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Welcome to the Upward Bound College Prep Program

The Upward Bound College Prep Program has been put into place to enable Upward Bound participants to identify and navigate the many resources and tools that surround them on their quest for college success. Upon completing all of the Level Workbooks, Upward Bound participants will have mastered the Upward Bound College Prep Program and will be ready to move into the college-phase of their education. This program is deeply enhanced by participation in regularly scheduled Upward Bound activities (Summer Academy, field trips, college visits, tutoring, and workshops) but can be used as a stand-alone unit. This will allow participants with full schedules to work on the program outside of Upward Bound activities. Completion of the grade level workbook is required for all participants, each year, for continued enrollment in the Upward Bound program.

All Workbooks are separated into levels according to high-school grade:

  • LEVEL 1: Freshman – Final workbook due May 15th of participants 9th grade year
  • LEVEL 2: Sophomore – Final workbook due May 15th of participants 10th grade year
  • LEVEL 3: Junior – Final workbook due May 15th of participants 11th grade year
  • LEVEL 4: Senior – Final workbook due Jan 15th of participants 12th grade year
  • LEVEL 5: Senior – Final workbook due May 15th of participants 12th grade year

Participants who join the program after 9th grade will work through important aspects of the lower levels before starting at the recommended grade level. They will meet with Upward Bound staff to identify which lower level aspects to focus on before continuing at their current grade level.

Each Level is made up of several Badges, a pre-assessment and a post-assessment (used to measure learning). Completing all of the tasks within a Badge will result in the completion of that Badge. Completion of all Badges in a Level will result in the completion of that Level Workbook. Badges have a combination of activities that include watching videos, reading articles, viewing websites and personal reflection assessments.

Upon completion of a Badge, participants will have the Badge signed off, on the last page of the Level Workbook by an Upward Bound staff member. Upon completion of a Level Workbook, the Level Workbook should be turned in to the Program Coordinator or Director. Workbooks will be checked for accuracy and logged into the participants Upward Bound participation record. Workbooks will be returned and should be kept in the Upward Bound binder provided to each participant, for future reference. Upon completion and acceptance of a Level Workbook, participants will receive the next Level Workbook.

Participants will require internet access to complete the workbook. The optimal time to work on the program is during weekly school site tutoring sessions. This is an ever-changing document. Links and information are constantly being updated. For ease of access, a current list of links contained in each Level will be updated regularly, here.

Questions about the College Prep Program and Level Workbooks should be sent by email to: upwardbound@calpoly.org


LEVEL 1 (FRESHMAN YEAR)

BADGE

TITLE

GOAL

A1

PROGRAM INFORMATION GATHERING

Participants will be able to identify and navigate Upward Bound resources and tools

A2

BUILDING SUPPORT RELATIONSHIPS

Participants will be able to navigate, identify and use school/community resources

A3

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

Participants will be able to identify and use positive behaviors that lead to educational success

A4

COLLEGE FOR BEGINNERS

Participants will be able to identify college terminology and basic information regarding post-secondary education

A5

COLLEGE PORTFOLIO

Participants will create a long-term portfolio of college preparatory information

A6

GRADE CHECKS

Participants will show measurable progress in meeting Upward Bound requirements towards success in high school and in post-secondary education

A7

PREPARE FOR SUMMER

Participants will prepare for the Summer Academy

A8

PARTICIPATION

Participants will show measurable progress toward meeting program requirements and goals for success in high school and in post-secondary education


LEVEL 2 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)

BADGE

TITLE

GOAL

B1

COLLEGE CAMPUS EXPLORATION

Participants will be able to identify and explore California colleges

B2

COLLEGE MAJOR EXPLORATION

Participants will explore the majors that are available to them while building an understanding of college majors

B3

THE PSAT

Participants will learn about, prepare for and take the PSAT 

B4

THE SAT SUBJECT TESTS

Participants will learn about, prepare for and take the SAT subject tests, if necessary to their college path

B5

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS – CSU

Participants will be able to identify the steps in the college admissions process for the California State University system

B6

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS – UC

Participants will be able to identify the steps in the college admissions process for the University of California system

B7

CAREER EXPLORATION

Participants will be able to identify possible career opportunities and the resources available to research them

B8

OVERCOMING COLLEGE OBSTACLES

Participants will be able to identify common obstacle to college attendance and how to overcome them


LEVEL 3 (JUNIOR YEAR)

