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1 MSD Washington Township College and Career Readiness December 18, 2011

2 Our Purpose: To share information about the process of preparing for opportunities after high school

3 Why should my student continue? Income (2009 Census) High School Dropout - $20,000 High School Graduate - $30,627 Some College - $32,295 Associate’s Degree (2-years) - $39, 771 Bachelor’s Degree (4 – years) - $56,655

4 Student Speaker

5 How do I begin preparing? It all starts in middle school. Career Research Getting good grades Attendance Getting involved with clubs, activities, sports Participate in programs like AVID

6 Freshman Year - Plan courses with your counselor (learn about graduation requirements) Get involved in a school activity or two and community service Review the “Learn More Indiana” website: for career, college and financial aid information

7 Sophomore Year Review college search, financial aid and career websites Take the PSAT (in school) Register with Naviance (in school), a web-based college & scholarship search program Visit a college campus over the summer

8 Junior Year Take the most challenging courses you can Prepare for and take the SAT and/or the ACT Meet with college representatives at NCHS and visit their campuses

9 Senior Year Retake the SAT and/or the ACT Apply to colleges by their deadlines, which vary Apply for financial aid and scholarships

10 What are my options? – 2 year 2-year college (such as Ivy Tech Community College) Low cost Live at home Many locations Flexible – Students can attend part-time and work

11 4 – Year State or Public 4-year state or public college (such as Ball State University, Indiana University, IUPUI, Purdue University, Indiana State University) May either live on campus or at home More courses and majors available

12 4 Year Private 4-year private college (such as Butler University, University of Indianapolis, Marian University) Higher cost, but often more financial aid Personal attention “Family” atmosphere

13 IVY TECH – Alice Overton

14 How do I pay for school? Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) The form required by all colleges to apply for financial assistance. Filing timeline: Between January 1 st and March 10 th of the senior year Register for a student PIN and a parent PIN (Personal Information Number) early in the senior year FAFSA Day at North Central High School Monday, February 13 th, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (by appointment)

15 How does MSDWT support refugees in this process? ENL Teachers College Counselor Translators Navigators Learning Center Bridge AVID


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