Junior Advising Session 2013-2014. Review Advising Materials Presentation: Transcript & “a-g” status review College Systems “a-g” Review Testing for Colleges NCAA Resources Naviance. Advising Materials. Download Junior Advising Guide!
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Junior Advising Session 2013-2014 • Review Advising Materials • Presentation: • Transcript & “a-g” status review • College Systems • “a-g” Review • Testing for Colleges • NCAA • Resources • Naviance
Advising Materials • Download Junior Advising Guide! • Utilize Naviance for college and career research and planning • Junior Timeline
A-G Requirements Minimum 4-year college admissions requirements • a. History: 2 years (20 credits) • b. English: 4 years (40 credits) • c. Math (through Alg. 2): 3 years (30 credits) • d. Lab Science: 2 years (20 credits) • e. Language other than English: 2 years of the same language (20 credits) • f. Visual/Performing Arts: 1 year (10 credits) • g. Elective Courses: 1 year (10 credits) *Students must earn a “C” or higher in these courses * For a full list of “a-g” approved courses, see Course Catalog (on GBHS website)
Community College System • For admission: • Community colleges will accept any student who is 18 years of age or older. • Community colleges require Math and English placement exams taken Spring of senior year • No SAT/ACT tests required Community Colleges • Sierra • American River • Sacramento City • Consumnes *Transfer programs to UC/CSU schools available
CSU (Cal State Univ.) 23 campuses including: Sacramento State Chico State Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Sonoma State San Diego State Cal State Fullerton Long Beach State Humboldt State Cal State San Marcos For admission, CSU’s look most heavily at: GPA Test Scores *Exception is Cal-Poly SLO, which also considers: includes 9th grade grades bonus for extra college prep courses supplemental application demonstration of involvement in area of interest? Prefer the ACT CSU College System *For more information, visit www.csumentor.edu
UC College System For admission, UC’s look most heavily at: Comprehensive Review • GPA • Test Scores • Strength of curriculum • Essays (Personal Statements) • Extracurricular activities UC (Univ. of Calif.) • UC Berkeley • UC Davis • UCLA • UC San Diego • UC Santa Barbara • UC Santa Cruz • UC Irvine • UC Merced • UC Riverside *For more information, visit www.universityofcalifornia.edu
GPA/Grades for UC/CSU’s • Only A-G courses taken in grades 10th and above are used in GPA calculation • Only “C” grades and above in required college preparatory courses satisfy college requirements (including 9th grade) • If you have earned a “D” in a required A-G course, see your counselor for remediation options…you still have time to get back on track!
Private College System • Private school admission requirements vary but can include: • Grades/GPA • Test Scores • Strength of curriculum (maintain thru Sr. yr.) • Activities (sports, clubs, jobs) • Leadership • Community Service • Essays (if required) • Interviews (some private schools) Private Colleges • BIOLA • USC • Stanford • Point Loma • Pepperdine • Univ. of San Diego • Loyola Marymount • St. Mary’s • University of Pacific
College Visits – Do I Really Need to Do That This Year? • Schedule visits in the Junior year and in the summer before your Senior year • Check GBHS College Visitation Schedule (Career Center) • Attend Spring College Open Houses • Virtual tours available at www.collegeweeklive.com
Get Organized • Use Naviance for the following: • Start to fill out Personal Profile (click on “About Me” tab) • Keep track of the following in the Personal Profile: • Volunteer work • Work record • Awards • As you use SuperMatch and research colleges, add those of interest to your list of “colleges I’m thinking about”
Testing that should be done this year*We suggest taking SAT/ACT at least once by spring of 11th grade • Testing for all colleges • SAT 1 or ACT • SAT II Subject Tests (some private schools require them; they are no longer required for UC’s) • Some UC majors recommend subject tests. Check with each campus • Align test dates with the conclusion of a high level course taken in the subject area to be tested in • Tests are available in the following subjects: • English Literature, Math, History, Science, Foreign Language • Complete all testing this year; test again in Sr. yr. if needed (most colleges permit testing thru Dec. of Sr. yr.). • Colleges will take your best scores • PSAT • Listen to announcements to pick up results in December in the Career Center • Analyze strengths and weaknesses at PSAT website (noted on results printout)
