Year 1 Intro to CTO Workshop 2014 - BHSEC Queens, March 2014

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Year 1 Intro to CTO Workshop 2014 - BHSEC Queens, March 2014

  1. 1. Class of 2015 Year One C.T.O. Planning Night February 27th, 2014 – 6:00 – 7:30pm
  2. 2.  Elena Yesner  CTO Director, Queens  CTO Advisers: MarinaWoronzoff – Learning Center Director Patricia Sharpe – Dean of Studies AngelTelesca – Guidance Counselor Elizabeth Canty – Guidance Counselor Julia Robinson- Surry – Chemistry Faculty Holly Brown– Spanish Faculty (on Leave Spring 2014) Mike Magee – Psychology Faculty
  3. 3. Colleges and University Options  There are over 2,500 4-year Colleges and Universities in U.S.  19 SUNY’s 4-year Colleges ad Universities (State University of NewYork)  11 4-YearCUNY’s Colleges (City University of NewYork)
  4. 4. Where do BHSEC Grads go?
  5. 5.  Small Group College Transfer Advisory Meetings  Individual Advising  CTO Resource Office  Naviance  BHSEC Joint Spring College Fair  College Visit Trip – “Simon’s Rock Trip”  Over 40 Fall CTO College Information Sessions  Workshops on Financial Aid
  6. 6. College Admissions 101
  7. 7. • Each school weigh each factor differently. • Larger Schools - tend to focus on more quantitative data • Smaller Schools and More Selective Schools – focus on qualitative indicators and use “Wholistic Review” • Test-Optional/Flexible Schools: www.fairtest.org What matters most?
  8. 8. Always:  Transcripts - both GPA’s and Courses Chosen (above and beyond required)  StandardizedTest Results (ACT, SAT and SubjectTests)  Letters of Recommendation from 1-2 Faculty )almost always aY1 teacher) and CTO Advisor.  Personal Essay and OtherWriting  Special Activities (school, community, honors, awards, etc.) Sometimes/Often:  Personal Interview (optional)  Demonstrated Interest (sometimes)  Supplemental Material and/or Letters of Recommendation Admissions Criteria: Highly Selective & SelectiveAdmissions
  9. 9. Always:  Transcripts  StandardizedTest Results (ACT, SAT and SubjectTests)**  Minimum Required Courses Sometimes:  Personal Essay and OtherWriting (Sometimes)  Letters of Recommendation from Faculty and CTO Advisor **For BHSEC Students, the major exception here is CUNY. Admissions Criteria: Less Selective & Open Admission
  10. 10.  Regular Decision  Rolling • College Review Apps as they are submitted and make decisions throughout the admissions cycle. • Towards the end of the cyle, admissions may become more selective. Regular Decision and Rolling Deadlines
  11. 11.  Early Decision: • If accepted, student will definitely attend that school.  Early Action: • Indicates to school the student’s strong preference. • Student not obligated to accept offer of admission or decide until May 1. • Student may apply to others without restriction** ** Unless it’s a “restricted EA”
  12. 12. 1. Submitted by the Student: ▪ Application & Supplement ▪ Application Fee ▪ Essay ▪ Resume ▪ StandardizedTest Score Reports (via College Board/ACT) 2. Submitted by CTO Advisor and Faculty: ▪ Letters of Recommendations ▪ Transcripts (Both College and High School) ▪ Secondary School Report ▪ School Profile What Does a Completed Application Look Like?
  13. 13.  BHSEC Students apply as “FIRSTYEAR” students  Often using the CommonApplication. Can be submitted to multiple colleges.  Fee’sVary. Fee Waivers available if you’re on free or reduced lunch. SUNY’s and Private Colleges
  14. 14. • BHSEC Students must apply asTRANSFER’s. • Allows for 4CUNY Choices, in ranked order. Students will hear back from only 1. • $75.00 fee. Limited fee waivers available The CUNY App
  15. 15. CreditTransfer A.A B.A
  16. 16.  C’s and above, generally  B’s and above, in some cases
  17. 17.  CUNY  Generally, 50-60 Eligible CreditsTransfer*  SUNY and Out-of-State Public  Generally, 50-60 Eligible CreditsTransfer*  Private Colleges  Varies Widely – from 1.5 years to individual classes*
  18. 18.  CUNY  Apply as Transfer  SUNY  Appy as Freshman and then transfer credits in later.  Out-of-State Public Schools Varies  Private Colleges Typically, Freshman
  19. 19. CreatingYour List
  20. 20.  Active/Participant Learning vs. Passive  Career Orientation  Independence  Social Consciousness  Self-Understanding  Academic/Social Balance  Eagerness for Continued Study GetTo KnowYourself
  21. 21. Safety, Probable, Reach • Apply to a maximum of 2-3 in each category  “Safety” or “Likely” Schools - this should be a “slam dunk”.  “Probable” or “Match” Schools - these are schools were you are right in the middle of their admitted students profile  “Reach” Schools - these are schools you like, but where you fall just a bit short of their middle 50%. But these should still be possible. It’s About Balance…
  22. 22. Planning Ahead
  23. 23.  Visit 2 + colleges per semester!  Read College Guide Books  Pay close attention to your academic record and progress reports.  Take Leadership roles, plan an active summer
  24. 24.  Prepare for SATs or ACTs; decide if you want to take subject tests.  Explore the difference between the ACT and SAT tests.  SAT Prep Offered at School through Princeton Review  Other Low-CostTest Prep offered at community organizations
  25. 25.  Our “testing philosophy”  When to take them for the first time: • SAT March 2014 or May 2014 • ACT w/Writing April 2014 • June 2014 – 2 SAT SubjectTests  Fee waivers – available for FRL students. Ask In the CTO.  Recommended but not required by most schools:  Two subject tests in subjects you are strong in.
