Presentation on theme: "WAYS TO ENSURE SUCCESS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTED BY: DEY DIAZ, ASHLEY LONG, AND LEO CALDERON MAY 17, 2009 Plan For College!"— Presentation transcript:
WAYS TO ENSURE SUCCESS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTED BY: DEY DIAZ, ASHLEY LONG, AND LEO CALDERON MAY 17, 2009 Plan For College!
It’s Never Too Early! Freshmen Sophomore Junior SeNiOr!!
Freshmen Steps FALL Meet with your school’s guidance counselor to discuss courses and extra-curricular activities Join Clubs! Take Challenging Courses! Volunteer! Know Which Standardized Tests You Need To Take
Freshmen Steps SPRING Apply! Summer Jobs Internships Volunteer Opportunities
Sophomore Steps Look for leadership roles in your clubs and activities Start thinking about which colleges might be good for you Build relationships with teachers, counselors, and activity advisors They will write great recommendation letters!
Sophomore Steps Research programs for college prep NSHMBA Education For Success Visit nkuconnections.nku.edu Discuss college costs and financial aid! Visit FastWeb.com
Junior Steps: Fall Time To Get Serious! Take Challenging Courses Begin To Identify Who Can Write Your Recommendation Letters Register, Prepare For, and Take the PSAT/NMSQT Prepare for College Entrance Exams Know Dates & Deadlines Check Collegeboard.com to see if you qualify for fee waivers
Junior Steps: Fall Research Prospective Colleges College Fairs Take Virtual Tours Talk to College Representatives
Junior Steps Spring February-March Apply for Scholarships 1st attempt at SAT/ACT Resume Academic Record Extracurricular Activities Honors Volunteer Work April-May Double Check Academic Requirements for Your Schools More SAT /ACT Prep June-August Request Applications and Brochures Write sample college application essays Visit Schools – Talk With Current Students
Senior Steps September Budget for College Application Costs Check Collegeboard.com to see if you qualify for a fee waiver Get Applications in Order Requirements Deadlines Request Letters of Recommendation October Send Transcripts to Your Schools Start Applying for Scholarships – Fastweb.com 2 nd SAT/ACT Attempt November- December Start Applying – Keep Copies of All Applications Gather Materials and Financial Records for the FAFSA – Fafsa.ed.gov Send Test Scores to Your Schools
Senior Steps January File FAFSA Check with your schools about financial aid applications Requirements Deadlines Send thank you notes for recommendation letters May-June Graduate!! Celebrate!! – Financial Aid and Acceptance Letters Pursue Additional School Loans
Frequently Asked Questions What if I graduated from an international high school? Have your official transcript sent to the school Is in-state tuition available for undocumented students? Undocumented students who graduated from a Kentucky high school are eligible for in state tuition Where should I look for scholarships? HSF.net, LNESC.org, hispanicchambercincinnati.com Who will you share my information with? Information provided to university faculty will remain confidential What if I’m not sure I want to go to college? It is still recommended to take the ACT or SAT in case you change your mind down the road
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