Presentation on theme: "Senior Year Is Here! Class of 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1Senior Year Is Here! Class of 2014 Presentation to Seniors - AuditoriumMerrie Desormier A-LTera Koentges M-ZSeptember 12, 2013
2SENIORITIS? Senior year matters! Relax Be Positive Work hard, stay focused!GRADES MATTER, even more than test scoresStay organizedBe BalancedMake Memories!Senior year matters!
3BE AWARE OF DEADLINESSenior year is all about DEADLINES – for college apps, financial aid & scholarships, changing courses, ordering your announcements, and completing all your requirements to GRADUATE!
4LIFE AFTER EHS What are your plans? College/University Vocational or Technical CollegeMilitaryJob/Career“Gap” Year“I don’t have a clue…”
5Graduation vs. College Entrance Requirements High School Graduation Requirements for theClass of 2014High Education Admissions Requirements (HEAR)*Entrance requirements may vary between collegesEnglish………………4.0Math………………….3.0Science………………3.0Social Studies……….3.5PE…………………….0.5Fine/Practical Arts…0.5Electives…………… 8.5TOTAL… 23English……………..…4.0Math……………………4.0Science………………..3.0Social Studies…………3.5World LanguageElectives……………
6A Few College Quirks CU-Boulder: World Geography highly recommended Arizona: Public universities require 4 years of math and 1 year of Fine ArtsKansas: Public universities require 1 year of Computer TechnologyUniversity of California System: requires 2 sequential semesters of a Visual/Performing ArtCalifornia State System: requires 1 year of biological science and 1 year of physical science. Also requires 1 year of Visual/Performing ArtChange of Program: Notify colleges if you make changes to core classes after you have applied and/or been admitted
8CCHE Index Adams State College 80 Colorado School of Mines 110 Colorado State UniversityColorado State University—PuebloFort Lewis CollegeMesa State College*Metropolitan State College of DenverUniversity of Colorado—Boulder 103University of Colorado--Colorado Springs 92University of Colorado—DenverUniversity of Northern ColoradoWestern State College*Applies to students admitted to four-year programs only
10September Register to retake ACT/SAT/Subject Tests Finalize your list of colleges & their app deadlinesFinalize teacher/counselor recommendations – fill out survey on Naviance.Continue working on your application essayResearch/apply for scholarships – Check Deadlines – most are due Dec.-Feb.)Check out military academy and ROTC deadlinesPeter VanBuskirk – September 17th at 6-8pm
11Peter VanBuskirkNovember 20th at 6-8pm EHS Auditorium $5.00/person for presale $10.00/person at the door A former Dean of Admissions at Franklin & Marshall. He is an EXPERT in the college admissions process. He offers great insight into what colleges are really looking for and what they want to see.
12OctoberPrepare Early Decision/Early Action applications for November deadlines. Request transcripts and teacher recs. from Naviance.Polish your application essay.Visit with College Representatives when they visit EHSComplete the CSS Profile Form if your colleges require it for application/financial aidCollege Fairs
13NovemberTurn in applications before Nov 22th to process before winter break.Obtain worksheet for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) atDecemberComplete ApplicationsGet ready to submit your FAFSA can be completed on or after January 1, 2014.
14Workshops for Seniors to Help in the College Application Process September 24, 2013 – Assistance will be provided to those students who still need help finalizing their college lists.October 1, 2013 – Common Application - Ensure you have successfully completed your Common ApplicationOctober 8, 2013 – Parent and student work sessionOctober 15, 2013 – Parent and student work sessionOctober 22, 2013 – Student work sessionOctober 29, 2013 – Financial AidNovember 5, Scholarship SearchNovember 12, 2013 – Scholarship Search
16How many colleges should I apply to? A solid college list includes:“Sure Admit” Schools (1-2)Good Match Schools (3-4)Reach Schools (1-2)Now we’d like to take just a moment to remind students about the importance of creating a good and balanced “list” of colleges. A balanced
17Types of Applications Online (preferred method) – through the college Common Application – Go to – used by close to 400 colleges – look for supplement
18Application Options Regular Decision Rolling Admissions Early Action (EA)Early Decision (ED)Restrictive Early Action (REA)
19Dissecting a College Application Application Form – Biographical DataApplication Fee – ranges from $0 - $75Transcript – GPA, class rank, coursesTest Scores – ACT/SAT (www.fairtest.org)Essay – Check prompts carefully!Letter(s) of Recommendation – 1 or 2 teachers, counselorAudition/Portfolio/Interview – specific to certain colleges
20College Application Process YOUComplete application (on-line)Pay application feeSubmit essay (if needed)Request letters of recommendation and follow-up (if needed)Request test scores from testing agency – check college!Request Transcript & pay fee ($5) to EHS College and Career CenterEHS CounselingSend TranscriptSend Test Scores (*)Send Letters of Recommendation, if neededSchool Profile
21Online Application Helpful Hints Proofread before you click submit, you are committed.Use your full legal name.Use and check your account.Have an appropriate name.Social Media counts!
