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 AHS Graduation Requirements  Coursework for College Preparation  Junior Year Timeline  OCIS and Other Resources  Tips for Campus Visits  PSAT,

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2  AHS Graduation Requirements  Coursework for College Preparation  Junior Year Timeline  OCIS and Other Resources  Tips for Campus Visits  PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests  Social Networking Site Cautions  What to Look for in a College

3  Searches available include college, career, scholarships, and financial aid (e.g. School Sort)  Portfolio development option Username: AuroraHS Password: ohiocis03

4  College Websites  Books/Reference Manuals  College Fairs  Admissions Representatives  Magazines

5 Public Colleges Private Colleges

6  Investigate the campus environment  Investigate academic programs and student activities  Meet with an admissions counselor  Meet with a professor in the department in which you are interested  Attend a class  Eat in the cafeteria  Ask about campus safety and transportation  Discuss your chances for success: admission, graduation, job placement, support services

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8 SAT Reasoning Test SAT Subject Tests ACT  All colleges accept either SAT or ACT  Some colleges require SAT Subject Tests  Some colleges may use highest subtest scores from multiple test dates (“superscore”)  Some colleges are “test optional”  Official score reports are often required

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10  GPA  Difficulty of curriculum  Competitiveness of high school  ACT/SAT scores  Extracurricular activities  Essays  Recommendation letters  Interviews  Auditions/Portfolios

11  Degrees/programs offered  Location  Religious affiliation  Size  Housing  Special Academic/ Honors Programs  Athletics & Activities  Student Safety  Support Services  Total Cost  Scholarships offered  Financial Aid

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14 Kent State University  SAT Critical Reading  SAT Math  SAT Total  ACT  Average GPA  94 % of applicants admitted Muskingum University  SAT Critical Reading  SAT Math  SAT Total  ACT  Average GPA- 3.2  80 % of applicants admitted

15 The Ohio State Univ.  SAT Composite (without writing)  ACT Composite  58% graduated in the top 10% of their class  92% graduated in the top 25% of their class  % of applicants admitted not available Kenyon College  SAT Critical Reading  SAT Math  SAT Total  ACT  Average GPA  31 % of applicants admitted

16  SAT Critical Reading  SAT Math  SAT Total  ACT  86% graduated in the top 10% of their class  97% graduated in the top 25% of their class  21 % of applicants admitted

17  SAT Critical Reading  SAT Math  SAT Writing  96% graduated in the top 10% of their class  99% graduated in the top 25% of their class  9.9% of applicants admitted

18  Promote independence/coach, don’t quarterback.  Connect with guidance counselors.  Keep organized.  Make it their college visit.  Let your child complete the application.  Let your child write the essay.  Proofread the application.  Anticipate a wild ride!

19  ACT and SAT (END of Junior Year)  College Exploration and Research  Visiting Colleges  Admissions meetings as AHS (Jr./ Sr. Year )  College Applications (Fall of Senior Year)

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