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1 THE KINGSWAY REGIONAL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT John Cappolina Vivian Cassidy Keith Clark Owen McBride Nancy McCloskey Lisa Yourison



4 4 Family Connection by

5 5 We are pleased to feature Family Connection from Naviance, a web based service designed especially for students. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that can help in making decisions about colleges and careers. Family Connection is linked with Naviance Succeed, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school. The following slides provide an overview of Family Connection. Family Connection

6 OVERVIEW 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? 6

7 HOW IS IT ACCESSED? Family Connection is web-based: Link available on Guidance website Student accounts 7

8 HOW DO YOU REGISTER? Students receive a registration code (student ID#) Registration codes are used to create accounts Codes can be used only once On 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 8

9 SIGN-IN PAGE 9 First time registration, click I need to register. The next time you log in, use user name and password

10 NEW USER REGISTRATION PAGE 10 Enter Registration Code

11 11 Complete the Registration

12 12 Access Guidance Department updates and news bulletins Create a résumé View list of colleges visiting KRHS and sign up to attend Complete a college search Develop a prospective college list Access scholarship search engines; over a hundred national scholarships are available Complete school developed surveys (Graduation Survey) Link to selected third party resources (i.e. College Board, Financial Aid, NCAA, Careers, College searches, etc.) Track deadlines Request and process teacher recommendations Process applications once submitted to college (electronic, Common App, etc) WHAT CAN STUDENTS AND PARENTS DO USING FAMILY CONNECTION?

13 13 Must complete this section Must complete this section, If applying to Common Application Colleges Click Submit

14 WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO GET THE APPLICATION PROCESS STARTED? Log onto Family Connections Contact your counselor

15 YOU ALSO NEED TO GET A FEW THINGS IN ORDER: Sign Transcript Release Form Secure letters of recommendation (usingFamily Connections) Review applications details and deadlines Contact College Board/ACT to forward official SAT/ACT Scores Make a calendar with dates and deadlines Feel free to your guidance counselor with questions

16 PROCESSING THE TWO-YEAR COLLEGE APPLICATION GCC Paper application preferred for On-Site College Application Checklist SAT/ACT not required for admission but may exempt student from placement testing. Selective programs/two- tier application No recommendations required Gloucester County CollegeOn-site in December

17 GCC 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 Individual appointments with GCC representative. Applications must be turned in prior to this date. Placement testing discussed.

18 FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS On-line application – Family Connection Common Application – Family Connection Be aware of supplements to the Common Application Rutgers University – online self-reported by student/no documents sent. Whenever possible confirm receipt of your application !

19 APPLYING TO RUTGERS UNIVERSITY On-line application only December 1 st is the preferred deadline for scholarship consideration No transcripts or recommendation letters required SRAR–Student Reported Academic Record Request unofficial copy of transcript from your counselor

20 ARE YOU APPLYING EARLY ? EARLY DECISION (ED) - Binding agreement between school and student. Upon notification of acceptance, student is required to withdraw pending applications. EARLY ACTION-(EA) Early notification of admissions decision. This action is non- binding for both parties.

21 PROCESSING FOUR-YEAR APPLICATION Review, complete, and proof read Organize appropriate supporting materialsresumes, essays, recommendations, and check/money order Submit your College Application Checklist and supporting documents to your guidance counselor Track your application Contact College Board to send official scores to the college

22 STANDARDIZED TESTS SATI Reasoning Test Critical Reading, Math,Writing ACT Academic Achievement Math, English, Science, Reading SAT Subject Test (most competitive colleges) Standardized Test for Four-year College

23 LETS TALK ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS... College-based Scholarshipscheck with the institutions financial aid office Community-based Scholarshipsinvestigate your employer, church, local businesses and organizations Scholarship Newslettersenior homeroom/website/ throughout the course of the school year

24 WHAT ABOUT FINANCIAL AID? You should direct all questions and concerns to the financial aid office of a specific college.

25 FINANCIAL AID NIGHT Kingsway Regional High School Thursday, November 15, :00 pm

26 NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE Student athletes may want to complete the Clearinghouse Form

27 WHAT CAN YOU DO TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR? Keep a close eye on senior year grades!

28 DATES TO REMEMBER…… October 11, GCPCA College Fair at Gloucester County College Gymnasium 6:00 to 8:00 pm November 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 pm December 14, 2012GCC On-Site Registration



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