May 2015 Helping Hand College Guidance Presents The College Advisory Newsletter
Pam Ohriner – Phone: (310) 733-8433
Congratulations to our fabulous graduating seniors that we worked with this year! They were fortunate in being offered admission to a wide array of colleges, leaving them with the difficult decision of where to enroll.
A Partial List of Acceptances for fall 2015
|University of Southern California
University of Michigan
University of Texas at Austin
UC Santa Barbara
UC San Diego
Pennsylvania State University
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
UC Santa Cruz
San Diego State University
University of Portland
University of Miami
University of Wisconsin
| Pepperdine University
University of Delaware
Otis College of Art and Design
Cal State Long Beach
School of Visual Arts (NY)
Cal State Northridge
Northern Arizona University
West Virginia University
North Carolina State University
Loyola Marymount University
Sophomores and Juniors – Now is the time to plan for college. The summer is the perfect time to tour and research colleges, form your college list, complete your brag sheets, write your college resume, and begin writing your personal statement. The Common Application at www.commonapp.org goes live on August 1st and many of the supplemental essays will be uploaded then. We are working with current sophomores and juniors now to guide and support them through this very important process. We will be offering College Essay Writing Workshops and UC/CSU Application Boot Camps. Please contact us for dates and location.
Helping Hand College Guidance of Pacific Palisades offers comprehensive college counseling packages (includes up to 37 hours of college application assistance), 5 and 10 hour packages, and single hour options. Pam Ohriner, private college consultant, is available to take on a limited number of new students and offers one-on-one personalized services. Contact us today for more information.
Upcoming Calendar Events
May 14, 2015 – Ensuring Transfer Success Conference in Burbank sponsored by the California Community Colleges
June 27, 2015 – College prep presentation at the Westwood Public Library from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
September 10, 2015 – University of California Conference at UCLA
May 22, 2015 – Late registration closes for 6/13 ACT test
May 27, 2015 – Late registration closes for 6/6 SAT test
June 6, 2015 – SAT test date
June 13, 2015 – ACT test date
Scheduled changes are coming to the SAT and PSAT. The new PSAT for 10th graders is scheduled for February 2016 and the new SAT will be launched in March 2016. The new versions will have no penalty for wrong answers and a new emphasis on relevant versus obscure vocabulary words, in addition to other changes. Helping Hand College Guidance now offers SAT and ACT private test prep. We offer expert tutoring by instructors with a proven track record of success. We work together to fulfill your college counseling and test prep needs in one company. Contact us today for further information on how we can help you in your college journey.
Register for the SAT at https://sat.collegeboard.org/register
Register for the ACT at http://www.actstudent.org/regist/
UC Waitlist Reminder
UC campuses will generally go to their waitlists to fill any available openings after May 1st. For entering freshman, only UC Merced will not be using waitlists. Some UC campuses will be using waitlists for transfer students dependent on majors.
UC Transcript Reminder
Those students who have accepted a UC offer of admission (freshman and transfer) are required to submit final official transcripts by July 1st.
Helping Hand College Guidance offers a free 1 hour initial consultation by phone or Skype. A free in-person consultation may be available if you are in our local area. Contact us today for more information about our college counseling services.