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Overview of the senior year of high school, noting important dates for post-secondary education, housing dates, scholarships, and financial aid.

Overview of the senior year of high school, noting important dates for post-secondary education, housing dates, scholarships, and financial aid.

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  • 1. Senior Year Overview Class of 2013 Casa Grande High School October 4, 2012
  • 2. Senior Year OverviewPurpose  Post-Secondary education planning calendar  organize tasks month-by-month  important deadlines  Upcoming events  Successful completion of K-12 education
  • 3. Counselors here to help students getready for life after high school
  • 4. The senior year can be a time of rollercoaster emotions.The life they’ve known will be different.
  • 5. Application Deadlines  CSU: Oct 1st thru Nov 30th  UC: Nov 1st thru Nov 30th  Common App/Private/Out of State: Check college websites  SRJC/Community College: Spring
  • 6. California Community Colleges 112 campuses statewide, 2.9 million students enrolled
  • 7. Why Attend a Community College?  Transfer to UC (Transfer Admission Guarantee “TAG”)  Transfer to CSU/Private/Independent  AA/AS Degree  Certificate Programs  Save $$$  Smaller classes  More choices/options  More student services
  • 8. Facts about students who transfer from a CCC to CSU…o 60% of CSU graduates are California Community College transfer students.o CCC transfers have highest priority for admission than any other groupo Lower division prep at a CCC is comparable to lower division prep at a CSUo Students who attend a community college will save a significant amount of money on tuition and housingo Community college transfer students who attain the Bachelor’s degree are employed at the same rate as students who enrolled in a 4-year college as a freshman
  • 9. AA-T / AS-TTransfer Degrees
  • 10. Benefits of the AA-T andAS-TA California Community College student who earnsan AA-T or AS-T will benefit from the following: Know exactly what courses to take Earn an Associate Degree Guaranteed admission to a CSU Early admission decision Take only 60 units after transfer to get earn BA or BS Meet all lower division major prep at most of the CSUcampuses that offer a similar major
  • 11. SRJC image.htm SRJC Night Nov 2nd Orientation Class: Coun 270 in spring For Fall 2013 Online Orientation Available: http:// www.marin.edu/Admissions/reginfo.htm#credit
  • 12. Application Tips Use appropriate email address Check email daily Self-report grades, test scores Accuracy critical Cannot retrieve once submitted Amend via email Student Athletes (NCAA) Coursework must be completed by graduation
  • 13. Application Tips (con’t) Reporting Test Scores  December last acceptable test date  For the CSU  SAT score code: 3594  ACT use ACT Score Manager  Best score from multiple sittings  For the UC  SAT and ACT - Send scores to 1 campus, forwarded to all UC campuses  Best scores from one sitting
  • 14. Application Workshops  Counselors host three Application Workshops to help students get started with college applications  Oct 8th, 9th, and 11th in library computer lab after school  Sign up in Counseling Office
  • 15. Letters of Recommendation  Privatecolleges  Scholarships  Provide Letter of Recommendation Profile  Two-weeks’ notice  Form available on Casa website under Counseling or available in Counseling Office
  • 16. Financial Aid  FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid  Apply January 1st - March 2nd  Obtain PIN October - Dec  Expected Family Contribution  Financial Aid Demystified - Dec 5th 6:30 P.M. OMU
  • 17. Financial Aid (con’t)  Cal Grant  Need based  March 2nd deadline  Complete Cal Grant GPA Verification form – permission to send student SS# to the California Student Aid Commission
  • 18. Financial Aid (con’t)  Local Scholarships  PEF application info available in December on the Casa Career Center Website  Merit and Need Based  National Scholarships ( www.fastweb.com)  Veteran’s Benefits for Dependents
  • 19. Financial Aid Offers • Differ by college • Financial aid package (grants, loans, aid, work study) • OK to wait to analyze all financial package offers • Strategy with multiple offers
  • 20. General Information School School School School School Lewis & Clrmt/McK HarvardLocation Mills College Clark UOP College College CollegeSize 936 1,301 6,676 2,140 3,883Accepted? Yes No Wait list Yes YesYearly tuition (resident) $39,264 $42,240 $39,849 $38,500 $36,290Books/supplies $1,256 $1,256 $1,256 $1,256 $1,256Room and board $11,306 $13,625 $12,801 $10,014 $11,688Transportation $0 $0 $0 $0 $0Medical $0 $0 $0 $0 $0Personal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0Estimated total $51,826 $57,121 $53,906 $49,770 $49,234Financial aid $0School Scholarship ($19,000) ($14,000) ($15,000)Outside Scholarship ($1,000) ($1,000) ($1,000) ($1,000) ($1,000)Total Due $31,826 $56,121 $52,906 $34,770 $33,234Student LoanParent Total $31,826 $56,121 $52,906 $34,770 $33,234 Expentiture
  • 21. Acceptance Letters  May have multiple acceptance offers  Acceptance is conditional must report insufficient grades or courses dropped at the semester to all colleges applied  Letter of Intent must be sent by deadline or your spot will be given away
  • 22. Housing Deadlines important! Deposit Check housing websites
  • 23. Placement Tests  UC – Analytical Writing Placement Exam  CSU – English Placement Test (EPT) & Entry Level Math (ELM)  SRJC/COM – English and mathematics
  • 24. Placement Tests (con’t)English or math placement may be met bydifferent means, depends on institution  AP scores,  SAT or ACT results,  College course may be used in lieu of some placement tests, or  Early Assessment Program (EAP) results
  • 25. Early Assessment Program
  • 26. Early Start Program Admitted freshman who have not demonstrated proficiency in mathematics and/or English must begin remediation in Summer 2013 If remediation not started, will not be permitted to enroll at the CSU 42
  • 27. Placement Tests – community college Placement test in English and Math Exempt from placement test/s  EAP “ready for college”  AP score of 3, 4, or 5 in English or math
  • 28. Senior Events  Prom – Saturday, May 18th  Senior Photos – before Nov 1st  Yearbook – $90.00 Jostens online  Cap, Gown, & Tassel - $55.50 – Jostens online or order when Jostens on campus
  • 29. Senioritis“decreased motivationtoward studiesdisplayed by studentswho are nearing theend of their highschool careers.”(Wikipedia)
  • 30. BlinkThat’s the length of the Senior year
  • 31. We’re here to help you!
  • 32. Stay connected to Casa Grande! Check website daily for announcements www.casagrandehighschool.org Follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/casacounseling Casa Grande High School Big House News www.facebook.com