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2 Tonight’s Agenda 6:00-6:30ESHS Counselor Presentation 6:30-7:00Session #1 CommonsUniversity of Nebraska-Omaha AuditoriumRockhurst University Breakout AWayne State College Breakout BDoane College Media CenterMetro Community College 7:00-7:30Session #2 Repeat of Session #1 Presentations

3 ESHS Counseling Center A-GJason Gosnell H-NMeggan Coghill O-ZSteve Patras SecretaryJean Krusemark

4 The College Application Process: A Five Step Approach Step 1:Research your options Step 2: Complete your application Step 3: Register for tests and request your scores Step 4: Complete a transcript request form Step 5: Ask for letters of recommendation

5 Step 1: Research Your Options Explore Naviance College Reps College Search Scholarship Search Participate in campus visits. Try to visit when school is in session. Seniors are allowed 2 college visit days See Mrs. Krusemark for a pre-arranged absence form Other resources Visit the ESHS Counseling Center Attend college fairs Visit with former students/alumni

6 Step 1: Research Your Options Learn about each school’s requirements Core Course Requirements Four years of Math? Foreign Language? Etc. Performance Requirements Grade Point Average Test Scores Class Rank

7 Step 1: Research Your Options Admissions officers consider your academic and personal qualifications Academic Transcript Trends in Grades/ Courses Current Schedule Personal School Involvement Leadership Community Service

8 Step 2: Complete Your Application Follow deadlines carefully Help proofread your student’s on-line applications Follow the college’s application checklist Create a back-up plan

9 Step 3: Register for Tests and Request Your Scores ACT Registration Deadlines September 21st for the October 27th test November 2nd for the December 8 th test Note new security enhancements. These include: Uploading a photo when registering, which will be matched to student on test day Student must bring photo ID and admission ticket to test center. Students cannot test without both. Major changes to standby testing (make sure you register by the deadline or you will not be able to test) Student must provide their high school name at registration, and the HS will automatically receive the score report. Send Scores to the Colleges of Your Choice Your student is responsible for selecting the colleges that receive your scores (and ordering additional score reports if necessary) Make sure that Elkhorn South receives a copy Test Preparation A list of test preparation companies is available on the ESHS Counseling Center website or stop in the ESHS Counseling Center

10 Step 4: Request a Transcript The student must request the transcript through their counselor Transcripts contain your student’s: GPA class rank course history a list of classes in progress

11 Step 5: Ask for letters of recommendation (as needed) Help your student identify adults who will give him/her a positive recommendation Provide two weeks notice to the teachers Make sure your student gives the person writing the letter a resume or a list of accomplishments Encourage your student to write a thank you note when the letter is complete Remember, your student is responsible for obtaining and delivering the letters!!!

12 Other Considerations Scholarships Apply throughout your senior year Local vs. National Renewable and Nonrenewable Financial Planning Night on January 19 th Educationquest College Athletics NCAA Division I or II register with: NAIA register with: ACT scores must come directly from ACT See your counselor if you have questions MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER as a student attending ELKHORN SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL in Omaha, Nebraska

13 and remember…

14 Tonight’s Agenda 6:00-6:30ESHS Counselor Presentation 6:30-7:00Session #1 CommonsUniversity of Nebraska-Omaha AuditoriumRockhurst University Breakout AWayne State College Breakout BDoane University Media CenterMetro Community College 7:00-7:30Session #2 Repeat of Session #1 Presentations


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