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Title: Welcome to Senior Parent Night


1
Welcome to Senior Parent Night
  • Presentation by Teri Gimbel
  • Director of Guidance Scholarship Coordinator

2
Graduation Requirements
  • FCAT (Retakes Oct. 20 Reading / Oct .21 Math)
  • 2.0 unweighted GPA
  • 24 credits
  • 15 1/2 required courses
  • 8 1/2 electives
  • MUST HAVE ALL 24 TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION
    CEREMONY

3
Options After High School
  • Work
  • Military Active, Reserves,ROTC,Academy
  • Vocational School
  • Community College
  • University

4
Applying to College
  • Families should be able to answer the following
    questions for themselves
  • Does your student like school? Have they been
    successful?
  • What institutions best fit the students academic
    and social interests and educational objectives?
  • How much is the family able to reasonably afford
    to help the student meet his or her educational
    goals?

5
Consider 2 to 6 Colleges
  • 2 reaches
  • 3 targets
  • 1 safety
  • visit campus
  • come to guidance presentations
  • talk with alumni
  • How many students return after their freshmen
    year?
  • How big are freshmen classes?
  • How many students reside on campus?
  • Do you accept AP credit?

6
SAT Reasoning Test
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • Critical reading, writing, math sections
  • 45 (or fee waiver)
  • Nov. 7 (late fee extra 23 until Oct. 15)
  • Dec. 5 (Oct. 30)
  • Full length official practice test online

7
ACT
  • www.actstudent.org
  • ACT Eng, Math, Science, Reading 32
  • ACT Plus Writing 47
  • Dec. 12 (Nov. 6)
  • Full length official practice test online

8
State Univ.Minimum Requirements
  • Sliding scale GPA Test Scores
  • (2.5 gpa and 1450 SAT or 21 ACT OR
  • 3.0 GPA and 1390 SAT or 20 ACT)
  • SUS GPA IS NOT LHS GPA
  • SUS GPA recomputed on academic courses ONLY
  • Courses weighted 1pt for AP DE / ½ pt for
    honors
  • Writing test required by most universities

9
SUS Min. Course Requirements
  • 3 credits from any academic area, AP course, or
    Fine Arts
  • Up to 1 credit of ROTC, Humanities, Computer
    Prog. Agriculture, Bus.Tech, Consumer Science,
    Industrial Ed, Marketing Technology Education
  • English 4 credits
  • Math 3 credits (Alg.1,Geom,AlgII)
  • Science 3 credits
  • Soc Studies 3 credits
  • For Lang 2 credits
  • Electives 3 credits
  • TOTAL 18 credits

10
Applying to a State University
  • Transcript (request in main office)
  • Application available online
  • Fee credit card or check
  • CEEB is 101671
  • Senior Schedule
  • Personal statement essays
  • Residency

11
FSU 29,644 undergraduates
  • Fall Admissions Middle 50
  • 3.6 - 4.2 GPA
  • 1730 - 1960 SAT/ 26 29 ACT
  • Summer Middle 50
  • 3.3 - 3.9 GPA
  • 1630-1850 SAT / 23-28 ACT
  • Academic Profile GPA, strength of curriculum,
    test scores, of honors and AP courses, essay
  • Average of academic units 22.5

12
Min. Scores Applying to FSU
  • Writing 21 ACT Eng or 21 ACT writing or
  • 500 SAT CR
  • Math 21 ACT Math or 500 SAT Math
  • Reading 22 ACT Reading or 500 SAT CR
  • On line admissions.fsu.edu 30
  • Apply By Decision Mailed
  • Oct. 14 Dec. 9
  • Jan. 20 Mar. 17

13
FSU HONORS PROGRAM
  • 3.9 GPA
  • 1910 SAT or 29 ACT
  • Classes Extracurricular Activities
  • Essay and application required
  • Honors.fsu.edu

14
Scholarships Scholars Program
  • All accepted FSU students will be considered for
    merit scholarships separate application is not
    required. Students should be admitted by 1st
    notification for full consideration.
  • Students who are admitted into the Honors Program
    have the opportunity to apply for the Honors
    Medical and Legal Scholars Program, two
    professional track programs that give
    undergraduates a head start in these careers.

15
FAMU 9,710 undergraduates
  • Admit under state sliding scale
  • Essay required
  • Middle 50 for Admission
  • 3.05 GPA
  • 1350 SAT
  • 19 ACT

16
Applying to FAMU
  • www.famu.edu
  • 30
  • SAT or ACT
  • DEADLINE
  • May 15 for Fall

17
FAMU Honors Scholarships
  • 3.0 - 3.5 GPA
  • 1100 1300 SAT
  • 23 - 29 ACT
  • Must apply by Jan. 31

18
UF 34,654 undergraduates
  • Fall Middle 50
  • 4.2 - 4.4 GPA
  • 1930 -2060 SAT
  • 29-31 ACT

19
  • Applying On-line required www.admissions.ufl.edu
  • 30
  • ONE APPLICATION DEADLINE November 1 (decision
    on Feb 12)
  • Test scores for Nov.1 applicants will be
    accepted through December.
  • Applications received after Nov. 1 will be on a
    space available basis.

