Graduation Action Plan 11th Grade Career/College Planning Unit Module Three: Necessary Steps
What are some Necessary Steps that need to be taken BEFORE you graduate from high school if you plan to attend a Four Year College/University or join the military? BRAINSTORM
College Admission Tests ACT (www.act.org) SAT (www.collegeboard.com) SAT II (www.collegeboard.com)
ACT Assessment Test Date Regular Registration Late Registration Postmark Deadline (regular fee) (regular fee plus late fee) September 25, 2004August 20, 2004August 21-September 3, 2004 October 23, 2004 September 17, 2004 September 18–October 1, 2004 December 11, 2004 November 5, 2004 November 6–November 18, 2004 February 12, 2005* January 7, 2005 January 8–January 21, 2005 April 9, 2005 March 4, 2005 March 5–March 18, 2005 June 11, 2005 May 6, 2005 May 7–May 20, 2005
SAT and SAT II 2004-2005 Test Dates Test DatesTest Registration Deadlines Regular Late October 9, 2004SAT I & SAT II September 7, 2004 September 11, 2004 November 6, 2004SAT I, SAT II, & Language Tests October 1, 2004October 13, 2004 December 4, 2004SAT I & SAT IIOctober 29, 2004November 10, 2004 January 22, 2005SAT I, SAT II, and ELPTDecember 20, 2004December 29, 2004 March 12, 2005** New SATSAT I onlyFebruary 7, 2005February 16, 2005 May 7, 2005 New SATSAT I & SAT IIMarch 25, 2005April 6, 2005 June 4, 2005 New SATSAT I & SAT IIApril 29, 2005May 11, 2005
ASVAB What is it? The ASVAB, like most aptitude tests, measures your potential. The ASVAB predicts how well you might do in certain military branches and specialties, as well as how well you might perform in certain civilian careers. You do not have to join the military or even plan to join the military to take it. A good career aptitude tool. How do you take it? Contact any branch of the military or www.military.com/ASVAB or go to the Career Center for more information.
Financial Aid GRANTS –no repayment –based on financial need –Cal Grant guarantee: Every high school senior who graduates after June 30, 2000, meets the academic, financial and eligibility requirements and applies on time is guaranteed a Cal Grant award to attend college. WORK STUDY –employment –based on when you apply, need and colleges funding level LOANS –repayment with low interest rate
How to Apply for Financial Aid Go to the Career Center for forms and assistance Attend Financial Aid workshops Apply for FAFSA PIN online Complete and mail the GPA Verification Form by March 2nd Go to www.csac.ca.gov for Cal Grants Go to www.studentaid.ed.gov for info Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply
Scholarships Additional sources of financial aid for college Research your options through: –Scholarship coordinator at school –Parents work –Your religious affiliation –Private clubs/organizations –Online (www.fastweb.com) Be aware of deadlines: Start EARLY!
Scholarships: Dont Get Scammed This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back. You cant get this information anywhere else. May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship? Youve been selected by a national foundation to receive a scholarship or You are a finalist in a contest you never entered. This scholarship may cost some money. Well do all the work.
Career and College Planning Guide Seek out information and complete the Information Necessary to Increase Post-Secondary Opportunities Insert These contacts can help you help yourself with all your Post-Secondary questions and needs