Presentation on theme: "Class of 2015 welcome to your Junior Year! This roadmap of your Junior Year is one that we hope you will use wisely to plan for the coming months! The."— Presentation transcript:
Class of 2015 welcome to your Junior Year! This roadmap of your Junior Year is one that we hope you will use wisely to plan for the coming months! The JOURNEY to post-secondary options begins NOW! November 2013 Follow WFHS on Twitter @WFHS_HS Be sure that you are challenging yourself with a rigorous curriculum this year and when you are selecting your courses for Senior Year. Attend Your Junior Status Conference with your counselor. Each Junior family should have received a letter in the mail with a designated appointment time for you. **If you do not know the appointment time for your Junior Status Conference please see Mrs. Stromie in the counseling office.** Identify Sources of college and career information. Here are a few starters: www.gacollege411.org www.inlikeme.com www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org Talk to friends, parents, & faculty members about various colleges and careers that you think you might be interested in. Begin to build a preliminary list of potential colleges. Plan to apply to 5-8 Colleges. 1-2 Dream/Reach: _______________________ 2-3 Moderate Level: _______________________ 2-3 Safety/Fallback: ______________________ Explore the websites of these colleges for admissions info, deadlines, & virtual tours. Sign up to meet a college representative during their visit to WFHS. Announcements will be made for you to pick up a pass from the counseling office. Review your PSAT Results. The score report provides access codes for My College QuickStart which has tailored study questions, college searches & a personality test to find majors & careers that fit you! Research scholarships for Juniors & familiarize yourself w/ future scholarship opportunities. Here are some Scholarship Search websites to get you started: www.gacollege411.orgwww.gacollege411.org www.fastweb.comwww.fastweb.com www.zinch.comwww.zinch.com www.gsfc.orgwww.gsfc.org Also attend WFHS Financial Aid Night – Nov. 18 @ 6:30 PM Start Preparing for the SAT &/or ACT by practicing online or utilizing prep courses. WFHS will advertise a few on our Counseling website. Visit www.kaptest.com/kas Use the following PROMO codes to access tons of free prep materials: www.kaptest.com/kas SAT Prep: KAS2013SAT ACT Prep: KAS2013ACT
. Begin to create a college/scholarship resume. Keep a list of extracurricular activities that you have participated in (i.e. sports, clubs, special classes, camps, religious activities, and community/volunteer services. Begin scheduling college visits. School breaks are optimal but Juniors are allowed 4 excused absences for college visits. A campus visit is the best way to evaluate whether a school is right for you! Get to know your teachers & counselors. These are the people who will be writing your letters of recommendation. Make of list of those you might ask to recommend you! A-B, ESOLMs. Winkler firstname.lastname@example.org@forsyth.k12.ga.us C-Gof Mrs. Ciaccio email@example.com@forsyth.k12.ga.us Gol-MarMr. Brown firstname.lastname@example.org@forsyth.k12.ga.us Mas-RopMs. Waters email@example.com@forsyth.k12.ga.us Ros-Z Mrs. Rinehart firstname.lastname@example.org@forsyth.k12.ga.us SecretaryMs. Stromie email@example.com@forsyth.k12.ga.us RegistrarMs. Upchurch firstname.lastname@example.org@forsyth.k12.ga.us Get organized! Review college info/brochures that you are receiving & begin to narrow down your college list. Look carefully at college admissions requirements. Are your choices realistic? Register to take the SAT (www.collegeboard.com) &/or the ACT (www.act.org)www.collegeboard.comwww.act.org at least once or twice before senior year begins especially if you are planning on applying early. Look into summer jobs or apply for special academic or enrichment programs. College/ University & Location Type of Institution (2-yr, 4-yr, HBCU) Student Body Size (<2,000/ 2,000-15,000/ >15,000) Type of Admissions (i.e. regular, rolling, EA, ED) App Deadline Average GPA of admitted students (Core/Cumulative) Test Averages of students admitted (SAT, ACT, COMPASS) Rigor Needed (# of AP, Honors, Dual- Enrollment) # of Teacher/ Counselor Recs Needed Here’s a chart to help you get organized and weigh your options!