CSU Application Workshop 2014 - San Marcos Unified School District

Report
• Check-in with your teacher
for any work missed during
this period!
• If you will be attending a UC
workshop tomorrow
remember to bring your
transcript!
• Sign-in before the workshop
or you will be marked
absent!
CSU
Application
Workshop
Eligibility, Tips, Common
Mistakes, then free time on
computers.
Calculating your UC/CSU GPA
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First look only at 10th & 11th grade
Palomar Courses: A semester grade in an A-G approved weighted
college course should be counted as 2 weighted grades. (refer to
UC doorways website: https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/)
Put a line through all non-college prep classes (Team Sports, TA, Woodshop)
Repeated courses must be exact same level and title
Eligibility Calculator
 Once
you have
calculated your
GPA compare it on
the Eligibility Index.
 SAT is Reading
Comprehension
and Math test
scores combined
(no Writing).
California Resident
Eligibility Index
ACT
SAT
Composite
Score
Total Score
3.0
No
Minimum
No
Minimum
2.8
2.6
2.4
2.2
2.0
14
18
22
26
30
660
820
980
1140
1300
GPA
Tips
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Keep your username and password written down
somewhere. You can save applications and log on later to
complete.
Use High School transcript in order to enter in class
information- INCLUDE 9th GRADE CLASSES AND GRADES. Do
not send transcript unless requested.
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Check 1st page of application to see when school requires
transcript.
You will find your SSID on top of your SMHS transcript (called
state ID)
Submit one full application for one CSU before starting any
other applications- it will then prepopulate general info
Be sure to enter in the high schools that you have attended
and Palomar (Under the College Info Tab) if you took a
class there.
You are attending San Marcos High School in San Marcos,
Ca NOT Santa Barbara or Texas.
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For “Teacher Credential Program” enter “not
interested”- credential program is after BA/BS
When entering in test information be sure to include
scores.
If you are taking a test in the future (Oct/Nov) put
that date on your application and leave your score
blank
When taking SAT test use the code 3594 to send
scores to ALL CSU campuses. Scores must be sent
directly from College Board.
If you have listed a CSU campus as an ACT score
report recipient, you can use the ACT Scores
Manager through CSU Mentor to release your score
to additional campuses. Before you can use the ACT
Scores Manager, you must first have arranged for
your scores to be sent to a CSU campus.
Letters of recommendation are not accepted for the
CSU’s.
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Each CSU campus will ask you to create an account with
their system. Do it and keep track of your password and
username and check back at least once a week.
Create a professional email address that you will check.
This is the official communication method of CSU. Check
your spam folder!!!!!!
Track application status, “To Do” items, and Due Dates
through campus accounts and email.
Some CSU’s are now asking for 7th semester transcripts. Do
not send transcripts unless requested to do so by a specific
campus.
CSU mentor uses pop-ups to display information; Please
configure your browser or system settings to allow pop-ups
At the end of the school year, you must arrange to send
your final, official transcript from SMHS, as well as any other
educational institution you have attended.
All transcript requests go through the Registrar in the
counseling office (Ms. Brahy).
Entry Status
Select the option that pertains to you:
1. Graduating high school senior with no
college credit
2. Graduating senior with college credit (if
you completed Palomar courses and/or
scored 3 or better on AP exams)
3. Dates of SMHS Attendance: 08/201106/2015
Adding courses
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Choose the school that they were taken at (SMHS or
Palomar)
Choose the grade level, year, title and semester course
with 2 grades given for a full academic year.
Choose the grade for each semester (if you repeated a
D or F only report the new grade and not the D or F).
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Must be the exact same class! (ex. D in honors or AP
course must be included even if made up with a college
prep course)
Designate if it was an honors course only if there is a star
on the left of the course on your high school transcript.
 CANNOT designate Bio (H), English (H), History (H),
Geometry (H), or Algebra 2 (H) as an honors course
College courses
(example: work experience)
 Enter
college name (Palomar) on the
“College Information” page
 Make sure to select “College Course” in
the Honors/AP/IB/College Course field
 You must only report one grade earned
for a college course. The college course
will be counted as two semesters of high
school credit
 List
additional non a-g courses such as: Leadership
(ASB), Yearbook, Woodshop, etc (if asked).
 When completing the information on the Fee
Waiver page IT MUST BE ACCURATE. It can only be
submitted once.
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Fee Waiver = 4 campus applications for free
 Can
pay by credit card, check or money order
(application fee $55.00)
 DO NOT submit the application today! Go home,
have parent review application.
 During the workshop you can use the “skip to
another screen” tab to skip parent income
information (go home and confirm info with parents
before submitting app)
Senior Year Courses
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Senior Schedule: Enter in 1st semester courses
as “in progress”, 2nd semester as “planned”
12th grade English course is listed as “CSU
Expository Writing”
If you listed a course on your application and
then drop it, or earn a D or F in any senior year
courses, you MUST notify the admissions office
at each university to which you applied.
All acceptances are conditional; MUST earn C
or better
EOP
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EOP is a separate application. Great
program for lower income, first generation
college students (parents did not graduate
from 4 year university). AVID and Dream Act
students are encouraged to apply.
Cannot start EOP app until you submit CSU
app.
EOP provides orientation sessions, tutoring,
advising, transitional support, EOP grants
EOP deadlines vary at each campus
PACE Promise
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Have you been enrolled in the San Marcos Unified School
District all 4 years?
Have you completed the A-G coursework with grades of
“C” or better?
Did you meet the CSU eligibility index?
Have you taken the SAT Reasoning or ACT Exam?
You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) starting January 1st.
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PACE $CHOLAR
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$tudents must pass the EAP test in English and math
during the 11th grade (taken during the STAR tests).
*YOU MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO CSUSM*
CSU/UC Applications due Nov.30th
NO APP, NO TURKEY!!

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