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1 Central bucks high school EAST College PlanningCentral bucks high school EASTClass of 2014Walt Sandstrom(A-K)Melanie jones(l-Z)Part one
2 OVERVIEW CB East Guidance Website Junior Year Timeline Standardized Test options (SAT, ACT, AP)Admissions FactorsNaviance - Career & College Search ProcessCounselor letter of recommendationProgram Planning Process
3 CB East Guidance Website Guidance HomepageWe will post PowerPoint presentations, videos, updates and useful information to the Guidance Website.There are also links to Naviance, Portal, E-Prep, Resources and Counselor contact information.
4 Junior Year Timeline FALL WINTER/SPRING SUMMER Revisit Naviance, update resume and game plan to include potential major.Course selection for senior year (Portal opens January)Call ahead to set up campus tours and visit schools of interest.Meet with college admission reps who visit East.Attend District College Fair on March 20th 6:30pm at South.Register for fall SAT/ACT/SAT Subject tests.PSAT’s on October 20thStudent Athletes register with NCAATake the SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests, AP exams.Start looking at college applications via Naviance.Attend Financial Aid Night on November 14th at CB South.Naviance - college search process, enter colleges of interest, complete “college recommendation questionnaire”Revisit college application essay written in English 11 for Career Plan and fine-tune existing activity resume.Complete Career Plan Essay in English ClassRequest teacher recommendations from 11th grade teachers.Participate in an enrichment program, get a job or internship
6 SAT’s www.collegeboard.com SAT Reasoning Test: Math, Reading, & WritingSAT Subject Tests:One hour tests; can take up to 3 on one test date; scored point scaleSome Selective Colleges may require 2 or more for admission (Some will consider ACT w/Writing in lieu of Subject tests)English History MathematicsLiterature US History & World History Levels 1 and 2ScienceBiology E and/or M, Chemistry, & PhysicsLanguagesChinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Modern Hebrew, Japanese, Korean
7 SAT vs. ACT SAT ACT Test Structure Test Content Measures Aptitude: Critical Reading, Math, Writing skills.Measures Achievement:English, Math, Reading, Writing, and Science Reasoning.Test ContentMath: Arithmetic, Algebra 1&2, Geometry, data analysis.Reading: sentence completions, short and long critical reading passages, reading comprehension. Writing: essay, grammar, usage, and word choice.Math: up to trigonometry. Science: experiments and charts.Reading: 4 passages: Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities, Natural Science. English: grammar.Writing: optional section
8 SAT vs. ACT SAT ACT Register Online Wrong Answers Scoring ACTWrong AnswersPenalty .25 deducted for eachNo PenaltyScoringper section, added together for a combined score. A 2400 is the highest possible combined score.1-36 for each subject, averaged for a composite score. A 36 is the highest possible composite score.Are all scores sent to schools?Yes and No; “Score Choice” option now available.No, student can make specific requests.
