College and Career Presentation 2014 Frewsburg Junior Senior

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College and Career Presentation 2014 Frewsburg Junior Senior High School Counseling and Career Staff

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

EDUCATION OPENS THE DOOR TO A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

Choosing a College o o o o Deadlines GPA Coursework Honors/JCC Entrance Exams Graduation/

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

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!

There is a right fit for everyone!

Special Deals o o USA/JCC Elmira Penn State Behrend SBU 87% 1100 SAT Score

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

Test Preparation o Ways to Prepare The Official SAT Question of the Day™ Free

Test Preparation o Ways to Prepare The Official SAT Question of the Day™ Free Practice Questions Free Practice Test The Official SAT Online Course™ The Official SAT Study Guide™ Chautauqua Striders @488 -2203 o o The Official SAT Online Course™ Price $69. 95 Prepare with a personalized and comprehensive online course, featuring interactive instruction, immediate essay scoring, and hundreds of practice questions. #1 best seller! Get ready for the SAT with test-taking approaches, targeted practice questions, sample essays, and official SAT practice tests.

Campus Visits o o Colleges love to have high school students visit It takes

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

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

College Application Essays Answer the question Engaging Proofread

The Financial Aid Process o o o Scholarships Grants Loans FAFSA Frewsburg Financial Aid

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.

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

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/

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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Questions and Answers

Thanks for your Attendance

Thanks for your Attendance