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    Spring College Process Even Updated Spring College Process Even Updated Presentation Transcript

    • Counseling Services Department “ THE COLLEGE PROCESS”
    • H igh S chool G raduation R equirements
      • English 4
      • Mathematics 3
      • Algebra I must be included
      • Science 3 Two of which must have laboratory components
      • Social Studies 3
      • World History (1)
          • American History (1)
          • Economics(1/2)
          • American Government (1/2)
      • Practical/Performing Arts 1
      • Life Management Skills ½
      • Physical Education ½
      • Personal Fitness ½
      • Electives 10 ½
      • Class of 2010 and beyond must earn 28 credits
      Class of 2009 must earn 26 Credits:
      • In addition, students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 unweighted G.P.A.
      • Students must pass the FCAT reading and math tests to receive a standard diploma.
      • Certificate of Completion
      • Special notes :
      • PE elective waiver will receive no credit
      H igh S chool G raduation R equirements Continued
    • The Difference Between Graduation Requirements and College Entrance Requirements
      • Graduation Requirements
      • Mathematics-Algebra I must be included
      • No foreign language required
      • Average level classes acceptable
      • College Entrance Requirements
      • Mathematics- Algebra I, Formal Geometry, and Algebra II must be included.
      • At least two consecutive years of a foreign language
      • A.P., D.E., and Honors are highly recommended for entrance into a 4- year school.
      • 4 years of math and science recommended
    • Correlating ACT Math Scores and Level of Math Class Source: ACT Trends 2007 Report; SAT Trends 2007 Report
    • Source: ACT Trends 2007 Report; SAT Trends 2007 Report Correlating SAT Math Scores and Level of Math Class
    • How Colleges Recalculate your G.P.A.
      • 4- year colleges recalculate the student’s GPA focusing on core academics and upper- level classes.
      • RHS weights AP, DE, IB, Pre IB and honors a full quality point.
      • Colleges weight IB, DE and AP a full quality point
      • Pre IB and honors a half quality point
      • Average level classes no quality points.
    • A.P. and D.E. Programs
      • Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment and IB courses are all desired by colleges on a student’s transcript.
      • They are rigorous programs offering college level work.
    • Eligibility for A.P. and D.E.
      • D.E.
      • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
      • Qualifying scores on the CPT, SAT or ACT.
      • Pass FCAT
      • A.P.
      • Prerequisites/ co-requisites
      • Strong grades in content area courses
      • Web Sites
      • Reach College Choices
      • Realistic College Choices
      Selecting A College
      • College Visits
      • Freshman Profiles
    • S.U.S. Matrix for Admissions
    • Viewing Freshman Profiles
    • Use this information to help determine where you stand in this school’s applicant pool
    • The Application Process
      • Applications
      • Online vs. Paper
      • Deadlines
      • Essays
      • Letters of Recommendation
      • Counselor’s Section
      • Transcript
      “ TAP”
    • College Testing Programs
      • SAT I
      • SAT II
      • ACT
    • College Testing Programs SAT I
      • The SAT assesses how well students analyze and solve problems. The skills tested are learned from coursework taken in school. The test is 3 hours and 45 minutes in length. The test contains reading, math and writing sections.
      • It also provides a measure of the student’s college readiness and predicts a student’s ability to succeed at the college level. Most colleges will use the student’s scores in the admissions process.
      • Current juniors should register to take the test in this spring. The easiest way to do so is online at www.collegeboard.com .
    • College Testing Programs SAT I (continued)
      • Once registered, students can visit the SAT Preparation Center at www.collegeboard.com . There, students can take a full length practice test and receive a practice score report.
      • Some other ways to prepare for the SAT include test preparation classes, practice books available at local book stores and www.bridges.com . See your counselor for more information.
      • The cost of the test is $45.00.
    • College Testing Programs SAT II
      • The SAT II Subject Tests measure a student’s knowledge and skills in particular subject area. They also test a student’s ability to use that knowledge. SAT II Subject Tests are not required by all universities and colleges.
      • Students may only take 3 subject tests on any one test date.
      • Each SAT II Subject test is a one hour multiple choice test.
    • College Testing Programs ACT
      • The ACT assesses a high school student’s educational development and ability to complete college level work. It is a multiple choice test covering four content areas: English, math, reading, and science. There is also an optional writing test, and colleges are going to require students to submit writing scores.
      • Current juniors should also take the ACT. Student’s can register at www.act.org . The website also offers a free practice test.
      • The cost of the test is $46.00 including the writing.
    • Bright Futures Scholarship Program
      • Three Types of Awards :
              • Florida Academic
              • Florida Medallion
              • Florida Gold Seal Vocational
    • Bright Futures Scholarship Program Continued
      • Requirements:
      • Submit Online Application
      • GPA
      • Credits
      • Standardized Test Scores
      • Florida Resident
      • Attending a Florida School
      • Application Process:
      • Senior Year
      • December 1, 2008
      • Online Application
      • Transcripts
      • Renewal of Scholarship
    • Scholarships
      • Scholarship Scene is available on the School Board’s website: www.sarasota.k12.fl.us/pss
      • Check the scholarship file cabinet weekly!
      • Make an appointment with your counselor to discuss the Scholarship Scene and other scholarship opportunities.
    • Resources On The Web
      • Sarasota County School District’s we bpage (Scholarship Scene)
      • www.sarasota.k12.fl.us
      • Riverview High School Counseling Services Department:
      • www.riverviewhs.com
      • F lorida A c ademic C ounseling and T racking for S tudents
      • www.facts.org
      • Standardized Testing:
      • www.collegeboard.com
      • www.act.org
    • Career Development Program
      • Career Assessment
      • Career Exploration
      • Job Shadowing
      • Employability Skills
      • Employment Assistance
      • Executive Internship
      Make An Appointment with Ms. Meksraitis Today
    • Information from the S.U.S Admissions Officers
      • “By 2012, we will have 3 million jobs requiring a bachelors degree and we won’t have the college graduates to fill them”
      • ~U.S. Secretary of Education Spellings
      • “70% of college students are not ready for further learning” (ACT, 2005)
      • Half of college students who need remediation drop out.
      • 55% of Florida High School graduates are placed in remedial courses at college.
    • Information from the S.U.S Admissions Officers Continued
      • Freshman who live in dorms have a higher rate of success than those who live off campus.
      • A “D” or “F” in a Dual Enrollment course can be cause to have your admission rescinded.Make sure you read and understand the terms of admission!
      • The average college student has four credit cards… more students drop out of college due to excessive debt than academic failure!
      • Altering your Senior Schedule can have negative consequences in the college admission process if those changes reflect lower level classes