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Senior Specific Class of 2011. For Students & Parents! Las Lomas High School Counseling Department and College/Career Center. Welcome Senior Students and Parents. Understanding the Senior Year Dealing with Stress and Senioritis Fight the panic Stay focused Get organized

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senior specific class of 2011

Senior Specific Class of 2011

For Students & Parents!

Las Lomas High School

Counseling Department and College/Career Center

welcome senior students and parents
Welcome Senior Students and Parents
  • Understanding the Senior Year
  • Dealing with Stress and Senioritis
    • Fight the panic
    • Stay focused
    • Get organized
    • There is a college for you in the higher educational system – you just need to be flexible
college systems overview
College Systems Overview
  • Community Colleges
  • California State Universities (CSU)
  • University of California (UC)
  • Private/Independent Colleges & Universities and Public Out-of-State Colleges
community college5
Community College
  • Associate Degree & Vocational Certificate Programs are offered
  • Transfer programs to 4-year colleges. Using can help you prepare.
  • 112 campuses to choose! 12 have dorms on site!
  • No SAT or ACT required for any Community College
  • Apply EARLY in the Spring semester
  • Must be a high school graduate or 18 years old to attend
  • Transfer Trends – Varies by campus
community college6
Community College

Diablo Valley College (DVC)

  • DVC Night - February 2nd @ 7pm LLHS Theatre
  • DVC application workshops at LLHS in the spring
  • English & Math Placement Exams will be offered at LLHS
    • Specific date TBA (March/April 2011)
  • DVC Special Programs:
      • Disability Support Services (DSS)
      • Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
      • English as a Second Language (ESL)

Check in the College/Career Center for information on

other California Community Colleges.

applying to college
Applying to College
  • Apply EARLY and on time!
  • Classes which meet college admission requirements are on the “a-g” list by year
  • Pass all your senior courses. Stay away from “C-” grades
senior year does matter
  • Grades & course selection do make an impact on your acceptance!!
  • Keep up senior grades or acceptance can be rescinded!
student checklist before you begin your application
Student Checklist Before You Begin Your Application
  • Use High School/College Transcript to enter your classes. Don’t do this by “memory”
  • Test Scores Send your ACT/SAT, Subject Exams
  • Activities & Awards Make a list of most significant awards, volunteer work, paid work and extra-curricular activities. Make note of time involved in activity. BE SPECIFIC! Use details of what you did!
  • Parents estimated annual income (optional)
  • Las Lomas School Code (CEEB Code): 053680
student checklist before you begin your application11
Student Checklist Before You Begin Your Application
  • Credit card to pay for applications. Fee waivers available.
  • Statewide student ID for UC and CSU applications (optional) listed on your transcript
  • Email account set up an account that you will check
after you apply
After you apply….
  • Student must notify all colleges (phone/email admissions) if courses planned are changed, or if a semester grade is a “D or F”.
  • Once you apply – Check your email often!
  • Most campuses will create an additional email account for you through their campus web portal. Check this email account!!
  • Apply early for housing!
a g subject requirements uc and csu systems for full llhs list view https doorways ucop edu list
A-G Subject Requirements UC and CSU Systemsfor full LLHS list view

a: 2 yrs History/Social Science

b: 4 yrs of English

c: 3 yrs (4 recommended) Math

d: 2 yrs (3 recommended) Laboratory Science

e: 2 yrs (3 recommended) Language Other than English

f: 1 yr Visual & Performing Arts

g: 1 yr College Preparatory Elective

california state university csu15
California State University (CSU)
  • 23 campuses
  • 16 Impacted CSU’s for 2010-11

Chico Fresno Fullerton

Humboldt Long Beach Los Angeles

Northridge Pomona Sacramento

San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco

San Jose San Luis Obispo San Marcos


  • Impacted means more applications are received than freshman spots available at that campus resulting in increased competitiveness.
california state university csu16
California State University (CSU)
  • 7 Non-Impacted CSU’s for 2010-11

Bakersfield Cal Maritime Channel Islands

Dominguez Hills East Bay Monterey Bay

Stanislaus Sonoma

  • Local area CSU’s: East Bay and SFSU
  • Non impacted campuses may have impacted programs
  • Visit impacted majors/campuses
california state university
California State University
  • Admission based on “a-g” courses, GPA and SAT or ACT test score. CSU does not review “writing” portion of SAT/ACT.
  • No essay or recommendations required
  • Application period Oct.1- Nov.30, 2010. Fee $55* per campus. Fee waiver available.
  • Visit to apply & get info on all CSU’s
california state university18
California State University
  • Send transcript when the campus requests this info. Failure to submit transcript or SAT/ACT scores will result in admission denial.
  • Confirm acceptance ASAP. No later than May 1st.
  • Cal Poly - Early Decision Option (except for Art and Music Majors) Only CSU to use 9 – 12 GPA
  • Eligibility Index Table:
california state university19
California State University
  • The majority of CSU campuses do not accept coursework the summer after graduation to complete admission requirements
  • The EPT (English Placement Test) and/or ELM (Entry Level Math) placement tests may be required in the spring of senior year. Check email from the college for more information.
  • Meet all deadlines!
university of california uc21
University of California (UC)
  • 9 Undergraduate campuses
    • 1 Graduate campus (UCSF)
  • Admission based on comprehensive review of:
    • “a-g” courses & GPA
    • SAT or ACT score (Oct/Nov/Dec scores only)
    • Subject Tests (2 different subject areas) scores
    • Personal statement – same prompts as last year
    • Extracurricular activities & honors/awards
    • No letters of recommendation
university of california uc22
University of California (UC)
  • Application available Oct.1; Submit Nov. 1- Nov. 30, 2010
  • Send transcript when the campus contacts you. You will need to submit a final transcript after graduation.
  • Eligibility Calculator:
  • Apply online at:

