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Junior parent night.pptx - Cathedral Catholic High School

Cathedral Catholic

High School

College Night 101


Counselors

Julianne Velasco

A - Co

Sharon Rubalcava Cp – F

Ashley Bascom

G - Kl

Dave Silva

Km - Na

Elaine Jung

Nb - Si

Lou Centanni

Sj - Z


Where to Begin?

• 11 th Grade –

• Have the “talk”

• Be realistic

• Listen

• Guide, resist the urge

to do

• Know the resources

available

• 10 th Grade –

• Allow for preferences

• Urge involvement

• Practice recognizing

strengths

• Start visiting colleges


College Selection: The Search

• Research oneself (values, interests, abilities)

• Ask yourself what type of school you want

based on: Geography, school size,

selectivity, public/private, major and cost


What resources are available?


COUNSELING CALENDAR

ON CCHS WEBSITE

Check Out Our Calendar For:

• ACT & SAT registration deadlines and

testing dates

• College visits scheduled on our campus,

with a short description of the school

• Off-site college evening information

sessions

• College open houses

• Important Counseling Office dates

• CSU & UC application windows


COLLEGE VISITS ON

CAMPUS

Students get five visits

each for junior year &

senior year

Personal

Meetings with

College

Admission

Officers

108 Visits

at CCHS

in 2011!

The

representative

coming is most

likely the one

reading the

applications!

Students need to

sign up at least

the day before

the visit to

attend


Quickstart


CCHS COLLEGE FAIR

OVER 170

SCHOOLS IN

OUR GYM!

ONE OF

LARGEST

FAIRS IN SAN

DIEGO

COUNTY!

TIMED

PERFECTLY

(OCT.) FOR

NEW SCHOOL

OPTIONS


• College Reference Books, Including

Barron’s, Fiske, & Peterson’s

• Files Full of Free College Literature

• College Catalogs

• ACT/SAT Study Guides & Practice Tests

• Flyers Full of Information

• Cal Grant Verification Forms


College Selection: Facts to learn

• Retention rate

• Percentage of students who live on campus

• Student profile (Avg. GPA, SAT/ACT,

geographic/ethnic background)

• Extra-curricula


College Selection: The Strategy

• Reach schools – dream (10-20% chance of

acceptance)

• Target School – Realistic (70-80% chance

of acceptance)

• Safety School – (100% chance of

acceptance)


College Selection: The List

• Create a list of potential schools

• Research and narrow the list to 6-8 schools

• Visit as many as possible

• Apply


College Entrance Exams

• SAT Reasoning Test

• ACT

• SAT Subject Tests

(not needed for UC Admissions as of class of 2012)


SAT Reasoning Test

• Designed to measure reading, mathematical

and writing abilities

• Scored from 200 – 800 for each section

• May be taken multiple times

• Register at www.collegeboard.com

• Check test dates and registration deadlines

• SHOULD BEGIN TESTING THE SPRING OF

JUNIOR YEAR


ACT

• Designed to measure students’ abilities in

English, Mathematics, Reading and Science

• Scored from 1 – 36

• Register at www.actstudent.org

• Must take “plus writing” option

• Check test dates and registration deadlines

• SHOULD BEGIN TESTING THE SPRING

OF JUNIOR YEAR


SAT Subject Tests

(this is no longer needed for Class of 2012 forward)

• Designed to measure multiple subject

abilities

• Scored from 200 – 800 for each section

• Not required for all colleges

• Register at www.collegeboard.com

• Check test dates and registration deadlines


SAT vs. ACT

SAT – 10 Section Exams ~ ACT 5 Test Exam

SAT Math-Fundamentals through 10 th grade,

including Geometry limited Alg 2

ACT Math-up to Trigonometry

SAT- no Science

ACT- general Science

SAT penalty for guessing (1/4 point)


Test-terminology

• Send scores – to fulfill the application

process – 4 free upon registration

• “Superscore”- more common for the SAT,

but colleges are starting to “superscore” the

ACT more and more

• Admissions ticket- print off after

registering. Need to present with a photo

ID


to “hide or

not to hide”

Colleges encourage full

disclosure…threaten that if the

colleges know test scores were

omitted, it could jeopardize

admissions.

