How to get to College! 101. Presented by South County Cal-SOAP. Live Oak Advisors Arron Thomas Jackson Daley. Sobrato Advisors Dulce Cintora Ted Thomas. Commonly Asked Questions. My parents say I have to go but I don’t know why?!? Am I even eligible?
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Live Oak Advisors
What kind of student do you want to be?
I want A’s and B’s!
I’m happy with my C’s!
… yea, I’m just gonna do what I can to graduate…
5 Areas that you NEED to pay attention too!
(IF YOU DO ALLTHIS WELL, YOU WILL GET IN!)
California public universities
UC system – 10 campuses – top 10% of students
CSU system – 23 campuses – top 50% of students
Out-of-state public universities
Out-of-state tuition is higher than in-state (Oregon University, Arizona State, etc.)
Private universities in all states
tuition is the same for all students whether in or out-of-state
Santa Clara, Stanford, USC, Harvard, Columbia, etc.
Community College – 2 year degree
Gavilan, DeAnza, San Jose City, etc. – 108 campuses – all students are eligible
Students can complete 2 years at community college, then transfer to a 4-year university (must fulfill transfer requirements)
A: History (2 years)
B: English (4 years)
C: Math (3 years req./4 recomm.)
D: Science (2 yrs. req. 3-4 recomm)
E: Foreign Language
(2 req. 3-4 recomm.)
F: Visual/Performing Arts (1 year)
G: College Prep Elective (1 year)
What is a “good” GPA?
Will the University consider all my High School Courses?
AP vs CP???
What is a “good” score?
Do I need to take SAT prep classes to do well?
What’s on the test?
Which test should I take?
How many times should I take the test/s?GPA/Test Scores
-Keep in mind, the Universities want to accept students that have challenged themselves throughout High School! ‘They’ would rather you take an AP and get a ‘B’ than take a CP and get an ‘A!’
-It’s all about rainbows!
-Sports, community service, and clubs
Recommendations from teachers
-Ask for a letter from two or three teachers that know you well
-A chance for the student to paint a more detailed picture
-Write, revise, and get friends/family/teachers to edit them