[BHS Etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: Bulletin for Friday, June 8, 2012

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin
Friday, June 8, 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:  Mollify – to sooth; to soften; to calm

*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.   If you have not taken care of this yet, get to the Registrar’s Office ASAP. 

*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.

*FINANCIAL AID – CAL GRANTS:  Please be sure to check the status of your financial aid offers and have all of your required documents submitted on time. 

To check the status of your Cal Grants, you can visit the WebGrants for Students site at:  https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/logon.asp .  After creating an account and logging in, check your Cal Grant Award Details and confirm that the college you plan on attending is listed on your account.  If it is not, you may utilize the “school change link” and list the correct college/university.

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!

DIPLOMAS:  Diplomas will be mailed during the week of July 13, 2012.  You will need to provide your SUMMER MAILING ADDRESS if different from the one currently on file at Berkeley High School.  You will need to provide the updated address to the Registrar’s Office (room D173) at lunch time or after school (only) until 3:45 p.m., Monday through Friday from now until June 15, 2012.  If you do not receive your diploma by the end of July 2012, you will need to check with the Registrar’s Office when school resumes. 

UC MERCED:  UC Merced will be accepting applications for the spring of 2013.  The applications will be available on the UC Merced website, beginning July 1st .  

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.  


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 or www.act.org.


*If you are seeking community service opportunities, feel free to visit the College and Career Center to view a list of various websites and contact information for community organizations in the Bay Area. 

*JUNIOR AND SOPHOMORE GIRLS INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY:  The Perry Initiative is holding an outreach event July 28th in San Francisco. They are seeking applications from rising junior and senior girls to participate in this free event.  Application deadline is June 28, 2012.
The Perry Initiative seeks to inspire girls to pursue careers in engineering and orthopedic surgery.  The event is available and free to all girls in junior and senior year of high school.  All participants will receive scrubs and learn how to use power tools and real surgical implants to “fix” fractured bones.  They will also hear from local female orthopedic surgeons and engineers about their career paths, the challenges they were met with and the ways in which they were able to overcome these challenges and cultivate successful careers.  Apply at www.perryinitiative.org

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

 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

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/

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