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Mrs. Heller
College & Career Counselor
College Admissions
College Admission Requirements
A. History / Social Science
(U.S. History, World History,
Government)
B. English
(Composition and Literature)
C. Mathematics
(Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2)
D. Laboratory Science
(Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
E. Language Other Than English
(Spanish, French, Etc.)
F. Visual and Performing Arts
(Drama, Instrument)
G. College Prepatory Elective
# of Years
REQUIRED
# of Years
RECOMMENDED
2 Years
3 Years
4 Years
3 Years
4 Years
2 Years
3 - 4 Years
2 Years
3 - 4 Years
1 Year
1 Year
Graduating from West High School
West High School Requirements
A. History / Social Science
(U.S. History, World History,
Government)
B. English
(Composition and Literature)
C. Mathematics
(Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2)
D. Laboratory Science
(Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
E. Language Other Than English
(Spanish, French, Etc.)
F. Visual and Performing Arts
(Drama, Instrument)
G. College Prepatory Elective
# of Years
REQUIRED
3 Years
College Admissions
RECOMMENDED
3 Years
4 Years
4 Years
2 Years
4 Years
2 Years
3 - 4 Years
1 Year of a Language or 1 of
Fine Arts
3 - 4 Years
See Above
1 Year
75 Elective Credits
2 Years PE
1 Semester Health
1 Year
The Four Divisions of Higher Ed
Colleges – 112 Campuses
 California State University – 23 Campuses
 University of California – 10 Campuses,
but only 9 offer undergraduate degrees
 Private Colleges & Universities – 100+
Campuses
 Community
Community Colleges
 Offer

AA, AS
 Offer

Transfer Agreements
IGETC, TAG’s
 Offer

2-year degrees
Trader Certificates
Mechanics, Cosmetology
 Entrance

Requirements:
Must be 18 years old OR have a High School
Diploma
California State University (CSU’s)
 A minimum
2.0 GPA
 A-G Requirements
 SAT Reasoning Exam (or ACT Test)
University of California (UC’s)
 A minimum
3.0 GPA
 A-G Requirements
 SAT Reasoning Exam, or ACT
 SAT II Subject Exam

Not required for college admission, but some
Majors want it, check the college.
 Personal
Statement
Private Colleges
 Completely
tailored to the college…..
College Bound? Stay Competitive
 Colleges

look at:
Rigor of academics
• AP
• Honors
• College Classes


Involvement in activities
Leadership
• Build Your Brand

Test Scores
College & Career Center
 College

Brochures & Viewbooks
UC’s, CSU’s, Privates, Out of State,
International
 Community
College Info
 College Admission Pieces

Essay Writing, SAT & ACT Testing
 Financial Aid

Government Aid, Scholarships
 College
Rep Visits
 Essentially,



it’s counseling software
Interest inventories
Career assessments
College Communications
• From first visit to application material submission


Scholarships
Summer Programs
 Make
sure you register with an e-mail that
you check on a regular basis!
Remind 101
 Text
Message Alert System
 Send a text message to: 81010
 Text this message: @06-2019
 Return confirmation text with your name
Thank You and Come Visit!

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