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Welcome to the 14 th Annual Kern County College Night. Kern County College Night Steering Committee. Sal Avalos Kern County Superintendent of Schools Joanne Barrick Highland High School Sheri Black Taft College Jeff Coomber Kern County Superintendent of Schools Hazel Ellis , Retired

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Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Welcome to the 14th Annual Kern County College Night


Kern county college night steering committee

Kern County College Night Steering Committee

Sal Avalos

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Joanne Barrick

Highland High School

Sheri Black

Taft College

Jeff Coomber

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Hazel Ellis, Retired

Kern High School District

Christine Goedhart-Humphrey

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Sue Granger-Dixon

Bakersfield College

Erin James

East High School

Katie Price

Bakersfield High School

Frank Ramirez

University of California, Merced

Linda Roberts

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Vickie Spanos

Kern High School District

Desiree Von Flue

Kern Count Superintendent of Schools

Emily Walker

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Wendy Ward

Bakersfield Adult School

Steve Watkin

California State University, Bakersfield


Kern county college night sponsors

Kern County College Night Sponsors


Kern county educational community partners

Kern County Educational & Community Partners

  • AERA Energy

  • California State University, Bakersfield

  • The College Conundrum

  • DeVry University

  • Jostens

  • Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office

  • Kern Federal Credit Union

  • Kern High School Counselors’ Association

  • Kern High School District

  • March Consulting

  • Taft College

  • University of California, Merced

  • Univision

  • Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation

THANK YOU!!!


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Tonight you have the chance to meet and speak with over 100 universities, colleges, trade schools, and military representatives


Did you know in 2012 over 437 000 students were attending 1 of the 23 csu campuses

Did you know…In 2012 over 437,000 students were attending 1 of the 23 CSU campuses.


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

What is financial aid?Financial aid is money that is given, paid or loaned to you to help pay for your college.


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

The 3 main types of financial aid are:1. Grants & Scholarships -  are given as awards and do not require repayment. 2.   Loans - You are required to repay the loans with interest and loan related fees.3.  Work-Study Employment - is on-campus and approved off-campus employment which allows you to earn money for your education.


Did you know

Did you know…

You MUST submit a FAFSA in order to receive ANY scholarships and grants through the university you are going to attend.


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) window for application submission opens on January 2ndCA State Deadline: March 3rdFederal Deadline: June 30th


Attend have questions on how to fund your education attend one of these sessions

Attend have questions on how to fund your education? Attend one of these sessions

Financial Aide 101

Truxtun Room

Session Times

5:30-6:15

6:30-7:15

Simplifying the Scholarship Search

Caliente Room

Session Times

5:30-6:15

6:30-7:15


Kern county college night sponsors1

Kern County College Night Sponsors


Kern county educational community partners1

Kern County Educational & Community Partners

  • AERA Energy

  • California State University, Bakersfield

  • The College Conundrum

  • DeVry University

  • Jostens

  • Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office

  • Kern Federal Credit Union

  • Kern High School Counselors’ Association

  • Kern High School District

  • March Consulting

  • Taft College

  • University of California, Merced

  • Univision

  • Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation

THANK YOU!!!


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

A. History/Social Science (2 years)B. English (4 years)C. Mathematics (3 years, UC recommends 4)D. Laboratory Science (2 years, UC recommends 3)E. Language Other than English (2 years, UC recommends 3)F. Visual/Performing Arts (1 year)G. College Preparatory Elective (1 year)

Do you know your “A-Gs?”


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Your Personal Statement can make or break your chances at getting into the university of choice.

Find out how to effectively write your Personal Statement by attending this session.

“How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement”

Oleander Room

6:30-7:15


Kern county college night steering committee1

Kern County College Night Steering Committee

Sal Avalos

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Joanne Barrick

Highland High School

Sheri Black

Taft College

Jeff Coomber

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Hazel Ellis, Retired

Kern High School District

Christine Goedhart-Humphrey

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Sue Granger-Dixon

Bakersfield College

Erin James

East High School

Katie Price

Bakersfield High School

Frank Ramirez

University of California, Merced

Linda Roberts

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Vickie Spanos

Kern High School District

Desiree Von Flue

Kern Count Superintendent of Schools

Emily Walker

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Wendy Ward

Bakersfield Adult School

Steve Watkin

California State University, Bakersfield


The psat

The PSAT

  • It is recommended that students take the PSAT as a sophomore & as a junior.

  • Students taking the PSAT in their junior year are AUTOMATICALLY registered for the “National Merit Scholarship”

  • The PSAT will show you your skills and weaknesses in math, writing and reading and will also project your SAT score.


The sat

The SAT

  • The SAT is the most widely used college admissions test. The combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.

