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1 College Counseling Chalk Talk MHS Guidance Team Presentation

2 Meet the Team: / Mrs. Phillips9 - 12A - Cr / Mrs. Tomlinson9- 12Cu - He / Mrs. Lemmon9 - 12Hi - Mis / Mrs. Hess9 – 12Mit - She / Mr. Moore9 - 12Shi - Z / Mrs. Phillips9 - 12A - Cr / Mrs. Tomlinson9- 12Cu - He / Mrs. Lemmon9 - 12Hi - Mis / Mrs. Hess9 – 12Mit - She / Mr. Moore9 - 12Shi - Z

3 Meet the Team / Mr. JohnsonAdministrator / Mrs. HoltSecretary / Mrs. Ballard Career and College Liaison / Mrs. Tiffee Transcript Queen 10 & 12 / Mrs. Smith Transcript Queen 9 & 11 / Mr. JohnsonAdministrator / Mrs. HoltSecretary / Mrs. Ballard Career and College Liaison / Mrs. Tiffee Transcript Queen 10 & 12 / Mrs. Smith Transcript Queen 9 & 11

4 ACT DATES / MHS offers the ACT on all test dates / Cost: / ACT only = $36.50 / Late Fee = Fee + $22 / ACT + Writing = $ / Standby Fee = Fee + $43 / Must upload a digital photo when registering / MHS offers the ACT on all test dates / Cost: / ACT only = $36.50 / Late Fee = Fee + $22 / ACT + Writing = $ / Standby Fee = Fee + $43 / Must upload a digital photo when registering TEST DATEREGISTRATION DEADLINE LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE September 21August 23September 6 October 26September 27October 11 December 14November 8November 22 February 8January 10January 24 April 12March 7March 21 June 14May 9May 23

5 SAT DATES / MHS is an SAT test center only in October and May / Cost: / SAT = $51 / Late Fee = Fee + $27.50 / Waitlist Fee = Fee + $45 / Must upload a digital photo when registering / MHS is an SAT test center only in October and May / Cost: / SAT = $51 / Late Fee = Fee + $27.50 / Waitlist Fee = Fee + $45 / Must upload a digital photo when registering TEST DATEREGISTRATION DEADLINE LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE October 5 ***September 6September 20 November 2October 3October 18 December 7November 8November 22 January 25December 27January 10 March 8February 7February 21 May 3 ***April 4April 18 June 7May 9May 23

6 Test Taking Tips / Register well in advance / Bring your picture ID / Don’t forget your calculator with fresh batteries / Be on time / Be well-rested / Know when to guess / Register well in advance / Bring your picture ID / Don’t forget your calculator with fresh batteries / Be on time / Be well-rested / Know when to guess

7 Apply Yourself / Use electronic form if available / Understand what is required / All forms complete (is there a Secondary Report Form/Counselor Evaluation) / Watch deadlines!!!!!!! / Order a transcript (allow several days and don’t forget to pick it up but sending electronically is preferred) / Include appropriate fees or fee waivers / Use electronic form if available / Understand what is required / All forms complete (is there a Secondary Report Form/Counselor Evaluation) / Watch deadlines!!!!!!! / Order a transcript (allow several days and don’t forget to pick it up but sending electronically is preferred) / Include appropriate fees or fee waivers

8 About Recommendations / Not all college applications require recommendations / Ask someone who knows you well / Give the recommender at least three weeks notice / Supply recommender with information about yourself (forms are available in Counseling office) / Let your recommenders know the outcome / Thank you notes are always appreciated / Not all college applications require recommendations / Ask someone who knows you well / Give the recommender at least three weeks notice / Supply recommender with information about yourself (forms are available in Counseling office) / Let your recommenders know the outcome / Thank you notes are always appreciated

9 College Visits / Plan ahead / Make arrangements with the college admissions office (also academic departments and financial aid office) / Pick up a College Day Visitation form from Mrs. Ballard a week in advance / Bring back to Mrs. Ballard a dated acknowledgement of the visit on college letterhead / Plan ahead / Make arrangements with the college admissions office (also academic departments and financial aid office) / Pick up a College Day Visitation form from Mrs. Ballard a week in advance / Bring back to Mrs. Ballard a dated acknowledgement of the visit on college letterhead

10 Demonstrated Interest / Ways to demonstrate interest… / Visit the college by making arrangements through the admission office or during one of the college’s official visitation programs / Meet with college reps when they come to MHS or are in the area (Hint: College Fair) / Contact the rep via or phone calls / Ways to demonstrate interest… / Visit the college by making arrangements through the admission office or during one of the college’s official visitation programs / Meet with college reps when they come to MHS or are in the area (Hint: College Fair) / Contact the rep via or phone calls

11 Let’s Talk About Money / Financial Aid / Get a FAFSA pin NOW / / Complete FAFSA on line as soon as possible after January 1 (at least by early March) / CSS Profile / Institutional forms / Financial Aid / Get a FAFSA pin NOW / / Complete FAFSA on line as soon as possible after January 1 (at least by early March) / CSS Profile / Institutional forms

12 More Money Facts / Scholarships / Check with individual colleges / Fastweb (www.fastweb.com) and other on-line sourceswww.fastweb.com / See Mrs. Ballard / Listen to / subscribe to announcements!!!! / Visit the MHS Counselors’ website / Avoid scholarship scams / Scholarships / Check with individual colleges / Fastweb (www.fastweb.com) and other on-line sourceswww.fastweb.com / See Mrs. Ballard / Listen to / subscribe to announcements!!!! / Visit the MHS Counselors’ website / Avoid scholarship scams

13 For Athletes / If you plan to participate in sports at the Division I of II collegiate level: / Register with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Center / Be sure to send them a transcript from every high school you have attended / If you plan to participate in sports at the Division I of II collegiate level: / Register with the NCAA Initial Eligibility Center / Be sure to send them a transcript from every high school you have attended

14 For Males ONLY / Selective Service / / It is the law. / Selective Service / / It is the law.

15 Websites / / / (Registration for ACT) / (Registration for SAT) / / / (NCAA) / / / (Registration for ACT) / (Registration for SAT) / / / (NCAA)

16 Final Thoughts / Y ou must complete and document your 10 hours of community service / is important / Make sure your address is clean and clear / Check your regularly / Come to the Guidance Center for help / Y ou must complete and document your 10 hours of community service / is important / Make sure your address is clean and clear / Check your regularly / Come to the Guidance Center for help

17 Dates to Remember / September 18 – College Fair – Waxahachie Conference Center / Register at / Type only Midlothian for school name / PRINT OUT YOUR BAR CODE and bring it with you / September 10 – Sr. Parent Meeting / November 19 –Leaving Home, Letting Go / September 18 – College Fair – Waxahachie Conference Center / Register at / Type only Midlothian for school name / PRINT OUT YOUR BAR CODE and bring it with you / September 10 – Sr. Parent Meeting / November 19 –Leaving Home, Letting Go


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