23Letters of Recommendation from Counselors and Teachers Teachers and CounselorsAt least two weeks prior to due date:Step 1:Complete the Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form in the “About Me” Section of Naviance. These are required by most teachers and all counselors in order to write letters of recommendation for students.Step 2: Ask the person face to face.Step 3: Request through NavianceStep 4: Send a thank you noteHELPFUL HINTSOnly ask for what you need and no more!!!!Teachers can say noTeacher may not turn them until the deadlineWhen asked in Naviance if you want to see the letter say NONow we’d like to discuss the important issue of letters of recommendation—both from Counselors and from teachers. Many colleges want to know what other people, counselors and teachers specifically, say about students. Thus, some students will need to request letters of recommendations from teachers and counselors. Students should check the individual college websites to determine if they need letters of recommendation. The colleges using the Common Application, typically require one counselor letter and two teacher recommendation letters. If a student determines that they need a letter of recommendation from their counselor, they must follow the protocol listed above. To request a letter from a counselor, you need to ask one month before the letter is due, and complete required forms: A student self-assessment and résumé. (copies of these documents are available on our counseling website and on the Family Connection website.) Families can also access “protocol for Requesting a letter of recommendation from your Counselor” on the FHS Counseling and Family Connection websites which outlines the this process.
24SCHOOLS TEACHER COUNSELOR Letters of Recommendation Required: University of Colorado (Boulder)NOArizona StateNoColorado State (CSU app-not common app)ChecklistUniversity of CaliforniaMetro StateUniversity of DenverYesColorado CollegeThis slide demonstrates a few popular schools that FHS students apply to and whether a recommendation is required or not. Please note that many of our Colorado institutions do NOT require letters of recommendation from teachers or counselors.Please note: It might be recommended for you if you are below the admissions requirements
26Transcript Request Process Complete blue Transcript Request Form (one per college)Pay $5.00 per college in Counseling CenterUpdate“Colleges I’m Thinking About” in NavianceComplete FERPADo not order your transcript until your application is complete, including recommendations! You can check Naviance to see if your letters of recommendation have been turned in to the Counseling Center.
27November 1 October 1 November 15 October 18 December 1 November 8 Transcript Request Deadlines For College /Scholarship Applications If College/Scholarship Transcript Request/College formsApplication deadline is: Transcript request due by:November 1 October 1November 15 October 18December November 8December November 22January 1 and December 6February January 17
28NAVIANCE Log on to http://connection.naviance.com/evergreen User Name = student ID numberPassword = 8 digit birthday (mmddyyyy)Letter of Recommendation Supplement for teachers and counselorList schools of interest “Colleges I’m thinking about” under “My Colleges” tab in NavianceCollege Representative Visits: find out when schools are visiting EHSScholarships: Look at the scholarship list and access applications
30For Priority Consideration CU-Boulder December 1, 2013(for January 15th notification)Colorado State December 1, 2013(for Feb1st notification)UNC No Set Deadline(Rolling admission)
31ACT Test Dates 2013-2014 Test Date Registration Late Sept 21 Aug 23 Sept 6Oct 26 Sept 27 Oct 11Dec 14 Nov 8 Nov 22Feb 8 Jan 10 Jan 24April12 March 7 March 21June 14 May 9 May 23REGISTER ONLINE:no stand by testingphoto ID AND printed admission ticket required for entryPhoto upload is required to complete registration
32SAT I and SAT Subject Tests Test __ Test Date ____ Regular_ LateSAT & *Sub Oct Sept 6 Sept 20SAT & *Sub Nov Oct 3 Oct 18SAT & *Sub Dec Nov Nov 22SAT & *Sub Jan Dec Jan 10SAT Only March 8 Feb 7 Feb 21SAT & *Sub May April 4 April 18SAT & *Sub June May 9 May 23*check calendar for specific subject testsREGISTER ONLINE:no stand by testingphoto ID AND printed admission ticket required for entryPhoto upload is required to complete registration
33College Visits Coming Up Colorado College – Sept 11University of CO Boulder – Sept 12Johnson & Wales University – Sept 12Western State Colorado University – Sept 19Bucknell University – Sept 23Seattle University– Sept 24Pepperdine University – Sept 26American University– Oct 4Boston University – Oct 7University of Oregon – Oct 8University of Vermont – Oct 8Earlham College – Oct 10Franklin Marshall – Oct 10Montana State University – Bozman – Oct 10Linfield College – Oct 10Drake University – Oct 10…and many many more – sign up on Naviance
34College VisitsVisit with college and university representatives when they come to Evergreen (signup on Naviance)Plan a time to visit schools you are interested in or applying to.
36Financial Aid Types of Financial Aid GrantsLoansWork StudyScholarshipsStill need help? There will be a session on financial aid at the Junior College Night -Tuesday, November EHS 6:30-9pm
37FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid Have your parents file taxes as early as possible this year or estimateFAFSA should be completed in January or FebruaryApplying on line is the fastest and easiest way to complete the FAFSARequired for most grants, work study programs and loansLog on to and register today for a PIN
38NCAAStudent-athletes interested in playing athletics at a Division I or Division II school must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center immediately!Log on toFill out transcript request form and turn into counseling with $5.Please see your counselor as soon as possible if you are planning to play college sports and have not registered with NCAA
39Resources & Upcoming Events Out-of-State Colleges hold evening Information Sessions and Interviews in metro area (check our website and theirs)NACAC National College Fair Colorado Convention Center, Oct. 5, 1:00-4:00pm.Greater Denver College Fair and WorkshopOct am-2pm Monarch H. S.Out-of-State College NightsOct :30-8:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy H.S.Oct :00-12:30 p.m. Mountain Vista H.S.September, October and November – TuesdaysCollege/Career Center Workshops
40Additional resources- Post-Graduate Center College Representative VisitsFor a full list and to sign up go to NavainceCheck calendar on EHS website for dates and timesResource Books and Computer AccessWe are excited to welcome Ms. Rachael Brughelli. She is a recent CU Leeds School of Business graduate and a great resource to help you find what you are looking for!
41Final ThoughtsQuestionsWe’re here to help you through this process!