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12th Grade Updates & Info

Past Presentations 2021/2022

Developing Your College List - Sept. 15, 2021

Writing the UC Personal Insight Questions (presented by the UC Berkeley Rep) - Sept. 16, 2021

Entering Junior Year Grades on your College Applications

Last year, your class schedule presented an unusual situation for entering your Junior year grades on the college applications this year. Please follow this advice we received from a CSU, and UC Rep.

For the CSU apps:

Students will enter San Rafael High School as their high school of attendance and input only 9th, 10th, and 12th-grade course work as semester terms.

Students will need to enter San Rafael High School again as a second school and enter 11th-grade courses as a quarter term.

 

For UC apps:

Students should add San Rafael High School as their school and add 9th, 10th, and 12th grade as semester terms, and 11th grade they can change and select quarter grades for only 1 year. Students should be able to pick more than one term system when filling out the application. So they could pick semester and quarter, and therefore not have to worry about having to add the same school twice

 

In the "additional comments" section of her UC app please write the following:

Due to the COVID pandemic and distance learning, my school adopted a 4 x 4 schedule (or semester block) for the 2020-2021 school year.  So, for my Junior year, my transcript denotes Terms instead of Semesters.  I took half of my classes during Term 1 and Term 2 in the fall and half of my classes during Term 3 and Term 4 in the spring.

 

For the Common App: 

1. Enter "Full Year" for your coursework (except for Govt/Econ).

2. For Govt/Econ, enter "Semester" for each of those courses.

 

Due to the COVID pandemic and distance learning, my school adopted a 4 x 4 schedule (or semester block) for the 2020-2021 school year.  So, for my Junior year, my transcript denotes Terms instead of Semesters.  I took half of my classes during Term 1 and Term 2 in the fall and half of my classes during Term 3 and Term 4 in the spring.

If you have any questions about this, please ask the CCC staff or your counselor to clarify.

 

Welcome Class of 2022!

Upcoming Senior Success Workshops

The CCC is hosting a series of informational presentations/workshops. Interested seniors can sign up in the CCC The schedule is below.

      Sept. 15: Developing Your College List

Sept. 16: Writing the UC Personal Insight Responses

Sept. 21: Writing the Common App Essay

Sept 30: Applying to Nursing Schools

Oct. 1:  Scholarships & Financial Aid

College Rep Visits

visit schedule: 2021/2022 Rep Visit Schedule 

* As more reps sign up we will update this schedule 

Instructions for Signing-up For College Rep Visits

Freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to sign-up for college representative visits. Please sign-up at least one day in advance of the visit. College visits will be taking place during Advisory and lunch. A pass will be sent out to serve as a reminder that you signed up. The visits are normally about 35-40 minutes long. At the end of the visit, the student’s pass will be signed for them to return to class. Students are encouraged to attend a few visits. Students find it helpful to hear what colleges have to offer and to hear questions asked by other students as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions if they arise. Please continue to check for additions to the list!

Important Information

 

SAT/ACT Information

Most colleges, Including the UC's, have decided to become "test-optional" for fall 2021 applicants due to the coronavirus, meaning that they will consider your scores if you have them, but won't penalize you if you do not. Check out the list of test-optional colleges.   The CSUs absolutely will not consider any SAT or ACT scores. 

Compass Learning Group publishes an excellent, comprehensive guide to SAT and ACT testing. Compass Guide to admission testing

 

However, if you are applying to any elite colleges or highly competitive majors within a college, test scores might help your chances of admission. Call or email the admissions offices at those colleges to inquire about whether they prefer for you to submit scores. If so, you may want to register for and take the SAT or ACT this fall. They are offered every month, though you may have to go to a test site farther away from Marin. 

If you decide to take the test, be sure to spend several weeks preparing for it. Khan Academy and act.org have fantastic, FREE, independent study online courses. Go to: Khan Academy and Free ACT prep. Or prep with a good study guidebook, such as the most recent The Official SAT Study Guide or The Real ACT Prep Guide. 

Click here to stay updated on SAT tests

Welcome 2021/2022

Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year. Congratulations class of 2021! I am thrilled to be working with you all this school year. This year holds a lot of new learning and reprogramming our everyday lives, know that you are not alone. We, the College and Career Center staff are here for you. We understand that senior year is stressful enough as it is and our goal is to ease some nerves.

Resources

10,000 Degrees has created a helpful websites to utilize with different links and resources for seniors to view. This includes things like:

Senior Year Timeline

College Account Log In Tracker

Undocuemted students resources list

College Virtual Tours

College Admission Requirements

Writing Prompts

And so much more!

Check it out here.