Presentation on theme: " Please do not log on yet On the front of your notecard please write the following: Your name, first and last Colleges you are thinking about and/or."— Presentation transcript:
Please do not log on yet On the front of your notecard please write the following: Your name, first and last Colleges you are thinking about and/or visited Majors/careers you are thinking about School Activities: clubs, athletics, music Outside school activities: work, clubs, sports, hobbies
ON THE BACK OF YOUR NOTECARD… The following colleges are coming to EHS on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 TH for Senior & Parents planning night. Write 2 colleges you would want to visit that night if you can attend. Creighton University Metropolitan Community College General Trades Midland University University Of Nebraska At Lincoln (UNL) University Of Nebraska At Omaha (UNO) Wayne State College
Desiree Merrihew A – G Martha Dowd H – N Jeanne Hightower O – Z
WHAT COUNSELOR’S CAN DO FOR SENIORS: Make sure seniors have met graduation requirements; however doing the work is all on you. Help seniors finalize post-secondary planning. Write letters of recommendation IF NEEDED, not all need these. Talk to students when they are confused about what to do.
WHAT WILL YOU DO AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Going to straight to WORK? Military - Sign up to see recruiters. There is information in the Counseling Center Apprenticeship & Trade Schools- Electricians, Masons, Plumbing, HVAC, Dental Hygienist, Vet Technician, etc Come visit with Metro Trades on September 9 th Explore other community colleges such as IWCC or Milford 2-year college: Associate Degrees or Transfer Credits 4-year college: Undergraduate Degrees & Graduate Work
ALL STUDENTS SHOULD GET SOME TYPE OF EDUCATION AFTER HIGH SCHOOL! Why? There is a program out there for everyone! Additional training will lead to higher job satisfaction and higher income. You never know what your future holds. Better To Be Prepared!
COLLEGE VOCAB: CREDIT HOUR: A college class is usually 3 credit hours. ASSOCIATE DEGREE - About 66 credit hours Known as a 2-yr degree, though some take more time or less time Trades schools are Associate Degree programs Many students transfer to Undergraduate college next UNDERGRADUATE OR BACHELORS DEGREE - About 128 credit hours Known as a 4-yr degree, though 5 year plans are common MASTERS DEGREE – Bachelors degree + 36-50 graduate hours PhD DEGREE – Masters + Doctoral hours 36-50 hours Earn title of Doctor (not just medical)
What should you be doing NOW! Schedule to take the ACT. Again if needed. September (with late fee) or October or December. NOTE: December usually last score used for many scholarships. www.actstudent.orgwww.actstudent.org SAT TEST IS www.collegeboard.org Narrow down your list of colleges Visit with college representatives that come to EHS Go on visits to college campus Begin applications
NIGHT AND WEEKEND OPPORTUNITIES TO VISIT COLLEGES SENIOR & PARENT PLANNING NIGHT ELKHORN HIGH SCHOOL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM GREATER OMAHA COLLEGE FAIR (200 SCHOOLS) UNO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CHECK OUT SENIOR VISIT DAYS AT COLLEGES
VISIT WITH COLLEGES & MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES AT EHS BY Going on your NAVIANCE account and sign up 2 days in advance No exceptions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All seniors get 2 days to visit college campuses BUT FIRST Students must stop in counseling center to pick up form for parents to sign and return before the day of the visit. Form Mrs. Frevert will get it for you.
APPLICATION TIPS Use your legal name and write down all usernames & passwords when creating application accounts—it is okay to use the same one for all colleges. Use a valid email that you will check often—colleges want to email you not your parents. Try to have a professional sounding email. Proofread and read directions CLOSELY! Once you apply….one very important thing………….READ ON…………………
Once you apply, come to the counseling center And complete a TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM.
TYPES OF ADMISSION UNK/UNL/UNO has Assured Admission 20 on ACT OR Top ½ of class AND All course requirements Admission by Review Missing one or more criteria Review academic record, recommendations, academic promise Deferred Admission—Denied Work with your counselor to find a school where you do meet the admissions requirements Transfer once eligible
FINANCIAL AID TYPES OF AID NEED BASED AID LOANS SCHOLARSHIPS MERIT BASED AID (SCHOLARSHIPS) STUDENT EMPLOYMENT Educationquest Financial Aid Planning Night: January 16 at Elkhorn South High School
SCHOLARSHIPS MANY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES ARE EARLY. CHECK DEADLINES! THINGS THAT MIGHT BE CONSIDERED TEST SCORES AND GRADES ACTIVE PARTICIPATION LEADERSHIP NEED ACTIVITIES RESUME SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH NAVIANCE WWW.EDUCATIONQUEST.ORG WWW.ELKHORNFOUNDATION.ORG
Once the application is sent, then what? SENIORS SHOULD… Work hard and continue to develop skills; don’t let academics fall off. Colleges do look at senior classes and grades for admission decisions. Continue to gather information and talk to others about options…especially talk to parents. Think about what you want to study in college, lots of resources at college website and online. Discuss money and its impact on options. See you counselor with any questions. Don’t wait until the last minute.
STUDENT ATHLETES Register with the appropriate organization online Have ACT scores sent to the athletic organization. This is in ADDITION to sending to the college or university Fill out a “transcript request form” in the counseling center after registering. Find out all information necessary by visiting the specific site for the athletic division(s) you are interested in NCAA clearinghouse - www.Eligibilitycenter.Orgwww.Eligibilitycenter.Org NAIA – www.Playnaia.Orgwww.Playnaia.Org
USES FOR NAVIANCE SEARCH FOR COLLEGES SIGN UP FOR COLLEGE VISITS SEARCH FOR SCHOLARSHIPS CHECK EMAILS WITH PLANNING INFORMATION FROM COUNSELORS SEARCH FOR CAREERS CHECK GPA AND TEST SCORES FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
TIME TO LOG ON TO NAVIANCE www.elkhornweb.org Schools Elkhorn High School Counseling Center “Click Here to Link to Naviance” Username: EHS Computer Login Username Password: EHS Computer Login Password Use worksheet to explore Naviance for the remainder of class.