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  • See website: Make sure you print out and SIGN these forms. Also, get appropriate teacher signatures and information See the school profile page for information about Gateway Utilize the Gateway homepage to get teacher and counselor information
  • DO NOT request for the counselor to send transcripts and other documentation until you complete your application. If our supporting documentation gets to the college before your application is completed online, it will delay your acceptance.
  • If a student does not apply via the onsite program they will have to pay an application fee and will not get priority registration for classes
  • While the Guidance Department will support you in the process, we cannot discuss your financial situation with a college. It is up to the parent and the student to handle financial aid with the chosen college.
  • •Familiarize yourself with the FAFSA process prior to January 1st. Download a form based on 2010 to get an understanding of what information you will need to provide. •Your 2010 tax information will need to be available to formally submit the FAFSA •Be aware that most colleges want financial aid information by the beginning of February!
  • Senior Parent Meeting

    1. 1. Senior Guidance Meeting Welcome!
    2. 2. What Should have been Done <ul><li>Signed and turned in Transcript Release </li></ul><ul><li>SATs (For optimal performance 2 times) </li></ul><ul><li>ACTs (If your college accepts them and you think you may do better) </li></ul><ul><li>Researched schools you will apply to including a safe school and a reach school </li></ul><ul><li>Requested recommendation letters </li></ul><ul><li>Visited schools </li></ul>
    3. 3. What Should have been Done: <ul><li>Join Gateway Regional Guidance Facebook page </li></ul><ul><li>Give email to: [email_address] for updates by email including the Senior Bulletin </li></ul>
    4. 4. To Be Done <ul><li>Meet with your counselor to discuss college applications and update activities </li></ul><ul><li>SAT scores must be sent directly to colleges from </li></ul><ul><li>See if the majority of your colleges will accept the Commonapp and then familiarize yourself with the forms </li></ul><ul><li>Attend GCC College Fair October 13 6-9pm </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Forms needed to complete Commonapp: </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary School Report </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-Year Report </li></ul>
    6. 6. Application Process <ul><li>Make sure your recommendation letters are sent to your counselor to be kept on file </li></ul><ul><li>FULLY COMPLETE your applications including the fees AND the essays </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the request on your guidance counselor’s door for her to send all your supporting documentation </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Students will be eligible to apply to GCC through Gateway’s “Onsite” program at NO COST </li></ul><ul><li>GCC will be at Gateway on Dec. 3 to give out applications </li></ul><ul><li>This will enable them to have priority registration for classes in the spring </li></ul><ul><li>GCC will visit the students at Gateway to help them through this admissions process </li></ul>
    8. 8. Student Will Complete the Following Items: <ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Application Fee </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above must be complete before transcripts are sent. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Sent By Guidance After Receiving Written Request (Remember to give 2 weeks notice) <ul><li>Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Current Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>School Profile </li></ul>
    10. 10. Scholarships and Financial Aid <ul><li>Research online what scholarships and financial aid are available at chosen colleges </li></ul><ul><li>See Rider University Example= </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a free/reduced lunch student research EOF/EOP programs within NJ </li></ul>
    11. 11. Financial Aid <ul><li>Keep updated with scholarships posted on Senior Bulletin </li></ul><ul><li>Do independent searches for scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Attend January 13 Gateway Financial Aid Night </li></ul><ul><li>FAFSA cannot be done until January 1 </li></ul><ul><li>FAFSA website: </li></ul><ul><li>Both parent AND student need to get a pin: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    12. 12. Important Information <ul><li>We recommend that all applications be completed by Thanksgiving for your best chance to be accepted during rolling admissions and for merit scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>You must give Guidance 2 weeks written notice to send supporting documents for applications and scholarship requests </li></ul><ul><li>It is the responsibility of the student to call to ensure his/her application is complete at the college level </li></ul>
    13. 13. Dual Credit Program <ul><li>If your student is enrolled in the following courses, then they are eligible to receive college credits for those courses IF they adhere to the rules set forth by the community college sponsoring their class. If your student does this, they will be considered a dual student of both Gateway and the community college. </li></ul><ul><li>AP BIOLOGY AP CALCULUS AP CHEMISTRY </li></ul><ul><li>AP ENGLISH IV AP US I AND II AP ART </li></ul><ul><li>FRENCH III-V GERMAN III-V SPANISH III-V </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out application in October and pay the small fee. </li></ul><ul><li>Receive a “B” or better in that class. </li></ul><ul><li>After you have graduated, ask for a transcript from the sponsoring college (GCC or CCC). </li></ul><ul><li>The OTHER way to receive Dual Credit is to have your student take an AP class and then the appropriate AP test in May. They must have a certain score to receive college credit. </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Thank you for coming!! </li></ul><ul><li>We look forward to supporting your senior through this exciting process! </li></ul>