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  1. California Higher Education Requirements CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  2. Presented by Valerie Bordeaux Director University Outreach & School Relations/Presidents’ Scholars Program Evelyn Daliwan Assistant Director High School Relations April 16, 2008 University Outreach & School Relations California State University, Long Beach CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  3. Why Go To College? • Opportunities for a better life • More job opportunities • Greater knowledge • Increase potential CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  4. Education Continues to be the Ticket to Higher Earnings • High school dropout $ 22,250 • High school graduate $ 31,400 • Associate’s degree $ 38,500 • Bachelors degree $ 51,300 • Master’s degree $ 60,600 • Doctoral degree $ 77,800 Source: US Dept. Labor 2007 http://www.bls.gov/emp/emptab7.htm Source: US Dept. of Labor 2003 CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  5. College Preparation Goal Discover, build and maintain an academic foundation for all middle school students that will bring future success in high school and college. CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  6. How Do Colleges Decide Which Students to Admit? • Average of grades during high school (GPA) • Level of difficulty of high school courses • Scores on SAT, SAT Subject Tests, or ACT • Class ranking • Pursuit of academic interests outside of school • Special talents like music, art and sports • Leadership or community activities CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  7. What About College Admission Tests?Majority of 4 year colleges require SAT or ACT for admission • PSAT – Pre Scholastic Aptitude Test provides practice before SAT (test at high school in fall of 10th or 11th grade) • PLAN – Provides practice before American College Test - ACT (test at high school in 10th grade) • SAT – CSU, UC, & Private College admission test for reading, writing, & math skills (test in 11th and/or 12th grade) • SAT Subject Tests – UC & Private College admission subject tests and varies by college (test after course is completed) • ACT – CSU, UC, & Private College admission test for English, reading, writing, math, & science skills (test in 11th and/or 12th grade) CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  8. Get to Know All Higher Education Systems California Community College – 109 Campuses California State University – 23 Campuses University of California – 10 Campuses Independent and Private Schools – 77 Campuses CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  9. College Preparatory Subjects – The A - G Course Pattern • A - US History or Social Sciences – 2 years • B - English – 4 years • C - Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Intermediate Algebra) – 3 years (4 years strongly recommended) • D - Laboratory Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) – 2 years (1 year biological, 1 year physical)

  10. College Preparatory Subjects – The A - G Course Pattern • E - Language Other Than English – 2 years (same language) • F - Visual & Performing Arts – 1 year (art, dance, music, drama) • G - College Subject Electives – 1 year Select any additional course from the above areas

  11. Deadlines Fall Admission: CC: rolling admission CSU: October 1 – November 30 UC: November 1 - November 30 Private: Varies - Check Campus Website Online applications: www.cccapply.org www.csumentor.edu www.ucop.edu/pathways Private: Campus Website CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  12. Quick Facts About CSULB • 37,000 Enrolled Students • Over 300 Undergraduate and Graduate Programs • Typical Incoming Freshman: GPA – 3.5 SAT – 1100 California State University, Long Beach

  13. An interactive college awareness website created for LBUSD middle school studentswith the GEARUP Project California State University, Long Beach

  14. www.californiacolleges.edu Colleges in California www.collegeboard.com SAT Information and College Search www.act.org ACT Information and Career Planning General Website Resources CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  15. Specific Websites www.csumentor.edu California State University www.ucop.edu University of California www.aiccu.edu California Independent Institutions www.cccco.edu California Community Colleges CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  16. 10 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD TO PREPARE FOR COLLEGE CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  17. #1Motivate Your Child • Give positive feedback • Compliment on challenges and successes • Ask about future goals • Discuss the important role education plays • Help make connections to daily life CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  18. #2Challenge Your Child • Enroll your child in academic after school programs • Get tutorial services • Require extra reading and writing • Provide exposure to a variety of learning experiences CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  19. #3 Enroll your child in the right classes • Discuss college prep with counselor • Classes that expand knowledge • Courses that challenge and develop academic and social skills CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  20. #4Make education a priority • Talk about it • Homework matters • Establish a routine time and place for study and work assignments • Provide tools for success CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  21. #5Discuss Careers And Educational Opportunities • Ask about career interests and goals • Encourage research on careers • Find mentors and role models • Talk about education beyond high school CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  22. #6Expose Your Child To College • Visit nearby colleges • Participate in activities held on college campuses • Research colleges on the web • Enroll in kid’s college CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  23. #7Learn About Financial Aid - • Start Saving • Start saving now!! • Learn about Financial Aid process • Investigate saving plans • Talk to family & friends CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  24. # 8Be An Educational Partner • Know what’s going on in school • Stay in contact with teachers, counselors and administrators • Get involved in school • Address problems immediately CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  25. #9Be An Example For Your Child • Discuss the value of doing well • Read in front of your child • Attend school events • Get & stay organized CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  26. #10 Celebrate Your Child • Give praise often • Show appreciation for effort • Be your student’s biggest cheerleader • Keep it positive CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  27. Contact us: University Outreach & School Relations California State University, Long Beach Valerie Bordeaux – vbordeau@csulb.edu Evelyn Daliwan – edaliwan@csulb.edu (562) 985-5358 CSU Middle School Counselor Conference

  28. Questions? CSU Middle School Counselor Conference