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Spring College Process Even Updated

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