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Senior Parent College Night. Mrs. Ah Young Chi College/Career Counselor [email protected] Mr. Luke Sferra High School Counselor (A-K) [email protected] Ms. Elle Yaghoobian (Sub for Mrs. Katie Dahm) High School Counselor (L-Z) [email protected]

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Senior parent college night

Senior Parent College Night

Mrs. Ah Young Chi

College/Career Counselor

[email protected]

Mr. Luke Sferra

High School Counselor (A-K)

[email protected]

Ms. Elle Yaghoobian

(Sub for Mrs. Katie Dahm)

High School Counselor

(L-Z)

[email protected]


Your resources for college planning

Your resources for college planning

  • CCC website

  • CCC calendar on the web

  • MHS eNews mailing list to sign up

  • Naviance Family Connection

  • College and Career Center!


Postsecondary options

Postsecondary Options

  • 4-year college or university (Bachelor degree)

    • Public: UC or CSU

    • Private: over 70 in California

    • Out of State Public or Private: over 3,000

  • 2-year college (Associate degree, career training or transfer)

  • Trade or technical school (varying degrees and certificates)

  • Military

  • Work

  • Gap year (concrete plan with a destination in mind for the 2nd year, usually)


Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements


College prep senior s timeline

College Prep Senior’s Timeline

  • Search – self assessment for needs and wishes (self & family)

  • Narrow down the college list

  • Apply

  • Wait for an admission decision

    • Look for scholarships

    • Apply for financial aid

    • Continue with life!

  • Admission decisions arrive

  • Make a decision – self assessment

  • Graduate, attend orientation, move in!


College systems

College Systems

  • Community colleges

  • California State University

  • University of California

  • Private colleges and university in California

  • Out-of-state private and public colleges and universities


Community colleges

Community Colleges

  • 109 campuses in California

  • Associate degrees (many lead to careers)

  • Transfer to 4-year school (finish Bachelor degree)

  • To transfer to CSU or UC and some private schools, must complete 60 semester units (2 years) at CC

  • To transfer to most private schools, only need 30 semester units (1 year) at CC

  • Articulation agreements or TAG are available for most schools

  • Is it “easier” to get into a 4-year school as a transfer?


California state university

California State University

  • 23 campuses

  • Bachelor and Master degrees

  • First institution of higher education established by the State of California, originally established to train teachers

  • To be eligible: 2.0 GPA, A-G courses, SAT or ACT (no Writing)

  • Not required: SAT Subjects, recommendation letters, essays, transcript

  • Application filing period: Oct 1 – Nov 30

  • To apply: www.csumentor.edu

  • Impacted campuses: Chico, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, SDSU, SFSU, San Jose State, Cal Poly SLO, San Marcos, Sonoma


University of california

University of California

  • 10 campuses but San Francisco is graduate only

  • Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees

  • Research/theory based curriculums

  • Competitive admissions with few highly selected campuses

  • To be eligible: 3.0 GPA, A-G courses, SAT or ACT with Writing, SAT Subject exams (certain majors ONLY), personal statement

  • Not required: recommendation letters, transcript

  • Application filing period: Nov 1 – Nov 30 (available Oct 1)

  • To apply: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply


Private and out of state schools

Private and Out of State Schools

  • 75 private colleges and universities in California

  • 3,000+ colleges and universities in US (including public)

  • All vary in admission requirements and application deadlines

  • MUST BE ORGANIZED!

  • Application requirements: application usually with essays and activities, official transcript, official test scores, letters of recommendation, and sometimes interview

  • Over 400 schools are part of the Common Application

  • Early Decision vs. Early Action vs. Restrictive Early Action

  • http://www.nacacnet.org/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/Documents/StudentsRtsNEW.pdf

  • National Commitment Deadline: MAY 1  student’s right


Letters forms deadlines for mhs

Letters, Forms & Deadlines for MHS

  • Most private schools require at least 1 letter of recommendation, from teacher or counselor

  • Many private schools require Secondary School Report form to be completed by the high school counselor

  • Before students can request letters and forms, students and parents must complete the Brag Sheet

  • What is a Brag Sheet?

