Presentation on theme: "Clayton High School Guidance Department Supervisor of Guidance and Counseling Joe Valentino Counselors Kate Hallinan – 9 th Last Names H through Z Keith."— Presentation transcript:
Clayton High School Guidance Department Supervisor of Guidance and Counseling Joe Valentino Counselors Kate Hallinan – 9 th Last Names H through Z Keith Controvich 9 th Last Names A through G, 10 th,11 th,12 th Secretary Patricia Reuter
Senior Class: Senior Class: What has been done up to this point Last year Presentation in Junior English Classes Individual Junior Meetings This year Presentation in Senior English Classes
YOU ALSO NEED TO GET A FEW THINGS IN ORDER: Sign “Transcript Release Form” Secure letters of recommendation Review college application details and deadlines Go to collegeboard.com to forward official SAT Scores Make a calendar with dates and deadlines Feel free to e-mail your guidance counselor with questions
COMING SOON TO THE GUIDANCE WEBSITE Ask Mr. C – College Admission Questions Mr Controvich’s College Tip of the Month
PROCESSING THE TWO-YEAR COLLEGE APPLICATION (RCGC) Priority Admissions Program – Meeting for Seniors November 13 – Get On the Bus (date to be determined) SAT/ACT not required for admission but may be used for placement. No recommendations necessary
FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS Application (online preferred) Official Transcript SAT or ACT scores Letters of Recommendation (if required) College Essay (if required) Application Fee
Using the Common Application Make sure the colleges you are applying to accept the common app. The Common Application can be accessed through Naviance. If using the Common Application, please see Mr. Controvich for more details.
Naviance Naviance Family Connections Naviance - Family Connections
Standardized Tests SAT Reasoning Test Critical Reading, Math,Writing ACT Academic Achievement Math, English, Science, Reading,Writing SAT Subject Area subject Specific (most competitive colleges) Standardized Test for Four-year College
SAT/ACT Scores You MUST send your SAT/ACT scores directly to the college ELECTRONICALLY using www.collegeboard.com for SAT scores or www.act.org for ACT scores. *Athletes*- you must also send your scores electronically to the NCAA clearing house. See your counselor for details.
HELPFUL HINTS Consult Naviance – Family Connections regularly for updates Sign up for our College Rep visits through Family Connections Proof-read applications Request your SAT scores from College Board early Allow two weeks to process any application
LET’S TALK ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS... College-based Scholarships—check with the institution’s financial aid office Community-based Scholarships— investigate your employer, church, local businesses and organizations Many scholarship opportunities can be found using Naviance – Family Connections!! www.fastweb.com
What about financial aid? You should direct all questions and concerns to the financial aid office of a specific college
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT CLAYTON HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015 7:00 PM
NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE Send High School Transcript to the Clearinghouse Send SAT/ACT scores to the Clearinghouse use code “9999”
What can you do to get the most out of your senior year???? Keep a close eye on your grades!!
Dates to Remember…… October 16, 2014 - GCPCA College Fair at Rowan College at Gloucester County (Formerly GCC) 6:00 to 8:00 pm AND RCGC Fall Open House 5:30 – 8 pm October 26, 2014 – NACAC College Fair Pennsylvania Convention Center 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. November 13, 2014 – NACAC College Fair Atlantic City Convention Center 9:00 a.m. to12:00p.m./6:00 to 9:00 p.m. January 21, 2015-Financial Aid Night at Clayton
2014 FALL/WINTER SAT DATES November 8 th – Registration by October 9 th *November 8 th Test can be taken at Clayton HS* December 6 th – Registration by November 6 th January 24 th – Registration by December 29 th
2014 FALL/WINTER ACT DATES December 13, 2014 – Register by November 7 th February 7, 2014 – Register by January 9 th ** Note: The ACT is not offered at Clayton High School**