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Torrey Pines High School 11 th Grade Presentation. Class of 2014. Who is your School Counselor?. Brennan Dean Head Counselor D-I Ext. 2214. Jayme Cambra A-C Ext. 2213 Intern: Dianna Tilley Jennifer Magruder

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who is your school counselor
Who is your School Counselor?

Brennan Dean

Head Counselor


Ext. 2214

Jayme Cambra


jayme.cambra@sduhsd.netExt. 2213


Dianna Tilley

Jennifer Magruder

Mb-Sa & AVID

Ext. 2215

Mary Sanchez-Allwein

J-Ma & EL

mary.sanchezallwein@sduhsd.netExt. 2017

Sally Gervasini


sally.gervasini@sduhsd.netExt. 2200


Check your transcripts for the following:

-Correct Name and Address

-Off campus classes



-Courses taken in the correct year

-Graduation Status

-State ID # = CA ID

(this is the # that California universities will ask you to report when filling out college applications)

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Naviance Features
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Naviance Computer Program

To login-

Your school ID number is your Naviance registration code. Your parents can also create an account by using your ID # with a P at the end.

post high school options
Post High School Options

Applied Technical Schools


Community College

Four-Year University


community colleges
No specific course requirements must be met prior to entrance.

-SAT/ACT tests are not required

Any student may enroll at a community college if they meet the following:

-18 years of age OR

-Earned a high school diploma OR earned the equivalency of a high school diploma

(i.e. GED or passed the CHSPE)

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG): This program offers guaranteed admission to a UC/CSU for students who complete a core set of courses at a California community college.

Community Colleges

Click on

“college search” to begin your college exploration.


At any time you can click on “view matches”

to see your results.

Select the characteristics that are of important to you when choosing a school. If you have no preference, leave it blank.


Here are the results based on my preferences. Click on a school name for more info about them.


If you are interested in a school, you can click on “add to list” to begin your potential college list application list. This will also allow us to inform you about upcoming events regarding those schools.

You can compare your test scores with the average scores of previously accepted TPHS students.

california state universities csu
California State Universities (CSU)
  • 23 campuses
  • Service Area: CSU San Marcos
  • Applicants must meet the A-G subject requirements
  • Apply online @
  • Early Assessment Program (EAP)
    • 15 additional questions on STAR Test for math and English
    • Will be combined with 50 questions already on STAR test
    • Good score will exempt you from CSU placement tests
university of california uc
University of California (UC)
  • 9 campuses
  • Visit: for a complete list of Torrey Pines High School UC approved courses.
  • Effective the 2013-2014 school year, students taking courses from off campus online providers (i.e. BYU, NUVHS) must verify that the course is UC approved by checking at the above website.
  • Applicants must meet the A-G subject requirements
  • Apply online @
  • Applications are determined by comprehensive review process
  • State ID # = California ID # (requested on the UC application)
uc csu subject requirements a g
UC/CSU Subject Requirements(A-G)

A: History/Social Science: 2 years required

B: English: 4 years required

C: Math: 3 years required - 4 years recommended

D: Lab Science: 2years required - 3 years recommended

E: Foreign Language:2 years required-3 years recommended

F: Visual/ Performing Arts: 1 year required

G: Electives: 1 year required

d grades
“D” Grades

UC and CSU campuses consider a D grade in a required subject a Subject Omission.

Students who have received a D grade in a required course need to repeat the course in order to be eligible to apply to a UC or CSU.

HOWEVER…there are exceptions…

  • Math
  • World Languages

See your counselor for specific information

private out of state college options
Private/Out of State College Options

Admission requirements vary by institution.

Often use “committee” type admission process

Students should check with individual campuses to determine admission requirements & deadlines.

Many campuses use the Common Application

(Visit for more information)

Letters of Recommendation required

letter of recommendation packet
Letter of Recommendation Packet
  • The purpose of the Brag Packet is to help us write your letter of recommendation.
    • So, be thorough and give details!
  • Only for private and out of state colleges & universities

UC/CSU do not accept letters of recommendation.

  • Available online on NAVIANCE in May 2013!
  • Ask your teachers early—before summer break if possible.
college admission testing requirements
College Admission Testing Requirements
  • University of California:
    • Require SAT or ACT (w/ writing)
    • NO LONGER REQUIRE SAT II Subject Tests!
  • CSU:
    • Require SAT or ACT (w/ writing)
  • Private Schools:
    • Refer to school websites, some allow ACT exam to replace subject test requirements.

** Fee waivers are available for tests upon request, if certain qualifications are met.

Check specific university testing requirements; some majors might require certain subject tests.

sat i reasoning information
SAT I Reasoning Information
  • The exam covers three subject areas:
    • Critical reading
    • Math (Up to Algebra II)
    • Writing
  • Students should be prepared for these exams by the Spring

of their junior year!

  • To register visit
    • Upcoming test dates at TPHS:
      • March 9th
      • May 4th
      • June 1st

All official SAT scores will be recorded on your SAT score report and submitted to the colleges you request. Some colleges want to see all scores; so, check each college website for details.

All official SAT scores will be recorded on your SAT score report and submitted to the colleges you request

sat ii subject tests
SAT II Subject Tests

This is a supplemental exam that is required by some selective private and out of state schools.

Most of these schools require 2 (if not 3) exams in different subject areas.

College board also creates the AP exam.

If you are in an AP class, you should also sign-up to take the subject test in that course.

*Check individual college websites to confirm test requirements.

act testing information
ACT Testing Information
  • The exam covers five subject areas:
    • English Grammar
    • Math (up to trigonometry)
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Science Reasoning
    • Writing (optional, but required by most schools)
  • Students should be prepared for these exams by the Spring of their junior year.
  • To register visit
    • Upcoming test dates:
      • February 9th (@ TPHS)
      • April 13th
      • June 8th
prospective college athletes
Prospective College Athletes

Ensure you are meeting the NCAA course requirements.

Division I- 16 core courses required

Division II- NEW for 2013, 16 core courses required

Remember, BYU Online courses are no longer accepted by the NCAA Eligibility Center.

ISOL courses are also not accepted by the NCAA.

Don’t forget to register online at the NCAA Eligibility Center website.

Make sure to send official transcript to NCAA

Bring signed FERPA form (found on Naviance) with a stamped and addressed envelope to TPHS Registrar (located in the counseling center).

upcoming events
Upcoming Events…
  • District College Night and Fair
  • Monday, April 29th, 2013
    • Coordinated by TPHS Counselors
    • At the Del Mar Fair Grounds
  • NACAC San Diego College Fair
  • Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    • At the San Diego Convention Center
the last day to drop a class second semester
The last day to drop a class second semester…

Without any record on your transcript:

Friday, March 1st, 2013

With a “W” on your transcript (withdraw) Friday, May 3rd, 2013

thank you for your attention
Thank you for your attention!

For further questions, please drop by and see your counselor:

A-C Mrs. Cambra

D-I Mr. Dean

J-MA Mrs. Sanchez-Allwein

MB-SA Mrs. Magruder

SB-Z Ms. Gervasini

EL Students Mrs. Sanchez-Allwein

AVID Mrs. Magruder