[BHS Etree] COLLEGE|CAREER BULLETIN - Week of Oct. 24-28

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October 24-28, 2011

* Indicates new or updated information since previous bulletin.

Please check the BHS website’s College|Career section for more information,
college handbooks, college visit list and forms, or visit the College|Career


*Financial Aid Night, Wed., November 16 at 6:30 pm in the BHS Library (for
senior parents).

Sign up to see your college counselor in the College Center D221. 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: Essay readers are 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!
Location:  College and Career Center (if the Center is closed, readers will
be in the Library)

Schedule: In general, readers will be available before school most days,
lunch every day and after school every day except Friday.


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. submission.

We urge you to get your applications in by November 30th, and preferably
earlier as both CSU and UC websites get extremely busy (and slow) at the end
of November.

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.

For the first time this year, BHS is submitting counselor letters of
recommendation (Secondary School Report) and transcripts online for the
Common App.

It is important that students fill out the School Form information on the
Common Application as soon as possible.  The regular decision deadline is
November 3rd.

Only students who adhere to these deadlines will be guaranteed an online
submission of the counselor letter of recommendation.

If you are applying to a school that requires a counselor
recommendation/transcript that does NOT use the Common Application (not
including the UCs or CSUs),

see one of the counselors in the College|Career Center, the BHS website, or
your Senior College Handbook for details on providing forms and envelopes
for mailing

school recommendations and transcripts.


Over 100 college representatives visit Berkeley High’s College/Career
Center every year.  Seniors may attend up to 10 of those meetings, with the

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.

Please go to the website for an up-to-date list and for other resources:

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.

Monday, October 24

9:57 am - 1st Period                Cornell College (IA)

10:46 am - 2nd Period            Davidson  College (NC)

11:40 am - 3rd Period             Columbia College (IL)

Tuesday, October 25

9:31 am - 2nd Period             St. Mary’s College (CA)

12:24 pm - 4th Period              University of Richmond (VA)

1:28 pm - 5th Period               Amherst (MA)

Wednesday, October 26

 9:31 am - 2nd Period            University of Nevada (NV)

Thursday,  October 27

9:31 am - 2nd Period               Ithaca College (NY)


This fall, we will be holding workshops for students on filling out UC and
CSU applications and the Common Application, writing college application
essays, and filling out financial aid forms.

Please encourage your students to sign up.

UC/CSU/ Common Application Workshops

Tues., 10/25, 3:30 p.m. and Wed., 10/26, 3:30 p.m.

Tues., 11/01, 3:30 p.m. and Wed., 11/02, 3:30 p.m.

More workshops to come - listen to the Student Daily Bulletin or watch the


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

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

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)

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.

Free SAT Test Prep, Rm D220, Tuesday& Thursdays at 3:30-5:30 pm.

Free SAT Practice Tests: There are free SAT practice tests available at www.
collegeboard.com <http://www.collegeboard.com/> .  Also at the same website,
students can sign up to have the “Question of the Day”

sent directly to his or her email.  For the ACT, go to www.actstudent.org
<http://www.actstudent.org/>  for free practice questions.  Free ACT test
prep is also available at www.cavhs.org <http://www.cavhs.org/> .


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.

Study Abroad Info Night for high school students, presented by the World
Affairs Council will be held on Monday, Nov 7 from 5:30‐7 PM. World Affairs
Council, 2nd floor, 312 Sutter St, SF.

Please register at http://www.itsyourworld.org/education

*Gates Millennium Scholars Bridge Builders Forum - An educational and
interactive event designed to provide young men of color with the tools and
motivation needed to succeed in high school

and move on to college. Saturday, November 19, 2011, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.;
registration starts at 8:30 a.m., New University Union, Multipurpose Room,
California State University, East Bay.

See this website for details:


*1. 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.

*2. Ron Brown Scholarship - Open to African-American or Black high school
seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership ability,
participate in community service activities
and demonstrate financial need who are US citizens or permanent residents.
Up to 20 students will receive $10,000 per year for four years.
Two deadlines: November 1 (considered for Ron Brown Scholarship and
forwarded to additional colleges and scholarship providers) and January 9
(considered for Ron Brown scholarship only).
See www.ronbrown.org

Scholarships and Financial Aid Websites

* Fast Web - www.fastweb.com  Search among the over 600,000 scholarships

* Scholarships - http://www.scholarships.com

* Financial Aid/scholarships - www.finaid.com

* Sallie Mae - http://www.collegeanswer.com

* Merit Scholarships - www.meritaid.com


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