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POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING CLASS OF 2014 2014 GRADUATING CLASS TOTAL STUDENTS - 869 TOP 5% - 4.63 GPA TOP 15% - 4.24 GPA Top 25% - 3.94 GPA Planning to.

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2 POST HIGH SCHOOL PLANNING CLASS OF 2014

3 2014 GRADUATING CLASS TOTAL STUDENTS - 869 TOP 5% - 4.63 GPA TOP 15% - 4.24 GPA Top 25% - 3.94 GPA Planning to go out of state? What’s your backup plan for instate?

4 COLLEGE CAREER 4 – YEAR DEGREE 2 – YEAR DEGREE TECHNICAL/TRADE SCHOOL YOU MAY BE THINKING… JOB

5 A pply/ G et accepted/ F inancial aid/ T hen Decide Don’t do this! It’s not that scary – it’s a simple application!

6 Apprenticeships (construction heavy equipment, plumber, electrician) Certificates (massage therapy, nail tech, etc.) 2 year degree – Associates (Nursing) 4 year degree – Bachelors (University level only) Post-Bach (2 nd bachelors degree after grad) Masters degree – beyond bachelors Graduate degree – masters, doctorate, law school, med school.

7 DEADLINES ASU Barrett Honors College Priority Deadline is Nov. 15 th ! Community College - Apply Spring, 2014 Apply to MOST colleges by November 1 st – don’t put this off to the last minute! FAFSA (financial aid) deadline date is typically around March 1 st. You cannot start the FAFSA until after January 1 st, 2014.

8 Interested in becoming an N.C.A.A. COLLEGE ATHLETE? You must do the following: - Follow the rules and guidelines in the “NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete”. -You will register on-line. with the NCAA Eligibility Center EARLY FALL OF YOUR SENIOR YEAR. See Mr. Maluski (C125) if you have questions! YOU MUST REGISTER ON-LINE AT: www.ncaa.org

9 HHS COLLEGE VISITATION Hamilton High School Career Center has over 30 college representatives visiting each fall. Sign up online at hamiltonhuskies.com – at the Career Center website OR see Mrs. Lytle. Remember! Many times the college representative is the same person reading your applications! You want to make a good impression with them. Our in-state colleges will visit monthly. Plan on visiting with them at least once to make sure you have everything done that needs to be done!

10 Top Factors in State Universities Admissions Student transcript – GPA, grades, strength of schedule, class rank Test Scores – ACT or SAT Personal Statement (if required)

11 Teacher/Counselor Recommendations Use the college form if a teacher recommendation is required – give form to teacher so they can have additional information about you to include in their letter. If applying via the Common Application, let your teacher and counselor know the request will be coming through their email. It would also be a good idea to give them a list of the schools you are applying to (with recommendation deadline dates). If a letter is sent through the Postal Service, the student should call the school to confirm the letter was received. For Counselor recommendations, see your counselor at least two weeks ahead of time. You need a personal meeting!

12 NEED MONEY$$$$??? What constitutes low income? Harvard $60,000 U of A$42,400 ASU$42,500 Also please note: YOU ARE CONSIDERED A FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT IF NEITHER ONE OF YOUR PARENTS RECEIVED A BACHELORS DEGREE

13 Fee Waivers If you are on the free or reduced lunch program you are eligible for a fee waiver to apply to our Arizona Universities. You are also eligible to receive 2 fee waivers to take the ACT and SAT. See Mrs. Lytle for details.

14 FINANCIAL AID NIGHT SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!! Beginning of January Chandler Center for the ARTS Topics to be discussed include: -cost of attendance for college -factors determining financial need -grants and loans

15 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION Where do you find the information? ** Career Center – in the gray bin ** Hamiltonhuskies.com Websites available ** scholarships.com ** fastweb.com ** salliemae.com/scholarships START LOOKING NOW!!!

16 CAREER ADVISING Here’s the scoop … Have you taken the Career Inventory on Kuder? Visit your website again and take the Inventory now – see if the results are different than your previous years in high school! It takes some people a lot longer to decide on their career than others, find out what your strengths are, read about careers relating to these strengths, take introductory classes in high school and college!

17 MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES WHO:MARINES AIR FORCE NAVY ARMY WHEN:See Mrs. Lytle for the weekly calendar! WHERE:During lunch, in the foyer

18 TO DO LIST! Sign up for ACT or SAT if you have not taken them yet! Apply to College! – Fee waivers available for in state schools if you are on a free or reduced lunch program. Send transcripts from HHS – fill out the form and turn it in to Mrs. Mead. She will NOT give official transcripts to parents – these must be sent from the school or they are not considered official. Start looking for and applying to scholarships. If your scholarship application requires an official transcript, please see Mrs. Lytle. Sign up for College Visits – How? On Hamiltonhuskies.com Be careful of scams! Change email if inappropriate and CHECK your email regularly!! Colleges and scholarships do not TEXT! Facebook, bad credit, YouTube videos – future jobs may be affected by inappropriate content. 85% of employers look! IMPACT Chandler through the Chandler Education Foundation community service hours are due no later than April 1 st !

19 Good luck and work hard your senior year! Please visit Mrs. Lytle or your counselor if you need help! GO HUSKIES!


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