  • Brag Sheet is available for download in Naviance

  • Find instructions on Guidelines for Requesting Counselor and Teacher Recommendation Letters also in Naviance


Counselor packets

Counselor Packets

  • Students must provide counselor with the following:

    • Completed Brag Sheet

    • Secondary School Report form, signed and waived, for each school

    • Official transcript for each school (get transcript from Ms. Morgan)

    • 9”x12” envelope, stamped (3) and addressed, for each school

    • Paper clip materials into appropriate piles and submit them together to Mrs. Chi (which will then go to Mr. Sferra or Mrs. Dahm)

  • DUE: Oct 3 for Early Applications & Nov 1 for Regular Decisions

  • Counselors will send following materials to each college: completed Secondary School Report, official transcript, letter of recommendation, and MHS Profile


Teacher recommendation letters

Teacher Recommendation Letters

  • Students must provide each teacher with the following:

    • Completed Brag Sheet

    • 1 unofficial transcript for teacher’s review (Ms. Morgan)

    • Teacher Evaluation form, signed and waived, for each school

    • regular size envelope, stamped and addressed, for each school

    • MHS Request for Letter of Recommendation form (in Naviance)

    • For Corrigan, Gonzalez, Panish, & Sarah Ryan use special form*

    • Paper clip materials into appropriate piles and submit them together to each teacher

  • DUE: Oct 3 for Early Applications & Nov 1 for Regular Decisions

  • Teachers will send following materials to each college: completed Teacher Evaluation form and letter of recommendation


Letters for scholarships

Letters for Scholarships

  • Many scholarships require recommendation letter(s)

  • Follow the same instructions for requesting letters from teachers

  • Give at least 3 weeks notice, so submit all materials at least 3 weeks before the scholarship due date


Student responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

  • Senior Year “Prep for College” Calendar

  • Update Naviance list to reflect final college list

  • Submit application on time

  • Submit requests for forms and letters on time

  • Request for official scores from College Board (SAT, SAT Subjects) and/or ACT (ACT) to be sent directly to colleges

  • Follow up with each college to verify that all required materials were received

  • Submit Mid-Year Report forms to your counselor in January (instructions will be given at that time)

  • Notify the College Counselor of admission decisions and update Naviance status


Parent responsibilities

Parent Responsibilities

  • Kudos for being here tonight!

  • Senior Year “Prep for College” Calendar

  • Help your student get organized

  • Prepare income tax and financial statements for financial aid applications

  • Visit colleges with your student

  • Be positive but not unrealistic

  • Do not complete the admission application or write the essay for your student

  • Let your student enjoy his/her Senior year


College entrance exams

College Entrance Exams

  • Remaining test dates:

  • SAT

    • October 1  SAT Bootcamp available!

    • November 5 (register by October 7)

    • December 3 (register by November 8)

  • ACT

    • October 22 (register by September 16)

    • December 10 (register by November 4)

  • Official score reports required by all colleges; allow at least 4-6 weeks for delivery


Your homework

Your Homework

  • Narrow the college list (no more than 10) by:

    • visiting the college, whenever possible

    • looking around the college website

    • encouraging your child to attend the college presentations at MHS

    • attending local info sessions and receptions by colleges

    • attending a college fair

  • Work on (help your child with) completing the Brag Packet

  • Look ahead to financial aid

    • visit www.FAFSA4caster.ed.gov

    • work on CSS Profile for private colleges that require it

    • gather/save tax documents


Upcoming events

Upcoming Events


Questions

Questions?

Mrs. Ah Young Chi

College/Career Counselor

[email protected]

Mr. Luke Sferra

High School Counselor (A-K)

[email protected]

Ms. Elle Yaghoobian

(Sub for Mrs. Katie Dahm)

High School Counselor

(L-Z)

[email protected]


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