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2 Presentation to Seniors - Auditorium Merrie Desormier A-L Tera Koentges M-Z September 12, 2013

3 Relax Be Positive Work hard, stay focused! GRADES MATTER, even more than test scores Stay organized Be Balanced Make Memories! Senior year matters!

4 Senior year is all about DEADLINES – for college apps, financial aid & scholarships, changing courses, ordering your announcements, and completing all your requirements to GRADUATE!

5 What are your plans? College/University Vocational or Technical College Military Job/Career Gap Year I dont have a clue…

6 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CLASS OF 2014 HIGH EDUCATION ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS (HEAR) *ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS MAY VARY BETWEEN COLLEGES English………………4.0 Math………………….3.0 Science………………3.0 Social Studies……….3.5 PE…………………….0.5 Fine/Practical Arts…0.5 Electives…………… 8.5 TOTAL… 23 English……………..…4.0 Math……………………4.0 Science………………..3.0 Social Studies…………3.5 World Language Electives……………

7 CU-Boulder: World Geography highly recommended Arizona: Public universities require 4 years of math and 1 year of Fine Arts Kansas: Public universities require 1 year of Computer Technology University of California System: requires 2 sequential semesters of a Visual/Performing Art California State System: requires 1 year of biological science and 1 year of physical science. Also requires 1 year of Visual/Performing Art Change of Program: Notify colleges if you make changes to core classes after you have applied and/or been admitted


9 Adams State College 80 Colorado School of Mines 110 Colorado State University 101 Colorado State UniversityPueblo 86 Fort Lewis College 92 Mesa State College* 85 Metropolitan State College of Denver 76 University of ColoradoBoulder103 University of Colorado--Colorado Springs 92 University of ColoradoDenver 93 University of Northern Colorado 94 Western State College 80 *Applies to students admitted to four-year programs only


11 Register to retake ACT/SAT/Subject Tests Finalize your list of colleges & their app deadlines Finalize teacher/counselor recommendations – fill out survey on Naviance. Continue working on your application essay Research/apply for scholarships – Check Deadlines – most are due Dec.-Feb.) Check out military academy and ROTC deadlines Peter VanBuskirk – September 17th at 6-8pm

12 November 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.

13 Prepare 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 EHS Complete the CSS Profile Form if your colleges require it for application/financial aid College Fairs

14 Turn in applications before Nov 22 th to process before winter break. Obtain worksheet for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at December Complete Applications Get ready to submit your FAFSA can be completed on or after January 1, 2014.

15 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 Application October 8, 2013 – Parent and student work session October 15, 2013 – Parent and student work session October 22, 2013 – Student work session October 29, 2013 – Financial Aid November 5, Scholarship Search November 12, 2013 – Scholarship Search


17 A solid college list includes: Sure Admit Schools (1-2) Good Match Schools (3-4) Reach Schools (1-2)

18 Online (preferred method) – through the college Common Application – Go to – used by close to 400 colleges – look for supplement

19 Regular Decision Rolling Admissions Early Action (EA) Early Decision (ED) Restrictive Early Action (REA)

20 Application Form – Biographical Data Application Fee – ranges from $0 - $75 Transcript – GPA, class rank, courses Test Scores – ACT/SAT ( Essay – Check prompts carefully! Letter(s) of Recommendation – 1 or 2 teachers, counselor Audition/Portfolio/Interview – specific to certain colleges

21 YOU Complete application (on-line) Pay application fee Submit 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 Center EHS Counseling Send Transcript Send Test Scores (*) Send Letters of Recommendation, if needed School Profile

22 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!


24 Teachers and Counselors At 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 Naviance Step 4: Send a thank you note HELPFUL HINTS Only ask for what you need and no more!!!! Teachers can say no Teacher may not turn them until the deadline When asked in Naviance if you want to see the letter say NO

25 SCHOOLSTEACHERCOUNSELOR University of Colorado (Boulder) NONO Arizona State NoNo Colorado State (CSU app-not common app) ChecklistNo University of California NONo Metro State NoNo University of Denver YesYes Colorado College YesYes Letters of Recommendation Required: Please note: It might be recommended for you if you are below the admissions requirements


27 Complete blue Transcript Request Form (one per college) Pay $5.00 per college in Counseling Center UpdateColleges Im Thinking About in Naviance Complete FERPA Do 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.

28 Application deadline is:Transcript request due by: November 1 October 1 November 15 October 18 December 1 November 8 December 15 November 22 January 1 and 15 December 6 February 15 January 17

29 Log on to User Name = student ID number Password = 8 digit birthday (mmddyyyy) Letter of Recommendation Supplement for teachers and counselor List schools of interest Colleges Im thinking about underMy Colleges tab in Naviance College Representative Visits: find out when schools are visiting EHS Scholarships: Look at the scholarship list and access applications


31 CU-BoulderDecember 1, 2013 (for January 15 th notification) Colorado State December 1, 2013 ( for Feb1 st notification ) UNCNo Set Deadline (Rolling admission)

32 Test DateRegistration Late Sept 21Aug 23Sept 6 Oct 26Sept 27Oct 11 Dec 14Nov 8Nov 22 Feb 8Jan 10Jan 24 April12March 7March 21 June 14May 9May 23 REGISTER ONLINE: no stand by testing photo ID AND printed admission ticket required for entry Photo upload is required to complete registration

33 Test __ Test Date ____ Regular_Late SAT & *SubOct 5 Sept 6Sept 20 SAT & *SubNov 2 Oct 3Oct 18 SAT & *SubDec 7 Nov 8 Nov 22 SAT & *SubJan 25 Dec 27 Jan 10 SAT OnlyMarch 8 Feb 7Feb 21 SAT & *Sub May 3 April 4April 18 SAT & *SubJune 9 May 9 May 23 *check calendar for specific subject tests REGISTER ONLINE: no stand by testing photo ID AND printed admission ticket required for entry Photo upload is required to complete registration

34 Colorado College – Sept 11 University of CO Boulder – Sept 12 Johnson & Wales University – Sept 12 Western State Colorado University – Sept 19 Bucknell University – Sept 23 Seattle University– Sept 24 Pepperdine University – Sept 26 American University– Oct 4 Boston University – Oct 7 University of Oregon – Oct 8 University of Vermont – Oct 8 Earlham College – Oct 10 Franklin Marshall – Oct 10 Montana State University – Bozman – Oct 10 Linfield College – Oct 10 Drake University – Oct 10 …and many many more – sign up on Naviance

35 Visit 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.


37 Types of Financial Aid Grants Loans Work Study Scholarships Still need help? There will be a session on financial aid at the Junior College Night - Tuesday, November EHS 6:30-9pm

38 Free Application for Federal Student Aid Have your parents file taxes as early as possible this year or estimate FAFSA should be completed in January or February Applying on line is the fastest and easiest way to complete the FAFSA Required for most grants, work study programs and loans Log on to and register today for a

39 Student-athletes interested in playing athletics at a Division I or Division II school must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center immediately! Log on to Fill 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

40 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 Workshop Oct 9 10am-2pm Monarch H. S. Out-of-State College Nights Oct. 10 6:30-8:30 p.m. John F. Kennedy H.S. Oct :00-12:30 p.m. Mountain Vista H.S. September, October and November – Tuesdays College/Career Center Workshops

41 College Representative Visits For a full list and to sign up go to Navaince Check calendar on EHS website for dates and times Resource Books and Computer Access We 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!

42 Questions Were here to help you through this process!

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