Private & Out-of-State Colleges/Universities. presented by Jacki Sprague for Kennedy College Night 2012. Pro’s: -Academic Excellence -Close-knit Community -Involved Students -Top-Notch Professors -Merit Scholarships -Class Size -Ability To Get Into Courses You Need
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presented by Jacki Sprague
for Kennedy College Night 2012
-Ability To Get Into Courses You Need
-taken from http://www.scholarships.com/resources/college-prep/choosing-the-right-school/pros-cons-private-colleges.aspx
-Cost of Tuition
-Transferring CreditsPrivate Colleges and Universities
Here is a list of some of the Independent Colleges and Universities in the San Francisco Bay Area…
California College of the Arts – San Francisco
Cogswell Polytechnical College – Sunnyvale
Dominican University of California - San Rafael
Golden Gate University - San Francisco
Holy Names University – Oakland
Menlo College – Atherton
Mills College – Oakland
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont
Palo Alto University - Palo Alto
Patten University – Oakland
Saint Mary's College of California – Moraga
Samuel Merritt University – Oakland
San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Santa Clara
Santa Clara University - Santa Clara
Saybrook University - San Francisco
Stanford University – Stanford
Touro University – Vallejo
University of San Francisco - San Francisco
Here are some others you may have heard of…
UOP (University of the Pacific)
USC (University of Southern California)
Loyola Marymount University
University of Portland
State Estimated Costs
Please Note: AZ, Oregon, Washington schools will be cheaper due to WUE – will talk about in a later
**Taken from Big Future.Org
Here are some helpful websites, to help guide your search…
All California Public and Private Colleges/Universities
All Public and Private Colleges/Universities in the United States
All Western Colleges/Universities offering lower tuition for California Residents
Once you make a list of which colleges/universities you are interested in, go to that school’s website to find out the admission requirements.
Each Private or Out-of-State College/University will have varying course requirements.
Once you know exactly which courses the college/university of your choice requires, make an appointment with a counselor to make sure you are meeting these course requirements
Most Colleges/Universities in the U.S., require students to take either the ACT or SAT exam. Some may require additional tests in a particular subject area called the SAT II Subject Tests.
Once you know what tests the school requires, be sure to complete these exams no later then December of the Senior Year. It is recommended that students try to get these completed by Spring of their Junior Year.
ACT Sign Ups – www.act.org
SAT Sign Ups – www.collegeboard.com
SAT II Subject Test Sign Ups – www.collegeboard.com
Students should make a calendar that shows all the application deadlines for each college/university they plan to apply to.
Students should find the website that hosts the application for the school(s) they are applying to.
Many private colleges/universities use The Common Application. This application can be found at www.commonapp.org.
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education offers a program called WUE. This program helps reduced the tuition for California residents who are attending certain colleges/universities in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming.
Before applying to a WUE school, students should contact that college/university and ask how to apply as a WUE student.
Many Private Colleges/Universities will require an essay or personal statement.
Please make sure you know what the topic is and give yourself several weeks to write the essay, have several people proofread and to rewrite.
Topics are typically similar to the UC Prompts…
Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
Most college applications charge an application fee. There are sometimes options for Fee Waivers.
Many of the colleges/universities require one or more teacher recommendations. These can be a form that the teacher needs to complete or just a formal letter from the teacher.
Some of the colleges/universities require a school counselor to fill out a Secondary School Profile that includes an School Profile and an official transcript
Please provide teachers and counselors with at least 2-4 weeks to submit these forms/letters.
-Check email daily. Colleges will send emails asking for clarification or more documentation. Make sure to follow the deadlines given.
-Apply for financial aid. Complete the FAFSA and apply for any scholarships at the college/university.
-Once a decision is made on which college/university the student will be attending, they will need to complete placements tests, sign up for housing if needed, send an Intent to Register, attend an orientation, and register for classes.
Do you have any questions?
If I can’t answer your question today or we run out of time, please feel free to email the counselor with your question(s) and we locate an answer for you or direct you to someone who can.
A-G: Tifni O’Neill / firstname.lastname@example.org
H-O: Stacey Bamford / email@example.com
P-Z: Jacklynn Sprague / firstname.lastname@example.org