Fee to apply $60 per campus

  • For personal statement
university of california
University of California
  • ELC students – Guaranteed Admissions to:

Davis Santa Barbara Riverside Irvine Merced

  • Online UC college fair: Thursday, October 7th 9am -7pm video/online chat
uc admissions averages fall 2010
UC Admissions Averages – Fall 2010
  • Campus                     SAT                 GPA
  • UC Berkeley 2060 4.15
  • UCLA 2035 4.14
  • UC San Diego 1980 4.07
  • UC Davis 1908 3.99
  • UC Santa Barbara 1887 3.98
  • UC Irvine 1877 3.99
  • UC Santa Cruz 1799 3.76
  • UC Riverside 1675 3.62
  • UC Merced 1653 3.55
independent private universities26
Independent/Private Universities
  • Campuses vary in admission policies & deadlines
  • In CA there are 77 campuses
  • Admissions criteria: Check with individual campus
    • Most require SAT or ACT
    • Subject Tests may be required
    • Most require essays, letters of recommendation & transcript
    • Include extracurricular activities & honors/awards
independent private universities27
Independent/Private Universities
  • Common application
  • Early Decision/Early Action/Rolling Admissions
  • Letters of recommendation – 4 weeks advance notice
      • Teacher Recommendation Form – pick up in College/Career Center
      • Counselor Recommendation Form – complete on Naviance
  • Helpful websites:

out of state public colleges
Out of State Public Colleges
  • Check individual admission policies and deadlines (e.g. Science/Language Requirements)
  • SAT or ACT usually required
  • College/Career Center will host admissions representatives on our campus. Sign up to meet these reps! Check to see if college making area-wide presentation.
  • May require essay and/or letters of recommendation
  • Consider Western Undergraduate Exchange
what is naviance
What is Naviance?
  • A web-based program offering students the opportunity to search a database of colleges, complete with admission requirements and trends, and application procedures and deadlines.
  • A communication tool
    • alerts for up-and-coming workshops, presentations, and important information
    • lists of college representative visits and sign-ups
    • up-to-date scholarship lists
    • order transcripts
    • request letters of recommendation
why naviance
Why Naviance?
  • It’s your one-stop college shop
  • Quick, easy college searches
  • Access to college visits and scholarship opportunities
  • Manage applications and monitor deadlines
how do i get on naviance
How do I get on Naviance?
  • Follow instructions on the bright yellow form given to you at Tri-S
    • Enter your unique registration code
    • Select a user-name and password
    • You are ready to go!
  • Misplaced your registration form?
    • See Ellen Smith in the College/Career Center for assistance
college career center
College/Career Center
  • College Representative Visits – see full schedule of local college fairs, information sessions and college reps visiting LLHS on Naviance and

  • Facebook
    • Check out Facebook pages for colleges you are interested in
    • Be careful of what you post on Facebook – Colleges and Employers are looking!
  • California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Honor Society
  • Assistance with college applications; info about specialty schools and apprenticeships
  • Lending library of college related and career materials
  • NCAA Clearinghouse
financial aid cost to attend college
Financial Aid/ Cost to Attend College
  • Financial Aid Seminar – Oct. 5 @ 7pm LLHS Theatre
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Workshop – January (TBA) 2011
      • FAFSA www.fafsa.ed.govFree to apply!
        • Apply online January 1, 2011 – March 2, 2011
  • Cal Grant Free to apply!
        • Pick up GPA verification form in College/Career Center
        • Submit to Counseling Office Jan. 1, – March 2, 2011
  • CSS Profile

Selected private universities will require this profile.

Fee charged.

  • Colleges may have own forms and priority due dates
need help with your applications
Need help with your applications???
  • October & November - Wednesdays at lunch in the College/Career Center
  • All Thursdays in October in the computer lab (Room 203) 6th & 7th period.
  • Application tips: Government and Econ are one semester classes. For UC and CSU apps Econ is in the drop down menu for electives. Current semester classes are “In Progress”; spring semester classes are “Planned”.

CONTACT INFORMATIONCounselor (A-Cl) Ade Villasenor-Melgoza ext. 2126 Susan MartinCounselor (Co-Ha) Hanalee Washburn 2124Counselor (He-Mc) Kara Bloodgood 2127Head Counselor (Me-R) Scott Swain 2123Counselor (S-Z) Valerie Wright-Smith 2125 Registrar Beth Chastain 2119College Advisor Ellen Smith 2117Testing Coordinator Yvonne Richmond 2116