BADGE

TITLE

GOAL

C1

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Participants will identify activities that will increase their success in college

C2

SAT & ACT TEST PREPARATION

Participants will prepare for and take the SAT or ACT

C3

CHOOSING COLLEGES

Participants will be able to identify colleges that meet their future needs

C4

COLLEGE FINANCES

Participants will understand the financial aspect of colleges and will be able to identify resources for their college costs

C5

EARNING COLLEGE CREDITS

Participants will be able to identify the programs in which they can earn college credits while in high school

C6

WHAT DOES COLLEGE COST (CSU

Participants will be able to identify the many factors that go into overall college costs in the California State University system and identify resources for further research regarding their college choices

C7

WHAT DOES COLLEGE COST (UC)

Participants will be able to identify the many factors that go into overall college costs in the University of California system and identify resources for further research regarding their college choices

C8

WHAT DOES COLLEGE COST (PRIVATE)

Participants will be able to identify the many factors that go into overall college costs at private colleges and identify resources for further research regarding their college choices


LEVEL 4 (SENIOR YEAR – 1ST HALF)

BADGE

TITLE

GOAL

D1

PERSONAL BRANDING

Participants will be able to identify their unique qualities and the importance of their personal brand in preparation for constructing essays

D2

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Participants will be able to request letters of recommendation and set a time schedule for their requests

D3

APPLYING FOR COLLEGE (UC)

Participants will be able to show an understanding of the processes that are required to apply for admission at University of California campuses

D4

APPLYING FOR COLLEGE (CSU)

Participants will be able to show an understanding of the processes that are required to apply for admission at California State University campuses

D5

APPLYING FOR COLLEGE (OTHER)

Participants will show an understanding of the processes that are required to apply for admission at other college campuses

D6

TYPES OF ADMISSIONS

Participants will show an understanding of several types of admissions decision types

D7

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Participants will be able to show an understanding of the options available to them at local community college campuses

D8

APPLYING & UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL AID

Participants will be able to show an understanding of financial aid programs and application processes


LEVEL 5 (SENIOR YEAR – 2ND HALF)

BADGE

TITLE

GOAL

E1

AFTER YOU APPLY (UC)

Participants will be able to identify the steps that follow the application process at the University of California campuses

E2

AFTER YOU APPLY (CSU)

Participants will be able to identify the steps that follow the application process at the California State University campuses

E3

COLLEGE SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Participants will be able to identify and apply for college support programs at their chosen college campuses

E4

FINANCIAL AID AWARD PACKAGES

Participants will be able to identify and understand important components of financial aid award packages

E5

FINANCIAL AID PAYMENTS

Participants will be able to identify and understand how and when financial aid payments are made

E6

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

Participants will be able to identify and make knowledgeable decisions about college living arrangements

E7

MORE COLLEGE MONEY MATTERS

Participants will be able to identify and make knowledgeable decisions about meal plans and textbooks

E8

UPWARD BOUND ALUMNI

Participants will be able to identify and understand the program requirements after high school



PROGRAM WORKBOOK

LEVEL 1 (FRESHMAN YEAR)

BADGE

LINKS

A1

Team Snap: https://upwardboundcalpoly.teamsnap.com

Brain Fuse: http://bit.ly/BrainPhuse

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org

Harvey Mudd Homework Hotline: https://www.hmc.edu/community-engagement/homework-hotline/

A2

The Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/

Gale Reference Library : http://bit.ly/2iyo

College Preparation Center: http://bit.ly/2hVgc2D  

School Center: http://bit.ly/2iIkDQf 

Tuition Funding Sources: http://bit.ly/2iFutVd 

Hoopla: http://bit.ly/2iFIIt8 

Hot Spot device: http://bit.ly/2j8lCbo 

Hoopla: http://bit.ly/2hVmT4t

Online research tools: http://bit.ly/2hVkWFm

Pronunciator: http://bit.ly/2hVklZi

A3

Time management article: http://bit.ly/2iIk0q2

Study skills article: http://bit.ly/2iMvHOH

“The Truth About Outside Reading: Why It’s Important and What to Read”: http://huff.to/2hVigaL

“An Open Letter to High School Students about Reading”: http://bit.ly/2hViUVJ

“Extracurricular and Leadership Activities” series: :https//www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/making-high-school-count/extracurricular-and-leadership/v/engaging-in-extracurricular-activities

