Presentation on theme: "Know Your Student Profile Includes program of studies (courses taken), rank, GPA, standardized test scores, if required (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test[s]),"— Presentation transcript:
Know Your Student Profile Includes program of studies (courses taken), rank, GPA, standardized test scores, if required (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test[s]), and extracurricular involvement GPA and rank can be found on current report card and/or transcript (transcript can be accessed through Aspen or printed out by guidance counselor)
Develop a List of Prospective Schools Working list of 3-10 schools categorized in the following groups: safety (2 schools), target (3 schools), reach (1 school). Please note: number of school(s) in each category should be based on total number of schools on list List must be realistic and based on solid, current research; applying to schools is expensive (average of $55 per application)
Internet Research Tools: Click on the link to go directly to the website Remember: VISIT THE SCHOOL’S WEBSITE in order to verify information found on other websites and to gather additional information Big Future (CollegeBoard) ACT College Planning Center WaytogoRI CollegeNavigator (US Department of Education)
Go to Big Future (CollegeBoard) Big Future (CollegeBoard) Use filters on the right side of the page to make choices regarding your needs in a school Choose one school from your results to investigate
Answer the following questions about your school: 1. Percentage of students who graduate in 6 years? 2. Percentage of students who return sophomore year? 3. Top three majors? 4. What is your intended major? Is it offered? 5. Selectivity percentage? 6. Top 3 factors in admission decision? 7. SAT required? 8. Range for SAT Critical Reading, Math, and Writing? 9. Average GPA? 10. Foreign language required? If so, how many years? 11. Average indebtedness at graduation?
Visit the school’s website for the following: Search for freshman profile/admission statistics for 2012 Find application. If available, print out a copy of the application. If not available (e.g. school uses Common Application), print out application requirements page Request information
Determine the correct category on your list for this college (i.e. safety, target, or reach) Correlate your research with your student profile Should you include this school on your list? If so, under which category?