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May 2015

Make sure to read our monthly college newsletter for the most up to date college information. The most recent college newsletter and resources can be found at the bottom of this page. Please visit the Scholarship Resources link as well. 

College Acceptances Class of 2015:

CSU Los Angeles
CSU Dominguez Hills
UC Riverside 
Humboldt State
Yale University 
San Marcos State
CSU Fullerton
Colorado State University 
Azusa Pacific University
CSU Chico 
Bucknell University 
CSU Northridge
Cal Poly Pomona 
Loyola Marymount University 
Texas Christian University
Cornish College of the Arts 
Fairleigh Dickinson University


Class of 2015!
Which college have you been admitted to? We want to celebrate your achievements!
Let us know, fill out this quick form: http://goo.gl/forms/cJhwUNOSBz


Career Center Hours  (located next to the Library, 2nd Floor)

Monday- Lunch and from 3:30-4:00
Tuesday- Closed
Wednesday- Lunch and from 3:30-4:00
Thursday- Lunch and from 3:30-4:00
Friday- Lunch and from 3:30-4:00


You may view our Approved A-G course list by following the link: 



UPCOMING EVENTS

U.S. Army Representative
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Location: College Center


Google Science Fair
The Google Science Fair is an online science and technology competition open to students ages 13-18. 

Follow the link to learn more: 


Placement Tests: ELM/EPT for the CSU's

The California State University (CSU) requires you to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam prior to enrollment in the CSU unless you are exempt by means of scores earned on other appropriate tests.

Upcoming Test Dates at CSU Los Angeles:

May 2nd, 2015- Registration Deadline is Apr. 18th, 2015

For more information, visit:https://www.ets.org/csu/about



Quick Guide to College Applications: AB 540 and DACA Students

When completing your CSU college application, leave the Social Security Number (SSN) blank. 
When asked about citizenship status, answer none of the above.
Make sure to answer all questions about when your stay in California began. 
Complete the California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request Form
After graduation, submit your official high school transcript.

Males 18-25 must register with Selective Service to be eligible for Cal Grant and other state aid. Obtain a registration form at the U.S. Post Office.




Please message Ms. Mendoza for more information or help: nmendoza@wearesynergy.org 


UC Personal Statement Prompts:

Prompt #1 Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.

Prompt #2 Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?

The UC Application is due November 30th, 2015.  


Private and Out of State College Apps

Most private college applications are on the Common Application: https://www.commonapp.org/Login
You can apply to Privates through the Common Application. The Common Application includes 1 essay of a maximum of 650 words.

Essay Questions for Common Application can be viewed online:
https://appsupport.commonapp.org/link/portal/33011/33013/Article/1694/2014-15-Common-Application-Essay-Prompts

Deadlines to submit vary by school: Dec. 1st, Jan. 1st and Jan. 15th.


Exploring Majors

Are you a student trying to find a college or university you are ELIGIBLE for? If you have no clue as to which college can be a great fit, start exploring!

Noodle.org is a wonderful online tool for you to utilize when searching for colleges and universities. You can filter by location, college size, and most importantly GPA and SAT scores. Check it out! 




Practice SAT and ACT


Practice ACT Question of the Day: 

Practice SAT Question of the Day:
http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day



If you have questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Mendoza (College Counselor) at nmendoza@wearesynergy.org