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1 Senior year = personal responsibility! What should you be doing? 1 senioritis

2 Have a quick question? Have lunch? You can come to Counseling during the following times without an appointment:  Before School (7-7:30 am)  First half of 4 th hour lunch (10:30 – 11:00 am)  Last half of 5 th hour lunch (12:00 – 12:30 pm)  After School (2:30-3 pm) (DL paperwork, valid schedule change questions, quick school related questions) 2

3 ‣You must complete a GPS Global Academy Online Learning Enrollment form before you can register for an online class ‣Block Registration-9 week block courses with specific registration dates, start dates, and end dates ‣You may only take one 9-week block at a time ‣Deadline-May 7 BE AWARE OF COMPLETION DEADLINES!!! 3

4  Aide, teacher-requested level change  Semester 1 Deadline - October 3 rd W/F, Aide, AIA eligibility  Semester 2 Changes by December 5 th  It is YOUR responsibility to stay on track for graduation 4 You must be enrolled in 4 credit earning classes each semester!

5 ‣ 43% (291) of HHS graduates attend a 4 year university ‣ 29% (193) of HHS graduates attend a community college ‣ So what do the rest of our graduates do??? ‣Workforce, apprenticeship programs, military, or attend a trade/vocational school 5

6  Advice from Experts Video Advice from Experts Video  Advice from Students Video Advice from Students Video 6

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8 Decide What You Want in a College  What do you want to accomplish?  What’s important to you?  What do you want in a college video? What do you want in a college video? ◦ Size ◦ Location ◦ Distance from home ◦ Available majors and classes ◦ Housing options ◦ Makeup of the student body ◦ Available extracurricular activities ◦ Campus atmosphere 8

9  University=NOW!!! ◦ check application deadlines  Community College=Spring of Senior Year ◦ February-March 2015 9

10  There is no “magic” number but 4 to 8 colleges is a safe recommended number  Consider: ◦ Cost-each application may cost $50 or more  Fees are nonrefundable ◦ Time-each application takes time to complete ◦ Match-is there a possibility of getting admitted? 10

11 Match school  They should all be colleges you’d be happy to attend and feel like good, realistic matches  Your academic record and test scores are right in line with the averages  You feel that you measure up favorably with typical applicants for the school and that you have a decent chance of being admitted Safety School  Your academic record and scores are measurably above the average of admitted students  Your “back up” school Reach School  Schools with highly selective admissions  Your grades and scores are below the averages for these schools. When you study the admissions data, you find that there's a possibility you'll get in, but it's a bit of a long shot  Be realistic here. 11

12 12  Community Colleges offer a wide range of occupational/educational opportunities.  Many students start at a CC and transfer to a university to complete a bachelor’s degree.  Others may explore certificate programs and associate degrees.  There are many vocational programs offered in a wide range of areas.  Starting at a 2 Year College Video Starting at a 2 Year College Video

13  10 colleges, 2 skill centers  Over 1,000 degrees & certificates  $81 per credit hour  37 academic associate degrees  Over 10,000 courses!

14 Now=Meet with CC representatives Check the Career Center calendar for upcoming presentations January 1=FAFSA January to March=Admissions & Placement Testing Spring=Academic Advisement Appointment March=Register for fall classes

15  No Application Fee  Create your Maricopa Student ID (MEID)  Login to your Student Center with your MEID & password  Apply for Admission to the college of your choice

16  Take the Accuplacer Test for Placement in English, Math & Reading ◦ English; write an essay ◦ Math & Reading; 20-25 multiple choice questions  Study prior to taking the exam at ges/PlacementTesting.aspx ges/PlacementTesting.aspx  You can take the test two times in 1 year *Doing well on the placement test can qualify you for a scholarship…

17 Free in-county tuition for 2 years of 15 credit hours for 4 consecutive semesters (not including summer), total scholarship value $4,920 2 Ways to Qualify: 1. Students may apply if they are: ◦ Top 20% of high school class ◦ Place in ENG 101 (with a min Write Placer score of 5 or higher), MAT 120, and CRE 101 ◦ Or have successfully completed, at an MCCCD college, the requisite course work to be prepared for placement into ENG 101, MAT 120, and CRE 101 2. Students may apply with qualifying test scores if they have a high school GPA of 3.0 testing with:  English: WritePlacer score of 6 or higher  Reading: Exemption from CRE 101  Math: Placement in MAT120 or higher Apply within 2 semesters of your HS graduation

