Presentation on theme: "Class of 2017 Junior Year: Fall Semester. Goals At the conclusion of this presentation you will better understand: –the post-secondary options available."— Presentation transcript:
Goals At the conclusion of this presentation you will better understand: –the post-secondary options available to your student –the process for visiting a college campus –when to take/register for both ACT and SAT –factors involved in college admission decisions –what is available to you and your students through Naviance –how to conduct a college search through Naviance –how to register for a college visit
Types of Higher Education Liberal Arts Colleges Universities Service Academies Technical Institutes and Professional Schools Community or Junior Colleges
Collin College Associates degrees offered through a wide variety of disciplines Benefits of attending Collin College: –Lower costs for transferable coursework –Relationships with local and regional 4-year institutions for transfer Transfer scholarship opportunities –Opportunity for students to explore areas of interests
College Match… Things to Consider Look at Yourself: Determine your Interest and Goals Academic Career/Proposed Major Extracurricular Activities Social Preference Look at your Institutional Options Size Location Cost Admissions Requirements Private vs. Public Large vs. Small Special Programs
Things to ask yourself How do I learn best? –In large or lecture style classes, or in small discussion/ seminar settings? What extracurricular activities have been most important to me? –Which will I want to continue in college? What have I learned about my academic interests and abilities that will influence what I might study in college?
Standardized Exams PSAT – national merit consideration SAT SAT Subject Exams ACT AP
National Merit Based on Junior year PSAT Commended Students: Notified September of senior year Semifinalists: Notified September of senior year –Top ½ of 1% become semifinalist Finalists: February
ACT www.actstudent.org Exam Date: December 12 Exam Date: February 06 Exam Date: April 9** Exam Date: June 11** Recommend taking in the Spring – depends on current courses
SAT Basic Information www.collegeboard.com Recommend taking in the Spring – depends on current courses Exam Date: December 5 Exam Date: January 23 Exam Date: March 5** Exam Date: May 7** Exam Date: June 4** (** Designates New SAT format)
SAT Subject Test 1 hour test that measures knowledge and skills in a particular subject and a student’s ability to apply the knowledge Scores range 200-800 Colleges may use these scores in several ways. –Admissions purposes – check specific schools’ websites –Award college course credit –Help place students in the appropriate college courses
Key Parts of College Admissions High school courses/ grades (G.P.A.) Quality of courses, level of difficulty, trends/consistency of grades Rigor of courses Standardized test scores Extracurricular activities/ Your resume Includes academic awards/ honors, extracurricular activities, interest, jobs, community services and hobbies Application essays and/or personal statements Recommendation from teacher Recommendation from counselor Personal interviews –Many schools may not require them but strongly encourage them and/or provide the option for you to interview
The Ultimate Question What will you contribute to their campus?
Who should register with the clearinghouse? A student who plans to attend an NCAA Division I or II institution and who wishes to participate in intercollegiate athletics. –This also applies to walk-on’s www.eligibilitycenter.org
Naviance connection.naviance.com/lovejoy Update Personal Information Update Resume College Search Assessments –Learning Style –Interest Inventory –Personality Assessment EMAILS!!!!
Fall College Fair – Sept. 16 th 1PM – 2:30PM PSAT: October 15th Register early for SAT, ACT, or/ and SAT Subject test for later in the the year Start planning your college visits –Official visits through admissions offices Review PSAT results Extra effort on your Junior Grades… they are the last thing the college will see on your transcript!
Spring Spring College Fair – March 24, 2016 SAT/ ACT/ SAT Subject (if needed) AP Exams Senior Classes, Dual Credit, etc. Make Summer Plans (Enrichment Programs) Scholarship Search Plan College Visits Start Narrowing College Search