Presentation on theme: "College Admissions 101 A.C. Reynolds High School Counseling Department Felicia Carter (A-D) Jennifer Kohn (E-La) James Rumbaugh (Le-Re) Jerri Wommack."— Presentation transcript:
Recognize strengths and weaknesses Analyze interests and values Achieve a personal goal Increase earning power Prepare for a career and expand learning Participate in extracurricular activities and social life Consider influence of family and friends
Fitting The Pieces Together Person…. Where do I fit? Program…. What will I study? People…. Who will I meet? Place…. Where am I going? Price…. How much will it cost?
#1 The Person….Where Do I Fit? My grade point average is… My class rank is… My SAT/ACT score is… My high school course of study is… My profile vs. the profile at choice schools…
#2 The Program-What Will I Study? Factors to Consider Favorite classes Work experiences Leisure activities School activities Dream careers People admired
#3 People - Who Will I Meet? Visit the campus… Plan the trip… Parents should accompany… Take the campus tour… Meet a department professor… Ask questions… Trust your instincts…
#4 The Place-Where Am I Going? Distance from home Residential life Campus setting Campus size Campus safety/security Health services Sororities/fraternities Study abroad programs
When Do I Apply For College? October is considered Application Month. Apply only to your top 3-5 choices. Many schools have Priority Filing deadlines.
The Application Process Online applications -preferred CFNC.org applications for any NC School Common Application Paper Applications
What is a Transcript? A complete record of your grades, rank in class and credits. (through the 6 th semester) Go to The Counseling Office and see Ms. Brigman to request paper transcripts. The cost is $3.00. Transcript will be in a sealed envelope. Student is responsible for mailing. Must submit a transcript for each college application. AB Tech transcripts
What Is An Application Deadline? Each college has a Deadline for Applications to be Submitted. Many Deadlines are early (November 1 for several NC Colleges) Some Early Deadlines are for a Binding Decision; this means if you are admitted to the school you are committed to attending that school. Check each application you complete for all deadlines.
The Personal Resume Your list of academic, athletic, and community activities. Study examples Make several copies Begin immediately
The Personal Statement Offers information not found on the application. Explain what you can offer the school. Write it yourself. Have it proofread. Tips at CFNC.org
The Recommendation Complete Request for Letter of Recommendation. (On ACR Website) Make copies for teachers, outside references and counselor. Share where you are applying. Include addressed envelope and stamp**. Give the teacher plenty of time. School Report Forms- Some Recommendations are specific and ask recommenders to complete a form.
Should I Retake The SAT/ACT? SAT-$51 ACT Plus Writing - $52.50 ACR School Code: 340112 www.Collegeboard.com www.Collegeboard.com www.Actstudent.org www.Actstudent.org
SAT Dates 2013 – 2014 Test Dates Registration Deadlines Late Fee Required September 21 st August 23August 24-Sept. 6 SAT October 5September 6September 20-23 ACT October 26September 27September 28- Oct. 11 SAT November 2October 3October 18-21 SAT December 7November 8November 22-25 ACT December 14November 8November 9-22 SAT January 25December 27January 10-14 ACT February 8January 10January 11-24 SAT March 8February 7February 21-24 ACT April 12March 7March 8-21 SAT May 3April 4April 18-21 SAT June 7May 9May 23-28 ACT June 14May 9May 10-23
Community College Placement Testing All first-time, full-time students must take placement tests at Community Colleges in English and Math (Accuplacer) ACT or SAT tests scores may also be considered for placement if scores meet the requirements.
NCAA Eligibility Center Register with the eligibility center After junior year, have Ms. Brigman send your transcript When taking the ACT or SAT, request test scores to be sent to the eligibility center (the code is "9999"). Complete amateurism questionnaire and sign the final authorization signature online on or after April 1 if you are expecting to enroll in college in the fall semester. Request a final transcript with proof of graduation be sent to the eligibility center in June. Check with Ms. Brigman at the end of the school year to make sure she has you on the list.
#5 The Price - How Much Will It Cost? Discuss the cost of attendance as a family Community college & state university vs. private school costs COA ( Cost of Attendance ) EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Financial Need
Types of Financial Aid Merit Awards / Scholarship Need Based Awards / Grants Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loans Work Study
An Overview of Financial Aid Seniors should apply for your PIN number now at www.pin.ed.gov www.pin.ed.gov File the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1, 2014 at www.fafsa.ed.gov www.fafsa.ed.gov Use a FAFSA worksheet to help complete the filing process.
Financial Need Calculation The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined by completing the FAFSA. Outside scholarships and awards are then added to expected family contribution which then decreases the financial aid package offered by the university. Finally, the student’s financial aid package is determined.
Scholarships Register at www.fastweb.com www.fastweb.com Check in Counseling Office. Sign up for Mrs. Wommack’s email list serve!!!
Scholarships It’s a part time job! The Search The Process Tips Deadlines
Highly Competitive Scholarships Davidson’s Bryan Scholarship –athletic UNC-Chapel Hill’s Morehead-Cain Scholarship-school endorsed NC State’s Park Scholarship-can be school endorsed or self-nominated Davidson’s Belk Scholarship-School endorsement required Levine Scholarship-UNC-C
The Class of 2014 What’s Next for You? Encourage the completion of college applications in October and November Take more college visits, if necessary Submit tax information in a timely manner Attend January 9 th FASFA Meeting Complete FAFSA after January 1, 2014 After the final school selection is made, contact schools not chosen Be organized and meet all deadlines!!!!!
Stay Positive!!! The search for the right fit can be exhausting and stressful.
College/University Course of Study English4 Credits Mathematics (Algebra 1 and above)4 Credits Social Studies3 Credits Science3 Credits Foreign Language (same language)2 Credits Cluster/Concentration 28 credits are required to graduate. Colleges may also require additional courses in: Mathematics Science Fine and Performing Arts Computer Science
College Tech Prep English4 Credits Math3 Credits Science 3 Credits Social Studies3 Credits Career/Technical4 Credits 28 Credits are required to graduate.
Questions please contact Mrs. Carter, Kohn, Wommack or Mr. Rumbaugh