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1 Post Secondary Planning Presented by The Counseling Department

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

3 3 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 Meet often with your counselor

4 4 Finding a College Evaluate: 4 year vs. 2 year college Size Location Campus Culture Majors Academic Credentials Dormitories Cost Extracurricular Activities Special Programs

5 5 Hit the Road Visit school’s websites: General Information Requirements Deadlines Attend open houses and tours Many colleges track student interest Speak to current students Schedule interview (if offered)

6 6 Evaluating an Application Transcript GPA, Courses & Grades (including senior grades ) SAT I, SAT II or ACT Scores Essay(s) Resume (extracurricular activities) Letters of Recommendation It is recommended you apply electronically! Instant submission & confirmation

7 The Common Application May be completed online and sent electronically to approximately 400 schools May be used to save time from having to complete each college’s individual application Allows counselor and teacher to submit recommendations electronically to all common application schools 7

8 8 What to Give Your Counselor! Please complete by June 2011: Parent Brag Sheet Senior Questionnaire Resume Transcript Release Form

9 9 What Will the Counselor Send? Transcript Secondary School Report Form Letter of Recommendation River Dell School Profile Counselors will send the above materials electronically or through the mail

10 10 Teacher Recommendations Two Teacher Recommendations Speak with your teachers about recommendations by June Then, login to Naviance and request a letter of recommendation from each teacher after you have spoken to him/her personally Be sure to follow up with your teachers in September and update your teachers regarding your application list and deadlines

11 11 College Admissions - Testing Students must register to take the SAT I and/or ACT SAT II’s are required for some colleges, usually more competitive schools (check with each school) River Dell Regional High School CEEB Code: 311054

12 12 SAT Test Dates (register at 2011-2012 Test Dates TestsRegularLate (a fee applies) Oct. 1, 2011SAT & Subject Tests Sept. 9, 2011Sept. 21, 2011 Nov. 5, 2011SAT & Subject Tests Oct. 7, 2011Oct. 21, 2011 Dec. 3, 2011 (not given at RD) SAT & Subject Tests Nov. 8, 2011Nov. 20, 2011

13 13 ACT Test Dates (register at Offered for the first time at RDHS in April and June 2011 - 2012 ACT Test Dates Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Deadline, fee required) Oct. 22, 2011 (not given at RD)Sept. 16, 2011Sept. 30, 2011 Dec. 10, 2011 (not given at RD)Nov. 4, 2011Nov. 18, 2011

14 14 Types of Admission & Other Terms Early Decision (Binding) Early Action (Non-Binding) Rolling Admission Regular Admission Deferred Waitlisted

15 15 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Student athletes intending to play NCAA Division I or II sports must register with the NCAA Students in the Class of 2012 must complete 16 core courses in order to meet NCAA requirements.

16 Rutgers University Rutgers requires your NJ SMART ID for application- see your counselor You must complete the SRAR (Student Reported Academic Record) in lieu of sending an official transcript Obtain copy of unofficial transcript to complete SRAR Do not put in a transcript request into Naviance for Rutgers 16


18 Review of Naviance  Open your internet browser to the following page:  Please login  Your username is your school e-mail (  Type in password 18

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