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2 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

3  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

4  As parents you have many roles in the college admissions process:  Listener  Advocate  Advisor of deadlines  College trip organizer  Researcher  Cheerleader

5 Let your daughter take OWNERSHIP!

6  Read the College Counseling webpages  What’s New in College Counseling  s and MMA e-newsletter  Check Naviance  Upcoming college events/open houses  Scholarships  College Rep visits (over 50 to date)

7  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.

8  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.

9 The BLUE formInterview Tips Application Procedure &Tips Teacher Recommendations College Visitors

10  September and October test dates for most EA/ED dates.  Results need to be sent DIRECTLY to colleges (done through testing agency)    TEST SCORES ARE NOT ON TRANSCRIPT  FAIRTEST.ORG – test optional (over 800 schools)

11  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

12  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.

13  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.)

14  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 s  “Incomplete application” s

15  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

16  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

17  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

18  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

19  Stay Informed  Apply Early  Demonstrate Interest  Blue Form


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