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1Souhegan High School College Presentation For Junior Students and Parents
2Outline For Evening Presentation Junior Time LineThe College SearchAdmission RequirementsSAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACTApplication ProcessFinancial Aid and Scholarship InfoNavianceCourse SelectionQuestions ( and hopefully answers)
3Junior Time Line GET ORGANIZED!! Perfect time to begin this process Continue Post-Secondary Plan in AdvisoryReview PSAT resultsMeet with your counselorReview senior year course selectionOn-line searchesRegister for SAT/ACTResearch collegesVisit college campusesConsider summer opportunities
4Junior Time Line Complete interest and career inventories Attend open houses and college fairsReview Common-ApplicationBegin to develop resumeBegin to develop ideas for college essay
5College Searches Consider and Prioritize: Location Size Majors/Academic ProgramsClubs/Sports/ActivitiesCostAdmission RequirementsRoom and Board OptionsPart-time/Full-time2 Year/4 Year
6Where To Start Meet with your counselor Gather information - Internet web-sites- Naviance-- specific college web-sites and catalogsVisit Colleges- Scheduled information sessions and toursMeet with college reps - talk with college students
7Developing a College List Explore list of schools of varied level of competitiveness.Research 2 or more probable schools including a financial safety.Research 2 OR MORE target schools.Research 2 or more reach schools.Know your schools! Use GPA ranges and SAT scores to help determine acceptance probabilities.Financial Safety Schools
8Admission Factors Courses taken – Rigor! Grades received and GPA Standardized test scoresPersonal statements and essaysRecommendationsExtracurricular activitiesExtended Learning OpportunitiesInterviews (if required)Additional factors
9College Requirements for Admission High School Grad Requirements vs. College Admission RequirementsMinimum requirementsSpecific requirements for certain majorsex: Nursing - chemistry requiredEngineering - math/scienceArt - Portfolio submissionSpecific requirements for individual collegesex: California University system - 1 full art creditBentley College - Pre-Calc. required
10Example College Requirements University of New HampshireEnglish – 4 yearsMathematics – 3 years95% of enrolling students have 4 yrs.Social Sciences – 3 years75% have 4 yrs.Science – 3 years87% have 4 yrs.Foreign Language – 2 years (3 yrs. preferred)62% have 4 yrs.
11College Statistics Harvard UNH 35,023 applicants 6% admitted Mid SAT CRMathWRGPA range –Cost $65,150Most Selective17,234 applicants78% admittedMid SAT CR 540Math 560WR 540GPA range –Cost $26,552SelectiveSome majors more selective
12Application Deadlines Early Decision – binding agreementCan only apply to one college early decision.Early Action – non binding agreementNo limits on number of colleges.Restrictive Early Action – non binding agreementCan only apply to one college early action.Priority Applications, VIP, or other name -Early deadlines with specific application to thatcollege, usually shorter in length.
13Application Deadlines Regular Admissions – Specific deadline date for all applications. All applications are evaluated after this date.Rolling Admissions – Applications are reviewed as they receive them and decisions are made.
14Standardized TestingColleges may require standardized testing: SAT, SAT Subject Tests, or ACTThe value of scores vary from college to college.Some colleges are test optionalColleges require official score reports sent directly from testing organizations. Souhegan does not send official scores.Students are encouraged to take exams at least twice.Fee waivers are available for those who qualify.
15SAT Tests SAT Test Mathematics Critical Reading Writing SAT Subject TestsRecommended or Required by Some CollegesScores will range from 200 – 800 on each section- Score Choice OptionStudents can choose the SAT scores by test date.Colleges still continue to set their own practices.
16ACT Standardized Tests Four sections (plus writing):English – 45 minutesMathematics – 60 minutesReading – 35 minutesScience – 35 minutesRecommended Writing Test – 30 minutesScores 1-36ACT can often be taken in place of SAT subject tests.
17Registering for SAT/ACT Spring Exam Dates Registration DeadlineSAT - May April 4June 7 (Souhegan) May 9ACT – April March 7June May 9Exam dates and deadlines on web-sitesTo register -SAT ACT -Plan out test dates to accommodate admission requirementsPhoto upload required for registrationStudents may choose to participate in test prep priorSouhegan CEEB code
18College Essay Download applications and review college essay topics. Download Common Application and review college essay choices.Colleges may have access to SAT/ACT essay.Resources - Jeanne Sturgis, Writing Center
19Common Application www.commonapp.org One application utilized by hundreds of collegesList of colleges found on websiteImportant to familiarize yourself with the website – forms, etc. Cannot begin account until late summer.Be mindful that almost every school has a supplement to the common application that has specific questions for their school and must be submitted with the common application.Common App. workshops in fall
20Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Need-based Aid vs. Merit-based AidGPA and SAT/ACT scores often basis for scholarshipsFAFSA – required by all - No fee requiredCSS Profile – required by some - fee requiredDEADLINES, DEADLINES, DEADLINES!!!Scholarship SearchesFinancial Aid Night – December 2014 Date TBDFamiliarize yourselves with college costs and financial aid proceduresUtilize NHHEAF
21Teacher Recommendations Generally two teacher recommendations and counselor recommendation are required.Junior or senior teachers preferred.Students must submit teacher recommendation request form and supporting documents to teachers.Follow procedure and please be respectful of timelines. Recommend at least 1 monthlead time.
22Souhegan Application Procedure Attend Senior College Information Night in September - ImportantProcedures will be outlined at Information NightMeet with your counselor
23Naviance Family Connection Career/college web-based program.Juniors have worked with Naviance in 10th grade and again in junior advisories.Students have individual accounts.Parents have individual accounts.Parent workshops - SpringNaviance will be utilized during college application process. Transcripts and recommendations are forwarded electronically to colleges (if appropriate).
24Helpful Hints… Stay Organized Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines Use a chart to help organizeKnow the college requirements-do your homework!Read instructionsCommunicate with your counselorCommunicate with college repsVisit college campusesTake advantage of college rep visits to Souhegan in Fall.
25Course Selection Students will receive materials in Feb. Stress the importance of rigorImportant to consider post-secondary plans and requirements8 periodsAdditional period allows for –course options, ELOs, free period
26Student ServicesThe Student Service Department is available for questions and to assist you during the post-secondary planning process.Please feel free to call or your guidance counselor directly.Visit the Souhegan web-site for updated information.
27Student Services Anne Burke - 5315 Karen Chininis - 5313 Tim CotreauBrian IrwinDina KarlonMaren Petropulos, RegistrarSue Nichols, Secretary – 5308Follow us on Twitter!!SHS