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Fountain Valley High School. Guidevisement Juniors and Seniors Fall 2011. Are you on track for high school graduation?. Students must earn 220 credits and Pass High School Exit Exam. What does it take to go to a UC or CSU?. Broaden your admission options:

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Fountain valley high school

Fountain Valley High School


Juniors and Seniors

Fall 2011

Are you on track for high school graduation
Are you on track for high school graduation?

Students must earn 220 credits and Pass High School Exit Exam

What does it take to go to a uc or csu
What does it take to go to a UC or CSU?

Broaden your admission options:

Continue to enroll in academic areas even when the 15 minimum UC/CSU subject requirements are completed.

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or above.


  • PSAT

    • The Official Practice SAT

    • Given nationwide 1 time per year, this year at FVHS on Sat. Oct. 15th, 2011

    • Top 4% of Juniors who take the PSAT may become National Merit Scholars

    • We encourage all juniors to take the PSAT

    • Register online at the FVHS Student Store from Sept 19 - Oct.13 or at the Activities Office 10/3-10/13

Sat and sat subject test

  • Register at for all SAT and SAT Subject Tests

  • All students attending a 4yr college need to take the SAT or ACT Test

  • UC schools “highly recommend” taking 2 subject tests.

  • Subject tests should be taken in spring of your sophomore or junior year

  • Register for ACT test at:

Sat vs act


2400 perfect 36 is a perfect score

1500 national avg. 21 is national average

Lose points for No penalty for wrong

Incorrect answers answers

Reasoning and logic Based closer to curriculum learned in HS

Math up to Alg. II Math up to Trig (6 ques)

Reading/Writing/Grammar Reading/Grammar/Science

Every year in high school juniors
Every Year in High SchoolJuniors

  • Take challenging courses in core academic subjects

  • Talk to your Guidance Specialist and see if you are eligible to take an AP course.

  • Take the PSAT Test in Oct.

  • Attend College Presentations in the Career Center

  • Attend District College Fair on Oct. 4th at Westminster HS


  • In May consider taking a SAT Subject Test. Make sure you test to your academic strengths!

  • In June take the SAT or ACT

  • Continue volunteering, working or joining clubs that interest you

    If you are a student athlete register with NCAA at: at the end of your junior year

Every year in high school seniors
Every Year in High School Seniors

  • Take challenging courses and make sure you are on track to graduate and meet college admissions requirements

  • Make sure you have meet all college testing requirements

    • (SAT, SAT II Subject Tests, ACT) Re-take in Oct, Nov. or Dec. if necessary

  • Continue to visit colleges that interest you

  • Attend College Presentations in the Career Center

  • Attend District College Fair at WHS on Oct. 4th 7:00pm

  • Meet all college application deadlines

  • If you are asking for Letters of Rec give teachers at least 3 weeks notice. See Mrs. Wakeman for Common App.

  • UC App Workshop on Oct. 6th, CSU App Workshop Oct. 13th both at 6:30pm in the Library/Media Center

  • SENIOR GRADES COUNT! Do not let your GPA slip

What does it take to go to a 2yr college
What does it take to go to a 2yr College?

  • Must graduate from High School or

  • Be 18 yrs old

  • Apply online

  • Attend orientation

  • SAT/ACT Tests not necessary

  • Community College Registration takes place in spring of your senior year

  • Even students applying to a 4yr college may want to register at a CC as a back up plan


Pass your classes, take challenging courses

Few remediation options

Subject Tests or ACT in spring of your junior year. Repeat tests in fall of senior year

Keep your options open

Start planning early

Make college/career decisions junior and senior year

Conclusion continued
Conclusion Continued

  • Keep up your GPA

    Most colleges require a minimum 2.5 or higher GPA

    • REALITY: Average GPA for admissions to:

      • UCLA: 4.30 SAT 2039

      • UCSD: 4.09 SAT 1968

      • UCI: 3.73 SAT 1776 (2010 admit #’s, 2011 not available)

      • UC Merced: 3.57 SAT 1623

      • USC: unweighted GPA 3.9 SAT 2130

      • Cal St. Long Beach: 3.3 SAT (verbal/math) 1100

      • Cal St. Fullerton: 3.27 SAT (verbal/math) 1110

      • Cal St. Channel Island: 3.24 SAT (verbal/math) 1003

        * Note: CSULB and CSU Fullerton give FVHS seniors a geographical preference. Must meet a 2900 index.

        (SAT critical reading + SAT math) + (800 x HS GPA) = index

        * UC Stats Class of 2011

Useful resources
Useful Resources

  • FVHS.COM then College and Career Planning Page

  • University of CA System:

  • Cal-State System:

  • OCC:

  • GWC:

  • Community College Transfer List (IGETC):

  • Fastweb (scholarship search engine):

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid:

  • College Board (SAT Tests):

  • ACT (ACT Tests):

  • NCAA (For Student Athletes):

  • Career Decisions: