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5 Empowerment Students must become responsible for their own success, their own grades, rigorous class schedule, and progress with the support of parents and teachers. Students must become responsible for their own success, their own grades, rigorous class schedule, and progress with the support of parents and teachers. Organization-Try different organizational tools, expect to try and discard multiple personal organization devices. Organization-Try different organizational tools, expect to try and discard multiple personal organization devices. Students must become involved. Students must become involved.

6 Empowerment-Preparation Take the Most Rigorous courses available in your school and through your school. Take the Most Rigorous courses available in your school and through your school. AP Courses AP Courses Advanced Courses Advanced Courses Dual Credit Courses Dual Credit Courses

7 Empowerment-Preparation Create a Resume, update it 2 times a year. Create a Resume, update it 2 times a year. Consider the resume audience to be any individual writing a letter of recommendation. Consider the resume audience to be any individual writing a letter of recommendation. Include volunteer and extracurricular activities. Include volunteer and extracurricular activities. Include any leadership roles. Include any leadership roles.

8 Empowerment-Preparation Mock Interviews. Mock Interviews. Practice selling yourself. Practice selling yourself. Work with a guidance counselor, teacher, youth group leader. Work with a guidance counselor, teacher, youth group leader. Research college interview questions. Research college interview questions. Research colleges. College Board has a terrific College Search Research colleges. College Board has a terrific College Search Utilize the ILP. Utilize the ILP.

9 Involvement-Extracurricular Become involved in a sport, drama, a club, a musical instrument, and/or a community of faith based organization.

10 Involvement-Community Service Volunteer-Develop a sustained relationship with some non-profit organization based upon the students interest. Volunteer-Develop a sustained relationship with some non-profit organization based upon the students interest. Non-Profit participation allows you to practice leadership skills. Non-Profit participation allows you to practice leadership skills. You have the opportunity to give back to your community. Colleges expect this. You have the opportunity to give back to your community. Colleges expect this.

11 Involvement-Internships Look for internships or opportunities to develop a mentor-mentee relationship with professionals in your field(s) of interest. Look for internships or opportunities to develop a mentor-mentee relationship with professionals in your field(s) of interest. Business and Technical professionals are interested in working with Gifted Students. Most are complimented by becoming mentors. Business and Technical professionals are interested in working with Gifted Students. Most are complimented by becoming mentors. Many colleges encourage professors to mentor potential students. Many colleges encourage professors to mentor potential students. Many colleges actively recruit students to join research teams. Many colleges actively recruit students to join research teams.

12 Involvement-Summer Be active. Be active. Participant in summer community programs. Learning a new sport (golf, tennis), learning a new skill (photography, etc.), writing workshops. Participant in summer community programs. Learning a new sport (golf, tennis), learning a new skill (photography, etc.), writing workshops. Participate in WKU Gifted Studies programs, NKU gifted summer programs, UK engineering summer programs. Participate in WKU Gifted Studies programs, NKU gifted summer programs, UK engineering summer programs. Summer camps, CIT programs. Summer camps, CIT programs. Reading Clubs. Reading Clubs.

13 Involvement-Summer Sophomores-Juniors can apply to the Kentucky Governor ’ s School for the Arts. Sophomores-Juniors can apply to the Kentucky Governor ’ s School for the Arts. Juniors can apply for the Governors Scholars Program. Juniors can apply for the Governors Scholars Program. 9 th, 10 th, 11 th can apply for Governor ’ s School for Entrepreneurs. 9 th, 10 th, 11 th can apply for Governor ’ s School for Entrepreneurs. Juniors can apply for the Murray University Commonwealth Honors Academy a 3 week residential program. Juniors can apply for the Murray University Commonwealth Honors Academy a 3 week residential program. Work. Volunteer. Work. Volunteer.

14 GSP, GSA, GSE GSP-Juniors, Application available now, Need test score, PSAT, ACT (Oct.), SAT (Oct. or Nov.) 5 weeks, Bellarmine, Murrary, Morehead GSP-Juniors, Application available now, Need test score, PSAT, ACT (Oct.), SAT (Oct. or Nov.) 5 weeks, Bellarmine, Murrary, Morehead GSA-Sophomores or Juniors. Apps go live early Oct. Due 13/31, 3 weeks, Centre GSA-Sophomores or Juniors. Apps go live early Oct. Due 13/31, 3 weeks, Centre GSE-freshmen, sophomores, juniors. Apps available Dec., make own video, app, recommendations. 3 weeks. GSE-freshmen, sophomores, juniors. Apps available Dec., make own video, app, recommendations. 3 weeks.

