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Haynes Academy Sophomore Presentation in Preparation for Junior Year 2014-2015 College Application Guide  Counseling Department Team: Mrs. Carla Deckelmann.

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2 Haynes Academy Sophomore Presentation in Preparation for Junior Year College Application Guide  Counseling Department Team: Mrs. Carla Deckelmann Mrs. Sethu Natarajan  Haynes School CEEB Code: ACT Code: 1595 SAT Code: 9019 NCAA Code: 9999  College Site:

3 College Requirements Beginning Fall 2014, Entering College Freshmen are Required to have an ACT English score of 18 and Math score of 19 in order to Enter a 4-Year LA University If you are thinking of going out of state, some schools like USM give Regional Scholarships to waive out of state fees. DO YOUR RESEARCH!! Louisiana State University  Incoming freshman must have at least a 3.0 academic GPA calculated from academic LA Core courses.  Students must also have completed at least 19 units of new Fall 2012 college- preparatory courses.new Fall 2012 college- preparatory courses.  Applicants must have a minimum of SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1030 or at least a composite ACT score of 22. University of New Orleans  Minimum score of 19 Math in the ACT (460 SAT) and  Minimum score of 18 English in the ACT (450 SAT)  And  ACT composite score of 23 or greater (SAT 1060) or High school core GPA of 2.5 or greater Tulane University  Incoming Freshman, Fall 2013 had SAT score between or at least a composite ACT score of University of Southern Mississippi  All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum of 2.0 high school GPA on the CPC and a score of 18 or higher on the ACT (composite) or a combined SAT score of 860

4 What College is right for you? Reach for the Stars Schools: -these are the colleges you really want to attend but you have reservations due to cost, distance, or criteria to be accepted. Target (Bullseye)Schools -these are the colleges that you pretty much know you can get into and don’t have worries about cost, distance, criteria, etc. and you do want to attend. Safety (No Sweat) Schools -these are the colleges that you can get accepted with your eyes closed and hands tied behind your back.

5 Weighted GPA vs. Un-Weighted GPA  Some Schools, such as LSU, only look at your core/un- weighted GPA. That is the courses you have to take to graduate from high school.  Many schools look at weighted GPA and that is what Haynes will use to calculate Valedictorian, Salutatorian, etc. KNOW THE DIFFERENCE! DO YOUR RESEARCH!

6 ACT/SAT  When do I start to take the ACT/SAT? ASAP! Take one ACT and one SAT in your Sophomore year!!  Upcoming Dates – ACT—www.act.org March 18, 2014 PLAN Test (Pre-ACT designed for 10 th graders) April 12, 2014 – Reg. Deadline* – March 7 June 14, 2014 – Reg. Deadline* – May 9  Upcoming Dates – SAT—www.collegeboard.com March 8, 2014 – Reg. Deadline* – February 7 May 3, 2014 – Reg. Deadline* -- April 4 June 7, 2014 – Reg. Deadline* -- May 9 *Additional fees of $25 are charged after the regular deadline. Jr. and Sr. students on free/reduced lunch may take the SAT/ACT two times each for free during the two years. You MUST reapply to the lunch program each year. Check out this site:

7 AP  College credit for a course toward your major or an elective credit required by your major  Advancement in college courses—do college web research under admissions tab to view required score needed for advanced placement (usually 3, 4 or 5)  Cost to is $89 compared to a college course of $1,000  Cost is $54 for students on free/reduced lunch  Give to the legacy of your great school of Haynes (not taking it you leave a “0” on the Haynes report card). This statistic is printed in the newspaper.

8 Haynes Counseling Department Website  Designed personally for Haynes students Please visit and answer some questions Is it easy to navigate? Is it user friendly? What would you like to see on the website?

9 TOPS Awards  Opportunity Award Requirement Approx. $4,000 toward TUITION annually Core GPA ACT or 940 SAT  Performance Award Requirements Approx. $4,000 + $400 toward TUITION annually Core GPA ACT or 1050 SAT  Honors Award Requirements Approx. $4,000 + $800 toward TUITION annually Core GPA ACT or 1210 SAT

10 Cool Tools Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOFSA) Where TOPS lives! FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid Prepare for College, Types of Aid, Apply to TOPS, Who gets aid, apply for aid, repay your loans Fast Web Cappex Louisiana Connect An excellent, comprehensive, college & career, scholarship resource site https://louisianaconnect.org The High Five Scholarship Site


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