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1 College Conference 2014

2 Outline of Presentation Academic Scheduling/Review Academic Scheduling/Review PSAT PSAT Standardized Testing Standardized Testing Naviance Naviance Extracurricular Activities and Community Service Extracurricular Activities and Community Service Teacher Recommendations Teacher Recommendations Student Athletes Student Athletes Exploring College options Exploring College options Campus Visitations Campus Visitations Questions Questions

3 Academic Scheduling/Review Transcript-what courses have I taken? Transcript-what courses have I taken? Have I challenged myself to take advanced levels such as AP, IB and Honors Courses? Have I challenged myself to take advanced levels such as AP, IB and Honors Courses? Have I made my best effort in my classes? Have I made my best effort in my classes? What’s my GPA? What’s my GPA?

4 PSAT My College QuickStart My College QuickStart My Online Score Report My Online Score Report My SAT Study Plan My SAT Study Plan My College Matches My College Matches My Major and Career Matches My Major and Career Matches

5 SAT I, SAT Subject and ACT SAT I-Reasoning Test-Three parts: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing SAT I-Reasoning Test-Three parts: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writingwww.collegeboard.com SAT Subject tests-one hour-subject: biology, French, History, math, etc. SAT Subject tests-one hour-subject: biology, French, History, math, etc.www.collegeboard.com ACT-alternate option to the SAT-Consists of four multiple- choice tests: English, Reading, Math and Science; optional writing test but is not part of composite score; possible score of 36 ACT-alternate option to the SAT-Consists of four multiple- choice tests: English, Reading, Math and Science; optional writing test but is not part of composite score; possible score of 36www.act.org

6 SAT vs. ACT SATvs.ACT reasoning testType of Testcontent-based test reading, vocabulary, grammar & usage, writing, and math Content Coveredgrammar & usage, math, reading, science reasoning, and writing (optional) arithmetic, data analysis, algebra I and II, functions, geometry; formulas are provided in the test booklet Math Levelsarithmetic, algebra I and II, functions, geometry, trigonometry; no formulas are provided typically about four weeks before the test date Registration deadline? typically about five to six weeks before the test date May, June, Oct., Nov.Dates RBR OffersApril, June, Oct. Informationwww.actstudent.org

7 How to use the Naviance Website You must have internet access in order to use this site. Go to rbrhs.org and click “Naviance” under “Quicklinks”rbrhs.org Explore colleges Track college applications and data Complete the self-assessment and resume Search for scholarships Sign up for college visits Not sure what to major in in college? Take the Career Interest Profiler

8 Extracurricular Activities Clubs Clubs Sports Sports Religious/volunteer/community service groups Religious/volunteer/community service groups Leadership positions are a bonus! Leadership positions are a bonus!

9 Teacher Recommendations May/June of junior year—decide who to ask May/June of junior year—decide who to ask Ask teacher IN PERSON first! Ask teacher IN PERSON first! September/October—complete an electronic request/reminder on Naviance September/October—complete an electronic request/reminder on Naviance Hi Ms. Smith! Thanks so much for writing my college letter of recommendation. Just as a reminder, I’m hoping to have my applications out by …….. Thanks again! Sincerely, Joe Jones

10 Student-Athletes Sign up with the NCAA Clearinghouse now if you plan to play intercollegiate sports either Division I or II Sign up with the NCAA Clearinghouse now if you plan to play intercollegiate sports either Division I or II

11 Explore College Options Complete the College Super Match or the College Search on Naviance Complete the College Super Match or the College Search on Naviance Save your search Save your search Add schools of interest to your prospective college list Add schools of interest to your prospective college list Schedule a meeting with your counselor to discuss your college list Schedule a meeting with your counselor to discuss your college list Identify Safety, Target and Reach schools

12 Things to Consider Is there an Honors Program? Is there an Honors Program? Visit a dormitory and/or friend Visit a dormitory and/or friend Sample the dining hall food Sample the dining hall food Talk about tuition and financial aid Talk about tuition and financial aid Ask about the freshman retention and 4-5 year graduation rate Ask about the freshman retention and 4-5 year graduation rate Double check entrance requirements for admission-Am I suited for this school academically? Double check entrance requirements for admission-Am I suited for this school academically?

13 Campus Visitations Research college/university Research college/university Schedule a tour with their admissions office Schedule a tour with their admissions office Meet admissions counselors Meet admissions counselors Consider sitting in on a class (if possible) Consider sitting in on a class (if possible) Talk to a professor or student from the department of the major in which you are interested Talk to a professor or student from the department of the major in which you are interested

14 QUESTIONS????

15 Thank you for attention! If you have any further questions or concerns, discuss them with your school counselor!


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