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  • Financial Documents:If domestic, then FAFSAIf international, then the format will vary based on institution— -CSS Profile  ONLINE!! -Intl Student Financial Aid Application -Intl Student Certification of FinancesShow forms on portal and handoutsForms can be copied but bank statements or letters from employers must be originals.If you have questions about financial aid or your situation, then please see counselor. Best to be honest from the beginning!
  • Go to Portal to show online transcript request University that allows online submission first (BU) -Students job to know requirementsUniv that not allow online (University of New South Wales) -Students job to know requirements again. -Comment that using other instructions box—use in same fashion if you want us to include financial documents—only option if sending through post anyway -Charges for courier are billed to student account through May 1. After May 1, must pay in cash before we can mailAfter send request, student receives e-mail to school account with reminders of additional details that might need to be taken care of.View My RequestWhat to do if university say materials not there -Not panic. While we send thousands of documents, universities receive ten of thousands of documents. Check online status to see if documents sent. If through courier, then track package and relay deliver date back to university. If online, then check with counseling office—we can track time and date sent!
  • Show example envelope and formWe encourage you to follow application policies for each of your institutions as they relate to materials and scores you should and should not send.
  • Registration same process as last year. Must use test center code to have option of selecting ISM as testing centerDo not give Test Center code to non-ISM student as that person could be taking the spot of a current ISM student!
  • Check each school’s admissions website for guidelines of the latest allowed testing month. Recommend early applications to have testing done during October, although November SAT is often allowedMost regular decision applications accept scores through December
  • Parents are encouraged to come
  • Welcome to senior year 2011.parents.slideshare

    1. 1. Welcome to Senior Year<br />Class of 2012<br />
    2. 2. Counselors Are Here To Help You… <br />Find the best fit scenario<br />Determine what a “good college” really means<br />Select “good” options that fit your academic profile<br />Understand application requirements<br />
    3. 3. Students, please…<br />Be Proactive<br />Get Organized<br />Communicate Well<br />Be an Expert<br />Stay Positive<br />Enjoy Senior Year!<br />
    4. 4. Be Smart About Senior Year<br />Application regulations<br />10 apps worldwide (UC/UCAS are 1 each)<br />10 application rule applies to entire application cycle<br />Know deadlines and requirements<br />Procrastination is your enemy (and doesn’t make a good impression)<br />Strong to the finish<br />All offers are conditional<br />Q<br />
    5. 5. Family Connection<br />
    6. 6. Senior Profile & Journal Entries<br />Q<br />
    7. 7. Colleges I’m Thinking About & College Visits<br />
    8. 8. Colleges I’m Thinking About<br />
    9. 9. Scattergrams<br />
    10. 10. Waive Your Rights<br />Enter Common App Username and Password<br />Q<br />
    11. 11. Application Process<br />
    12. 12. What Do I Do Now?<br />Update Senior Profile<br />Check Transcript for Errors<br />“Why College 𝑥?” Essay – Sept. 15<br />Two Teacher Recommendations<br />Finalize Plans/Colleges <br />With Parents<br />With Counselor<br />Essay/Personal Statement Draft<br />Create Application Account(s)<br />Register for Testing (SAT, ACT and TOEFL)<br /> <br />
    13. 13. “Why College 𝑥?” Essay<br /> <br />Required for: <br />Early Decision<br />Single-Choice Early Action<br />Helps your counselor tailor a version of your evaluation for the individual college<br />This essay format is required by some US colleges to determine fit and genuine interest<br />
    14. 14. Teacher Recommendations<br />Ask your teacher(s)<br />Complete the Teacher Rec Data Sheet<br />Bring to Your Counselor to be Signed<br />Give Signed Form to Teacher<br />
    15. 15. Colleges request these letters because they want to know more about you as a person, especially in the context of the classroom. They are not seeking confirmation of your grade in the course or your memberships of various clubs and activities. The reader of your application is looking for characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to his or her institution.<br />Q<br />
    16. 16. Essay Writing Tips<br />Be genuine and personal<br />Focus on one aspect of yourself<br />Tell a good story<br />Avoid gimmicks and clichés<br />Use specific examples and details<br />Proofread!<br />
    17. 17. Know That Admissions Officers Are Real People Too. Be Human In Your Essay!<br />Video from perspective of Admissions Office<br />Q<br />
    18. 18. Senior Essay Writing Workshops<br />These optional after-school workshops will be launched in September. <br />Stay tuned for more information!<br />
    19. 19. Deadlines & Documents<br />
    20. 20. Deadlines To Request Transcript (and other documents)<br />Early Decision I/Early Action – Sept. 30<br />ED II, Regular Decision (Jan 15 and earlier)– Nov. 11<br />All Others – Three Weeks Notice!<br />Documents Could Include:<br />Transcript, HS Profile<br />IB Predicted Grades<br />Counselor Evaluation<br />Teacher Evaluation(s) <br />Financial Documents (only if we’re not sending other docs online)<br />Mid-Year Transcript<br />
