Making Tracks for College

Preparing for College: The Middle School Years
9:30-11 am | 145 Dwinelle Hall
How can students in grades 6 to 8 begin preparing for college? How can parents and families support them on their educational journey? Get answers here.

Como Prepararse Para la Universidad
10:30 am-noon | 102 Wheeler Hall
En este taller, aprenderás cómo se prepara un estudiante para la universidad y que hacer para recibir ayuda financiera para la universidad. Explicaremos los fundamentos de los requisitos para admisión y la ayuda financiera, como llenar los formularios requeridos y pasos para solicitar información de becas privadas.

Strategies for Maximizing Your Community College Experience
10-11 am | 182 Dwinelle Hall
Are you interested in learning more about transferring from a community college to UC? Staff from UC Berkeley’s Community College Transfer Center will talk about the transfer route and how to get the most out of your time at community college.

Information Session: Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology (M.E.T.) Program
11 am-noon | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Learn about Berkeley’s Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology (M.E.T.) program that allows you to earn bachelor’s degrees in both engineering and business in just four years. (Note: M.E.T. is currently limited to students applying for freshman admission. Students may not transfer into M.E.T. from community colleges, other universities, or other UC Berkeley majors or colleges.) Assistant Dean, Admissions Marjorie DeGraca

Preparing for College: The High School Years
11 am-12:30 pm | 145 Dwinelle Hall
How can students in grades 9 through 11 prepare for college? How can parents and families support them on their educational journey? Get answers here.

Hidden Expectations: How to Best Prepare for Math Courses at the Research University
11:30 am-12:45 pm | Cesar Chavez Student Center, Main Atrium
Students entering mathematics courses at top research universities face many hidden expectations about problem solving, study strategies and critical thinking. Whether you’re a college-bound student, parent or high school educator, we will uncover these hidden expectations and examine how to best prepare for university-level math courses in the context of the Common Core Standards.

Meet the Director of Undergraduate Admissions!
noon-1 pm | 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building
Meet Amy Jarich, Berkeley’s director of undergraduate admissions. She’ll explain the admissions process, discuss how you can prepare for your UC application, and offer tips on answering the personal insight questions.

PiE Robotics Demonstration
noon-2 pm | 247 Cory Hall
Pioneers in Engineering (PiE) is a non-profit organization that provides a quality STEM learning experience for students in underserved Bay Area high schools. We run outreach workshops in the fall and an annual eight-week robotics competition in the spring. Come drive some of our staff-built robots and talk to PiE staff about how we develop our kits! Get your Science at Cal Passport stamped here.

Financing a College Education
1-2 pm | 145 Dwinelle Hall
This session will give middle school and high school students and their families the basics on how to pay for a college education. Learn about FAFSA, the California Dream Act, and the Middle Class Access Plan (MCAP) scholarship program, as well as application procedures, how to complete forms for financial aid, and requesting information on private scholarships.

Nuclear Engineering: Dosimeter Talk and Demonstration
1-2 pm | 3107 Etcheverry Hall
Come learn about Dosenet, Berkeley’s international dosimeter network. This radiation sensor network helps to illustrate naturally occurring background radiation. Dosenet is also a public educational outreach program that teams Berkeley students with local high school students to build understanding of scientific and technologic thinking while engaging and informing the community.

Prospective student on Cal Day