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Junior Advising Junior Advising Session Agenda Session Agenda 2009-2010 2009-2010 Review Advising Materials Presentation: What Colleges Want? College Systems “a-g” Review Testing for Colleges NCAA Reminders and Resources

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  • Junior Advising Session Agenda 2009-2010 Review Advising Materials Presentation: What Colleges Want? College Systems a-g Review Testing for Colleges NCAA Reminders and Resources
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  • Does Education Really Matter?
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  • University Bound What colleges are looking for: Grades/GPA Test Scores Strength of curriculum (maintain thru Sr. yr.) Activities (sports, clubs, jobs) Leadership Community Service Essays (if required) Interviews (some private schools)
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  • College Systems Community College Sierra American River Sacramento City Consumnes
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  • College Systems continued Private Colleges BIOLA USC Stanford Point Loma Pepperdine Univ. of San Diego Loyola Marymount St. Marys University of Pacific Santa Clara
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  • College Systems cont. CSU Cal State Univ. Sacramento State Chico State Cal Poly San Luis Sonoma State San Diego State Fullerton State Long Beach State Humboldt State UC Univ. of Calif. UC Berkeley UC Davis UCLA UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UC Irvine UC Merced
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  • UC or CSU ? UCs_______________ Comprehensive Review GPA Test Scores Strength of curriculum Essay Extracurricular activities CSUs______________ GPA Test Scores * Also Cal Poly SLO
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  • GPA/Grades for UC/CSUs Only A-G courses taken in grades 10 th and above are used in GPA calculation Only C grades and above satisfy college requirements (including 9 th grade)
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  • Graduation Status (transcript review)
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  • What is this A-G stuff? LIST OF GBHS COURSES MEETING UC/CSU ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 2006-2007 A. HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE World Studies, U.S. History, Government, AP European History, AP Government, AP U.S. History B. ENGLISH CP English 9, CP English 10, CP English 11, CP English 12, Honors English 11, AP Lang/Comp, AP Lit/Comp C. MATHEMATICS Integrated Math 1A, 1B, Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2A, 2BIntegrated Math 2, Integrated Math 3, Finite Math, Pre-Calculus, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC D. LABORATORY SCIENCE CP Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics C, Physiology, Principles of Technology 1 E. LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH French 1,2,3, Honors French 4, AP French 4, Japanese 1,2,3,4, Spanish 1,2,3, Honors Spanish 4, AP Spanish 4 F. VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Ceramics 1,2,3, Baritone Concert Choir, Treble Concert Choir, Treble Chamber Choir, Madrigal Choir, Chamber Choir, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Brass/Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar, Basic Art, Advanced Art, Art 3, Dance, Intermediate Dance, Advanced Dance, Drama, Advanced Drama, Professional Drama, Photography, Advanced Photography, AP Studio Art, AP Art History G. COLLEGE PREPARATORY ELECTIVE English-All courses listed under (b) plus the following: Speech and Debate, Advanced Journalism, English Magazine Advanced Mathematics All courses beyond Integrated Math 3 listed under (c) and AP Statistics Laboratory Science All courses listed under (d) and CP Physical/Earth Science Foreign Language All courses listed under (e) Social Science All courses listed under (a) plus the following: Economics, Social Psychology, AP Psychology Visual and Performing Arts - All courses listed under f except for Ceramics 1, Basic Art, Drama, Guitar, Dance and Photography Underlined courses denote extra honors credit; A=5, B=4, C=3
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  • Places to Go to Get Help Math Tutoring Center Walk-in program Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:35 to 3:35 in Room 659 Peer Tutoring Center Walk-in program in Room 810 during lunch 1st lunch on Tues. and Thurs. 2nd lunch on Mon. and Wed. Tutors are prepared to help with ALL courses For more information contact the GBHS Peer Tutoring Center at [email protected] [email protected] GBHS Learning Center (a.k.a. Library) Walk in program offers a quiet place to study Librarian and Peer Tutors will be available as a resource Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:45 3:45. Student Tutors There is a list of student tutors available from your counselor. These are good students who have expressed an interest in tutoring others. Student tutors typically charge $10-$15 per hour. Students will need to contact the student tutors on their own to work out arrangements for tutoring.
