Apply to College - Georgia Southwestern State University

Report
University System of Georgia
2012 PROBE Counselor Workshops
Sarah Wenham
Director of Student Access
USG Updates
Presidential Appointments
 Dr. Dorman, Georgia College and State University
 Dr. Burns, Gordon College
 Dr. Dozier, Savannah State University
 Dr. McKinney, Valdosta State University
Chancellor Huckaby
Institutional Changes
2-year institutions were granted state college status:
 Atlanta Metropolitan State College - Atlanta
 Darton State College - Albany
 East Georgia State College - Swainsboro
 Georgia Highlands College - Rome
 Georgia Perimeter College - Atlanta
 South Georgia College - Douglas
These institutions:
 will offer targeted baccalaureate programs to meet state’s
economic development needs
 were approved to retain their access missions
Institution Consolidations
Principles for Consolidation (adopted November 2011):
1. Increase opportunities to raise education attainment levels.
2. Improve accessibility, regional identity, and compatibility.
3. Avoid duplication of academic programs while optimizing access
to instruction.
4. Create significant potential for economies of scale and scope.
5. Enhance regional economic development.
6. Streamline administrative services while maintaining or improving
service level and quality.
Institution Consolidations
Approved
January
2012:for January 2013:
Final Approval
Planned
University of
North Georgia
South Georgia
State College
Georgia Regents
University
Middle Georgia
State College
North Georgia
College and
State University
South Georgia
College
Augusta State
University
Macon State
College
Gainesville
State College
Waycross
College
Georgia Health
Sciences
University
Middle Georgia
College
What does this mean for students?
Tuition & Fees
Application process
Admission Requirements
Source: “Complete College Georgia - Georgia’s Higher Education Completion Plan”
http://www.usg.edu/educational_access/documents/GaHigherEducationCompletionPlan2012.pdf
Complete College Georgia
Georgia’s Higher Education Plan is a joint effort between
USG and TCSG and calls for the two Systems to:
1. Create new forms of collaboration and accountability
among organizations responsible for or reliant on higher
education.
2. Continue to work with GADOE to increase the number
of college-ready students graduating from high school.
3. Reevaluate and envision anew the performance of
completion-related aspects of higher education.
•
Grant implementation lead by the
University System of Georgia on
behalf of the Governor’s Office.
•
Grant Partners Include:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Communities in Schools of Georgia
Georgia Department of Education
Georgia Partnership for Excellence in
Education
Georgia Student Finance Commission
Technical College System of Georgia
Provides resources for students and
families.
CACG Goals
1)
2)
3)
To increase the number of underrepresented
students who graduate from Georgia high schools
ready, supported and motivated to go into
postsecondary education.
To increase the number of underrepresented
students enrolled and persisting in postsecondary
education.
To increase the college degree attainment of lowincome adults with some college credits but no
degree.
CACG Strategies







Apply to College
Counselor Training and
Tools
GACollege411
FAFSA Events
College Textbook
Grants
Near Peer Program
Adult Learners
Consortium
GATRACS
 Military Outreach
 Public Awareness
Resources
 Motivational Modules
 Community
Engagement Events
 DOE Individual
Graduation Plan

CACG BIG WINS!!!
•
•
•
•
GAcollege411accounts have almost doubled!
FAFSAs filed have almost doubled — for a 182% increase!
College applications through GAcollege411 online have
risen 65%!
Public higher education enrollment has reached new
records!
• 311,442 USG students
• 197,059 TCSG students
GATRACS
To access
students:
•
•
•
Log onto their
GAcollege411
account.
Go to the
College
Planning tab
Click on
Transfer
Student
Planner
College Access: Creating a
College-Going Culture Modules

College and Career Advisement Strategies for
School Counselors.

High-quality, online professional learning for
certified middle grade and high school counselors
as well as postsecondary enrollment
professionals.
Modules cost $100 (refunded once course is
successfully completed)


For more information, please visit
http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/collegeac
cess.html
http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/collegeaccess.html
Motivational Modules

The Motivational Modules, are a comprehensive resource
containing critical messages that schools and communities can
instill in the minds of the students and parents regarding the
accessibility and importance of college and careers.