A4

Video: “The College Experience”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/importance-of-college/v/college-experience

Video: “College Increases Confidence”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/importance-of-college/v/ss-college-increases-confidence

Video: “College Expands Opportunities”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/importance-of-college/v/ss-college-expands-opportunities

Video: “College Offers Exposure to Diversity” https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/importance-of-college/v/ss-college-offers-exposure-to-diversity

Video: “College Brings New Friends, Learning and Freedom”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/importance-of-college/v/ss-college-brings-new-friends-learning-and-freedom

Article: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/the-rewards

Article: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/the-rewards/building-college-skills

Article: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/about-ap-scores

Article: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/ap-awards/ap-scholar-awards

“Financial Costs and Benefits of College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/importance-of-college/a/financial-costs-and-benefits-of-college

website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types

                                                                                                   


LEVEL 2 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)

BADGE

LINKS

B1

CSU Mentor: http://www.csumentor.edu/Select/

University of California: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/

California Community Colleges: http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/AlphaList.aspx

B2

Video: “The College Major: What it is and how to choose one”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers/college-majors/the-college-major-what-it-is-and-how-to-choose-one

Article:  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers/college-majors/college-majors-faqs

Website: http://collegemajors101.com/

Website: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers

Website: https://www.mymajors.com/college-majors/

B3

Website: College Board account at https://www.collegeboard.org/

Website: Practice PSAT https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests

Article: “Why take the PSAT?”: http://www.schoolguides.com/reasons_to_take_the_psat.html

B4

Website: SAT Subject Tests: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests/about/institutions-using

Article: “SAT Subject Test info – how is this different than ‘the real’ SAT’s?”: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests/about/at-a-glance

Website: Registering for the SAT’s: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests/register/online-registration

B5

Website: High school requirements for CSU: https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/subjects.asp

Website: Grades and Test Scores: https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/grades_tests.asp

Website: Graduation requirements by reading the article on the CSU Mentor website at:https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/graduation.asp

Website: Eligibility Index: https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/eligibility_index.asp

Website: Higher admissions standards: https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/campuses_that_have_higher_standards.asp

Website: Impacted majors: https://secure.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/majors_that_have_higher_standards.asp

B6

Website: High school requirements for UC’s: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/requirements/index.html

Website: Admissions Index: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/california-residents/admissions-index/index.html

Website: How applications are reviewed: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/how-applications-reviewed/index.html

B7

Website: Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/k12/content/students/careers/career-exploration.htm

Website: OOH: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/:

Website: Highest paying jobs: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/highest-paying.htm

Website: Most new jobs: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm

Website: Fastest growing occupations: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm

B8

Video: “Who can Succeed in College?”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/access-to-college/v/who-can-succeed-in-college

Video: “Overcoming Cultural Obstacles to College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/access-to-college/v/ss-cultural-obstacles

Video: “Overcoming Anxiety Around Not Fitting in as an Obstacle to College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/access-to-college/v/ss-anxiety-around-fitting-in-obstacle

Video: “Overcoming Time Management Obstacles to College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/access-to-college/v/ss-time-management-obstacles

Video: “Overcoming Social Obstacles to College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/access-to-college/v/ss-social-obstacles

Video: “Overcoming Lack of High School Support as an Obstacle to College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/access-to-college/v/ss-lack-of-high-school-support-obstacle

Video: “Overcoming Immigration Obstacles to College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/access-to-college/v/ss-immigration-obstacles

Video: “Overcoming Financial Obstacles to College”:  https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/access-to-college/v/ss-financial-obstacles

Video: “Overcoming the Financial Aid Process as an Obstacle to College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/access-to-college/v/ss-financial-aid-process-obstacle 

Video: “Overcoming Family Obstacles to College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/get-started/access-to-college/v/ss-family-obstacles


LEVEL 3 (JUNIOR YEAR)

BADGE

LINKS

C1

Article: “Extracurriculars Matter – to You and to Colleges”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/outside-the-classroom/extracurriculars-matter-to-you-and-to-colleges

Video: “Do Colleges Want Quality or a Quantity of Activities?”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/outside-the-classroom/extracurriculars-matter-to-you-and-to-colleges

Article: “Character Counts: What are Colleges Looking for?”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying-101/character-counts-what-are-colleges-looking-for

