Leland Academic Counseling Team Presents: . Junior Night Go, Chargers!. Leland Academic Counseling Team. Deepa Mukherjee Assistant Principal (Guidance) Senior Class Adviser Mark McClure Academic Counselor Joan Albers Career Center Technician. Agenda. 6:30 – 6:50 : A-G Requirements
Assistant Principal (Guidance)
Senior Class Adviser
Career Center Technician
6:30 – 6:50: A-G Requirements
CSU & UC Requirements
Community College Requirements
6:55 – 7:22: College Application Guidelines
College Application Timeline
Letters of Recommendation
Career Center Resources
7:30 – 8:00: PSAT Result Analysis
The intent of the “a-g” subject requirements is to ensure that students can participate fully in the first-year program at the University in a wide variety of fields of study.
UC faculty consider the Subject Requirement to be effective preparation, on many levels, for undergraduate work at the University.
This pattern of study assures the faculty that the student has attained a body of general knowledge that will provide breadth and perspective to new, more advanced study.
Fulfillment of the "a-g" pattern also demonstrates that the student has attained essential critical thinking and study skillsHow to Become 4-year College Eligible ?
English 4 years
Mathematics 3 years (required)/4 years (recommended)
Lab Science 2 years (required)/3 years (recommended)
Language Other than English 2 years of the same language/3 years (recommended)
Visual Performing Arts 1 year
Electives 1 yearWhat are the A-G Requirements?
History/Social Science - 2 years
English -4 years
Mathematics - 3 years (required)/4 years (recommended)
Lab Science - 2 years (required)/3 years (recommended)
Language Other than English - 2 years of the same language/3 years (recommended)
Visual Performing Arts - 1 year
Electives - 1 year
Social Sciences - 3.5 years
English -4 years
Mathematics - 3 years
Science -3 years
Language other than English - 2 years
Electives – 4.5 years
Visual Performing Arts -2 years
PE -2 years
A – History/Social Science – 2 years required requirements?
Two years of history/social science, including one year of World History, Cultures or Geography; and one year of US History or one-half year of US History and one-half year of American Government/Civics.
World Cultures 1-2
World Cultures 3-4
Accelerated World Cultures 3-4
Accelerated US History
AP US History
Honors American Govt.What classes count as an A-G requirement at Leland?
Four years of college preparatory English. Students may only use 1 year of ESL/ELD, SDAIE, or Sheltered English.
Accelerated English 3-4
Honors English 5-6
AP English Language
AP English Literature
Three years of college preparatory mathematics that includes the topics covered in Elementary Algebra/Algebra 1, Geometry and Advanced Algebra, Algebra 2.
Algebra II with Trig.
Calculus AP AB
Calculus AP BC
Two years of laboratory science, including two of the three fundamental disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Biology 1-2 Conceptual Physics
AP Biology Physics 1-2
Chemistry 1-2 Honors Physics 1-2
Honors Chemistry AP Physics
Chemistry in the Community
AP Environmental Science
Spanish 1-2 AP French
Spanish 3-4 Japanese 1-2
Spanish 5-6 Japanese 3-4
Spanish 7-8 ASL 1-2
AP Spanish ASL 3-4
Wind Ensemble Drawing/Painting 1-2
Jazz Band Sculpture 1-2, Advanced Sculpture
Orchestra Photography 1-2, 3-4
Electronic Music Media Arts 1-2, 3-4
Choir Animation 1-2, 3-4
Chamber Choir Drama
AP Music Theory Speech & Debate
Film Studies Introduction to Engineering
Principles of Engineering
Multimedia Production 1-2, 3-4
California State Universities (CSU) www.csumentor.edu
University of California (UC) www.universityofcalifornia.edu
(Only public, state schools use the “a-g” requirements. Private colleges and universities each have their own admission requirements.)
Considered Top Three at most schools:
Grades in academic classes
How challenging your courses are
Test Scores SAT & ACT
Honors and awards
Volunteer work/community service (commitment)
For all courses in Mathematics (area C), all courses in Foreign Language (Area E), if you receive a grade of “D” in the first semester and a grade of “C” or higher in the second semester, you will receive two semesters of credit.
Completion of an advanced course in the same subject (Math & Foreign Language) presupposes knowledge of the previous course(s). For example, satisfactory completion of a second year of foreign language will validate the first year. The second year of Algebra will validate the first-year algebra but will not validate Geometry.
