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    Senior Information Night Class of 2012 Senior Information Night Class of 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • WELCOME TO SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT CLASS OF 2012 PLYMOUTH NORTH HIGH SCHOOL & PLYMOUTH SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL 10/04/11
    • Graduation Requirements
      • Each Student Must Earn 110 Credits
      • 20 Credits in English (4 years)
      • 15 Credits in Social Studies, including U.S. History I & II (3 years)
      • 15 Credits in Mathematics (3 years) *EPP
      • 15 Credits in Science (3 years)
      • 10 Credits in Physical Education (4 years)
      • Tech Studies Adjustments for Science and PE
      • Must Earn a Minimum of 27.5 Credits Senior Year
      • Must Pass MCAS in ELA, Math and Science
      10/04/11
    • Additional Requirements for Four Year Colleges
      • Math – Completion of Algebra II (minimum)
      • Foreign Language – 2 Year Minimum, 3 Years Recommended
      • Specific College and/or Major Requirements
      • SAT’s
      • a. SAT I (Reasoning Test) vs. SAT II (Subject Tests)
      • b. Students must send all scores to colleges through collegeboard.com
      • c. ACT’s
      • MA state universities 3.0 GPA / sliding scale SATs
      10/04/11
    • 2011-2012 Dates
      • SAT’s Test Date Reg. Deadline
      • 10/01/11 walk-in/late fee
      • 11/05/11 10/07/11
      • 12/03/11 11/08/11
      • 01/28/12 12/30/11
      • Plymouth H.S. College Fair at PSHS
      • Oct. 18, 2011 (6:00-8:00 pm)
      • All Cape College Day at Barnstable H.S.
      • Oct. 19, 2011 (3:30-5:30 pm)
      • Financial Aid Night at PNHS
      • Nov. 16, 2011 (7:00-9:00 pm)
      • Local Scholarship Evening TBD - PNHS
      10/04/11
    • THE COLLEGE PROCESS
      • School Counselors provide information and assistance through:
      • Junior College Planning Workshops and Individual Meetings
      • Junior Resume Workshops
      • Senior College Planning Workshops
      • Individual Senior College Planning Meetings with follow-up Parent Information Letter
      • On-going support for students and parents
      • Please visit www.plymouth.k12.ma.us regularly
      10/04/11
    • How to Apply to College
      • Go to the college website
      • Complete on-line application OR
      • Download paper application, save a copy, and send it
      • The COMMON APPLICATION
      • Access the application through either the college website or www.commonapp.org
      • Download the paper version or complete the online version
      • Be sure to complete all parts of the process which include the application, essay and any supplements
      10/04/11
    • College Application Deadlines
      • Regular Decision
        • application deadlines – generally Jan.1, Jan. 15 or Feb. 1
        • admissions decision in April
      • Early Action
        • application deadlines – generally Nov. 1, Nov. 15, Dec 1, Dec. 15
        • non-binding
        • early admission notification with later student response date
      • Rolling Admissions
        • early application: colleges continue acceptance until class size is full
        • admissions decision is typically 4-6 weeks after receipt of application
      • Early Decision
        • binding agreement
        • must withdraw all other applications
      • Candidate reply date is May 1 except for Early Decision
      10/04/11
    • The Application Process
      • Responsibilities of the Student:
      • Know and meet application deadlines!
      • Send applications to colleges with appropriate fees and essays.
      • Send SAT scores to colleges through the College Board. Be sure to include CEEB code (PNHS 221785, PSHS 221784) when registering.
      • Provide Guidance with:
        • Updated Resume from Career Cruising
        • Transcript Request Card & Records Release Form
        • Guidance Fee ($2.00 per college)
        • Teacher Recommendations
      10/04/11
    • Financial Aid Process
      • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) ww.fafsa.ed.gov
      • a. Required by all colleges for federal and state aid, as well as certain merit scholarships
      • b. FREE
      • c. Must be completed each year
      • d. File on-line after January 1 st
      • e. Sign up immediately for student and parent PIN!
      • CSS/Financial Aid Profile
      • a. Required by some colleges for institutional money
      • b. Fee-based form through collegeboard.com
      • c. Online application required
      • d. Can be filed as early as November and usually required for Early Decision candidates
      • File tax returns early
      10/04/11
    • 10/04/11                                  www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov                                                                                     
      • Calculator
      • Estimator                                                                                                       
    • OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION NCAA Clearinghouse Division I and II Athletes www.eligibilitycenter.org $65 Fee 10/04/11
    • John & Abigail Adams Scholarship
      • Based on MCAS scores – notification (letter from Governor) in November of senior year
      • Apply to Massachusetts public community college or university by deadline
      • Complete FAFSA
      • After acceptance, send (and save!!) a copy of the letter from the Governor to the financial aid office of the college
      • Conditions:
      • a. Tuition only
      • b. Student must enroll full time in a MA state college or university
      • c. Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA
      • d. The scholarship is good for eight semesters and must be used within six years of a student's high school graduation
      • http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/adams.html
      10/04/11
    • Other Scholarship Opportunities
      • Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority ( www.mefa.org )
      • Massachusetts Career Information System (MassCIS)
      • FASTWEB ( www.fastweb.com )
      • Guidance website ( www.plymouth.k12.ma.us )
      • Career Cruising ( www.careercruising.com )
      10/04/11
    • The Competitive College Admissions Perspective
      • Eleanor Brennan Hall, Associate Director of Admission, Brown University
        • Important criteria in evaluating student applications
        • What are colleges looking for?
        • How do students stand out?
        • Interview
        • Essay
        • Deadlines
      • Questions & Answers
      10/04/11
    • 10/04/11 THANK YOU