Does this occur? Maybe?

Students want to present

themselves in the best light,

so what to do?

GO FOR IT!


University of California System

(UC)


UC Requirements

• A – G requirements

• Exam Requirements

• Minimum GPA 10 th – 11 th =3.0


A – G Requirements

• A: History/Social Science (2 yrs)

• B: English

(4 yrs)

• C: Mathematics (3 yrs – 4 recommended)

• D: Laboratory Science (2 yrs – 3 recommended)

• E: Language other than English (2yrs – 3 recommended)

• F: Visual and Performing Arts (1 yr)

• G: College Prep Electives (1 yr)

• At least 11 of the 15 units must be earned by the end of the 11 th

grade.


Exam Requirements

• SAT reasoning test or ACT assessment plus

writing

• Some majors require specific subject tests


UC application process

• Application window

November 1-November 30 (Senior Year)

• Awards/honors, community service and

leadership recognized

• No recommendations needed

• No transcripts unless requested


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UC Berkeley

UCLA

UCSD

UC Davis

UCSB

UC Irvine

UC Santa Cruz

UC Riverside

UC Merced

Applications

Received

52,973

61,535

53,467

46,225

49,655

49,287

28,235

28,094

15,212

Students

Admitted

13,793

15,696

18,744

22,385

23,041

23,476

19,201

19,363

12,395

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Admitted GPA SAT*

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22.8%

35.1%

48.4%

46.4%

47.6%

68.0%

68.9%

87.7%

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California State University

System (CSU)


CSU requirements

• SAT reasoning test or ACT assessment plus

writing

• A- G requirements

• Minimum GPA 10 th – 11 th = 2.0


CSU application process

• Application window

October 1 – November 30 (Senior Year)

• No essays

• No recommendations needed

• No transcripts unless requested


CSU FACTS - Fall 2011 Update

# Freshmen Admitted

# Freshmen Applicants

Setting

Minimum G.P.A.

Admit Rate

SAT Verbal

Campus

Location

SAT Math

Cal Maritime Northern California Suburban 1,150 756 65.7% n/a n/a n/a n/a

Cal Poly Pomona Southern California Urban 23,946 12,940 54.0% 3.36 21 500 560

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Central California Small Town 33,627 10,944 32.5% 3.84 26 588 627

Bakersfield Southern California Urban n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Channel Islands Southern California Suburban n/a n/a n/a 3.24 21 n/a n/a

Chico Northern California Small Town 13,381 8,935 66.8% 3.27 22 509 525

Dominguez Hills Southern California Urban 12,097 7,006 57.9% 3.23 18 n/a n/a

East Bay Central California Suburban n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Fresno Central California Urban 14,025 10,090 71.9% 3.28 n/a n/a n/a

Fullerton Southern California Urban 30,612 19,923 n/a 3.27 21 490 508

Long Beach Southern California Suburban 45,189 21,245 47.0% 3.3 21 550 550

Los Angeles Southern California Urban 22,731 12,996 57.2% 3.13 21 n/a n/a

Monterey Bay Central California Not Available 11,500 6,000 52.2% 3.2 n/a n/a n/a

Northridge Southern California Urban 23,293 17,411 74.7% 3.09 19 461 465

Sacramento Northern California Urban n/a n/a n/a 32 n/a n/a n/a

San Bernardino Southern California Suburban 10,567 5,715 54.1% 3.14 18 450 460

San Marcos Southern California Suburban 9,966 4,279 42.9% 3.35 22 n/a n/a

Stanislaus Central California Rural Setting 3,998 3,731 93.3% 3.2 20 469 480

Humboldt Northern California Rural Setting 8,026 7,626 95.0% 3.2 23 521 505

San Diego Southern California Urban 41,986 15,273 36.4% 3.47 22 511 528

San Francisco Northern California Urban 28,218 20,465 72.5% 3.1 21 505 506

San Jose Central California Urban 22,872 17,470 76.4% 3.28 n/a n/a n/a

Sonoma Northern California Small Town 11,244 8,690 77.3% 3.22 22 506 515

ACT


Private Colleges & Universities

• Private schools are able to dictate their own

entrance requirements and acceptance

policies

• Private schools deadlines vary greatly; be

sure to adhere to each schools policies


Private Colleges & Universities

• Use own application or Common

Application

• Supplements

• Essays

• Recommendations –

Who to ask? 11 th grade or 12 th grade teachers

- Hopefully different genres


Admission Types?

