[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Bulletin for Week of Mar. 17

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

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

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

*New or updated information.

**SAT Word of the Week*:/ Nostalgia -- longing for former times. /

*FINANCIAL AID:* Seniors who have not yet completed the FAFSA or Dream 
Application can see College Advisors as soon as possible for support 
with this process.Although the priority filing deadline was March 2^nd , 
we will continue to support seniors with this process.

*SAVE THE DATE:*  Sunday, May 4, 2014

Where: *Berkeley High School*


Who: Exclusive to BHS Juniors and Parents/Guardians


12:30 pm  Registered Workshop students (with school IDs) and 
parent/guardian are assigned Workshop groups

12:45 pm  Workshop starts

2:00  pm Workshop ends

2:15  pm College Fair begins

4:00  pm College Fair ends

/COLLEGE////FAIR////(no rsvp required)/ - Enjoy an opportunity to meet 
and chat with college admissions officers and representatives from over 
40 colleges/universities.

/CASE STUDIES WORKSHOP /*_(RSVP Deadline: _**3/21/14_)_* - The Case 
Studies Workshop will group students and parents with college admissions 
officers to discuss what colleges look for when admitting students. 
Learn how college admissions representatives analyze applications and 
make their decisions.  Students and parents/guardians may RSVP at 
http://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/fairworkshop/ Students also received RSVP 
forms in their junior folders and in the mail.



* *Laney** College is hosting a Career and Technical Education Open 
House*on Saturday, April 26th from 10am to 3pm - Participating 
departments include machine and wood technology, carpentry, 
architecture/engineering, graphic arts, 
photography, bio-manufacturing, cosmetology, environmental control 
technology, electricity, culinary arts, welding, green jobs and media 
communications. There will be open shops, demos, raffles and lunch.


**UC Irvine Open House*: Come to Celebrate UCI onSaturday April 12, 
2014. Most events begin at10:00 a.m.! This spring event features an 
outdoor Festival, Open House and Car Show. Wayzgoose, UCI's oldest 
tradition, is a student run festival in Aldrich Park - filled with live 
entertainment, food, games, and rides for UCI and the community. For 
more information, visit :www.celebrate.uci.edu 

*1.Seniors applying to Community Colleges:*Most community college 
applications are now open for the fall 2014 semester.Please come to the 
CCC for support with applications and registering for assessment tests!

*2.Transcripts / Mid-Year Reports:*As we enter our spring semester, many 
colleges will be requesting official transcripts, also referred to as 
"mid-year reports".Please view the instructions below, and note that all 
CSUs have different deadlines.It is important for seniors to check their 
college accounts and portals regularly.

Completing forms for *schools that are NOT on the Common App:*

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 form 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 and college accounts frequently.

*Sending Mid-Year Grade Reports for schools on the Common App:*For 
schools on the Common App, your counselor who you have identified to 
provide a Secondary School Report will also upload your mid-year report 
(transcript) online. For non-Common App schools that require mid-year 
reports, you must submit a transcript request form with a stamped and 
addressed envelope to our Registrar's Office, D-173.  Please check all 
of your accounts and school websites for requirements and deadlines.  We 
recommend that you check all of your accounts and school portals at 
least once per week for updates.

colleges/universities, check your e-mail accounts frequently.  You will 
likely receive contact from the colleges you have applied to, 
traditionally providing instructions and information to set up your 
account with the particular school you have applied to.  These accounts, 
often referred to as portals, will be your main line of communication 
with each particular college/university. We recommend checking for 
updates frequently!

*4.**CSU PLACEMENT TESTS:* CSU requires you to take the English 
PlacementTest (EPT) and the Entry-Level Mathematics Test (ELM) before 
you enroll. Your scores are not used for admission purposes, but they do 
determine which math and English courses you should take to begin your 
career at CSU.  Most students will have to take the exam, but there are 
some circumstances under which you may be exempt. Seniors: If you are 
planning on attending a CSU, we encourage you to take care of this 
requirement (Placement Tests) early in the spring. By completing this 
process early, you will not have to worry about missing any deadlines 
for this requirement. Free online preparation for these exams is 
available at https://www.ets.org/csu/about/__


You may take the EPT, ELM or both at a campus near you or where you plan 
to enroll.

