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1 PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

2 OBJECTIVES  To explore post high school options.  To understand the college application process.

3 POST HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONSPOST HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS

4  Baltimore Carpentry Apprenticeship  Iron Workers  Plumbers and Steamfitters  Electricians Joint Apprenticeship  Associated Builders and Contractors   ml APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMSAPPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

5 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

6  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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10  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:

11 WHAT’S IMPORANTWHAT’S IMPORANT

12 TOP 5 MOST IMPORTANT THINGSTOP 5 MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

13 as reported for Class of 2011 University of Maryland, College Park  25,500 applications for a class of 3,975  Average SAT: (CR and Math)  GPA: 4.05 weighted Towson University  15,704 applicants; 8,900 students were admitted  Average SAT: on all three parts (middle 50%)  Average GPA: 3.53 Stevenson University  Average SAT: (middle 50%)  ACT average:22  GPA: 3.3 unweighted LOCAL COLLEGES PROFILESLOCAL COLLEGES PROFILES

14 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

15  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

16  Search college websites:  https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org  entServices     VISIT THE CAMPUSES!  Keep all your options open and be OPEN MINDED! DO YOUR RESEARCHDO YOUR RESEARCH

17 THE TRANSCRIPT PROCESS COLLEGE APPLICATION CHECKLIST WAIVER OF RIGHTS TRANSCRIPT REQUEST COUNSELOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION TEACHER LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION PARENT INPUT TIMELINE

18 COLLEGE APPLICATION TIMELINE

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20 WAIVER OF RIGHTS WAIVER OF RIGHTS

21 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

22 Complete and return to Student Services before you invite teachers on Naviance!

23 TRANSCRIPT REQUEST

24 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

25 Complete & return to Student Services with $4 per transcript!

26 COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION

27 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

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29 Please answer with great DETAIL!!

30 TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

31 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

32 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

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34 Please answer with great DETAIL!!

35 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

36 Complete & return to each of your teachers

37 PARENT INPUT

38 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

39 TIMELINE

40 DUE JUNE 20, 2014 (last day of school)  Counselor Recommendation Input Form  Parent Input Form TIMELINE REMINDERSTIMELINE REMINDERS

41 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

42 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

43  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

44  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.

45 Visit Reservoir Student Services website for up to date information about college, forms, scholarship, information and more Student Services website can be found:  Quick Links  Student Services


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