College 101 Sarah Hirano, Region 7 College Expo Coordinator Melissa Ea



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College 101

  • District Convention 2017

California State University

University of California

  • Students focus on research and theory-based teaching
  • 9 undergraduate campuses and 10 graduate campuses throughout California
  • Much more expensive to attend compared to CSU’s.

A-G Requirements

A- G Requirements

Types of Applications

  • Common Application
  • For 600+ schools
  • 1 essay, 250-650 words
  • Some schools require a specific essay or prompts related to their school.
  • UC Application
  • For schools in the UC system
  • 4 personal insight questions, 350 words maximum each. 8 prompts to choose from

Types of Applications

  • School specific applications
  • Certain schools do not accept the Common Application
  • Others provide an alternative to the Common App and accept either application
  • These can include prompts or essays that relate more directly to the school and help them to better assess your application.

When to Apply

  • Early Action: non-binding; will receive admission decision by December.
  • Early Decision: binding; will receive admission decision by December
  • Regular Decision: non-binding; will receive admission decision in the spring
  • *Some schools may have Early Action/Decision 2 options

Deadlines

  • UC Application opens
  • August 1st, 2017
  • UC Application filing period
  • November 1st - 30th
  • CSU Application opens
  • October 1st, 2017
  • CSU Application filing period
  • October 1st - November 30th

How to Stand Out

  • Challenging class courses (AP/IB/Honors)
  • Express your interests and passion
  • Extracurricular activity involvement
  • Be well rounded and have long-term extracurricular commitments: work, leadership positions, sports, music

How to Stand Out

  • Good academics/scores/essays are also very important:
  • GPA
  • SAT, ACT, AP Exams
  • Strong academic record
  • Strong personal statements

Standardized Tests

  • SAT
  • https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
  • ACT
  • https://www.act.org/
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests

How to Ensure Your Comfort On Campus

  • Choose the right school for you!
  • “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life”
  • --Marc Anthony
  • Ease up on classes and extracurricular activities during freshman year
  • Work your interests around your schedule (don’t overwhelm yourself!)

How to Ensure Your Comfort On Campus

  • Use your first year to discover what you are truly interested in
  • Don’t be afraid to utilize the Escort Program; most colleges have one
  • Open up to those around you!

Clubs & Organizations

  • There are thousands of clubs and
  • organizations available to students! A
  • few well-known include:
  • Circle K
  • Art Law Society
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Stand Up for Kids
  • Ceramic Arts
  • Psychology Student Association
  • Athletic Teams*

Clubs & Organizations

  • Some clubs are strictly for undergraduates or graduates
  • Many others are all inclusive

Circle K Clubs

  • Districts:
  • Alabama
  • Andean and Central America
  • Cali-Nev-Ha
  • Capital
  • Carolinas
  • Caribbean
  • Eastern Canada
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois-Eastern Iowa
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky-Tennessee
  • Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota-Dakotas
  • Missouri-Arkansas
  • Montana

Circle K Clubs

  • Nebraska-Iowa
  • New England
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Southwest
  • Texas-Oklahoma
  • Utah-Idaho
  • West Virginia
  • Western Canada
  • Wisconsin-Upper Michigan

Circle K Clubs

  • There are currently 63 campuses in the Cali-Nev-Ha District that have a Circle K club! A few include:
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Southern California
  • University of California, Davis
  • Pasadena City College
  • Stanford University
  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • ?
  • ?
  • Questions?
  • Comments?
  • Concerns?
  • Go for it!

Acknowledgements

  • Broneka Kovarkez, CNH District College EXPO Coordinator
  • Sarah Hirano, Region 7 College EXPO Coordinator
  • Melissa Ea, Region 10 College EXPO Coordinator
  • The CNH Key Club District would like to acknowledge the following individuals who have contributed to this presentation over the years.


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