Monday, February 16, 2009

Welcome to the Ivy League Connection -- Getting Into College Blogspot.

This Blog is dedicated to sharing information about how WCCUSD students can streamline their journey to college.

Our first step is to share information that is currently available -- but often unknown -- with students and their families.

There are several links that are very important for everyone to be familiar with. The first, and most comprehensive, is:

This is California's FREE official website that provides information about higher education in California for students, counselors, and parents. It has been developed in collaboration with the California State University (CSU), University of California (UC), California Community Colleges (CCC), Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (A I C C U), and the California Department of Education.

The career section provides tools to help explore career interests, learn about career opportunities, and understand what college majors are best for achieving career goals.

The High School Planner and the Independent Colleges High School Planner are designed to help you compare your high school courses to either 1) the subject requirements for the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) or 2) the required and recommended number of courses for admission to the independent colleges of California.

You can start using either planner at any time. By selecting the name of your particular high school and then entering the classes you have taken (or plan to take), you will be able to see whether or not you are on track to meet 1) the UC and CSU subject requirements or 2) the number of courses required and recommended for the independent California colleges and universities.

Both planners require a account so that you can save your work and update it as you complete your high school work. The information that you provide is always under your control — what you enter will not be provided to anyone without your authorization.

Use the High School Planner for the UC and CSU
Use the Independent Colleges High School Planner

In addition, there other important sites that will provide you with information about colleges and universitities outside of California. Including the following:

Spring 2009 College Fairs:

2009 Spring San Francisco College Fair
Saturday, April 4 (1:30 pm - 4:30 pm)
Concourse Exhibition Center
(hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling)

Other organizations hosting college fairs are:

Exploring Educational Excellence (Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Rice)

Colleges that Change Lives (40 private colleges)
Monday, August 3, 2009 (Marin Center Exhibit Hall)

Exploring College Options (Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford)

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