9 Testing: “Official Score Report” Some schools will accept scores from the transcript, some do not (most notably PSU).Student contacts/pays testing company to send score report directly to college.Takes about 4-6 weeksWhen registering, students can request scores be sent to up to 4 colleges for FREE.Some colleges require “official score reports” directly from testing companyIs score choice the right choice?Most colleges, if viewing all test results will consider or combine the highest score from each section for a “Super Score”.When registering for tests, be sure to include CB East school code, – this is now a requirement when registering for the test.SAT
10 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Check individual college policieson credit awards:Can be used for college credit and course level placement.May help students “place out” of college courses.May allow students to achieve advanced standing.Expensive test, but far less expensive than a college course.Administered first 2 weeks of East during school day.18 AP’s offered at CB East
11 Standardized Testing Preparation (SAT)SAT question of the dayFree practice testsFamiliarize yourself with test content(ACT)E-Prep- see counselor or librarian if you need passwordPrivate SAT prep through individual and group tutoringPlenty of other online sites that provide free SAT/ACT practicePSAT- utilize the results to focus your preparation for SATSAT prep books
12 When to Test?SAT’s: Once or twice during Spring of junior year Fall of senior if necessary ACT’s: Spring of junior year is recommended AP’s: First 2 weeks of May SAT Subject Tests: Immediately following related coursework
13 Test Dates ACT’s SAT’s October 6th, 2012 * East CEEB code is 390-488 September 8th, 2012October 27th, 2012December 8, 2012April 13th, 2013June 8th, 2013SAT’sOctober 6th, 2012 *November 3rd, 2012*December 1st, 2o12January 26th, 2013*March 9th, 2013*May 4th, 2013*June 1st, 2o13*East CEEB code isCB East is a test center for these dates noted with an (*)East test center code is 39162
14 There are HOW many colleges in the US? Consider all optionsNarrow down the list to 1o-15 by end of 11th gradeApply to approximately 4-8 in senior year
15 Types of Post-Secondary Schools PA State Colleges/UniversitiesPrivate Colleges/Universities“Ivy League” SchoolsMilitary AcademiesSpecialized Institutions (art, music, culinary arts, technical/trade, etc.)Community Colleges (Transfer Programs)Two-Year Private Colleges
16 Decision Factors Entrance Requirements Selectivity Public vs. Private Majors AvailableSpecialized programsFinal Cost and Expenseshttps://secure-media.collegeboard.org/CollegePlanning/media/video/expert/Susan_8195.mp4
17 Finding the perfect match…. More Decision FactorsFinding the perfect match….Size of school/classesGeographic locationDistance from homeType of campusSurrounding communityCampus personalityDiversityAthletics/Extracurricular ActivitiesFacilities and housing
18 Campus Visits… What makes their college unique? Campus TourOpen Houses- spring or next fall.Overnight stay with sibling/friendVisit an actual class in sessionInterview, if requested or required“Chat” with current studentsFacebook, other social mediaVisit before applying, and again after acceptance.
20 Top College Admission Factors Grades/GPA in college prep classes and rigor of course selection.Standardized test scores (some schools are SAT/ACT Optional – see list atClass rank (CBSD does not provide rank for admissions purposes; only for scholarships)Application essayTeacher and/or Counselor Recommendations
21 Other Admission Factors InterviewExtracurricularsDemonstrated InterestOnline presence
23 Beginning the College Search Process Finding a college that everyone can agree upon!
24 Resources for the College Search Naviance (Counselor can re-set password)Internet; see Guidance Websitehttps://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-startedIndividual college websitesTraditional guidebooks and college brochuresMeet with college admissions representatives who visit East each fall (schedule/receive passes on Naviance or in the guidance office).College Fair- March 20, 2013, 6:30p.m. at CB Southhttps://secure-media.collegeboard.org/CollegePlanning/media/video/expert/Marty_8202.mp4
25 Meets all your needs throughout the entire process: NavianceMeets all your needs throughout the entire process:Career Plan Surveys (Graduation Project)Career and College Search ToolsAnalyze Data- scattergramVisit WebsitesApplication linksScholarship list
35 Counselor Letter of Recommendation “Counselor Recommendation Questionnaire” survey on NavianceOptional “Parent Recommendation Questionnaire”Print survey and submit to guidance office in spring of Junior yearAdd potential major if known under “Game Plan”Sent with transcript and standardized scoresRequest made as part of the Transcript Request FormAllow at least 15 school days for processing
36 Program Planning for 12th Grade Enter courses in portal January 10 – February 10.Counselor classroom visits and 1-1 meetings.Make sure you and your student can access portal.Maintain rigor and/or add challenge.Early Release/Late Arrival privileges & provisions.
37 Join us again….March 13th, 2013Summer activities, introduction to transcript/application process, looking ahead to senior year.Fall 2013Senior timeline, transcript request process, sending teacher/counselor recommendations, financial aid & scholarships, final decisions.