GOAL 1. Admission to college 2. Graduation from college
THE MANY TYPES OF COLLEGES Public v. Private Selective v. Open Admission Two-year v. Four-year Commuter v. Residential Large City v. College Town
Some Students May Begin at 2-year Colleges Meet basic high school core requirements Build their GPA Take college core classes Keep cost down Obtain employment You still must apply and submit a high school transcript.
WHERE TO GO FOR SOURCES OF INFORMATION College catalogs, DVDs, and computer- based services College representatives and college fairs Parents, students and alumni Directories and test score reports Internet/Websites Senior Bulletin Board in the East
CAMPUS VISIT Plan an interview with an admissions officer Arrange an interview with financial aid officer Talk with students Tour campus Sit in on a class Stay overnight Student newspaper
APPLY FOR ADMISSION AND OBSERVE DEADLINES Narrow your choices Review college admission test requirements Know application fees and deadlines Know scholarship requirements
ADMISSIONS CRITERIA GPA/Challenging high school curriculum ACT/SAT scores Activities Other
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET IN? First Com puls ory educ ation law adop ted in Mas sach usett s in 1952 Mod ern hom e scho oling date s back to the 1960’ s with the emer genc e of the “hip pie cultu re” Gre w in popu larity in the 1970’ s with fund ame ntali st Chri stian s
HOW MANY APPLICATIONS?? NO SET RULE Apply to at least ONE Academically/Financially SAFE
BHS APPLICATION PROCESS Complete Application electronically or in traditional manner. Complete Application electronically or in traditional manner. THEN Submit to guidance office: Application itself (unless done on-line) Application itself (unless done on-line) College Prep Form/Counselor forms (if required). College Prep Form/Counselor forms (if required). If student is completing the Common Application or their application requires a recommendation, students need to complete the “Student Input Form for Counselor Recommendation.” If student is completing the Common Application or their application requires a recommendation, students need to complete the “Student Input Form for Counselor Recommendation.” Application fee (if required) Application fee (if required) High School transcript request and $2.00 High School transcript request and $2.00
REMEMBER working days are required to process application REMEMBER working days are required to process application
N ATIONAL C OLLEGE A THLETIC A SSOCIATION College-bound student athletes must register with the NCAA if hoping to play sports at a Division I or Division II school Registering can be done on-line at www.eligibilitycenter.org Transcripts are required to complete application
BHS is a testing site for ACT – Test SiteNumber: 186430
American College Test ACT Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT All four year colleges require SAT or ACT scores to gain admission. Most colleges accept either test. Tests are administered on Saturday mornings: ACT - offered six times throughout the year SAT – offered seven times throughout the year Register on-line at www.actstudent.org, www.collegeboard.comwww.actstudent.org www.collegeboard.com
ACT/SAT TEST DATES TEST TEST DATE DEADLINE TEST TEST DATE DEADLINE ACT April 12 th March 7 th ACT June 14 th May 9 th SAT March 8 th February 7 th SATMay 3 rd April 4 th SATJune 7 th May 9 th It is strongly recommended that you take the writing portion of both tests.
Make a slide to recommend that students use the PSAT log in to help them prepare for the ACT/SAT and help with the college search process. Students who took the PSAT can log onto the College Board’s “My College Quick Start” and receive the following information: The log-on information is available on the PSAT Score Report that was received in December.
COLLEGE FAIRS A great opportunity to meet admissions counselors from the universities you are interested in and asking questions about the campus, majors offered, etc… Cleveland National College Fair Sunday, April 6 th, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University