15 Involvement-Be Original Be creative, develop solutions to community problems. Become involved in community organizations, city-county government. Be creative, develop solutions to community problems. Become involved in community organizations, city-county government. National school based organizations FFA and/or FBLA offer great scholarship possibilities. National school based organizations FFA and/or FBLA offer great scholarship possibilities. Kids Guide to Service Projects by Barbara Lewis Kids Guide to Service Projects by Barbara Lewis Original research, original major projects make a major difference in acceptance into the most selective schools. Original research, original major projects make a major difference in acceptance into the most selective schools.

16 Curriculum-Scheduling Work with your school counselor taking the most challenging, rigorous curriculum that your school offers. Work with your school counselor taking the most challenging, rigorous curriculum that your school offers. Carefully craft a four year high school course schedule. Carefully craft a four year high school course schedule. Encourage AP courses. Encourage AP courses. Dual Credit-Be careful Dual Credit-Be careful College Courses College Courses

17 Boyle County High School AP- How many is considered to be rigorous? 18 AP Courses available 18 AP Courses available Dual Credit courses offered from 5 different colleges and universities Dual Credit courses offered from 5 different colleges and universities

18 Testing-Freshmen Freshman should take the Preliminary Scholastic Attitude Test in October. The PSAT is shorter and cheaper than other college type tests. When taken as a freshmen it is practice. When taken as a junior it is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Scholarships. Freshman should take the Preliminary Scholastic Attitude Test in October. The PSAT is shorter and cheaper than other college type tests. When taken as a freshmen it is practice. When taken as a junior it is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Scholarships. Wait to take ACT and SAT tests, unless you Wait to take ACT and SAT tests, unless you missed taking the PSAT. missed taking the PSAT. PSAT/NMSQT ®

19 Testing-Sophomores Kentucky sophomores take the PLAN test in September, accurate predictor of ACT scores. Kentucky sophomores take the PLAN test in September, accurate predictor of ACT scores. Take the PSAT in October as practice. Take the PSAT in October as practice. If you cannot wait, consider taking the ACT and/or SAT in May or June, do not send scores to schools, colleges do not consider these scores for admission. If you cannot wait, consider taking the ACT and/or SAT in May or June, do not send scores to schools, colleges do not consider these scores for admission. www.number2.com free test prep site. www.number2.com free test prep site. www.number2.com

20 Testing Juniors Prepare for and take the PSAT test in October. Prepare for and take the PSAT test in October. Prepare for and take the ACT in March, required of all KY juniors. Prepare for and take the ACT in March, required of all KY juniors. Take the ACT and/or SAT in April or June. Avoid May-concentrate on AP tests in May. Take the ACT and/or SAT in April or June. Avoid May-concentrate on AP tests in May. Take 2-3 SAT Subject tests in June, based upon which AP tests student is prepared for in May. The most selective colleges require 2-3 SAT Subject Tests. Take 2-3 SAT Subject tests in June, based upon which AP tests student is prepared for in May. The most selective colleges require 2-3 SAT Subject Tests. A 30 ACT opens most doors, a 32 opens major scholarships. A 30 ACT opens most doors, a 32 opens major scholarships.

21 Testing-Seniors Review ACT and/or SAT with a school counselor. Review ACT and/or SAT with a school counselor. Design a plan to prepare to retake ACT and/or SAT. Design a plan to prepare to retake ACT and/or SAT. All colleges accept either the ACT or SAT. All colleges accept either the ACT or SAT. Most selective and highly selective schools require a score from either the ACT or SAT essay. Most selective and highly selective schools require a score from either the ACT or SAT essay. Three times is the max anyone should take a test. Three times is the max anyone should take a test. Take any needed SAT Subject tests. Take any needed SAT Subject tests. Colleges require scores to be sent from the testing agency. Colleges require scores to be sent from the testing agency.

