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1 Your Senior Year Planning for Success Beyond Truman High School

2 Graduation Requirements * Additional grades and ACT score required (see Program of Studies for additional information) **Must be Algebra 1 and Higher DepartmentClass of 2010 andClass of 2010 and College Preparatory Certificate * UM System Requirements Language Arts444 Social Studies333 Math334* * Science333 Fine Arts111 Practical Arts11 P.E.11 Health.5 Career Connections.5 Personal Finance.5 Foreign Language2 Specified Core Electives3 Electives8.56 Total25

3 NCAA Clearinghouse Requirements Division I 16 Core Course Rule 2008 and after 16 Core Courses: 4 years of English 3 years of Mathematics (Algebra 1 and Higher) 2 years of Natural / Physical Science (1 year of lab if offered by high school) 1 year of additional English, Mathematics or Natural / Physical Science 2 years of Social Science 4 years of additional courses from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion / philosophy Division II 14 Core Courses: 3 years of English 2 years of Mathematics (Algebra 1 and Higher) 2 years of Natural Science / Physical Science (1 year of lab if offered by high school) 2 years of additional English, Mathematics or Natural / Physical Science 2 years of Social Science 3 years of additional courses from any area above, foreign language or nondoctrinal religion / philosophy

4 NCAA Clearinghouse Requirements NCAA DIVISION I SLIDING SCALE CORE GRADE-POINT AVERAGE/ TEST-SCORE INDEX New Core GPA Test Score Index & above Division II has no sliding scale. The minimum core grade-point average is The minimum SAT score is 820 (verbal and math sections only) and the minimum ACT sum score is 68. SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to the Eligibility Center from the testing agency. Scores on transcripts will not be used. Students enrolling at an NCAA Division I or II institution for the first time need to also complete the amateurism questionnaire through the Eligibility Center Web site. Students need to request final amateurism certification prior to enrollment. For further information regarding the rules, please go to Click on Academics and Athletes then Eligibility and Recruiting. Or visit the Eligibility Center Web site at

5 NAIA Eligibility In order to participate in NAIA Activities you must graduate from high school and meet two of the three following requirements: Minimum ACT 18 or SAT 860 Minimum ACT 18 or SAT 860 Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 Graduate in the top half of your class Graduate in the top half of your class For more information and to apply visit:

6 Campus Visits Scheduling a campus visit 1. Call the Admissions Office at your university of choice. 2. Obtain a Pre-excused form from the Attendance Window at THS. Seniors have 2 excused campus visit days that do not count against attendance. Questions to ask on a campus visit Academic Academic Cost Cost Extra-Curricular Extra-Curricular Services Services Housing Housing Parking Parking Please visit the THS counseling website for a detailed handout.

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9 Applying for college…Where do I start?? 1. First thing – check deadlines! (These start early!! Visit if at all possible) (These start early!! Visit if at all possible) 2. Fill out an application – most schools prefer an online application be submitted. 3. Sign up in the Counseling Center to have your transcript sent (you must have a green transcript sheet turned in first) 4. Check university websites for scholarship applications and deadlines 5. Check with university housing for deadlines

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12 Letters of Recommendation Who should you ask for a letter of recommendation? Teachers Coaches/Sponsors Employers Youth Group Leader Principals Counselors Please visit the THS counseling website for an Activities and Interests handout.

13 Financial Aid FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid Apply for PIN online through FAFSA website Apply for PIN online through FAFSA website Submit FAFSA application early, but not before January 1, 2011 (check individual school for financial aid deadlines) Submit FAFSA application early, but not before January 1, 2011 (check individual school for financial aid deadlines) All Colleges and Universities require FAFSA application for financial aid consideration All Colleges and Universities require FAFSA application for financial aid consideration Submitting a FAFSA is also a requirement for A+ Eligibility Submitting a FAFSA is also a requirement for A+ Eligibility Caution: First Word in FAFSA is FREE!!!!

14 A + Requirements Attend a designated A+ School for at least the 3 years prior to graduation Attend a designated A+ School for at least the 3 years prior to graduation 2.5 Cummulative Unweighted GPA 2.5 Cummulative Unweighted GPA Overall attendance rate of 95% during high school Overall attendance rate of 95% during high school Perform 50 hours of district-supervised unpaid tutoring or mentoring Perform 50 hours of district-supervised unpaid tutoring or mentoring Maintain good citizenship Maintain good citizenship Complete the FAFSA form if using A+ toward approved community college or vocational school Complete the FAFSA form if using A+ toward approved community college or vocational school Scholarships Local, state, national and university scholarships are posted on a weekly basis in the counseling center and on the school website. Local, state, national and university scholarships are posted on a weekly basis in the counseling center and on the school website. Foundation Scholarships will be available beginning December 7, Foundation Scholarships will be available beginning December 7, 2010.

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18 Important Information College Representatives Most representatives will visit on Thursdays during Focus. Some schools will also host tables at lunch. Please listen to the morning announcements for specific schools and dates. Military Visits Military branches host informational tables during the lunch hour. Please see the counseling center website for a detailed calendar. Things to do ASAP… See Mrs. Gwinn in the Counseling Center in order to: 1.Obtain a Transcript Release Form 2.Verify your name for your high school diploma

19 Upcoming Events District College Fair When: Thursday, September 16 th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Where: William Chrisman Gymnasium Who: Students and Parents Why: 50+ college representatives and military branches Extreme Test Day When: Wednesday, October 13 th Senior Options: College visit or study hall at school How: you will sign up during Focus on September 23 rd.

20 Admissions Tests ACT Bright Flight has a base score of 31Bright Flight has a base score of 31 Register online at online at Free/Reduced Lunch – eligible for 2 fee waivers (see your counselor)Free/Reduced Lunch – eligible for 2 fee waivers (see your counselor) THS ACT Code – THS ACT Code – Test Dates Registration Deadline(Late Fee Required) October 23, 2010 September 17, 2010 September 18 – October 1, 2010 December 11, 2010November 5, 2010November 6 – 19, 2010 February 12, 2011January 7, 2011January 8 – 21, 2011 April 9, 2011March 4, 2011March 5 – 18, 2011 June 11, 2011May 6, 2011May 7 – 20, 2011

21 Other Helpful Websites – Find information on AP Tests, SAT test and registration, and College MatchMaker (please note that THS is not a SAT Testing Site) - Locate the THS Website for college representative visits, military visits, scholarship information, and other important announcements - Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook

22 Contact Information Counselors Faye Alvested – Gamma House Alicia Bailey – Phi House Nathan Jacobson – Omega House Gabrielle Voyles – Theta House RegistrarA+ Program Wendy GwinnMelina Dendish -secretary Bill Brooks – coordinator Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 – 3:30 Phone:


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