Class of 2010 COLLEGE NIGHT April Inouye College & Career Counselor Kalaheo High School August 20, 2009
High School vs. Recommended Minimum 4-year College Requirements 4 credits English 4 credits History 3 credits Math 3 credits Science 1 credit of Physical Education 1/2 credit of Health 1/2 credit Personal Transition Plan 2 credits in one of the following: –World Language (same language) –Fine Arts –Career & Technical Education 6 credits of Electives (any subject area) Total 24 credits 4 credits English 4 credits History 3 credits Math (must include Algebra 1 & 2, geometry) 3 credits Science (lab) 2+ credits World Language 1+ credits Fine/Performing Art Honors and Advanced Placement courses are the highest offered on campus
Types of Colleges: 2-year community college or junior college 4-year college/university Public - state funded, generally larger in size, cost of tuition for state resident is significantly lower Private - private funding, generally smaller in size, cost for all students is the same, tend to be more generous with financial aid
Components of the Admission Package: Course Rigor - competitive courses like Honors and Advanced Placement Grades - cumulative (9th-11th) grade point average Test Scores - release scores from testing agency to college SAT Reasoning Test ACT (writing optional but recommended) SAT Subject tests - college specific Teacher Recommendations - REQUIRE minimum 2 week advance notice AND resume Resume - activities from grades 9-12 - schools looking for depth; sample format available Essay Interview Displayed interests
Testing SAT: Reasoning Test (www.collegeboard.org) SAT: Reasoning Test (www.collegeboard.org) $45.00, offered seven times a school year at various locations $45.00, offered seven times a school year at various locations Critical Reading Critical Reading Math - includes Algebra 2 Math - includes Algebra 2 Writing - multiple choice + essay Writing - multiple choice + essay Send scores to 4 college/universities or programs for free at time of registration Send scores to 4 college/universities or programs for free at time of registration ACT (www.actstudent.org) ACT (www.actstudent.org) $47.00 (with writing), offered six times a school year at various locations $47.00 (with writing), offered six times a school year at various locations English English Reading Reading Math Math Science Science OPTIONAL Writing Section - required by many colleges OPTIONAL Writing Section - required by many colleges Send scores to 4 colleges/universities or programs for free at time of registration Send scores to 4 colleges/universities or programs for free at time of registration SAT: Subject Test - college specific (www.collegeboard.org) SAT: Subject Test - college specific (www.collegeboard.org) Can take up to three subjects on one test date Can take up to three subjects on one test date Fee waivers available to Juniors and Seniors who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Request waiver prior to registering for test(s). Fee waivers available to Juniors and Seniors who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Request waiver prior to registering for test(s). Most colleges and universities take best scores from separate test dates. Check with individual college. Most colleges and universities take best scores from separate test dates. Check with individual college. Kalaheo High School Code is 120143. Kalaheo High School Code is 120143.
College Search www.collegeboard.org www.actstudent.org www.nacacnet.org www.fastweb.com Individual colleges/universities University of Hawaii Schools - www.hawaii.edu Hawaii Pacific University - www.hpu.edu Chaminade University - www.chaminade.edu Univ. of California Schools - www.universityof california.edu/admissions California State Schools - www.csumentor.edu
College Preparation Attend College/University Speaker Sessions at Kalaheo High School – announced in school and on the website Attend Off-campus Receptions usually held at a hotel Attend the College & Career Fair on November 13, 2009 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall (hawaiiccfair.org) and/or the NACAC College Fair on April 22, 2010 (nacacnet.org) Attend Financial Aid Night at Kalaheo in January 2010 Visit Colleges/Universities during school breaks
College Examples: California State Schools: Priority application window - Oct. 1-Nov. 30, 2009 Must have SAT: Reasoning Test or ACT www.csumentor.edu University of California Schools: Priority application window - Nov. 1-30, 2009 Must have SAT: Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing and SAT: Subject Tests (2 different subject areas) www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions University of Hawaii at Manoa: Priority application deadline: Jan. 4, 2010 17 core courses (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language) Must have SAT: Reasoning Test score of 510/510/510 or ACT score of 22/22/22 Cum. GPA of 2.8+ Be in top 40% of graduating class www.hawaii.edu
Transcripts: Transcript Request - REQUIRE minimum 3 business day turn around time, parent signature required, $1.00 per request; submit to the office room 6. Questions on the status of processing, contact the Student Service office at #254-7900 x202 or the Registrar. Numerical SAT/ACT test scores posted if high school code is provided at the time of registration for the SAT or ACT. Most colleges/universities require the test scores to be sent directly from the testing agency. Essay (both SAT/ACT) is RELEASED only from the testing agency. Many colleges REQUIRE the essay and extra cost incurred if released after the time of registration.
Financial Aid: Financial Aid Night - January 2010 at Kalaheo High Library FAFSA - submit no earlier than Jan. 1, 2010 using your 2009 Federal Tax Return figures, www.fafsa.ed.gov –Financial Aid Estimator – www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov CSS Profile - college specific, www.collegeboard.org Institutional Financial Aid Supplements Scholarships Search on your own Institutional – Look at the Financial Aid or department website for the college or university (www.hawaii.edu/fas, starter.sdsu.edu/fao, oregonstate.edu/financialaid) Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) -www.wiche.edu/sep Kalaheo Scholarship Lists Kamehameha School Scholarship - for Native Hawaiians - www.pauahi.org or www.ksbe.edu Hawaii Community Foundation – www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org National Database Searches - Fastweb.com, meritaid.com or scholarships.com Don’t let the “sticker price” of a college stop the application process.
Athletics: NCAA Division I or Division II To search by sport - www.ncaa.org To register with the NCAA Clearinghouse - www.ncaaclearinghouse.net Be sure to print out forms 1 & 2 and submit with $2 to Room 6 Be sure to send SAT and/or ACT scores directly from testing agency to the NCAA Clearinghouse. Students who are eligible for SAT or ACT fee waivers, can also receive an NCAA Clearinghouse fee waiver. NAIA www.naia.org Athletic Scholarships Search on your own Make contact with coaches at the colleges/universities
Other Information: PTSA Newsletter – comes in the mail monthly College & Career Center Newsletter available for pick up only or download on the College Link on the Kalaheo Website Visit the NEW Kalaheo Website at http://kalaheohigh.org Various websites www.collegeboard.com www.act.org www.nacacnet.org Any questions?? Email: April_Inouye@notes.k12.hi.us or call #254-7924 Counselors: –Joy Kahahawai-Welch – last names A-F –Kelli Taniguchi – last names G-M –Colleen Cashman-Valdez – last names N-Z