[BHS Etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: College Bulletin for Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin 

Friday, October 26, 2012


College Advisor:  Angela Price

Phone: 510-644-6804

AngelaPrice at berkeley.net


College Advisor:  Skyler Barton

Phone: 510-644-4576

SkylerBarton at berkeley.net


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

BHS CEEB Code:  050290


*Indicates new or updated information.


*SAT Word of the Week:  Exculpate - to free from blame.


The defendant was exculpated after his lawyer presented irrefutable


*MOCK ACT OR SAT:  Princeton Review is teaming up with the BHS College and
Career Center to offer a Mock ACT and SAT, Saturday, November 17 at 9:00 am
in the BHS Library.  Students can sign up to take either the Mock ACT or
Mock SAT.  Sign up in the College and Career Center with a check for $20
made out the BHS College and Career Center, beginning Oct. 22 through Nov.
14.  Students who qualify for Free Lunch will receive a discounted rate -
please see Ms. Price or Mr. Barton.  Priority will be given to seniors and


APPLICATION WORKSHOPS:  College Advisors Angela Price and Skyler Barton are
hosting CSU and UC application workshops for all seniors on Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons, from 3:35 to 4:45 pm in the Library Computer Lab.
Seniors can attend these workshops and receive assistance with completing
their college applications.  Workshops will continue through the month of


SAVE THE DATE:  Senior Parent/Guardian Financial Aid Information Night:
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 pm in the BHS Library.


CAREER LOCKER:  Do you want to explore career opportunities and possible
majors for college?  Career Locker is a web-based program purchased for
Berkeley High School students for career and college exploration.  Students
can use Career Locker from any location that can access the internet.  This
program includes assessment tests, occupation and education search tools,
and practice questions for test preparation.  For information on how to set
up your Career Locker account, please see Ms. Price or Mr. Barton in the
College and Career Center.


College Essay Readers Available:  We are fortunate to have this outstanding
support service available for our seniors this fall.  The October-November
schedule for essay readers can be obtained at the front desk in the College
and Career Center.  Essay readers will be available every day in the morning
and during the lunch period, and after school on M,T,W &Th.


Advising Appointments for Seniors:

Each Monday morning, Ms. Price and Mr. Barton will open up an additional
week of appointments for seniors to sign-up.  The schedules fill up fast, so
we recommend coming before first period if you'd like to secure an
appointment time.  Seniors may also drop in any day at lunch or after school
without an appointment to have shorter questions answered. College Advisor
assignments:  Ms. Price - BIHS and AC students with last names L-Z. Mr.
Barton - AHA, AMPS, CAS, GRN and AC students with last names A-K.


*COLLEGE VISITS: Many college representatives visit Berkeley High's College
and Career Center every year.  Seniors may attend up to 10 of these
meetings, with the permission of the teacher whose class you are missing.
Sign up in advance in the College and Career and pick up a permission slip.
*The schedule of presentations will be updated throughout the fall, so
please check our calendar frequently.  The complete September and October
calendar is available at


Monday, Oct. 29:

9:57 am  Occidental College (CA)

10:46 am University of Oregon (OR)

1:09 pm   Goucher College (MD)


Tuesday, Oct. 30:

8:27 am  Connecticut College (CT)

10:40 am UC Santa Barbara (CA)

2:30 pm  Northwestern University (IL)


Wednesday, Oct. 31:

12:24 pm  Oberlin College (OH)


Thursday, Nov. 1:

8:27 am    Humboldt State University (CA)

12:24 pm  University of Colorado at Boulder (CO)


Monday, Nov. 5:

11:40 am  Whitman College (WA)


Tuesday, Nov. 6:

8:27 am  Eckerd College (FL)

9:31 am  University of San Francisco (CA)


Wednesday, Nov. 7:

2:32 pm  Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NY)


Thursday, Nov. 8:

10:40 am  Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM - CA)


TESTING DEADLINE REMINDER:  The December test dates are the last ones
accepted by the UC's and most CSU's for admission in the fall of 2013.
While most CSU's will accept the December test scores, a few of them will
not.  If you have not yet done so, please check with your college advisor to
discuss your list of colleges and find out the potential deadlines for
testing.  UC's will continue to accept the December test scores.  While UC's
no longer require SAT Subject Test scores from applicants, some programs
"recommend" that you take them (e.g. engineering).  Some other colleges
continue to require Subject Tests (check the admission requirements of the
colleges you are applying to).


