Presentation on theme: "The Kingsway Regional High School Guidance Department presents COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT FOR JUNIORS Fall 2012."— Presentation transcript:
The Kingsway Regional High School Guidance Department presents COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT FOR JUNIORS Fall 2012
Charting Your Course A Timeline
What can we do to start the college selection process?
PSAT Test date - Saturday October 20 th Second opportunity National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test Scores distributed in December. Planning with PSAT video on website To register – bring check made out to Kingsway for $22.00 to the Guidance Office. Deadline to register is Oct 17 th
SAT Testing Dates Test Dates *offered at KRHS Test Regular Registration Deadline (postmark/ submit by) Late Registration Deadline (fee applies) October 6, 2012*SAT & Subject TestsSeptember 7, 2012September 21, 2012 November 3, 2012SAT & Subject TestsOctober 4, 2012October 19, 2012 December 1, 2012*SAT & Subject TestsNovember 1, 2012November 16, 2012 January 26, 2013*SAT & Subject TestsDecember 28, 2012January 11, 2013 March 9, 2013SAT onlyFebruary 8, 2013February 22, 2013 May 4, 2013SAT & Subject TestsApril 5, 2013April 18, 2013 June 1, 2013*SAT & Subject TestsMay 2, 2013May 17, 2013
How do we obtain information about various colleges? Family/Friends Printed Materials Internet College KRHS Guidance Counselors Websites College Admission Counselors College Fairs Family Connections
What is Family Connections? Family Connections/Naviance is a comprehensive website used to facilitate the career/college search process.
Local College Fairs October 11, GCPCA College Fair at Gloucester County College Gymnasium 6:00 to 8:00 pm November 1, 2012 – NACAC National College Fair Atlantic City Convention Ctr 9:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m./6:00 to 8:30 p.m. November 4, 2012 – NACAC National College Fair Pennsylvania Convention Center 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Future Plans of the Class of 2012 Higher Education - 81% Four Year College - 48% Two Year College - 33% Proprietary School - 1% Employment/Other – 19%
2 Year College Options Transfer – to 4 year institution Career – preparation for the workplace Certificate – enhances resume
Selecting A College Or University
FACTORS TO CONSIDER: MajorMajor SizeSize LocationLocation CostCost State vs. PrivateState vs. Private SelectivitySelectivity Student lifeStudent life ActivitiesActivities
WHAT FACTORS ARE USED TO EVALUATE STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION?
Factors used to evaluate students include: GPA Class Rank Standardized Tests Transcript Recommendation/ Evaluations Essays Activities
What about students with special needs?
College Programs for Students With Special Needs Students are evaluated for admission based on the same academic criteria as all other students. There are different levels of services offered by schools. Know what program accommodations your student needs to succeed at the college level.
Is there an athlete in your house? At what level are you looking to compete? Division I, II or III Are you looking for financial assistance based on athletics?
What can we do in the Spring of Junior year to prepare for the college application process? Sign the Transcript Release form. Create Resume in Family Connection Complete Student Profile Form. Request letters of evaluation. Send SAT scores to prospective colleges. Attend College Open Houses in spring. Plan for summer college visits. Explore Admissions websites. MAKE A PLAN!
Where Do We Find Scholarships? The colleges Financial Aid Office The Scholarship Newsletter published by the Guidance Office Private affiliations Places of employment Websites Newspapers
Junior Year... Take that big step and let it begin today!