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Presentation on theme: "SOUTHERN NASH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SERVICES SENIOR SEMINAR."— Presentation transcript:


2 Post Secondary Options  Four-year university or college  Public universities (ex. UNC Chapel Hill, NCSU, NC A&T, NCCU, ECU)  Private Independent schools (ex. NC Wesleyan, Barton College, Meredith)  Two year Community Colleges (ex. Nash Community)  Military Services  Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Reserves  Employment Selective Service All young men, with very few exceptions, are required to register with the Selective Service within 30 days of turning 18. Registration is a federal law. You may register online at

3 Minimum Course Requirements UNC System Requirements GPA 2.5 SAT Critical Reading/Math 800 ACT Composite of 17

4 Senior Planning  Talk to your parents/guardians and consider:  Their plans/expectations vs. Your plans/expectations  Utilize The College Foundation of NC to explore everything you need to know about college:  ACT NOW!!!  PAY ATTENTION TO: School Announcements School Website – Student Services – access from school website Remind 101-text @snse to 678-381-8399

5 Making Choices about Colleges  Get to know YOURSELF  What are my goals?  Where do I see myself?  What extracurricular activities would I like to continue/pursue?  Consider college characteristics  Majors and educational programs  Location and size and COST  Talk to others who have attended the college  College Visits  Attend Open House events or a campus activity  Call to request a tour OR take a virtual tour  Two college visit days as a senior. These days do not count against exam exemptions.

6 College Application Process  Step 1 – Make a choice of at least three schools  Safe school  “Middle of the road” school  Dream school  Step 2 - Check the requirements for admission  Check the minimum GPA requirement  Take appropriate entrance exams (SAT, ACT, Placement tests)  Step 3 - Complete college applications   Directly through the schools’ websites  Paper application  Step 4 – Submission of Application Materials  Application Fees  Transcripts  Letters of recommendations (Check on deadlines for application)

7 Transcripts and recommendation letters  Submitting Transcripts 1. Electronically through – transcript manager 2. You need student #  SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly from College Board or ACT site  Expect delays  Request from counselor  Recommendation letters  Request in advance – give at least 2 weeks notice  From who?  Core teachers & counselor  Coaches  Employers  *Check the application*  Counselor’s page?  You must provide this to your counselor

8 Community College Programs College Transfer Program  2 years of basic courses  English, math, science, social studies, etc.  Earn one of 2 degrees:  Associates in Arts (A.A.)  Associates in Science (A.S.)  Transfer to four-year college at end of 2 years  Major course work taken at the college/university  Check for school specific transfer agreements, such as the PAC Program Two Year Degree Programs  2 years of career specific courses  Earn career specific degree, such as:  Radiography  Automotive Technology  Computer Programming  These programs are for students who plan to earn a two-year degree and then enter the workforce  Credits may not transfer to four-year college

9 $$ Paying for college $$ Financial Aid  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  Everyone should complete the online application  FAFSA available January 1, 2014  2013 - W2 Tax Information required  Types of aid:  Loans (must be paid back)  Grants (do not have to be paid back – need based)  Work Study  Financial Aid night at SNHS December 5, 2013 at 6:00pm  FAFSA Day : TBD – Late Winter 2014– register at  Financial Aid Counselor

10 $$ Paying for college $$ Scholarships  Scholarship applications are an ongoing process  You have to apply – scholarships do not come to you!!  Where can I find scholarships?  School website and daily memo  Student Services blackboard page  Directly on the college/university website  and  Outside organizations: church, employers, civic organizations  Scholarships do not have to be paid back and can be:  Need based / merit based

11 NCAA Clearinghouse  If you plan on playing sports in college, you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse.  $60 registration fee   It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to ensure they have met all eligibility requirements.

12 Senior Information……..  Senior Sponsors: Mrs. Crystal Kennedy  Questions about all senior activities/dues  Senior Dues –  $20.00  Graduation/Ceremony Dates  Graduation: June 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.  Tickets will be given out at graduation practice  # of Tickets will be announced closer to graduation.  Doors will be locked at 8:45

13 Honor Cords Honor Graduate 3.25 Weighted National Technical Honor Society Overall GPA of 3.0 in all CTE courses At least five CTE courses Must complete a cluster NC Scholars GPA of 3.5 unweighted With Rigorous coursework

14 Important Dates to Remember College Fair October 21, 2013 CTE Showcase @ NCC October 22, 2013 6:00-8:00 pm College Application Week November 18-22, 2013 Financial Aid Workshop December 5, 2013 @ 6:00 pm



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