[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Bulletin for Week of Sep. 23

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Mon Sep 23 20:12:19 PDT 2013

PLEASE do not reply to this email, contact Skyler Barton
skylerbarton at berkeley.net 


College and Career Center Hours:  Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


College Advisor:  Angela Price  <mailto:angelaprice at berkeley.net>
angelaprice at berkeley.net


College Advisor (subbing for A. Price): Rory Bled rorybled at berkeley.net


College Advisor:  Skyler Barton  <mailto:skylerbarton at berkeley.net>
skylerbarton at berkeley.net


*New or updated information.



SAT Word of the Week: Indefatigable - tireless; full of energy




*Angela Price, college advisor for BIHS and AC (L-Z), will be out of the
office for a few weeks.  Rory Bled, Berkeley High School college advisor
from 1995-2003, will be subbing for Ms. Price. Seniors may sign up for an
appointment with Ms. Bled in the College and Career Center, D-221.  


1. College Panel Discussion:  October 3rd, 6:30pm in the BHS Library.
Representatives from college admissions offices will discuss aspects of the
application process.  Information will not include recommendations for
applying to specific colleges.  Stay tuned for additional information
regarding this event. 


2. Senior Profile: Was due on September 5th, in the College and Career
Center (D-221). This form is only for students applying to colleges that
require a counselor recommendation. (The UCs and Cal States don't require


3. College Essay Readers Schedule beginning 9/16/13: College Essay Readers
will now be available Monday through Thursday from 8:00-9:00 AM, during the
lunch period, and after 6th period (3:40 PM).  Essay Readers will also be
available on Friday mornings at 8:00 AM and during the lunch period (not
after school).  


4. College Advisor's Class Presentations:  Sep. 9th - 20th, Ms. Price and
Mr. Barton conducted class presentations to cover important aspects of the
college application process. Students all received a folder, complete with
important information regarding the fall semester and the college
application process. *Students who were absent may obtain a folder from the
College and Career Center, D-221.


5. Advising Appointments for Seniors:  Sign-up sheets are now available in
the College & Career Center. Seniors may also drop in any day at lunch or
after 6th period without an appointment to have shorter questions answered. 


College Advisor assignments:  Ms. Price (Ms. Bled, currently subbing for 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.


*6. Seniors who are applying to colleges that are not on the Common
Application: please review this message for document submission



a. If the college does not use the Common Application:


- Download the required form (Secondary School Report) from the college


- Complete a "Transcript Request Form" (available from the BHS Registrar's
Office in D173) and sign it.  If you are under 18, the parent or guardian
must sign.


- Paper-clip the Transcript Request Form and the college's form to a large
manila envelope addressed to the college, with the Berkeley High School
address as the return address.  Put on $1.38 in postage (that is the large
envelope 3 oz. rate).


- Turn in all the large manila envelopes to the College and Career Center
ASAP for those applying Early Decision/Early Action (the original deadline
to turn these in is Oct. 1) and by November 1 for those applying regular
admission.  Attach the College Application Checklist (available at the
College and Career Center or in your senior folder) to the front of the


b. Completing forms for schools that only require an official transcript and
not a Counselor Recommendation:


Submit the following forms to the Registrar in room D173:


- A signed transcript request form for each college.  If you are under 18,
your parent or guardian must sign it.


- Clip each transcript request from to a stamped business-size envelope
addressed to the college with Berkeley High School as the return address.
Clip all forms and envelopes together.


*Remember, CSU's and UC's do not require letters of recommendation for
admission purposes.  CSU's usually request transcripts, but they do so
individually and they do not all have the same deadlines.  UC's will
traditionally request official transcripts in the spring, from students who
are accepted to their university.  It is important to check your email
accounts frequently.


*For colleges using the Common App, the counselor submitting the letter of
recommendation (also known as the Secondary School Report) will also
electronically upload and submit the mid-year report and final transcript.





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 Center and pick up a permission slip for obtaining
teacher permission. 


The September list is available at
http://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/resources/college-career-center/, and this
calendar will be updated regularly. Presentations are added on a daily
basis, so we recommend viewing this calendar once per week.