The underlying message of the modules is that college is desirable
and obtainable to any student to obtain a better quality of life…but
you have to go after it yourself.

For more information and training on how to use the modules
http://www.gsfc.org/main/publishing/volunteer_resource/index.cfm.
http://www.gsfc.org/main/publishing/volunteer_resource/index.cfm
College Book Grants
Book Grants to dual enrollment students in Early College, Move on When
Ready, and GED Dual Enrollment programs are available to fund college
textbook costs not covered through Georgia’s dual enrollment funding.
Schools with low income students currently enrolled in these programs
can contact the appropriate program directors:
Early College – Dawn Cooper ([email protected]),
Hope Grant/MOWR – Sheila Caldwell ([email protected])
GED Dual Enrollment – Carla DeBose ([email protected]) for more
information.
Georgia Apply to College
“I Applied” Buttons
A button is provided to every senior who
participates in an Apply to College event.
Volunteer Stickers
“Ask Me About My College”
Buttons
Provided to high school faculty and
staff to encourage discussions about
college.
Buttons complement
College Spirit Day
activity found in the
Site Coordinator
Handbook
“Apply to College” Banners
Each participating
school receives a 6’ or
10’ banner.
Posters
Multiple copies provided to all schools to
help advertise the GAC event, and
generate school excitement.
Handbooks
www.usg.edu/apply-to-college
Admission Standards
o
Board of Regents sets admission standards:
o
o
o
o
o
o
Required high school curriculum
Test scores and placement testing
Freshman index
GPA
Lawful presence
USG colleges and may set higher admission
standards than the System minimum
requirements.
Required High School
Curriculum

4 mathematics
 4 English
 4 science (effective 2012 grads)
 3 social science
 2 units of the same foreign
language or 2 units of American
Sign Language
BOR Policy 4.2.1.1 and ASAH 3.2.3
Mathematics Requirements
Mathematics Courses
Accessed
from the
Math FAQs
in the Staying
on Course
document
Science Courses
Research, Regional and State
Universities
Students must have minimum SAT or ACT scores
for admission to research, regional and state
universities:
ACT
17 English
And
17 Math
SAT
430 CR
And
400 Math
State and Two-Year Colleges
Require minimum test
scores and Freshman
Index
Require placement
testing
State and TwoYear Test Score
Requirements
Placement Testing and
Admissions
Collegiate Level
COMPASS Reading: 74+
COMPASS English: 60+
COMPASS Math: 37+
Students who test
into all 3 areas of
LS are not eligible
for admission.
Placing in Learning Support
COMPASS Reading: 62-73
COMPASS English: 32-59
COMPASS Math: 20-36
Students who test below the minimum
for placement into LS in any area are
not eligible for admission.
Exempting Placement
Screening
•
Students who submit SAT/ACT test scores sufficient
to exempt learning support are exempt from
placement testing.
• SAT – 430 Critical Reading/400 Math
• ACT – 17 English/17 Math
•
HSGT-ELA results can be used to exempt learning
support placement testing (minimum score of 235) –
be sure you send a student’s test results on the
transcript to avoid unnecessary LS testing and
placement!
College Credit Now!
Requirements
Test Scores
Minimum combined SAT CR/Math of 970 OR
Minimum ACT Composite of 20
GPA
Minimum cumulative high school grade point
average of 3.0 as calculated by the institution for
admission purposes
Curriculum Requirements
On-track for high school graduation and
completion of the USG’s RHSC
Learning Support
Exemption of all LS requirements
Note: these are minimum requirements as outlined in BOR policy. Institutions may
have additional requirements and some College Credit Now programs, such as
MOWR, may have higher requirements.
www.usg.edu/student_affairs
Feel free to contact us if you
have any questions!
The Office of Student Affairs
[email protected]
404-963-3110
www.usg.edu/student_affairs
Georgia Apply to College
[email protected]
404-962-3110
www.usg.edu/apply-to-college

similar documents