*REGISTRATION*: Register for the Tests on the web at www.ets.org/csu 

*5.* *Advising Appointments for Seniors*: Seniors may drop in any day 
before school, at lunch, or after 6th period withoutan appointment to 
have questions answered.  Seniors applying to community college(s) can 
see your college advisor to schedule an appointment.

*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.

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

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 envelopes.

to 32 member institutions for a one-time fee of $35. For information and 
to view the online application, please visit --www.eduinconline.com 

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


**Class Presentations:* College Advisors facilitated class presentations 
to all juniors throughout the first week of March. All juniors received 
a folder with important information detailing the college planning process.

*Individual Appointments with College Adviors*: Juniors can now sign up 
for an individual appointment with Mr. Barton (AHA, AMPS, CAS, GRN, AC 
-- last names A-K) and Ms. Price (BIHS and AC -- last names L-Z).Sign-up 
forms are located near the front desk in the College Career Center.


*SAT and ACT registration procedures* - Photos required during registration!

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

_ACT Test Dates_:       Registration Deadline Late Registration Period

April 12March 8-21

June 14May 9May 10-23

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

_SAT Test Dates:__Registration Deadline_

May 3April 4

June 7May 9

***Free SAT Prep @ Berkeley Public Library*

Wednesdays  April 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 4:00pm-5:30pm in the 3^rd  floor 
Electronic Classroom at the downtown Library. Space for 20 students. 
Register now athttp://edupath.org/berkeley/.

In this series of four classes, Edupath and the Berkeley Public Library 
are partnering to bring you SAT prep taught by veteran instructors and 
tailored to your individual goals.  Priority registration for juniors. 
  For more information call 510 981-6135 <tel:510%20981-6135>.


*FREE SAT PREP COURSES:**_This course is now full_.Students may still 
register for Saturday or Sunday courses with PTPS (see website 
below).The College/Career Center and People's Test Preparation Services 
are teaming up to offer Free SAT prep courses. Classes will be offered 
for Juniors, on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:40 to 5:30 
pm.Space is limited, and applications are currently available in the 
College/Career Center.All interested students must complete an 
application and submit it to Mr. Barton or Ms. Price.Application 
deadline is Feb. 6^th . Classes begin on February 10^th .

People's Test Prep Services (PTPS) is offering FREE SAT prep courses at 
UC Berkeley on Saturdays and Sundays.  For more informationand to 
register for a course, please visit http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~ptps/ 



**Berkeley City College PERSIST to College Program: *Applications for 
the BCC PERSIST program are now available, and representatives from the 
PERSIST program will be presenting the details for interested students 
this *Thursday, March 13^th ,* during lunch in the College Career 
Center.Berkeley City College will be in the BHS College and Career 
Center to present a new opportunity for Independent Study and Berkeley 
High incoming junior and senior students to attend BCC part time next 
year.  Students who commit to the Persist to College program, will take 
up to two classes per semester and earn both college and high school 
credit.  This year's 10th and 11th graders who are interested in 
learning more about this program should come to the College/Career 
Center and speak with Mr. Barton.**


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Questbridge College Prep Scholarship: //QuestBridge's College Prep 
Scholarship is designed to distinguish qualified high school juniors as 
potential candidates for admission to top colleges, and provides 
resources to help them get there.The QuestBridge College Prep 
Scholarship is designed for high school juniors who have shown 
outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges. Most 
College Prep Scholars come from households earning less than $60,000 
annually and have experienced long-term economic hardship. For more 
information, visit www.questbridge.org 
<http://www.questbridge.org>Applications are due March 26, 2014.

