[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Weekly Bulletin, Nov. 2 (Fri.)

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin


Friday, November 2, 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 updated information.

*SAT Word of the Week:  Hackneyed - Lacking in freshness or originality.

It's hackneyed, but true - the more you save the more you earn.


SAVE THE DATE:  Senior Parent/Guardian Financial Aid Information Night:
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 pm in the BHS Library.  Hear
about the financial aid process and prepare for filing financial aid forms.

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 your college applications.  Workshops will
continue through the month of November.

College Essay Readers Available:  We are fortunate to have this outstanding
support service available for our seniors this fall.  The
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.

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 calendar is available at

Monday, Nov. 5:

11:40 am  Whitman College (WA)

Tuesday, 11/6:

8:27 am  Eckerd College (FL)
9:31 am  University of San Francisco (CA)

Wednesday, 11/7:

12:30 pm University of Redlands (CA)
1:30 pm   Drew University (NJ)
2:32 pm  Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NY)

Thursday, 11/8:

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
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.

ACT (Register at www.ACT.org)
Test Date: December 8, 2012
Registration Deadline:  November 9, 2012
Late Fee Required:  November 10-16, 2012

SAT (Register at www.collegeboard.org)
Test Date:  November 3, 2012
Test Date:  December  1, 2012
Registration Deadline:  November 6, 2012

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

6TH PERIOD, IN THE COLLEGE/CAREER CENTER:  Are you a first-generation to
college bound student?  If you are in the first generation of your
family to attend college, or if neither of your parents obtained a college
degree, we have designed a special college workshop opportunity for you!  At
this workshop, we will cover important details about the college application
process.  To attend this meeting, you will need to obtain permission from
your 6th period teacher, and your absence will be excused.  You can use your
college presentation permission slip, or come to the CCC if you do not have
one.  At this meeting, we will discuss the following:

1)  College Applications (Reviewing and Submitting)
2)  SAT and ACT testing (Sending Official Score Reports)
3)  EOP - Educational Opportunity Program (Overview of Requirements &
4)  Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

*EOP:  What is Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)?
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to improve access and
retention of historically low-income and educationally
disadvantaged students. An EOP student has the potential and demonstrated
motivation to perform satisfactorily at a CSU, but has
not been able to realize this potential because of economic or educational
background. The program provides admission and academic
assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students. In many cases, the
program offers financial assistance to eligible students. Campuses
tailor their programs to accommodate the needs of their student population

Who May Apply?
Only historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged undergraduate
students who need admission assistance and support
services to succeed in college are admitted to EOP. They must demonstrate
academic potential and motivation, be California residents
or otherwise eligible, and meet the income criteria stated below.

For additional information about EOP, please visit:

If you are planning on applying to EOP and would like to receive assistance
with your application, please visit your College Advisor
(Ms. Price or Mr. Barton) for support.

their Early Decision deadlines, due to the ongoing
implications of Superstorm Sandy.  We have compiled a list of updated early
decision deadlines, but please be sure to check the actual
website of each school to confirm the date. Also, some dates may only be
applicable for students who have been directly impacted by the
storm, but again, you should check the actual website.  Please be advised
that this is NOT a complete or comprehensive list.

Boston University:  Nov. 15
Brown University:  Nov. 7 http://www.brown.edu/admission/undergraduate/
Case Western Reserve University:  Nov. 5 (EA) http://admission.case.edu/
Clark University:  Nov. 9 (EA) http://www.clarku.edu
The College of William & Mary:  Nov. 5 http://www.wm.edu
Columbia University:  Nov. 5 http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu
Cornell University: Nov. 5 http://admissions.cornell.edu
Elon University: Nov. 5 http://www.elon.edu/e-net/Note.aspx?id=962918
Emerson College:  Nov. 6 (EA) http://www.emerson.edu
Emory College: Nov. 5 http://www.emory.edu
Eugene Lang College The New School:  Nov. 15 http://www.newschool.edu/
Fordham University: Nov. 8 http://www.fordham.edu
Northeastern University: Nov. 5 (EA) http://www.northeastern.edu
Princeton University: Nov. 7 (EA) http://www.princeton.edu
Sarah Lawrence College: Nov. 26 http://www.slc.edu
Tufts University: Nov. 7 http://admissions.tufts.edu
University of Pennsylvania:  Nov. 6
Wellesley College:  Nov. 6 http://new.wellesley.edu/admission




University of San Francisco and explore the many ways you can enrich your
life by learning about 70+ majors offered. Registration begins at 8 AM. 2130
Fulton Street, San Francisco CA 94117
McLaren Conference Center

1:30:  Join us for our annual Fall Preview days where you
will be able to learn more about the College, take tours, and meet our
amazing students, staff, and faculty.  Come and visit before our November 15
Early Action deadline.  RSVP for Fall Preview Day at


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 Juniors.   Please contact Skyler Barton if you would like
additional details (skylerbarton at berkeley.net)

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


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
January 9th in order to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program.
For further information, please visit www.ronbrown.org

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




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