[BHS Etree] COLLEGE|CAREER BULLETIN - Week of Nov. 7-11, 2011

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Sun Nov 6 16:20:25 PST 2011


November 7, 2011 - November 11, 2011

*Indicates new or updated information since previous bulletin.

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



*Deadline for submitting the College Application List for Regular and
Rolling Admissions (blue form in the senior college packet) into the
College|Career Center was last week.

Please submit this list no later than Nov. 8 (Tuesday).  All early
decision/early admission counselor recommendations and transcripts are
complete; notify Angela Price regarding any problems.

Note: if you are applying only to UCs, CSUs, or community colleges, you do
not need to turn in the blue form.

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

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.

Do not wait until the end of November to file either your CSU or UC
application.  Servers get overloaded and very slow at the end of the month.

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.

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.


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., 11/08, 3:30 p.m. and Wed., 11/09, 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

March 10                     February 10
February 24

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

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

December 10              November 11   (extended)                 November

February 11                January 13
January 20

April 14                                March 9
March 23

NOTE:  December is the last date you can take SAT/ACT for UC admission.

Free SAT Test Prep: Room 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/> .


1.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

2. 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:

*3. The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is holding a Fall Open
House ‐ San Francisco Campus, 55 Stockton St., Saturday, November 19, 2011.

Select from two arrival times when you RSVP: 9:00 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.,

FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS (See the College|Career Center for a list of
scholarships and financial aid opportunities.)

HSF/General College Scholarship - For U.S. citizens or legal permanent
residents  of Hispanic heritage; applying full-time to an accredited 4-year
or 2-year accredited

institution. Requires minimum GPA of 3.0 and application for financial
aid(FAFSA).   Awards range from $1000-5000.  Apply online at www.hsf.net
Deadline: December 15

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. Deadline:
January 9. 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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