Presentation on theme: "1 College Timeline - Junior Year Mid October Take the PSAT Spring Take the SAT and ACT Spring/Summer Visit Colleges Prepare for SAT by going to www.collegeboard.org/quickstart."— Presentation transcript:
1 College Timeline - Junior Year Mid October Take the PSAT Spring Take the SAT and ACT Spring/Summer Visit Colleges Prepare for SAT by going to www.collegeboard.org/quickstart www.collegeboard.org/quickstart Summer- Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse if you will be playing sports at a Division I or II school March 3rd, 2015 - Attend College and Career Information Day ( Get your permission slip in on time!) April 8 th 2015-Attend the National College Fair at the Buffalo Convention Center – 6pm-8:30pm Visit Career Center- research colleges and careers
2 College Timeline- Senior Year September – October Narrow down list of schools 3-5 Register to re-take SAT/ACT Exams Attend NOCA College Fair/Visit with College Reps in Career Center Visit Schools/Coaches/Professors Attend Open Houses Start working on college applications Get Letters of Recommendations from teachers OCTOBER 31 st – FINISH APPLICATIONS!! WATCH DEADLINES!!!!
3 College Timeline- Senior Year November-December Attend Open Houses Meet with College Rep’s in Career Center Meet with Coaches, Professors Make sure all college application materials have been sent Re-take SAT, ACT exams
4 College Timeline- Senior Year January Apply for Financial Aid by going to www.fafsa.govwww.fafsa.gov February-March Keep in contact with colleges Be sure all documents are on file Look over Financial Aid Award Letters April-May Make decision Pay Deposit
5 When do I take the exams and how often? “ Rule of thumb” SAT: Spring of junior year AND Fall of senior year ACT: Spring of junior year OR Fall of senior year SAT Subject Tests : Spring of junior year AND/OR Fall of senior year IF REQUIRED
6 What’s the difference? ACT English (1-36) Mathematics (1-36) Science (1-36) Reading (1-36) Composite (1-36) No penalty for wrong answers SAT *Critical (200-800) Reading *Math (200-800) Writing (200-800) Overall (600-2400) Fraction of a point deducted for wrong answers *Students should combine Critical Reading and Math Scores for total SAT Score.
7 What are SAT Subject Tests? SAT Subject Tests are specific Subject Area tests REQUIRED by some selective schools. Students can take three in one day. LiteratureU.S. History Biology EWorld History Biology M12 Different Languages ChemistryMath Level I PhysicsMath Level II
8 ACT Test Dates and Deadlines 8 TEST DATERESGISTRATION DATE ACT ACT/ Writing *April 18, 2015March 13, 2015$38$54.50 June 13, 2015May 8, 2015$38$54.50 *Offered at Niagara Wheatfield HS
9 SAT Test Dates and Deadlines TEST DATE RESGISTRATION DATE Fees SAT Subject Tests *May 2,2015April 6, 2015$52.50 Varies * June 6, 2015May 22, 2015$52.50 Varies *Offered at Niagara Wheatfield HS
10 How to register? Online www.ACTSTUDENT.org (ACT) www.ACTSTUDENT.org www.collegeboard.org/mysat. (SAT)www.collegeboard.org/mysat. You can choose to have your scores sent to four colleges at no additional charge
11 PSAT EXAM Administered to Juniors and some Sophomores in October 2014 Scores and test booklets were distributed to students in early December Students were given a presentation on My College Quickstart, which is a personalized online tutorial that students can use in preparation for the SAT My College Quickstart