[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Bulletin for Week of Nov. 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>
*Career Advisor:**Kate Trimlett Rennie**Katetrimlett at berkeley.net
<mailto:Katetrimlett at berkeley.net> *
*SAT Word of the Week*:/ Euphony/ -- Pleasant, harmonious sound.
*_UPCOMING COLLEGE EVENTS_*
*1) **Event:Berkeley City College Panel Discussion*
*For Parents and Guardians of BHS Seniors AND Juniors (students are
*Date:Wednesday, Nov. 19^TH , 6:30 PM - Location:BHS Library*
***Join us at this event to hear representatives from various
departments offer insightful information about great opportunities at
Berkeley City College (BCC).BCC is well known for offering strong
academic programs and yielding excellent transfer rates to the CSU and
UC systems.Topics of discussion will include; concurrent enrollment
opportunities, transfer options, various academic pathways, special
programs at BCC, and the application and assessment testing process.
*2) **Event:Union Construction Career Fair *Seniors Only**
Learn about training and job opportunities with local trade unions for
*Date: Monday 11.24.14 - Time: 4th- 6th Period*
*Location:*Little Theater & Jacket Gym
8.Painters & Allied Trades
12.Sheet Metal 104
14.Cypress Mandela WIST Training Center
*3) **Event :Community College Fair (BHS Seniors only)*
*Date: Thursday, Dec. 11^th , 5^th and 6^th periods (students attend one
*Location: College/Career Center*
*Students may sign up in advance in the College/Career Center.
*/_COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT_/*/_:RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, New Jersey_/
Founded in 1766, Rutgers is the eighth-oldest institution in the United
States and the birthplace of intercollegiate football.With over 45,000
undergraduate students, over 100 majors and degree programs, over 400
clubs and activities, and 113 study abroad programs, Rutgers University
has a ton to offer.Recently joining the powerhouse athletic conference
(the Big Ten), Rutgers has jumped on the radar of some of our students,
but in addition to athletics, Rutgers also boasts impressive academic
and career opportunities.Rutgers offers outstanding research
opportunities (open to undergrads roughly 60% of students engaging in
research.Average class sizes are small, with a student-to-faculty ratio
of 14:1.The first-year retention rate is 92%.Rutgers is ranked as having
the most student diversity among universities in the U.S (U.S. News &
World Report). 83% of students receive some form of financial aid.
_Popular Programs Include (but not limited to):_
Rutgers Business School
School of Engineering
School of Nursing
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Mason Gross School of the Arts
School of Health Related Professions
New Jersey Medical School
School of Public Health
School of Pharmacy
Rutgers University has 3 campuses; New Brunswick, Newark and
Camden.Within each campus, Rutgers offers a variety of schools/programs,
allowing students to get the small-school experience at a large
university.While there is a rich campus life filed with school spirit,
students are just a short train ride away from locations such as New
York City and Philadelphia.This is also a premier location for students
seeking internship and job opportunities.
*/Douglass Residential College/ is a close-knit community of 1,800 women
at Rutgers University. Douglass accepts students through a
self-selection process (applicants can choose this option).
For more information, please come see your college advisor, or, visit
**Application deadline is December 1^st , 2014*.
1. *CSU/UC Application Workshops:* CollegeAdvisors are conducting CSU
application workshops after school on Tuesday afternoons from 3:40 --
4:45 pm in the Library Computer Lab, and Thursday mornings from 8:30 --
9:30 AM in the College Career Center. Students do not need to sign up
ahead of time. Application workshops will continue throughout the month
*We only have a handful of school days left until the CSU and UC
November 30^th deadline! College Advisors are available to assist with
application questions during drop-in hours.
2. *Sending Test Scores: *
_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 www.actstudent.org/scores/send/index.html
If you are registered for the December ACT or SAT, 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.
Private Colleges: You must send the test scores to each individual campus.
3. *Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)*: What is Educational
Opportunity Program (EOP)? The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is
designed to improve access for 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
Who May Apply?
Only historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged
undergraduate students who need admission assistance and support
services to succeed incolleges are admitted to EOP. They must
demonstrate academic potential and motivation, be California residents
or otherwise eligible, and meet the income criteria.
For additional information about EOP, please visit:
How to apply to EOP: In your CSU application, answer "yes" to the
question asking if you would like to be considered for the EOP. After
submitting a CSU application, you will receive a confirmation page. On
the confirmation page, click on the EOP link.
If you are planning on applying to EOP and would like to receive
assistance with your application, please visit yourCollegeAdvisor (Ms.
Price or Mr. Barton) for support.
4. *SET UP YOUR **COLLEGE** ACCOUNTS AND PORTALS:*After applying to
colleges/universities, check your e-mail accounts frequently. You will
likely receive contact from the college 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
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. Seniors who are applying to*Colleges **t**hat 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
- 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
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.
7. * GET EDUcated!* EDU, Inc. -- COMMON BLACK COLLEGEAPPLICATION: Apply
to 32 member institutions for a one-time fee of $35. For information and
to view the online application, please visit --www.eduinconline.com
*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:
December 13. Reg Deadline Nov. 7. Late fee deadline Nov. 21.
SAT (Register atwww.collegeboard.org <http://www.collegeboard.org/>) -
Check website for complete listing of test dates.
SAT Test Dates:
Dec. 6. Registration deadline Nov. 6. Late fee deadline Nov. 24.
* JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES*
**SAT/ACT PRACTICE COMBO TEST: Saturday, January 10, 2015 *
Berkeley High's College and Career Center is partnering with Princeton
Review to host this practice combo test opportunity for BHS juniors and
Practice Test -- The ACT/SAT Combo Practice Test will contain questions
from all subjects tested on the ACT and SAT. Following the test,
Princeton Review will offer a score back review session on the evening
of January 20^th .
**Please stay tuned for registration information.
*COLLEGE** INFORMATION & INTERVIEW SESSIONS*
1. San Francisco Art Institute hosts *National Portfolio Day!*January
17, 2015 -- 800 Chestnut Street | San Francisco, CA 94133.
2.*Black College Expo for 11^th and 12^th graders* -- Saturday, January
24, 2015.9AM-5PM.Oakland Marriott Convention Center. Meet one-on-one
with college recruiters, get application fees waived, get accepted to
colleges on the spot, and participate in seminars and workshops.
Students are encouraged to bring several copies of transcripts and test
scores (if available).For more information, please visit thecollegeexpo.org
*THE GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM*: The Gates Millennium Scholars
(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.
For more information, please visit http://www.gmsp.org/ Applications
must be submitted online by January 14, 2015.
*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. For
further information, please visit www.ronbrown.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
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