Fall 2014 Junior Parent Night Powerpoint Presentation

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Welcome to
Junior Parent/Student Night!
 Eric
Calloway, Counselor
 Caroline
 Gloria
4/8/2015
Rubio, Counselor
DaSilva, Counselor
Dublin High School Statistics
For the Class of 2014 (411 students),
50% attended a four-year college or
university
 45% attended a two-year community
college (98% in a transfer program)
 11 enlisted in the military
 5 enrolled in vocational programs
 4 worked full time
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Breakdown:
70 attended CSU campuses (17%)
44 attended UC campuses (9.7%)
92 attended private and out-of-state colleges
(22%)
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University of California
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Serves top 1/8 of high school graduates
 MINIMUM GPA of 3.0 to apply
Comprehensive Review includes:
 “a – g” courses in grades 10 – 11
 Number of “a-g” and AP/Honors courses
 SAT or ACT with Writing scores (single best
sitting)
 Quality of the senior year
 Extra-curricular activities, special talents,
leadership exp., personal statements
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UC Eligibility in the Local Context
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Top 9% ELC from high school identified
by self-reported grades on UC app and:
Must have completed 11/15 “a-g” courses
 Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
 Must have at least one ACT/SAT score
 Results shown on “Application Status” page
after application deadline and review.
Applications will be automatically screened by
UC system upon submission.
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UC Entering Class of 2014
Admit rate ranged from 17% at UCLA to
67% at Merced
 Average GPA range was 3.61 at Merced
to 4.18 at Berkeley
 Average test score range was 24/1638 at
Merced to 31/2071 at Berkeley.
 Average cost of attendance for the UC
system is $33,000
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UC best bets…
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Do the best you can in “a-g” courses
Take advantage of other academic/
leadership/unique opportunities
Continue to retest to get best scores and
complete testing in Nov/Dec of senior year
Remember SAT Subject Tests no longer
required, suggested for Engineering and
Chemistry majors
Apply to numerous UC campuses
California State University
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Serves top 1/3 of high school graduates
Students ranked on Eligibility Index (formula
based on GPA/SAT/ACT calculation)
Requires SAT or ACT without writing
Average cost from $19,628 (Monterey Bay) per
year to $26,158 (SDSU) on-campus
EAP (ELM and EPT) tests taken by all juniors in
spring
Early Start Program - mandatory remediation
during summer after graduation
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California State University data:
GPA range was (2013) from 3.09 at
Dominguez Hills to 3.78 - 4.08 at San
Luis Obispo
 ACT range was from 18 at San
Bernadino to 29 at San Luis Obispo
 SAT range (Critical Reading and Math
only) was from 850 at Dominguez Hills to
1227 – 1388 at San Luis Obispo
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Impaction:
Impaction means that they have more
applicants than spots available
 Some CSU campuses are impacted for
all majors
 Some campuses rank applicants
(according to EI) by major
 Some campuses are not impacted,
except for Nursing/Pre-Nursing
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Best bets…
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Apply to local CSU East Bay and
San Francisco State - Alameda County
residents given priority at both
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Look at CSU Eligibility-only campuses
such as Stanislaus, Bakersfield,
Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Maritime
Academy, Channel Islands
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Western Undergraduate Exchange
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Students who are residents of WICHE states
may enroll at participating two- and four-year
college programs outside of their home state
at a reduced tuition rate.
 WICHE states include: Alaska, Arizona,
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon,
South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
 Website: wiche.edu/wue
 Some GPA, major, tests score requirements
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Private/Independent Colleges
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75 Independents in California alone
9 out of 10 receive financial assistance
Most schools guarantee 4 year graduation
Every admission file is personally reviewed
Classes are smaller with actual professors
Personal attention to succeed in college/life
Costs and admissions standards vary widely
Test scores can open access for financial aid
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California Community Colleges
All students should take “a-g” requirements,
especially MATH if they wish to be in a
Transfer Program
 DUSD Concurrent Enrollment Program for
10-12 graders-earn HS and College credit
 LPC Early Admissions Program
 Transfer Programs/AA & AS/Certificates
 Average cost $1400/year
 No SAT or ACT testing required
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CCC Transfer Agreements
LPC has TAGs with 10 California State
Universities and 6 University of
California campuses. In addition,
agreements are in place for Arizona
State University and University of the
Pacific and St. Mary’s College (Moraga)
 LPC has Concurrent Enrollment
Programs with CSUEB and UC Berkeley
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Trade/Technical Schools
Specialty schools such as Heald,
Wyotech, California Culinary Academy,
Dublin Beauty College
 All have different entrance requirements
- check with admissions
 All have financial aid available as well
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What should I be doing now???
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Earn the strongest grades possible through
summer after junior year
 If wishing to attend a four-year college, make
sure to remediate any D/F grades in courses
that have a (P) on your transcript
 Take SAT and/or ACT multiple times (single
best sitting vs. superscore)
 Consider taking test prep course (possibly
from Catalyst or Revolution Prep)
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What should I be doing now???
Continued….
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Visit campuses/attend Open Houses and sign up in
Career Center to hear college presentations from
admissions representatives
Attend Tri-Valley College Fair at Livermore HS on
October 15; attend Financial Aid Night at DHS on
February 4
Discuss finances as a family
Start looking for scholarships now (check on college
and DHS websites)
Start thinking about what you are looking for in a
school/program
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Thank you for attending!
General Q & A – 10 minutes
 If you have a specific question about
your student, please call Mrs. Campisi
(833-3300, x7050) to set up an
appointment with your student’s
counselor
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