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Senior Meeting Class of 2011. Counselor Webpage: http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/schools/ahs/counseling/counseling.html. Graduation Status. Transcript Review/Concerns 180/170 credits 6/7 classes CAHSEE Math/English Senior Check List

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Senior meeting class of 2011

Senior MeetingClass of 2011

Counselor Webpage:

http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/schools/ahs/counseling/counseling.html


Graduation status

Graduation Status

  • Transcript Review/Concerns

    • 180/170 credits 6/7 classes

    • CAHSEE Math/English

  • Senior Check List

    • http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/schools/ahs/counseling/counseling.html

    • Look under helping students prepare for college

    • Narrow your school choices to 5-8

    • Include Reach/Probable/Safe schools


Financial aid scholarships

Financial Aid/Scholarships

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    • http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

    • Complete for ANY post-secondary options

    • Do not rule out any colleges because of money

    • File no earlier than January 1st

    • Financial Aid Night

      • Wednesday, December 8th

  • Scholarships

    • http://px.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs-counseling/scholarship.bulletin.htm

    • Book in Counseling office

    • Make sure to complete a “Brag Sheet” early

      • http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/schools/ahs/counseling/counseling.html

        • Look under scholarships

  • CAL Grant

    • Free money

    • Complete FAFSA 1st

    • Deadline March 2nd


Vocational technical schools military service other options

Vocational/Technical Schools/ Military Service/Other Options

  • Vocational or Technical Schools

    • Contact school directly

      • Find out what is required for enrollment

      • Ask about financial aid

  • Military Service

    • Contact your recruiter

      • Job/Station choice

      • Sign up for the Education GI Bill

  • Other Options

    • Job Corps: www.jobcorps.doleta.gov 800-733-4527

    • Americorps: www.americorps.org 800-942-2677

    • California Conservation Corps: www.ccc.ca.gov 800-952-5627

    • Apprenticeship Programs/Building Trades Council: 925 228-0900


Dvc community college

DVC/Community College

  • Map of California Community Colleges:

    • http://www.californiacolleges.edu/explore-colleges/map-of-ccc-campus-locations.asp

  • Diablo Valley College

    • Associate degrees and certificates available at DVC:http://www.dvc.edu/pdfs/certificate-programs-degrees.pdf

    • Degree in arts/science (AA/AS)

    • Career/Technical Certificate

      • Over 30 career/technical programs offered

      • http://www.dvc.edu/org/info/brochures/pdfs/career-technical-brochure2009.pdf

    • Transfer to a UC/CSU or private school

      • Great to know your Major/School

      • Open Major is okay


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DVC/Community College Continued

  • Timeline

    • Fall

      • If DVC is a fall back option, make sure to apply to all 4 year schools in the fall

    • Winter

      • Apply for financial aid

    • Spring assessment tests

      • Math/English

      • SAT/ACT are NOT required

    • Counseling 095/096 (DVC)/Enrollment

      • Spring semester enrollment

      • Counseling 095: Meet with DVC counselor to plan course of study

      • Counseling 096: For student athletes

      • Additional counseling/career classes of interest

        • Counseling 120 Student Success: Covers Study skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

        • Career 110: Assessment (120), Major exploration (130) & Job Search strategies (140), students can also take each section separately.


Csu uc

CSU/UC

  • Maps

    • CSU campuses: http://www.calstate.edu/datastore/campus_map.shtml

    • UC campuses: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/campuses/welcome.html


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CSU/UC continued

  • Eligibility

    • UC/CSU comparison of minimum eligibility requirements for freshman: http://www.calstate.edu/sas/publications/documents/CSU-UC_a-gMatrix2011-12.pdf

    • CSU eligibility index: http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/cal_residents.asp

      • Minimum 2.0 GPA

      • 3.0 GPA above may not look at SAT scores

    • UC eligibility: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/educators/counselors/resources/materials/e_index.pdf

      • Minimum 3.0 GPA


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CSU/UC continued

  • Applications

    • Use updated transcripts for applications

    • The Statewide Student ID number can be found at the bottom of your transcript

    • CSU application: http://www.csumentor.com/

    • UC application: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/apply_to_uc.html

    • Applications open October 1st CSU/UC’s Filing starts November 1st UC’s

      • All UC’s are impacted so students should apply to ALL UC campuses that they are interested in attending.

