[BHS Etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Bulletin for Friday, May 18, 2012

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin

Friday, May 18, 2012


College Advisor:  Angela Price                                               College Advisor:  Skyler Barton

Phone: 510-644-6804                                                             Phone:  510-644-4576

Angelaprice at berkeley.net                                                     Skylerbarton at berkeley.net





College and Career Center Hours:  8:00 – 4:00 p.m.

BHS CEEB Code:  050290


*New or Updated Information

*SAT Word of the Week:  Anachronism – something out of place or time; chronologically misdated


SENDING FINAL TRANSCRIPTS: Don’t forget to submit a request for your final transcripts to be sent to your college!  Requests for transcripts are available in the Berkeley High School Registrar’s Office, D173.  Complete the necessary form and turn it in with a stamped envelope addressed to the Admission Office of the college or university you will be attending in the fall.  The deadline to submit requests is May 30, 2012.  


*Parents and Guardians of members of the Class of 2012:  By now you should have received an invitation to our Senior Awards Ceremony, which will be held on May 30, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Berkeley Community Theater.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students who have won any type of award or scholarship to be honored.  Awards come in many shapes and sizes.  They include athletic awards, academic awards - from those for good grades to those for most improved - arts awards, good citizens awards, club awards, achievement awards, scholarships and many more.  In order for your student to be honored, he or she must complete a form which will be included with the invitation, and deliver it in person to the College and Career Center as soon as possible.  We are still accepting these forms, so please turn them in today!  Forms are also available in the College and Career Center.  

*SENIOR EXIT REPORTS:  Senior Exit Reports are available in the College and Career Center.  Students can pick up a form before school, during lunch, or after school.  The College and Career Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

These reports are used to compile general statistics on the senior class and to help with advising next year's seniors.  Seniors must complete this form and return it to the College and Career Center so that they can be eligible to pick up their graduation tickets and, if they want, have their plans listed in the Senior Edition of The Jacket.

Remember to KEEP YOUR GRADES UP!  Your college admission is usually contingent upon keeping your grades up.  As we enter the final stretch of your high school career, let's focus on finishing strong.  You are almost there!

*Seniors – Change of Address? – If you are graduating this June and would like your diploma mailed to a different address, please report the address to Ms. Mellion in the Registrar’s Office (D173) as soon as possible.

If you are still seeking additional options for four-year colleges, consider looking into schools with rolling admission that still have available space.  If you would like assistance with this process, come to the College and Career Center during drop-in hours.

Community College Applicants: If you plan on attending a community college in the Fall, please make sure to sign up for your assessment test at your earliest opportunity. If you would like assistance with the application process or with signing up for an assessment test, please come to the College and Career Center during lunch or after school. 

Gap Year? Global Citizen Year is a premier global bridge year program designed to unleash the potential of the next generation of young Americans as authentic leaders and effective agents of change.  The final application deadline for this program is May 15, 2012.  For more information, visit http://globalcitizenyear.org <http://globalcitizenyear.org/> 


*Registration Deadlines for June SAT and ACT:  

*Please note that the regular registration deadlines for both of these tests have passed.  Registering during the “late registration period” will result in late fees.  Please check the late registration schedule listed below.  

*ACT:  Test Date: June 9th. Late Registration Period (with late fee): May 5 to 18.

*SAT:  Test Date: June 2nd. Late Registration Deadline (with late fee): May 22.

SAT REASONING AND SUBJECT TESTS – Register at  <http://www.collegeboard.com/> www.collegeboard.com

ACT TEST – Register at  <http://www.act.org/> www.act.org

ACT Preparation Course:   We have decided to extend our ACT preparation course through the month of May, to offer assistance to students who wish to prepare for the June ACT test. The course will take place every Wednesday, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., in room D-220.  Students can sign up for this course in the College/Career Center.  Classes begin on April 25th.

SAT SUBJECT TESTS: While SAT Subject Tests are not required, some campuses recommend that students vying for slots in competitive majors take the tests to demonstrate subject proficiency. Remember, these are recommendations, not mandates.

UC Berkeley: College of Chemistry and College of Engineering:  Along with looking for evidence of high academic performance in math and science, the presence of SAT Subject Tests, particularly in science and Math Level 2, is considered a plus.
UC Irvine:  SAT Subject Test scores serve as a value-added component in the application evaluation.
UC Los Angeles:  Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science:  Math Level 2 and science are recommended and considered as value-added achievements during the application evaluation.
UC Riverside:  College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Bourns College of Engineering:  Math Level 2 and Chemistry or Physics are strongly recommended.
UC San Diego:  Jacobs School of Engineering and Division of Biological Sciences:  SAT Subject Tests in Math Level 2 and science are recommended and considered as value added achievements during the application evaluation.  
UC Santa Barbara:  College of Engineering:  Math Level 2.
College of Creative Studies:  Literature for literature majors.  Math Level 2 for math majors.  Math Level 2 and Physics for physics majors.  Biology for biology majors. Chemistry for biochemistry and chemistry majors.  Math Level 2 for computer science majors.   College of Letters and Science:  Although they won't be required, test scores will be considered as value-added achievements during the application evaluation.
UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced and UC Davis :  SAT Subject Tests are not recommended in any area. 