SAT/ACT • 4 scores sent for free (if indicated by date of test) • Extra scores sent for fee (handle online) • For CSU’s use code = 3594 for SAT • Using this code will make your SAT scores available to all 23 CSU’s • For the ACT, sending to one campus will cover all 23 campuses as they will share these scores • For UC’s send ACT/SAT scores to one UC only and those scores will be made available to all nine UC’s • No need to use “Score Choice” – colleges really will take your highest score without penalizing you for other lower scores (exception: SAT II subject tests) • NCAA Eligibility Center code = 9999 • GBHS school code = 051-106
The SAT and ACT SAT Includes a writing segment Maximum score is 2400 200-800 Critical Reading 200-800 Math 200-800 Writing Covers math through Algebra 2 (helpful to complete by end of Jr. year before testing) ACT Includes an additional, optional, writing piece (required for UC’s) Maximum score is a 36 1-36 English 1-36 Math 1-36 Reading 1-36 Science 1-36 Composite
Early Assessment Program (EAP) • Early assessment opportunity for CSU’s and Sierra College • In junior year, students will be taking the Cal Standards tests in Math and English (with Essay) • Exemption from ELM (Entry Level Math) and EPT (English Placement Test) possible with sufficient score
NCAA – Eligibility Center • Application required if planning to play division one or two sports in college. • Apply by end of junior year • Application available online at www.eligibilitycenter.org • Must also send ACT/SAT score. Use code 9999. • Transcripts - You will need to send one transcript shortly after registering (that includes courses through the junior year) and then another one at the end of the 12th grade year. To do this, be sure to complete the necessary form (available in the front office) including the $3 fee per transcript. Include a stamped, addressed envelope if you want the school to send it directly. • Transcript #1 gets mailed right away after junior year • Transcript #2 gets mailed after graduation
Resources GBHS Learning Center (a.k.a. Library) – all subjects • Walk in program offers a quiet place to study • Librarian and Peer Tutors will be available as a resource • Available Monday - Thursday from 2:35 – 3:30 pm Math Tutoring Center – for math support • Walk in program after school in room 650 • Available Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:35 – 3:35 pm Student Tutors • There is a list of student tutors available from your counselor. These are good students who have expressed an interest in tutoring others. Student tutors typically charge $10-$15 per hour. Students will need to contact the student tutors on their own to work out arrangements for tutoring. Counseling Website • http://granitebayhigh.org/domain/30
Resources Cont’d • Career Center Support: Mrs. Underwood • College and Career related presentations and information • Financial Aid information and forms • Scholarship information and applications • NCAA information • SAT I, SAT Subject Tests, and ACT registration and test prep. • Naviance help ***Keep your eye on the bulletin, the school newsletter, and Naviance for up-to-date information on the latest Career Center news • College and Career Handbook – a great electronic resource for collegeand career related issues. Available at the counseling website.
How Naviance Can Help You: • Review the Naviance handout provided! • Research and plan for post-secondary options: • 4-year colleges, 2 year colleges, trade schools, art schools, culinary schools, etc. • Take (or complete) career interest inventory and research potential careers and college majors based on your strengths and interests
Revisit your “Career Interest Profiler” results to research careers and college majors
Reminders • Testing (ACT/SAT’s) – Get them completed this year • Try to complete Algebra 2 by the end of junior year • Plan on rigorous senior year – Include a math class! • Begin researching colleges and gather information • Ouch!!! These Can Hurt! • Does your discipline record matter? • Does it matter how I portray myself online? (i.e. MySpace, Facebook, etc.) • Study Hard – this is a BIG year for college!
PRIZES!!! • Those who have completed their Career Interest Inventory (which was the assignment we gave during last year’s Sophomore Advising) will be randomly chosen to receive a prize