[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Bulletin for Week of Oct. 22

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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: Dogmatic - overly forceful in asserting one's opinions





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


2. CSU Application Workshops:  Mr. Barton is conducting CSU application
workshops after school from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the Library Computer Lab.
Students do not need to sign up ahead of time.  Application workshops will
continue throughout the month of November.


CSU Application Morning Workshops:  College Advisors will be conducting
morning workshops for seniors to work on CSU applications.  Workshops will
begin at 7:30 a.m. in the BHS Library Computer Lab, and students do not need
to sign up ahead of time.  


Morning Workshop Dates: 10/24, 10/25, 10/31, 11/01.  


*3. Humboldt State on-the-spot Application Review:  A Humboldt State
University admissions representative is coming to BHS to do an on-the-spot
admissions review session.  This event will be held in the College and
Career Center on Friday, November 1st, during lunch and 4th period.  For
students to be eligible to participate in this event, they must complete the


a.  Submit an application with payment (or fee waiver) to Humboldt State
University by Oct. 26th.


b.  Inform Mr. Barton or Ms. Bled that you would like to participate in the
on-the-spot admissions review event.


c.  Print a copy of your SAT or ACT scores (unofficial is okay).


d.  Show up to the CCC during lunch or 4th period on Nov. 1st.


4.  Common App - The new CA4 Version:  The new version of the Common App has
experienced some glitches throughout the first month or so.  Some issues
have been fixed and other glitches are currently being addressed. Here are
some basic tips and recommendations:


a.      Save your work constantly!

b.      Don't wait until the last minute to submit your application.

c.      Compose your essay in Word and save it.  Do not type your essay
directly into the application.  Copy your essay from Word into Notepad.
Then, copy it form Notepad and paste it into your application.  This seems
to be the best method thus far.  This is a lot of steps, but the formatting
and word count has been off on many applications where students copied
directly from Word.

d.      Use the Print Preview before submitting the application.  Review
every section and be sure to answer EVERY question.  Be sure to proofread
your essay.

e.   Invite your recommenders early in the process. *After inviting your
recommender, confirm their receipt of the Common App Recommender invitation.


5. 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).


6. Advising Appointments for Seniors:  Sign-up sheets are 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.
Please note that Mr. Barton will be conducting application workshops in the
Library Computer Lab after school on Tuesday and Thursday.


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.


7. 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 was 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 October and November calendar 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.


Tuesday, 10/22

8:27 AM           George Mason University

9:31 AM           Tufts University

10:40 AM         Smith College


Wednesday, 10/23

8:27 AM           St. Lawrence University

12:24 PM         Dartmouth

1:28 PM           Colorado College


Thursday, 10/24

10:40 AM         Boston University

12:24 PM         Tulane University

1:28 PM           American University

2:32 PM           Emory University


Friday, 10/25

10:40 AM         Vassar College

12:24 PM         Bowdoin College

2:32 PM           Bryn Mawr College


Monday, 10/28

9:57 AM           George Washington University

11:40 AM         Grinnell College

1:09 PM           Occidental

1:58 PM           Whittier


Tuesday, 10/29

8:27 AM           Western Oregon University

12:24 PM         Scripps College

1:28 PM           University of Washington

2:32 PM           University of San Francisco


Wednesday, 10/30

8:27 AM           Farleigh Dickinson University


Thursday, 10/31

10:40 AM         Rutgers University


Friday, 11/01

8:27 AM           University of Redlands

12:24 PM         Humboldt State Univ - On Spot Admissions Review



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. Emerson College Information Session:  Experience what Emerson is all
about, including campus news and a multimedia presentation.  October 26,
3:00-4:30 PM, Courtyard San Francisco Downtown, 299 Second Street, San
Francisco.  Register at


2. 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


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



4.  An Evening With Oberlin College:  Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 7:00-8:30
pm.  The Bay School of San Francisco, 35 Keyes Avenue, San Francisco. Please
RSVP at www.oberlin.edu/admisions/rsvp 


*5.  Black College Awareness Workshop - Saturday, Nov.. 16th:  Hosted by the
Rho Delta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., this event
is intended for college bound seniors and will be held at Stanford
University's Tressider Memorial Union in the Cypress Lounge located in Palo
Alto, CA from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.  Registration can be completed at
www.bcafair.org <http://www.bcafair.org/>  . The workshop will consist of
two sessions - applying for college and paying for college.  





1. 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.


2. 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





*Oxford  Royale Academy: Summer course offerings for July and August 2014.
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