Presentation on theme: "Welcome! Counselors: Mr. Brandon Prather: Director Mrs. Dana Mitchell: A - K Mr. Chris Downing: L - Z Senior Class/Yearbook Advisors: Tom & Wendi."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome! Counselors: Mr. Brandon Prather: Director Mrs. Dana Mitchell: A - K Mr. Chris Downing: L - Z Senior Class/Yearbook Advisors: Tom & Wendi Kirsch Mrs. Jan Wright College Corner: Mrs. Kelsey Waddell Audwin Jones, Wright State University
Handouts Presentation Forms important for your student: ACT/SAT Senior Events/Announcements Recommendation Letter Request College Visit Forms Transcript Request Forms Surveys
Senior Class Information Tom & Wendi Kirsch, Senior Class Advisors
Yearbook/Senior Picture Information Mrs. Jan Wright – Yearbook Advisor
Senior Year Timeline Considering Post-Secondary Plans Meeting Graduation Requirements Taking or Retaking the ACT and/or SAT College Applications Financial Aid (FAFSA/Scholarships) Financial Aid Night : October 23, FHS Aud. FAFSA Night: January 29, FHS Media Ctr.
College Application Process Choose the schools to which you’ll apply 3 is a good number Reach, Match, Safety (www.collegeboard.org) Be aware of deadlines & admission types Early Decision - Binding Early Action – Non Binding Regular Decision Rolling Admissions
Factors in the Admission Decision Grades in High School Courses Strength of Curriculum Admission Test Scores (ACT, SAT) Essay or Writing Sample Student’s Demonstrated Interest (visit) Counselor Recommendation Class Rank Teacher Recommendation Subject Test Scores (AP) Portfolio Interview * From the National Association for College Admission Counseling
Additional Factors in the Admission Decision College Size Smaller & more selective schools have a more holistic approach, where larger schools rely more on numbers Class Rank is de-emphasized Essays Those that require them WILL read them Student Diversity *From the National Association for College Admission Counseling
Match, Reach, & Safety Schools Match School – The student’s academic credentials fall well within or exceed the school’s range for average freshman Reach School – The student’s academic credentials are below the school’s range for average freshman. A long shot, but still a possibility. Safety School – Academic credentials are above the school’s range for average freshman. Many reasons to have a safety school including location, finances, etc. * From The Princeton Review
Early Decision vs. Early Action Students apply earlier and are notified of admission decision earlier. Early Decision Student can apply to 1 school early decision Decision is BINDING. If accepted, the student MUST attend the school. Early Action Decision is non-binding. Students can apply to more than 1 school EA. Students have until May 1 to decide if they wish to attend.
Application Process Apply Online Visit Request Transcript Fill out form and give to guidance counselor Request Recommendation Recommendation form for counselors Be aware of deadlines! Apply early, request information early
ACT/SAT Info Registration www.collegeboard.com - SAT www.collegeboard.com www.actstudent.org – ACT www.actstudent.org Test Dates: ACT:SAT: ○ Oct 25, 2014 Nov 8, 2014 ○ Dec 13, 2014 Dec 6, 2014 ○ Feb 7, 2015 Jan 24, 2015 ○ Apr 18, 2015 Mar 14, 2015 ○ June 13, 2015May 2, 2015 ○ June 6, 2015
Financial Aid Financial Aid Night: October 23, 2014 FAFSA Night: January 29, 2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-www.fafsa.ed.gov-qualifies you for grants or student loan assistance to pay for college.www.fafsa.ed.gov FAFSA 4caster: www.FAFSA4caster.ed.gov- gives an estimated EFC based on your income.www.FAFSA4caster.ed.gov Scholarship Websites on handout.
Campus Caravan Tuesday, October 21 st @ 8 a.m. Wright State University Cedarville University $12.00 cash or check to GCCSP Deadline to register Friday 10/17 50 seat capacity (first come, first serve)
College Corner Additional resource for all FHS students Kelsey Waddell, AmeriCorps Greene County College Success Partnership