Video: “What Does the Interviewer Really Want to Hear?”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying-101/character-counts-what-are-colleges-looking-for

Article: “Extracurriculars Matter — To You and To Colleges”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/outside-the-classroom/extracurriculars-matter-to-you-and-to-colleges

Article: “129 Great Examples of Community Service Projects”: http://blog.prepscholar.com/129-examples-of-community-service-projects

Website: Volunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org/

C2

Website: Practice for the PSAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice

Article: “Scholarships and Recognition”: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scholarships-and-recognition

Videos: 8-Part SAT series: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/making-high-school-count/standardized-tests/a/full-length-sats-to-take-online and view the 8-part SAT series

Website: SAT practice: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Phone App: Daily SAT practice: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/daily-practice-app

Website: The College Board SAT information: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

C4

Video:“Overview: Paying for College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/introduction-pfc/v/overview-paying-for-college

Video: “Best Strategies for Funding College”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/introduction-pfc/v/best-strategies-for-funding-college

Video: “4 Most Important Considerations in Analyzing College Costs”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/introduction-pfc/v/4-most-important-considerations-in-analyzing-college-costs

Video: “What to do when parents are divorced, and in situations with step-parents, foster care, etc.”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/introduction-pfc/v/what-to-do-when-parents-are-divorced-and-in-situations-with-step-parents-foster-care-etc

Video: “How do I know is I qualify for need-based aid?”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/introduction-pfc/v/how-do-i-know-if-i-qualify-for-need-based-aid

Video: “Cost of in-state vs. out-of-state tuition”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/introduction-pfc/v/cost-of-in-state-vs-out-of-state-tuition

Video: “Watch out for scholarship displacement!”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/introduction-pfc/v/watch-out-for-scholarship-displacement

C5

Article: “Dual enrollment programs attracting more students in California high schools”: https://edsource.org/2016/dual-enrollment-programs-attracting-more-students-in-california-high-schools/566238

Website: Cuesta concurrent enrollment: http://www.cuesta.edu/student/getstarted/concurrent/

Website: Cuesta Enrichment brochure: http://www.cuesta.edu/student/documents/admissions_records/enrichmentbrochure.pdf

Website: Allan Hancock College Now flyer: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/admissions_records/documents/College%20Now%20Flyer.pdf

Website: Allan Hancock College Now program: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/admissions_records/college-now.php

C6

Article: “How much does it cost to attend college?”: http://www.csumentor.edu/faq/finaid_costs.asp

Article: “Campus costs of attendance for 2016-2017”: http://www.calstate.edu/sas/costofattendance/

Website: California State University 2016-2017 Standard Student Expense Budget: http://www.calstate.edu/SAS/costofattendance/documents/16-17-COA.pdf

C7

Article: “Tuition and cost of attendance”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/paying-for-uc/tuition-and-cost/

Article: “Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/paying-for-uc/glossary/blue-and-gold/index.html

Article: “Estimating your aid”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/paying-for-uc/how-aid-works/estimate-your-aid/index.html

Article: “Student Scenarios”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/paying-for-uc/how-aid-works/student-scenarios/index.html

C8

Article:“50 Best value colleges and universities in California 2015” by Iris Stone: http://www.bestvalueschools.com/rankings-by-state/california/

Article: “College affordability and transparency center” from the U.S. Department of Education: https://www.collegecost.ed.gov/catc/


LEVEL 4 (SENIOR YEAR – 1ST HALF)

BADGE

LINKS

D1

Article: “Creating your personal brand”: http://survivingthecollegeapplicationprocess.com/creating-personal-brand/

Website: Myers Briggs Personality Test: https://www.16personalities.com/

Video: “Freshman: Personal insight questions”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal-questions/freshman/index.html

 Video: “Writing a strong college admissions essay”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/writing-a-strong-college-admissions-essay

Video: “Avoiding common admissions essay mistakes”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/avoiding-common-admissions-essay-mistakes

Video: “Brainstorming tips for your college essay”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/brainstorming-tips-for-your-college-essay

Video: “How formal should the tome of your college essay be?”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/how-formal-should-the-tone-of-your-college-essay-be

Video: “Taking your college essay to the next level”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/taking-your-college-essay-to-the-next-level

Read “Sample essay 1 with admissions feedback”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/a/sample-essay-1-with-admissions-feedback

Read “Sample essay 2 with admissions feedback”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/a/sample-essay-2-with-admissions-feedback

