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1 The Kingsway Regional High School Guidance Department

2 Charting Your Course A Timeline

3 What can we do to start the college selection process?

4 PSAT Test date - Saturday October 20th 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 17th

5 SAT Testing Dates Test 2012-13 Test Dates *offered at KRHS
Regular Registration Deadline (postmark/ submit by) Late Registration Deadline (fee applies) October 6, 2012* SAT & Subject Tests September 7, 2012 September 21, 2012 November 3, 2012 October 4, 2012 October 19, 2012 December 1, 2012* November 1, 2012 November 16, 2012 January 26, 2013* December 28, 2012 January 11, 2013 March 9, 2013 SAT only February 8, 2013 February 22, 2013 May 4, 2013 April 5, 2013 April 18, 2013 June 1, 2013* May 2, 2013 May 17, 2013

6 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

7 What is Family Connections?
Family Connections/Naviance is a comprehensive website used to facilitate the career/college search process.

8 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.

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 workplace Certificate – enhances resume

11 Selecting A College Or University

12 FACTORS TO CONSIDER: Major Size Location Cost State vs. Private
Selectivity Student life Activities


14 Factors used to evaluate students include:
GPA Class Rank Standardized Tests Transcript Recommendation/ Evaluations Essays Activities

15 Standardized Tests

16 What about students with special needs?

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 III Are 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 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!

20 Where Do We Find Scholarships?
The college’s Financial Aid Office The Scholarship Newsletter published by the Guidance Office Private affiliations Places of employment Websites Newspapers

21 Junior Year . . . Take that big step and let it begin today!

22 Good luck!

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