Senior Year Overview Parent Presentation

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Overview of the senior year of high school, noting important dates for post-secondary education, housing dates, scholarships, and financial aid.

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Senior Year Overview Parent Presentation

  1. 1. Senior Year Overview Class of 2013 Casa Grande High School October 4, 2012
  2. 2. Senior Year OverviewPurpose  Post-Secondary education planning calendar  organize tasks month-by-month  important deadlines  Upcoming events  Successful completion of K-12 education
  3. 3. Counselors here to help students getready for life after high school
  4. 4. The senior year can be a time of rollercoaster emotions.The life they’ve known will be different.
  5. 5. Application Deadlines  CSU: Oct 1st thru Nov 30th  UC: Nov 1st thru Nov 30th  Common App/Private/Out of State: Check college websites  SRJC/Community College: Spring
  6. 6. California Community Colleges 112 campuses statewide, 2.9 million students enrolled
  7. 7. Why Attend a Community College?  Transfer to UC (Transfer Admission Guarantee “TAG”)  Transfer to CSU/Private/Independent  AA/AS Degree  Certificate Programs  Save $$$  Smaller classes  More choices/options  More student services
  8. 8. Facts about students who transfer from a CCC to CSU…o 60% of CSU graduates are California Community College transfer students.o CCC transfers have highest priority for admission than any other groupo Lower division prep at a CCC is comparable to lower division prep at a CSUo Students who attend a community college will save a significant amount of money on tuition and housingo Community college transfer students who attain the Bachelor’s degree are employed at the same rate as students who enrolled in a 4-year college as a freshman
  9. 9. AA-T / AS-TTransfer Degrees
  10. 10. Benefits of the AA-T andAS-TA California Community College student who earnsan AA-T or AS-T will benefit from the following: Know exactly what courses to take Earn an Associate Degree Guaranteed admission to a CSU Early admission decision Take only 60 units after transfer to get earn BA or BS Meet all lower division major prep at most of the CSUcampuses that offer a similar major
  11. 11. SRJC image.htm SRJC Night Nov 2nd Orientation Class: Coun 270 in spring For Fall 2013 Online Orientation Available: http:// www.marin.edu/Admissions/reginfo.htm#credit
  12. 12. Application Tips Use appropriate email address Check email daily Self-report grades, test scores Accuracy critical Cannot retrieve once submitted Amend via email Student Athletes (NCAA) Coursework must be completed by graduation
  13. 13. Application Tips (con’t) Reporting Test Scores  December last acceptable test date  For the CSU  SAT score code: 3594  ACT use ACT Score Manager  Best score from multiple sittings  For the UC  SAT and ACT - Send scores to 1 campus, forwarded to all UC campuses  Best scores from one sitting
  14. 14. Application Workshops  Counselors host three Application Workshops to help students get started with college applications  Oct 8th, 9th, and 11th in library computer lab after school  Sign up in Counseling Office
  15. 15. Letters of Recommendation  Privatecolleges  Scholarships  Provide Letter of Recommendation Profile  Two-weeks’ notice  Form available on Casa website under Counseling or available in Counseling Office
  16. 16. Financial Aid  FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid  Apply January 1st - March 2nd  Obtain PIN October - Dec  Expected Family Contribution  Financial Aid Demystified - Dec 5th 6:30 P.M. OMU
  17. 17. Financial Aid (con’t)  Cal Grant  Need based  March 2nd deadline  Complete Cal Grant GPA Verification form – permission to send student SS# to the California Student Aid Commission
  18. 18. Financial Aid (con’t)  Local Scholarships  PEF application info available in December on the Casa Career Center Website  Merit and Need Based  National Scholarships ( www.fastweb.com)  Veteran’s Benefits for Dependents
  19. 19. Financial Aid Offers • Differ by college • Financial aid package (grants, loans, aid, work study) • OK to wait to analyze all financial package offers • Strategy with multiple offers
  20. 20. General Information School School School School School Lewis & Clrmt/McK HarvardLocation Mills College Clark UOP College College CollegeSize 936 1,301 6,676 2,140 3,883Accepted? Yes No Wait list Yes YesYearly tuition (resident) $39,264 $42,240 $39,849 $38,500 $36,290Books/supplies $1,256 $1,256 $1,256 $1,256 $1,256Room and board $11,306 $13,625 $12,801 $10,014 $11,688Transportation $0 $0 $0 $0 $0Medical $0 $0 $0 $0 $0Personal $0 $0 $0 $0 $0Estimated total $51,826 $57,121 $53,906 $49,770 $49,234Financial aid $0School Scholarship ($19,000) ($14,000) ($15,000)Outside Scholarship ($1,000) ($1,000) ($1,000) ($1,000) ($1,000)Total Due $31,826 $56,121 $52,906 $34,770 $33,234Student LoanParent Total $31,826 $56,121 $52,906 $34,770 $33,234 Expentiture
  21. 21. Acceptance Letters  May have multiple acceptance offers  Acceptance is conditional must report insufficient grades or courses dropped at the semester to all colleges applied  Letter of Intent must be sent by deadline or your spot will be given away
  22. 22. Housing Deadlines important! Deposit Check housing websites
  23. 23. Placement Tests  UC – Analytical Writing Placement Exam  CSU – English Placement Test (EPT) & Entry Level Math (ELM)  SRJC/COM – English and mathematics
  24. 24. Placement Tests (con’t)English or math placement may be met bydifferent means, depends on institution  AP scores,  SAT or ACT results,  College course may be used in lieu of some placement tests, or  Early Assessment Program (EAP) results
  25. 25. Early Assessment Program
  26. 26. Early Start Program Admitted freshman who have not demonstrated proficiency in mathematics and/or English must begin remediation in Summer 2013 If remediation not started, will not be permitted to enroll at the CSU 42
  27. 27. Placement Tests – community college Placement test in English and Math Exempt from placement test/s  EAP “ready for college”  AP score of 3, 4, or 5 in English or math
  28. 28. Senior Events  Prom – Saturday, May 18th  Senior Photos – before Nov 1st  Yearbook – $90.00 Jostens online  Cap, Gown, & Tassel - $55.50 – Jostens online or order when Jostens on campus
  29. 29. Senioritis“decreased motivationtoward studiesdisplayed by studentswho are nearing theend of their highschool careers.”(Wikipedia)
  30. 30. BlinkThat’s the length of the Senior year
  31. 31. We’re here to help you!
  32. 32. Stay connected to Casa Grande! Check website daily for announcements www.casagrandehighschool.org Follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/casacounseling Casa Grande High School Big House News www.facebook.com

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