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PSAT Score Distribution & College Planning Night DECEMBER 18 TH, 2014 MARK RECKTENWALD LYNDSAY WOLFE TIM GALLAGHER WWW.BATHCSD.ORG/WEBPAGES/HSGDEPARTMENT
When choosing a college, consider…. Majors and educational programs Admission policy Location and size Costs and Financial Aid Campus activities Support services Early Decision vs. Early Action
Finding Colleges College Board My Big FutureMy Big Future Guidance Direct Guidance Direct Online/Virtual Tours Online/Virtual Tours College Fairs Haverling (open house night) National College Fair (March) Mailings
Sophomore Year Timeline Review your PSAT score report.PSAT Begin thinking about colleges you’d like to research. Create a file/folder for college brochures and information. Talk to your family about paying for college. Attend College Fairs and start to visit colleges this spring & summer. National College Fair Field Trip – March 16 th, 2015 National College Fair Field Trip
Sophomore Year Timeline (cont’d) Register for the ACT and/or SATACTSAT Haverling will typically host SAT exams in November and May Other sites include: Corning, Hornell, Watkins Glen, Penn Yan, etc. Select challenging courses for your Junior year. ACE, AP, Gemini Job Shadow & Career Panels – Mrs. Onyiriuka Military Academy – see your counselor immediately
Junior Year Timeline Haverling College Fair (September) Haverling College Fair (September) Retake The PSAT & NMSQT test (October). Continue your college search. Visit as many campuses as possible! Talk to friends about their experience with college.
Junior Year Timeline (cont’d) Register and take The ACT and/or SAT exams.ACTSAT Select challenging courses for your senior year. Review graduation requirements with your counselor. Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse if you wish to participate in athletics.NCAA Clearinghouse
Junior Year Timeline (cont’d) Develop a list of colleges you plan to apply to. Begin preparing essays for college and scholarship applications. Work on portfolios. Know specific admission requirements……..
Senior Year Timeline Your Senior Interview. Review your Activity Sheet, Graduation Requirements & Diploma Type. Make a final list of schools that you plan on applying to. Decide who you will ask to write letters of recommendation. Decide how you will apply Common Application Common Application SUNY Application SUNY Application School Application Requesting High School Transcripts (Paper Form)
Senior Year Timeline (cont’d) Pay attention to deadlines!! Early Decision and Early Action Haverling Guidance Office Scholarship Website & Paper ApplicationsWebsite Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Obtain your PIN (starting in December) File your FAFSA (available January 1 st ) Financial Aid Workshop Packages received in April-May Get your deposit in! Request Final Transcripts be sent to the school you are going to. High School CCC / FLCC