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Class of 2015
Where do you sign-up for college visits the day-of? What does “GPA” stand for? Which is legally binding? Early Action –or- Early Decision Students receiving free/reduced lunch are also eligible for: A. SAT waiver B. College application waiver C. ACT waiver D. All of the above What date should you apply to college by?
College search review Next steps College application procedures Understanding your transcript Second semester activities Questions
Talk to your school counselor Go to Click on Naviance and log in Set up college visits at RBR or at the campus (MCGDA college fair at Brookdale 10/05/14: 1 pm-4 pm; HBCU college fair trip 11/20/14) Add colleges of interest to your “colleges I’m thinking about” page
Do you know what this means? You must still give the office two weeks to process your application for early action or early decision-see your counselor about this option!
Register for and take the SATs (collegeboard.com), ACTs (act.org) and/or Subject tests Upcoming test dates: SAT: November 8th, December 6th ACT: October 25th, December 13th **Remember to have your test scores sent to colleges directly from College Board and ACT Athletes: If you have not already done so, register with the NCAA at eligibilitycenter.org; request transcript through the NCAA site
Complete online and paper applications IMPORTANT: For Common App. schools, you MUST complete the FERPA waiver through Common APP Common APP Make sure your list of “Colleges I’m thinking about” is up to date Request recommendations Submit forms and stamps (2 for each application) to Guidance Submit resume and self-assessment to counselor
Deadlines: All required materials must be submitted to Guidance 2 weeks before the college’s deadline (although you may bring them earlier) To have your applications and support materials submitted by Thanksgiving recess, you must bring all required materials to Guidance by November 10, 2014; applications to be sent by the winter break must be submitted to Guidance by December 5, When you are ready to submit application requests, it is mandatory that you make an appointment with your counselor.
Office of Admissions University/College Name University College Address and Zip Red Bank Regional H.S. 101 Ridge Road Little Silver, NJ STAMP Your Name Your Address/Zip Your name Your street Your city, state Zip STAMP The following teacher’s recommendation was received on the date indicated below: Teacher’s name _______________ Date Rec’d ___________
College Name Application Type (Regular, Early Decision/Action, Rolling) Deadline/ Date Submitted RBR Online App. Request form Resume and Self- Assessment (1 of each) StampsRequest Teacher Rec.
Scholarships/Financial Aid: Check Naviance, scholarships.com, finaid.org for scholarships and other funding opportunities Watch for winter Financial Aid December 4, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Apply for a PIN (parents and students) at After January 1, 2015 apply for financial aid at fafsa.ed.gov Complete college/university financial aid forms and/or CSS profile
Apply online—complete FERPA waiver, essays, EOF questionnaires, etc. Request recommendations Submit application processing form, rank option, transcript release form, resume, self-assessment and stamps to your school counselor Have SAT and/or ACT scores sent directly to your colleges Parents—start gathering paperwork for financial aid applications
Where do you sign-up for college visits the day-of? GUIDANCE
What does “GPA” stand for? GRADE POINT AVERAGE
Which is legally binding? Early Action –or- Early Decision EARLY DECISION
Students receiving free/reduced lunch are also eligible for: A. SAT waiver B. College application waiver C. ACT waiver D. All of the above ALL OF THE ABOVE
What date should you apply to college by? THEY’RE ALL DIFFERENT. CHECK EVERY COLLEGE AND MAKE NOTE OF EACH APPLICATION DEADLINE. SOME ARE AS EARLY AS NOVEMBER AND OTHERS AS LATE AS APRIL.