[BHS Etree] COLLEGE|CAREER BULLETIN - Week of Oct. 11-14

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Mon Oct 10 07:46:54 PDT 2011


October 11-14, 2011

DO NOT reply to this email, please contact Angela Price,
angelaprice at berkeley.net

* Indicates new or updated information since previous bulletin


Seniors may sign up to see their college counselor in the College Center

*         Students who are in the International High School and Academic
Choice (L-Z) will sign up to see Ms. Price.

*         Students who are in CPA, AHA, CAS, Green Academy, and Academic
Choice (A-L) will sign up to see Ms. Marquez.

*College Essay Readers Available: Starting Tuesday, October 11, essay
readers will be available to help BHS seniors with their college application
essays -- from the UC personal statement to the Common App.  No appointment
is necessary.  The time to start your college essay is now!


College and Career Center (if the Center is closed, readers will be in the


The complete essay reader schedule is below.  In general, readers will be
available before school most days, lunch every day and after school most
days -- check the schedule below and note that there are no essay readers
after school on Fridays (updates will be sent out on the etree as needed).


Morning: 9 to 10am - Janet Huseby

Lunch: 12:23 to 1:03pm - Ellen Singer-Vine, Tami Uecker

After school: beginning at 3:30pm - Eve Schlesinger (and Sara Sanderson in


Morning: 8 to 9am - Maurice Obstfeld (only 10/18, 11/1, 11/29)

Lunch: 11:38 to 12:18pm - Mike Bolgatz, Vicky Elliott, Kathy Brown

After school: beginning at 3:30pm - Sara Sanderson (and Hilary Roberts on
Nov. 15 and Nov. 22)

Wednesday (times the same as Tuesday)

Morning: Brenda Kahn

Lunch: Amy Loebl, Vicky Elliott,

After school: Marianne Smith (not Oct. 12)

Thursday (times same as Tuesday)

Morning: Jamie Keller

Lunch: Kathy Brown, Janet Huseby

After school: Linda Artel (and Sara Sanderson in November)

Friday (times same as Tuesday)

Morning: Maurice Obstfeld (only 10/14, 10/28, 11/11)

Lunch: Vicky Elliott, Janet Huseby (and Wendy Morrison on Oct. 14 and 21)


Cal State Applications can be filed beginning Oct. 1. Be sure to check
deadlines for each campus, as impacted schools may have different deadlines.
Plan on filing all CSU

applications by Nov. 30 because 16 of the 23 campuses are “impacted” this
year (more selective and/or closing on Nov. 30). Website for information
about impacted campuses or majors:

UC applications can be filed Nov. 1‐30 only, although students can access
the application now and begin to complete and save for Nov.

The Common Application is now available on the website http://www.commonapp.
org Common Application essay word limit this year is set at 250‐500 words.


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.  The current
September college visit list and permission slips are available at the front
desk of the administration building and online at  <http://www.bhs.berkeley.
net/index.php?page=finding-a-college> http://www.bhs.berkeley.net/index.php?
page=finding-a-college.  Senior English teachers also have copies of the
College Visit list and permission slips. Please note this list has been
updated since it was passed out at the beginning of the year to seniors.

Tuesday, October 11

8:27 am - 1st Period               Kalamazoo (MI)

9:31 am - 2nd Period             UC Santa Barbara (CA)

10:40 am - 3rd Period              Kenyon College (OH)

Wednesday, October 12

8:27 am - 1st Period              College of Wooster (OH)

9:31 am - 2nd Period            Cal Arts College (CA)

10:40 pm - 3rd Period            Macalester College (MN)

12:24 pm - 4th Period             Bates College (ME)

  2:32 pm - 6th Period              Scripps college (CA)

Thursday,  October 13

8:27 am - 1st Period             Georgetown University (DC)

9:31 am - 2nd Period             Reed College (OR)

2:32 pm - 6th Period              Clarkson University (NY)

Friday, October 14

  8:27 am - 1st Period             Franklin & Marshall College (PA)

10:40 am - 3rd Period             George Washington (DC)


SAT REASONING AND SUBJECT TESTS * Register at http://www.collegeboard.com

Test date                     Regular Registration Deadline            Late
Registration Deadline (with fee)

November 5                October 7
October 21

December 3                November 8
November 20

January 28                  December 30
January 13

The November date is the only one that offers Language Tests with Listening.
For later SAT dates, go to www.collegeboard.com.

