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  1. 1. Junior CollegePlanning Timeline So it begins…
  2. 2. What are your ?“It isn’t about gettingin—it’s about gettingout with a degree,about being able toread, write, think, leadand follow(and knowwhen to do thosethings). It’s aboutmaking the most of yourtalents and skills in andout of the classroom.”
  3. 3.  Self-discovery: learning styles, favorite subjects, possible majors and career paths. What do you need from a college in order to learn and be successful? to get out with an appropriate degree and skills? Visits to ”types” of schools: big, small, technical, liberal arts Explore Now
  4. 4. Test Planning Students can practice by PSAT and PLAN: rational prep rather than overkill SAT/ACT typically spring of junior year and fall of senior year There are exceptions. Review PSAT scores before testing plan Testing too early can cause more anxiety and lower scores. “Score choice” confusion 800+ colleges that are test-optional: Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Denison, Furman, George Mason, NYU, Wake Forest Reading is the best test prep: comprehension, speed and vocabulary
  5. 5. Junior College Workshop November 30, all day Studentsneed to bring 1.5” binder with 4-5 pocket dividers CollegePlanning Manual, with handouts and room to add and store materials and information
  6. 6. Workshop Self exploration: How to define your needs Generalresearch: How to find colleges that meet your criteria Focused research: How to learn about those colleges through print and websites Campus based research: visits and interviews Testing: What, where and when
  7. 7. Workshop con’t Application: Common App Extracurricular/Activities Lists Transcripts Profile Teacher Recommendations Counselor/Secondary School Report Student Portal Mock Admissions Committee with complete applications
  8. 8. Family Meetings Individual questions, concerns, directions Review of workshop with parents Process for transcripts and recommendations Financial Aid Visits over spring vacation Testing plans College list suggestions Athletics Student Portal
  9. 9. Additional Scheduled Meetings March/April:Family meeting to review visits, testing and college list May: Essay writing workshop with students September: Family meetings to finalize list Whenever you need to meet!
  10. 10. Roles and Responsibilities Counselor: To facilitate student learning and exploration, serve as information and support resource for parents and students, coordinate transcripts and write school reports. Parents: Encourage and support your student in this process. Discuss financial and geographic constraints now. Arrange campus visits. Allow student to have control. Student: Drives this process, and is ultimately the one responsible for deadlines, ethical behavior and final outcomes, whether positive or negative
  11. 11. How to use the College Counselor ThroughDecember, I am on campus all day Mondays and Wednesdays, other times by appointment. Email is the best way to schedule an appointment. Forquick questions, email is best. But you can also text at 704-458-8929.

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