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2 BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR COLLEGE PLANNING JANUARY 2015

3 The Road to College Planning

4 FINDING THE COLLEGE THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU!!

5 GOAL 1. Admission to college 2. Graduation from college

6 THE MANY TYPES OF COLLEGES Public v. Private Selective v. Open Admission Two-year v. Four-year Commuter v. Residential Large City v. College Town

7 Some Students May Begin at 2-year Colleges  Meet basic high school core requirements  Build their GPA  Take college core classes  Keep cost down  Obtain employment  You still must apply and submit a high school transcript.

8 WHERE TO GO FOR SOURCES OF INFORMATION  College catalogs, DVDs, and computer- based services  College representatives and college fairs  Parents, students and alumni  Directories and test score reports  Internet/Websites  Senior Bulletin Board in the East

9 College Visitations To Brunswick High School

10 CAMPUS VISIT  Plan an interview with an admissions officer  Arrange an interview with financial aid officer  Talk with students  Tour campus  Sit in on a class  Stay overnight  Student newspaper

11 APPLY FOR ADMISSION AND OBSERVE DEADLINES  Narrow your choices  Review college admission test requirements  Know application fees and deadlines  Know scholarship requirements

12 ADMISSIONS CRITERIA GPA/Challenging high school curriculum ACT/SAT scores Activities Other

13 WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET IN? First Com puls ory educ ation law adop ted in Mas sach usett s in 1952 Mod ern hom e scho oling date s back to the 1960’ s with the emer genc e of the “hip pie cultu re” Gre w in popu larity in the 1970’ s with fund ame ntali st Chri stian s

14 HOW MANY APPLICATIONS?? NO SET RULE Apply to at least ONE Academically/Financially SAFE

15 BHS APPLICATION PROCESS Complete Application electronically or in traditional manner THEN Submit to guidance office: Application itself (unless done on-line) College Prep Form/Counselor forms (if required). If student is completing the Common Application or their application requires a recommendation, students need to complete the “Student Input Form for Counselor Recommendation.” Application fee (if required) High School transcript request and $2.00

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17 All colleges require that you send them a copy of your OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT with the college application.

18 A transcript is a copy of a student’s high school record. WHAT IS A TRANSCRIPT

19 A TRANSCRIPT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: Courses and grades (semester only) Grade Point Average (Cumulative) Class Rank Credits Earned Days Absent Days Tardy ACT, SAT OGT Scores

20 TRANSCRIPT

21 REMEMBER!! working days are required to process transcripts & applications working days are required to process transcripts & applications

22 N ATIONAL C OLLEGE A THLETIC A SSOCIATION College-bound student athletes must register with the NCAA if hoping to play sports at a Division I or Division II school Registering can be done on-line at Transcripts are required to complete application

23 BHS is a testing site for ACT – Test SiteNumber:

24 American College Test ACT Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT All four year colleges require SAT or ACT scores to gain admission. Most colleges accept either test. Tests are administered on Saturday mornings: ACT - offered six times throughout the year SAT – offered seven times throughout the year Register on-line at

25 ACT/SAT TEST DATES TEST TEST DATE DEADLINE TEST TEST DATE DEADLINE ACT April 18 th March 13 th ACT June 13 th May 8 th SAT March 14 th February 13 th SATMay 2 rd April 6 th SATJune 6 th May 8 th It is strongly recommended that you take the writing portion of both tests.

26 Make a slide to recommend that students use the PSAT log in to help them prepare for the ACT/SAT and help with the college search process. Students who took the PSAT can log onto the College Board’s “My College Quick Start” and receive the following information: The log-on information is available on the PSAT Score Report that was received in December.

27 COLLEGE FAIRS A great opportunity to meet admissions counselors from the universities you are interested in and asking questions about the campus, majors offered, etc… Cleveland National College Fair Sunday, April 12 th, 1:00 - 4:00 PM Cleveland Convention Center

28 MONEY IS NOT IMPORTANT YET!!

29 Ways financial need can be met – Loans – Grants – Scholarships – Work-study – Co-op – Other sources

30 Thursday, March 12 7:00 p.m. Performing Arts Center


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