12: 24 PM:  Swarthmore College, PA

1:30 PM:  Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA



8:27 AM: Macalester College, MN

9:30 AM:  Saint Mary's College, CA

12:24 PM: Skidmore College, NY



9:30 AM: Northeastern University, MA



12:24 PM: Humboldt State University, CA (1)

2:30 PM: Humboldt State University, CA (2)



9:57 AM:  McGill University, Canada 

1:09 PM:  Evergreen State College, WA

1:58 PM:  Goucher College, MD



8:27 AM: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA

10:40 AM: University of Connecticut, CT

12:24 PM: University of Oregon, OR

2:32 PM: Bard College, NY



8:27 AM: University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

9:31 AM: Stanford University, CA
12:24 PM: Carleton College, MN

2:32 PM: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO



9:31 AM: Connecticut College, CT

10:40 AM: Rhodes College, TN
1:28 PM: NYU, NY



8:27 AM: University of Chicago, IL

9:31 AM: Willamette University, OR

10:40 AM: Brown University, RI

12:24 PM: Bates College, ME

1:28 PM: Lewis and Clark College, OR

2:32 PM: Columbia University - Sciences Po Dual BA Degree Program, NY



SAT and ACT registration procedures - Photos required during registration!


ACT (Register at  <http://www.ACT.org/> www.ACT.org) - Check website for
complete listing of test dates.

ACT Test Dates: 

October 26.  Reg Deadline Sep. 27. Late fee deadline Oct. 11.

December 14.  Reg Deadline Nov. 8. Late fee deadline Nov. 22.


SAT (Register at  <http://www.collegeboard.org/> www.collegeboard.org) -
Check website for complete listing of test dates.

SAT Test Dates:

Nov. 2.  Registration deadline Oct. 3. Late fee deadline Oct. 18.

Dec. 7.  Registration deadline Nov. 8. Late fee deadline Nov. 22.





SAT Prep Class - Began on Tuesday, September 17 in D220. The class will meet
on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40 - 5:40 pm. Students must register in
advance in the College/Career Center (D221). Students can register before
school, during lunch or after school.

*This class is now full.


ACT Prep Class - Began on Monday, September 16 in D220. The class will meet
on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:40 - 5:40 pm. Students must register in
advance in the College/Career Center (D221). Students can register before
school, during lunch or after school. Limited space is available.





PSAT REGISTRATION:  Berkeley High School is offering the PSAT on October
19th. Registration for Juniors took place during the week of September
16-20, and Sophomores can register during the week of September 23-27.
Registration will take place during lunch (11:40 am - 12:15 pm) and after
school to 4 p.m.  Payment may be cash, check or money order (checks should
be made out to Berkeley High School).





1. George Washington University invites seniors and their families to a GW
on the Road Information Session this fall. Students will be able to meet
learn more about why any GW moment can be monumental in Washington, D.C.


Santa Clara GW on the Road: Monday, September 23rd, 7:00 PM

Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Boulevard. Santa Clara, CA 95054



San Francisco GW on the Road: Tuesday, September 24th, 7:00 PM

St. Ignatius College Preparatory, 2001 37th Avenue. San Francisco, CA 94116


The George Washington University will also be hosting an Interview Weekend
at the Bay School of San Francisco on Saturday, November 16th and Sunday,
November 17th, beginning at 9:00 AM.  35 Keyes Avenue, San Francisco, CA


2. The Office of Admission for Eugene Lang College The New School for
Liberal Arts in New York City invites you to attend an information session
in your area. Please let us know if you will be able to attend:


Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Makeshift Society

235 Gough St., San Francisco, CA 94102


RSVP by September 27, by sending an e-mail to bartonk at newschool.edu 


Students are welcome to bring one guest (i.e. a parent/guardian).
Unfortunately, space for this event is limited and may fill up quickly, so
please reply at your earliest convenience.


3. Discover Duke:  Duke admissions officers will present information and
answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial
aid, and much more. Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mr. Diablo
Blvd, Lafayette, CA. Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 4pm. Register at





*1. Incentive Awards Program (IAP - Seniors Only): 


The Incentive Awards Program is a scholarship program designed to recognize
and promote leadership among high school students from under-served
communities. The program serves socio-economically disadvantaged high school
students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement through academic,
community service, leadership, and extracurricular accomplishments.  An
independent selection committee selects 1 candidate from each school, and
recipients are offered a $30,000 scholarship to attend CAL-Berkeley.


Please note that the informational meeting for interested candidates will
take place this Tuesday, Sep. 24, during lunch in the College & Career
Center.  Applications will be due on October 8th.   


*2. AnimationCareerReview.com is offering the 3rd annual "Aspiring Animation
Professional" Scholarship Program, offering high school seniors the
opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students
that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited
post-secondary school or college. Please visit
tion-professional-scholarship-program to find eligibility information along
with the online application.



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