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College Applications. Class of 2014!. Calender – Senior Timelines. A year at a glance…. (refer to page 1). College Application Deadlines. CSU- California State University October 1 – November 30 UC – University of California November 1 – November 30

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College applications

College Applications

Class of 2014!


Calender senior timelines
Calender – Senior Timelines

  • A year at a glance….

    (refer to page 1)


College application deadlines
College Application Deadlines

  • CSU- California State University

    • October 1 – November 30

  • UC – University of California

    • November 1 – November 30

  • Private and Out of State Schools

    • Due dates vary by school!

    • Check school website for accurate dates!


  • California state university system csu
    California State University System (CSU)

    • 23 campuses

    • A-G subject requirements

    • GPA: 10-11th only

    • Minimum GPA 2.0

    • No letters of recommendation

    • No transcript

      (Self Report all classes & grades)

    • Application window:

      • Oct. 1st to Nov. 30th

        www.csumentor.edu


    University of california system uc
    University of California System (UC)

    • 9 campuses

    • A-G subject requirements

    • GPA: 10-11th only

    • Minimum GPA 3.0

    • No letters of recommendation

    • No transcript- (Self Report all classes/grades)

    • List extracurricular activities

    • Essay required

    • Application window:

      • Nov. 1st to Nov. 30th

        www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions


    Uc csu application information
    UC/CSU Application Information

    • UC/CSU A-G course list (refer to page 2)

      – if not on our list, do not report it

    • UC/CSU eligibility requirements (A-G Requirements)

      (refer to page 3, 4)

    • UC Prompts (refer to page 5)

      • additional suggestions from UC Santa Barbara

        (refer to page 6)


    Private out of state universities
    Private & Out of State Universities

    • Admission requirements vary by institution, but most follow similar UC/CSU guidelines in terms of subject requirements and test requirements.

    • Check individual campus websites to determine admission requirements!

      • SAT/ACT

      • GPA: 9- 12th Fall semester

      • Extracurricular Activities

      • Essay/Personal Statement

      • Letters of Recommendation

  • Deadlines vary greatly; be sure to adhere to each school’s policies!!!


  • College application choices
    College Application Choices

    • Early Decision- Binding

      (Should clearly be applicant’s 1st choice)

    • Early Action – Non-Binding

      • May apply to more than one school

      • Must decide by May 1st

    • Regular Decision

    • Rolling– Can apply anytime, notified several weeks after applying


    Community and junior colleges
    Community and Junior Colleges

    • Apply in February & March

    • No SAT/ACTrequired, but will need to take a placement test (EAP)

    • Transfer to a 4 year is generally easier than for freshman, but…

      You need to have a PLAN!

    • Affordable

    • Associates degrees and certifications offered

    • Transfer requirements:

      • Public – must have completed 60 units (approx. 2 yrs)

      • Private – some after 1 year


    Mbhs protocol transcript requests
    MBHS Protocol- Transcript Requests

    • 1ST - Turn in Authorization Form!!!

    • All transcripts are ordered through Naviance

      • You MUST see Ms. Tamayo in person to confirm all requests.

      • You must sign the FERPA waiver & authorization before seeing registrar!

      • See her before/after school or during lunch.

      • If you are requesting it for NCAA you must have them request it.

  • Keep your College list updated

    • Transcripts can not be sent to schools if they are not on your list.


  • Mbhs protocol continued
    MBHS Protocol- continued

    • Common Application, Private, and some Public Schools

      • Have a “School Report” or “Counselor Recommendation” form

      • May require recommendations

  • Common Application – everything will be sent electronically

    • Create an account.

    • Complete all personal information & education information.

    • Sign FERPA waiver before going to see registrar!

  • Schools not on the Common Application or without electronic submission:

    • Print and bring the School Report/Counselor Recommendation form to the counselor (Have senior classes listed and sign waiver!)

