Collegiate Outlook November Highlighted items are new for this update SAT/ACT Information: **THESE ARE THE LAST TESTS THE CSU AND UC SCHOOLS WILL ACCEPT** SAT Registration Deadlines: Test Date Regular Late Dec. 6 Nov. 6 Apply online at www.collegeboard.com Nov. 21 or 24th ACT Registration Deadlines: Test Date Regular Late Dec. 13 Nov. 7 Apply online at www.actstudent.org Nov. 8 – 21st *If you are on free or reduced lunch come in and see Mrs. Hildebrandt for a fee waiver for the SAT and/or ACT test. If you know 100% that you will NOT apply to a UC campus, I encourage you to take the ACT only without the writing component. If you do plan to apply to a UC campus, take the SAT Reasoning, and the ACT with the writing component. SAT Subject Tests are no longer required for the UC’s; however, certain majors might recommend you take a specific subject test. If math is recommended you must take Math Level IIC. The colleges will consider the highest score from the SAT/ACT for admission purposes. If you want your SAT scores sent to all CSU campuses, you can use the CSU Mentor code and it will go to all 23 campuses (it only counts as ONE of the four you get to send free). The code is 3594 or pick it on the dropdown menu--CSU Mentor, Long Beach. If you want your SAT scores sent to all UC’s all you have to do enter one UC and it will be sent to ALL of them. College applications: NOVEMBER 30th DEADLINE IS ALMOST HERE The California State University (CSU) campuses will be accepting application submissions October 1st through November 30th. Apply at www.csumentor.edu. The University of California (UC) campuses will only accept applications November 1st through 30th (NO EXCEPTIONS). Apply at www.ucop.edu/pathways/ Top Five Reminders for Freshman UC Applicants: 1. Send official ACT, SAT and TOEFL scores to just one UC campus: UC will share them with all campuses to which you applied. 2. December Examination Dates are acceptable even though the application is due by November 30th. Indicate your Dec. 2014 planned test date(s) on the admission application; be sure to request that the official scores be sent to one UC campus.3. Do not send transcripts/academic records; UC will request them if they are needed during the review process. 3. Do not send letters of recommendation; UC does not require them or read them unless requested. 4. After submitting your application, you can log in to your application to review and, if necessary, change your telephone number, e-mail, mailing address or report new SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or International Exam Scores. Minor changes to your activities, awards, volunteer work, employment or personal statement are unlikely to have an impact on your admission decision. However, if you have significant updates in any of these areas, you may notify the UC Application Center at [email protected]port.net. Properly using the “Additional Comments” sections on the UC Application: The purpose of the additional comments box is not to write an additional personal statement but rather to explain anything that may be unclear in other parts of the application. For example, students can use the additional comments sections to explain course taking or grades earned patterns, a circumstance that prevented the student from doing something they wanted to do such as take more rigorous courses, or a prolonged illness. Students can also use this area to tell UC about a learning difference or other issues related to their academic ability. There are two additional comments areas in the application. One immediately follows the “Academic History” section, which should be used to explain courses and grades or other academic information. The second comment area immediately follows the “Personal Statement” section. While admissions staff will read whatever the student writes, it is not helpful to readers if the student does not add information of value. The specific instructions are: Following Academic History: Additional Comments (optional) – max. 550 characters Tell us anything else you want us to know about your academic record that you have not had the opportunity to describe elsewhere in this section. Following Personal Statement: Additional Comments (optional) If you wish, you may use this space to tell us anything else you want us to know about you that you have not had the opportunity to describe elsewhere in the application. MJC Application Workshops: Sign up in the Career Center to attend one of these workshops. You must get prior approval from the teacher whose class you will be missing. Make note of the date and time, there will be no reminders. These workshops are in room B206. You must have your social security number with you – you cannot apply without it! If you are a Dreamer – you will be given a number at the workshop to use in place of the social security number. Space is limited so sign up early November 18th 1st – 2nd periods November 18th 3rd – 4th periods November 25th 1st – 2nd periods November 25th 3rd – 4th periods November 25th 6th – 7th periods The Common Application: Go to www.commonapp.org Once you have completed the common application you will need to go on Naviance for additional data. Remember when signing the FERPA it’s highly recommended that you waive your rights to see letters of recommendations and any other material the counselor or teacher might supply. If you are planning to play sports at a Division I or Division II college, please register with the NCAA clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. You must meet class and test requirements required by the NCAA to play at the Division I and II level. Register soon! Hispanic Serving Institutions: If you are interested in applying to one of over 200 colleges or universities that participate in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities go to http://www.hacu.net/assnfe/CompanyDirectory.asp?STYLE=2&COMPANY_TYPE=1,5&SE ARCH_TYPE=0 for a list and links to the colleges. Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Apply to 37 HBCU with one application and only one $35 application fee! Go to http://www.eduinconline.com/ for more information and to apply. It is recommended that applications are submitted College Representatives visiting Johansen High: If you are interested in visiting with one or more of these representatives, sign up in the Career Center today. Please get permission (before signing up) from the teacher whose class you’ll be missing. Please make sure to write down the time and date of presentation because there will not be any reminders. Presentations will be as follows: November 19th – The Kings University – 6th period Area College Visits/Preview Day: Occidental College Fall Preview Day November 7. Friday November 7th, Oxy will host interested students and parents. Take a campus tour, sit in on a class, learn about academic offerings and talk with admission and financial aid representatives. For more information or to register got to www.oxy.edu/admission-aid UOP Preview Day November 15, 2014, 9am – 3:30pm. University of the Pacific invites high school students and their families to discover the world of UOP. Tour the campus, talk with current students and faculty, learn about admissions decisions, scholarships and financial aid. For more information or to register go to: go.Pacific.edu/PacificPreview Virginia Military Institute Open House - VMI invites current seniors and juniors with their families to attend an open house to speak with faculty, ROTC staff and cadets to give you information to make an educated decision regarding your college choice. Dates are November 14-15, 2014; February 6-7, 2015; February 20-21, 2015; March 67, 2015. If you are interested you must register at http://admissions.vmi.edu/visit/ College Visits: You have three school days that are approved for college visits. You must see Ms. Coover (principal’s secretary) at least two weeks prior to taking the trip. She will need a note from a parent stating the purpose of your trip. In order to get a true picture of the college you must call the college in advance to set up a tour, sit in on a class, talk to the students, speak to the department chairperson in charge of your major (if possible), preview the dorms, and eat the food. Remember this will be the place you spend the next four years of your life so you want to know all about it! Letters of Recommendation - many of you will be asking your teachers and/or counselor for a letter of recommendation if you are applying to a private university or for scholarship applications. Please keep the following in mind before asking for this letter: Pick up a Letter of Recommendation information sheet in the Career Center, allow the teacher/counselor/employer at least two weeks to write the letter. The more complete the information sheet, the better quality recommendation you will receive. SCHOLARSHIPS Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship – 20 $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors who recognize the benefits of serving their community. Scholarships are awarded based on greatest service a0nd financial need. Pick up an application in the scholarship box in front of Mrs. H’s office in the career center. Postmark Deadline: November 10, 2014 Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition – if you are planning to apply to BU, the trustee scholarship is a four-year, full tuition scholarship to BU. See Mrs. H ASAP if you are interested. Soroptimist Violet Richarson Award – recognizes young women leaders who make the community and world a better place to live through volunteer efforts. The Soroptimist International of Modesto is seeking to award $1000 to a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who is inspirational, caring, compassionate, creative, respected, enthusiastic and most of all committed to making the world a better place demonstrated by her high level of volunteer actions. If you interested in applying, pick up a form from the scholarship box. Deadline: December 1, 2014 2015 Peace Essay Contest – go to www.facebook.com/PeaceEssayContest or www.stanislausconnections.org for more information or pick up a flyer in the scholarship box. Students in grades 9-12 have a chance to win up to $300. Deadline: December 5, 2014 AXA Achievement Scholarships - scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 will be awarded to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. To apply, go to https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/axa-achievement/ Deadline: applications will be accepted until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 p.m. CST on December 15, 2014, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship Macy’s and the American Heart Association are continuing their concerted efforts to increase the number of minority women in medical schools For the fourth consecutive year, the partners are offering sixteen $2,500 tuitionfocused scholarships for minority women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in healthcare fields. The deadline to apply for 2015 scholarships is Dec. 31, 2014. Paul Mitchell Modesto Scholarship opportunity for prospective students. If you plan to apply to Paul Mitchell Modesto School