CLASS OF 2011 SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT FOR PARENTS! Power Point presentation packets are available in the lobby of the auditorium.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE VS. UNIVERSITY
The Top 25% of class currently have 3.75 GPA or higher The Top 15% of class currently have a 4.02 GPA or higher
The Top 5% of class currently have a 4.55 GPA or higher
In-state University requirements: Rank in the top 25% of your class OR Have a 3.0 GPA or better in the 16 core courses OR Score a 22 on the ACT or 1040 on the SAT Scholarship Priority Deadline for ASU Feb. 1st. ASU has separate application for the Barretts Honor College-Priority Deadline date is Dec. 1 st ! NAU automatically offers Honors admission based on their criteria COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
Students should APPLY by their October break!
For unconditional admission, an applicant must: Rank in the top 25% overall grade point average or higher in the 16 core courses Have no course deficiencies as prescribed by the Arizona Board of Regents. All other students are “conditional” and are reviewed on a holistic approach which includes test scores, GPA, class rank and essay. No additional application for acceptance into The U of A Honors College
Students should APPLY by October break!
MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES
PRIVATE AND OUT OF STATE COLLEGES Check college website for admission requirements. Each school may be different. When to apply – Check each schools’ website – these vary significantly!
HAVE AN INSTATE BACKUP PLAN!!
CUSD College Night will be on 9/22/10 at HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL 6:30pm-8:30pm. College Fairs – Sept - Oct Visit the Campus, each one has a different personality and different characteristics Keep applying for scholarships – lack of finances is the #1 reason why students decide not to attend their preferred college.
Apply first, get accepted, complete financial aid/scholarship applications, THEN decide where to attend.
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS SAT Reasoning Test (handout) Community College Placement Test Everyone attending ASU must take a Math Placement Test – to be given by the University on the web.
Fee waivers available – apply for Free & Reduced Lunch
DISABILITY RESOURCES There Are Support Services Available for Students Who Have Disabilities at Every College! Extended time taking tests Test taking in a small or quiet environment Disability resource tutoring Specialized computer programs/labs
AT HHS CONTACT SHEILA DUFRAINE
SCHOLARSHIPS Applications available in Career Center and will be available on line at hamiltonhuskies.com Websites to check out (handout) Most are Stackable (AIMS is not)
Financial Need vs. Financial Need according to FAFSA
Scholarships - Qualifications First Generation (neither parent has 4 year degree) CHECK OUT ASU OBAMA SCHOLARS PROGRAM!
CHECK OUT U OF A ASSURANCE PROGRAM!
FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID Apply AFTER January 1 st senior year. If you apply before that, it will be discarded. Update annually. Check the boxes that you are “interested” in Student Loans/Parent Loans Financial Aid Night – will be in January – Date TBD College Goal Sunday – Date TBD – typically Saturday and Sunday following SuperBowl
Be careful of SCAMS!! Do not pay anyone to “help” you receive scholarships – we do that for FREE at Hamilton High!
A few things to Remember…. Do not PAY anyone to help you with scholarships, FAFSA or college applications. Give teachers 2 weeks notice for Letter of Recommendations! Students should give the registrar 2 weeks notice to send out officical transcripts! Students Responsibility!
Remember – it’s up to your student to WATCH DEADLINE DATES!
GRADUATION 6/1/11 Elite Southwest will be on campus for graduation orders on Tues. Sept. 14 th and monthly thereafter. Elite Southwest is located at 1445 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 602-287-9400. They will come back again 9/23 and 9/24 and thereafter monthly through December. Grad Nite – All seniors are invited to attend. The purpose of Grad Nite is to provide a supervised celebration of graduation. The cost of a ticket includes all food, entertainment, music, and prizes in a safe, chaperoned environment.
Students must have their pictures taken by Leisure Portraits BY THE END OF AUGUST to be included in the senior section of the yearbook. 480-786-4585. You do not need to purchase these pictures.
SEE PAGE 12 OF THE STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR SPECIFIC CRITERIA