*New SAT and ACT registration procedures - photos required during registration next fall!:

To produce an honest and fair test-taking environment for all students and prevent test-taker impersonation, starting this fall the College Board (for SAT tests) and the ACT testing agency (for the ACT) will require enhanced security measures for all students taking the college entrance tests. Students will be required to submit a current, recognizable head-and-shoulders photo that will be printed on the new photo admission ticket.  For more information, please visit www.collegeboard.org <http://www.collegeboard.org/>  or www.act.org <http://www.act.org/> . 

Junior Appointments:  If you have not yet had your college advising appointment with Ms. Price or Mr. Barton, please stop by to see us before school, during lunch, or after school to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.  We will continue to meet with juniors through the first week of June.

FINANCIAL AID UPDATE - ASSEMBLY BILL 131: AB 131 will become effective on January 1, 2013.  It will allow students who meet AB540 criteria (both documented and undocumented students) to apply for and receive:

-Institutional grants such as the UC Grant, State University Grant, Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), and EOP program and services fee waivers.
-Board of Governors fee waivers at the California Community Colleges.
-Financial aid, including Cal Grants and Chafee Foster Youth Grants.
Please refer to the following links for more information:


VISIONS SERVICE ADVENTURES:  VISIONS summer community service programs for teens blends ambitious volunteer projects, cultural immersion and fun.  Domestic or international community service adventures are available.  For more information, please visit http://www.visionsserviceadventures.com/  

Project Identity Summer Institute – Morehouse College: This program gives rising academically gifted freshman, sophomore and junior African American and other minority male high school students an exciting glimpse into academic college life. This three (3) week residential program replicates the college experience with an intense curriculum and enrichment activities. The program is located at Morehouse College. Applications are available in the College/Career Center, and all materials are due June 29, 2012.

Stanford Summer Session: This High School Summer College program invites intelligent, motivated high school students to apply for admission. Candidates are selected based on academic strength, leadership in school, and engagement in the community. For more information, visit www.summer.stanford.edu <http://www.summer.stanford.edu/>  

Junior State of America (JSA): This summer school program offers college‐level classes which develop critical thinking, debate and team‐building skills. Three and four week programs are offered at Stanford, Princeton, and Georgetown Universities, as well as an international experience in Beijing, China. Dates and subject matter vary by location.  Application deadlines vary by location. For more information, please visit http://jsa.org/summer/apply 

The University of British Columbia's Summer Scholars Program: This is a 14-day course of study in which you will study with UBC professors, learn about environmental science and sustainability, and live on campus while exploring one of Canada's scenic regions. The program is from July 15 - July 28, 2012.  The program is open to all international students between 16 and 18 years of age, entering one of their final two years of high school.  To learn more information, visit www.summerprogram.isi.ubc.ca <http://www.summerprogram.isi.ubc.ca/>  

Maryland Institute College of Art Summer Pre-College: MICA is offering the opportunity to experience rewarding opportunities for young artists and designers this summer. Live, learn, and socialize on campus with other creative-minded students from all over the world.  For more information, please visit http://www.mica.edu/Programs_of_Study 

AFS, the Intercultural Exchange Organization: This program is accepting applications right now for summer, semester and a full year study abroad trips for high school and Gap Year students as well as for local families interested in hosting a foreign student. Full scholarships are available for selected countries. See www.afs.org/ for further information.

USC Summer Programs (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors): Offers students a preview of “freshman year” through its college immersion program.  Students explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for recreational and cultural learning beyond the traditional classroom.  Programs are designed to combine college level coursework, academic field trips, and structured recreational activities.  You may visit http://summer.usc.edu/index.shtml for more information and instructions on how to apply.  

Colorado College Summer Session High School Program for Rising Seniors (current Juniors):  Earn college credit and find out if Colorado College and the Block Plan are right for you.  In addition to coursework, students will have a chance to participate in the Summer Outdoor Adventure Program.   You may visit www.ColoradoCollege.edu/precollege for more information.

Oxbridge Academic Programs:  Experience the learning environment in Oxford and Cambridge in England, Barcelona in Spain, Paris and Montpellier in France, and New York City in the U.S.  They offer over 160 different courses to choose from.  For more information, you can visit http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/ 


CAL STATE EAST BAY, JOURNEY TO SUCCESS – An Educational Summit: For first generation Asian American and Pacific Islander students and families. Saturday, May 19, at Cal State East Bay. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Register online at www.csueastbay.edu/journeytosuccess


Remember to frequently check in at the College and Career Center for updated information on scholarships.  

Anthony Lee Franklin Memorial Scholarship:  This scholarship, sponsored by the BHS Athletic Fund, Hematology-Oncology Department at Children's Hospital Oakland, and The Lee Franklin Memorial Fund is dedicated to Lee's fighting spirit and to his lasting memory as a scholar athlete.  Two scholarships of $1,000  each (one male; one female) will be awarded to a graduating Berkeley High School senior who has committed to attending a two- or four-year college.  Eligibility includes:  Having lettered in at least one, and preferably two, sports at BHS, have an overall minimum unweighted GPA of 3.25, and demonstrate financial need.  Applications are available in the College and Career Center.  Application deadline is May 18, 2012.

UC Applicants:  You should research the University’s scholarship opportunities, including those associated with individual campuses.  While many scholarships are automatic and awarded on the basis of information that you provided in the application for admission, some scholarships require supplemental applications or other documentation.   For more information, please visit the UC Scholarships web page at http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/paying-for-uc/scholarships/index.html




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