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1 Junior Students/parents Small Group Presentation Presented by RMHS The Counseling Department

2 Agenda Overview Handout Package Post Secondary Planning Naviance – Family Connection Accessing Naviance Resources

3 Post Secondary Planning

4 Post Secondary Options College 4 year college 2 year college Career / Technical School Employment Military

5 About the College Process Keep the process in perspective Work together as a family Students must take ownership Discuss finances openly Start early and meet all deadlines

6 Evaluating an Application Transcript GPA, Courses & Grades Testing: SAT I, SAT II or ACT Scores Essay(s) Resume Extracurricular Activities Letters of Recommendation

7 Components of the Application It is recommended you apply electronically! Instant submission & confirmation Application Components: Student & Demographic Data Academic Information Essay(s) Extracurricular Activities Check for Completed Signatures

8 College Admissions - Testing Register to take the SAT I and/or ACT online. Send score directly from the testing services SAT I fee includes sending scores to 4 colleges free SAT II’s are required for some colleges, usually more competitive schools (check with each school) Richard Montgomery High School CEEB Code: 210910

9 What Will the Counseling Office Send? Student Transcript NACAC Secondary School Report Form Counseling Office Letter of Recommendation School Profile IB/MYP Credentials (If Applicable)

10 Teacher Recommendations One or Two Teacher Recommendations (on average) Be sure to ask your teachers in advance Speak with your teachers about recommendations before leaving in June Provide Your Teachers With: Teacher Recommendation Form A business size envelope, addressed to each college and stamped! Provide a list of colleges & date you would like them to be submitted

11 College Application Process The college application process can be found: In the hand outs you have received Electronically on the RMHS Website Counseling Office home page Use the link on RMHS Home Page http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd. org/schools/rmhs http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd. org/schools/rmhs Student & parents Brag sheet

12 Naviance: Family Connection

13 Naviance’s Family Connection is a comprehensive tool created to assist students and parents with some of the following: College Planning College Application Process Personality/ Learning Style Career Planning

14 College Planning How can Family Connection help me find a college? College Search Feature College Visits to RMHS Electronic Tracking and Transcript Requests Scattergrams Resources

15 My Family Connection Log-in

16 How Do I Access Naviance? Web site address: Or use the link on RMHS Home Page Click on Counseling, then Career Center Click on the Family Connections link in box on right Returning users you can sign in using your e-mail & password. First time users will need to register using a code assigned to students and parents by their counselor Parents can sign up their own log-in after student registered

17 Resources Where to find resources: Handouts Family Connection – Resources Link Make an appointment with our College Career coordinator, Ms. Hull Most Frequently Used Resources : NCAA - Common Application FAFSA -

18 Financial Aid FAFSA Submit ASAP after January 1 st CSS Profile File in early fall of senior year! Financial Aid Workshop – Fall Scholarships Local Regional / National

19 Scholarships Many scholarships can be found through the internet and/or the companies you work for! Example: Example: Local scholarships are posted in early February through Family Connection.

20 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Student athletes intending to play NCAA Division I or II sports must register with the NCAA

21 What to Give Your Counselor today! NACAC Secondary School Report Form Transcript Release Form Evaluation Additional questions can be answered by your student’s counselor when request a meeting

22 Thank You for attending RMHS School Counseling Office Tel: (301)610-8050 MCPS Student Learning Service Hour Web Site: epartments/ssl

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