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(This power point will be posted on the FMHS website) Flower Mound High School COUNSELING CENTER Life after High School: Finding the Best Match
Step 1: Consider your options Four Year University Two Year Community College Career/Technical School Military Enlistment/ROTC Scholarship/Academies Workforce Gap year
Step 2: Discover Your Resources and Start your Research FMHS Website www.fmhs.lisdWebsite Career cruising Career cruising Counselors – College Career Center Teachers, Friends, Family on the LISD web Jr/Sr Handbook
Make your senior year count Senior year – an opportunity to strengthen skills and broaden experiences – in school and out Colleges pay particular attention to the senior schedule and performance
College Timeline p. 39 May (11 th grade)/Sept. Start college planning folder Start college planning folder Register for NCAA Clearinghouse Register for NCAA Clearinghouse ACT/SAT ACT/SAT Senior rec. forms Senior rec. forms Request for Transcript Request for Transcript Includes request for Rec. Common Application Common Application Scholarship search Scholarship search Essays – p. 62 HB Essays College Visits College Visits Dec-April make final decisions – notify the schools May –Take AP exams Jr/Sr Handbook
How To Select The Right College For You Think about your interests. Do your homework. Consider geography and size. Visit the campus Don’t be swayed by a school’s reputation or status. Do not go to a school because of your friends. Use the college searches available on web.
College is a match to be made, Not a prize to be won!
College Readiness – Not just academics Problem Solving Skills Conflict Resolution Long term Projects Following Through No “Do Overs” Communication Skills
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) www.thecb.state.tx.us Placement test required for Texas state schools, or check for exemption: ACT- Eng. & Math =19, 23 Composite SAT- Verbal=500+, Math=500+, 1070 Composite
Top 10 % University of Texas at Austin will automatically admit all eligible 2014 summer/fall applicants who rank in the top 7% of their high school class, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review.
College Admission Testing Information SAT & ACT test require pre-registration. Registration and test preparation websites www.collegeboard.com www.collegeboard.com www.actstudent.org www.actstudent.org Can also be found on our website: http://fmhs.lisd.nethttp://fmhs.lisd.net AP test given in May each year. Student does not have to be in AP to take tests See AP Instructor or fmhs.lisd.net
How to Pay for College Fill out the FAFSA form whether you will qualify or not This is used for college scholarships and even NCAA purposes. Talk to financial aid officer at the university Check when applications are due for scholarships. Not all admissions and scholarship applications have same deadlines. Check FMHS website for scholarshipsscholarships
Summer Activities Take a class at community college Do community service, internship, apprenticeship, look for a leadership position. FMHS website – Counseling – Summer Opportunities Summer Opportunities Attend a Summer Program at a University (Pg. 67 Handbook) Get a paid job Visit colleges Research, research, research!
What can Parents do to Help? Be a weekly visitor to our website Talk to your student about what they may be thinking about doing after graduation. Consider all options. Offer support and encouragement Educate yourself about the college process Help keep track of important dates and deadlines Attend Parent nights, College Nights, Financial Aid nights Monitor your child’s stress level Ask Questions Like Us on Facebook
Survey Please go to fmhs.lisd.net Click on Parent Resources Click on Counseling Click on SURVEY
College Cost www.CollegeforallTexans.com Institution Tuition Resident Tuition Non. Res. BooksRoom & Board Personal Expenses Total Texas Tech 9,242 19,862 1,2528,4642,120$21,078 $31,698 UT Austin 9,790 33,128 75011,3282,776$24,678 $48,016 Baylor 36,1721,37010,6323,494$51,664 ACU 28,3501,2508,8001,950$40,350 DCCCD 2,9101,4007,2531,170$13733 NCTC 1,6801,2245,8142,302$11,020 OU 8,705 20,342 1,2008,3822,535$20,822 $32,459 Arkansas 7,553 18,434 6398,6721,984$18,848 $29,729