UCLA’s Early Academic Outreach Program Presents “High School College Conference” March 8, 2014 Early Academic Outreach Program EAOP’s Goals Since 1975, EAOP has continuously worked to increase access to higher education for California’s educationally disadvantaged students. We have served as UCLA’s program for college preparedness to middle school and high school students in the greater Los Angeles area. We provide FOUR KEY services: Academic Advising College Knowledge Exam Preparation Academic Enrichment Early Academic Outreach Program Early Academic Outreach Program Academic Enrichment Programs Math and Science Academy May 10 For 9th-11th grade EAOP students Students build math and science skills while learning about various career opportunities that are available through math and science degrees. Parent Ambassador Aug. 9 & 10 For parents Summer residential program where parents are trained by EAOP staff on college prep information. The goal is to have parents become education advocates and provide college information to their community. For more information email: [email protected] Early Academic Outreach Program Academic Prep Boot Camp July 18-20 For rising 10th/11th grade EAOP students Summer residential program that builds student’s academic foundation through rigorous writing classes and creative handson experiences/activities. College Application Boot Camp June 28-29 For rising 12th grade EAOP students An intensive commuter program where students participate in a college application, financial aid application, and personal statement workshop. Early Academic Outreach Program Our Team Director Debra Pounds Assistant Director Hugo Cristales Assistant Director Justyn Patterson Assistant Director Maria Wilcox Site Coordinators Ernesto Flores Ebreon Farris Maricela Saavedra Cynthia Macias Site Coordinators Britanny Lewis Darlene Neal Site Coordinators Cesar Perez Wendy Quinonez Sajae Davison Bruin Advisors Bruin Advisors Early Academic Outreach Program Bruin Advisors Early Academic Outreach Program Selecting Students Student Selection Criteria >Demonstrate academic potential >1st generation college student >Family Income >Attending a school with limited college prep curriculum >Reside in a community with low college going rates >Attending a school with below average SAT/ACT exam scores >Teacher/counselor recommendations To stay in EAOP students must: >Maintain at least a 2.4 GPA or in the process of achieving a 2.4 GPA >Attend EAOP meetings at school sites >Attend EAOP events at UCLA >Visit the Site Coordinator at their school on a regular basis Early Academic Outreach Program Early Academic Outreach Program ACTIVE EAOP students graduate with more college OPTIONS! Based on a 2013 Senior Survey (2,626 EAOP students): • 81% of program participants completed and passed their “A-G” courses • 74% of program participants completed their “A-G” coursed AND registered/took the ACT or SAT exam • 80% of program participants applied, were accepted, AND enrolled in postsecondary institutions upon high school graduation We Train Students to WIN! Early Academic Outreach Program Early Academic Outreach Program EAOP Parent/Student Responsibilities PARENTS >Attend parent meetings >Keep track of student’s extracurricular activities >Communicate with counselor and EAOP on student progress >Encourage child to participate in EAOP programs (ie. Saturday Academies, summer boot camps, and school workshops) Early Academic Outreach Program STUDENTS >Attend EAOP events >Frequently visit us at your school’s college office >Take all UC required entrance exams and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. >Get involved in extra-curricular activities that interest you >Communicate with your high school College Counselor for additional information. WHY GO TO COLLEGE? Degrees Doctorate/Professional Degree 3 yrs+ Masters Degree 2 yrs+ Bachelors Degree 4 yrs Associate Degree 2 yrs High School Diploma 4 yrs Early Academic Outreach Program WHY GO TO COLLEGE? Attending college is an INVESTMENT. Higher Education is one of the BEST decisions a person can make. Unemployment Rate (%) 2.1 2.5 3.5 4.5 6.2 8.3 12.4 Earnings Per Year $90,220 Professional $84,448 Doctorate Masters $67,600 Bachelors $55,432 Associate $40,820 HS Diploma No HS $33,904 $24,492 US Department of Labor Statistics 2012 Early Academic Outreach Program California Master Plan California Community College (CCC) 100% - cccapply.org California State University (CSU) 33% - calstate.edu University of California (UC) 12.5% - universityofcalifornia.edu Private Colleges & Universities aiccu.edu Early Academic Outreach Program Pathways to Higher Education OPTION #1 HIGH SCHOOL Early Academic Outreach Program Pathways to Higher Education OPTION #2 HIGH SCHOOL Early Academic Outreach Program California Community College 112 schools statewide 2 year institutions Degrees/Services - Technical or Vocational Certificates - Associate Degrees (A.A./A.S.) - Transfer to a 4-year university - Concurrent Enrollment Early Academic Outreach Program Requirements - 18 years or older - If under 18: High School Diploma or High School equivalent (GED) California State University 23 schools statewide 4 year institutions Degrees: - Bachelors (B.A./B.S.) - Masters - Teaching Credentials - Some offer Doctorates through joint programs with the UCs Application: csumentor.edu October 1- November 30th Early Academic Outreach Program Requirements - High