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Welcome to Senior College Night Junipero Serra High School August 22, 2013.

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1 Welcome to Senior College Night Junipero Serra High School August 22, 2013

2 Counseling Department Tim Egan – 4A, 4B & 4C Tim Egan – 4A, 4B & 4C Karen Ghidossi – 4D, 4E & 4F Karen Ghidossi – 4D, 4E & 4F Jane Zoucha – 4G & 4H Jane Zoucha – 4G & 4H

3 Sources of Information Counselors Resources – Counseling Center College Fair – 10/22/2013 Application Workshops College Admissions Visits Financial Aid Workshops

4 Sources continued….. Naviance - Family Connection Serra Counseling Webpage Newsletters Remind 101 (424) 277 –

5 Senior Timeline Final College List Final College List Application Requirements Application Requirements & Deadlines & Deadlines Complete Testing Complete Testing

6 College List Apply Broadly 2 Reach - 6 Target – 2 Safety 2 Reach - 6 Target – 2 Safety CSU’s CSU’s UC’s UC’s California Private Colleges & Universities California Private Colleges & Universities Out-of–State Colleges & Universities Out-of–State Colleges & Universities

7 College Rep Meeting Most visits are scheduled at 11:00 a.m. Meetings are 30 minutes in length Permission Form if you are going to miss a part of class – –Must be signed by the teacher prior to the visit

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9 College Visits Form must be turned in before you leave for the college visit – –Excused Absence You must have the form signed by: – –Teachers (whose class you will be missing) – –Counselor – –Parent

10 Remaining Test Dates SAT SAT Reasoning Test Subject Tests October 5 th October 5 th November 2 nd November 2 nd December 7 th ** December 7 th ** CEEB Code CEEB CodeACT ACT with Writing!!!! September 21 st September 21 st October 26 th October 26 th December 14 th December 14 th053180

11 Collegeboard – Registration Guidelines No Admission Ticket, No ID = No Admittance No Admission Ticket, No ID = No Admittance Must have acceptable photo ID Must have acceptable photo ID Drivers License or School ID Drivers License or School ID No Standby Registration – New Waitlist Status No Standby Registration – New Waitlist Status After last registration deadline – Waitlist ticket After last registration deadline – Waitlist ticket Up to 5 days before the test Up to 5 days before the test Test Day Changes No Longer Permitted Test Day Changes No Longer Permitted No change of test type, test date, test center No change of test type, test date, test center

12 Sending Test Results COLLEGEBOARD Online: Online: Phone:1(866) Phone:1(866) ACT Online: Online: Phone: (319) Phone: (319)

13 Test Scores (con’t) Test Scores (con’t)YOU are responsible for sending your Test Scores !!!! Test scores are NOT on transcripts.

14 Sending SAT Scores to CSU/UC Private and Out-of State Public Colleges – –Send scores to each college CSU’s – –Code 3594 (CSU Mentor, Long Beach) – –releases scores to multiple CSU campuses UC’s – –Send scores to one UC campus and all campuses will be able to see the scores

15 Sending ACT Scores Private and Out-of State Public Colleges – –Send to each college CSU’s – –Send to each campus UC’s – –Send scores to one UC campus and all campuses will be able to see the scores

16 Recent Trends The University of California California State University

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18 Applying to the California State Universities Applications accepted 10/1– 11/30 Admissions Requirements: High school courses Grades Test Scores Applications Reviewed: before submission by your counselor before submission by your counselor

19 Applying to the University of California Campuses Applications accepted 11/1 – 11/30 Applications accepted 11/1 – 11/30 Selection Process Selection Process Comprehensive Review Comprehensive Review Applications reviewed before submission by your counselor Applications reviewed before submission by your counselor

20 UC Personal Statement Adds clarity and meaning to the application Adds clarity and meaning to the application Opportunity to provide additional information Opportunity to provide additional information Two Prompts Two Prompts statement/http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal- statement/

21 Applying to Colleges other than CSU or UC Online Applications Online Applications School-specific Applications vs Common Application School-specific Applications vs Common Application Meet Deadlines Meet Deadlines Be Organized Be Organized Review Applications w/ Counselor Review Applications w/ Counselor Submit Complete Applications Submit Complete Applications Print Copies of Everything Print Copies of Everything

22 Common Application Set up account Set up account – and password Supplements Supplements Payments and Fee Waivers Payments and Fee Waivers Link Common Application with Naviance Link Common Application with Naviance Counselors & teachers will submit recommendations electronically Counselors & teachers will submit recommendations electronically

