Updated: 9/2012 Make sure everything is correct. Review all classes and grades Overall GPA: All classes listed on your transcript. It is not weighted. Work in progress Cal Grant GPA: a-g classes from 10th and 11th grade. It is not weighted. No rank listed. Irvington does not rank. Calculating your GPA Grades are assigned point values: A = 4 points B = 3 points C= 2 points NC= 0 points *”I” grades are temporary and are not factored into the GPA . •Overall GPA (non-weighted): Add all semester grades on your transcript together. Divide the total by the number of semester courses. •Weighted GPA: Same as overall GPA but add 1 extra point for each semester AP course or transferable college course to the total before dividing by the number of semester courses (individual private universities may calculate weighted GPA differently). •UC/CSU GPA: Use only grades received in “a-g” classes from 10th and 11th grade. Add an extra point for each semester AP course or transferable college course (http://www.assist.org) with a maximum of 8 extra points. GPA Calculator: http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/gpa_calculator.asp Credit Summary Req: Required Cmp: Completed Def: Deficient Graduation and CSU/UC a-g Requirements • Business/Comp: Not required at Irvington, instead you are required to have 75 elective credits • English: 40 credits required. You should have 20 at the beginning of 11th grade. Area “b” • Fine Art/ World Language: 75 • Math: 30 credits required including BOTH semesters of Algebra 1. You should have 20 at the beginning of 11th grade. CSU/UC: At least Algebra 2. Area “c” You need 10 credits of a Fine Art OR World Language to graduate. You should have 10 at the beginning of 11th grade. CSU/UC: A yearlong Art class (Area “f”) AND at least level 2 of a language (Area “e”) are needed. • Health: 5 credits required. You should have 5 at the beginning of 11th grade. Graduation and CSU/UC Requirements continued • PE: 20 credits required. You should have 20 at the beginning of 11th grade. • Science: 20 credits required. You should have 20 at the beginning of 11th grade. CSU/UC: Prefer Biology and Chemistry or Biology and Physics. Area “d” • Social Studies: 30 credits required. You should have 10 at the beginning of 11th grade. Area “a” 75 • Electives: 75 credits required. Any class taken after a subject requirement is met is counted as an elective (Ex: Your 3rd year of science counts as an elective). 110 You should have at least credits at the beginning of 11th grade to be on track. Credit Recovery Add a 0 period Add a 7th period Summer School: Students can make-up 10 credits in summer school. Adult School: Has a Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter. Students can take 2 classes (10 credits total) per quarter. See your counselor to register. Robertson High School: Consider Robertson as an option for graduation. Robertson requires fewer credits to graduate and students can complete classes in an accelerated manner, earning more than 60 credits per year. See your counselor ASAP if you need to make-up credits. More Graduation Requirements Need to Pass BOTH portions of the High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Need 40 hours of community service Service Hours Everything is now online. Go to Irvington.org to get started. More CSU and UC Requirements •SAT Reasoning Test: http://www.collegeboard.org/ OR •ACT: http://act.org/ The PSAT is October 20th!! Registration is open until October 19th. Space is limited. •UCs require the ACT with writing. •SAT subject tests may be recommended for certain majors. •SAT subject tests can add to your UC application if you score well in a subject area. Visit the College and Career Center’s webpage on Irvington.org for information on the PSAT and test prep options. More CSU Requirements Early Assessment Program (EAP): http://calstate.edu/eap/ •The EAP tests are an optional part of the 11th grade STAR test that you need to take. •Your EAP results let you and CSUs know if you will be ready for college level Math and English. It determines if you need to take extra English and Math courses prior to starting at the CSU. •Students who do not take the EAP test might end up having to take extra English and Math classes the summer before they enter the CSU as well as extra classes at the CSU that they could have taken during their 12th grade year at Irvington. Make sure to check the box on your STAR test that releases your EAP results to the CSUs. Know Irvington’s a-g list http://www.ucop.edu/doorways/ Financial Aid •Financial aid consists of funds provided to students and families to help pay for college. Types of Financial Aid: •Grants: Free money that does not have to be paid back. They are usually awarded based on financial need. •Scholarships: Free money that does not have to be paid back. Awarded based on merit, a special skill or interest, or need. Check the College and Career Center’s webpage for more information. •Loans: Money that parents and students borrow that does have to be paid back. •Students and Parents apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the student’s12th grade year. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Irvington.org Visit the Counselor’s Corner and the College and Career Center online for answers to many frequently asked questions… Don’t forget to register on School Loop! School Loop helps you stay on track.