Have plans in place to earn all necessary credits – Pay attention to senior credit check letters Take PSAE(??) on April 23 & 24 – Pertains only to those who did not take it last year Pass Constitution Test – Listen to announcements for Fall makeup: October 28, 29, 30, & 31 Register for Selective Service – www.sss.gov – Not eligible for financial aid if not registered
First priority given to seniors Enrolled in one ½-credit course for semester Computer-based; class held in computer lab at Bremen one night per week from 4-8 p.m. Classes begin next week! Attendance mandatory for orientation night and for all tests to be taken Cost is $120; work must be completed by December 17; no refunds See counselor ASAP to enroll
Beginning next week! All Seniors will be seen by their counselors to discuss future options Things to bring to the interview Transcripts with corrections List of questions and concerns Current plan for beyond Bremen
Must submit proof of post-secondary plans Bring all documentation to Project Manager in PPS by May 1 st ! Acceptance letters Semester schedule or COMPASS results Signed military contract Letter from employer Senior Signing Day – May 8
ACT Test Required to apply to 4-year college Next test is October 26; registration deadline is Sept. 27 Register online with a credit card or waiver at www.actstudent.org www.actstudent.org If you qualify for free lunch, obtain a waiver from your counselor ASVAB – required for the military September 26 and 2 nd semester (TBA) Listen to the announcements for signup info.
College Campus Visits - allowed two per year Must be taken before April 1 st Follow planned-absence procedure outlined in the Student/Parent Handbook College Rep. Visits at Bremen - allowed three per semester without counselor approval Sign up outside PPS office Meet in Presentation Room (PR)
All students are encouraged to apply online Target application deadline: November 1 st Read all parts of application carefully! If you qualify for free lunch, you may qualify for an application fee waiver Read waiver directions carefully Give counselor at least one week to complete her part Letters of recommendation are not necessary unless requested by the school
All parts completed correctly Correct postage Application fees Application waivers (if qualify) Complete signatures Test scores Accepted off of Bremen transcript? Transcripts Request from Registrar, Mrs. Innocenti Form located in PPS Must provide complete mailing address Free until July 1 st ; then $5.00 U. of I. – Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
College & Career Center Staffed beginning next week Counselor assistance available during study halls Monday-Thursday Ask any teacher for a pass; scan in for attend. AAC – need grade clearance to obtain a pass
Assistance with Personal Statement/College Application Essays – CCC Workshops during Connection Period: October 2, October 16, October 30 – May seek assistance from Theme Grader in AAC Monday-Thursday.
If you are planning on playing sports at the collegiate level, sign up to see your counselor.
NCAA requirements: See your counselor for specifics regarding classes, GPA, test scores, etc. ACT score sent to NCAA from ACT Choose 9999 as one of your college and scholarship choices when registering for ACT Register online with a credit card ($70) at http://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/ http://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/
NAIA requirements: Must meet two of the following three criteria: ACT Composite = 18 or better Cum. GPA = 2.0 or better (on 4.0 scale) Class rank = Top 50% ACT score sent to NAIA from ACT Choose 9876 as one of your college and scholarship choices when registering for ACT Register online with a credit card ($70) at: www.playnaia.org www.playnaia.org
Students are responsible for their own scholarships Follow same guidelines for completing college applications, essays, letters of recommendation, etc. The more time and effort you put into the process, the greater your rewards will be. Pay close attention to deadlines!!!!
Career Cruising Bremen Student Services website Colleges and universities Parent employers Your employer Relatives Unions (credit and job) Church Insurance companies Military State and local representatives Internet websites Fraternities/sororities Local Chamber of Commerce Private, no cost to you, agencies such as Educational Talent Search Ada S. McKinley Target Hope Public/college libraries Bookstores Magazines
Obtain an application from the Project Manager or apply online Prepare a packet including the application and all required materials Allow 2 weeks for others (counselor, teacher, coach, etc.) to complete their parts and return to you Give a completed Letter of Recommendation Form to every recommender Affix proper postage and address properly Mail by posted deadline
All money is first come, first served If you apply late, you may not get money even if you qualify Meet with your counselor to make an appt. to meet with the ISAC rep. in CCC on Thursdays during study hall (begins next week) Attend Financial Aid Night at Bremen on November 20 Register TONIGHT and get your PIN All students need a PIN to apply for financial aid Go to www.PIN.ed.govwww.PIN.ed.gov
Wednesday, September 25 th, 5:00-7:30 p.m. South Suburban College Physical Fitness Athletic Center Visit with more than 120 universities, colleges, technical schools, apprenticeship programs and military branches from across the country Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be present to assist with financial planning
Take a look at yourself Examine your values Think about your level of motivation Explore your interests Gather Information Career Cruising Internet College campus visits/fairs/open houses Published guidebooks Facebook and LinkedIn Local/college libraries
Investigate different types of schools Universities Liberal arts colleges Career schools Historically black colleges and universities Community/junior colleges Women’s/men’s colleges Do your research Use websites, printed materials, personal interviews Be sure to visit the campuses of your top choices
PRIORITY FILING: earliest application deadline (Nov. 1); may give student an advantage where space is limited; must have all documents turned in by deadline; used at Univ. of Ill. at Urbana. REGULAR DECISION: largest selection pool; competing for admission and financial aid left after early admission decisions have been made (applications usually due by Feb. 1) ROLLING ADMISSIONS: no application deadline; schools accept applications until all spots are filled WAIT LIST: “We wish we could have you attend our school, but there isn’t any room at this time.” Some schools’ waiting lists have 500 students. Keep applying to other schools! ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE: the national enrollment confirmation day is May 1; all freshman must commit to the school they will attend by this date DEFERRED ADMISSION: requesting to postpone college for one year; may have a fee involved
GPA/Rigor of Curriculum ACT or SAT scores Class Rank Application Essays Extracurricular Activities Recommendations (if requested) Interviews Intangibles
Be original Start early Relate to college program Don’t recycle a used essay Answer the question(s) Talk about: Activities Travel Favorite sayings Accomplishments Shortcomings Personal traits Attend a CCC Workshop for guided assistance Share with Theme Grader in AAC, Monday-Thursday
Complete college applications on time Visit potential colleges and/or college fairs Research financial aid options Research and apply for scholarships, FAFSA, etc. Request final transcripts Maintain good grades throughout senior year Work together to make post-secondary plans Be honest and open about financial concerns
PSAE RESULTS MEETS or EXCEEDS for both Math and Reading means you are Final Exam Exempt Look on page 1 under “Your Performance Level”
Remind101 Mrs. Rauch (A-Ce) – Enter this number: 815-315-1548 – Text this message: @61744 Mrs. Cheatham (Ch-Ho) – Enter this number: – Text this message: Mrs. Bylut (Hu-Pe) – Enter this number: 708-794-4637 – Text this message: @mrsbylu Mrs. Bonebrake (Pf-Z) – Enter this number: 708-761-6721 – Text this message: @f2e2b
Come to PPS if you have any questions! Please use the Bremen website often!