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6:30-7:15: Theresa Yerger and Bill Baillie 7:20-8:30: College Admissions Panel University of Notre Dame Pennsylvania State University Temple University Villanova University
9/12October SAT registration deadline 9/24JET tour at MMA 7:45am – 8:30am 9/26Delaware County Regional College Fair 6:30 – 8:00 PM 10/6Faculty In-service: GREAT COLLEGE VISIT DAY 10/9 Montgomery County Regional College Fair 6:30-8:30 PM 10/15 PSAT: Application Writing Day10/16 10/16 Financial Aid Night at MMA 7:00 PM
As parents you have many roles in the college admissions process: Listener Advocate Advisor of deadlines College trip organizer Researcher Cheerleader
Read the College Counseling webpages What’s New in College Counseling E-mails and MMA e-newsletter Check Naviance Upcoming college events/open houses Scholarships College Rep visits (over 50 to date)
Students feel a sense of urgency to gain college acceptances, but often get frustrated and stymied with all the work that is expected. Listen, be the asker of questions instead of provider of answers. This process begins the year of “Letting Go” for both you and your daughter.
There is a place for every student after high school. Need to look for “Best Fit” not “Best School” (with room to grow.) Find a place where your daughter can be successful both academically and socially.
The BLUE formInterview Tips Application Procedure &Tips Teacher Recommendations College Visitors
September and October test dates for most EA/ED dates. Results need to be sent DIRECTLY to colleges (done through testing agency) www.collegeboard.org www.collegeboard.org www.actstudent.org www.actstudent.org TEST SCORES ARE NOT ON TRANSCRIPT FAIRTEST.ORG – test optional (over 800 schools)
Early Decision – binding. Must attend and withdraw other applications Early Action – Not binding have until May 1 st to decide. Rolling Admissions – generally informed of admission status 4-6 weeks after materials received. Regular Admissions – wait until April. Except for ED, you have until May 1 st to decide and send ONE tuition deposit
Use Naviance scattergrams and “compare me” tool to determine categories. Good Match Schools – apply to 2-3 of these Compatibility between student grades and academic quality of the school’s freshman profile. Reach Schools – apply to 1-2 of these If you’re thinking “it won’t hurt to try” then it is more than likely a reach school. Likely to Accept– apply to 1-2 of these More than likely will not turn you away. Your child must be happy and willing to attend this school.
Proofread! Colleges may ask for essays, teacher recommendations, transcripts, application fee. Check college websites for requirements Apply early to minimize stress Nov. 30 for Penn State Nov. 1 for rolling admissions or “specialty” programs (nursing, PT, PA, engineering, etc.)
Common Application – Everything is sent electronically to over 500 member schools. Individual online college application Priority/Fast Track /VIP offers Student Portion - including supplements, essay(s)and fee, if applicable File/save any confirmation e-mails “Incomplete application” e-mails
Official Transcript School Profile (available on web) Counselor Letter of Recommendation School Report Mid-year grades to EVERY college For the Class of 2014, we sent out over 900 sets of these school components Teachers send letters of recommendation
This is to be filled out and handed directly to your daughter’s counselor. This helps us stay organized and know when our responsibilities have been completed. Start accepting after individual appointment Hand in 2-3 weeks in advance of deadline
College visits are important – like test driving a new car Overnight visit if college permits or sit in on a class 2 college visit days (excused absences) Go off the beaten path Attend local receptions Visit with reps at MMA
Financial Aid Meeting – October 16 th What can you do this fall? Check each colleges financial aid webpage for deadlines and FAFSA/CSS Profile. Get tax information together as soon as possible. Use net price calculators, FAFSA estimators
Stay Informed Apply Early Demonstrate Interest Blue Form