      Look on Naviance to see

      delivery type:


  • Letters of recommendation
    Letters of Recommendation

    • Check with each college about what is required

    • Ask NOW and IN PERSON (before you request in Naviance!)

    • Put request on Naviance

      • Naviance- all teachers are in there

      • Com. App.- will need correct spelling and email address of person asking

  • Counselor Recommendation

    • Brag Sheet, Resume, Student/Parent Input Questions: Naviance

  • Teacher Recommendation

    • Transcript, Resume, and whatever else they request from you.


  • Essays personal statement
    Essays – Personal Statement

    • UC - 2 essays (refer to page 5, 6)

    • Common Application – 1 essay, plus supplements

    • Private Schools

    • Out of State Schools

    • Start NOW!

    • Revise, revise, revise! Uses ACES!!!

    • Do not send without having someone review it. (teacher, counselor, ACES)


    Paying for college
    Paying for college…

    • CSS Financial Profile

      • Private schools

      • Complete after Oct. 1st - On College Board website.

      • Deadlines are usually prior to application due dates.

  • Scholarships – website links in Naviance

  • FAFSA

    • January 1 – March 2nd


  • Financial aid to start
    Financial Aid – to start…

    • Fafsawww.fafsa.ed.gov

    • AB540/Dream Act www.caldream.org

      www.maldef.org

    • Foster Youthwww.chafee.csac.ca.gov

      • Veterans' Dependents www.cacvso.org

      • Scholarships www.naviance.com

        www.fastweb.com

    • Local Scholarships www.sdfoundation.org

    • California Scholarships www.calgrants.org


    Work jobs careers
    Work, Jobs & Careers

    • Differences between a job and a career

      • Part-time vs full-time: Benefits

      • Certifications & Associate Degrees

    • Recommendations/References

    • Resume

    • Interviews

    • Work Permits


    College selection the strategy
    College Selection: The Strategy

    • Reach Schools (2-3)

      • Dream 10-20% chance of acceptance

    • Match Schools (4-6)

      • Realistic 70-80% chance of acceptance

    • Safety Schools (2-3)

      • High likelihood of acceptance

    • Apply to 6-12 colleges.

    • Check the Eligibility Index


    Common myths
    Common Myths

    • Senior year grades don’t count

    • I must declare a major

    • I should know what I want to do for the rest of my life

    • “C” students don’t go to 4-year colleges

    • CSU’s are not good schools

    • Community Colleges are only for student who didn’t do well in high school

    • Out of state is more expensive


    How to survive senior year
    How to Survive Senior Year

    • Meet with your teachers often

    • Plan ahead, use a calendar

    • Make use of tutoring – ACES

    • Form study groups

    • Your acceptance may be rescinded because of poor performance


    Naviance
    Naviance

    Login through MBHSwebsite, under Counseling Menu:

    • username:

      Student ID #

    • Password:

      netbook password

      _____________________________________________________

      ***Update your correct email immediately! (Name match)

      **Email must match the one used on your college applications!

      ***Use an appropriate email address!!!


    Don t forget
    Don’t Forget:

    • Workshops:

      • October - November: Lunch time and after school in the Library

      • CAL-SOAP provides weekend workshops in your neighborhood

      • check the bulletin frequently for specific dates and times

    • Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships

    • Holidays:

      • Do not get stuck during the holidays, plan to submit before breaks

        • UC/CSU – submit before thanksgiving

        • Common App/Private schools – submit before winter break if possible

    • Follow up:

      • If you have concerns, contact the admissions office directly and early.

      • If you requested something, check in person to make sure it has been done.

      • If your application requires a midyear report:

        notify your counselor and request a new transcript at the beginning of 2nd Semester


    Questions
    Questions?

    Counselors:

    • A – G Mr. Schwartz

    • H – O Mr. Samuels

    • P – Z Mrs. Schwartz

      CAL-SOAP:

    • In the Library --- Maria Lemus


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