6 Options after high school Work Military Technical programs College
ACT Test Dates $54.50 (Writing) $38.00 (No Writing) Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required) September 13, 2014August 8, 2014August 22, 2014 October 25, 2014September 19, 2014October 3, 2014 December 14, 2014November 7, 2014November 21, 2014 February 7, 2015January 9, 2015January 16, 2015 April 18, 2015March 13, 2015March 27, 2015 June 13, 2015May 8, 2015May 22, 2015
SAT I/II Test Dates $52.50 SAT I - $26.00 per SAT II Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline 10/11/20149/12/20149/30/2014 11/8/201410/9/201410/28/2014 12/6/201411/6/201411/24/2014 1/24/201512/29/20141/13/2015 3/14/2015 SAT I ONLY2/13/20153/03/2015 5/2/20154/6/20154/21/2015 6/6/20155/8/20155/27/2015
FEE WAIVERS COMPLETE A FEE WAIVER REQUEST FORM – LOCATED IN GUIDANCE OFFICE REQUEST WILL BE CONFIRMED WITH STUDENT NUTRITION SERVICES SEE MS. SORENSEN FOR THE VOUCHER – ACT’S – 2 ONLY PER STUDENT – SAT’S – 4 PER STUDENT – TRANSCRIPTS – 4 ONLY COLLEGE APPLICATIONS – LIMITED – – SEE YOUR COUNSELOR
NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, MN Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Due to budget cuts, JM is not sponsoring trip Parents will need to transport students this year Get absence pre–excused More information on JM Counseling website
12 Prepare a college comparison checklist Weigh advantages and disadvantages Contact the office of admission Schedule appointments for your campus visits Plan your visit
13 Meet with an admission counselor Verify admission requirements Determine actual college costs Ask about financial aid opportunities Take a campus tour Investigate your academic program(s) Attend a class Talk with students and faculty Checklist for a campus visit
14 Apply for admission and meet all deadlines Narrow your choices Review college admission test requirements (including the optional Writing Test) Know application fees and deadlines Submit application materials (paper/electronic) –Application for admission –High school transcript –Recommendations –Admission test results Know scholarship requirements
COMMON APPLICATION Check with college to see if Common Application is appropriate – Appropriate for private schools that require an essay, recommendations, and mid- year reports Saves money and time for student– one application and one transcript for multiple schools Set up appointment with counselor for interview
L ETTERS OF R ECOMMENDATION Plan Ahead – Determine if college/scholarship requires one Consider asking people who know you in various capacities Provide writer 3 week window for writer to write letter If counselor is writing a recommendation, make appointment for interview 3 weeks prior to deadline Provide activities checklist (resume) to the writer Provide writer pertinent information about college/scholarship Be respectful of writers timeline Follow-up with a thank you to individual who wrote recommendation(s)
COMMON APPLICATION REQUIRES 45 MINUTE INTERVIEW WITH COUNSELOR
YES! MAKE A 45 MINUTE APPOINTMENT WITH COUNSELOR WHEN USING COMMON APPLICATION WHEN COUNSELOR NEEDS TO WRITE A RECOMMENDATION ALLOW 3 WEEK TURN AROUND TIME
STUDENT SUPPORT CENTER Ginger Kerr – Secretary – All college application supplements and scholarship applications need to be turned into Mrs. Kerr – She will route to appropriate counselor – Arranges college rep visits – Scholarship information and applications – Appointments for Jamie Johnson, RCTC Transition Counselor
School Reports AND Scholarship Applications Give to secretary in STUDENT SUPPORT CENTER with a pre-addressed envelope and correct postage Make an appointment to see your counselor if you need your counselor to write a recommendation Counselor will complete school portion Allow three weeks turnaround time
Jamie Johnson RCTC Transition Counselor Answer questions and support students planning to attend RCTC and other post secondary schools Encourage and support students in the application and financial aid process Help with the FAFSA form
RCTC Placement Test ACCUPLACER March 11, 2015 – at JM For seniors going to RCTC Fall of 2015
25 College success factors Test scores and high school grades are important. However, they measure ONLY PART of your POTENTIAL.
26 Study habits Motivation Course selection Placement Interests Commitment Additional success factors Keep in mind... Making sound decisions will lead to satisfying and successful experiences.
PLAN AHEAD All paper work and requests made to any teacher, guidance secretary, or counselor, ALLOW 3 WEEKS turn around time to process
Senior Meetings All seniors will meet with their counselor within next month via small groups Meeting schedule posted outside Guidance area Students will receive additional information, complete a credit check, 2 nd semester requests, etc.
WAYS TO EARN COLLEGE CREDIT WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL A.P. EXAMS – May 4 – 15, 2015 – Register in March – Cost varies with number of tests taken – Fee waivers available for eligible student
QUIZ 1.Where do you find college applications and how do you submit your application?
4.IF YOU ARE ASKING A COUNSELOR OR A TEACHER TO WRITE A STATEMENT OR WRITE A RECOMMENDATION, WHAT DO YOU NEED DO?
MAKE A 45 MINUTE APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR COUNSELOR PROVIDE A COMPLETED ACTIVITIES SHEET OR RESUME FOR THE PERSON YOU ARE ASKING ALLOW 3 WEEKS TURN AROUND TIME PLAN AHEAD – FOR BEST RESULTS
5.WHERE IS THE MASTER LIST OF THE SENIOR COUNSELOR MEETINGS POSTED?
WILL BE POSTED OUTSIDE THE GUIDANCE OFFICE REPORT PROMPTLY VERY IMPORTANT MEETING TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT CLASSES TO GRADUATE, TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, FINANCIAL AID, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND ANSWER INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS
6. How do you get a free unofficial transcript?