Presentation on theme: "CLASS OF 2014-2015. Gathering Information Schedule a Meeting with your Counselor Use Resources Collegeboard.com College and Career Fairs Woodbridge High."— Presentation transcript:
Gathering Information Schedule a Meeting with your Counselor Use Resources Collegeboard.com College and Career Fairs Woodbridge High School College Fair: Wed., Oct 22 nd 9:30 am to 12:30 pm ALL SENIORS WILL ATTEND College Visits Students must get a pass from their counselor Attend Open Houses
Four-year College Community College Vocational & Technical School Military Employment WHAT IS YOUR PLAN?
Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines Early Action vs. Early Decision Regular Decision Rolling Admissions Completing the application Online via the individual college/university websites Check if your college accepts the Common Application Requesting Letters of Recommendation College Application Essays Transcript Release Forms Student and Parent’s Signature Required : MUST BE HANDED IN TO YOUR COUNSELOR Contacting Collegeboard and/or ACT to send testing scores Additional Supplemental Items Student Resume SAT Subject Tests Honors Programs Applications Additional Essays
The Common App www.commonapp.org Approximately 500 colleges accept the Common App Check each colleges individual application requirements Some Colleges may have additional individualized supplements WHS CEEB CODE: 311625 Seniors will need the teachers and counselor email address for recommendations Email addresses available on WHS website Each school will have their own individual application fee Save, Save, Save Any questions, COME TO GUIDANCE
Recommendations Most colleges and universities require two to three letters of recommendation Two letters from academic teachers, preferably from upperclassmen courses Seniors are asked to provide a RAVE SHEET to each recommender Additional letters of recommendation may come from coaches, advisors, community members, etc. Please do not expect a recommendation to be done quickly. It is your job to ask early and make sure you have ample time to submit for your deadline!
SAT & ACT Testing SAT Testing: Collegeboard.com ACT Testing: Actstudent.org Use the above websites to register you Senior for upcoming administration of the test, use practice tests, and send scores to colleges Things to know: WHS CEEB Code: 311625 College Codes will also be needed when registering to send scores. Fee waivers are available for both SAT & ACT for Seniors eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch Programs
Scholarships Please check the GUIDANCE TAB on the school website for updated Scholarships. Elk's Schlorship (due 12/3/14) http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars YEF Scholarship (due 12/18/14) http://www.NFIB.com/YEAhttp://www.NFIB.com/YEA Comcast Scholarship (due 12/4/14) http://programs.applyists.com/comcast/http://programs.applyists.com/comcast/ US JCI Senate Scholarship (due 1/11/15) http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarship http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarship Students may find additional scholarships using websites such as: www.fastweb.com www.collegeboard.com www.cappex.com www.scholarships.com SCAM ALERT: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…DO NOT provide too much personal and financial information to ANY scholarship application prior to review
Middlesex County College www2.middlesexcc.edu Application Process Submit MCC application using the colleges website Pay online application fee or mail in WHS On-site Admission will be scheduled Submit Transcript Release form to Guidance SAT & ACT not required for admissions but score will determine need for placement testing No recommendation letters or college essay required Rolling Admissions Other Community Colleges in State offer some alternative programs
Vocational Schools DeVry University Lincoln Technical School Middlesex County Vocational Schools Union County Vocational Schools Stenotech Career Institute AIMS Education Cosmetology Programs Sanford Brown ITT Technical Schools Connecticut School of Broadcasting
FREE COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING NIGHT Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Woodbridge High School 1 Samuel Lupo Place Woodbridge, NJ 07095 6:45 Registration starts 7:00 Workshop begins Due to the popularity of our free workshops, seats fill up quickly. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Register online: www.mycollegeplan.comwww.mycollegeplan.com Or 1-888-377-5001
What is FAFSA? Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) https://fafsa.ed.gov Apply after January 1, 2015 https://pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp What can I do now? APPLY FOR A PIN Follow FAFSA on twitter @FAFSA