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1 COLLEGE PLANNING FOR JUNIORS EAGLECREST HIGH SCHOOL

2 COLLEGE PLANNING FOR JUNIORS WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW… WHAT CAN BE DONE LATER… WHAT CAN BE DONE YOUR SENIOR YEAR…

3 WHAT CAN BE DONE NOW… SO MUCH OF WHAT WAS ONCE SAVED FOR SENIOR YEAR IS BETTER COMPLETED (OR AT LEAST) STARTED YOUR JUNIOR YEAR.

4 REVIEW YOUR ACADEMIC STATUS WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT GPA? ARE YOU ON TRACK TO GRADUATE? DO YOU KNOW WHAT CREDITS ARE NEEDED TO GRADUATE?

5 EXAMINE YOUR COLLEGE OPTIONS TYPES OF DEGREES BACHELOR’S DEGREE FOUR YEAR COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE COMMUNITY COLLEGES GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES TRANSFER TO A 4 YEAR SCHOOL TECHNICAL /CAREER COLLEGES Specific program degrees (Make sure credits will transfer if you choose to switch programs)

6 FIND THE RIGHT FIT! MAJOR SIZE OF SCHOOL LOCATION CHANCES OF BEING ACCEPTED COST & POTENTIAL DEBT PERSONALITY OF THE SCHOOL GOAL: HAVE A LIST OF COLLEGES READY BY AUGUST!

7 THE COLLEGE SEARCH

8 THE COLLEGE SEARCH- (NAVIANCE)

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11 SAVE YOUR SEARCHES

12 Additional Resources to Consider When Researching Colleges and Universities

13 COLLEGEDATA.COM

14 COLLEGE NAVIGATOR

15 REGISTER FOR THE ACT ACT TESTING IS HELD AT EAGLECREST HIGH SCHOOL TESTING DATES (SATURDAYS) FEBRUARY 7, 2015(REGISTER BY JANUARY 9 TH ) APRIL 18, 2015(REGISTER BY MARCH 13 TH ) JUNE 13, 2015(REGISTER BY MAY 8 TH ) ACT COST: $38.00 OR $54.50 (FOR PLUS WRITING) GO TO ACTSTUDENT.ORG TO REGISTER FOR THE ACT

16 REGISTER FOR THE SAT SUBJECT TESTS SAT TESTING IS HELD AT GRANDVIEW HIGH SCHOOL TESTING DATES (SATURDAYS) MAY 2, 2015 (REGISTER BY APRIL 2 ND ) JUNE 2, 2015(REGISTER BY MAY 8 TH ) SAT SUBJECT TEST COST: $ 26 PLUS $16 PER TEST GO TO SAT.COLLEGEBOARD.ORG TO REGISTER

17 PREPARE FOR THE ACT

18 PREPARE FOR THE ACT (METHOD TEST PREP)

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20 ADDITIONAL OPTIONS (KAPLAN TEST PREP)

21 EXPAND YOUR INVOLVEMENT

22 WHAT CAN BE DONE LATER… SECOND SEMESTER OF YOUR JUNIOR IS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TIME IN THE COLLEGE PREPARATION PROCESS!

23 COLLEGE VISITS VISIT THE CAMPUS ATTEND A CLASS TAKE PART IN A CAMPUS PREVIEW DAY TALK WITH STUDENTS, PROFESSORS, ETC. WHAT DOES THE CAMPUS FEEL LIKE? MAKE A PROS AND CONS LIST

24 QUESTIONS FOR ADMISSIONS OFFICERS SPECIFIC ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS? HOW MANY LECTURE CLASSES DO FRESHMAN TAKE? SIZE OF CLASSES? IS WORK STUDY AVAILABLE? HOW EASY IS IT TO CHANGE MAJORS? DO YOU HAVE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS? ASK ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS

25 ATTEND A COLLEGE FAIR SPRING 2015 OUT-OF-STATE COLLEGE FAIR MARCH 15 UNIVERSITY OF DENVER FALL 2015 COLLEGES THAT CHANGE LIVES FAIR EARLY DENVER CONVENTION CENTER IN-STATE COLLEGE FAIR EARLY CCSD LOCATION OUT-OF-STATE COLLEGE FAIR & WORKSHOPS VISTA HIGH SCHOOL

26 REGISTER FOR COLLEGE FAIRS REGISTER FOR COLLEGE FAIRS AHEAD OF TIME AT- GOTOCOLLEGEFAIR.COM MAKE A LIST OF “MUST-SEE” COLLEGES VISIT AT LEAST 3 COLLEGES YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF BEFORE. HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS READY!

27 REGISTERING FOR COLLEGE FAIRS

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29 ATTEND YOUR JUNIOR CONFERENCE Junior Conferences are an incredibly important support as you head into your senior year! Please plan to attend.

30 ATTEND WEDNESDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS Wednesday Morning Workshops are a great way to stay ahead of the game!

31 TAKE THE ACT IN FEBRUARY (BEFORE YOU TAKE THE STATE ACT IN APRIL !)

32 FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS APRIL 2012, STUDENT LOAN DEBT SURPASSED CREDIT DEBT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR HISTORY. ‘PAYING FOR COLLEGE’ IS OFTEN THE LAST TOPIC DISCUSSED BY FAMILIES WHEN INVESTIGATING COLLEGES. STUDENT LOAN DEBT SHOULD BE WEIGHTED WITH THE SAME IMPORTANCE AS OTHER ‘FIT’ FACTORS WHEN SELECTING A COLLEGE.

33 EXAMINE NET PRICE CALCULATORS AS OF NOVEMBER 2011, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WERE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A NET PRICE CALCULATOR ON THEIR WEBSITES. NET PRICE CALCULATORS WERE MANDATED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE FAMILIES WITH A ‘GOOD FAITH’ ESTIMATE OF WHAT THE ‘COA’ WOULD BE FOR STUDENTS. NET PRICE CALCULATORS NOW ALLOW FAMILIES TO ‘SHOP’ FOR A FINANCIAL FIT.

34 NET PRICE CALCULATORS

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37 WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE YOUR SENIOR YEAR? THERE IS A MYTH THAT YOUR SENIOR YEAR DOESN’T REALLY MATTER BECAUSE COLLEGES WON’T SEE YOUR SENIOR GRADES. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH! PLEASE TAKE YOUR SENIOR YEAR SERIOUSLY!

38 ATTEND YOUR SENIOR CONFERENCE

39 MEET WITH COLLEGES AT EAGLECREST

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41 WORK ON YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY(S)

42 COMPLETE COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

43 College Application Options Rolling admissions Regular decision Early action Early decision

44 SEARCH FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

45 11 th Grade Recap Investigate college options Take February ACT (register by January 9 th ) Take SAT Subject Tests (if necessary- May & June) Visit college campuses Attend Wednesday Morning Workshops Expand your involvement at EHS Attend your Junior Conference Examine Net Price Calculators

46 12 th Grade Recap Attend your Senior Conference Work on your college essay Complete your college application File the FAFSA for financial aid Search for scholarships Stay involved at EHS Pause from time to time! Graduation is just around the corner…

47 College Representatives Community College of Aurora University of Northern Colorado University of Colorado, Boulder University of Denver

48 Community College of Aurora

49 University of Northern Colorado

50 University of Colorado, Boulder

51 University of Denver


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