Your Irvington Transcript - Fremont Unified School District

Senior Class Size: 505
Updated: 9/2014
 A-F:
Ms. Velazco
 G-Lo:
Ms. Bennett
 Lu-Sa:
Ms. Mintey
 Sc-Z:
Ms. Serrano
Visit the Counselor’s Corner and the College and Career Center
online for answers to many frequently asked questions…
***The UCs and CSUs
DO NOT accept
letters of rec.***
…Including instructions on requesting a letter of recommendation FOR
PRIVATE COLLEGES from your counselor.
New this year: lunchtime “meet
and greet” w/ your counselor
Early Action/Early Decision
Deadline: 9/30/14 or 10/1/14
Regular Decision Deadline:
10/29/14 or 10/30/14
Does Senior Year Matter to Colleges?
• Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
• Your senior year, colleges expect you to maintain a similar GPA
and course rigor.
• Private colleges (NOT CSU/UCs) make most admission decisions
AFTER they ask your counselor to submit your 1st semester grades.
• College admission is CONDITIONAL. You can be rescinded for
dropping a class after you apply or if your GPA is not similar to
what you applied with. Students are responsible for notifying
colleges if they drop a course or have a failing grade senior year.
• Colleges CAN and DO (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) rescind admission. Make sure
you understand your capabilities and have chosen a
manageable 12th grade schedule.
Naviance helps with college and career planning. College/major search,
career surveys, matching capabilities, etc.
Scroll down to find the Naviance info page.
Free access to -SAT/ACT/PSAT/AP/DMV/CAHSEE exam prep including
practice tests and drills -Essay lab to help students write essays (including
college entrance) -Study guides for many subjects
To sign up:
magic word: ELUANT
Your transcript from our new Student Information System will look different
than this but are not ready to be printed at this time.
Make sure everything is correct.
Review all classes and grades
Classes cannot be repeated for credit per district policy (example: 2 years of
Spanish 1). See your counselor if you have repeated a class to make sure you
are on track for graduation.
work in progress:
May not be
accurate if you
recently changed a
Overall GPA: All classes
listed on your transcript. It
is not weighted.
Cal Grant GPA: a-g
classes from 10th and 11th
grade. It is not weighted.
Used to determine
eligibility for financial aid.
No rank listed.
Irvington does not
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 ( with a maximum of 8 extra points.
GPA Calculator:
Req: Required
Credit Summary
Cmp: Completed
Def: Deficient
Graduation and CSU/UC
Requirements (a-g reqs)
• Business/Comp: Not required at
Irvington, instead you are required to
have 75 elective credits
• (b) English: 40 credits required.
You should have 30 now.
• Fine Art/World Language: You
need 10 credits of a Fine Art OR
World Language to graduate.
CSU/UC: A yearlong Art (f) class
AND at least level 2 of a
language (e) are needed.
• Health: 5 credits required
• Math: 30 credits required
including BOTH semesters of
Algebra 1. CSU/UC: At least
Algebra 2 (c)
Graduation and CSU/UC
Requirements continued
• PE: 20 credits required
• Science: 20 credits required.
CSU/UC: Prefer Biology and
Chemistry (d).
• (a) Social Studies: 30 credits
required. You should have 20 at this
• 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
You should have at least
credits at the beginning of 12th
grade to be on track.
Know Irvington’s a-g list
Every class at Irvington that fulfills
an a-g subject requirement for
CSU and UC admission can be
found on this list.
Credit Recovery
Add a 0 period
Add a 7th period
Adult School: Has a Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter.
Students can take 2 classes (10 credits total) per quarter.
See your counselor to register.
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) (Make-up test
for 12th graders that have not
passed is October 7th and 8th
Need 40 hours of
community service
Service Hours
Click here to get started. Everyone needs to
create a new account. Your old info will not
work. Service hours are being transferred from
the old system beginning with 12th graders.