    21. 21. Online Transcript Request<br />
    22. 22. Documents Online<br />We send Documents Online to US and Some of Canada (1,200+ total institutions)<br />Transcripts<br />Teacher/Counselor Evaluations + Forms<br />IB Predicted Grades (All IB Diploma Students)<br />Mid Year Report (1st semester grades)<br />Final Transcripts<br />“Online Document Colleges” Posted on HS Guidance Portal<br />If not online (e.g. Georgetown, UT-Austin)<br />Send hard copy documents through the Counseling Center<br />We use our own Teacher/Counselor forms for these schools<br />
    23. 23. What We Don’t Send For These 1,200 Universities…<br />Financial Documents<br />International Student Certification of Finances<br />International Student Financial Aid Application<br />Additional Recommendations or Materials<br />You CAN ship these from the school via UPS<br />Address the envelope<br />Fill out the form with Gigi<br />No later than 3pm!<br />Q<br />
    24. 24. Application Deadlines<br />UK<br />Oxbridge; Medical/Dental/Veterinarian (UK) – Oct 15 <br />UCAS- Apply first semester; Final deadline – Jan 15<br />US <br />Early Decision/Action – Nov 1/15<br />U of Florida – received by Nov 1<br />U of California – Nov 30<br />Others – Regular decision tends to be January; Rolling <br />
    25. 25. Application Deadlines, cont’d<br />Canada<br />Apply first semester (around November)<br />McGill due Jan 15<br />UBC due Jan 31<br />Send ISM documents at request of university in Jan/Feb<br />Korea<br />KAIST due Early January<br />Seoul National due in March (12 year students)<br />Others: Summer after graduation<br />
    26. 26. Application Deadlines, cont’d<br />Japan<br />Waseda: Spring (not yet posted)<br />Sophia: December/May<br />ICU: Jan 31/March 15<br />Hong Kong<br />HKU: December 30 (based on last year)<br />HKUST: December 31, March 31 (based on last year)<br />Australia, Singapore, Others<br />National University Singapore: February 21 (based on last year)<br />Applications are generally due in spring and summer<br />Check with individual universities<br />Q<br />
    27. 27. Common Applications<br />Common Application – www.commonapp.org<br />University of California <br />October 1 – November 30 <br />Two essays; prompts already posted <br />OUAC – Ontario University Application Centre<br />105D – Canadian citizens<br />105F – International applicants<br />Available mid-September<br />May apply to 2-3 faculties per university<br />Preference<br />Additional fee beyond initial 3 universities/programs<br />UCAS<br />Up to 5 choices<br />One course for either Oxford or Cambridge<br />Four courses in medicine/dentistry/veterinary<br />
    28. 28. Common Application Workshops<br />Each senior applying to at least one US college through the Common Application must attend one session.<br />Oct 3-7, 12-14 from 3 to 4pm.<br />Register in the CounselingCenter.<br />
    29. 29. Applying to the UK?<br />Learn to apply through UCAS with Mr. David Birchenall.<br />August 25 from 4:45 to 5:45pm in Room P045.<br />
    30. 30. ISM CEEB Code: 705 720<br />Test Center: See your counselor or check your ismanila e-mail for ISM’s test center number. You will need this to register to take the test at ISM.<br />Register NOW so you can be guaranteed a seat at ISM<br />www.collegeboard.com<br />
    31. 31. Testing Dates<br />
    32. 32. Sending Test Scores<br />SAT Reasoning (SAT I) and Subject Tests (SAT II) – www.collegeboard.org<br />Score Choice<br />AP – Call 609-771-7366<br />ACT – www.actstudent.org<br />TOEFL – www.toefl.org<br />Q<br />
    33. 33. Colleges Visiting<br /><ul><li>King’s College London: August 31
    34. 34. Loyola Marymount University: September 8
    35. 35. Albion College: September 8
    36. 36. Colorado College: September 12
    37. 37. Northeastern University: September 12
    38. 38. Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality: September 20
    39. 39. Michigan State: September 22
    40. 40. Hofstra University: September 26
    41. 41. Ringling College of Art & Design: September 26
    42. 42. Denison University: September 26
    43. 43. Sarah Lawrence College: September 26
    44. 44. Macalester College: September 28
    45. 45. Fordham University: September 28
    46. 46. Loyola University New Orleans: September 28
    47. 47. Lewis & Clark College: September 28
    48. 48. Boston University: October 3
    49. 49. University of San Francisco: October 10
    50. 50. Wesleyan University: October 21</li></li></ul><li>Resources<br />
    51. 51. HS Guidance Blogguidance.ism-online.org<br />
    52. 52. Portal<br />
    53. 53. Family Connection<br />
    54. 54. Website<br />
    55. 55. Counselors’ Contact Info<br />Elizabeth Mohr (A-I): <br />mohre@ismanila.org<br />840-8656<br />Curt Nichols (J-N):<br />nicholsc@ismanila.org<br />840-8661<br />Lisa Ball (O-Z):<br />balll@ismanila.org<br />840-8658<br />
    56. 56. Final Questions?<br />
    57. 57. US Admission Decisions<br />
    58. 58. A Behind the Scenes Lookhttp://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/16/today-grinnell/<br />What criteria are they evaluating?<br />Rating Scale<br />Grades & Test Scores<br />Activities & Leadership<br />School Rating<br />Essay<br />School Evaluations<br />Demonstrated Interest<br />Comparisons<br />School Group<br />Historical Applicants<br />Demographics<br />Passport<br />Financial Aid<br />
    59. 59. Behind the Scenes…<br />How are decisions made? <br />Two Readers<br />Preliminary Decisions<br />Committees<br />Subjectivity<br />Compelling arguments<br />Essays<br />“How can you know what they’re looking for?”<br />Q<br />