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PREPARING FOR THE NEXT STEP THE COLLEGE PROCESS. OBJECTIVES To explore post high school options. Students will understand the criteria colleges use for.

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1 PREPARING FOR THE NEXT STEP THE COLLEGE PROCESS

2 OBJECTIVES To explore post high school options. Students will understand the criteria colleges use for admission Students will understand the parts of a college application Students will explore factors they should consider when selecting a college Students will learn about the transcript process Students will complete college knowledge survey Students will complete end of the year survey

3 POST HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS

4 WHAT CRITERIA STUDENTS USE Size Location  Distance from home  Location of campus (suburb, city, rural) Academic programs Special programs Cost Reputation Dorms, food, culture of campus Extra Curricular Activities i.e. athletics, theater, music, art

5 WHAT’S IMPORTANT?

6 PARTS OF A COLLEGE APPLICATION The Application Form: Most applications can be found online but it may be possible to request a hard copy. Many colleges also accept The Common Application. No matter what school or what application, these will be important components:  Personal and Educational Info (name, address, phone number, , citizenship and residency information, high schools you have attended, college credits you have earned, parental information, senior year schedule, standardized test scores)  Honors and Awards  Activities: Extracurricular, Personal, and Volunteer  Employment, Internships, and Summer Activities (You may be able to submit a resume in addition to the activity section of the application.)

7 PARTS OF A COLLEGE APPLICATION The Application Form continued:  Essays, short answer and/or a longer personal essay  Disciplinary information  Application Fee  Signature For certain majors, you may be required to audition or have to submit a portfolio. A complete application also includes transcripts, recommendations, test scores, school profile, and often a mid year report.

8 HOW DO I KNOW WHAT I LIKE IN A SCHOOL? VISIT! VISIT! VISIT! VISIT! VISIT! Take a tour Talk to students on campus Watch an athletic event or academic event Talk to admissions counselors Visit with the admissions rep that come to Glenelg ASK YOURSELF: HOW DO I FIT INTO THIS CAMPUS?

9 MAKING A LIST 1-2 Reach Schools  Long shot for admission; your academics are below admission averages /50 Schools  Good candidate; your academics are exactly within admission averages 1-2 Likely Schools  Strong candidate; your academics are above admission averages Be sure to have safe schools academically and financially on your list!

10 COLLEGE APPLICATION CHECKLIST WAIVER OF RIGHTS PARENT INPUT COUNSELOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION TEACHER LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION TRANSCRIPT REQUEST TIMELINE THE TRANSCRIPT PROCESS

11 COLLEGE APPLICATION CHECKLIST

12 WAIVER OF RIGHTS

13 Complete and return to Student Services by June 1 st. No transcripts can be requested in the fall unless this is returned. Complete and return to Student Services by June 1 st. No transcripts can be requested in the fall unless this is returned.

14 PARENT INPUT

15 NAVIANCE Parent Home Page  About Me tab  Surveys To Take (left hand side)  Parent Information Form *This is optional but strongly encouraged PARENT INFORMATION FORM Due Date: JUNE 1 Due Date: JUNE 1

16 COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATIO N

17 NAVIANCE Home Page  About Me tab  Surveys To Take (left hand side)  Counselor Input Form COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION INPUT FORM Due Date: JUNE 1 Due Date: JUNE 1

18 Please answer with great DETAIL!! Please answer with great DETAIL!!

19 TEACHER RECOMMENDATIO N

20 NAVIANCE Home Page  About Me tab  Surveys To Take (left hand side)  Teacher Input Form Maximum of 2 teachers TEACHER RECOMMENDATION INPUT FORM Due Date: June 1st Before completing this form get verbal commitment from the teachers writing recommendations Due Date: June 1st Before completing this form get verbal commitment from the teachers writing recommendations

21 Please answer with great DETAIL!! Please answer with great DETAIL!!

22 TRANSCRIPT REQUEST

23 TIMELINE

24 TIMELINE REMINDERS Wavier of Right to Recommendations Counselor Recommendation Input Form Teacher Recommendation Input Forms Parent Input Form DUE JUNE 2015

25 TIMELINE REMINDERS Transcript Request Form  The registrar will add all colleges listed on request form to “Colleges I’m Applying To” in Naviance Teacher Recommendation Request Form DUE NEXT FALL

26 CLOSING THOUGHTS Use multiple resources when researching colleges  Cross reference different websites and utilize print publications. It is important to keep all your options open! START NOW!!!!!!

27 AND NOW… Log onto Naviance Complete the “College and Me-Post Survey” Start your teacher and counselor input surveys


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