[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: College Bulletin for December 3, 2012

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin
Monday, December 3, 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:   Proximity - nearness in time, location, relation
Because our house is in proximity to the airport, I hear planes all day long.


*Congrats to all seniors who have submitted college applications in
the past few months!  The priority application filing period has now
passed for all UC’s and CSU’s.

*A Few CSU’s Still accepting Undergraduate Applications for Fall 2013:
A few CSU’s will continue to accept applications on a space available
basis, including CSU East Bay, CSU Bakersfield, CSU Dominguez Hills,
and Cal Maritime.
For a complete list, please visit

*BHS Volunteer Essay Readers: Our generous volunteer essay readers
have been working tirelessly to support our seniors with their college
essays.  We thank all of you for your time and energy!

Please note that beginning Monday, Dec. 3rd, our essay readers will be
available only during the lunch period in the College and Career
Center.  They will no longer have scheduled visits before and after

FINANCIAL AID:  We hope that those of you who attended our Financial
Aid presentation on Feb. 14th found it informative and helpful.  We
will have our Financial Aid "Cash For College" workshop on January
23rd, at Berkeley High School.  At this workshop, seniors and
parents/guardians will receive hands-on support with completing
financial aid applications.  Please stay tuned for more information
about this event.

Applying to CSU's:  Following completion of your applications, be sure
to check the deadlines for EACH campus.  For instance, CSU test date
deadlines vary by each college, and campuses will have different
deadlines for sending in transcripts, taking EPT and ELM assessment
tests, etc.  We recommend applying to each CSU by Nov. 30th, and
preferably by Nov. 29th.  "Impacted" majors and CSU campuses that are
"impacted" are often more selective and may require higher GPA's and
test scores for their selection criteria.  The 7 CSU campuses that are
NOT "impacted" are CSU East Bay, Bakersfield, Channel Islands,
Dominguez Hills, Monterey Bay, Maritime, and Stanislaus.  We recommend
considering applying to at least one "non-impacted" CSU campus.


Sending Test Scores to UC's:   Remember, when sending test scores to
UC's, you only need to send them to ONE UC, and all other campuses
will then have access to your scores.

Sending Test Scores to CSU’s:  SAT - 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

*If you are registered for the Dec. 8 ACT, you can arrange for your
scores to be sent to the schools you are applying to prior to taking
the test.  You can avoid delays by following this process.

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

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.

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)

SAT (Register at www.collegeboard.org)

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.

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.


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


*SCORES FOR NOV. 17TH MOCK ACT OR SAT:  For students who took the Nov.
17th Mock ACT or SAT, your scores can be retrieved in the College and
Career Center any day during lunch or after school on Monday or
Wednesday.  Please note that the Nov. 17th Mock ACT or SAT was in no
way affiliated with the October PSAT.

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


*eQuality Scholarship Collaborative:  The eQuality Scholarship
Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California
students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender
community.  The criteria in which scholarship recipients will be
selected include:  Service to the LGBTQ community, Leadership,
Hardship or special circumstances, Academic achievement. Applications,
including transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be submitted
by Feb. 1, 2013.  Applications are available at

*KP 2013 Scholarship Program:  The KP Asian Association Scholarships
recognize students who have brought demonstrable, tangible benefit to
an Asian community and  have the potential to be future leaders.
Submit application by Feb. 15, 2013 at

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.

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

For 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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