4 credits English 4 credits Math 3 credits Social Studies 3 credits Science 1/2 credit Health 1/2 credit Phys. Ed. (2) 6 credits Electives 1 unit of a fine arts is required between 7 th -12 th grades. Students must also pass all 5 parts of the OGT
English: 4 Years Math: 4 Years Science: 4 Years Soc. Stu.: 4 Years Foriegn. Lang.: 2 -3 Years The Arts: 1Year
4 English credits 4 Math credits including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry 4 Science credits, including Chemistry & Physics 4 Social Studies credits 3 Credits of one Foreign Language or 2 credits of 2 foreign languages 1 Fine Arts credit Min. of 3.5 G.P.A. through 12th grade 1800 >SAT, or 27>ACT
COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES CAMPUS VISITS Admissions Representatives from colleges across the state/nation visit Firestone High School to reach out to our students. Students are encouraged to take campus visits. Students are allowed to take three campus visits, during the school-week, for excused absence.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ACT/SAT o Senior Autobiography o Addressed and stamped envelopes o List of schools with Deadlines o Register On- line o ACT + Writing o SAT Vs. SAT Subject Test o Difference: o ACT-Curriculum o SAT- Reasoning APPLY o On-line o Watch deadlines o Make a list and check it twice
Visit the Campus Take Notes Review your awards/scholarship monies Compare Tuition Pro/Con List Rural vs. Urban? Greek Life? Specific Academic Program? Housing? Campus Life?
The University of Akron Tuition and fees SemesterAcademic Year Ohio resident$4,867.20$9,734.40 Nonresident surcharge$4,182.00*$9,049.20* Transportation$160$320 Books and supplies$450$900 Traditional Dining PlansCost/semesterCost/academic year 19-meal plan$1,880$3,760 15-meal plan$1,727$3,454 12-meal plan$1,680$3,360 Meal Plan
The University of Akron Housing HallTypeAcademic year BulgerSuite$6,956 Exchange StreetShared Single occupancy$8,908 Apartment$9,308 Honors ComplexShared Single occupancy$8,908 Double occupancy$7,412 OrrDouble occupancy$6,622
Stark State College/University Annual tuition 30 credits per year Savings per year% Savings per year Stark State College* $ 4,509 Average of Ohio Public Two-Year Colleges* $ 5,039$ 53012% Brown Mackie$ 16,450$ 11,941265% National College$ 15,216$ 10,707237% Herzing University - Akron Campus* $ 11,250$ 6,84055%
WWW.FIRESTONEFALCONS.ORG Counselor’s Corner: Click the tab ‘Senior Class/Alumni’. Then, click on “SENIORS! Class of 2014’. Lastly, click on ‘Counselor’s Corner’. Scholarships : Click the tab ‘Senior Class/Alumni’. Then, click on “SENIORS! Class of 2014’. Lastly, click on ‘Scholarships’.
Innovation Generation Criteria: www.firestonefalcons.orgwww.firestonefalcons.org *No separate application. Cross Reference the Scholarship Book with current available scholarships www.firestonefalcons.org
Employment Military Tech/Two Year Colleges Four Year College/University
Professional Degree$1735/Week Doctoral Degree$1624/Week Master’s Degree$1300/Week Bachelor’s Degree$1066/Week Associate’s Degree$785/Week Some College$727/Week High School Diploma$652/Week Less Than$471/Week (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Family Situation Finances Maturation Early Start to Career
Truck Driver$37,770 Retail Sales$20,990 Restaurant Chef$40,630 Pharmacy Tech$28,400 Office Clerk$26,610 Home Health Aide$21,750 Maintenance/Carpentry$39,530 Apprenticeships Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Job Center http://www.thejobcenter.biz JOGS Web (snagajob, careerbuilder, monster, akronworks, indeed, simply hired, niche sites) Occupational Outlook Handbook www.bls.gov/oco College Career Office Spring Contacts http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsmap.htm
College Assistance Employment/Job Training Travel/Cultural Emersion Patriotism
Career Assessment Free No Obligation During School http://official-asvab.com
Lunchroom Visits Web www.army.milwww.navy.com www.marines.comwww.airforce.com www.uscg.mil Recruiters
High Acceptance Rate OSU Regional Campus After 1 year (30 sem. Hours) & min. of 2.0 GPA, student will automatically be accepted into main OSU-Columbus campus Financial More Career Specific Training Transferability (TAG/OTM) http://regents.ohio.gov/transfer/tags/index.php http://regents.ohio.gov/transfer/otm/index.php
Stark State College Cuyahoga Community College Lorain Community College Lakeland Community College North Central State College Proprietary Schools
Narrow down your choices. College Catalogue/ On-line Resources Have a reach school and a safe school Best Fit for you and your academic/career plans Check-out each schools webpage for Application procedure. Check deadlines Go on College Visits Begin Application process Time Consuming
Apply Online. Undergraduate Most schools require an application fee, essays, letters of recommendation, & transcripts. Don’t be afraid to call the College’s Admission Department.
Create Calendar of Deadline Dates Does your student need to sign-up for the ACT/SAT? Offer to look over application, essay, etc. Encourage College Visits Look over FASFA and Loan Options together
Be Personable. You want to showcase yourself through the essay. Persistent is a good thing. Set Yourself Apart Proof Read Save your Essays for Later.
Most schools will require letters of recommendation. Senior Autobiography Folder: List of Schools Due Dates Stamped and addressed envelopes.
What is on a transcript? Grades, Classes, Rank, SAT/ACT scores. Every school will want an official Firestone High School transcript! An official transcript is sent from institution to institution. Requesting a Transcript
Some schools have what is called the common application. Once filled out and completed, a student may upload and use this for any school which allows the common app this saves TIME! https://www.commonapp.org/Login Email address Letters of recommendation School counselors
FYI… Most Schools, you can access Common Application by going to the specific schools webpage and clicking on apply. You’ll get redirected to Common App. Watch if the school has Supplemental Forms Be sure to check: Early Action, Early Decision, Honors Scholarships/College if that is the route you want to go. Common App. is also used for specific Scholarships- attached to the school you are applying to. Ex) OSU’s Merit/Honors Scholarship
Mr. Dan Sandy email@example.com Ms. Karen Hotchkiss firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Morgan Schumacher email@example.com
Many Ohio private colleges participate in the early action or early decision program.
Commits a student to go to that school Is a contract between the student and the school Student promise, with acceptance to this school, to withdraw all other applications Student can apply Early Decision to only one school
Student applies to an institution of preference Not a contract between student and school Student is not obligated to accept school’s offer Student will receive a decision well in advance of school’s regular response date
There will be a meeting January 7th at 6:30 in the cafeteria with a financial aid director from a local college. First come first serve basis. Not based on need! January 1-February 14-hot time for FAFSA $$$
Locations throughout Ohio- Akron U Offers families help with completion of the FAFSA Some sites offer electronic filing of the FAFSA www.ohiocollegegoalSunday.org www.ohiocollegegoalSunday.org www.oasfaa.org www.oasfaa.org Want more information? You can contact Ohio’s College Access Information Hotline @ 1-877-428-8246