3 What can we do to start the college selection process?
4 PSAT Test date - Saturday October 20th Second opportunity National Merit Scholarship Qualifying TestScores distributed in December.Planning with PSAT video on websiteTo register – bring check made out to “Kingsway” for $22.00 to the Guidance Office.Deadline to register is Oct 17th
6 How do we obtain information about various colleges? Family/FriendsPrinted MaterialsInternetCollege KRHSGuidance CounselorsWebsitesCollege Admission CounselorsCollege FairsFamily Connections
7 What is Family Connections? Family Connections/Naviance is a comprehensive website used to facilitate the career/college search process.
8 Local College FairsOctober 11, GCPCA College Fair at Gloucester County College Gymnasium 6:00 to 8:00 pmNovember 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.
9 Future Plans of the Class of 2012 Higher Education - 81%Four Year College - 48%Two Year College - 33%Proprietary School - 1%Employment/Other – 19%
10 2 Year College Options Transfer – to 4 year institution Career – preparation for the workplaceCertificate – enhances resume
17 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.
18 Is there an athlete in your house? At what level are you looking to compete?Division I, II or IIIAre you looking for financial assistance based on athletics?
19 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 ConnectionComplete 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!
20 Where Do We Find Scholarships? The college’s Financial Aid OfficeThe Scholarship Newsletter published by the Guidance OfficePrivate affiliationsPlaces of employmentWebsitesNewspapers
21 Junior Year . . .Take that big step and let it begin today!