OBJECTIVES To explore post high school options. To understand the college application process.
POST HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONSPOST HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS
Baltimore Carpentry Apprenticeship Iron Workers Plumbers and Steamfitters Electricians Joint Apprenticeship Associated Builders and Contractors http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/appr.html http://www.ccbcmd.edu/ceed/apprenticeship_faq.ht ml APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMSAPPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
Schools that provide hands on training for the career field you wish to pursue Associated Builders and Contractors Broadcasting Institute of Maryland Sheffield Institute of Recording Arts Lincoln Technical School Von Lee Paul Mitchell Academy VOCATIONAL SCHOOLSVOCATIONAL SCHOOLS
Armed Forces Marines Coast Guard Air Force Navy All students must take the ASVAB before entering the military. Ask your counselor for more information. MILITARY
Certification Programs: Howard Community Colleges Associate degrees Professional certificates Letters of recognition EMT, Pharmacy Technician, Massage Therapy, Hospitality and Culinary Management, Nursing, Vet Tech, Dental Hygienist, Paralegal, Television and Radio, Respiratory Therapist. TWO-YEAR SCHOOLTWO-YEAR SCHOOL
Transfer Options: Howard Community College Earn AA degree and then transfer to 4-year college as a junior Admission is open enrollment. All students with a high school diploma are accepted Students must take a placement test or score a minimum on SATs/ACTs prior to enrolling in classes TWO-YEAR SCHOOLTWO-YEAR SCHOOL
Transfer Options: Why HCC? Money Unsure of academic direction Impressed with student centered programs Location It is a good idea to apply to HCC early as one of your options to qualify for special programs and/or scholarships. TWO-YEAR SCHOOLTWO-YEAR SCHOOL
Size Location Academic Programs Competitiveness of School Cost Extra-Curricular Programs FOUR-YEAR SCHOOLFOUR-YEAR SCHOOL There are almost 4000 colleges in the United States Factors to Consider:
TOP 5 MOST IMPORTANT THINGSTOP 5 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
as reported for Class of 2011 University of Maryland, College Park 25,500 applications for a class of 3,975 Average SAT: 1250-1400 (CR and Math) GPA: 4.05 weighted Towson University 15,704 applicants; 8,900 students were admitted Average SAT:1560-1770 on all three parts (middle 50%) Average GPA: 3.53 Stevenson University Average SAT: 1380-1710 (middle 50%) ACT average:22 GPA: 3.3 unweighted LOCAL COLLEGES PROFILESLOCAL COLLEGES PROFILES
Salisbury University Approximately 8,000 applicants; 4,000 students were admitted Average GPA: 3.7 Average SAT: 1720 Frostburg University 5,000 applicants with a 58% admission rate Average SAT:1010 on verbal and math (SAT preferred school) Average GPA:3.2 UMBC 8,000 applicants; admitted about 60% of applicants Average SAT:1200 (CR and math) or 1800 on all three parts Average ACT:27 Average GPA:3.6 LOCAL COLLEGES PROFILESLOCAL COLLEGES PROFILES
Work hard to identify colleges that are a good academic match Study for your SATs and ACTs Be realistic about creating a list of schools where you will be accepted Visit schools to narrow down your list WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOUWHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU
Search college websites: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org http://teacherweb.com/MD/ReservoirHighSchool/Stud entServices http://www.collegeresults.org http://www.collegexpress.com http://www.princetonreview.com/college-bound.aspx VISIT THE CAMPUSES! Keep all your options open and be OPEN MINDED! DO YOUR RESEARCHDO YOUR RESEARCH
THE TRANSCRIPT PROCESS COLLEGE APPLICATION CHECKLIST WAIVER OF RIGHTS TRANSCRIPT REQUEST COUNSELOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION TEACHER LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION PARENT INPUT TIMELINE
NAVIANCE STUDENT SERVICES Home Page Document Library College Application Documents Find “Waiver 2.14” and click “View” Print Page Complete Return to Student Services Pick up a paper form in Student Services Complete Return to Student Services Form needs to be signed by both your parent/guardian and you Form needs to be signed by both your parent/guardian and you WAIVER OF RIGHTSWAIVER OF RIGHTS
Complete and return to Student Services before you invite teachers on Naviance!