  • You are recommended to take the SAT at least once in your Junior year and then once in your Senior year.


The act

The ACT

  • The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in:

    • English, Mathematics, Reading & Science

  • You are recommended to take the ACT at least once in your Junior year and then once in your senior year.


College testing timeline

College Testing Timeline

  • 9th grade

    • No national testing

  • 10th grade

    • PSAT (recommended)

  • 11th grade

    • PSAT

    • SAT (recommended)

    • ACT (recommended)

  • 12th grade

    • SAT

    • ACT


Kern county college night sponsors2

Kern County College Night Sponsors


Kern county educational community partners2

Kern County Educational & Community Partners

  • AERA Energy

  • California State University, Bakersfield

  • The College Conundrum

  • DeVry University

  • Jostens

  • Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office

  • Kern Federal Credit Union

  • Kern High School Counselors’ Association

  • Kern High School District

  • March Consulting

  • Taft College

  • University of California, Merced

  • Univision

  • Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation

THANK YOU!!!


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Which is the best campus for me?What are your academic and professional goals?If you know what your goals are and what your major will be, does the campus offer courses in that area?Do you prefer attending a small campus versus a larger one?Do you prefer a campus in a big city, or one that is in a rural community?If you enjoy an extracurricular activity or particular varsity sport or sports, does the campus offer it?


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Unsure of even where to start?

Having trouble narrowing down your options?

Curious what campus will “fit” you?

Want to create your own path towards college?

Attend this session to answer all your questions…

“Finding the Perfect College for YOU”

Bank 1 Room

5:30-6:15

6:30-7:15


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

What is CSUMentor?CSUMentor is a website designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system. The CSU is comprised of 23 excellent campuses. CSUMentor assists students in planning for college, in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission. Check it out & register for free at CSUmentor.org


Kern county college night steering committee2

Kern County College Night Steering Committee

Sal Avalos

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Joanne Barrick

Highland High School

Sheri Black

Taft College

Jeff Coomber

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Hazel Ellis, Retired

Kern High School District

Christine Goedhart-Humphrey

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Sue Granger-Dixon

Bakersfield College

Erin James

East High School

Katie Price

Bakersfield High School

Frank Ramirez

University of California, Merced

Linda Roberts

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Vickie Spanos

Kern High School District

Desiree Von Flue

Kern Count Superintendent of Schools

Emily Walker

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Wendy Ward

Bakersfield Adult School

Steve Watkin

California State University, Bakersfield


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Remember one thing…It is about picking what is the best university and career that suits YOU, not everyone else!


Are you an undocumented student

Are you an undocumented student?

You may now be eligible to receive financial aid!

Attend the Dream Act session to learn how.

Sessions are held in Spanish

Potato Room

5:30-6:15 - Financial Aid

6:30-7:15 - Dream Act


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Are you an athlete and are interested in playing at the university level?

If so, plan to attend our session on the NCAA eligibility requirements.

It’s a MUST that cannot wait until your senior year!


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

To play Division I sports, you need to qualify academically. To meet the minimum requirements for Division I student-athletes enrolling in college in August 2016 or later you MUST:

  • Graduate from high school

  • Complete 16 Core Courses, including 10 before your seventh semester

  • Earn a minimum 2.300 Grade-Point Average in core courses to compete in your first year of college

  • Earn a combined SAT or ACT score that matches your core-course GPA on the sliding scale.


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Are you an athlete and considering playing at a higher level?

Do you know there are special requirements to play within the NCAA?

Are you being recruited to play a collegiate sport?

Are you familiar with the NCAA requirements?

If you need answers, then this workshop is for you!

“College Recruiting Simplified”

Bank 2 Room

5:30-6:15

7:30-8:00


Did you know1

Did you know?

Last year…

70% of all CSU students received some form of financial aid

60% of all UC students received some form of financial aid


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Check out www.uplanit.org

This website offers FREE:

  • Career Exploration

  • High School Planning

  • College affordability planning

  • Matching lifestyles to careers

  • Finding the right college

  • And much, much more!

    Computers and representatives are on hand in the lab located on the main floor!


Kern county college night sponsors3

Kern County College Night Sponsors


Kern county educational community partners3

Kern County Educational & Community Partners

  • AERA Energy

  • California State University, Bakersfield

  • The College Conundrum

  • DeVry University

  • Jostens

  • Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office

  • Kern Federal Credit Union

  • Kern High School Counselors’ Association

  • Kern High School District

  • March Consulting

  • Taft College

  • University of California, Merced

  • Univision

  • Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation


Freshmen listen up

Freshmen…Listen up!

  • Your grades and activities COUNT NOW!

