Community Colleges 2 year and transfer UCs and CSUs take CC transfers before transfers from a 4 year College
I’ll go to SDSU and transfer to UCSD…. WRONG!! You are behind everyone else in priority and may not get in!!! They will probably fill all transfer spots with CC students.
Commuter school Missing big sports Missing excitement of a 4 year college Need to transfer partway through Cons of CommunityCollege
$$ Class size More choices at transfer time for the same gpa as in high school. Equivalent classes Same degree at end of 4 years Advantages of Community College
Freedom = Choices Be prepared for CC or a 4 year University Complete a-g coursework Be competitive at CC in the transfer courses Apply to University in Fall; CC in the Spring.
Considering Community College • Community College Fair PHS Titan Center - February 13 @ 2:15pm • Take the Placement Exams Spring of Senior Year • Meet with a Community College Counselor as soon as possible
a-g classes? Specific coursework needed for UC/CSU eligibility “C” or better = passing UC and CSU GPA derived from these classes in 10th and 11th grade only
When do I take the SAT and/or ACT? Junior year – Spring Senior year – Fall Many schools will accept the December SAT
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UC Freshman Admission Profile Fall 2013 http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/profiles/index.html Berkeley 4.18 Davis 4.07 Irvine 4.03 Los Angeles 4.15 Merced 3.59 Riverside 3.72 San Diego 4.11 Santa Barbara 4.01 Santa Cruz 3.84
San Diego State UniversityFall 2013 Admitted Freshmen Average GPA 3.75 Average SAT Reasoning (reading & math) 1152 Average ACT 25 (not including writing) Average eligibility Index (SAT) 4150 Average eligibility Index (ACT) 1008 No D/F policy (both on A-G and non A-G courses) in the senior year!
CSU Eligibility Index GPA (10th and 11th a-g classes) X 800+ SAT Reasoning (Math and English only) = Eligibility Index GPA 3.5 x800 = 2800 SAT 550 + 610 =1160 2800+1600 =3960 2900 Minimum Eligibility index
ASU (Tempe, AZ) 3.0 GPA minimum • Northern Arizona Univ (NAU) 2.5 GPA considered • University of Arizona 2.0 GPA minimum • Colorado State Avg GPA 3.2-3.8 • University of Colorado (Boulder) Middle 50% approx. 3.27-3.9 gpa Out of State Public Schools
College Applications University Website: Admissions Deadlines Requirements UC & CSU Private College/University Consider using Common Application
Common Application • 500+ Members • Parts of the Application • Freshman Application • Academic Teacher Evaluation (1-2) • Secondary School Report and/or counselor letter of recommendation • Transcript • Test scores (SAT/ACT) • Supplement (possible) • Mid Year Report
Letters of Recommendation Best to make your request in person. Give plenty of advance notice! 3 WORKING WEEKS!! Remember this is a courtesy.
You send them! • SAT scores collegeboard.com • ACT scores actstudent.org • Transcripts parchment.com * Allow 2-3 weeks processing time.
Private College/University Many people think private schools are too expensive… …however they often give more money in grants and scholarships Apply for financial aid when you apply to the school, NOT after you have been accepted!
What private schools want to know about you… Take initiative, self starter, mature, concern for others, sense of humor, tolerance, ability to work with others Telling signs of maturity… Do you have the ability to work out solutions on your own and seek advice on your own? Do you take charge of your own life? Do you do things in a timely manner?
Your Job Going into Next Year • College List Reach Good Fit Safe • Maintain rigorous academic schedule Take math senior year! • Update CSU Mentor, UC pathways