SAT tests can validate some subjects depending on scores
Retaking the course through community college, online courses, private summer schools.
** Check with Mr. McClure or Mrs. Albers before making any plans.
A good next step…
1/3 of all UC and 2/3 of all CSU graduates started at a community college.
Community college transfer students get admission priority to UC and CSU campuses.
Community college transfers are just as successful academically as first-time freshmen in terms of graduation versus drop-out rates.
Articulation and Transfer Admission Agreements with many universities
Transfer Centers facilitate student’s transfer to their targeted university.
Vocational training, certificates and 2-year degrees.
Money: Fees average 1/3 the cost of public universities, and 1/10 the cost of private universities.
Add to that the potential savings of living at home for two additional years.
One of the following:
A high school diploma
A General Education Diploma
A Proficiency Certificate
At least 18 years old with evidence of being able to benefit from the instruction offered by the college.
High school students are also admissible provided they have a High School Concurrent Enrollment (R-40) form signed by their high school principal or designee and by a parent or guardian.
Application, Assessment dates, majors/Programs, Financial Aid, Transfer Programs all vary by campus. Further information available at the following websites:
Step One: Know your personal and academic profile:
Personal: Career goals, hobbies, special interests, talents, personal attitudes, traits and needs.
Academics: academic record, grades, GPA, test scores, activities related to academics, awards and recognition, academic learning/study skills, self motivation and discipline, communication skills…
Step Two: What are you looking for in a college?
Type: Liberal Arts, Business, Engineering,…
Curriculum: What is your tentative choice major? Special programs: Honors, research, internship, study abroad
Where do I want the college to be?
How much will it cost?
Coeducational or single-sex institution
Campus life/social life/extracurricular
Special Services Available (tutoring…special assistance)?
Selectivity: How difficult? Be realistic!
Remember your final college choices should include schools that are realistic (safe), reasonable (good fit) and some reaches (long shots). You should have 2-3 of each.
Colleges expect you to challenge yourself! Take as challenging of a course load that you can and receive good grades. Take care of yourself. Any D can affect your admissions decisions. Avoid Senioritis!!!
Take advantage of summer academic opportunities.
Choose as challenging of a senior course load as you can handle but remember you must be able to do well in the classes.
Any D in your senior year can make you ineligible even if it is for an AP class.
Must have grades of C or higher to meet college requirements
You also need to take care of yourself!
CSU Presentation for all CSU’s given by SJSU
CSU Application Workshop
UC Personal Statement
College Application Workshops
Accessed from Leland High Web Site
Letter of Recommendation Workshops
CSU/UC Fall Update of changes for seniors
Financial Aid Night: Seniors & their Parents - Jan.
Community College Night in the spring
Research and visit possible schools NOW. Consider all options.
Use online resources (Choices Planner, Get in 2 College, californiacolleges.edu, books, talk to people……..
Talk to seniors this semester about the college application process
CSU applications submitted between 10/1 – 11/30
UC applications submitted 11/1 – 11/30
Independents: Early’s vary starting on 11/1: Regulars 12/1 – rolling (most during the month of Dec.)
Public Out of State – vary: most similar to CSU and UC – some later or rolling
(CSU and UC will not accept letter of rec)
Junior year: Ask academic teachers if they are willing to write your letter of rec.
Students are required to complete the College and Scholarship Recommendation Form (CSRF).
Four pages of information plus Senior Questionnaire, Parent Assessment and unofficial transcript.
Seniors are encouraged to work on this packet during the summer.
Administrators write the Counselor or Secondary School Report.
Completed packets are due to all recommenders for any EARLY APP (due before 12/1) by third week in September. All regulars (due 12/1 or after )second week in October.
Mid-Year Reports in January.
Colleges will accept either the SAT Reasoning or the ACT (UC requires the ACT Optional Writing if you take the ACT).
UC will no longer require Subject Tests effective for Fall 2012 freshman applicants. However, some independents and some majors at UC may recommend or require SAT Subjects.
We encourage you to take both SAT and ACT because colleges will take the best score and the tests are different.
Some CSU’s have October and November deadlines.
Refer to Testing Schedule for add’l info.
Students must send official test scores by the testing companies by testing deadlines.
Revolution will present a testing timeline.
Application deadlines and testing deadlines are different. All deadlines are FIRM.