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SENIOR CHECKLIST/TIMELINE Manager of Advisement Services John A. Izzo M.S.Ed. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” –Charles Swindoll
About Me Education Westminster College ‘09: Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) Youngstown State University ‘12: Master’s of Science (Professional Counseling) Specializing in School Counseling Experience: Liberty High School: School Counselor (Fall 2012). Student Advisor for the 2013-14 school year. Experienced in individual and group counseling, college counseling, and career exploration counseling. Other interesting details about me: Fortunate enough to play Professional Baseball after college. Holds 6 school records at Westminster College.
Communication You can reach me by… Email: email@example.com Phone: 404-931-9122 Fax: 724-434-7997 Via portal messaging
Graduation Requirements 4 English Credits 4 Math Credits 4 Science Credits 3 Social Studies Credits Total Credits: 23 3 CTAE Credits Foreign Language Fine Arts Career 4 Elective Credits 1 Health/P.E. Credit
2014-15 Schedule (Example) 12 th Grade Schedule (College Bound) 1. British Literature Pts. 1-4 2. Advanced Math Decision Making Pts. 1-4 3. Physics* Pts. 1-4 4. A.P. American History* Pts. 1 & 2 5. Foreign Language* 1-4 (CTAE Credit) 6. Psychology* Pts. 1&2|Sociology* Pts.1 & 2
2014-15 Schedule (Example) 12 th Grade Schedule (Unsure after H.S.) 1. British Literature Pts. 1-4 2. Advanced Math Decision Making Pts. 1-4 3. Earth Systems* Pts. 1-4 4. Engineering* Pts. 1-4 (CTAE Credit) 5. Music Theory Pts. 1 & 2|Sociology Pts. 1 & 2 6 th Class is optional depending on credits needed
Tasks of a College Bound Senior Identify potential major and college pathway - 4 year college - 2 year community/technical college - 2 year community college, and then transfer to 4 year school Take SAT/ACT Apply to schools of your choice Research grants and scholarships Visit schools Select a school
Applying to college Step 1: Visit the school’s website Research school’s admission requirements Research the application deadline Research materials needed (transcript/SAT scores/etc.) Step 2: Complete the online or paper application Usually includes an essay (It’s good to write one good essay and use it for all your applications) Pay the application fee Step 3: Request Records Request Official Transcript to be sent by Advisor Send SAT/ACT scores
Senior Timeline September: Identify Potential Schools - Make a list of 3 schools. - Register for SAT or ACT October: Take SAT or ACT (Hopefully 2 nd or 3 rd attempt) - SAT Test: Oct. 11 th (Register by Sept. 12 th ) - Late registration: Sept. 30 th - ACT Test: Oct. 25 th (Register by Sept. 19 th ) - Late registration: Oct. 3 rd - Important to send scores to schools you’re potentially interested in.
Senior Timeline ext……… November: - Complete all College Applications by Thanksgiving. Either individual colleges or Common Application Questions about the Common Application? December: - Visit schools you’re interested in. January: - Begin the FAFSA process. (www. fafsa.ed.gov)
Senior Timeline ext……… February: - Research scholarships and write an essay March-April: - Narrow college choices down to 2. - Take another college visit. May: - Decide on the school you’ll be attending June: -GRADUATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Questions? Questions on graduation requirements? Questions on senior year courses? Questions on college applications? Questions on the Senior Timeline? Other Questions?