pick up a scholarship packet from the scholarship box in the career center. Postmark or delivery deadline: December 31, 2014 Ithaca College Park Scholar Awards: If you are majoring in Cinema/Photography, Communication, Documentary Student, Media, Film/Photography/Visual Arts, Marketing Communications, Journalism or Television/Radio and would like to live in New York, check out the Ithaca College Roy H. Park School of Communications scholarship for a four year, full cost scholarship. Pick up an application information sheet from the scholarship box or go to www.ithaca.edu/parkscholars San Joaquin Engineers Council Scholarship is for seniors planning to enroll in engineering curriculum in college. Students must have a 3.0 unweighted GPA, be a US citizen, and have taken the SAT or ACT. To apply, download the application at www.sjec-ca.org Postmark Deadline: January 10, 2015 Ithaca College Martin Luther Kind Scholar Program is an interdisciplinary learning community offered to academically exceptional students from traditionally underrepresented populations. Scholars receive a minimum award of $25,000 up to full annual tuition. For more information or to apply go to www.ithaca.edu/mlk Deadline: January 15, 2015 Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund offers scholarships between $2,500 and $15,000. Students must be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census, be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States (Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply), have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 unweighted, must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit one letter of recommendation. Go to http://apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html for more information and to apply. Deadline: January 9, 2015 at 11:59pm EST Gates Millennium Scholars will provide 1000 scholarships of varying amounts to 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. Students must have minimum 3.3 GPA and be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident. Go to https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/2bfd8f53-40aa-4705-9f8b-d92d972e59df to apply. Deadline: January 14, 2015 11:59 PM EST Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program -There are four different scholarships in which graduating seniors may qualify: Asian, Hispanic Scholars and African American Future Achievers scholarships. Go online to apply http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships. Deadline: January 20, 2015. AXA Achievement Community Scholarship - offers $2,500 college scholarships to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. To apply go to: https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/axa-community/ Deadline: applications will be accepted from October 15, 2014 until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 p.m. CST on February 1, 2015, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Virginia Military Institute – if you’re planning to apply to VMI, please see Mrs. Hildebrandt for information on a potential full tuition scholarship package. Deadline: February 1, 2015. Soroptimist International of Modesto Scholarship - Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who demonstrate involvement in community service activities involving women and/or girls. Scholarships are based on financial need, academic merit and community service. Please DO NOT apply to this scholarship if you are applying for the Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award. Pick up an application in the Career Center. Deadline: February 13, 2015 Farmland Working Group Scholarship – Students will explore the topic “How would you advise community leaders with regard to growth and farmland protection” through written or visual means. The number and amount of scholarships will vary depending on number of applicants. Pick up an application from the scholarship box in the career center. Postmark Deadline: February 13, 2015 National Co-Op Scholarship Program will award 195 $6,000 merit scholarships for students planning to attend Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Kettering University, Merrimack College, State University of New York Oswego, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Toledo, or Wentworth Institute of Technology. Must have a GPA of 3.5 or better. Download an application at http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html . Deadline: February 15, 2015. North Modesto Kiwanis Scholarship Program – $15,000 in scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students in the Modesto area based upon the following criteria: academic record (2.75 GPA or higher); community service record, extra-curricular activities and leadership experience; goals of applicant; and letters of recommendation from teachers or community. Preference is given to students whose annual family income is between $75,000 and $150,000. Pick up an application in the scholarship box in the Career Center. Deadline: Must be RECEIVED by 5:00 p.m. Friday February 20, 2015. Some websites worth checking out!! www.collegeweeklive.com (weekly webinars and online college fairs) www.fastweb.com (scholarship search) www.fafsa.ed.gov (financial aid) www.csumentor.edu (application for CSU campuses) www.ucop.edu/pathways/ (application for UC campuses) www.californiacolleges.edu (explore colleges, careers, financial aid) http://connection.naviance.com/johansen (explore colleges, careers, take personality inventories) You must have your personal registration code.
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