College Information Night - Special Guest Panelists/Agenda… Mr. George Hardman – Welcome/College and Career Center Dr. Madelyn Turner – Counselor/College Application Process Ms. Regina Sanders – NOVA Representative/Options Mr. Dale Schmidt – Financial Aid/FAFSA Mr. Hardman – Closing Remarks
College Research Options Formal College Searches available in the Career Center Black Board and Family Connections Career Cruising/ Researching Careers College Board College Handbooks College Board Peterson’s Fiske College Fair – NOVA Regional on April 4th, 2013 (Patriot Center) College Fair – FCPS in October (Fair Oaks Mall) ROTC Military Night on March 20th, 6:30 P.M., at Lee HS College Rep Visits to West Potomac Visit a college campus!!
What The College and CareerCenter Has To Offer… “SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE” Investigate colleges, trade and vocational schools, many colleges come to visit!! Sign up on BB!! Scholarships Help with financial aid Help with employment Assistance with Test Prep, essay writing, or school work Information on the Armed Forces Much more – stop by – even just to say “hi”
Advice from the Experts Visit Campus Take Advanced Level Courses Activities Practice Study Skills Get on Campus Ask Questions Be Yourself in the Application Process
College Application Process Develop and research a list of colleges that might be good matches for you. Study hard and keep up grades. Take SAT or ACT in spring of junior year. Work on activity sheet or résumé. Complete transcript request form several weeks before the deadline of the applications.
Today, under the guidance of Dr. Robert G. Templin, Jr., NOVAoffers more than 160 associate degree and certificate programsto more than 75,000 students from 150 countries.Our StudentsNOVA is home to students who come to us from many backgrounds.Our international student population (20%) represents more than180 different countries. We serve, first-time, returning, and transferstudents. Our students are full-time and part-time.Our FacultyNearly 900 full-time faculty and administrators and 900 staffmembers serve our students. In addition, approximately 2,000 part-time faculty strengthen our ability to provide more courses andservices.We have six campuses (Alexandria, Annandale, Woodbridge,Manassas, Loudon, Medical) and four centers (Arlington,Reston, Innovation Park, and Extended Learning Institute)Guaranteed Admission Agreement
Benefits in High School Benefits at NOVAIndividual meetings about Continued academic and careercollege transition, NOVA counselingapplication process, andplacement test prepAssistance with Financial Aid Guaranteed Admission to GeorgeProcess MasonEarly Placement Testing Pathway Section of SDV100Priority Registration Opportunities at GMU: classes, social and athletic events Who should apply? For more information contact your: Seniors who will • Pathway Counselor –Regina graduate by August Sanders, email@example.com. You and who want to can come by the Career Center on earn a Bachelor’s Wednesdays. Degree • School Counselor
Financial AidMr. Dale Schmidt, Financial Aid ChampionAvailable during lunches in the College and Career Center – Monday through Thursday
Financial Aid Start planning now Talk about cost of the schools your student is interested in – include a range of costs on the list Net price calculator www.collegeboard.com Don’t be afraid of very selective (expensive) schools – they have a lot of aid
Financial Aid Think about your family’s resources www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov – how much aid might we be eligible for? Search for scholarships: Blackboard/Family Connections Files in College and Career Center www.fastweb.com Watch deadlines – they are firm
Financial Aid Myths Athletic scholarships, independent children Selective Colleges They are all reach schools, academically and financially Great range of financial resources Need-blind/need-aware Financial packages will not include (as many) loans
Thank you for attending!!! There are many “pathways” to college We are here to help You don’t have to know what you want to do with your life right now Advocate for yourself and ask for help Check for info. from the CCC – Blackboard/Family Connections, bulletin boards, morning news, TV screens, or stop by CCC! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **PLEASE FILL OUT THE EVALUATION**
Contact Information Mr. George Hardman, College and Career Center Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Madelyn Turner, School Counselor email@example.com Ms. Regina Sanders, NOVA Pathway Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Dale Schmidt, Financial Aid Champion email@example.com