****New This Year****
There is an app available. Search
Apple or Google Play:
ServiceKarma (one word)
See Mr. Lewis in rm 212 if you have
Graduation Reqs
What are the main differences?
Algebra 1 + 20 more
credits of math
Fine Art OR World Language
Algebra 1, Geometry, and
Algebra 2 (minimum)
Fine Art AND World Language
(Digital Drawing, Arts Spectrum,
Social Dance and Culinary Arts
are NOT fine art classes)
California College Systems
Types of Colleges
California State
Universities (CSU)
University of
California (UC)
133: Ohlone, De
Anza, Chabot, Las
Positas, San Jose
City, Evergreen,
Foothill, etc.
23 CSUs: East Bay,
San Jose State, San
Francisco, Monterey
Bay, Sonoma, Los
Angeles, etc.
10 UCs: Berkeley,
Davis, San Francisco,
Irvine, Santa Barbara,
Los Angeles, Merced,
Santa Cruz, San
Diego, Riverside
76 members:
Stanford, University
of Santa Clara,
University of San
Francisco, Mills
College, University
of the Pacific, etc.
Note: UC San Francisco
is a medical center and
currently is not providing
bachelor degrees.
Nature of
Two-Year Schools
1. Complete courses
for the first 2
years of a
bachelor’s degree
transferable to UC
and CSU
2. Vocational
3. Enrichment and
job skills classes
Four-Year Schools
with Graduate
1. Various majors
and programs
2. Bachelor’s
3. Master’s degrees
4. Teaching
Four-Year Schools
with Graduate
1. Various majors
and programs
2. Bachelor’s
3. Master’s degrees
4. Doctorate and
Two and Four-Year
Schools, some with
Graduate Programs
Various majors and
academic programs
are offered at each
campus. Check
college websites or
California College Systems Continued
Types of Colleges
California State
Universities (CSU)
University of
California (UC)
No subject
requirements. Must
be a high school
graduate or 18 years
of age.
See slide on a-g
See slide on a-g
Requirements vary
by school. Check
college websites or
Some programs have
requirements. Check
college websites or
Math and English
assessment tests are
required for new
students in order to
be placed at the
correct skill level.
These tests are not used
to exclude students. Tests
are given after an
application is submitted,
usually followed by an
orientation, counseling,
and enrollment into
ACT (writing section
not required)
ACT plus writing
SAT Reasoning Test
SAT Reasoning Test
ELM- Entry Level
Math Test
EPT- English
Placement Test (These
tests are not used for
admission purposes)
Recommended: Certain
SAT Subject tests are
recommended for certain
majors. Check with
interested colleges for
specific information.
Some schools may
require the SAT
Reasoning Test or
ACT plus writing
and/or SAT Subject
Tests. Check college
websites or
catalogues for
specific test
Community Colleges
• 112 campuses located throughout California (Ohlone,
DeAnza, Chabot and Mission College are the closest to
• Total enrollment: 2.4 million students
• Requirements: 18 years old OR have a high school
• Types of programs:
1.Complete 60 units (2 years on average) for an
AA/AS degree which can transfer to a 4 year
university (transfer to a 4 year university as a junior)
2.Vocational programs (nursing, pharmacy tech, massage
therapy, early childhood education, automotive technology,
3.Enrichment classes and classes to develop skills
•SAT Reasoning Test:
•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 for
information on the SAT/ACT and test prep options.
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. Check the College and Career
Center’s webpage for more information.
Final Thought
• From Richard Shaw, Dean of Admissions at Stanford:
• “I continue to be deeply concerned about the burnout,
exhaustion and stress some students experience as they go
through important years of adolescent development…When
high school is simply a way station for accumulating college
credit, and a university education is viewed as a finite means
to a specific end, the individual student and his or her human
experience is diminished.”
• “What we must teach and model for our young people is that
high school is as much about being as it is doing.”
• “As parents and adults we are too often outcome oriented—
we want to know what college and which job, outcomes that
are years away. A more compelling question? Who will this
student be today, tomorrow and over the course of a long

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