20
UF
  • Comprehensive review process academic GPA, of
    academic units, test scores, activities, essay
    life challenges
  • 85 of students with a 4.0 and above were
    admitted (33.9 with 3.7 -3.9)
  • 71.6 of students with a 1950- 2090 were admitted
    (37.7 with 1600-1940)
  • 74.9 with 26-30 academic units were admitted (49
    with 21-25)

21
UF Honors Program
  • 4.0 GPA and
  • 2070 SAT or
  • 33 ACT
  • Classes limited to 25 students which encourages
    more interaction between students and faculty

22
UCF 42,933 undergraduates
  • Middle 50 for admission
  • 3.5 4.2 GPA
  • 1150 1290 SAT (Cr M)
  • 25 28 ACT
  • www.ucf.edu
  • 30 fee

23
USF 29,492 undergraduates
  • Middle 50 for Admission
  • 3.58 4.12GPA
  • 1120- 1280 SAT (Cr M)
  • 24-29 ACT

24
Other Florida Universities
  • Univ. of West Fla.
  • Univ. of No. Fla.
  • Fla. Atlantic Univ.
  • New College
  • Fla. Gulf Coast
  • Fla. International Univ.
  • Univ. of Miami
  • Flagler
  • Stetson
  • Eckerd
  • Univ. of Tampa
  • Jacksonville Univ.

25
Competitive Colleges
  • SAT II
  • Essay (samples available)
  • Counselor Teacher recommendations
  • submit senior rating sheet resume
  • give at least 2 weeks notice
  • Early decision policies
  • Mail everything together

26
Admission Advice
  • Apply early!
  • READ and SAVE all materials
  • Tuition Deposit Deadlines
  • Housing Deposit
  • Orientation Deposit
  • Admission is based on satisfactory completion of
    senior year CAN RESCIND ADMISSION for poor
    senior grades or dropped classes!

27
Community College
  • Admission based on High School Diploma
  • CPT unless exempted by SAT/ACT scores
  • SAT 440 critical reading , 440 math
  • ACT 17 English, 18 reading, 19 math.
  • 65 did not pass CPT or equivalent - must take
    remedial course, pay for it, not receive college
    credit
  • Students who take college prep courses in high
    school are more likely to be successful

28
Benefits of Community College
  • Class size, costs, teachers
  • AA guarantees admission to SUS with 60 credit
    hours and junior standing
  • 51 of degree recipients in the SUS are CC
    transfers
  • TCC Honors Program - 3.5 unweighted 1180 SAT (
    Cr M) or 25 ACT
  • TCC Application Deadline is Aug 1 apply now for
    early orientation and early registration

29
TCC
  • TCC Preview October 20
  • 530-630 Student Union Ballroom
  • TCC Scholarship Fair October 29
  • 530 730 Student Union Ballroom
  • TCC Scholarship deadline is Jan.8, 2010
  • www.tcc.fl.edu/scholarship
  • For more information contact Lourena Maxwell
  • 201-8911 or maxwelll_at_tcc.fl.edu

30
NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Required for any student athlete who wants to
    play at a Division I or II college
  • Clearinghouse form should be completed in the
    fall of the senior year
  • 60 fee
  • 16 core courses test scores determine
    eligibility
  • NCAA GPA IS NOT THE LHS GPA
  • www.eligibilitycenter.org

31
Resources Available in Guidance
  • College catalogs
  • Career Information
  • FAFSA (Federal Financial Aid)
  • now for summer term
  • Jan. for 2010-2011 school year
  • Profile (Additional Financial Aid Form)
  • Scholarship Volunteer Information

32
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • Can be used at any Florida public or private
    comm.college, university, or voc.school
  • Everyone who meets the criteria get the money
  • 3 ways to qualify
  • Academic Scholars Award
  • Medallion Scholars Award
  • Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award

33
Academic Scholars Award
  • 3.5 weighted GPA (only .25 weight) on the 15
    required credits - may use up to 3 additional
    credits in required subjects to raise GPA, and
  • 1270 SAT (CR M) or 28 ACT (New writing sections
    will not be used), and
  • 75 hours of community service
  • 126 cr hr 4 yr / 78 cr hr 2 yr

34
Medallion Scholars Award
  • 3.0 weighted GPA (only .25 weight) on the 15
    required courses - may use up to 3 additional
    credits in required subjects to raise GPA, and
  • 970 SAT (CR M) or 20 ACT (new writing sections
    will not be used)
  • 95 cr hr 4 yr / 59 cr hr 2 yr

35
Academic Medallion Coursework
  • 4 English
  • 3 Mathematics (Alg I and above)
  • (Liberal Arts Math does NOT count)
  • 3 Sciences
  • 3 Social Studies (any)
  • 2 Foreign Language (in same language)
  • 15 credits
  • BF GPA IS NOT THE LHS GPA

36
Gold Seal Vocational Award
  • 3.0 weighted GPA (only .25 weight) using the 15
    1/2 credits required for graduation, excluding
    electives, and
  • 3.5 unweighted GPA in a minimum of 3 sequential
    vocational credits, and
  • Pass the CPT or SAT 440 CR 440 math or ACT
    English 17, Reading 18, Math 19
  • 95 cr hr 4 yr / 59 cr hr 2 yr
  • ONLY 90 hours

37
Applying for Bright Futures
  • Seniors will go to the computer lab in January
    through govt./econ classes and apply online
  • 7th semester evaluations
  • test scores through January
  • FAS completed community service hours
  • 8th semester
  • test scores through June
  • not to undo 7th semester award

38
Helpful websites
  • www.lincoln.leon.k12.fl.us
  • www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/SSFAD/bf
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.actstudent.org
  • www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov
  • www.facts.org
  • www.collegeweeklive.com

39
Questions? Call 487-2113
  • A-C Jason Wentz ( Referral Coordinator)
  • D Ho Laurie Cunningham (Mediation)
  • Hr - Mo Rosalind Parlor (Minority Programs
    Homebound)
  • Mu - S Ashley Hiatt (Mediation)
  • T-Z Teri Gimbel (Dept. Head Scholarships )
  • Cathie Piland Guidance Secretary
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