Class of 2011 Offers Advice

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Class of 2011 Offers Advice

  1. 1. Students’ Perspectives<br />
  2. 2. College Search<br />Using different resources – college books (Fiske, Princeton Review), CollegeProwler, College Confidential<br />Start broad and then shorten list<br />Speak with your counselors!<br />
  3. 3. Choosing Schools<br />Location, size, academics, student life<br />Choose colleges that fit your personality<br />
  4. 4. Choosing a Major<br />Choose wisely – know what you want to pursue as a career<br />Undecided – choose a school that lets you switch easily<br />Pre-professional v.s. Liberal Arts<br />
  5. 5. Financial Aid<br />Go with what you can afford<br />Find other ways!<br />
  6. 6. EA/ED vs RD<br />ED only for first choice<br />EA motivates you to start essays early<br />
  7. 7. Recs + Counselor Relationship<br />Let teachers know you well<br />Pick those who will make you sparkle!<br />Trust your Counselor, ask questions<br />Visit your Counselors often<br />
  8. 8. GPA<br />Important, but not everything<br />Upward trend<br />Try your best, but don’t lose hope<br />
  9. 9. SAT & testing<br />Take them as early as you can<br />Prepare adequately, especially for SAT IIs<br />ACT/TOEFL – know what you need<br />
  10. 10. Extracurriculars<br />PASSION + do what you love<br />Quality always > Quantity<br />Initiative + Leadership<br />
  11. 11. Essays<br />VOICE<br />Be yourself & know yourself<br />Start early<br />Ask for feedback<br />
  12. 12. Interviews<br />Confident, but not cocky<br />Relax. Show what your resume hasn’t already!<br />Prepare questions & know the school<br />
  13. 13. Final Words<br />Be mindful of DEADLINES!<br />Depth > Breadth. Take initiative. Be a leader/<br />BE PASSIONATE<br />- VISIT COUNSELOR FOR EVERYTHING! They're your in-school mommies and daddies.<br />
  14. 14. Enjoy High School!<br />
  15. 15. Questions?<br />

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