  26. 26.  What is ‘Financial Fit’?  How do I know if a school is a good financial fit for me?  Talk about resources  Use NET PRICE CALCULATORS!  http://netpricecalc.challengepost.com/submission s/5718-net-price-calculator-typography-video
  27. 27.  Facts:  Some scholarships are “merit-based,” that is, they are awarded based on a student’s academic performance.  However, most financial aid is “need-based,” that is, awarded based on a family’s ability to pay for college.
  28. 28.  All colleges use a basic equation to determine financial need: College Costs (tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board, transportation, miscellaneous expenses) minus Expected Family Contribution (the amount the Federal Government determined you & your family can contribute) = Student’s Financial Need  If the result is positive (college costs more than you can contribute), then you have demonstrated “financial need.”
  29. 29.  Examples of need-based aid:  Federal and state grants do not have to be repaid.  Work-study (money earned by the student through on- or off-campus jobs)  Subsidized student loans (low-interest and interest deferred until 6 months after graduation)  Parent loans (low interest)  Examples of non-need-based aid:  Some college and state-funded scholarships and most private scholarships  Unsubsidized student loans (low interest and interest accrues while still in school)
  30. 30.  The amount expected from parents varies from family to family according to the ability to pay derived from information submitted in the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and is called the Expected Family Contribution.
  31. 31. Examples:The Santiago’s • Two kids - Joe (Y1), Melissa (7th Grader) • AGI: $90,000 • Savings: $20,000 for emergencies and $10,000 in 529 tuition savings plan for each kid • Joe is academically strong - 3.6 and 1300 on the CR/ M of the SAT • They determine they can pay $14,000 per year • They assume Joe will take out $5500 his first year and get a campus job worth at least $1500
  32. 32.  Fact: Most financial aid and scholarship applications are free.  Fact: Nobody can guarantee that you will win a scholarship.  Do not pay to get information on financial aid and scholarships.  If it sounds too good to be true, it might be a scam!  Free searches for scholarships are on the Internet:  www.fastweb.com
  33. 33. School Name Net Price Estimate SUNY Bing $13,615 SUNY Albany $12,584 Purdue U $34126 Michigan State U $35170 University of Wisconsin Madison $31,491 East Stroudsburg $24,400 UConn Stamford $31,192 Vanderbilt University $6,535 Stanford University $4,829 Grinnell College $10,079 NYU (living at home) $22,515 NYU (Dorming) $40,865 Pace (living at home) $22,000 Hofstra (dorming) $23,545 St. Bonaventure $21,072
  34. 34.  Scholarships help students pay for their education. Scholarships do not have to be paid back.  Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate achievement in academics, athletics, the arts, or community service  Also available for students with financial need or who are interested in certain fields of study, or who meet certain criteria, such as a parent’s membership in a service organization.  Scholarships are awarded by the college or other organizations (churches, corporations, etc.)
  35. 35.  Fact: Some student loans are “good debt” because with a college degree you are increasing your earnings potential.  Fact: Student loan repayments are manageable.  For example:The average beginning salary for a graduate from a large east coast public university is $38,170 annually or $2,742 per month. If a student were to borrow the maximum amount of federal student loans, payments would only be about $333 per month.  Fact: Defaulting on a student loan (or any loan) is bad.
  36. 36.  Fact: True, there are some private colleges where tuition costs more than a new car.  Fact: 78% of college students attend schools where tuition and fees are less than $8,000 per year.  Fact:The average tuition and fees for a public 4-year college/university is $5,132.  The higher the cost of education, the easier it is to demonstrate financial need.
  37. 37.  Federally backed educational loans are a good investment and available to almost all students  Federal subsidized loans are made to financially eligible students  Federal unsubsidized loans are made to students without regard to finances  Interest rate is now fixed at 7.2%, unless Congress changes the law.
  38. 38. Use College Navigator nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
  39. 39.  A web-based resource for students and parents that encourages and supports post high school career and college planning  Family Connection is specific to our school  Family Connection is linked with Naviance Succeed, a service that is used in the CTO. 45
  40. 40. Family Connection is web-based  http://connection.naviance.com/bhsecq  Student accounts  Parent accounts 46
  41. 41.  Students and Parents will receive a registration code via email the first week of CTO Advisory  Registration codes are used to create accounts  Codes are random and alphanumeric for security reasons  Codes can be used only once 47
  42. 42. Naviance Scattergrams - CUNY Hunter College Accepted College GPA Average &Scores THIS IS YOU!
  43. 43. Naviance Scattergrams - SUNY Stony Brook University
  44. 44. Naviance Scattergrams - Brown University
  45. 45. Naviance Scattergrams - St. Johns University
  46. 46. ElenaYesner eyesner@bhsec.bard.edu 718-361-3133 ext 6635 www.bard.edu/bhsec -->CTO Parent volunteers needed for Simon’s Rock Trip Chaperones and for the College Fair!

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