Presentation on theme: "Preparing for College Steps to making a successful transition from Sandusky High School to College."— Presentation transcript:
Preparing for College Steps to making a successful transition from Sandusky High School to College
The Junior Year In the FALL … Take the PSAT Options after high school: College? 4yr degree 2yr degree (technical career) Military? Work? College – make a list of your interests (ex. programs, size, location, cost) Gather information – college days & visits to SHS Testing – ACT and/or SAT
In the Winter… Stay involved in outside activities Organize college information Visit two or three campuses (special visitation) Narrow down choices Talk with family and teachers, counselors & coaches Learn more about costs and financial aid
In the… Prepare a challenging schedule for senior year Start a scholarship search Contact recommendation writers Apply for summer jobs/work in the field which you are interested Take ACT or SAT at least once Contact colleges Ask about tours, personal interview, meet with professors, application process
In the Summer… Summer job – save money Visit colleges Talk with other college students Organize financial aid information Start working on application essay Early decision colleges?
The Senior Year In the Fall… Continue to visit schools Finalize your list of preferred colleges Do well in classes and stay involved Take standardized tests (ACT/SAT) in early fall Keep track of deadlines Ask for letters of recommendation Meet with School Counselor Complete applications
In the Winter… Act on Early Decision applications Follow up on applications – deposit to hold place in class? Submit FAFSA and other FA documents Send scholarship applications/materials Send seventh semester grades, if necessary
In the Spring… Heard from the colleges you applied to? Follow up! Make sure all local scholarship applications are in Compare financial aid packages Make final decision Ensure all financial aid and housing documents have been submittted Sign up for orientation
In the … Contact your roommate Get your residence hall room supplies Does your school have a Common Read? (a book everyone is expected to have read before school starts) Work hard and save money! Use your graduation money to help pay for books
Fall of College Freshman Year! That day you’ve planned for is finally here!!! Enjoy, have fun and GET INVOLVED!