Mentoring Upper Level Students

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Mentoring Upper Level Students

  1. 1. Mentoring Upper Level Students
  2. 2. Don’t ever say:“You have it all together. You don’t need me.” They do need you!
  3. 3. Who is an Upper level student?• Took High School classes in Middle School• Taking Honors/ AP Classes• Seem to have it all together
  4. 4. Course Selection• When to take Honors Classes • When to take AP Classes • Online College Classes
  5. 5. Taking the Sat/ACT• Take the SAT after completion of Algebra II • Take either test no later than junior year• Research SAT and ACT to know which test is best for student • Competitive Scores for scholarships/admissions
  6. 6. Extra-curricular activities• Involvement in school and community activities• Leadership activities• Beware of too much or too little
  7. 7. Service Learning • Should be meaningful • Should be varied• Can lead to graduation project topics • Great topics for interview questions
  8. 8. Interview Skills• Practice: handshake, eyecontact, speech and posture • Know current events • Be passionate
  9. 9. Scholarships • NC Scholar • AP Scholar • ROPE• Other Scholarships
  10. 10. College Talk • Handouts for Selecting Majors• Check admissions requirements – school profiles (before senior year) • Check application deadlines • Use CFNC
  11. 11. Encourage! • Encourage• Encourage•Encourage

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