22 Boyle County High School Helpful Links ACT Student Site College Board KHEAA Fast Web GoHigher Kentucky Selective Service System FAFSA Kentucky Department of Education Occupational Outlook Handbook ACT Student Site College Board KHEAA Fast Web GoHigher Kentucky Selective Service System FAFSA Kentucky Department of Education Occupational Outlook Handbook ACT Student Site College Board KHEAA Fast Web GoHigher Kentucky Selective Service System FAFSA Kentucky Department of Education Occupational Outlook Handbook ACT Student Site College Board KHEAA Fast Web GoHigher Kentucky Selective Service System FAFSA Kentucky Department of Education Occupational Outlook Handbook Contact Us Contact Us Amy. Rhinehart@boyle.kyschools.us Dana.Stigall@boyle.kyschools.us Amy. Rhinehart@boyle.kyschools.us Dana.Stigall@boyle.kyschools.us

23 College Visits-Freshmen and Sophomores College Drive Bys College Drive Bys Drive by campus Drive by campus Walk into the Student Center Walk into the Student Center Eat at a restaurant near campus Eat at a restaurant near campus Take few pictures as a memory jogger Take few pictures as a memory jogger Formal visits to with the Admissions Office is not necessary Formal visits to with the Admissions Office is not necessary

24 College Visits-Juniors Make appointment with Admissions Staff-meet the individual responsible for your geographical area. Make appointment with Admissions Staff-meet the individual responsible for your geographical area. Research College. Come prepared with questions, if considering a specific major asked about the course of study. Research College. Come prepared with questions, if considering a specific major asked about the course of study. Avoid organized tour days. Avoid organized tour days. Sit in on a class. Sit in on a class. Take a copy of your resume and/or transcript. Take a copy of your resume and/or transcript. Try to visit during the school term. Try to visit during the school term. Follow up visit with a thank you note to admissions. Follow up visit with a thank you note to admissions.

25 College Visits-Seniors Make an appointment with the Admissions Office Make an appointment with the Admissions Office Consider an overnight stay to 2-3 college. Consider an overnight stay to 2-3 college. Trim the college application list to 6-8 schools. Trim the college application list to 6-8 schools. Try to visit the 6-8 schools on the list. Try to visit the 6-8 schools on the list.

26 College Fairs Attend. Regional College Fairs are held in Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, and Nashville during October. Attend. Regional College Fairs are held in Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, and Nashville during October. Go Prepared. Go Prepared. Attend during the freshman, sophomore and junior years. Attend during the freshman, sophomore and junior years.

27 Applying for College Most colleges accept the Common Application. It is available on-line August 1. Some school supplements will go on-line at a later date. Most colleges accept the Common Application. It is available on-line August 1. Some school supplements will go on-line at a later date. Begin working on the Common Application as soon as it is available, August 1. Begin working on the Common Application as soon as it is available, August 1. Between the Common App essays and the supplement essays, seniors will write more essays during their senior year than they will write in any HS class. Between the Common App essays and the supplement essays, seniors will write more essays during their senior year than they will write in any HS class.

28 Applying for College UL, Western, Murray, Eastern, Northern Kentucky are not part of the Common Application. UL, Western, Murray, Eastern, Northern Kentucky are not part of the Common Application. Each public university and community colleges in Kentucky have their own application. Each public university and community colleges in Kentucky have their own application. UK, Centre and Transylvania are the only KY Common Application members. UK, Centre and Transylvania are the only KY Common Application members. Campbellsville, KY Wesleyan, Brescia, Williamsburg, Berea, Asbury, Bellarmine, Union, Lindsey Wilson, Pikeville, Georgetown and more have their own applications Campbellsville, KY Wesleyan, Brescia, Williamsburg, Berea, Asbury, Bellarmine, Union, Lindsey Wilson, Pikeville, Georgetown and more have their own applications

29 State University ACT Requirements 50% between University of Kentucky23-28 University of Kentucky23-28 University of Louisville22-28 University of Louisville22-28 Murray State University 21-25 Murray State University 21-25 Morehead State University 19-25 Morehead State University 19-25 Northern KY University19-25 Northern KY University19-25 Eastern State University 19-24 Eastern State University 19-24 Western State University 18-25 Western State University 18-25

30 Kentucky Private College and University ACT Requirements Centre College 26-30 Centre College 26-30 Transylvania University 24-30 Transylvania University 24-30

31 Selective College and Universities Harvard 32-35 Harvard 32-35 Yale 32-35 Yale 32-35 Princeton 31-35 Princeton 31-35 Stanford 31-34 Stanford 31-34 Vanderbilt 31-34 Vanderbilt 31-34 Duke 30-34 Duke 30-34 University of Pennsylvania 30-34 University of Pennsylvania 30-34

