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1 Junior Parent Coffee Chat SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

2 Welcome! Be sure to enter our raffle for College Admission!

3 ApplicationTimeline Standardized Tests and Test Prep College Visits Scholarships and Financial Aid Miscellaneous Athletic Recruitment Colleges That Change Lives Colleges That Change Lives NavianceHighly Selective Colleges

4 Application Timeline: Junior Year RESEARCHEXPLORE

5 Naviance: What Juniors Are Doing About Me: Personality Test, Strengths Explorer, Junior Survey College Search: Use the college search feature to explore new colleges and add to the “Colleges” I’m Thinking About” list. Use the scattergrams to gain a sense of Reach, Target and Likely schools. College Visits: Sign up for college visits to Brophy Career Exploration: Roadtrip Nation

6 Research juniors can do right now… Academic Programs ◦Not every school offers Business, Engineering Scholarships ◦Are merit-based scholarships offered? ◦If so, automatic review, or by additional application? Deadlines What plans are offered: Early Decision (I,II), Early Action, Single Choice Early Action? ◦What is the school’s “Early” philosophy? Testing Requirements ◦Are subject test required? ◦Is the school test-optional?

7 Visiting Colleges: You can get a great feel for a variety of campuses in Arizona, or a short flight to Colorado, or a road trip to California. Arizona:  Northern Arizona University (Honors Program)  Prescott College  Embry Riddle  Arizona State University (Barrett Honors College)  University of Arizona (UA Honors College)  Grand Canyon University Colorado (distance from airport)  University of Denver: 35 min  Regis University: 30 min  University of Colorado-Boulder: 45 min  Colorado School of Mines: 45 min  University of Northern Colorado: 1 hr  Colorado College (1.5 hr)  United States Air Force Academy (1.5 hr)

8 Visiting Colleges Southern California road trip (hours)  University of Redlands 4.5  San Diego State University: 5  University of San Diego 5.5  Claremont Colleges: Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Claremont McKenna: 5  Cal Tech: 5.5  Chapman: 5.5  Occidental: 5.5  University of Southern California 5.5  California Institute of the Arts: 6  Loyola Marymount University 6  UCLA: 6.5  Pepperdine: 6.5 Northern California:  Saint Mary’s College of California  Santa Clara  Stanford  UC Berkeley  University of San Francisco  ….and more!

9 Scholarships and Financial Aid ◦University Admissions and Financial Aid Websites…Learn: ◦Net Price Calculators on every site ◦Does the school offer merit-based aid? If so, automatically or by separate application? ◦Are there specific deadlines associated with merit-based scholarships? ◦Does the school meet 100% of demonstrated need? ◦Is the school need-blind in admissions? ◦Western Undergraduate ExchangeWestern Undergraduate Exchange ◦150% of residential tuition for students from western states ◦Check individual university eligibility requirements for major, test score ◦Applying early on to these schools is important – WUE scholarships are limited ◦Arizona Specific ◦Flinn Scholars ProgramFlinn Scholars Program ◦Dorrance ScholarshipDorrance Scholarship Private, National Scholarships ◦Coca Cola ScholarsCoca Cola Scholars ◦Gates Millennium ScholarsGates Millennium Scholars ◦Questbridge FoundationQuestbridge Foundation ◦And much more… year, check out and Jesuit University Scholarships: A Sampling Seattle U: Sullivan LeadersSullivan Leaders Gonzaga: Ignatian Leaders ScholarsIgnatian Leaders Scholars Regis: Leadership Fellows, Contemplatives in Action, Scholar Activist, Science ScholarshipsLeadership FellowsContemplatives in Action Scholar ActivistScience Scholarships

10 Standardized Tests PSAT Kaplan Cram Sessions Online (free) Khan Academy SAT Prep (free) Booklets and Practice tests in Counseling Office SAT or ACT Spring and Fall of Senior Year: We recommend testing 2-3 times, always including 12 th grade ACT: February, April, June, September, October, December SAT: March, May, June, October, November, December, January Test Prep PSAT results in December will guide to strengths and weaknesses Try without extensive test prep first, then assess if test prep is necessary Free: Khan Academy Brophy: March SAT Test Prep, $100 Further tutoring businesses are available: Princeton Review, Kaplan, Pimentel, Linda Edgar, Ken Kreuger, Peak Academics, and more…

11 Application Timeline: Senior Year (Senior Year Timeline is on Counseling Website)Senior Year Timeline August ◦In-State University applications open on university websites ◦The Common Application 2015-2016 will go live at www.commonapporgwww.commonapporg ◦*Do not start an new application in the summer until it is live for 2015-2016 – his work will be lost! November 1-30: Filing period for University of California/Cal State U System Early Action Deadlines are generally between November 1 and November 15 Latest testing date for Early Action/Early Decision is usually October (confirm with school) Regular Action Deadlines are generally between December 31 and January 15 Latest testing date for Regular Action is usually January (confirm with school) May 1 is the National Enrollment Deadline! **Scholarship Deadlines will vary throughout the year: Questbridge (September), Flinn (October) Gates Millenium (January), Dorrance (February)

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