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1 Reservoir High School February 19, 2015 College Admission 101Reservoir High SchoolFebruary 19, 2015
2 Schedule for the Evening 7:00 – 7:25 Introductions & Opening:College Admissions Overview7:30 – 7:55 Break-out Session 18:00 – 8:25 Break-out Session 28:30 – 9:00 Break-out Session 3Counselors will be available in Student Services for Q&A and support getting on Naviance throughout the evening.Military Personnel will be available in Student Services for Q&A.
3 NACAC’s 2012 State of College Admissions What Is Important? NACAC’s 2012 State of College Admission report is based on ten years of surveys of school counselors and colleges and universities nationwide. The report presents information on a variety of topics related to the transition to college and the counseling and admission professions, including:High school graduation and college enrollmentApplications to collegeEarly Decision, Early Action, and wait listsFactors in the admission decisionSchool counselors and college counseling in high schoolsThe college admission office
6 There Are No Guarantees Student Example:GPA 4.55SAT CR MATH 580Was rejected from University of MarylandWas accepted to schools comparable to University of Delaware, Towson, Salisbury and UMBC
7 There’s A School For Everyone Student Example:GPASAT CR MATH 460Was accepted to several colleges including St. Mary’s, Hood College, Stevenson University, and Bridgewater.The student earned a 3.0 during his first semester and took a winter online class and currently has earned 18 credits.
8 WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU? 9th and 10th gradersEnroll in rigorous coursesDo well in your rigorous classesStart preparing for your SAT’s and ACT’s now.Read, read, read, read, read, read, readStart looking at SAT prep booksBe ready for the PSAT in the fall (October)
9 WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU 11TH Graders (rising seniors)Work hard to identify colleges that are a good academic matchStudy for your SAT’s and ACT’sBe realistic about creating a list of schools where you will be acceptedVisit schools to determine what criteria is important to you
10 RESERVOIR HIGH CLASS OF 2016 COLLEGE PLANNING TIMELINE MarchResearch Schools OnlineRegister for SAT/ACT if you have not already takenAprilVisit schools over spring breakTake SAT prep class or study independentlyContinue to research schoolsMayTake AP exams and SAT’sComplete Naviance surveys for teacher and counselor recsSubmit waiver of rights form to registrarConcentrate on having a strong finish to school year
11 RESERVOIR HIGH CLASS OF 2016 COLLEGE PLANNING TIMELINE June-AugustVisit schools of interestGet a summer job or find a volunteer opportunityStart working on applications and essaysRegister for a Fall SAT and/or ACTSeptemberSenior Meetings with CounselorsSubmit teacher recommendation request formsSubmit transcript request form to registrarAttend all workshops to help with applicationsOctoberComplete applications and essaysSubmit all November 1 deadline applicationsTake October SAT
12 USING NAVIANCE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONS Complete questionnaires on Naviance for teachers and counselors in the springParents complete questionnaires on NavianceAdd colleges to “Colleges I’m Thinking About” in Naviance in spring/summer“Match” Naviance to Common App in the fallSubmit teacher recommendation request form 20 days prior to your deadlineSubmit transcript request form to registrar 20 days prior to deadlineSend SAT and ACT scores directly from College Board and ACT
14 ADDING COLLEGES TO “COLLEGES I’M THINKING ABOUT”
15 Transcript Request Form Due September 25th for the November 1st college deadline.The registrar will add all of these colleges to “Colleges I’m Applying to” in Naviance.
16 Teacher Recommendation Form Due September 25th for the November 1st college deadline.Teachers will submit their letter of recs online through Naviance.Teachers will use information you provide on the “Teacher Information Form” in Naviance to write letters of rec.
17 Closing Remarks There is no such thing as a PERFECT school. College is not about where you go, but rather what the student makes of the experienceSpend the time, and YOU WILL find a school that “fits”Don’t hesitate to seek our help!Resist attempts to turn the process into a status competitionDon’t allow the cost of a college education to cut short educational pursuitsMonitor your online and social media activityCreate a separate address just for college correspondence
18 Finding the Right Fitcollege-fit/how-to-find-a-college-that-fits-you