Presentation on theme: "College Planning Night January 18, 2011 College Planning Night January 18, 2011 WELCOME PARENTS AND STUDENTS! Presented by: The Lower Moreland High School."— Presentation transcript:
College Planning Night January 18, 2011 College Planning Night January 18, 2011 WELCOME PARENTS AND STUDENTS! Presented by: The Lower Moreland High School Guidance Department
College Planning: Four-part process Part 1: “ Making College Affordable! ” Part 2: General College Information (tonight) Part 3: “ Meet the College Rep Night ” (March 31) Part 4: Individual Planning Conference (Spring)
Tonight’s Program: I. Welcome-Richard Marta, Guidance Chair II. Student Self-Assessment III. Parent Assessment IV. College Assessment V. College Research/Naviance VI. Colleges of Interest VII. Questions Begin College Road Trip
II. Student Self Assessment (p.1-10) What ’ s important to you when considering a school? “ College Questionnaire for Students ” (p.3-5) Please complete and discuss as a family prior to your Junior Conference. “ Student Brag Sheet ” (p.6 & 7)- Submit with first transcript request. Guidelines for athletes (p.8) Guidelines for applying to Service Academies (p.9) Guidelines for students with learning differences (p.10)
III. Parent Assessment (p. 11-13) Review “ Pointers for Parents ” (p.11) Optional “ Parent Brag Sheet ” (p.12&13) (Given at Junior Conference and returned to Counselor in fall with first Transcript Request). Remember: The best college for your child is where they fit academically and socially. Try to be realistic and supportive.
IV. College Assessment (p.14-35) Academic record/ H.S. transcript (p.15) H.S. Standing/ Class Rank (p.16) Standardized Tests/ SAT Reasoning or ACT & SAT Subject Tests (p.17-26) Recommendations (p.27 & 28) Extracurricular activities/Community service(p.30-32) Ability to communicate/Personal statement (p.29) Facebook and college admissions Number of applicants Geography and residence Special considerations
V. Research (p. 36-54) V. Research (p. 36-54) LMHS Guidance Department website: (www.lmtsd.org/lmhs) Follow path: Departments, Guidance.www.lmtsd.org/lmhs Naviance Family Connection (p. 36) College Resource Reference Guides-(p. 39-40) Useful websites for research (p.41-43) College Admissions Data Sheets-(p. 44-47) College Representatives (p. 48) Campus Visits (p. 49 & 50) Weekly Guidance Bulletin/Scholarship page Financial Aid (p. 55-61) College Fairs (p. 51) College Visitation Day Permit (p. 66)
Naviance Family Connection Naviance Family Connection (p. 36) Naviance Family Connection Parent access to program given at Individual Junior Planning Conference Students have access now-please update the following before your Individual Junior Conference: “ About Me ” section: update Extracurricular Activity Sheet, complete Game Plan, & add Favorite Colleges which will appear under “ College ” tab: “ Colleges I ’ m Thinking About ” Example of how to use Naviance in the College Planning process Example of how to use Naviance in the College Planning process Using LMHS alumni data- “ Scattergrams ”
VI. Colleges of Interest Develop a preliminary list of schools to research and enter them in Naviance before your Junior Conference. Use Naviance Scattergrams to assist in identifying safety, realistic and reach schools Use “ Links for College Research and Testing ” on Guidance Website Links for College Research and Testing Take a virtual tour ( “ Links ” page: Campus Tours link). Visit schools/attend Open House programs Attend College Rep meetings @ LMHS in fall
What else should I be doing? Stay involved with clubs/activities in/out of school. Strive for leadership positions. Keep your Extracurricular Activity record updated on Naviance. Continue to challenge yourself academically next semester and senior year. Official GPA/Rank calculated over summer. Review the Weekly Guidance Bulletin/Scholarships page of the Guidance Web Site on a regular basis **Scholarships can be based on: merit, financial need, leadership, community service, ethnicity, athletic ability, specific majors or careers or specific talents. Look for Merit Scholarships on: www.meritaid.comwww.meritaid.com Continue community service or employment Explore internship opportunities Explore Summer Programs / College CoursesSummer Programs
VII. Questions? We appreciate your attention and attendance this evening & we look forward to working with you! Final thought Counselor email links on HS website www.lmtsd.org/lmhs (Click on Staff, listed alphabetically); email links in Naviancewww.lmtsd.org/lmhs Guidance phone: (215) 938-0114. Don ’ t forget to schedule your Individual Junior Planning Conference (Invitation will be mailed soon).