[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Bulletin for Week of Sep. 30

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Mon Sep 30 08:06:48 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: Malevolent - ill-willed; causing evil or harm to




*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 of several private colleges
will discuss campus life, aspects of the application process, early decision
vs. regular decision, student support programs, and how parents and
guardians can be helpful throughout the college application process.


*Please do not reply to this message with questions regarding the particular
colleges that will be represented.


2. Save the date: November 14, 2013, 6:30 pm in the BHS Library.  Financial
Aid Overview for parents/guardians of BHS Seniors.


3. College Essay Readers are now 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 and October 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.



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



2:47 PM:  Linfield College, OR



9:31 AM: UC Santa Barbara, CA

1:28 PM: Northwestern, IL



8:27 AM: Duke University, NC

9:31 AM: Pitzer College, CA

10:40 AM: Univ. of British Columbia, BC



9:31 AM: California Institute of the Arts, CA

1:28 PM: Washington University, St. Louis, MO



9:31 AM: Yale-NUS, Singapore

10:40 AM: Kenyon College, OH

1:28 PM: UC Santa Cruz, CA



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.


*SAT Prep Class (2) - New Section:  We have opened a second section for this
class, meeting on M/W from 3:30-5:40pm. Limited space is still available.
Students may sign up with Mr. Barton in the College and Career Center.
Class meets in D218.


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.





1. George Washington University will 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 94129


2. 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


3. Columbia's science and engineering: Hear about curriculum, undergraduate
research, internships, student life and New York City, as well as the
admissions process.


Wednesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.

Bellarmine College Preparatory - Sobrato Theatre

960 West Hedding Street

San Jose, CA 95126


Kindly RSVP no later than Tuesday, October 22



For more information, please visit our website






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 took
place on Tuesday, Sep. 24.  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.


*3. SInkler Miller Medical Association Scholarship: This scholarship is
sponsored by the local chapter of the National Medical Association, an
organization of African American physicians.  Here in Oakland, they are
committed to helping African American students achieve their goals of higher
learning and have been giving away scholarships for 30 years.  The
applicants need not be headed towards a career in the health fields, only
hard-working, dedicated and in need of financial assistance. For more
information, please visit



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