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College and Career Presentation 2014 Frewsburg Junior Senior High School Counseling and Career Staff Randy Sitler-School Counselor Richal Hair –Administrative Assistant
EDUCATION OPENS THE DOOR TO A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY
Choosing a College o o o o Deadlines GPA Coursework Honors/JCC Entrance Exams Graduation/ Retention Rate Cost o o o o Living Arrangements Transportation Safety Location Athletics Diversity Size Selectivity
Things to notice on Campus o o o Buildings in disrepair-Check bathrooms. New Construction-positive plan for future Seating in the cafeteria-faculty members, diversity Computers-up-to-date? Wired, % of campus Size of classrooms-Lecture vs. Seminar Bulletin boards-Best authority on what kids care about
There is a right fit for everyone!
Special Deals o o USA/JCC Elmira Penn State Behrend SBU 87% 1100 SAT Score Verbal and Math
Student Athletes Advanced Regents Diploma-16 Core Courses Apply after Junior Year Div I, Div III/JUCO Sliding Scale
Getting into College o o o o HS Transcript Test Scores Recommendations Essay Interview Special Talents Interests and Activities o o Community Service Class Rank
When Should I Apply o o o After the first quarter of the senior year Early Decision Early Action
How Do I Apply o o o o Apply online or by mail Application Form (Common Application) Letter of Recommendation Essay Transcripts Test Scores Interview Financial Aid
College Admissions Exams o o PSAT/NMSQT-Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Assessment Test SAT I-Scholastic Aptitude Test ACT-American College Testing Exam SAT II-Scholastic Aptitude Subject Tests
How many schools should I apply to? o o o A good ballpark figure is 6 1 reach school 2 50/50 schools 3 safe schools SUNY school?
New SAT vs. ACT: What's the Difference? New SAT ACT Dominant Region East Coast, West Coast Interior of the Country Subjects Writing, Reading, Math 33% English, Math, Reading, Science 25% Math Emphasis problem-solving knowing the formula Verbal Emphasis reading, logic reading, grammar, usage Essay required optional Test's Personality tricky straightforward Scored with guessing penalty no guessing penalty
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Campus Visits o o Colleges love to have high school students visit It takes just a phone call or email to set one up!
Campus Visitations o o Plan the Visit What to Do What to Look For What to Ask
College Application Essays Answer the question Engaging Proofread
The Financial Aid Process o o o Scholarships Grants Loans FAFSA Frewsburg Financial Aid night is January 6, 2014: SUNY Fredonia Financial Aid Representative
Applying for Aid: Which Forms? FORM REQUIRED BY WEB ADDRESS FAFSA all colleges www. fafsa. ed. gov CSS PROFILE some highly selective colleges www. collegeboard. com College Forms varies-inquires at financial aid office
Five good questions for the Financial Aid Office o o o What percentage of the freshman class paid full tuition? Is there a standard expectation for self-help? What percentage of accepted aid applicants were offered full need? How will my aid package change after my freshman year? What happens if my need increases later?
Hot Web Sites o o o o www. collegeboard. com http: //www. frewsburgcsd. org/ www. act. com www. guidancedirect. com www. mymajors. com www. campusdirt. com www. fastweb. com https: //web 1. ncaa. org/eligibilitycenter/common/
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