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This is the presentation given by Mr. Perez on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at the junior and senior college night.

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1213 fdms collegepresentation

  1. 1. Visit www.collegeboard.com
  2. 2. Visit www.collegeboard.com
  3. 3. Planning for the Future A Workshop for Parents created by Middle States Regional OfficeVisit www.collegeboard.com of the College Board
  4. 4. To be covered:  TYPES OF COLLEGES  PROGRAMS OF STUDY  SAT  APPLICATION PROCESS  FINANCIAL AIDVisit www.collegeboard.com
  5. 5. Keeping Options Open  Students who plan have choices  some may choose NOT to exercise them  not every student will go to college  each child deserves the opportunity to make that choiceVisit www.collegeboard.com
  6. 6. Possibilities  More than 60% of high school graduates continue their education beyond high school  If your child decides not to continue his education, he should know that the opportunity was available  There are more than 3,000 2 and 4 year colleges in the USA + professional schools  Meeting the needs of a diverse group of high school graduatesVisit www.collegeboard.com
  7. 7. Finding the Right Match Echo Open Admissions Camry Competitive Admission . Avalon Selective Admission . Lexus Highly Selective Admission  There is a CAR for  There is a COLLEGE everyone who has for everyone who has the the desire desireVisit www.collegeboard.com
  8. 8. Finding the Right Match Open Admissions (V & M) 1.0 450 Competitive Admission . GPA SAT Selective Admission Highly Selective Admission 4.0 >1300 (V & M)  There is a COLLEGE for everyone who has the desireVisit www.collegeboard.com
  9. 9. Curriculum Requirements Social English Science Math Studies Colleges 4 years 3 years 3 years 2 years like to see: A Friar 4 years 4 years 4 years 4 years takes:Visit www.collegeboard.com
  10. 10. Curriculum Requirements World language Elective Colleges 2 years 3 years like to see: A Friar ≥2 years 3 years takes:Visit www.collegeboard.com
  11. 11. Narrowing choicesIf you meet the admissions requirements of a certain school: Are the programs you want to study offered there?  Most professional studies start freshmen year with introductory courses (Calculus, Chemistry)  Engineers, Doctors Is it financially feasible for your family? Is this school in an area with which you are comfortable?  Travel, social setting, weather Are there extracurricular activities at that school that are of interest to you?Visit www.collegeboard.com
  12. 12. Finding the Right Match State Schools Private Schools(UC- (Harvard, USF, UPortland Berkley, UCLA, Portland , SeattleU, Chaminade State U, UMASS, UHawaii) )  Are for residents of those  Anyone can attend states first and foremost regardless of residency  Resident tuition vs out-of-  Tuition is the same for state tuition all  Selectivity of out-of-state  Selectivity is the same students for allVisit www.collegeboard.com
  13. 13. How a College Decides  Grades (GPA)  Ethnicity  Class rank (RIC)  Interview  Testing (SAT)  Legacy  Courses taken (AP)  Major choice  Recommendations  Geography  Essays  Special Skills  Activities  Ability to pay????Visit www.collegeboard.com
  14. 14. How a College Decides  A student’s high school record - both grades and courses taken - is the MOST important factor in college admissions  Beyond the high school record, colleges evaluate applications very differently due in large measure on how selective or competitive a college is  Open admission to highly selectiveVisit www.collegeboard.com
  15. 15. College Admissions Testing  40,000 different high schools in the USA  Colleges look for a common measure  The SAT I is often required by colleges  designed to measure critical reading, math reasoning, and writing skills  allows colleges to predict success  the best academic predictor for college success is your child’s high school record in combination with the SAT IVisit www.collegeboard.com
  16. 16. College Admissions Testing  Register for SAT early. Oct is full at FDMS. (Nov, Dec, Jan, Mar, May, Jun)  Do not take SAT Subject Test unless absolutely required by the college  The name on the roster, ticket, and ID must match exact.Visit www.collegeboard.com
  17. 17. Short Term Preparation  Once in high  Coaching courses can’t school encourage “guarantee” practice testing  Preparing can help like the PSAT students feel relaxed  The knowledge  Use free College Board gained from the materials like “Taking the PSAT will help SAT I” and resources like them prepare for www.collegeboard.com the SAT and feel more relaxed  Keep the tests in perspectiveVisit www.collegeboard.com
  18. 18. www.collegeboard.com Provides information on:  Colleges and careers  SAT Registration and scores online  Financial aid informationVisit www.collegeboard.com
  19. 19. Applying to colleges Parts of a packet:  Application  Official transcripts and SAT scores  Recommendations  Essays  Financial aidVisit www.collegeboard.com