New SAT and ACT registration procedures - photos required during
registration! 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


ACT (Register at www.ACT.org) Check website for complete listing of test


SAT (Register at www.collegeboard.org) Check website for complete listing of
test dates.


SAT and ACT Prep Courses at BHS:  We have recently opened up additional
seats in our M/W (3:30-5:30pm) ACT prep course, and our T/TH (3:30-5:30pm)
SAT prep courses offered at BHS.  These courses are FREE.  To join either of
these classes, please see Ms. Price or Mr. Barton as soon as possible.
Classes are currently in session.




SAT - Once you have taken the SAT test, you should list the CSUMentor
institution code, so that CSUMentor can store your scores for any CSU campus
to retrieve.  The CSUMentor institution code for the SAT is 3594.


ACT - If you have listed a CSU campus as an ACT score report recipient, you
can use the ACT Scores Manager to release your score to additional campuses.
Before you can use the ACT Scores Manager, you must first have arranged for
your scores to be sent to a CSU campus. If you have not yet arranged for
your ACT scores to be sent to a CSU campus, you can learn how to request
this at www.actstudent.org/scores/send/index.html. 




AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP:  The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of
AXA Equitable, directing the company's philanthropic and volunteer
activities and working to improve the quality of life in communities across
the country.  This program distributes over $1.3 million per year in
scholarships.  Common qualities in scholarship winners include ambition and
drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and
community, and ability to succeed in college.  For more information, please
visit www.axa-achievement.com.  Applications for 2013 are available now.


COLGATE HAZ LA U SCHOLARSHIP:  In partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship
Fund, Colgate is awarding 15 educational grants to Hispanic students
Nationwide.  Fill out an application online and submit 3 short essays.
Applications are being accepted through December 1st, 2012.


E4FC: Educators for Fair Consideration - www.e4fc.org:  Visit this site for
a listing of local, regional, and national scholarships available for Bay
Area immigrant students.


a non-profit, public benefit charity that shares the spirit of giving with
youth from communities of need in the SF Bay Area to empower them to reach
their dreams.  This scholarship was created to recognize the benefits of
serving the community. Scholarships are awarded based on greatest service
and financial need.  Applications are available online and in the College
and Career Center.  Postmark deadline is November 5, 2012.


RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM:  To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens
or permanent residents, Black or African American and current high school
seniors at the time of application.  Applicants should demonstrate academic
achievement, exhibit leadership ability, participate in community service
activities and demonstrate financial need.  Applications are available in
the College and Career Center. Applications are due November 1st in order to
be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and to have your application
materials forwarded to a select and limited number of additional colleges
and scholarship providers, or January 9th in order to be considered only for
the Ron Brown Scholar Program.  For further information, please visit


please visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvsfaq.cfm Applications are available
in the College and Career Center, and the deadline to apply D.ec. 7, 2012.


Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was
established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American
Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic
American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college
education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium
Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the
following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering,
library science, mathematics, public health or science.  For more
information, please visit http://www.gmsp.org/  Applications must be
submitted online by January 16, 2013.


CALIFORNIA STATE PTA:  The California State PTA offers graduating high
school senior scholarships in the amount of $500 to acknowledge the
achievements of high school seniors for outstanding volunteer service in
their school and community.  Last year, the California State PTA awarded 123
scholarships.  Applications are available in the College and Career Center,
and you can also visit www.capta.org   Applications are due Feb. 1, 2013.


Automatic Academic Scholarship and Selective Scholarship consideration.  All
application materials for admission must be submitted online or postmarked
by November 1 to be considered for these scholarships.


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