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College Visit Plans?       

 Make the most of your college visits! 

 Take time to do some investigation before, during and after your college visit. 
Need help keeping all your facts and observations in order?

   Here's a COLLEGE VISIT WORKSHEET to help you track your information

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Family Connection (Naviance)       
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Naviance/Family Connection provides each student with
an online locker that is just for them.
Login and you can:
  • Research colleges
  • Career Search
  • Create a 4-year course plan
  • Build your resume
  • Create you college list
  • Find scholarships 
To access your online Naviance locker:
https://connection.naviance.com/northgatehigh
 
Your Username : First 2 letters of your FIRST name, then the first 2 letters of your LAST name, and then the last 3 digits of your Student ID number. CAPITALIZE the first letter of the first name and the first letter of your last name. (Example:  FnLn123)
 
Your Password: The student's entire 7 digit student ID number (example: 1234567)
 
Trouble logging in?  Come to the College & CareerCenter
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NCAA       
 
 

 

Planning to Play in College?

  www.eligibilitycenter.org   or  www.2point3.org

  • Go to the Eligibility Center  on the NCAA to register when you are a  high school sophomore.
  • Click the link to enter as an “NCAA College Bound Student-Athlete”.
  • Registration fee is $70 to enroll online.  

 More information under "Resources - US Students" tabs.

Academic Eligibility Requirements  

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College News and Updates       
 
This list includes institutions that are "test optional," "test flexible" or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions about substantial numbers of applicants who recently graduated from U.S. high schools without using the SAT or ACT.

8 Facts That will Make You More Productive 

Find out how multi-tasking and other myths really don't make you work smarter

10 Traits that can make you an "Irrational Millionaire"

Do you really have to attend the "best schools" to become a millionaire? Find out the secrets to riches! 
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College & Career Center
Sign up for an appointment today!
The appointment calendar is available outside the office.
If you need a time outside of these hours,
please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you!  

College & Career Advisors

Office Hours

Linda Clark - clarkl@mdusd.org
Mon. – Fri.,  7:30am to 4:30pm
Regina "Gina" Ney -  neyr@mdusd.org
Tues., Wed, Fri. - 9am to 2pm    
Thurs. -- 9am - 1pm
 

Applying to college?  Great checklist here 

Junior College? It was where Tom Hanks owes his success...great article HERE
 
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"A-G" courses?       

What are A-G approved courses?

A-G courses are courses that high schools submit to UC for designation as approved college prep classses.  They are put in to categories (A=social science, B=English, C=Math, D=Lab Science, E=Language other than English, F=Visual/Performing arts, G=College prep electives).  To be considered for admission, you must complete 15 yearlong high school courses with a grade of C or better — at least 11 of them prior to your senior year.

For a complete explanation go to:  

http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/requirements/a-g-requirements

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AP Test - NEW Registration Process       

Registration Now Online - deadline to register is March 11th!

Now you can register and pay for your AP tests on line.  TotalRegistration is the website you access through a link on our website home page or go to:  www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/050666.
Answer all required questions, complete the form and print your confirmation.  Pay with credit or debit card or by mailing a personal or cashier’s check or money order to TR along with a copy of the test confirmation page.
  • ·         AP Testing:  May 2 – 15 at the Willows Center, 1026 Mohr Lane, Concord
  • ·         Cost:  $98 per test
  • ·         Late Registration:  $143 per test from March 12-April 10
  • ·         Last Chance Registration:  $153 per test from April 11-17
  • ·         SSD accommodations must be submitted to the College Board no later than February 20.
  • ·         Reduced Fee:  Must register by March 11, 2015.  See Ms. Clark 

More Information HERE 

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Financial Aid       
Seniors - Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Night (from Dec. 2014 meeting) - Powerpoint presentation HERE            

Cal Grant Information

Northgate HS is submitting your GPA Verification form for the Cal Grant eligibility.You do NOT need to do this step on your own. Your next step is to file your FAFSA. 
File in January in order to qualify for the maximum amount of possible grants. 
 
Cal Grant Income Ceilings chart is HERE. You only can receive this grant if you attend a college IN CALIFORNIA.  That is also true for the Middle Class scholarship. Go to the Calif. Student Aid Commission website for more details: http://www.csac.ca.gov/ 
 
 Several links that you may find helpful regarding FASA Completion:
 
Description: Get Free, on-site professional assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Locate when your state will be conducting their College Goal Sunday events & activities
 
Note: Enter the state where the school is located and the school year for which you are applying for student aid. Then click View Deadlines.
 
Description: Provides information on grants, scholarships, and other financial aid for college students from the state, including federally-supported state programs such as Byrd scholarships and LEAP (Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership) grants.
 
Description: The U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool
 
 
FAFSA--Submit NOW:    www.fafsa.gov  
Deadline to file your FAFSA is March 2nd 
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ACT/SAT Test Dates       

2015 SAT

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Deadline)

   

March 14, 2015

February 13, 2015

February 27, 2015

May 2, 2015

April 6, 2015

April 17, 2015

June 6, 2015

May 8, 2015

May 22, 2015

 
2015 ACT
Test Date
Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
February 7, 2015*
January 9, 2015
January 10–16, 2015
April 18, 2015
March 13, 2015
March 14–27, 2015
June 13, 2015
May 8, 2015
May 9–22, 2015
 
To register for a test or order scores to be sent to colleges, use your login at:

 

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Scholarships       
New Listings as of 2/23/15
 
Check the scholarship list often.  We have scholarships now with most coming in January through March. Updated Scholarship List is posted outside our office and also available HERE. 
 
Need Scholarship tips? CHECK HERE! 
 
 
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Summer Opportunities 2015       
Want to do research at Stanford, backpack in Yosemite, or learn filmmaking in New York? Those opportunities and much more are listed HERE. Take time to review all of the programs you can attend both here in California and beyond. Registration varies - watch the deadlines! 

 

 

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Volunteer Opportunities       
 
Volunteer and find your passion! Work with animals, garden and enjoy the dirt, play music for senior citizens... so many different opportunites are out there - explore the list and start today
 

NEW LISTINGS:   

The Volunteer Center of the East Bay - Youth Action Days 

Multiple projects are available at: www.volunteereastbay.org   Look under the "Student Volunteering" page for the following opportunity: 
  • Earth Day projects - 4/19/15
Sign up today with a friend and gain experience with a non-profit organization - good for future Senior Project ideas, for community service projects and just for the enjoyment of helping others in our community. 

Contra Costa Interfaith Housing Homework Club

Volunteers Needed (All Grades)

Commitment: 1 hour per week for 1 school year, but always negotiable with high school volunteers

Hours: Anytime between 3pm-5:30pm
You'd be working with kids between the ages of K-9th
Urgent need: Lakeside Apartments near the Concord Skate Park/Costco. Adult Youth Enrichment Coordinator is always on-site as are some parents.
Contact: Gloria Bertolozzi at gloria@ccinterfaithhousing.org  
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PSAT       
Sophomores and Juniors - Students who took the PSAT were given their results and test booklets in mid-December in their English classrooms. 
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Tips for Success       
Click below to links that will provide excellent steps to
understanding the college application process.
  
 

UC Personal Statement  

CSU Application   

 Common Application 

 

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