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1 Welcome to Junior Parent College Night Lauren Peterson School Counselor Sophomores & Seniors N-Z Lisa PalmisonSchool Counselor Freshman & Seniors G-M Maridi Gurtsak School Counselor Juniors & Seniors A-F

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3 Preparation for College High School GPA Rigorous high school coursework Motivation & Commitment Study Habits Career Shadowing Transcript GPA Class rank Attendance Test scores School & community involvement Work

4 Considering Educational Options  Four Year (Public/Private)  Two Year Colleges  Certificate Programs  Technical Schools  Apprenticeship Programs  Military (ASVAB 3/15/13- register in guidance)  Service Academies  ROTC  National Guard/Reserves

5 College Prep Recommendations  Language Arts4 credits  Mathematics4 credits  Science4 credits  Social Studies4 credits  Foreign Language2 credits  Fine Arts1 credit  Art, Band, Choir, VCD (Visual Communication Design)

6 ACT/SAT Information College-bound juniors should take both tests this spring – and at least once in their senior year if not satisfied with the scores (Code ) ACT  Registration:  April 12th Register by March 7 th  June 14 th Register by May 9th SAT  Registration:  March 8 th Register by February 7 th  May 3 rd Register by April 4 th  June 7 th Register by May 9 th

7 College Comparison Majors and educational programs Type of school and degrees offered Admission policy Location and size Costs and financial aid College affiliation and accreditation Campus activities Support services

8 Public College Update The University of Akron Bowling Green State University Central State University University of Cincinnati Cleveland State University Kent State University Miami University The Ohio State University Ohio University Shawnee State University The University of Toledo Wright State University Youngstown State University

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10 2 Year College Update Admission Placement Testing Value Associates Degree Certificate Transferability / Public School Agreement

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12 Campus Visit Checklist Schedule a campus tour Meet with an admission counselor Verify admission requirements Determine actual college costs Ask about financial aid opportunities Investigate your academic programs Attend a class Talk with students and faculty

13 Financing Your Education & College Now Greater Cleveland  Determine college costs & resources  Secure necessary forms and note deadlines  File FAFSA after January 1 st in senior year  Avoid ruling-out a school because of cost until the financial aid package is presented  Be aware of scholarship scams  College Now Greater Cleveland- make appointment tonight with Ms.Capelle

14 Timeline: Spring/Summer  Identify career goals – set up career shadowing and visit Ohio Career Information System Username: olmfallsh Password: ohiocis03  Identify important college characteristics  Be realistic- review admission requirements (GPA and test scores)  Research at least 5-8 schools and narrow your choices by scheduling and taking college visits  Take the ACT/SAT this spring!

15 Timeline: Senior Year- Fall  Apply Early- be aware of deadlines  3-5 colleges  Complete applications prior to Thanksgiving break  Register for fall administration of the ACT/SAT and SAT subject tests if necessary  Make college visits & meet with college representatives visiting OFHS  Investigate available scholarships and deadlines

16 Sources of College Information Counselors’ Corner National College Fair: Sunday, April 6 th 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Cleveland State University Wolstein Center Online registration: College representatives visiting OFHS in the fall College Now Greater Cleveland - sign up for an appointment with Ms. Capelle #

17 Thank You For Attending Next year’s senior counselor assignments effective August 2014: A-FMrs. Maridi Gurtsak G-MMrs. Lisa Palmison N-ZMs. Lauren Peterson


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