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1 Welcome College Planning Presentation Presentation

2 Academic/College Counselors A - BDeanna Griffey A - BDeanna Griffey B – GBarb Johnson B – GBarb Johnson H - MarElizabeth Franey H - MarElizabeth Franey Mas-SApril Hazelwood Mas-SApril Hazelwood S-ZLacey Adams S-ZLacey Adams

3 Graduation Worksheet/Transcript Worksheet vs. Transcript Worksheet vs. Transcript 1 st and 3 rd quarter grades appear on transcript until semester grades 1 st and 3 rd quarter grades appear on transcript until semester grades Class rank Class rank Weighted and Unweighted GPA both appear on your transcript Weighted and Unweighted GPA both appear on your transcript

4 College Selection  Kansas Qualified Admissions ** Counseling Web site Criteria – links to hand outs How to determine: Likely Likely Probable Probable Reach Reach www4.smsd.org/SMECounselors/html26294.htm Twitter Counseling

5 College Selection cont. College Clinic College Clinic SME Oct 15 th 6:30 – 8:30 SME Oct 15 th 6:30 – 8:30 Other Helpful Resources: Other Helpful Resources: Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges The Fiske Guide to Colleges The Fiske Guide to Colleges The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges

6 College Planning Timeline See Counseling Web site See Counseling Web site What to do when What to do when Stay organized! Stay organized! Watch for deadlines! Postmarked or Received by? Watch for deadlines! Postmarked or Received by?

7 College Visits What To Do & Expect What To Do & Expect Questions to Ask ** handout Questions to Ask ** handout

8 College Applications Sources- Online preferred, Colleges Sources- Online preferred, Colleges Common Application Common Application Types of Application Deadlines: Types of Application Deadlines: Regular Regular Rolling Rolling Priority and Financial Aid Priority and Financial Aid Early Decision Early Decision Early Action (REA) Early Action (REA)

9 Process in SME’s Counseling Center Transcripts Transcripts Transcript Release Form due Sept. 18 th Transcript Release Form due Sept. 18 th Waiving Your Rights Waiving Your Rights Transcript Card Transcript Card Electronic transmissions-free Electronic transmissions-free Mailed transcripts-the first 5 free then $2.00 each thereafter Mailed transcripts-the first 5 free then $2.00 each thereafter Envelopes and Postage – not needed Envelopes and Postage – not needed Deadlines – 1 month prior to earliest application deadline Deadlines – 1 month prior to earliest application deadline Counselor Recommendations Counselor Recommendations (not required for all schools) Forms available on Counseling Web Backpack or in Counseling Center Forms available on Counseling Web Backpack or in Counseling Center Common Application- Common Application-

10 College Application Continued Teacher Recommendations (not required for all schools) Teacher Recommendations (not required for all schools) Ask your teacher at an appropriate moment, in person, well in advance of your deadline Ask your teacher at an appropriate moment, in person, well in advance of your deadline Provide an envelope with postage Provide an envelope with postage Provide resume Provide resume Write a thank you note Write a thank you note S hawnee Mission East Secondary School Report (not required for all schools) S hawnee Mission East Secondary School Report (not required for all schools) Mid Year Reports (not required for all schools) Mid Year Reports (not required for all schools)

11 College Testing ACT & SAT Reasoning ACT & SAT Reasoning Subject Test Subject Test Writing Portions of ACT (optional) & SAT Writing Portions of ACT (optional) & SAT

12 College Representatives More than 200 at East for College Clinic Oct. 15 th More than 200 at East for College Clinic Oct. 15 th Individual Visits Individual Visits Sign up notebook is in the Counseling Center Sign up notebook is in the Counseling Center Posted on Counseling Web Backpack, will be tweeted out and daily announcements Posted on Counseling Web Backpack, will be tweeted out and daily announcements

13 Scholarship Searches College Websites College Websites Use the Internet - Watch out for scams! Use the Internet - Watch out for scams! Scholarship File in Counseling Center Scholarship File in Counseling Center Counseling Web Backpack Counseling Web Backpack Local scholarships Local scholarships

14 Financial Aid FAFSA- FAFSA- Online Online Student and parent request PIN #s in Dec. Student and parent request PIN #s in Dec. Submit Jan. 1 through approximately Feb. 20 Submit Jan. 1 through approximately Feb. 20 NOT – watch for scam sites NOT – watch for scam siteswww.fafsa.com Types of Aid: Types of Aid: Federal: Stafford, Perkins, Work Study, Pell Grants, Need-based Merit Scholarship Federal: Stafford, Perkins, Work Study, Pell Grants, Need-based Merit Scholarship Private Sources: Loans, Scholarships, Jobs Private Sources: Loans, Scholarships, Jobs CSS Profile-Private schools CSS Profile-Private schools Early Action (EA) or Early Decision (ED) Early Action (EA) or Early Decision (ED) Financial Aid Night: Financial Aid Night: November 12 th at SMNW - 7:00-8:30 p.m. November 12 th at SMNW - 7:00-8:30 p.m. College Goal Sunday – February 2014 College Goal Sunday – February 2014

15 Ethical and Personal Responsibilities Deposit to one college only Deposit to one college only Authentic applications, essays, and resumes Authentic applications, essays, and resumes Personal conduct and reporting to colleges Personal conduct and reporting to colleges Social media sites Social media sites Maintain high academic performance Maintain high academic performance

16 Notify College of Your Decision Notify SME of Your Final Decision Congratulations!


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