• Early Decision – Binding… first choice

deadlines vary

• Early Action – Usually a November

deadline… sooner you apply, sooner you

know. Ready to present oneself

• Regular Admissions – may need senior

testing/grades for admissions

• Rolling Admissions – Captured in “batches”

and decisions given throughout year


• Guaranteed transfer programs to 4-yr institutions

• Affordable - $36 a unit

Community and Junior

Colleges

• Associates degree and certifications offered

• Excellent transition to a 4 yr school

• After 2 years at a Community College your high school

records may not be needed for transfer purposes


Military Options: ROTC

• ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corp)

2 and 4 year scholarships available in all

branches of the military

• Competitive scholarship; begin process in

Spring of Junior year

• Active duty service requirement after

graduation


Military Options: Service

Academies

• United States Military Academy:

WestPoint, New York

• United States Naval Academy:

Annapolis, Maryland

• United States Coast Guard Academy: New

London, Connecticut

• United States Air Force Academy:

Colorado


Military Service Academies

• Must begin application process in Spring of Junior

year

• Very Competitive

• Full scholarship for four years (last estimated at a

worth of $300,000)

• Scholarship is all inclusive – cost to you is nothing

• Five year active duty required after graduation –

reserve duty required in different amounts for each

Academy

• Look for summer programs for each Academy


• Go to www.ncaaclearinghouse.org to register for the

clearing house

• Have Mr. Green send a transcript to NCAA

clearinghouse at the END of the junior year

• Update your transcript if changes have been made and

use your pin to check your status

• Send test scores to clearinghouse

(code 9999)


Financial Aid

1. FAFSA

(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

2. CSS Profile

3. Institutional Supplemental Financial Aid

Application

4. Attend Financial Aid Night

@ Cathedral (Senior Year)


Objective Formula

• Determines the EFC

(Expected Family Contribution)

• Main Factors: Income, assets and years to

retirement


Objective Formula

Total Cost of University - EFC =

FINANCIAL NEED


TWO SCENARIOS

• Cost of University

$15,000

• EFC — $ 15,000

——————

FINANCIAL 0

NEED

• Cost of University

$40,000

• EFC — $15,000

—————

FINANCIAL $25,000

NEED


Parental Role: (delicately)

-Please do not apply for your kids. Too many times we have

experienced kids not knowing where they have applied

- Have your students ask questions. We need to interact with

the students as we are going to write letters of

recommendation

- “Well I heard…” not all the public information is up to

date.

- We spend a lot of time with the students going through the

process and explain how Cathedral deals with all

(recommendations and the application process)

- Use the College Admissions Guide.

- Trust in the process. This too shall pass!


Now What?

• Sophomores and juniors

- Keep up the grades!

- Try and get involved

- Leadership!!!

- Community Service Hours


What have you done?

Counselors

• We have met with the class

of 2013 with a power-point

presentation and an

introduction to Quickstart/

my road

• Currently meeting with

individual students to

answer questions and to

check the students have a

plan

Students

• Registered for the SAT/

ACT (juniors)

• Compiled a resume

• Saved a college list on

Collegeboard

• Formed opinions

• Utilized resources to their

entirety

• Hired a private Counselor?


What to Expect…

• Sophomores-we meet with sophomores

starting February 29 th to discuss classes for

next year

Juniors-we are meeting with juniors

presently. We will start meeting about

classes for next year starting February 15 th


This year’s cover winner is

Eileen Kitrick

COLLEGE

ADMISSIONS GUIDE

2011/2012

CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC

HIGH SCHOOL

SAT/ACT High School Code:

052896


GOOD LUCK PLANNING!

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