College Admissions<br />Stop the Cycle<br />
Overview<br />College Admissions<br />Student Inventory Form<br />Majors and Careers<br />Choosing the Right School<br />A...
College Admissions<br />The ultimate purpose of the Stop the Cycle program is for all of our students to matriculate to 2 ...
How We help<br />Students contactusvia text, facebook, email or phone with questions.<br />Wecontact students bi-weekly to...
Senior Calendar<br />August-December: Apply to Colleges<br />January 1: Earliest date to complete FAFSA<br />February: Upw...
Student Inventory Form<br />All Seniors filled out a student inventory form<br />These forms contain:<br />Contact informa...
Majors and Careers<br />A major is a course of study taken in college in which a student gets a degree<br />Majors usually...
Choosing the Right School<br />Do they have my major?<br />Do I like the location?<br />Will I like student life?<br />Do ...
Things to consider<br />School size<br />Campus setting<br />student: teacher ratio<br />SSS/ LRC/ Tutoring centers<br />I...
Admissions Criteria<br />GPA (cumulative)<br />SAT/ ACT scores<br />Difficulty of classes<br />Extracurricular activities<...
The College Application<br />Application Form<br />Recommendations<br />Transcripts<br />SAT Score Report<br />Essay<br />...
Financial Aid<br />ALL students must complete the FAFSA form.<br />This is separate from the college application process.<...
Different Types of Aid<br />Scholarships<br />Need based<br />Non need based (Merit and Athletic)<br />Work study<br />Gra...
Final Decisions<br />Visit the school with your student<br />Review the financial aid award BEFORE making a decision<br />...
Moving Forward<br />Senior year is expensive!!!!<br />Start saving now for cost of moving and dorm needs<br />Have a back ...
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  1. 1. College Admissions<br />Stop the Cycle<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />College Admissions<br />Student Inventory Form<br />Majors and Careers<br />Choosing the Right School<br />Admissions Criteria<br />The College Application<br />Understanding Financial Aid<br />Different Types of Aid<br />Final Decisions<br />Moving Forward<br />
  3. 3. College Admissions<br />The ultimate purpose of the Stop the Cycle program is for all of our students to matriculate to 2 or 4 year colleges.<br />The admissions process is stressful, frustrating and sometimes disappointing for students. <br />Students must always be aware of the end result of the admissions process. <br />
  4. 4. How We help<br />Students contactusvia text, facebook, email or phone with questions.<br />Wecontact students bi-weekly to check up.<br />Once students complete their application, We approve it and send it in.<br />
  5. 5. Senior Calendar<br />August-December: Apply to Colleges<br />January 1: Earliest date to complete FAFSA<br />February: Upward Bound Financial Aid Workshop<br />March 15: Maryland deadline for FAFSA<br />March-April: Acceptance/ Rejection letters sent out<br />May 1: National College Decision Day/ Deposit due<br />June: Submit final transcripts to schools<br />June- August: Orientations/ Class Schedules/ Move out<br />
  6. 6. Student Inventory Form<br />All Seniors filled out a student inventory form<br />These forms contain:<br />Contact information<br />College choices<br />Desired major<br />Desired career choice<br />Awards/ honors/ clubs<br />
  7. 7. Majors and Careers<br />A major is a course of study taken in college in which a student gets a degree<br />Majors usually consist of 30-45 credits (10-15 classes)<br />Majors do not always turn into careers<br />Most students know what career they want<br />Encourage them to research internships and special programs<br />They have until the end of sophomore year to declare a major<br />
  8. 8. Choosing the Right School<br />Do they have my major?<br />Do I like the location?<br />Will I like student life?<br />Do they have career placement?<br />Will they offer the support I need?<br />Do they have decent housing/ meal plans?<br />Do they have a good financial aid package?<br />
  9. 9. Things to consider<br />School size<br />Campus setting<br />student: teacher ratio<br />SSS/ LRC/ Tutoring centers<br />Internship/ co-op placement<br />Student organizations/ greek life<br />Housing options/ meal plan options<br />Tuition increase<br />Room and board<br />Financial aid<br />Admissions requirements<br />
  10. 10. Admissions Criteria<br />GPA (cumulative)<br />SAT/ ACT scores<br />Difficulty of classes<br />Extracurricular activities<br />Recommendations<br />Progressive improvement<br />Essay<br />Interview (optional)<br />
  11. 11. The College Application<br />Application Form<br />Recommendations<br />Transcripts<br />SAT Score Report<br />Essay<br />Application Fee/ Fee Waiver<br />
  12. 12. Financial Aid<br />ALL students must complete the FAFSA form.<br />This is separate from the college application process.<br />The FAFSA is used to determine how much aid a student is eligible for.<br />Students must verify this information with the school they decide to attend. <br />All students are dependent unless they have a child or are in foster care.<br />Parents income must be reported on FAFSA.<br />
  13. 13. Different Types of Aid<br />Scholarships<br />Need based<br />Non need based (Merit and Athletic)<br />Work study<br />Grants<br />Government<br />School Aid<br />Loans<br />
  14. 14. Final Decisions<br />Visit the school with your student<br />Review the financial aid award BEFORE making a decision<br />Housing and admissions deposits are due at this time<br />Return all paperwork by deadlines<br />
  15. 15. Moving Forward<br />Senior year is expensive!!!!<br />Start saving now for cost of moving and dorm needs<br />Have a back up plan in case student does not get into choice school<br />Don’t forget the care package!<br />

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