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1 College Counselor Room 195-E FHS Website: Ms. Christine Stamberg

2  March 26 th- Long Island University, Brookville  March 27 th St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn  April 2 nd CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn  April 11 th SUNY Old Westbury, Old Westbury  Career Extravaganza - Come and speak with professionals and learn about different careers on Saturday, March 29th. Register at Flushinghighschool.org at College and Career Pathways page  Princeton Review SAT Prep – Flushing HS is offering an after school SAT prep class at a cost of $399. Please see Ms. Stamberg for enrollment information.

3 1. Write down the name of your dream college. 2. Write down the name of a college you think you can be accepted to. 3. Write down the name of the college you know you can be accepted to.

4 What is the SAT and ACT?  The SAT tests student’s basic knowledge in reading, writing, and math.  The ACT test is a national college admissions exam that consists of English, mathematics, reading and science subject areas.  BOTH are universally accepted for college admission. Why take the SAT or ACT?  Most four year colleges require an admissions test like the SAT.  Used with GPAs and high school transcripts, SAT scores allow colleges to fairly compare applicants.  The ACT helps in making yourself visible to colleges and scholarship agencies  The ACT test does not penalize wrong answers and Writing section is optional.

5 Register for the SAT DATES Register by$51 May 3 April 4, 2014 June 7 May 9, 2014 Register for the ACT DATES Register by$52.50 April 12 March 7, 2014 June 14 May 9, 2014 FEE WAIVERS are AVAILABLE! SAT and ACT waiver covers the registration fees You must receive free or reduced priced lunch

6  Join Clubs & Teams  Volunteer in and outside of school  Be ACTIVE! Resume & Extracurricular Activities

7 CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING…  Type of college  Size  Location  Majors  Cost and financial aid  Campus life  Admissions criteria  Retention and graduation rates

8 Visit individual school’s website Visit College Open Houses Attend College Fairs Search & Apply for Scholarships

9 FHS College Fair on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00pm in the Students’ Gymnasium, Flushing, NY.  National College Fair  Sunday, April 6, 2014  11:00am - 4:00pm  Jacob Javits Convention Center of New York  Register today at

10 Create a professional account, such as: The Virtual World is transparent! What you think is private might not be so!

11  Tour colleges—in person and virtually through  Write your college essay(s). Verify your colleges need them.  Create a resume that includes all of your jobs and extracurricular activities.  Ask your teachers, coaches or employers for letters of recommendation.  Enjoy your summer internship, youth employment, or volunteer work.  Save Money- Your senior year will be your most expensive year. (senior dues, SAT’s, college application fees, prom, senior trip, yearbook, senior ring, college application fees, postage, etc.).

12  Five Youth Leaders staff the College and Career Office daily. They are trained to help you register for the SAT and ACT, can distribute fee waivers, assist you navigate career planning websites, discuss financial aid and can help by sharing their own college planning stories.  Afia Adigyaa, Samuel Chan, Yuan (Julie) Jin, Angela Omongos and Andres Ramirez

13 What are 3 things you need to know about College as a Junior? 1. _________________________ 2. _________________________ 3. _________________________

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