*STUDENTS RISING ABOVE*-- For *Current Juniors,* C/O 2015: 
StudentsRising Above is looking for high school juniors who have 
demonstrated strength of character in the face of challenging odds, and 
dream of a collegeeducation.  Selected students come from low-income 
households and are rising above tremendous difficulties and succeeding 
in school and in life despite their circumstances at home.  These 
difficulties include poverty, neglect, violence, addiction and 
homelessness. Applicants are required to have a 3.0 GPA, and 
applications are due on April 4, 2014.  For more information, please 




*PRACTICE ACT: *We are extremely fortunate to offer a FREE practice 
ACTto _ALL sophomores_ this year!  Tenth graders will come to school 
early onApril 23^rd and test through the morning.The test is scheduled 
to take place in the Jacket Gym and Donahue Gym, with a start time of 

Since 2012, more students have taken the ACT than the SAT, and we are 
administering this practice ACT in an effort to increase overall 
awareness of this test as a viable option.It is also our hope that 
taking a full practice ACT (excluding the writing portion) will benefit 
students in their preparation for college entrance exams.While there are 
differences in the exams (SAT versus ACT) colleges and universities do 
not prefer one over the other. **



*CAREER LOCKER*:  Do you want to explore career opportunities 
andpossible majors forcollege?  Career Locker is a web-based program 
purchased for Berkeley High School students for career andcollege 
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 theCollegeand Career Center.**


    4-year scholarships and mentoring support for academically talented
    and resilient Berkeley High School students.  Seniors interested in
    applying can visit http://scholarship.berkfund.org/users/sign_up

*Joleen Ruffin, Executive Director of the Berkeley Community Fund, will 
be available to answer questions to scholarship applicants on Tuesday, 
March 25, and Wednesday, March 26, from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Berkeley 
High School Library Computer Lab.

offers 4-year scholarships to deserving students who otherwise might not 
be able to attend college. The program is based on need, as well as 
scholastic ability, community involvement and potential.The application 
must be received by Berkeley Rotary by April 15, 2014.Hard copies of the 
application are available in the College and Career Center.


*Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 
Incorporated*-- is offering college scholarships to high school seniors 
in Alameda County. The scholarship is open to all students; however, 
African American students are the primary focus.Consideration will be 
given to GPA, leadership ability, and potential for success, financial 
need, and demonstrated commitment to community/school 
service.Applications are due to the Scholarship Committee by April 1, 
2014. Applications are available in the College and Career Center.

*Elena****Castaneda** Memorial Scholarship: *This scholarship was 
created to honor Berkeley educator and social justice advocate 
ElenaCastaneda. Elena was particularly committed to assisting young 
people who spoke English as their second language in obtaining a quality 
education. This scholarship is given annually to a Berkeley High 
School student whose first language was Spanish and who has worked to 
learn English and complete the course work necessary to be admitted to a 
four-year college or university. This scholarship is also intended for 
those attending two-year colleges. Seniors interested in applying may 
pick up an application from the College and Career Center.

*Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated Sigma Iota Chapter, Oakland - 
Scholarship:*This scholarship offers financial support to 
African-American seniors who plan to continue their education at a 
four-year university.Applications are available in the College Career 
Center, and the deadline is April 1, 2014.

*STUDENTS RISING ABOVE*-- For *Current Juniors,* C/O 2015: 
StudentsRising Above is looking for high school juniors who have 
demonstrated strength of character in the face of challenging odds, and 
dream of a collegeeducation.  Selected students come from low-income 
households and are rising above tremendous difficulties and succeeding 
in school and in life despite their circumstances at home.  These 
difficulties include poverty, neglect, violence, addiction and 
homelessness. Applicants are required to have a 3.0 GPA, and 
applications are due on April 4, 2014.  For more information, please 


*Beach Blanket Babylon Scholarship for the Arts:*this scholarship is 
based entirely on talent; grades and financial need are not factors.The 
three categories include: voice, acting or dance. One winner for each 
category will be presented with a check for $10,000 towards higher 
education.Entry forms and guidelines on the "scholarship" are available 
at beachblanketbabylon.com/scholarship


*The Italian Catholic Federation *is a National Roman Catholic Fraternal 
Organization composed of persons of Italian ancestry (including their 
non-Italian spouses) who are of the Roman Catholic Faith.One of the many 
programs of the Federation is to offer college scholarships to further 
the education of students who achieve a total cumulative GPA of at least 
3.2 and meet all of the requirements listed in the scholarship 
application. For more information, please visit www.icf.org 


*E4FC* - Educators for Fair Consideration - www.e4fc.org 
<http://www.e4fc.org/>: Visit this site for a listing of local, 
regional, and national scholarships available for Bay Area immigrant 

*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 
http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program to 
find eligibility information along with the online application.

