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1 College Information and Planning for Junior Parents Presented by the High School Counseling Department Mrs. Deptula Mr. Mazzarella Mrs. Petrosino

2 Junior Timeline Early Winter Sign up for Junior-Parent meeting with School Counselor Register for Spring SAT and/or ACT test Complete the College Search on Naviance Develop a broad list of colleges Begin to visit colleges! Earn excellent grades Take on leadership positions in your clubs and activities

3 Junior Timeline Spring Take SAT and/or ACT Continue to use Naviance for college/interest searches Ask 2 teachers for letters of recommendation Complete Student/Parent brag sheets and resume Visit colleges!

4 Junior Timeline Summer Register on Common Application (commonapp.org) Refine college list Begin to complete applications online Work on essay Visit colleges!

5 Transcript The transcript is the most important document in the application process Grade Point Average Strength Of Curriculum Significance of Senior year and rigor of schedule

6 College Entrance Exams Required by most colleges/universities SAT ACT SAT SUBJECT TESTS Test Optional Schools May require graded paper, interview, etc.

7 SAT Reasoning Test Test Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes Measures skills learned in and out of the classroom, and how that knowledge can be applied. It tests how you think, solve problems and communicate Sections: Critical Reading Mathematics Writing Score Choice Superscoring

8 ACT Test Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes Designed to assess the skills acquired in courses taken through the beginning of senior year. Sections: English Math Reading Science Writing (optional)* * All students are encouraged to take the writing section. Many colleges do not accept the ACT without it.

9 SAT Subject Tests 1-hour subject specific exams Can take up to 3 in one sitting Literature Biology Chemistry Physics Math Level 1 & 2 US History World History French Spanish German Modern Hebrew Latin Italian Chinese Japanese Korean

10 Testing Preparation Self Prep. Books Online Courses Software Classes Tutoring Read, read, read!!

11 How to Register School Code/CEEB Number: SAT January 24, 2015 March 14, 2015 May 2, 2015 June 6, 2015 Act February 7, 2015 April 18, 2015 June 13, 2015

12 /glenridgenj This website can also be accessed via the Glen Ridge webpage. Glen Ridge High School-> Guidance-> Naviance *There is also an App for cell phones and tablets*

13 Naviance and the College Search College Search- search for schools based on type, location, student body, admissions, athletics, majors, cost and special programs. Super Match- search for college that have accepted students with similar GPA’s and test scores as you. Also, find overlaps to the schools you are interested in. College Compare- Compare yourself to your prospective colleges based on GPA’s, test scores and acceptance ratios. Scattergrams- plot yourself on a graph based on the GPA’s and test scores of previous applicants from Glen Ridge. College Lookup, College Resource, College Maps, Acceptance History

14 Naviance- Other Resources Careers: Career interest inventories Personality assessments About Me (personal information): Develop a Game Plan Create a Resume Create a Brag Sheet Access information from college searches and personality/career assessments

15 Steps Naviance Must Be Used For (Please refer to Naviance hand-out for further instructions) ___ Complete Game Plan ( Due before Junior –Parent Conference ) ___ Creating a Resume/Activity Sheet (Due June 19, 2015) ___ Creating a Student Brag Sheet (Due June 19, 2015) ___ Creating a Parent Brag Sheet (Due June 19, 2015)

16 Campus Visits Call the Admissions Office Set up a tour and interview Show interest to admissions! Things to consider Housing Meal Plans Medical facilities Security Computer Accessibility Student/faculty ratio College Graduation Requirements

17 Deadlines Glen Ridge High School Brag sheets are due by June 19, 2015 All transcript requests 2 weeks prior to application deadline Colleges/ Universities Early Action (non-binding) Early Decision (binding) Rolling Admissions Priority Regular Decision

18 NCAA If you plan on participating in Division I or II athletics: See your counselor immediately Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center:

19 College Fairs New York City National College Fair Jacob Javitz Convention Center Sunday, April 19, 2015 New Jersey National College Fair Secaucus, NJ Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Thursday, April 23, 2015 Visit for more information

20 Questions?

21 Thank you! Contact your child’s School Counselor with any questions.


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