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WELCOME TO YOUR SENIOR YEAR CLASS OF 2015!!. Going to a 4 year University/College Straight From High School In planning the high school courses remember.

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1 WELCOME TO YOUR SENIOR YEAR CLASS OF 2015!!

2 Going to a 4 year University/College Straight From High School In planning the high school courses remember MOST colleges/universities have minimum admission requirements:  Must have a minimum of 4 math courses beginning at Math I and ending at a math higher than Math III  Must have a minimum of 2 levels of the same foreign language  Must have a minimum of a 2.5 Grade Point Average For most schools, admissions tests are required: Either SAT or ACT  Minimum SAT (Reading + Math) = 800  Minimum ACT (Composite) = 17  Most colleges recommend 2 test scores (either 2 SAT or 2 ACT or one of each)

3 Specific University Requirements Please note, South Carolina schools also require an extra lab science and an art class for admission into most of their colleges. The University of Georgia has also added the science requirement this year. See the college website for details.

4 ACT Test Dates ACT Test DatesRegister By September 13, 2014August 8 October 25, 2014September 19 December 13, 2014November 7 February 7, 2015January 9 April 18, 2015March 13 June 13, 2015May 8 $54.00 test with writing; add $24.00 for late fee; add $47.00 stand-by

5 SAT Test Dates SAT Test DatesTests AvailableRegister By October 11, 2014SAT & Subject TestsSeptember 12 LATE Registration September 26 November 8, 2014SAT & Subject TestsOctober 9 December 6, 2014SAT & Subject TestsNovember 6 January 24, 2015SAT & Subject TestsDecember 29 March 14, 2015SAT onlyFebruary 13 May 2, 2015SAT & Subject TestsApril 6 June 6, 2015SAT & Subject TestsMay 8 $52.50 with writing; add $28.00 for late; add $46.00 for stand-by

6 Sending Test Scores Official scores must be sent directly to colleges from testing websites by the student. Official scores must be sent directly to colleges from testing websites by the student. School counselors cannot send the scores nor are they placed on the transcript. School counselors cannot send the scores nor are they placed on the transcript. Students may choose to send scores to four colleges at no additional cost when registering for test. Students may choose to send scores to four colleges at no additional cost when registering for test. $$ There is a cost to send the scores to colleges after the test has been taken. $$ There is a cost to send the scores to colleges after the test has been taken.

7 FEE WAIVERS Available for those who qualify for free- reduced lunch. Detailed information can be found on the testing agency websites. If a waiver is used for testing, waivers for college application fees can also be obtained. See your school counselor for questions.

8 Two-Year College Applicants SAT/ACT are not needed for community college admissions! Most students sit for the AccuPlacer test for PLACEMENT purposes only. This is taken at any local community college. If a student has an SAT or ACT score, this could assist with academic placement and scholarship eligibility.

9 PAPER / US MAIL ELECTRONIC Fill out a form in the School Counseling Office to have us process and send. Mostly done for out of state schools. $3.00 per transcript.  CFNC  SENDEDU  DOCUFIDE  COMMON APP This is much more time and cost efficient! Sending Transcripts

10 The Common Application is committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. THE MEMBERSHIP There are currently 517 member schools including colleges from 47 states 6 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) 16 international members from 7 countries outside of the US

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12 WHAT’S NEXT????? CREATE A SENIOR PROFILE / RESUME it or bring it to your School Counselor. Also give it to the Person who will be writing your Recommendation.

13 Name Address Student Cell Phone Student Education:All High Schools Attended Achievements:Junior Marshall: 2000 National Honor Society: 2000 Academic Honor Roll: Varsity Wrestling Leadership Award: Varsity Wrestling Captain: NC Scholar Athlete Completion of the National Student Leadership Conference: National Security Volunteer Experience:Tarheel Keystone Club Boys' & Girls' Club Church Youth Group Extracurricular:JV Football JV Wrestling Varsity Wrestling Cross Country 2001 SPEAK Club 2001 Bible Club Keystone Club National Honor Society

14 UPCOMING SENIOR EVENTS

15 Missed Getting Your Senior Picture Taken? Call Photo Memories to schedule an appointment to have your picture taken quickly!! (704)

16 Jostens The company that handles CAP – N – GOWN Will be at CHS: This Wednesday, September 17 AND Wednesday, September 24 (for late orders) During the lunch periods In the Commons Area

17 BOTTOM LINE COST: Cap and Gown $16.95 Shipping $9.75 Taxes+ $2.87 TOTAL $28.57 If you order other items which cost more, please remember that you will not receive your cap-n-gown until the entire bill is paid.

18 Please have your order form filled out and money ready. Checks can be made out to Jostens. If you don’t have an order form, they will bring extras, but you should still have your money ready. If you have a financial hardship, please give your name to Mrs. Russell in the School Counseling Office.

19 College Admissions Night Come hear a college admissions representative from: a UNC System Public School (UNC-Charlotte) a private school (Catawba College) a community college (Rowan Cabarrus) Speak on the various differences in the schools regarding admissions and academic options. This Wednesday, September 18 6:00 – 7:30pm CHS Auditorium

20 2014 Cabarrus County Schools College Fair When: Tuesday September 23rd 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Cabarrus Events Arena - (Gold Hall 1 ) 4751 N Carolina 49, Concord, NC (704) What: A great place to get information on public & private colleges and universities Free event! Juniors & Seniors are encouraged to attend and start planning! Remember to dress appropriately, and represent your-self and your school with pride! Parents are welcome too!

21 Join us for our Service Academy Concord High School 481 Burrage Road, Concord, NC Saturday 9am-Noon September 27, 2014 Congressman Richard Hudson’s

22 College Application Week November 10 th -14 th Please note that only specific colleges waive the application fee during this week. Mostly these are private and historically black colleges. See more details at

23 Questions? ? ? ? ? ? ?

24 THANK YOU!! HAVE A GREAT SENIOR YEAR CLASS OF 2015!!


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