[BHS Etree] COLLEGE|CAREER: College Bulletin for Nov. 9

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin
Friday, November 9, 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:  Florid - elaborately or excessively ornamented.

The senator's florid speech was animated and powerful.


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

*The November 30 deadline for CSU and UC applications is approaching fast!  Please consider utilizing our after school application workshops on Tue/Thur.  In addition, students are welcome to utilize our drop in hours to work on essays and applications.

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.

*CSU Glimpse - CSU Monterey Bay:  CSUMB is a non-impacted campus that serves roughly 5,600 undergraduate students.  Students who are seeking hands-on experiential learning opportunities may want to check out the opportunities that CSUMB provides, including their popular Marine Science program.  The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) is a cross-campus center that trains, supports, and engages students in undergraduate research.  Students who are interested in possibly joining this small yet diverse campus community at CSUMB can learn more at http://csumb.edu/

*CSU East Bay:  CSUEB offers a variety of academic programs, including highly regarded business administration options and pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary science, allied health sciences, law and theology.  To learn more about this non-impacted university, please visit http://www20.csueastbay.edu/

*SENIOR GRADES COUNT!  Whether you are applying to a private college/university, CSU, UC, or out of state public school, senior year grades count!  While you may be admitted to a college in the winter or early in the spring, this is traditionally a preliminary admittance pending receipt of your official senior year grades at the end of the year.  

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.

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

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 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
Late Registration Deadline:  Nov. 16

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

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


Are you a first-generation to college bound student? We have designed a series of workshops to help support you through the college application process. At our first meeting, we discussed college applications, SAT and ACT testing and sending official scores to colleges, and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)  requirements and application process. At our next meeting (Nov. 14), our primary focus will be assisting students with EOP applications.  

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.  

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 (CSUMentor.edu)

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. (CSUMentor.edu)

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.


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

Educational and college-related workshops for students and parents.  8:30 am - 1:00 pm.  
Register at http://www20.csueastbay.edu/events/education-summit/


NOV 17 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. 15.  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 Center.


philanthropic arm of AXA Equitable, directing the company's
philanthropic and volunteer activites 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.  www.colgate.com/hazlau

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.

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 www.ronbrown.org

information, 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.

(GMS) 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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