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  • Science Careers: Introduction January 16, 2012
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  • High School You need to take as many AP (advanced placement) classes as possible. Period. You need a competitive GPA (grade point average). Get involved! Pick a club/sport and stick with it. Stay in the club/sport for at least 3 years
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  • Grade Point Average (GPA) The 2010 accepted students at UCLA: 93% had HS GPA of 3.75 and higher 4% had HS GPA between 3.5 and 3.74 2% had HS GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 1% had HS GPA between 3.0 and 3.24
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  • What do Colleges Look At for Admissions? Grade Point Average Class Standing (ex: top 10%) The rigor of classes took (AP) Your SAT/ACT score Continued participation in clubs and sports Community activism Personal Statement Personal/teacher recommendations
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  • Standardized Exams SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) More vocabulary More Big Picture More sections Max score: 2400 Sections: Verbal Reasoning Math Writing ACT (American College Testing) Science section More advanced math Writing test is not required Max Score: 36 Sections: English Math Reading Science
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  • Undergraduate University Takes about 4 years to earn your Bachelor Degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): psychology, sociology, English, music Bachelor of Science (B.S.): biology, chemistry, physics
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  • Undergraduate University Public Lower sticker price, and adequate financial aid. Priority given to in-state residents 91% of UCLA are CA residents Private High sticker price, but lots of financial aid Higher 4-year graduation rates Usually, smaller Find your niche Womens college Historic Black Colleges
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  • Graduate University After you earn your Bachelor degree, you can go on to earn the following: Masters Ph. D (doctor of philosophy) Requires a dissertation (a very long research paper) Ed. D (doctor of education) Also requires a dissertation
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  • Professional Schools Here, you can earn a variety of degrees: M.D. (Doctor of Medicine) D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental medicine) J.D. (Juris Doctor) Lawyer D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary medicine) M.B.A. (Masters of Business Administration) Pharm. D (Doctor of Pharmacy)
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