[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Advisor's Bulletin for 9/20/07

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CONTACT:  Ilene Abrams  iabrams at berkeley.k12.ca.us  or 644-6804

College Advisor's Bulletin
Thursday, September 20, 2007

SAT WORD OF THE DAY:  APPREHENSION – fear; misgivings.  When a police 
car pulls up behind me when I am driving, I experience a feeling of 
apprehension, even if I am not doing anything wrong.

I will be out of town from Tuesday, September 25-Friday, September 28 
at a professional conference.  If you need assistance while I am gone, 
please contact Ms. Price at angela_price at berkeley.k12.ca.us .

1.  SENIOR PARENT COLLEGE NIGHT – Tuesday, October 2, 6:30 pm in the 
Berkeley High library.  Hear a panel of UC, Cal State, community 
college and private school representatives and get all of your 
questions answered about these types of schools.
2.  FINANCIAL AID PART ONE – Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 pm in the 
Berkeley High library.  Sue Kim, a financial aid expert, will explain 
how financial aid is calculated for both public and private schools and 
answer your questions.  She will also provide information on merit aid.

TODAY - Membership applications for the California Scholarship 
Federation are now available in the College/Career Center.  Join CSF to 
show your enthusiasm for citizenship and academics. Come to an 
information meeting Thursday, September 20 at lunch in the 
College/Career Center or email CSF at csfbhs at gmail.com

The PSAT is given only once a year at Berkeley High.  The dates are set 
by College Board.  This year it will be given on Saturday, October 20 
in the morning.  It is about three hours long.  It is an excellent 
practice test for the SAT for juniors and sophomores.  For juniors 
only, it is also the qualifying exam for the National Merit 
Scholarship.  If your junior cannot take the test on Saturday, some 
local schools also give it on Wednesday, October 17.  The student can 
talk with me at lunch or after school about the problem and I may be 
able to help.  Sophomores need not worry about missing the test.  I DO 
NOT YET HAVE REGISTRATION INFORMATION.  When it comes out, it will be 
available in the College Advisor’s Bulletin and the Student Daily 

Keeping King’s Legacy Alive Scholarship - develop and submit a script 
for a 30 second public service announcement contributing to the public 
understanding of Dr. King's life and the movements inspired by his 
message of peace through social justice. Five finalists will be invited 
to meet with local film producers and representatives from the MLK 
Institute to share the inspiration behind their PSA. Of the finalists, 
one team will be chosen and those individuals/group will get to shoot 
their PSA with professional film producers, which will be aired on the 
Yahoo! website and on local TV stations on Martin Luther King Day 2008. 
Members of the winning team will also receive a $2500 scholarship. For 
more information, go to 
Deadline to submit proposals – September 21, 2007

* At the end of August, all registered students were mailed a copy of 
this year's College Application Handbook for Students and Their 
Parents.  The handbook was sent by bulk mail.  If you are a senior who 
registered at Berkeley High School after August 19th or if you did not 
receive a copy in the mail, you can pick up a copy at the 
College/Career Center.  Because of the cost, we can only provide one 
copy per family, even if the student’s parents are no longer living 
together.  This book is an excellent resource, with current information 
on applying for admissions and financial aid, testing, athletics, 
scholarships, etc.

*If you missed the Senior Parent meeting on September 10, you may 
borrow a DVD of the meeting.  You may keep it for up to two evenings.  
Please e-mail Angela Price at angela_price at berkeley.k12.ca.us to get on 
the list to borrow it.

REMINDER:  If you are applying to private colleges which need a 
counselor recommendation, your Senior Profiles are due on Friday, 
September 21st.  You do NOT need to fill these out if you are applying 
only to the UC’s, Cal State Universities or community colleges.

Seniors, sign up in D221 to attend college presentations.  All 
presentations will be held in the College/Career Center.  You must also 
pick up an authorization form for your teacher to sign so that you may 
miss his or her class.  This is a great opportunity to find out more 
about what individual colleges have to offer as well as to meet the 
admission officer who may be reading your application.   Students may 
not attend more than 10 college visits during the school year.   A 
complete listing of the September and October college visits is 
available at http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=finding-a-college .

TODAY- Thursday, September 20
8:30 George Washington (DC)
9:30 Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
10:35 University of Denver (CO)
12:20 Boise State (ID)
2:20 Portland State (OR)

Friday, September 21
8:30 Brown (RI)
9:35 St. John’s (MD and NM)
10:35 Whitworth (WA)
12:20 University of Puget Sound (WA)
1:20 University of Oregon
2:20 Boston College (MA)

Monday, September 24
8:30 Boston University (MA)
9:35 American University (DC)

Wednesday, September 26
10:35 Princeton (NJ)

If you are planning to apply to private colleges under one of their 
early plans, come to one of the workshops to get more information on 
applying.  Sign up in D221 to attend.
Friday, September 21, 7:30 am, College/Career Center

Essay readers will be available in the College/Career Center at lunch 
time this week and next.  No sign-ups are necessary, just bring your 
essay draft.

Essay writing workshops:
Morning workshops will be held in the College/Career Center.  Afternoon 
workshops in either Conference Room A or B.  Students must sign up to 
Thurs., 9/27, 3:30 pm
Fri., 10/5, 7:30 am
More to come – for a complete list of all workshops, go to 

SAT/ACT TEST DATES – Friday, September 21 is the regular registration 
deadline for the October 27 ACT test. Tuesday, October 2 is the regular 
registration deadline for the November 3 SAT and SAT subject tests.  
Fee waivers for low income students are available in D221.

Sun., September 23, 7:30-9:00 pm – Washington U in St. Louis at Double 
Tree Hotel, Berkeley Marina, 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, (510) 548-7920
Sun., September 23, 3:00 pm – Boston College at Hotel Monaco, 501 Geary 
St., SF
Sun., September 23, 6:00 pm – Georgetown at Preservation Park, Nile 
Hall, 668 – 13th Street, Oakland.  RSVP to Liz Chausse at 
chaussee at georgetown.edu or go to 
*Sun., September 23, 7:00 pm – Princeton University at The Westin St. 
Francis, 335 Powell St., SF
*Tues., September 25, 7:30 pm – University of Pennsylvania at Crowne 
Plaza Hotel, Union Square, 480 Sutter St., SF
Fri., September 28, 7:00-8:30 pm – MIT at Holiday Inn in Golden 
Gateway, Emerald Room, 1500 Van Ness Ave., SF.
Sun., September 30, 2:00 pm – Carnegie Mellon University at Marriott 
Fisherman’s Wharf, 1250 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco.  To register, 
go to http://my.cmu.edu/site/admission/page.counselors and use the 
registration code “Scottie Dog.”
*Sun., September 30 – Lewis & Clark at St. Mary’s College High School, 
1294 Albina Avenue, Berkeley.
*Mon., October 8 – University of Pennsylvania at Rockridge Branch 
Library, 5366 College Ave., Oakland.

Sinkler Miller Medical Association Scholarship – Open to graduating 
seniors who are SF Bay Area residents with a minimum cumulative GPA of 
3.0 who have financial need.  12 scholarships of $1,000-$1,500 will be 
awarded.  Deadline:  September 20.  Applications available in D221.

Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship – Open to seniors who live 
in the SF Bay Area, have participated in community service and have 
financial need.  Scholarships range from $2,5000 to $5,000.  Deadline:  
November 9.  Applications available in D221.
*New to the bulletin today.

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