Siena College Open House Presentation

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Siena College Open House Admissions and Financial Aid Presentation



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  • What is in an application-how to applyReview Fast Forward App process-deadlines, non-binding, decision within 7-10 business days PENDING we do not need additional information (recommend they have 1st quarter grades sent)Can apply directly at the above website using Fast Forward appCan also apply using the Common App, Remind them NEED TO COMPLETE SUPPLAMENT!
  • Our goal is to admit student who will benefit from all the opportunities at Siena College and graduate in 4 years. The criteria that we have formulated allows for our high freshman retention rate—88-90%, and high four year graduation rate—72% (compared to National avg)Strength of Curriculum very important—talk about honors, what AP scores we take, what grades we accept for a college level courseB+ avg approx 88 GPASAT Avg=1130 with Math & Reading only (take best combined score)ACT Avg=24 (composite score)Only require 1 letter of rec but welcome to submit additional letters, ask someone who truly knows you & can talk about your character & academic/personal successInterest Level—showing interest is beneficial, encourage them to come back for an interview, accepted student reception, off campus reception, etc.
  • SienaMerit scholarships –Presidential and FranciscanEndowed scholarships – Over 170 OpportunitiesNeed-based grants – Siena Grant and St. Francis Community GrantOtherFederal – www.finaid.orgState – www.hesc.com Private – fastweb.com
  • Siena College Open House Presentation

    1. 1. Admissions <br />and Financial Aid:<br />Navigating Your Way <br />to Success<br />
    2. 2. Application Essentials<br /><ul><li>Fast Forward Application or Common Application
    3. 3. Essay or writing sample
    4. 4. School counselor recommendation
    5. 5. Official transcript
    6. 6. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT</li></ul>Siena School Code<br />SAT: 2814<br />ACT: 2878<br />
    7. 7. Indicators of Success<br /><ul><li>Evaluation of curriculum
    8. 8. Evaluation of grades
    9. 9. Standardize test score
    10. 10. Letters of recommendation
    11. 11. Interest level</li></li></ul><li>Application Deadlines<br />
    12. 12. Our Approach to Financial Aid<br /><ul><li>Keep it simple – FAFSA only
    13. 13. Personal attention
    14. 14. Layered approach to aid package</li></li></ul><li>Sources of Aid<br /><ul><li>Siena
    15. 15. Merit scholarships
    16. 16. Endowed scholarships
    17. 17. Need-based grants
    18. 18. Other
    19. 19. Federal
    20. 20. State
    21. 21. Private</li></li></ul><li>Remember to…<br /><ul><li>File the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov after Jan 1</li></ul>FAFSA Code – 002816 New York State TAP Code – 0685 <br /><ul><li>Know the deadlines
    22. 22. Review forms carefully
    23. 23. Retain copies of all paperwork
    24. 24. Enrollment deposits due no later than May 1st</li></li></ul><li>Stay in Touch!<br />Admissions<br />1-888-AT-SIENA<br />admissions@siena.edu<br />Financial Aid<br />1-888-AT-SIENA <br />aid@siena.edu<br />

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