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Career and Technical Education Counselor – Danita Peterman Dallas Baptist University Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Interdisciplinary Studies, Elementary Education Master of Education (M. Ed.) in School Counseling Master of Education (M. Ed.) in Educational Leadership email@example.com 972-809-5880
Texas A&M University Bachelor of Art (B.A.) in Sociology Provides assistance with the following: Financial aid application College application assistance Scholarship searches College/university searches Registering for the ACT/SAT Assistance with college essays (editing, etc.) Advise TX Advisor Mr. Ernesto Cuellar
College and Career Center Hours Monday – Friday 7:30-3:30 Students may come to the Center before school, after school or during lunch without a pass. Students must have a pass from their teacher to come at any other time during the day.
Purpose of the College and Career Center Create and promote a college going culture Encourage students to consider higher education after graduation Help parents and students prepare and plan for college Spread the word about college and career opportunities Liaison between students, academic counselors, and institutions of higher education
Who We Serve EVERYONE! High school students Parents Colleges and universities Community colleges Teachers Current college students Community members
Services TSI information (for community colleges) SAT/ACT information – waivers for tests and applications Testing strategies College and career planning workshops for parents and students Financial aid workshops Scholarship information FAFSA/TASFA information College search/selection Admission information Application process College visitation forms Apply Texas and Common application assistance Eligibility Center information AND MUCH MORE!!
Three Keys to a Successful Junior Year 1. Be organized 2.Be responsible 3. Be punctual
How to Achieve Success Get things done early Meet all deadlines Keep a calendar Listen to announcements Keep a file Make and keep copies of everything Meet with college representatives when they come to GPHS Keep good grades Understand and know your transcript Keep your address and phone number updated Visit the College and Career Center often Ask questions – no question is a dumb question Use your College Guide often
Steps to your child’s pathway to college Step 1: Research colleges and universities Step 2: Prepare and plan to take the ACT/SAT Step 3: Create an ACT/SAT profile Step 4: Register and take the ACT and SAT Step 5: Research colleges and universities Step 6: Take a career interest inventory Step 7: Research scholarship web sites
SAT 2014-15 Test Dates Cost $52.50 Regular Registration Deadline (postmark/submit by) Late Registration ( Fee: $27.50) October 11, 2014September 12, 2014September 30, 2014 November 8, 2014October 9, 2014October 28, 2014 December 6, 2014November 6, 2014November 24, 2014 January 24, 2015December 29, 2014January 13, 2015 March 14, 2015February 13, 2015March 3, 2015 May 2, 2015April 6, 2015April 21, 2015 June 6, 2015May 8, 2015May 27, 2015 Register at: www.collegeboard.com
ACT 2014-15 Test Dates Cost $54.50 Regular Registration Deadline (postmark/submit by) Late Registration ( Fee: $23.00) September 13, 2014August 8, 2014August 9-22, 2014 October 25, 2014September 19, 2014September 20-October 3, 2014 December 13, 2014November 7, 2014November 8-21, 2014 February 7, 2015January 9, 2015January 10-16, 2015 April 18, 2015March 13, 2015March 14-17, 2015 June 13, 2015May 8, 2015May 9-22, 2015 Register at: www.actstudent.org
Dual Credit for Qualified Juniors and Seniors Offered at DCCCD – 7 campuses, i.e., Mountain View, North Lake What is dual credit? Opportunity to earn college credit while in high school Courses offered in English, economics, history, government, PE, and some technical courses Courses are taught by college faculty Dual credit academic courses are transferable to all Texas public colleges and universities and some private and out-of-state institutions (check with college) Benefits of taking dual credit courses Save money on college tuition Opportunity to complete college faster Enjoy an easier transition to college level course work
Dual Credit for Qualified Juniors and Seniors Qualifications 11 th or 12 th grade Approval from counselor Fulfill the appropriate admissions criteria for the college Have an acceptable score on the SAT, ACT, TSI, Accuplacer or THEA in at least one area as applicable to the course/s Minimum Test Scores TSI – 351+ on reading, 363+ and 4+ on writing SAT – 500+ verbal, 500+ math; 1070 composite ACT – 19+ verbal, 19+ math; 23 composite Accuplacer – 78 reading, 80+ verbal with 6+ pm essay, 69/64 math (current 12 th graders only); Juniors will have to score 351+ on reading and 350+ on math – the new TSI assessment THEA – 230 reading, 220 writing, 270 math
Scholarships www.fastweb.com www.collegeforalltexans.com www.scholarships.com www.collegeboard.com www.collegenet.com www.scholarshipmonkey.com www.zinch.com www.scholarshippoints.com www.cappex.com www.nextstudent.com www.studentscholarships.org www.scholarshipexperts.com www.supercollege.com Visit the College and Career Center for more information and to pick up local scholarships.
College research websites This website lists every college in the United States in alphabetical order. Click on the college of your choice; the college website with all the college information will be available. Check applications dates, required test score, cost, programs or degrees the college offers. www.utexas.edu/world/univ/alpha Compare College TX is an online, mobile-friendly, interactive website targeted to parents, students and high school advisors to help answer questions that matter most to prospective students like: how much will this college cost, what percentage of students does this college accept, and how likely will I graduate on time from this college? Compare College TX enhances an existing suite of online tools designed to help Texas students and their parents plan for college in three stages: inspiration, exploration, information, and application. http://comparecollegetx.com/
College research and important websites www.collegeboard.com www.actstudent.org www.gentx.org www.careersandcolleges.com www.fafsa.ed.gov www.pin.ed.gov http://studentaid.ed.gov www.collegeforalltexans.com
Reminders Visit the College and Career Center – often Take the ACT and/or SAT Research colleges and universities Research scholarships Visit with college representatives when they are on campus