ACT TEST * Register at http://www.act.org

Test date                     Regular Registration Deadline            Late
Registration Deadline (with fee)

October 22                  September 16
September 30

December 10              November 4
November 18

February 11                January 13
January 20

All test dates include the optional writing test, which is not “optional”
for UC applicants; other colleges may also require the writing test.


Whitman College info session: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Sheraton Palo Alto
Hoitel, 625 Ela Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Columbia University Presentation, Berkeley High School (room to be
announced), 1980 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704 Wednesday, October 12 at
7:30 pm http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/admissions/events/intro.php

Carnegie Mellon fall info session: Thursday, Oct 13, 7:30 p.m., Oakland
Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607. RSVP required at
www.my.cmu.edu/site/admissions/page.counselors or call 412-268-2082. Use
registration code “SCOTTY DOG”.

University of British Columbia: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA  95054

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

San Francisco Marriott Union Square, 480 Sutter Street (30th Floor), San
Francisco, CA 94108

 REGISTER ONLINE at http://you.ubc.ca/ or email
international.recruitment at ubc.ca

The 34th Annual COLLEGE INFORMATION DAY for 6th to 12th grade students and
Saturday, Oct 15, 2011, Wheeler Hall - UC Berkeley, 8:30am  -  1:00pm
Over 60 public and private college & University Representatives

15, 2011 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hyatt Summerfield Suites Emeryville, 5800
Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA. Learn about the programs offered in the
Theater and Film Departments at UCLA.  Presentation includes information
about our two departments, the application process, the
portfolio/audition/interview requirements, housing, student life, summer
programs, and financial aid/scholarships. This is a FREE event open to
prospective students, parents, educators and counselors, but you must RSVP
to reserve a seat (space is limited).Online RSVP is available at
www.tft.ucla.edu/admissions/recruitment/. For More Information: Tel: (310)
206-8441, E-mail: recruit at tft.ucla.edu. Additional information can be found
online at www.tft.ucla.edu/prospective/.

Learn more about Dartmouth! Sunday, Oct 16, 2 pm, Drew College Prep School,
2901 California St., SF or Tuesday, Oct 18, 7 pm, Menlo School, Martin
Family Hall, 50 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton. RSVP at

Tulane University: Info session, Thurs, Oct 20th, 7 pm. Oakland Marriott
City Center, 1001 Broadway

Columbia University info session: Thurs, Oct 20, 7 pm, Acalanes High School,
1200 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549. Get more info or register at
www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/admissions,events/intro.php .

Going to College with A Disability Conference, Saturday Oct 22, 8:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., Regional Center of the East Bay, 500 Davis St., San Leandro. You
must preregister.  Contact: Deanna at 510-547-7322
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Performing and Visual Arts College Fair - Sunday, October 23, 12 p.m. - 2:30
p.m., Nob Hill Masonic Center, San Francisco, CA. This is an excellent
opportunity to find out about schools from across the country that offers
excellent programs in the arts.


PSAT:  Berkeley High School is offering the PSAT on Saturday, October 15 at
8 am. All tenth and eleventh graders are encouraged to take the PSAT.
Juniors who score well may qualify for the National Merit Scholarship
Program.  As a practice for the SAT, students get back their test booklet
and a printout of their answers and the correct answers and feedback about
critical academic skills.  Bring your photo ID, pencils, and calculators!
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