32 Minimum ACT-Compass Scores If your ACT scores are below 19 in Math, If your ACT scores are below 19 in Math, 18 in English, or 18 in English, or below 20 in Reading, below 20 in Reading, you ’ ll need to take the COMPASS test. you ’ ll need to take the COMPASS test. Compass test is part of ACT Family of tests-Go to www.act.org/compass for test practice Compass test is part of ACT Family of tests-Go to www.act.org/compass for test practicewww.act.org/compass KY seniors without a qualifying ACT will have the opportunity to take the COMPASS KY seniors without a qualifying ACT will have the opportunity to take the COMPASS

33 Application Requirements Example: Brown University- Providence, Rhode Island 11/01-Early Decision Date 01/01-Regular Decision Date $75 –Application Fee Supplement-Additional information and essay SAT w/Writing and 2 SAT Subject Tests or ACT w/Writing- tests Teacher recommendations-Two teacher recs School report-Counselor completes, rec, transcript

34 Applying for College Apply to 6-8 colleges, more than that, students are delaying decisions. Apply to 6-8 colleges, more than that, students are delaying decisions. 2 reach schools, 2 realistic, 2 safety 2 reach schools, 2 realistic, 2 safety Make every application count. Make every application count. The Perfect School does not exist. The Perfect School does not exist.

35 Applying for College- Recommendations The Common Application requires one school counselor recommendation and two teacher recommendations. The Common Application requires one school counselor recommendation and two teacher recommendations. Ask recommenders early. Give a minimum of two weeks. Ask recommenders early. Give a minimum of two weeks. Provide recommenders a resume. Provide recommenders a resume. Remind recommender of due dates. Remind recommender of due dates. For non-Common Application schools, recommenders will need addressed, stamped envelopes if application is a hard copy. For non-Common Application schools, recommenders will need addressed, stamped envelopes if application is a hard copy.

36 Applying for College-Due Dates Due Dates-Watch Due Dates, design a format to organize required paperwork and due dates. Due Dates-Watch Due Dates, design a format to organize required paperwork and due dates. Most colleges-January 1 Most colleges-January 1 Early Action-Early Decision-November 1 Research and know the difference Early Action-Early Decision-November 1 Research and know the difference Most schools notify students of acceptance on April 1, April Fool ’ s Day! Most schools notify students of acceptance on April 1, April Fool ’ s Day! Rolling admission-Notified usually within 2 weeks of application Rolling admission-Notified usually within 2 weeks of application Must accept by May 1. Must accept by May 1.

37 Scholarships Most scholarships are awarded by the colleges, >10% come from private sources. Most scholarships are awarded by the colleges, >10% come from private sources. Register with fastweb.com This is free! Register with fastweb.com This is free! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship- search This is free! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship- search This is free! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship- search https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship- search Make a game out of scholarship applications, but be organized, diligent, and intentional. Make a game out of scholarship applications, but be organized, diligent, and intentional. Kentucky and county Farm Bureaus and Rural Area Electric Cooperatives offer scholarships. Kentucky and county Farm Bureaus and Rural Area Electric Cooperatives offer scholarships.

38 Financial Aid Packages Parents are welcome to ask the College ’ s Financial Office to reevaluate their student ’ s financial aid package. No money is ever removed from the package, most time the school adds $500-1500 a year to the package. Parents are welcome to ask the College ’ s Financial Office to reevaluate their student ’ s financial aid package. No money is ever removed from the package, most time the school adds $500-1500 a year to the package. Parents should always let the Financial Aid Office know if there are extenuating situations within the family that warrants substantial additional financial aid. Parents should always let the Financial Aid Office know if there are extenuating situations within the family that warrants substantial additional financial aid. Parents need to complete the FAFSA beginning 1\1. Parents need to complete the FAFSA beginning 1\1.

39 Beyond High School Honors Programs Honors Programs External Scholarships-Gates, Fulbright, Rhodes,Truman, Roosevelt, etc. External Scholarships-Gates, Fulbright, Rhodes,Truman, Roosevelt, etc. Semesters Abroad Semesters Abroad Internships Internships Explore all options Explore all options

40 Student Support October 2 3:30-4:30 PM October 2 3:30-4:30 PM GSP parent-student information session GSP parent-student information session October 15 All day support for Juniors October 15 All day support for Juniors October 28-29 All day support for Senior College Applications October 28-29 All day support for Senior College Applications November 5 Visit Junior classes November 5 Visit Junior classes March 25 12:00-5:00 PM Support for Juniors March 25 12:00-5:00 PM Support for Juniors

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42 Contact Information Peggy Workman 321 Lakeshore Drive Lexington, KY 40502 859-269-2443Pegrw@aol.com


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