Video: “Student story: Admissions essay about a formative experience”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/ss-admissions-essay-formative-experience

Video: “Student story: Admissions essay about personal identity”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/ss-admissions-essay-personal-identity

Video: “Student story: Admissions essay about community impact”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/ss-admissions-essay-community-impact

Video: “Student story: Admissions essay about a past mistake”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/ss-admissions-essay-past-mistake

Video: “Student story: Admissions essay about a meaningful poem”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/v/ss-admissions-essay-meaningful-poem

Article: “Writing tips and techniques for your college essay”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/admissions-essays/a/writing-tips-and-techniques-for-your-college-essay

D2

Video: “Requesting letters of recommendation”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/letters-of-recommendation/v/requesting-letters-of-recommendation

Video: “Elements of a strong recommendation letter”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/letters-of-recommendation/v/elements-of-a-strong-letter-of-recommendation

Article: “Sample note to provide to recommending teachers”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/applying-to-college/letters-of-recommendation/a/sample-note-to-provide-to-recommending-teachers

D3

Website: https://admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu/applicant/accountLogin.htm?clear

Article: “About applying online”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/apply-online/

Article: “Presenting Yourself on the UC Application for Undergraduate Admission – Freshman”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/files/presenting-yourself-uc-application-freshman.pdf

Website: Application fees - fee waiver program: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/application-fees/ 

Article: “After you apply”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/after-you-apply/index.html

D4

Website: CSU Mentor account: https://secure.csumentor.edu/newuser.asp

Video: CSU Mentor tutorial: http://www.csumentor.edu/applications/csu/CSU_UG_2017/tutorials/player.asp?m=intro

Article: “CSU Mentor Express application mode key points to remember”: http://www.csumentor.edu/support/pdfs/express_app.pdf

Video: “How to apply to the CSU”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13p9TDlbR_Y

D5

Article: “College students share Common App tips, tactics”: http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/articles/2016-07-25/college-students-share-common-app-tips-tactics 

Website: The Common App: http://www.commonapp.org/search-colleges

Article: “Words of advice from the Common Application team”: http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/college-counseling/words-advice-common-application-team

D6

Article: “Early Decision & Early Action”: https://professionals.collegeboard.org/guidance/applications/early

Website: Early decision: http://www.commonapp.org/virtual-counselor/key-information-about-early-decision-deadlines

Article: “Complete List: Colleges with Rolling Admissions”: http://blog.prepscholar.com/colleges-with-rolling-admissions

D7

Article: “Reasons to attend a community college”: http://home.cccapply.org/colleges/why-attend

Website: Allan Hancock College: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/

Website: Available programs: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/academic_departments/programs.php

Article: “What is career technical education?”: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/cte/index.php

Website: “Degree with a guarantee”: http://www.adegreewithaguarantee.com/ and http://www.adegreewithaguarantee.com/AboutTheProgram.aspx

Article: “Frequently asked questions on the Degree with a guarantee”: http://www.adegreewithaguarantee.com/AboutTheProgram/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx

Article: “Associate degrees for transfer”: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/transferdegrees/index.php

Website: TRIO program at AHC – College Achievement Now (CAN): http://www.hancockcollege.edu/can/index.php

Website: Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) program: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/eops/index.php

Website: Cost of attendance: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/cashier_services/index.php

Website: Board of Governors Fee Waiver offered at California Community Colleges: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/financial_aid/bog.php

Website: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): www.fafsa.gov

Website: Admissions requirements: http://www.hancockcollege.edu/future_students/index.php

D8

Article: “Do 4 things if your FAFSA is selected for verification”: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2015/03/02/do-4-things-if-your-fafsa-is-selected-for-verification

Website: CSU Net Price & Cost Calculator: http://www.csumentor.edu/finaid/pais/

Article: “Frequently asked questions – about financial aid”: http://www.csumentor.edu/faq/finaid_about.asp

Article: “Frequently asked questions – types of financial aid”: http://www.csumentor.edu/faq/finaid_other.asp

Website:  Federal Pell Grants on the Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

Website: WebGrants 4 Students: https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/logon.asp

Website: California Student Aid Commission: http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=105

Website: Selective Service: https://www.sss.gov/Home/registration

Website: Cal Grant High School Entitlement Awards: http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=106

Website: Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Award: http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=107

Website: Cal Grant Competitive Awards: http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=103

