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Apply for College Connection

STEPS TO COMPLETE YOUR COLLEGE CONNECTION APPLICATION:
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1. Apply to Butte College  
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  1. Apply to Butte College through CCCapply.com it recommended that you use an email address OTHER than your high school email
  2. Complete all sections of the CCC application; as you complete each section of the application the arrow will turn green.
  3. Apply for term “Summer 2022”.
  4. College Enrollment Status is “enrolling in high school (or lower grade) and college at the same time”.
  5. High School Education Status is “will be enrolled in high school (or lower grade) and college at the same time”.
  6. Highest grade you have completed in school is “11th grade”. 
  7. Once you have completed your Butte College application you will receive a confirmation email from CCCApply stating your application is complete.
  8. If you applied for the first time you will receive an email from Butte College that contains your Butte College ID number and login information for your MyBC portal.  This email will come in 3 to 5 business days. If you do not receive this email contact Butte College at 530-895-2511, identify yourself as a College Connection applicant and ask for your Butte College ID number (7 digits, all numeric).  Your BC Student ID number is a required for your College Connection Application to be considered complete.
  9. If you are reapplying to the college and do not know your Butte College ID number, contact Butte College at 530-895-2511, identify yourself as a College Connection applicant and ask for your Butte College ID number (7 digits, all numeric).  Write your BC ID# down for future reference.

2. Complete & Submit the College Connection Application
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  • Complete & Submit the College Connection Application
  • Obtain an unofficial transcript from your high school counseling office, or print off of Aeries. Deliver to Ms. Krinsky in room 208, or ask front office staff to put them in Ms. Krinsky’s box. 
  • Ask one of your English or History teachers if they will recommend you. You will need to enter their name, course you were enrolled in, and their email address on the application. The recommender can check their email for a message and link from Ms. Krinsky.
  • Ask one of your Math or Science teachers if they will recommend you.  You will need to enter their name, course you were enrolled in, and their email address on the application. The recommender can check their email for a message and link from Ms. Krinsky.
  • A third recommender is optional. If you want a third recommendation, ask the boss/manager/supervisor/teacher/coach/etc (no family or peers) if they will recommend you. You will need to enter their name, course you were enrolled in, and their email address on the application.  The recommender can check their email for a message and link from Ms. Krinsky.
  • Draft, write, edit and revise your personal narrative essay and copy/paste it into the application.  Prompt: In a 300-400 word essay, explain:
    • Why you are applying to College Connection,
    • Why you are a good fit for the program,
    • Experiences that have prepared you to be successful in CC,
    • Characteristics that will support your success,
    • What you would be giving up and gaining if accepted,
    • What you would bring to the College Connection class of 2023. This essay will be evaluated holistically: content, style, length, format, conventions, claim and support.
  • Access the College Connection application HERE.

3. What Happens After I Apply?
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  • Each applicant will receive an email confirming that the College Connection advisor has received the application 
  • Each application will be reviewed for:
    • Completion 
    • Quality
    • Accuracy
  • Teacher recommenders will receive an email with a link to a Google Form-recommendation
  • The parent/guardian will receive an email with a link to a Google Form-parent statement 
  • CC advisor will obtain and evaluate student records: attendance, discipline, and transcript
  • Each applicant will receive a 20 minute interview with the CC advisor; to be scheduled during the school day to take place at Paradise High School
  • All applicants will be notified of their program status (accepted/declined) via email no later than 2/17
 

4. What to Expect Once Accepted
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  • Receive guidance and advising to prepare for your senior year
  • Attend high school and college classes at the Butte College main campus in your senior year
  • Have more independence in designing your academic schedule
  • A new learning environment in your senior year
  • Opportunities to prepare for life after graduation before you graduate
  • Assume more responsibility in a less restrictive academic environment
    • Week of 2/22- Welcome to College Connection
    • Week of 2/28- Transcripts, A-Gs, and GEs-what to know before choosing college classes
    • Week of 3/7- How to Build a college schedule, student and parent/guardian workshops
    • Week of 3/21- Fall/Summer 2023 schedule- individual appointments
    • Week of 4/4- Schedule review meeting
    • Week of 5/16- College Connection Orientation
Orientation at the Butte College Main Campus 8/11

Who should I contact with questions?
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For any questions regarding the College Connection program or application, please contact College Connection Region III-PUSD Teacher/Advisor Ambrosia Krinsky at akrinsky@pusdk12.org 

For any questions about your Butte College application or ID number, please contact the Butte College Call center 895-2511 for support in English or 895-2284 for support in Spanish