AJHS Parent Workshop 9/27/12 Junior Year At a glance! Are you ready?
Keep your grades up. Don’t stop!College admissions officials will review your grade-point average from 9th–11th grades.
Select your courses carefully.College admission requirements usually include a specific number of college- preparatory courses. Make sure that the courses you are taking have high academic content and include English, a foreign language, mathematics, science, social studies.
Pa ello lm w F fe et s Take the SAT or ACTLi to • When you take the tests, be sure the testing agency sends the scores directly to the schools that interest you. • Remember that if you are not satisfied with your scores, you can take the test again. • If you are in the running for academic scholarships, remember that higher test scores many times mean more money!
Look at different schools.• Private• Public• Big, medium, small• HBCU• Technical
Things to know and ask when talking with admissions:• What is my class rank?• What is my GPA?• What are my SAT/ACT scores?• Do I have Life or Palmetto yet?• What type of classes have I been taking?• How many credits of foreign language do I need for admission to your college?• What % of your students receive a bachelor’s degree at the end of 4 years?
Establish an e-mail account for college admissions purposes and check it frequently.
Compare and contrast the schools that you are visiting.• What size campus do I feel comfortable with?• Where can we afford?• For the money, where is the best buy?• Which colleges are “reach”, “fit”, and “give me?”• Does my favorite school even offer my major or degree that I am interested in?• May I drive and park on campus?• Where is the college located?
Have YOU visited the school with your child?Do YOU feel good (as best as can be) about where you are sending your child?
Narrow your search.After you’ve researched the different schools that you’re interested in, narrow your choices to three to five potential choices. Remember SAT Prep: reach, fit, give me
Upcoming events SAT workshop Saturday @ AJHS Parent workshop October 9 th @ AJHS CACROA conference @ Winthrop University October 11th PSAT October 17th @ AJHS ($17.50) PTC @ AJHS November 1st (4-7PM) Parent workshop @ AJHS (6-7:30PM)