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Live chat tomorrow on college, academic prep

Got burning questions about college admissions and academic preparation? Save them up for tomorrow.

As part of the Oakland Tribune’s and Contra Costa Times’ Road to College project, Greg Smith, the vice president of planning and enrollment management at Cal State East Bay, will be on hand tomorrow to answer them.

The live, online chat starts at noon tomorrow (Tuesday). You may submit questions, or you can just read along. You can find it here. You can also sign up for a reminder, if you need reminding.

Maybe I’ll see you there!

photo by Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • Caroline

    Those are helpful tips, but they do assume that parents really have that much control over what their kids do. Realistically, teens have minds of their own — in my direct and indirect experience, the smartest teens are likely to be the most headstrong, in fact. At least they all need to be prefaced by “if your child is docile enough to comply…”

    For that matter, the teens I know who have been the most all-around successful, in the compliant and conventional way, are very self-motivated to be that way.

    I would at least suggest keeping in mind the fact that teens are often resistant to being steered by their parents while writing this material.

    Anyway, here’s a tip that may be helpful to a certain type of student and his/her family. I’ll post it on the website too. For the CSU and UC systems, a D in a required course counts as failing the course. However, a D (or an F) can be made up with a high enough score on an AP test in that subject (a 3 or higher) OR on an SAT subject test. There is language on both the CSU and UC websites specifying that.

    We did need to deploy that option in my son’s case, and it did succeed. We had to work the phones with CSU admissions offices, and in two cases we were dealing with people in those offices who weren’t aware of it, but the language on their websites was clear.