  • It is NEVER too early to begin planning for life after high school

  • Start researching careers and degrees that interest you

  • Get involved on your campus and in your community

  • Finally, explore who YOU are!


Sophomores keep going

Sophomores…Keep going!

  • Your 4-year plan should be completed

  • Take the PSAT

  • Continue researching your future & begin narrowing down your options

  • Complete a career interest inventory test to focus on your strengths and weaknesses to fit with your career choices.

  • Begin looking at Universities & Colleges you are considering

  • Apply for AP/Honor courses


Juniors don t quit now

Juniors…Don’t quit now!

  • This is the time when you want to slow down. DON”T & KEEP GOING!

  • Take the PSAT & consider taking the ACT & SAT

  • Visit and/or request information on potential universities

  • Take all eligible and relevant AP classes & AP tests

  • Begin to narrow down and visit the top 10 Universities and colleges you are considering

  • Research and plan for scholarships for next year

  • STAY INVOLVED!


Seniors your in the homestretch

Seniors…Your in the homestretch!

  • DON’T QUIT! You’re almost there!

  • Take the SAT & ACT

  • Take ALL AP/Honors classes & take the AP tests

  • Finalize your college options & apply in November

  • Apply for financial aid beginning in January

  • Apply for any and ALL scholarships!


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Looking at attending a CSU or UC?

Attend this session to find out how to navigate through the process

“How to Apply to a UC or CSU”

Breckenridge Room

5:30-6:15

6:30-7:15


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Need help? You are NOT alone! Your high school counselor can help answer questions, and guide you in your search for the right university and career pathway.


Something to think about

As attendance increases at most universities, it is no longer only about what the university has to offer you. You need to work on setting yourself apart from your classmates.

How do you do that?

Maintain a good GPA

Take all required tests

Get involved!

Join clubs!

Play a sport, or an instrument!

Volunteer!

Get a job!

Something to think about


Seniors

Seniors…

Struggling with writing your personal statement?

We have a representative on hand from UCLA that will explain and simplify the personal statement process.

Check your booklet for session time & location.


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Not ready to go straight to a University?

Are you not able to meet the A-G requirements?

Unsure on the transfer process?

Do you want to start at a Community College?

“What if I Plan to Start at a Community College?”

Bank 2 Room

6:30-7:15


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

In the end, know that you are NOT alone and the first student to go through this process. There is help out there for you. See your school counselor and ask for help!


Kern county college night sponsors4

Kern County College Night Sponsors


Kern county educational community partners4

Kern County Educational & Community Partners

  • AERA Energy

  • California State University, Bakersfield

  • The College Conundrum

  • DeVry University

  • Jostens

  • Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office

  • Kern Federal Credit Union

  • Kern High School Counselors’ Association

  • Kern High School District

  • March Consulting

  • Taft College

  • University of California, Merced

  • Univision

  • Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation


Register now

Register NOW!

www.collegeboard.org

Introducing BigFuture™: Step-by-step advice and interactive tools to help you get started navigating the college planning process, explore majors and careers, get in to schools you like, and figure out how best to pay for it.


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Are you considering attending a private university or non-traditional school?

Do you want to learn how to apply to several at once?

Attend our Common Application Process session to learn more.


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

Are you thinking of attending a private college? You may want to find out more about the Common Application process.

Attend this session to find out more!

“Navigating the Common Application Process”

Oleander Room

Session Times

5:30-6:15


Tid bits for parents

Tid Bits for Parents…

  • Talk with your children

  • Ask them about their dreams and plans

  • Discuss their paths to reach those dreams

  • Research with them

  • Stay on top of them…especially when they start to fall off their course

  • Financially plan for what you can or cannot contribute to their education.

  • Be honest with them and discuss options within all of your budgets

  • Talk, communicate, and support them


Welcome to the 14 th annual kern county college night

On behalf of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Chevron, PG & E, the Kern High School Counselor’s Association and all of the representatives here tonight, we would like to THANK YOU FOR COMING & we look forward to you making your dreams a REALITY!


Kern county college night steering committee3

Kern County College Night Steering Committee

Sal Avalos

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Joanne Barrick

Highland High School

Sheri Black

Taft College

Jeff Coomber

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Hazel Ellis, Retired

Kern High School District

Christine Goedhart-Humphrey

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Sue Granger-Dixon

Bakersfield College

Erin James

East High School

Katie Price

Bakersfield High School

Frank Ramirez

University of California, Merced

Linda Roberts

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Vickie Spanos

Kern High School District

Desiree Von Flue

Kern Count Superintendent of Schools

Emily Walker

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

Wendy Ward

Bakersfield Adult School

Steve Watkin

California State University, Bakersfield


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