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Welcome Back Bruins!

Hey Class of 2014!  It's a big year for you so make sure you are staying up-to-date with the latest information on the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, EAP, scholarship and financial aid information.  Become best friends with your counselors, Ms. Hillard and Mr. Wong, as well as your College and Career Center Supervisor, Ms. Sroka, and of course me, Mrs. Jelinowicz!  Stop by my office in room 206 if you have any questions or need your concerns addressed. 

As always, it's a GREAT year to be a BRUIN!

Create a College List!

By September you should have a list of 5-6 colleges that you plan on applying to in the fall.  Be aware that some of the colleges accept applications for Early Decision and/or Early Action by October 1st or November 1st!  Make sure you know the DEADLINES!

Here are some great websites to check out to guide you in your college search:

For a listing of UC's what what they offer: www.UniversityofCalifornia.edu

For a listing of CSU's what what they offer:www.CSUMentor.edu

For a listing of Community Colleges what what they offer:http://home.cccapply.org/colleges

For a listing of all colleges what what they offer:www.Collegedata.com

To see how your college ranks visit:http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

Most Asked Question: What is the difference between the SAT and the ACT?

              SAT       vs.         ACT

Stronger emphasis in academic vocabulary  
Does not test in the field of science Tests science knowledge
  Tests advance mathematics concepts: algebra 1 & 2, geometry, and some trigonometry
Greater use of nuances and inferences More straightforward use of language
25 minute essay is REQUIRED 30 minute essay is OPTIONAL (is viewd as a separate score from test)
Each section is scored separately Based on a composite score; more of a "big picture"
  Good for short attention spans

Read more about the tests here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/education/edlife/guidance.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

FREE Polo! Come by today room 206 and get yours!

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