to the university of california 1 eligibility in the local context elc 2 statewide context

Paths to the University of California 1. Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) 2. Statewide Context

eligibility in the local context
Eligibility in the Local Context
  • School sends top 15% of 11th grade class
  • ELC Office selects top 9%

-Complete 11 units that include

1 unit of history/social science

3 units of English

2 units of mathematics

1 unit of laboratory science

1 unit of language other than English

3 units chosen from among the remaining “a-g”

Students who do not complete at least 11 of the 15 “a-g” requirements will not be considered for ELC

uc eligibility requirements
A-G Subject Requirements

Scholarship (GPA) Requirement

Examination Requirements

Extracurricular Activities

UC Eligibility Requirements
statewide context uc eligibility requirements
A-G Subject

Scholarship (GPA)

Examinations

PATH TO UC

Statewide ContextUC Eligibility Requirements
high school courses

Advanced Placement

*College Level

Honors

Regular

High School Courses

Any identified H/AP/CL courses taken between 10th - 12th Grade receive an 1+ extra GPA point when passed with a grade of “C” or better.

* College Level courses are offered to High School students at local Community Colleges through Concurrent Enrollment.

exams
PSAT

(Preliminary Exam- Shorter Version of SAT)

- Critical Reasoning

- Math

- Writing

ACT

- Reading Comprehension

- Math

- Social Science

- Science Reasoning

PLUS

- Writing

SAT

- Critical Reading

- Math

- Writing

SAT Subject Exams

No longer required, but highly recommended for Engineering applicants.

2 Subjects from Math II, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Exams
sequential courses
SEQUENTIAL COURSES

MATHEMATICS

LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH

slide38

The Personal Statement: Freshman Applicants

Question # 1

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.

slide39

The Personal Statement: Freshman Applicants

Question #2

Focus: Open-ended

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?

slide42
UC Berkeley &

UC Riverside

california community colleges1
California Community Colleges
  • 72 districts
    • 112 colleges
    • enrolls more than 2.9 million students.
  •  Provide:
    • basic skills education
    • workforce training
    • and courses for transfer to four-year universities. 
    • personal enrichment and lifelong learning. 
  • Students must be 18years of age or H.S. Graduates
    • Diploma necessary for financial aid
  • Instructors must meet state set requirements
    • Master’s degree &/or years of experience
california community colleges2
California Community Colleges
  • Basic Education
    • ESL
    • Courses for High School Diploma
  • Work Force Training
    • Technical training for a specific job/career
    • Auto mechanics, Cosmetology, X-Ray Tech, Nurse’s assistant, Nurse, Firefighting, etc.
    • Classes are usually non-transferrable
    • Culminate in Certificate
california community colleges3
California Community Colleges
  • Courses for transfer
    • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
    • College level courses
    • Designed to take 2-3 years
    • Private schools may take 1 year
  • Courses for lifelong learning
    • Art, counseling, personal financing, etc.
    • Non-traditional & returning students
east los angeles college
East Los Angeles College
  • Part of the Los Angeles Community College District
  • Requires placement tests for math and English
  • Traditional college resources: Computer lab, book store, student center, etc.
  • Non-residential= No Dorms
  • Student organizations, clubs, and support programs
slide48
Two transfer students apply to UC Berkeley. One of the applicants is from Pierce College and the other from UCLA. Which student is considered first?
the california independents
The California Independents

“As a group, independent colleges and universities provide diversity in size, location, types of students served, and many other ways. They emphasize teaching and learning, and focus on the individual student.”

AICCU

private independent colleges
Private & Independent Colleges
  • Different Sizes & Missions
  • Different Admissions Requirements
  • Different Deadlines
  • Different Curricula
  • DIFFERNT EVERYTHING!!!!
  • Usually best to check with intended school
    • Most websites include a link to email admissions
different sizes small vs large
Large

Larger classes

Greater competition for courses and activities

Greater resources and more programs

Can be anonymous

Slip through cracks

Small

Can be more competitive to get in

Less competition for courses and clubs

Get to know professors & staff

Can be isolating

Everyone Knows your business

Different Sizes: Small vs. Large
different missions research vs liberal arts
Research

Social Sciences, humanities & Engineering, Business, Nursing, etc.

Graduate/Doctoral Programs

Faculty at forefront of respective fields

Teacher Assistants and Grad students may lead courses.

Many NCAA I

Liberal Arts

Focus on social sciences, humanities and Natural Sciences

Usually Undergrad only

Many general education requirements

More interdisciplinary studies

Focus on instruction

Less of a sports emphasis: NCAA III

Different Missions: Research vs. Liberal Arts
different admissions requirements
Different Admissions Requirements
  • High School GPA & Courses
  • Tests: SAT Reasoning, SAT Subjects, ACT
    • Bates vs. Georgetown
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Personal Statements-many have multiple
  • Awards & Honor
  • Letters of Rec.
  • Other: Reading lists, church hours, Legacies, etc.
  • Financial Need: Need Blind v. Need Aware
different deadlines
Different Deadlines
  • Early Decision & Early Action
  • The Common Application
  • Mid Year Report
  • CSS Profile
different curricula
Different Curricula
  • Rhode Island School Of Design-Area Specific
  • Antioch College-Work Co-Op
  • Scripps College-All Women\'s College
  • Colorado College-Block Schedule
  • Columbia-Core requirements
slide59
Which U.S. university has the highest number of international students on their campus in the United States?
answer
Answer:

The University of Southern California (USC)

8,615

Source: Institute of International Education, Open DoorsReport (2011)

admissions deadlines timelines
Admissions Deadlines/Timelines
  • CSU application: Submit between October 1 - November 30. www.csumentor.edu
  • UC Application: Submitted between November 1 – 30. www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/
  • Independent Application: Range between Fall and early Spring. www.commonapp.org
admission financial aid tips
Admission & Financial Aid Tips:
  • Find a campus that best fits you and take a campus tour!
  • Apply early
  • Check your email (The email address that is on your application is the one we email to)
  • Go to a Financial Aid Workshop with your parents
  • Remember that when you are admitted it is provisional (you have to complete your last semester of high school and still meet the admissions requirements)!
  • Do not assume the admissions process is the same for all colleges and universities. Pay attention to communication that is sent to you via email and mail.
q how do i ease the anxiety for my student i during college admissions
Q. How do I ease the anxiety for my student & I during college admissions?
  • College Preparation starts yesterday.
  • Strive for good grades, leadership and community service to be able to have options when applying, this includes scholarships.
  • Take campus tours. Help your student figure out what he/she likes/dislike
  • Organization. Start creating file folders of places you have visited. Begin to narrow campuses down.
  • Attended College Fairs
    • NACAC Fair- May 1st Ventura County
    • NACAC Fair- April 30/May 1st Pasadena Conv. Center
the four systems of higher education in california1

The Four Systems of Higher Education in California

Ginger Reyes, M.P.A.

&

Marcelo F. Vazquez, Ed.D.

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