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SOUTHERN NASH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SERVICES SENIOR SEMINAR
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
Minimum Course Requirements UNC System Requirements GPA 2.5 SAT Critical Reading/Math 800 ACT Composite of 17
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 to
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.
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)
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
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
$$ Paying for college $$ Financial Aid FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Everyone should complete the online application FAFSA available January 1, 2014 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
$$ Paying for college $$ 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
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.
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
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
Important Dates to Remember College Fair October 21, 2013 CTE NCC October 22, :00-8:00 pm College Application Week November 18-22, 2013 Financial Aid Workshop December 5, 6:00 pm