Website: Cal Grant C Award: http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/cal_grant_c.pdf

Website: Cal Grant Priority Occupations: http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/cal_grant_c_priority_occupational_list.pdf

Website: Cal Grant Priority Occupations: http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/2016-17_cal_grant_c_occupations.pdf

Website: Santa Barbara Foundation: https://www.sbscholarship.org/

Video: “Be wary of athletic scholarships”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/grants-and-scholarships/v/be-wary-of-athletic-scholarships

Video: “Types of grants and scholarships”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/grants-and-scholarships/v/types-of-grants-and-scholarships

Video: “Searching for scholarships”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/grants-and-scholarships/v/searching-for-scholarships

Video: “Student story: Applying for scholarships”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/grants-and-scholarships/v/searching-for-scholarships

Website: Big Future/College Board: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Website: fastweb! : http://www.fastweb.com/

Website: Scholarships: https://www.scholarships.com/

 


LEVEL 5 (SENIOR YEAR – 2ND HALF)

BADGE

LINKS

E1

Article: “What to do after you apply”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/after-you-apply/

Article: “Admissions decisions”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/after-you-apply/admission-decisions/index.html

Article: “How to submit your transcripts”: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/after-you-apply/transcript-submissions/index.html

E2

Article: “Frequently asked questions”: http://www.calstate.edu/apply/faq.shtml

Article: “Frequently asked questions - freshman”: http://www.csumentor.edu/FAQ/freshman.asp

E3

Article: “What is the Educational Opportunity Program” : http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/eop/

Website: Educational Opportunity Program: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/campuses/specific-populations/educational-opportunity-program/

Website: UC Irvine: http://sss.uci.edu/

Website: UCLA: http://www.aap.ucla.edu/

Website: UC Merced: http://fiatlux.ucmerced.edu/

Website: UC Riverside: http://arc.ucr.edu/

Website: UC San Diego: https://students.ucsd.edu/sponsor/oasis/

E4

Article: “Your financial aid award explained”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-awards/your-financial-aid-award-explained

Video: “Comparing financial aid awards:  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-awards/comparing-financial-aid-awards

Video: “Benefits and drawbacks of college loans”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/loans/v/benefits-and-drawbacks-of-college-loans

Video: “Types of college loans”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/loans/v/types-of-college-loans

Video: “Managing your debt level”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/loans/v/managing-your-debt-level

Video: “Paying back your loans”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/loans/v/paying-back-your-loans

Video: “Financial aid package components: Part 1”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/financial-aid-packages/v/financial-aid-package-components-part-1

Video: “Financial aid package components: Part 2”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/financial-aid-packages/v/financial-aid-package-example-part-2

Video: “Financial aid package components: Part 3”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/financial-aid-packages/v/financial-aid-package-comparison-part-3

Article: “Sample financial aid package”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/financial-aid-packages/a/sample-financial-aid-package

Video: “Appealing a financial aid package”: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-admissions/paying-for-college/financial-aid-packages/v/appealing-a-financial-aid-package

E5

Website:  Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/next-steps/receive-aid

Article: “Understanding My Cal Grant Fact Sheet”: http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/Understanding_My_Cal_Grant.pdf

E6

Article: “Students speak: What life in the dorms is really like”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/campus-life/students-speak-what-life-in-the-dorms-is-really-like

Video: “College roommates: The basics”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/campus-life/college-roommates-the-basics

Article: “The scoop: Getting the most from commuting to college”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/campus-life/the-scoop-getting-the-most-from-commuting-to-college

Article: “Off-to-college checklist”: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/making-a-decision/off-to-college-checklist

Article: “The College Housing Survival Guide: How to find the best residence hall, the right apartment and solid roommates both on- and off- campus”: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-housing-survival-guide/

Article: “3 tips for university students living away from home”: http://www.higheredpoints.com/2014/12/04/3-tips-for-university-students-living-away-from-home/

E7

Article: “How not to blow your college meal plan”: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2014/09/14/how-not-to-blow-your-college-meal-plan

Article: “How to choose the right college meal plan”: http://mycollegeguide.org/blog/2011/05/choose-college-meal-plan/

Article: “How to select the best college meal plan”: http://collegelife.about.com/od/beforeyouarrive/ht/MealPlans.htm

Article: “9 ways to save on college textbooks”: http://www.clark.com/9-ways-to-save-on-college-textbooks

 

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