23 Teacher Recommendations Teacher Recommendation Packet Teacher Recommendation Packet on Google Drive on Google Drive Academic Teachers in 11 th grade Academic Teachers in 11 th grade Research number of recommendations Research number of recommendations Don’t wait until the last minute and Don’t wait until the last minute and write thank you notes write thank you notes

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25 Work on Essays Private Colleges and universities Private Colleges and universities prompts online NOW prompts online NOW UC prompts available NOW UC prompts available NOW Common Application Essay Common Application Essay

26 Essays Essence of the Student Essence of the Student Topic meaningful to student Topic meaningful to student Allows admissions office to “know” more about you Allows admissions office to “know” more about you Guidance offered in Senior English classes Guidance offered in Senior English classes Counselors will review and critique essays Counselors will review and critique essays

27 Transcripts – How to Submit Electronically Electronically All Common App Schools & Some Out-of-State Hard Copy Hard Copy Transcript Request Form – signed Transcript Request Form – signed Counselor will tell you which transcripts need to be ordered when you meet Counselor will tell you which transcripts need to be ordered when you meet Check & portals Check & portals NO transcript required of CSU & UC’s until requested NO transcript required of CSU & UC’s until requested Classes taken at another high school or college Classes taken at another high school or college

28 Check: S and PORTALS 2 times a week

29 Community College Affordable Option Affordable Option Transfer Programs Transfer Programs Campus Specific Majors Campus Specific Majors Occupational Programs Occupational Programs Apply in Spring Apply in Spring

30 Community College Application Application Workshop – Feb/March 2014 Application Workshop – Feb/March 2014 Priority Enrollment Program (PEP) Priority Enrollment Program (PEP) –Placement Tests –Counseling Appointment – Classes –Campus Orientation –Scholarship deadlines Apply online to Community Colleges Apply online to Community Colleges

31 Financial Aid College Fair – Serra High School College Fair – Serra High School October 22 nd - 6:30 pm October 22 nd - 6:30 pm Financial Aid Night – Mercy High School Financial Aid Night – Mercy High School January 9 th -6:30 pm January 9 th -6:30 pm Cash for College – January, 2014 Cash for College – January, 2014 Research Deadlines for Financial Aid Research Deadlines for Financial Aid

32 Net Calculator Goal is to give a family an estimate of the actual cost of attendance for one year Required on each college’s website Just an estimate and often an underestimate- not all institutions package the same way

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36 Financial Aid Research - meet financial aid application deadlines Research - meet financial aid application deadlines Apply for pin Apply for pin FAFSA (fafsa4caster) FAFSA (fafsa4caster)www.fafsa.ed.gov Cal Grant = FAFSA + GPA verification Cal Grant = FAFSA + GPA verification CSS Profile CSS Profile WUE WUE

37 Scholarships Check Naviance - Family Connection Check Naviance - Family Connection Counseling Newsletters Counseling Newsletters Register with Fast Web Register with Fast Web Be Aware of Scams Be Aware of Scams

38 Now is the time to have a discussion If you have strong preferences or limitations with regard to: If you have strong preferences or limitations with regard to: costs costs distance/travel options distance/travel options location near family location near family or any other factor s or any other factor s Do not wait until after your student has applied and possibly been accepted to express these limitations. Do not wait until after your student has applied and possibly been accepted to express these limitations. Even if it is not apparent, students are aware of college costs and they do worry. Even if it is not apparent, students are aware of college costs and they do worry. (Discuss viable options now rather than in April.) (Discuss viable options now rather than in April.)

39 NCAA Visit the website: Visit the website: Complete forms ASAP Complete forms ASAP Transcript and test scores (code 9999) Transcript and test scores (code 9999) are part of the eligibility process are part of the eligibility process

40 Spring 2014 FAFSA after January 1 FAFSA after January 1 Compare admissions & financial aid offers Compare admissions & financial aid offers Attend spring visit programs Attend spring visit programs Choose school best suited for the student Choose school best suited for the student Send SIR (Student Intent to Register) 5/1 Send SIR (Student Intent to Register) 5/1 Watch for registration and orientation Watch for registration and orientation Final Transcript Request / Senior Survey Final Transcript Request / Senior Survey

41 The Disease Watch out for Senioritis ! Poor Grades can = Rescinded Admission

42 Questions Thank you for taking the time to come tonight Thank you for taking the time to come tonight Please feel free to contact your son’s counselor if you have questions that Please feel free to contact your son’s counselor if you have questions that were not answered this evening were not answered this evening This presentation will be on the Serra website This presentation will be on the Serra website


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