[BHS etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Advisor's Bulletin for Sept. 25 to Oct. 2, 2009

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College Advisor's Bulletin
Friday, September 25, 2009

SAT WORD OF THE DAY:  Collective – pertaining to a group, rather than separate

College Center Hours:  8a.m. - 4p.m. Tuesday – Friday and
  9:57a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays

College Advisors appointments are available, come to Rm. D221 and sign up for an appointment. Drop in times are before school, lunch time, and after school.

College Advisor Contact information:
Angela Price: Angela_Price at berkeley.k12.ca.us
If your child is a senior in: International High School Green House
                              Academic Choice Last name beginning with Le-Z
                              SSJE and CPA
Please direct all questions regarding these students to Ms. Price

Elisabeth Sandberg:  ESandberg at berkeley.k12.ca.us
If your child is senior in:   International High School Blue House
                              Academic Choice Last name beginning with A-Le
                              AHA and CAS
Please direct all questions regarding these students to Ms. Sandberg


PSAT – Berkeley High School is offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14 from 8:30-11:30. All sophomores will automatically be registered for the test and can take it for free, due to a generous donation from an anonymous donor. Juniors can register with Ms. Reed in D173 at lunchtime and immediately after school beginning Monday Sept. 21. Cost is $20. Fee reductions are available for low income students. Please see Ms. Price or Ms. Sandberg in D221. The PSAT is an excellent practice test for the SAT, which is required by the UC's, Cal States and many private schools. For juniors only, it is also the qualifying exam for National Merit scholarships, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Scholarship.   


College Night: October 8, 6:30-8:30pm, Berkeley High School Library, Parents only. Representatives from the California state colleges (UC, CSU and Community College) as well as the private sector will give an overview of their colleges.

SENIOR PROFILE:  If you are applying to private colleges which need a counselor recommendation, your Senior Profiles were due on Friday, September 18th for students applying under a Regular Decision plan. You do not need to fill these out if you are applying only to the UC's, Cal State Universities or community colleges. 

*FREE SAT PREP CLASS – The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 pm., Rm H103.  One day will focus on the math section and the other day on the critical reading section of the test. There is no need to register in advance, just come to H103. For more information, go to www.ptps.org, or come to D221. This class is for Berkeley High seniors.

Over 100 college representatives visit Berkeley High's College/Career Center every year.  Seniors may attend up to 10 of those meetings, with the permission of the teacher whose class they are missing. Sign up in advance in the College/Career Center and pick up a permission slip. The complete September list is available at http://bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?page=finding-a-college.

Monday - September 28 – LATE START DAY
2:32 Northwestern University

Tues.- September 29
8:27 Dominican University
10:00 St. John's College

Wed.- September 30
8:27  Hamilton College (NY)
9:31   Tufts University
10:40 Vassar College

Thurs.- Oct. 1
9:41 Cornell University (NY)
10:40 UC Davis (CA)
 2:32 Haverford (PA)

Friday, October 2
8:21  Bennington College
10:48 Santa Clara University (CA)


University of California application is available online Oct. 1, students will be able to work on their applications but cannot submit their completed applications until Nov. 1. The University of California application deadline is Nov. 30.

California State Universities applications are available online Oct. 1. Students will be able to submit completed applications beginning Oct. 1. The application deadline for California State Universities is Nov. 30.

SAT/ACT TEST DATES – SAT: Nov. 7, regular registration deadline Oct. 14, late registration Oct. 15, for more information go to www.collegeboard.com.  

ACT:  Oct. 24, late registration deadline Oct. 2. For more information go to ACT.org.

1. Montana State University will host a pizza party for prospective students at the Round Table Pizza restaurant, 2960 Treat Blvd. Concord, CA, on September 29, at 6:30 p.m.

2. Vassar College Information Session, Thursday Oct. 1, 2009 7-9 p.m. Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, RSVP online http://admission.vassar.edu/receptions.html

3. Fordham University, Bellarmine College Preparatory, 960 West Hedding St., San Jose,CA 95126, Sunday, October 4, 2-4pm. 

4. Whitman College Reception, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., The Westin San Francisco Airport, 1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae, California

5.Franklin College Switzerland – Sunday, November 1, 2:00-3:30 pm, Sir Francis Drake Hotel 405 Powell St., San Francisco, RSVP: 212-922-9650

Reed College will conduct interviews Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To schedule an interview please call 800-547-4750 weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (seniors only)

Gates Millennium Scholars Program – Open to African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students who are citizens, nationals or legal permanent residents of the US, with a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale who have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.  

Sinkler Miller Medical Association Scholarship – Open to seniors who are SF Bay Area residents, minimum GPA of 3.0 who demonstrate financial need and plan to attend a two or four year college in the fall.  12 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications available in D221. Deadline: EXTENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

California Museum's Dreamers Challenge – Submit an essay, video, audio or artwork to tell us how your dream will leave a lasting mark on the state, nation and the world. Must be a senior and California resident. Award - $5,000 cash and attend the California Hall of Fame Events.  Application available in D221 and at www.CaliforniaMuseum.org. Received deadline: October 10

Horatio Alger Association – Open to graduating seniors, planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree, (but may start at a community college), with family income no more than $50,000, involved in co-curricular and community activities, with a minimum GPA of 2.0, who is a US citizen. Apply online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. Scholarships from $2,000-20,000.  Deadline: October 30.

Good Tidings Foundation, Community Service Scholarship for graduating seniors. Application deadline: Nov. 2009. Applications are in the College Center, D221.


Cal State East Bay - Preview Day October 24, 2009, 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.: Learn about academic programs and majors, attend presentations on admission and financial aid, meet students from different clubs and organizations, go on tours of the campus and residence hall. Register at www.csueastbay.edu/preview day or call510-885-2612

College Information Day for 6th-12th grade students and Parents, Saturday, October 17, 2009 Wheeler Hall –UC Berkeley, 8:30 a.m.-1:00p.m. For more info: (510) 238-9450. Pre-register online at: www.eastbayconsortium.org
NACAC Performing Arts and Visual Arts College Fair:  October 17, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, CA. 94102.

UCLA Performing and Visual Arts Information meeting, Wednesday October 21, 2009, 6:30 pm-8:00pm, Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge (all departments). Learn about the  variety of performing and visual arts majors at UCLA.

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