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  • What should be done this year? Testing for all colleges SAT 1 or ACT SAT 2s (additional requirement for UCs) Take two tests (in different subjects) among the following subjects: 1. English Literature 2. Math 3. History 4. Science 5. Foreign Language Align test date with the conclusion of a course taken in subject area to be tested Complete all testing this year; test again in Sr. yr. if needed (most colleges permit testing thru Dec. of Sr. yr.). Colleges will take your best scores GBHS is a SAT test center in May and June
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  • PSAT Listen to announcements to pick up results in December in the Career Center Analyze strengths and weaknesses at PSAT website (noted on results printout)
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  • SAT/ACT 4 scores sent for free (if marked at testing site) Extra scores sent for fee (handle online) For CSUs use code = 3594 for SAT Using this code will make your SAT scores available to all 23 CSUs GBHS code = 051-106 Community College Reminders ACT/SATs not needed Assessment required for placement in English and Math (take in spring of Sr. year check with Career Center for more info)
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  • The SAT and ACT SAT Includes a writing segment Maximum score is 2400 200-800 Critical Reading 200-800 Math 200-800 Writing Covers math through Int.math3/Algebra 2 (helpful to complete by end of Jr. year) ACT Includes an additional, optional, writing piece (required for UCs) Maximum score is a 36 1-36 English 1-36 Math 1-36 Reading 1-36 Science 1-36 Composite
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  • Early Assessment Program (EAP) Early assessment opportunity for CSUs and Sierra College In junior year students should take the optional Cal Standards tests in Math and English (with Essay) while taking the STAR test Exemption from ELM (Entry Level Math) and EPT (English Placement Test) possible with sufficient score
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  • NCAA Clearinghouse Required if planning to play division one or two sports in college. Apply at end of junior year Application available online at http://eligibilitycenter.org http://eligibilitycenter.org Must also send ACT/SAT score. Code is 9999.
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  • NCAA Clearinghouse Registration Go to NCAA Clearinghouse Website @ http://eligibilitycenter.org and follow all directions for registration. http://eligibilitycenter.org Transcripts - You will need to send one transcript shortly after registering and then another one at the end of the 12 th grade year. To do this, be sure to complete the necessary form (available at the front desk) including the $3 fee per transcript. Include a stamped, addressed envelope if you want the school to send it directly. Transcript #1 gets mailed immediately Transcript #2 gets mailed after graduation
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  • Resources Career Center Support: Mrs. Underwood Campus representative presentations Financial Aid info and forms Scholarship info and applications info communicated thru the Career ctr., bulletin, and newsletter NCAA information SAT I, II and ACT registration and test prep. materials eChoices software search program Career and college information College Handbook - online
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  • Resources for choosing a major/career www.eChoices.com www.eChoices.com Websites in 2009 booklet www.assist.org www.assist.org Occupational Handbook www.bls.gov/oco/
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  • College Visits Do I Really Need to Do That This Year? Schedule visits in the Junior year and in the summer before your Senior year Check College Visitation Schedule (Career Center) Attend Spring College Open Houses
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  • Get Organized Create a college folder containing: College visitation information Volunteer work Work record Awards Brochures, college correspondence, etc.
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  • Ouch!!! These Can Hurt! Does your discipline record matter? Does it matter how I portray myself online? (i.e. MySpace, Facebook, etc.)
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  • Reminders Testing Get it completed this year Try to complete Int.math 3/Algebra 2 by the end of junior year Plan on a rigorous senior year Begin researching colleges and gather information Attend College Night at: GBHS Thursday, April 22 nd 6:30 8:30 pm Study Hard this is a BIG yr. for college!