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