Georgia Tech Admissions Luncheon


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The following presentation is from an Admissions Luncheon held on Friday, February 24th, 2012, hosted by Georgia Tech and Naviance on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta.

Attendees received updates on admissions trends from the Georgia Tech admissions team, plus tips on preparing students for college and applying to Georgia Tech.

Additionally, Meg Scheid, College Counselor at Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, presented on how to leverage technology to administer your school’s college and career preparedness programs.

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  • Georgia Tech Admissions Luncheon

    1. 1. Success Starts with a PlanGeorgia Tech and Naviance AdmissionsLuncheonFeaturing Meg Scheid, College Counselor atGwinnett School of Mathematics, Science andTechnologyHosted by Rick Clark from Georgia Tech andKristen Gedney and Doug Bass from Naviance
    2. 2. Agenda• 11:30AM-11:45AM - Welcome, Intro• 11:45AM-12:30PM – Meg Scheid, GSMST• 12:30PM-1:00PM – Lunch Break/ Raffle $$$• 1:00PM-1:30PM – Georgia Tech Presentation
    3. 3. Your life is the sum result of the choices you make. ~Robert F. Bennet
    4. 4. Our Passion Is Student Success• PASSION – Increasing student success and improving college and career readiness for all students• VISION – Through purposeful learning, education can transform the world• MISSION – Naviance empowers schools to maximize student success through a structured approach to academic and career planning
    5. 5. How We Help Family Connection Succeed (for students (for school and and family) district staff) Connect. Communicate. Collaborate
    6. 6. Empowering Schools, Districtsand Students
    7. 7. How We Make A DifferenceMINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) “Naviance allowed our district to implement a comprehensive school counseling program byIn just two years… supporting an efficient way of tracking student•  30% = The number of needs, interventions and outcomes. high school students in ….In addition to the improvement in the number of Minneapolis Public college bound students, we have also recognized an Schools with a post- increase in the number of students secondary and career graduating from high school with better grades plan and a decrease in the number of dropouts. “•  6% = The number of students who have indicated they are going to a 4 year college
    8. 8. How We Make A DifferenceAnnual cost savings… Large School District that serves $572,000 approximately 86,000 students sent 9,160 online (need updated number) forms to schools via eDocs $28,000 = Postage for 2010-2011 school year $14,000 = Paper and envelopes $256,000 = Front office time (2 hrs./packet) $28,000 = Counselor time (1 hrs./packet) $55,000 = Teacher time (15 min./packet)
    9. 9. How We Have Evolved2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
    10. 10. Why Naviance and Total Reader? • Naviance is about optimizing student potential. We have partnered with Total Reader because: – Reading is an essential part of college and career readiness. – It helps students take ownership of their learning. – Allows for early intervention and planning to reach desired goals and outcomes.State Superintendent Barge stated “Lexile Score is the best assessmentfor projecting college and career readiness level”. Georgia has identified“1050” lexile by 10th grade as the CCR target which is leading the nation.
    11. 11. Our SpeakersMeg Scheid-Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Scienceand Technology, College CounselorMeg has been at GSMST for over 5 years and has beenusing Naviance since September 2010.Rick Clark- Georgia Tech, Undergraduate AdmissionDirectorIn this role, he directs the Institute’s recruitment andoutreach efforts, directs the review of all undergraduateapplications, and manages the admission team.Jill Matthews- Georgia Tech, Undergraduate AdmissionAdmission CounselorJill recruits freshman students and reviews applications forten states a majority of non-metro Georgia as well as
    12. 12. What’s happening @ Georgia Tech?
    13. 13. Education Outside the ClassroomStudy Abroad Co-op/Internships Undergraduate Research 80 programs Paid/course credit The InVenture Prize GT Lorraine 400 companies currently Available to freshmen International Plan employing students Largest voluntary co-op
    14. 14. Traditional campus/ Thriving cityMidtown Campus Life
