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College Planning Night January 18, 2011 College Planning Night January 18, 2011 WELCOME PARENTS AND STUDENTS! Presented by: The Lower Moreland High School.

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1 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

2 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)

3 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

4 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)

5 III. Parent Assessment (p ) 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.

6 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

7 V. Research (p ) V. Research (p ) 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 ) Useful websites for research (p.41-43) College Admissions Data Sheets-(p ) College Representatives (p. 48) Campus Visits (p. 49 & 50) Weekly Guidance Bulletin/Scholarship page Financial Aid (p ) College Fairs (p. 51) College Visitation Day Permit (p. 66)

8 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 ”

9 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 LMHS in fall

10 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: Continue community service or employment Explore internship opportunities Explore Summer Programs / College CoursesSummer Programs

11 VII. Questions? We appreciate your attention and attendance this evening & we look forward to working with you! Final thought Counselor links on HS website (Click on Staff, listed alphabetically); links in Naviancewww.lmtsd.org/lmhs Guidance phone: (215) Don ’ t forget to schedule your Individual Junior Planning Conference (Invitation will be mailed soon).


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