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  • 1. Class of 2013 Backchat: todaysmeet.com/can2012
  • 2. Counselors Are Here To Help… Find the best fit scenario Determine what a “good college” really means Select “good” options that fit the student’s academic profile Understanding of application requirements
  • 3. Encourage Your Students To… Be Proactive Get Organized Communicate Well Be an Expert Stay Positive Enjoy Senior Year!
  • 4. Reminders Parent Information Sheet Application regulations  10 apps worldwide (UC/UCAS are 1 each)  10 application rule applies to entire application cycle Students must know deadlines and requirements Procrastination is the enemy (and doesn’t make a good impression) Strong to the finish All offers are conditional Q
  • 5. Family Connection
  • 6. Senior Profile & Journal Entries Q
  • 7. Colleges I’m Thinking About &College Visits
  • 8. Colleges I’m Thinking About
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  • 10.  Required for:  Early Decision  Single-Choice Early Action Helps the counselor tailor a version of the evaluation for the individual college This essay format is required by some US colleges to determine fit and genuine interest
  • 11. What Students Do Now…Teacher Recommendations Ask teacher(s) Complete the Teacher Rec Data Sheet Bring to counselor to be signed Give signed form to teacher
  • 12. What Students Do Now…Teacher Recommendations• Colleges want to know more about the student as a person, especially in the context of the classroom.• They are not seeking confirmation of the student’s grade in the course or your memberships of various clubs and activities.• The reader of the student’s application is looking for characteristics that will make the student a valuable addition to the university. Q
  • 13. What Students Do Now…Quick Essay Writing Tips Genuine and personal Focus on one aspect of the individual Provide evidence with a good story No gimmicks and clichés Specific examples and details Proofread!
  • 14. Know That Admissions Officers Are RealPeople Too. It’s Okay to be Real in the Essay! Q
  • 15. Common Applications Common Application – www.commonapp.org University of California  October 1 – November 30  Two essays; prompts already posted  Make transcript request to get an unofficial copy from our office – UCs do not require an official transcript at time of application OUAC – Ontario University Application Centre  Available mid-September  May apply to 2-3 faculties per university  Preference  Additional fee beyond initial 3 universities/programs UCAS  Up to 5 choices  One course for either Oxford or Cambridge  Four courses in medicine/dentistry/veterinary
  • 16. Application DeadlinesUK  OxBridge; Medical/Dental/Veterinarian (UK) – Oct 15  UCAS- Apply first semester; Final deadline – Jan 15US  Early Decision/Action – Nov 1/15 (could be Oct 15 in a few cases – UNC Chapel Hill)  U of Florida – received by Nov 1  U of California – Nov 30  Others – Regular decision tends to be January; Rolling
  • 17. Application Deadlines, cont’dCanada  Apply first semester (around November)  McGill due January 15  UBC due January 31Korea (based on 2011-12 application cycle)  KAIST due late December/early January  Seoul National due end of February (12 year students)  Others: Summer after graduation
  • 18. Application Deadlines, cont’d Japan (English-based Programs)  Waseda: November – April, depending on college  Sophia: December 14/May 24  Universities tend to offer 2 application periods for Sept 2013 entry *Japan (Japanese-based Programs) – After Graduation Hong Kong (based on 2011-12 application cycle)  HKU: December 30  HKUST: December 29, February 29 Australia, Singapore, Others  National University Singapore: February 21 (based on last year)  Applications are generally due in late spring and summer  Check with individual universities Q
  • 19. Supporting Documents Could Include:  Transcript(s), HS Profile  IB Predicted Grades  Counselor Evaluation  Teacher Evaluation(s)  Financial Documents  Portfolios  Character Reference (India)
  • 20. Online Transcript Request
  • 21. Sending Documents Online We send Documents Online to the US and Some of Canada 1,750+ total institutions  Initial Transcripts  Teacher/Counselor Evaluations + Forms  IB Predicted Grades (All IB Diploma Students)  Mid Year Report (1st semester grades)  Final Transcripts What We Don’t Send For These 1,750+ Universities  Financial Documents  International Student Certification of Finances  International Student Financial Aid Application  Additional Recommendations or Materials  Students CAN ship these from the school via UPS  Address the envelope  Fill out the form with Eloisa  No later than 3pm!
  • 22. Sending Documents Via UPS If not online (e.g. Georgetown, UT-Austin)  We send hard copy documents through the Counseling Center via UPS courier service  Students may send additional documents in the package  Art portfolio  Recommendations from an external source  Paper applications (Korea/Japan) Documents sent August through April are billed to student’s account Documents sent after April must be paid at the cashier or through bank transfer
  • 23. Testing Dates – No StandbySAT Test Date Registration Deadline ACT Test Date Registration Deadline October 1 September 7 October 27 September 21 November 6 October 4 December 8 November 2 December 1 November 1 January 26 December 28 April 13 March 8 May 4 April 5 June 8 May 3 June 1 May 2 ISM: 705 720 Test Center: 74905
  • 24. Sending Test Scores SAT Reasoning (SAT I) and Subject Tests (SAT II) – www.collegeboard.com  Score Choice  When to Send Scores AP – Call 609-771-7366 ACT – www.actstudent.org TOEFL – www.toefl.org
  • 25. Applying tothe UK?Learn to applythrough UCASwith DavidBirchenallAugust 224:45 to 5:45pmLittle Theater
  • 26. CommonApplicationWorkshopsEach senior applyingto at least one UScollege through theCommonApplication mustattend one session.
  • 27. Senior EssayWritingWorkshopsPart IIMust have acomplete CommonApp essay draft
  • 28. College Visits Evening Meetings  Sept. 11 – Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, Princeton  Sept. 24 – Brown  Oct. 3 – UPenn August  23 – UBC  29 – Laureate Hospitality Education (Glion, Les Roches and 3 others)  30 – NYU September  3 – Macalester College  4 – Chapman, Babson, Elon, Augustana  11 – LMU, Seatttle University, John Carroll University, George Mason University, University of Wyoming, University of Hawaii, Fairleigh Dickinson University  14 – Claremont McKenna College  19 – CIS College Fair (30+ universities)  20 – Yale and Yale-NUS  25 – St. Mary’s College in California  26 – Emerson College November  Australian University Fair (Date TBD)
  • 29. HS Guidance Blog
  • 30. Website
  • 31. Counselors’ Contact Info Jennifer Melton (A-I):  MeltonJ@ismanila.org  840-8656 Curt Nichols (J-N):  NicholsC@ismanila.org  840-8661 Lisa Ball (O-Z):  BallL@ismanila.org  840-8658
  • 32. An Inside Look http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/today-grinnell/
  • 33. Components of An Admissions Decision Data  Voice  Institutional  Academic Record  Essay Priorities  Standardized Test  Activities &  Passport Scores Leadership  Special  IB Predicted  Teacher Talents Grades Evaluations  School  Comparisons  Counselor mission  School Group Evaluations  Financial  Historical Applicants Need
  • 34. What does this mean for a student? Data  Drives college list (safety to reach) Voice  What student has control over  Can be very powerful Institutional Priorities  Unknown  Effect can be huge or non-existent Q
  • 35. Thanks for coming! Jennifer Melton (A-I) MeltonJ@ismanila.org 840-8656 Curt Nichols (J-N) NicholsC@ismanila.org 840-8661 Lisa Ball (O-Z) BallL@ismanila.org 840-8658

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