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Welcome to senior_year_2012.students.blog

  1. 1. Class of 2013 Surviving the College Application Process
  2. 2. Students, please… Be Proactive Get Organized Communicate Well Be an Expert Stay Positive Enjoy Senior Year!
  3. 3. Be Smart About Senior Year Application regulations  10 apps worldwide (UC/UCAS are 1 each)  10 application rule applies to entire application cycle Know deadlines and requirements Procrastination is your enemy (and doesn’t make a good impression) Strong to the finish All offers are conditional
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  5. 5.  Required for:  Early Decision  Single-Choice Early Action Helps your counselor tailor a version of your evaluation for the individual college This essay format is required by some US colleges to determine fit and genuine interest
  6. 6. Teacher Recommendations Ask your teacher(s) Complete the Teacher Rec Data Sheet Bring to Your Counselor to be Signed Give Signed Form to Teacher
  7. 7. Quick Essay Writing Tips Be genuine and personal Focus on one aspect of yourself Tell a good story Avoid gimmicks and clichés Use specific examples and details Proofread!
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Deadlines To Request Transcripts(and other documents) US Early Decision I/Early Action – Sept. 7 All other US applications – Nov. 9 Canada  McGill – Nov 9  All Others – After university email response to application UK – Work with Mr. Birchenall  Deadlines:  Sept 20 – Cambridge deadline to apply if hoping to interview in China, Malaysia or Singapore  Oct 15 – OxBridge, medical, dental and veterinary  Jan 15 – All others
  10. 10. Deadlines To Request Transcripts(and other documents) Australia  Semester 2 Start (June) – Three weeks before application window opens  Semester 1 Start (February) – Before student leaves school Hong Kong  HKUST – Nov 9  HKU – Nov 9 India – Three weeks before application window opens Korea  KAIST – Nov 9  SNU (12 yr.) – Nov 9  All others – April 15 Japan – Three weeks before application window opens
  11. 11. Documents Could Include: Transcript, HS Profile IB Predicted Grades Counselor Evaluation Teacher Evaluation(s) Financial Documents (only if we’re not sending other docs online) Paper Application (Korea/Japan) Character Reference (India) Mid-Year Reports automatically sent to colleges you have applied to
  12. 12. Online Transcript Request
  13. 13. Documents Online We send Documents Online to US and Some of Canada (1,750+ total institutions)  Transcripts  Teacher/Counselor Evaluations + Forms  IB Predicted Grades (All IB Diploma Students)  Mid Year Report (1st semester grades)  Final Transcripts If not online (e.g. Georgetown, UT-Austin)  Send hard copy documents through the Counseling Center  We use our own Teacher/Counselor forms for these schools
  14. 14. What We Don’t Send For These1,750 Universities… Financial Documents  International Student Certification of Finances  International Student Financial Aid Application Additional Recommendations or Materials You CAN ship these from the school via UPS  Address the envelope  Fill out the form with Eloisa  No later than 3pm!
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Applying tothe UK?Learn to applythrough UCASwith thishandsome fellow...August 224:45 to 5:45pmLittle Theater
  18. 18. CommonApplicationWorkshopsEach senior applyingto at least one UScollege through theCommonApplication mustattend one session.
  19. 19. Senior EssayWritingWorkshopsPart IIMust have acomplete CommonApp essay draft
  20. 20. 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 (PO45)  11 – LMU, Seatttle University, John Carroll University, George Mason University, University of Wyoming, University of Hawaii, Fairleigh Dickinson University (by canteen)  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 (Dates TBD)
  21. 21. HS Guidance Blog
  22. 22. Portal
  23. 23. Naviance(Family Connection)

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