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College Bound Seniors August 2010. College Entrance Tests ACT  $33 (ACT plus Writing is $48.00)  Register on line at www.actstudent.orgwww.actstudent.org.

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1 College Bound Seniors August 2010

2 College Entrance Tests ACT  $33 (ACT plus Writing is $48.00)  Register on line at  English, Reading, Math and Science Reasoning.  Writing is optional.  NC Code is  No penalty for guessing

3 SAT Tests CCost is $47.00 PPrefer to register on line at WWriting, Critical Reading and Math TThere is a penalty for guessing. Leave answer blank if you don’t know the answer. NNC Code is

4 What Colleges Look For High School Grades Difficulty of courses taken Class Rank ACT/SAT scores Extra-curricular activities Recommendations

5 Choosing a College Academic Program (4 year, 2 year) Public or Private Location Housing Cost – Financial Aid Activities, Athletics, Clubs Areas of Study – Course Offerings Graduation Rates/Job Placement Rates Check out the college website

6 College Visitations  Call for appointment (Admissions, Financial Aid, tour)  Excused from NC for 2 days (can not exceed the ten-day maximum and no visits during May).  College Visit forms due three school days prior to visit.  Wednesday, October 13 th – College & Career Day

7 Visiting the Campus  Speak to Admissions and Financial Aid  Tour – with college student, classes in session, if possible – return on your own  Speak to faculty in the programs that interest you.  Eat lunch  Visit the dorms, computer facilities, read the newspaper, chat with students.

8 Questions to Ask  Average number of students in a class?  What academic programs is the college known for?  Security of the campus?  Health Clinic, Hospital nearby? Banks? Churches?  How are roommates assigned?  College Scholarships available? Financial Aid?  Tutoring available?

9 College Applications  Check on-line applications (sometimes there is no fee)  Type applications (or print).  Have someone proof read it  Don’t leave blank spaces.  Get applications in early….by Christmas!  If you need recommendations – ask the person who is filling one out for you at least two weeks before it is due.

10 Scholarships  Start Early! – It takes time, energy & persistence!  Be aware of deadlines!  Be organized and make copies!  Be aware of scholarship scams!  College Scholarships  Local Scholarships

11 Web Sites

12 Questions??? Call…. (419) Check N.C.’s web site…


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