*Mount St. Mary's **College** in Los Angeles* -- Music Scholarship 
Auditions in Voice, Piano, Guitar, Organ, and Orchestral Instruments:  
To complete an online application, visit 

*Skidmore **College** Filene Music Scholarship Competition*: The Filene 
Scholarship provides a special opportunity for musically gifted students 
with high academic aspirations.  Information can be found at 


*Epic Summer Camp -- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo -- College of 
Engineering:*Are you interested in building a rocket, growing blood 
vessels, creating an Android phone app, or developing a solar car?At 
EPIC, students explore the world of engineering in hands-on labs that 
introduce you to the many different fields of engineering. Visit 
EPIC.CALPOLY.EDU for complete details. Applications are available 
Feb.1-April 15.

*FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA)*- The FSMA is designed to offer 
young people exposure to the field of medicine.  Our tuition-based 
summer program, based at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA, 
utilizes a variety of learning strategies, including clinical simulation 
activities, problem-based learning, clinical skills workshops and field 
trips.  Our program is considered one of the best in what we do, and 
each year, students love the program often evaluating it as one of the 
best programs they have ever participated with.

Please visit our website to view a video and additional information 
about our 


*California College of The Arts PRE-COLLEGE:*The pre-college program is 
held on CCA's four-acre Oakland Campus. Eligible students have just 
completed grade 10, 11 or 12.Student can earn 3 units of college credit. 
For information and an application, visit cca.edu/precollege


*USC Summer Programs:*Offers students a preview of "freshman year" 
through its college experience, offering 4 and 2 week courses in a 
variety of subjects.For more information please visit summer.usc.edu**


*The University of British Columbia Summer Scholars Program: *Eligible 
students must be entering one of their final two years of high school 
(16-18 years of age) and in good academic standing. Applications close 
May 15, 2014, and limited space is available. For more information, 
please visit summerscholars.ubc.ca


*Colorado College Summer Session Pre-College Program: *Earn 
college credit and find out if Colorado College and the Block Plan are 
right for you.  For more information and application materials, visit 
the website atwww.coloradocollege.edu/precollege 


*Oxford  Royale Academy*: Summer course offerings for July and August 
2014.  Please visit www.oxford-royale.co.uk 

*University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs: *The office of 
Pre-College Programs offers students the opportunity to experience the 
life of Notre Dame college students. To view the list of opportunities 
offered for the 2014 Summer Scholars Program, 2014 Leadership Seminars, 
and the 2014 Study Abroad (Rome, Italy), please visit precollege.nd.edu 

*Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design & 
Visual Arts Summer Pre-College Programs: *Are you passionate about art 
or architecture? Have you considered a career as an architect, artist, 
or designer? These Pre-College Programs - Architecture Discovery Program 
and Portfolio Plus Program -- give high school students the opportunity 
to develop skills that are fundamental to these fields while producing 
work in a real studio under the guidance of WUSTL faculty. 
Samfoxschool.wustl.edu/precollege <http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/precollege>

*High School Summer Scholars Program* -- Washington University in St. 
Louis: Explore Careers and majors in medicine, writing, engineering, 
leadership, and more.  For more information and application materials, 
visit:summerexperiences.wustl.edu <http://summerexperiences.wustl.edu/>

*The 2014 Summer Academy at St. John's College* -- The Summer 
Academy at St. John's College offers rising high school juniors and 
seniors the experience of a lifetime -- self-discovery, friendship, and 
intellectual growth.  One week sessions are held at east and west 
campuses in Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more 
information, please visit: www.stjohnscollege.edu 

*ADVENTURES OF THE MIND* -- Astronomical Opportunities for 200 Talented 
Teens: Blasting off from Occidental College, June 15, 2014.  Meet with 
talented faculty, take exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of NASA's Jet 
Propulsion Lab and The Autry, tour the campuses of Los Angeles' stellar 
universities, and explore your future during sessions on leadership, 
creativity, goal-setting, entrepreneurship, money matters, and 
college/career paths.  For applications, please 
visitwww.adventuresofthemind.org <http://www.adventuresofthemind.org/>

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