18 College admission officers try to get a complete picture of who you are, what you’ll bring to their campus and how you might do on their campus. They look at many parts of your application such as your: 18  High School Grades  College Entrance Exams  Extracurricular Activities  High School Courses  Recommendation Letters  Application Essays

19  Admission Offered (unconditional) I.16 core courses and one of the following: a)3.0 core gpa b)rank in top 25% of class c)ACT 22 or SAT 1040 II.Additional criteria considered for students who do not meet unconditional admission ‣rank, core gpa, test scores (ACT/SAT), deficiencies (deficiencies must be completed at the university) ‣extracurricular activities, community service ‣holistic review 19

20 20 Now=Apply for Admissions Now=Meet with University representatives Check the Career Center calendar for upcoming presentations January 1=FAFSA September-October=Placement Testing March=Register for fall classes

21  Most students use online applications, but paper applications are usually available too.  To fill in all the blanks on the application form itself, you will need important documents or get answers from your parents. College application, break it into small steps video ◦ Create a real and a virtual folder for storing documents ◦ Your Social Security number ◦ Your high school code=030141 ◦ A copy of your high school transcript ◦ Your score report from a college admission test ◦ Personal statement or essay 21

22  A standardized application used by more than 525 colleges ◦ Instead of filling out eight different applications, you can simply fill out one and submit it to each college  Be aware that you may need to submit additional or separate documents to some colleges  You will need to pay individual application fees for each college  You will need to request/submit letters of recommendation  You will need to submit a personal essay 22

23  SAT  ACT  The SAT has three major sections: math, reading and writing (which includes a written essay)  The ACT has four major sections: English, math, reading and science (and an optional essay section)  College entrance exams, are designed to measure students’ skills and help colleges evaluate how ready students are for college- level work  Test scores are just one part of your college application; colleges want well-rounded students who have good grades, course rigor, and recommendations 23

24  Most students take the SAT or ACT for the first time in the spring of junior year ◦ Students who choose to take the SAT or ACT a second time typically do so in the fall of senior year  If you take a test more than once, you can often choose to send only your best scores. But each college sets its own policy for how it uses multiple scores: ◦ Some colleges require all your scores ◦ Some colleges look at your highest combined scores from one test date ◦ Some colleges accept your highest section scores from any day you tested  Keep in mind that while many students take tests more than once, there’s no evidence that taking a test more than twice significantly improves students’ scores  The best thing you can do is take time to prepare and get familiar with the test format before you take the test 24

25  Some colleges require or recommend that you take SAT Subject Tests  SAT Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas  There are 20 SAT Subject Tests in five general subject areas: English, history, languages, math and science  Some colleges also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses 25

26 26 ‣ Apply to the college first ‣ You may write in more than one school on the form ‣ If the school is not well known, include the address ‣ A new form must be filled out each time you want a transcript sent out ‣ If you would like your PSAT, AP, SAT, ACT scores sent with your transcript, mark yes ‣ Turn the completed form into Ms. Bertolotti, Registrar

27 27 Recommendation Letters-ask people who know you well

28  Access the HHS Counseling Scholarship Online Site frequently as well as trusted websites such as other high school’s scholarship websitesHHS Counseling Scholarship Online Site  Be aware of deadlines  Follow directions  Avoid Scams ◦ If it is too good to be true, chances are it’s a scam ◦ Don’t pay money to receive money 28

29 ‣ Take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on September 24 at 7:30 a.m. in the HHS Auditorium (It’s FREE!) ‣ The ASVAB is not a means to qualify for a career in the armed services, but rather is a means to help you explore different career options, identify a college major or find out more about your personality. ‣ Sign up in Counseling (September 2-September 9) 29

30 30 ‣ Attend the College Regional Fair & Financial Aid Night with a parent on September 16 from 6-8 pm in Hawk Hall ‣ If you are planning on attending, please visit to obtain a barcode for the college representatives to scan ‣ Please PRINT a copy of your barcode and bring it with you! ‣ University and College Representatives ‣ Financial Aid Information

31 ‣ Counseling Office Senior Board ‣ Senior Year To Do List ‣ Senior Year FAQ’s ‣ Daily Announcements – HHS website ‣ You can go to the For Seniors Only link on the HHS website to view presentations, handouts, and much more For Seniors Only 31

32 Class of 2015 Have a great year The Counseling Office “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” “Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.” 32

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