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.”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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.