NAVIANCE STUDENT SERVICES Home Page Document Library College Application Documents Find “Student Records_Transcript Request” and click “View” Print Page Complete Return to Student Services Pick up a paper form in Student Services Complete Return to Student Services Due Date: 20 school days prior to your first college application deadline Due Date: 20 school days prior to your first college application deadline TRANSCRIPT REQUESTTRANSCRIPT REQUEST
Complete & return to Student Services with $4 per transcript!
NAVIANCE Home Page About Me tab Surveys To Take (left hand side) Reservoir High School Counselor Input Form Due Date: JUNE 20, 2014 (last day of school) Due Date: JUNE 20, 2014 (last day of school) COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION INPUT FORM
Colleges tab Colleges I’m Applying To Under “Teacher Recommendations” use drop down menu to select teacher(s) Click “Update Requests” button INVITING TEACHERS ON NAVIANCEINVITING TEACHERS ON NAVIANCE
NAVIANCE Home Page About Me tab Surveys To Take (left hand side) Reservoir High School Teacher Input Form Maximum of 2 teachers Due Date: 20 school days prior to your first college application deadline Due Date: 20 school days prior to your first college application deadline TEACHER RECOMMENDATION INPUT FORM
NAVIANCE STUDENT SERVICES Home Page Document Library College Application Documents Find “Teacher Recommendation Request Form” and click “View” Print Page Complete Return to Student Services Pick up a paper form in Student Services Complete Return to Student Services Due Date: 20 school days prior to your first college application deadline Due Date: 20 school days prior to your first college application deadline TEACHER RECOMMENDATION REQUEST FORM
NAVIANCE Parent Home Page About Me tab Surveys To Take (left hand side) Parent Information Form *This is optional but strongly encouraged Due Date: JUNE 20, 2014 (last day of school) Due Date: JUNE 20, 2014 (last day of school) PARENT INFORMATION FORMPARENT INFORMATION FORM
DUE JUNE 20, 2014 (last day of school) Counselor Recommendation Input Form Parent Input Form TIMELINE REMINDERSTIMELINE REMINDERS
DUE 20 DAYS PRIOR TO 1 ST COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINE Transcript Request Form The registrar will add all colleges listed on request form to “Colleges I’m Applying To” in Naviance Teacher Recommendation Input Form Teacher Request Form TIMELINE REMINDERSTIMELINE REMINDERS
College Application Deadline Last Date Student Can Turn in Requests October 15, 2014 September 16, 2014 NOVEMBER 1, 2014 OCTOBER 3, 2014 November 15, 2014 October 13, 2014 December 1, 2014 October 23, 2014 December 15, 2014 November 12, 2014 *January 1, 2015 *November 21, 2014 MOST COMMON REQUEST DUE DATESMOST COMMON REQUEST DUE DATES
It is imperative to find the balance between a rigorous schedule and being successful. Colleges want to see that you have challenged yourself across curriculums and maintained success. Use multiple resources when researching colleges. Cross reference different websites and utilize print publications. Even if you don’t think you want to apply to HCC, apply to HCC by February so you can be considered for scholarships and Honors programs. It is important to keep all your options open! CLOSING THOUGHTSCLOSING THOUGHTS
Admissions counselors caution families from using the term “safety school” as the entrance requirements become more demanding. There is no such thing as the “perfect college.” There are over 3000 colleges and with effort and guidance you can find multiple colleges where you will be happy and successful. Be realistic when you are creating your list of schools and be sure to include an appropriate range of schools and an appropriate number. CLOSING THOUGHTS CONT.
Visit Reservoir Student Services website for up to date information about college, forms, scholarship, information and more Student Services website can be found: www.rhsgators.com Quick Links Student Services
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