School diploma - GPA: 2.0 - A-G Requirements - SAT or ACT Exam Admission Notices & Financial Aid Award Letters: As early as January Statement of Intent to Register (SIR): MAY 1st University of California 10 schools statewide 9 campuses opened to undergrads and transfers 4 year institutions Degrees: - Bachelors (B.A./B.S.) - Masters - Doctorates/Professional Application: universityofcalifornia.edu/apply November 1- November 30th Early Academic Outreach Program Requirements - High School Diploma - GPA: 3.0 - A-G Requirements - SAT or ACT w/writing - Honors & Awards - Extracurricular Activities/Community Service - Personal Statement - 2 Subject Tests (Recommended) Admission Notices & Financial Aid Award Letters: March/April Statement of Intent to Register (SIR): MAY 1st Private/Independent 70+ schools statewide 2 year & 4 year programs Degrees: - Associate (A.A./A.S.) - Bachelors (B.A./B.S.) - Masters - Doctorates/Professional Application: Commonapp.org, aiccu.edu Requirements - High School diploma - GPA: varies 2.5 - A-G Requirements - SAT or ACT and may require 2 Subject Tests - Most schools have requirements very similar to that of the UC system Admission Notices & Financial Aid Award Letters: Varies Statement of Intent to Register (SIR): MAY 1st Early Academic Outreach Program “For-Profit” Colleges = Beware DANGERS of “For-Profit” Colleges > Most are NOT accredited colleges/universities > ”Degrees” earned are often worthless to employers > Classes taken at these colleges don’t transfer over to the Four Systems of Higher Education > Students accrue an incredible amount of DEBT!! http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6838088n Early Academic Outreach Program Eligibility Requirements A-G Requirements A History/Social Science 2 years B English 4 years C Mathematics 3 years+ D Laboratory Science 2 years+ Early Academic Outreach Program E Language Other Than English 2 years+ F Visual/Performing Art 1 year G College Prep Elective 1 year Eligibility Requirements High School Courses High School Courses Advanced Placement (AP) College Level (CL) Honors (HL) Regular Any identified H/AP/CL courses taken between 10th-12th grade receive 1+ GPA point when passed with a grade of “C”↑ AP/CL HL Regular Early Academic Outreach Program Eligibility Requirements College Prep Grade Point Average (GPA) GPA is determined by grades earned in A-G classes taken in the last 3 years of high school (10th-12th grade): 9 SS 10 SS 11 SS 12 College Prep GPA ONLY courses which fall under the A-G requirements are taken into consideration by colleges and universities when calculating the GPA. Some High School Graduation Requirements are NOT considered A-G courses such as: > Physical Education > Computer/Typing > Service Early Academic Outreach Program > Health > Woodshop > Leadership Eligibility Requirements Calculate GPA Grade Regular H/AP/CL A 4 5 B 3 4 C 2 3 Example #1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Class Grade English A= 4 Geometry B= 3 Biology D= 1 Drawing A= 4 World History C=2 PE A=4 Total:: 14/5 classes GPA: 2.8 Early Academic Outreach Program D 1 1 F 0 0 Example #2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Class Grade AP English A= 5 Geometry B= 3 AP Biology D= 1 Drawing A= 4 AP World History C=3 PE A=4 Total: 16/5 classes GPA: 3.2 Eligibility Requirements Entrance Exams Exam SAT ACT w/writing Subject Test Length 3 hours 3 ½ hours 1 hour Areas Reading, Writing, Math English, Reading, Math, Science, + Writing Section Subject areas: literature, history, math, science, languages Scoring 2400 36 800 Cost $51 $52.50 $24.50 (basic fee) + $13 (each subject exam) $24 (language with listening) Register Collegeboard.com Actstudent.org Collegeboard.com FEE Waiver: 2 FREE SAT Exam, 2 FREE ACT Exams, & 2 FREE Subject Tests Early Academic Outreach Program Eligibility Requirements Personal Achievements “Well Rounded Student”: universities want students who are active and successful both inside and outside the classroom! Honors/Awards: •Essay , Speech, or Art contest •Sports/Recreation recognitions (MVP, Captain, championship, etc) •Academic recognitions (Science Fair, honor roll, etc) • Exam Scholarship recognition (PSAT/STAR/AP) Extracurricular Activities/Community Service: • Clubs, Sport, organizations •Volunteering •Tutor •Internships •Musical theater or artistic performances •Participation in summer programs (COSMOS, EAOP, CYLP, etc.) Leadership and Initiative: • Length of involvement in Extracurricular Activities/Community Service •Progression of leadership role in clubs/organizations •Leadership roles- team captain, editor newspaper/yearbook, leadership presidents, etc •Work experience Early Academic Outreach Program HOW DO I PAY FOR COLLEGE? Financial Aid Cost of Attendance (COA) COST OF ATTENDANCE INCLUDES: > Tuition > Housing > Health Insurance > Room and Board > Transportation > Personal Expenses COA varies across institutions of Higher Education: *Prices subject to change *Tuition/Fees *COA Community College $1,218 $11, 721 Cal State University $7,002 $23, 222 University of California $12,692 $32,415 Private Colleges/Universities $45,602 $62,245 Early Academic Outreach Program Financial Aid Financial Need/Financial Aid How to determine Financial Need: Cost of Attendance (COA) – Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need (Financial Aid eligibility) Types of Financial Aid a student may be eligible for : > Grants > Scholarships > Work-study > Loans Early Academic Outreach Program GRANTS FREE money from the university and/or the state and federal government There are many different types of grants. These are the most common: Federal Grants State Grants Pell Grant: $400-$5,645 X 5 years Cal Grant A: min 3.0 GPA and financial need max $12,192 X 4 years Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): $100-$400 Cal Grant B: min 2.0 GPA and financial need max $1,473 (1st year) and $1,473 + Tuition X 3 years Federal Teach Grant: $4,000/year Cal Grant C: based on financial need max $3,009 Early Academic Outreach Program SCHOLARSHIPS FREE money from organizations/companies, individuals, & university There are all types of scholarships with different eligibility requirements. Most scholarhsips are based on the following: GPA Talents and abilities Academic/Career Interests Extracurricular Activities Community Service WARNING be careful with fraudulant scholarships! As a general rule: If you must pay to get free money, it may be a scam! Warning Signs: “Guaranteed Winnings” “Free Seminars” 1-900 numbers Ask for Credit Cards/checks Early Academic Outreach Program WORK-STUDY Part time job. Amount granted depends on financial need Most jobs are on campus Flexible work hours Granted up to $5,000 Salary is subsidized by the government Easier to find a job Early Academic Outreach Program LOANS Money borrowed and must be paid back with interest. Subsidized Stafford Loan: no interest or monthly payments until 6 months after graduation Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: interest begins to accumulate when loan is dispersed. Monthly payments begin after graduation. PLUS Loans: Loans for parents to help pay for their child’s college education. Private Loans : Private loans have higher and variable interest rates. They have no grace period and no opportunity to have loans pardoned. Early Academic Outreach Program Financial Aid Applications Application Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Type of Aid Grants, Scholarships, Work-study, Loans Cal Grants Institutional Aid (Private Schools) Deadline January 1-March 2 March 2 Varies by institution March 2 Registration Fafsa.ed.gov Csac.ca.gov Collegeboard.org Csac.ca.gov $0 $25 (Fee Waivers available) $0 Cost $0 GPA Verification Form CSS Profile Dream Act Application Cal Grant (ONLY for AB540 students) Early Academic Outreach Program AB-540 Students AB-540 students qualify for in-state tuition if they: Have attended a CA high school for at least 3 years (6 semesters) Graduate with a Diploma or GED Enroll in a college Submit AB-540 Affidavit with college Difference in Tuition Cost: California Community College $1,218 (in state) $4,940 (out of state) California State University (CSU) $7,002 (in state) $ 15,263(out of state) University of California (UC) $12,692 (in state) $ 35,570 (out of state) Early Academic Outreach Program AB-540 Students AB-130 AB-131 Signed into law July 25, 2011, authorizes AB540 students to apply to privately funded scholarships given out by a California public college/university. Effective January 1, 2012 Signed into law October 8, 2011, authorizes AB540 students to apply for Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver and Cal Grants Effective January 1, 2013 REQUIREMENTS : REQUIREMENTS : 1. Be classified as AB-540 1. Be classified as AB540 2. Meet scholarship requirements 2. GPA and income requirements as decided by the California Aid Commission Early Academic Outreach Program AB-540 Students Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced that undocumented immigrants who entered the US before the age of 16 may be eligible for “Deferred Action”. If granted, they will NOT be deported and qualify for a work permit renewable every 2 years. To be eligible you must show that you: >Came to the US before the age of 16 >Have continuously resided in the US since June 15,2007-Present >Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012 >Entered w/o inspection before June 15, 2012 or lawful immigration status expired as of June 15, 2012 >Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or 3 misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety >Were physically present in the US on June 15, 2012, & at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS >Are currently in school, have your HS Diploma or GED or you are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the US For more information please visit lacashforcollege.org/resources.html under Dream Act Update Early Academic Outreach Program AB-540 Students AB-540 Financial Aid Strategies SCHOLARSHIPS! Save money by living at home Find sponsors Concurrent Enrollment Speak with a financial aid officer Early Academic Outreach Program Questions? THANK YOU! Please visit our website for more information: www.eaop.ucla.edu Campus Activities 2:15-3:15pm Campus Tour (meet at the BEAR) Put on your walking shoes and explore the UCLA campus with your very own Bruin Advisor tour guide! Our Bruin Advisors will guide you through the Murphy Sculpture Garden, take you to see the famous Janss Steps, the Inverted Fountain (aka Toilet Bowl), and tell you about our legends/superstitions! 2:15-3:15pm Student Panel (Meet in front of Kerckhoff Hall) Learn what it’s like to be a college student! Our undergraduates will be opening up about college life, financial aid, living on campus, their road to college, their future plans, and much more!