      • 16 of 23 CSU campuses are impacted: Chico, Fresno, Fullerton, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Cal Poly-Pomona, Sacramento, San Berardino, Cal Poly-SLO, San Diego, San Francisco San Jose, San Marcos & Sonoma

      • Other CSU campuses are impacted for specific majors. Students should make sure to check their major before applying. http://www.calstate.edu/sas/publications/documents/ImpactedProgramsMatrix.pdf

      • Students should apply to ALL CSU’s that they are interested in attending.

      • College Application Assistance: Monday, Oct. 11th, Wednesday, Oct. 13th, Monday, Nov.8th, Wednesday, Nov 10th in the Library at Lunch

      • Applications due November 30th


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CSU/UC continued

  • Applications

    • Apply early, don’t wait until the last minute.

    • Have a back up plan, include schools from each area

      • Dream, Probable and Fall back schools

    • Know A-G/College prep classes

      • AHS’s A-G course list. https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/

      • List all A-G classes including repeats

    • CSU Impacted Major list: http://www.calstate.edu/sas/documents/ImpactedProgramsMatrix_2010-11.pdf

    • UC/CSU application Directions:

    • http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/schools/ahs/counseling/counseling.html

      • Look under college application process


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CSU/UC continued

  • Tests

    • SAT 1/ACT with writing

      • CSU/UC require

      • CSU will take highest score individually/UC takes highest scores in one sitting

      • November latest/December latest for retakes with the exception of some impacted schools such as CSU San Jose.

    • SAT Subject test

      • UC: Require 2 Subject tests in two different areas, chosen from the following: history, literature, mathematics (Level 2 only), science or language other than English.

    • SAT/ACT test dates

      • http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/calenfees.html

      • http://www.actstudent.org/regist/currentdates.html


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CSU/UC continued

  • Personal Statement

    • UC only: Workshop October 6th & 20th after school in the Library

    • Total: 1000 words, minimum 250 on one prompt

      • Prompts:

        • Describe the world you come from?

        • Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you?

      • Additional comments section (optional) maximum of 500 words

        • Use to explain any irregularities on your transcript or A-G requirements

  • Letter of recommendation

    • Not necessary or desirable

  • UC: Introducing the University books

  • Notice of acceptance begins in March


Independent private colleges

Independent/Private Colleges

  • Applications

    • Use updated transcripts for applications

    • Many colleges use the common application: https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx

      • Invite staff and counselors to complete their portion on-line

    • Some schools have early decision (binding) and early action (non-binding) options

    • Deadlines vary

      • College Application Assistance: Monday, Oct. 11th, Wednesday, Oct. 13th, Monday, Nov.8th, Wednesday, Nov 10th in the Library at Lunch

    • Know A-G/College prep classes

      • AHS’s A-G course list. https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/

    • Independent school check list:

    • http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/schools/ahs/counseling/counseling.html

      • Look under recommendations


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Independent/Private Schools continued

  • Tests

    • SAT 1/ACT with Writing

      • Required

      • November latest/December latest for retakes

    • 2 SAT Subject tests

      • Required, check specific requirement of individual schools

  • Personal Statement

    • Required, check individual schools for prompts

    • Common App prompts:

      • An essay (250 words minimum) on a topic of your choice or on one of the five options listed on the application.

    • Personal Statement Workshop October 6th & 20th after school in the Library


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Independent/Private Schools continued

  • Letters of recommendation

    • Required

      • Complete Students brag sheets 1st

        • http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/schools/ahs/counseling/counseling.html

          • Look under recommendations or scholarships

      • Allow time for teachers/Counselors

      • If you use the common application counselors are required to submit a letter of recommendation online

  • Secondary School Report/Mid Year Report

    • Required by Common Application and other Private Schools

    • For Common Application invite Counselors/Teachers to complete online

    • Official Sealed copy of your transcript (Send only if requested)

  • Notice of acceptance begins in March


Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Senior College Night

Wednesday September 29th at 6:30 in the PAB

Senior Sunrise

6:45AM October 1st Football Field

Personal Statement Workshop

October 6thth & 20th after school in the Library. Plan to attend both sessions

College Application Assistance

Monday, Oct. 11th, Wednesday, Oct. 13th, Monday, Nov.8th, Wednesday, Nov 10th in the Library at Lunch

Senior Financial Aid Night

Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30 in the Library

AHS College Visits, Preview Days, Open Houses and Current News

Listen for announcements, check in the counseling office or view the counseling website on a regular basis.


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