  20. 20. Applying to colleges Parts of an application:  Application (to be filled out by student)  Personal Information  Academic History (GPA and RIC)  SAT scores (to be verified later)  Extracurricular activitiesVisit www.collegeboard.com
  21. 21. Applying to colleges Parts of an application:  Application (to be filled out by student)  Official transcripts and SAT scores  Schools may require a transcript at the beginning of the application process, at the middle of the year to check progress, and after graduation to be sure.  Students must request for every single transcript. There are no automatic transcripts.  All transcripts are sent from school to school. Students are not to send transcripts.  All transcripts cost $5.00. When requesting a transcript, bring the RECEIPT from the front office and the ADDRESS of the school or program.Visit www.collegeboard.com
  22. 22. Applying to colleges Parts of an application:  Application (to be filled out by student)  Official transcripts and SAT scores  A school may ask for SAT scores to be reported on application being filled by student, but official scores only come from www.collegeboard.com  There is no way to determine which scores the colleges will see  Colleges will see all your scores, not just the highestVisit www.collegeboard.com
  23. 23. Applying to colleges Parts of an application:  Application (to be filled out by student)  Official transcripts (initial, mid-year, final)  Recommendations, for some schools, first filled out by student and then by:  Teachers’ (usually English and/or Math teacher from junior or senior year)  Counselor (Mr. Perez)  They are sent directly from school to the school  Give ample time for everyone involved  Good recommendations are not done on the due dateVisit www.collegeboard.com
  24. 24. Applying to colleges Parts of an application:  Application (to be filled out by student)  Official transcripts (initial, mid-year, final)  Recommendations (teachers’ and counselor’s)  Essays, for some schools  Shows English skills  Shows thought process and logic  Shows maturity, worldliness  This should be done early and edited  Can be used for scholarship programs too  This may be matched to the essay on the SATVisit www.collegeboard.com
  25. 25. Applying to colleges Parts of an application:  Application (to be filled out by student)  Official transcripts (initial, mid-year, final)  Recommendations (teachers’ and counselor’s)  Essays (early and edited)  Financial aid information  You can not apply for financial aid from a school to which you are not applying.Visit www.collegeboard.com
  26. 26. Applying for Financial Aid Parts of financial aid:  FAFSA – www.fafsa.ed.gov (watch for scams)  Apply for PIN for student and parents/guardians NOW  PINs can be obtained BEFORE January 1, 2013  Fill out as early as possible after January 1, 2013  FAFSA – Federal Government determines how much your family can contribute to education  fafsa4caster.ed.gov a great place to preview FAFSA  Financial Aid Application for each school (to be filled out by student)  School will use information from FAFSA to determine how much aid to issue.Visit www.collegeboard.com
  27. 27. Applying for Financial Aid Parts of financial aid:  FAFSA – www.fafsa.ed.gov (watch for scams)  Financial Aid Application for each school (to be filled out by student)  Types of Aid:  Grants – Based on need, not to be paid back  Scholarships – Based on talent, not to be paid back  Loans – Anyone can get these, to be paid back, probably with interest  Work-study – you have to work to get paid by the hour, it can be paid to student or to school accountVisit www.collegeboard.com
  28. 28. What About a Career?  Prepare your child for the fact that their choice will change  Remember that any career choice made before or during high school is made with limited information!  Sometimes indecision forces options to remain open!Visit www.collegeboard.com
  29. 29. What About a Career II?  Remember the dangers of making choices too early or FORCING a choice!  Don’t let a child pursue a career which guarantees a future job, but is one in which he has no interest!  Try to provide experiences for career exploration (internships, shadowing, an actual job).Visit www.collegeboard.com
  30. 30. PSAT Access Codes  Allow you to see the scores online  Show questions, answers given, correct answers, and explanation of correct answers  Give ways to improve SAT scores  Access to myroad.comVisit www.collegeboard.com
  31. 31. Myroad.com  Students take a personality profile survey  Results give possible career options to explore  Career options are tied to majors in college  Colleges should be chosen where the major will lead to the careerVisit www.collegeboard.com
  32. 32. College Fair Wednesday September 12, 2012
  33. 33. Thank You! We’re glad you could make it!

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