Presentation on theme: "POST SECONDARY OPTIONS. 5 POTENTIAL PATHS ENTER THE WORK FORCE 2 YEAR TECHNICAL COLLEGE (CVTC) 2 YEAR EXTENSION (UW-BARRON) 4 YEAR UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE."— Presentation transcript:
5 POTENTIAL PATHS ENTER THE WORK FORCE 2 YEAR TECHNICAL COLLEGE (CVTC) 2 YEAR EXTENSION (UW-BARRON) 4 YEAR UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE (UWEC) MILITARY
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 22.0 TOTAL CREDITS MINIMUM 4.0 ENGLISH 2.0 MATH 0.5 HEALTH 2.5 SCIENCE 3.0 SOCIAL STUDIES 1.5 PE 8.5 ELECTIVES 4 YEAR UNIVERSITIES *3.0 SCIENCE *3.0 - 4.0 MATH SOME REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF TWO YEARS OF A WORLD LANGUAGE. COUNSELORS WILL SEND TRANSCRIPT/CREDIT CHECK BY THE END OF JUNE.
Memorial High School Profile Average GPA: Class of 20143.312 Class of 20153.084 Average ACT:24.2 Post High School Plans: 61% - 4-year University 18% - 2-year/ Technical College 21% - Work/Military
GPA=GRADE POINT AVERAGE A= 4.00D+= 1.33 A- = 3.67D= 1.00 B+= 3.33D-= 0.67 B = 3.00F= 0.00 B-= 2.67 C+= 2.33 C= 2.00 C-= 1.67
CLASS RANK EACH SEMESTER YOUR GPA IS CALCULATED AND YOUR CUMULATIVE GPA IS ALSO CALCULATED. THIS GPA IS THEN COMPARED TO ALL STUDENTS IN YOUR GRADE AND THIS DETERMINES YOUR RANK.
WHO USES GPA/RANK? WORK FORCE 2 YR TECH. COLL. 2 YR EXTENSION 4 YR UNIV. MILITARY -POSSIBLY ON APP. -NOT FOR ADMISSION -YES -NO
DO I HAVE TO TAKE ANY TESTS? WORK FORCE 2 YR TECH. COLL. 2 YR EXTENSION 4 YR UNIV. MILITARY -NOT NECESSARILY -YES, COMPASS OR ACT -YES, ACT -YES, ACT/SAT -YES, ASVAB
TESTING INFORMATION COMPASS – OFFERED AT MHS IN STUDENT SERVICES OR AT CVTC. ($20.00) ACT – FREE OPPORTUNITY AT MHS ON MARCH 3 RD TYPICALLY END OF JUNIOR YEAR, SIGN UP ONLINE *$38.00 without writing *$54.50 with writing ASVAB – CAN TAKE AT MHS IN THE FALL 2015, SIGN UP IN STUDENT SERVICES.
Entrance Exams College/University ACT/SAT Acceptance Scores vary based on Institution Technical College COMPASS *offered here at MHS in Student Services Certain programs may have a waiting list for admission Military ASVAB *offered at MHS on November 1 st Great career inventory Not administered by the military If you are eligible for free/reduced lunch, you are also eligible for other fee waivers
ACT ACT is preferred in the Midwest. Apply online at www.actstudent.orgwww.actstudent.org School code is 500-575 ACT/ACT Plus Writing Students should check with their schools to see if the writing test is required or go to www.actstudent.orgwww.actstudent.org Colleges use the best score for admission Preparing for the ACT www.knowhow2gowisconsin.org www.knowhow2gowisconsin.org www.testprepreview.com www.testprepreview.com UWEC ACT Prep course WISCareers ACT practice tests See counselors for additional ideas
2015-2016 ACT Test Dates ACT Test DatesRegistration Deadline - $38.00 without Writing test - $54.50 with Writing test Late Registration Deadline - Add $24 late fee June 13, 2015May 8May 9-22 September 12August 7August 8–21 October 24September 18September 19–October 2 December 12November 6November 7–20 February 6, 2016January 8January 9–15 April 9, 2016March 4March 5–18
SAT School code is 500-575 Test DateRegistration Deadline (Late fee required) May 2April 6April 21 June 6May 8May 27
Advanced Placement Exams Cost: $91.00 Credits translated to UW-System: UWHELP.WISCONSIN.EDU Test Dates and Information: apcentral.collegeboard.com It is highly recommended that students planning to attend post-secondary education to take at least one AP course before graduation.
WHAT IS BEST FOR ME? WISCAREERS IS A GREAT RESOURCE FREE TO YOU! mhs-c525 to register USERNAME=STUDENT ID# PASSWORD=PHONE NUMBER or LAST NAME
Wisconsin Education Fair Oct 1, 2014, offered to all juniors. Statistics? Date for 2015?
Application Process Apply online Application Fee Transcripts - Parchment ACT Scores College Visits LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED?
Types of Financial Aid Grants Work study employment Loans Scholarships
Financial Aid FAFSA- loans, work study, grants Apply for pin - student and parent - www.pin.ed.gov Apply in January of senior year www.fafsa.gov www.fafsa.gov Beware of other sites that cost money – it is a scam. This is FREE! www.fafsa4caster.com www.fafsa4caster.com Everyone qualifies for some type of financial aid so EVERYONE should apply Financial Aid Night January at NORTH High School College Goal Sunday February at CVTC
Scholarships Scholarship board in Student Services. Hard copies available Also posted on Memorial’s website. MHS home page Main Office Student services Current scholarships www.fastweb.com
Financial Aid Resources UWEC Financial Aid Office 836-3373 CVTC Financial Aid Office 833-6252 Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program 836-3171 or 855-7685 Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-4-Fed-Aid (1-800-433-3243) Helpful websites for financial aid: www.heab.state.wi.us/ www.heab.state.wi.us/ www.studentaid.ed.gov www.studentaid.ed.gov email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet Resources MHS website – www.memorial.ecasd.uswww.memorial.ecasd.us WisCareers – www.wiscareers.wisc.eduwww.wiscareers.wisc.edu ACT – www.actstudent.orgwww.actstudent.org CollegeBoard – www.collegeboard.orgwww.collegeboard.org FAFSA –www.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov UW System – www.uwhelp.wisconsin.eduwww.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu WI Technical Colleges-www.witechcolleges.orgwww.witechcolleges.org WI Private Colleges-www.waicu.orgwww.waicu.org UM – Twin Cities-www.umn.eduwww.umn.edu MN Colleges & Univ.-www.mnscu.eduwww.mnscu.edu MN Private Colleges-www.mnprivatecolleges.orgwww.mnprivatecolleges.org