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1 Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2 IONA and YOU… working together Comprehensive Four Year School Counseling Plan

3 Freshman Year  Terra Nova- Assessment of academic abilities  Preparing for exams  Study Skills & Time Management  Common Application – major components  SAT II Biology

4 Sophomore Year Investigating interests, career goals Interest Survey and the Career Search on Naviance Explore college majors Consider college by exploring search criteria

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6 Sophomore Year  PSAT-standardized test  Emphasis on community involvement and service  Revisiting The Common Application  SAT II: Chemistry Math I

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8 What can I do as the parent? Support and monitor academic success Encourage reading Cultivate interests or talents Affirm his passions Visit a college

9 Time for exploration

10 Standardized Testing PSAT Test Prep SAT in May Jr. year/ ACT in Apr. or June SAT II (Math and subject of interest) in June

11 Key Questions What career path is he considering? What major field will give him the skills he needs? What are his preferences regarding college?

12 Guidance Activities Selection process Introduction to resources Internet: collegeboard.com School websites Naviance Program Acceptance Data Personal interview with college counselor

13 Naviance Fordham University :: Bronx, NY :: U.S. Applications Analysis graphs statistics overlaps Admissions Academics Cost & aid Extracurriculars Graphs (mouseover or click on scattergram dots for more information)Printer-friendly page Test type: change other optionschange other options

14 Key Junior Events College Night – Spring 2016 College Fair – Spring 2016 Parent/Student/Counselor Meeting – Mar.-Sept Summer Enrichment Experience – July or August

15 Senior Year Guidance Narrowing down the choices Application process Meeting Deadlines Scholarship Opportunities

16 Key Events Parents Night – September SAT as necessary Newsletters - Monthly College Open House weekends – October/November Financial Aid Workshop – December

17 Financial Aid Primary Goal is to assist students in financing their education. This is achieved by: - Evaluating family’s ability to pay - Distributing limited resources in an equitable manner

18 Important Websites PIN Registration – FAFSA4caster – New York State TAP –

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