4Family Connection byWe are going to start by introducing a new and exciting program. A program that is used by more then 4 mil std across the world. Many districts in our county have it and we are excited to bring it to you.
5Family ConnectionWe are pleased to feature Family Connection from Naviance, a webbased service designed especially for students. Family Connectionis a comprehensive website that can help in makingdecisions about colleges and careers. Family Connection is linkedwith Naviance Succeed, a service that we use in our office to track andanalyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-dateinformation that is specific to our school.The following slides provide an overview of Family Connection.Fam connection by Naviance is innovative, easy-to-use Web application will assist you with the entire college and career planning process. Student centered program. The features in Family Connection provide students with an efficient and seamless method to submit and monitor their college information in an effective and timely manner.
6OVERVIEW How do you access it? How do you register? What can students do using Family Connection?How does it help with career and college planning?
7How is it accessed? Family Connection is web-based: Link available on Guidance websiteStudent accounts
8HOW DO YOU REGISTER?Students receive a registration code (student ID#)Registration codes are used to create accountsCodes can be used only onceOn your first visit, enter the code in the New User box, then follow on-screen instructions to create a user name and password (see slide #9)On subsequent visits, sign in using the Returning User box
9Sign-in Page First time registration, click “I need to register.” The next time you log in, use user name and passwordFirst time registration, click “I need to register.”
10New User Registration Page EnterRegistrationCode
12WHAT CAN STUDENTS AND PARENTS DO USING FAMILY CONNECTION? Access Guidance Department updates and news bulletinsCreate a résuméView list of colleges visiting KRHS and sign up to attendComplete a college searchDevelop a prospective college listAccess scholarship search engines; over a hundred nationalscholarships are availableComplete school developed surveys (Graduation Survey)Link to selected third party resources(i.e. College Board, Financial Aid, NCAA, Careers, College searches, etc.)Track deadlinesRequest and process teacher recommendationsProcess applications once submitted to college (electronic, Common App, etc)
13Must complete this section Must complete this section, If applying to Common Application CollegesClick Submit
14What do you need to do to get the application process started? Log onto Family ConnectionsContact your counselor
15YOU ALSO NEED TO GET A FEW THINGS IN ORDER: Contact College Board/ACT to forward official SAT/ACT ScoresMake a calendar with dates and deadlinesFeel free to your guidance counselor with questionsSign “Transcript Release Form”Secure letters of recommendation (using “Family Connections”)Review applications— details and deadlines
16PROCESSING THE TWO-YEAR COLLEGE APPLICATION GCC Paper application preferred for On-SiteCollege Application ChecklistSAT/ACT not required for admission but may exempt student from placement testing.Selective programs/two- tier applicationNo recommendations requiredGloucester County College—On-site in December
17GCC On-Site Registration Through a partnership with GCC, Kingsway offers this service to our students who plan to enroll at GCC the following fall.12/14/12 -Informational meeting for seniors held in the Eitel Theatre. On-Site applications distributed. 2013 - Individual appointments with GCC representative. Applications must be turned in prior to this date. Placement testing discussed.
18FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS On-line application – Family ConnectionCommon Application – Family ConnectionBe aware of “supplements” to the Common ApplicationRutgers University – online self-reported by student/no documents sent.Whenever possible confirm receipt of your application !
19Applying to Rutgers University On-line application onlyDecember 1st is the preferred deadline for scholarship considerationNo transcripts or recommendation letters requiredSRAR–Student Reported Academic RecordRequest “unofficial copy” of transcript from your counselor
20ARE YOU APPLYING “EARLY” ? EARLY ACTION-(EA) Early notification of admission’s decision. This action is non- binding for both parties.EARLY DECISION (ED) - Binding agreement between school and student. Upon notification of acceptance, student is required to withdraw pending applications.
21PROCESSING FOUR-YEAR APPLICATION Submit your College Application Checklist and supporting documents to your guidance counselorTrack your applicationContact College Board to send official scores to the collegeReview, complete, and proof readOrganize appropriate supporting materials—resumes, essays, recommendations, and check/money order
22Standardized Tests Standardized Test for Four-year College SATI ACT Reasoning TestAcademic AchievementSubject TestCritical Reading,Math, English,(most competitive colleges)Math,WritingScience, Reading
23LET’S TALK ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS. . . College-based Scholarships—check with the institution’s financial aid officeCommunity-based Scholarships—investigate your employer, church, local businesses and organizationsScholarship Newsletter—senior homeroom/website/ throughout the course of the school year
24What about financial aid? You should direct all questions and concerns to the financial aid office of a specific college.
25Kingsway Regional High School Thursday, November 15, 2012 7:00 pm FINANCIAL AID NIGHTKingsway Regional High SchoolThursday, November 15, 20127:00 pm
26http://eligibilitycenter.org NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE Student athletes may want to complete the Clearinghouse Form
27What can you do to get the most out of your senior year? Keep a close eye on senior year grades!
28DATES TO REMEMBER……October 11, GCPCA College Fair at Gloucester County College Gymnasium 6:00 to 8:00 pmNovember 1, 2012 – NACAC National College Fair Atlantic City Convention Ctr 9:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m./6:00 to 8:30 p.m.November 4, 2012 – NACAC National College Fair Pennsylvania Convention Center 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.November 15, 2012 – KRHS Financial Aid Night Eitel Theater 7:00 pmDecember 14, 2012—GCC On-Site Registration