    15. 15. Commitment to Diversity 13,733 Undergraduate Students 20,696 Total Students Undergraduate Graduate 68% from Georgia, 32% from other states & countries 37% Minority Students 31% Female Students 38% in 2011 Entering Class
    16. 16. Freshman ExperienceLiving/Learning: Student Support: Honors Program Retention rate of 95% (over 90% for 10 years) Grand Challenges GT1000 Pre- Health Clough Center, Tutoring, Writing Center Virtual Tour @
    17. 17. Freshman Admission Snapshot Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 Class of 2013 Class of 2012 Freshman Sophomores Juniors SeniorsApplied 14,700 (+3%) 14,236 (+5%) 13,550 (+17%) 11,510 (+11%) 10,359 (+7%)Admitted Est. 50% 7,282 (51.15%) 6,976 (51.5%) 6,465 (59%) 6,240 (60%)Enrolled Est. 2700 ~2450/271 2,485/260 2,450/251 2,469/252 2400 fall/250 su (37%) (39%) (41%) (44%)Mid-50% TBD 3.76-4.07* 3.72-4.06 3.67-4.04** 3.62-3.97 GPAMid 50% TBD 28-32 27-32 29-33 28-32 ACTMid 50% TBD 1940-2160 1900-2130*** 1310-1470 1280-1420 SAT
    18. 18. Freshman Application Holistic ReviewFactors we consider: Factors we DO NOT consider: Rigor of curriculum & GPA Major Choice •Reported on Self-Reported Academic Record •.5 weight for ALL AP, IB or college classes SAT II Subject Tests SAT or ACT scores AP/IB scores • SAT Critical Reading, Math and Writing AND/OR ACT TOEFL exam scores English, Math & Combined English/Writing • Highest section from either test on any test date Recommendation Letters Extracurricular Activities Personal Interview Personal Essay High School TranscriptCourse Requirements:4 years English, 4 years Math, 4 years Science*, 3 years Social Science, 2 years Language*4 years required beginning with the class of 2012
    19. 19. Not everything that can be counted counts…Total applications: 14,700Enrollment Goal (summer & fall): ~2,650Current Stats: GPA- 3.97 w/ 7 AP/IB/DE pre-12th SAT- 1435/2115 (ACT-31)FINAL DECISIONS: 3/10 AT 3:10 PM.
    20. 20. .. And not everything that can be counts can be counted….Steve Jobs gives 14 yr. old life adviceChamblee soccer star gets MADEOrlando Boy Scout saves family from fire5029 Chin-up Champion- Guiness Verified
    21. 21. 2012-2013 Freshman TimetableApplication Date Decision Date Possible Decisions Deposit DeadlineOctober 15- Early Action Mid-December Admit, Defer, Deny May 1(final date to be considered forPresident’s Scholarship Program &Honors Program)December 15 Mid-March Fall Admit, Summer May 1(for students who have studied Admit,outside the United States or will Waitlist, Denyneed Visa)January 10- Regular Decision Mid-March Fall Admit, Summer May 1 Admit, Waitlist, Deny*Early application dates are non-binding and are there to help accommodate students in our applicantpool who wish to know their decision sooner and to provide a thorough and holistic review of allapplicants.
    22. 22. Give it to me straight
    23. 23. 2011-2012 Cost of AttendanceGeorgia Tech is ranked as the #1 Best Value College by SmartMoney Magazine. Georgia Residents Non-Georgia ResidentsTuition $7,282 $25,492Mandatory Student Fees $2,370 $2,370Books and Supplies* $1,000 $1,000Freshman Housing* $5,312 $5,312Freshman Meal Plan* $3,514 $3,514Personal Expenses* $1,500 $1,500Average Loan Costs* $120 $120Total Per Year* $21,098 $39,308(2 semesters)*estimate; actual cost based on student choice
    24. 24. Financial AidFinancial Aid for GT may include: Scholarships Grants Work Study LoansGeorgia Residents: HOPE Scholarship 64% retention rate with average GPA of 3.5 Tech Promise Required Form Available Due to GT Award Available FAFSA (Free Application January 1 March 1 for Federal Student Aid) Beginning April 1 Georgia Tech Aid November 1 March 1 Application
    25. 25. President’s ScholarshipPresident’s Scholarship Program 8500 applications 550 Semi-finalists (6.5%). Named by mid-December 75 PS finalists (12%). Named by mid- February PS Weekend March 9-10 Georgia Awards 60%, 5 Stamps and $8000 in addition to HOPE Scholarship, Leadership, “Progress and Service”
    26. 26. Return On InvestmentGeorgia Tech provides a practical education leading to short- andlong-term career opportunities.What others say: Invited to join Association of American Universities (AAU), recognizing quality and breadth of programs (one of 61 members and first to be inducted in a decade) #7 public university #5 engineering school #20 public business school #1 in engineering degrees awarded to women and underrepresented minority students #3 among public institutions for median starting salary & salary later in career #1 engineering graduates, hiring likelihood by corporate recruiters (#3 for MIS, #4 for computer science & #7 overall)