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Title: Grade 11 Parents Evening for College Applications March 26th, 2009


1
Grade 11 Parents Evening for College
ApplicationsMarch 26th, 2009
  • Jeremy Handcock
  • Student Counsellor 11C, D, E and F
  • jhandcock_at_vis.ac.at
  • Bill Siegfried
  • Student Counsellor 11A and B
  • wsiegfried_at_vis.ac.at
  • This PowerPoint is available at www.vis.ac.at

2
Contents
  • Sources of Information at VIS.
  • Grade 11 Conferences.
  • US Applications.
  • SAT.
  • Canadian Applications.

3
Sources of Information at VIS
  • www.vis.ac.at
  • VIS Bulletin.
  • E mail http//visstudent.com
  • Bulletin Boards.
  • Counsellors and teachers

4
Sources of Information at VIS cont.
  • www.vis.ac.at
  • 1. Sources of information
  • A Guide to University and College Admissions.
  • Overviews of how to apply to Canada, USA, UK.
  • SAT information.
  • Deadlines.
  • A list of useful websites.
  • Forms for students to download and fill out.
  • 2. News
  • Announcements of upcoming College Counselling
    related events.

5
Grade 11 Conferences
  • The Grade 11 Conference is the first step in the
    university planning process and an opportunity to
    focus on the individual needs of each student.
  • Parents are welcome to attend.
  • The Grade 11 Conferences will begin on March 30th
    and finish on May 14th.

6
Grade 11 Conferences
  • Review most recent IB grades.
  • Review extracurricular and out-of-school
    activities.
  • Discuss career/educational interests and plans.
  • Discuss the various opportunities available in
    different countries.
  • If applicable, review the results of any
    standardized admission testing.
  • If necessary, devise a plan for taking
    standardized admission tests.

7
US Applications
  • Tips for finding the right college
  • Location
  • Academic programs
  • Campus lifeaim for a balance between academics,
    activities, and social life.
  • Number of students
  • Extra-curricular possibilities
  • Cost
  • of foreign students

8
US Applications
  • Search for courses
  • Go to www.collegeboard.com and use College
    Search.
  • Look at the colleges own websites.
  • Read the brochures/viewbooks and make your own
    short list.

9
US Applications
  • Making The Application
  • The Common Application. www.commonapp.org
  • 2. Applying direct to a college.

10
US Applications
  • Types of Admission and Deadlines
  • Rolling Admission
  • Early Decision/Early Action - Nov. 1st
  • Regular Admission Jan.1st or Jan. 15th
  • Decision Day April 1st
  • Candidates Reply Date May 1st
  • NB. Some colleges have different
    deadlines...check the websites carefully.

11
US Applications
  • US Citizens are eligible for financial aid
    www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • In-state vs. out-of-state vs. private
  • Examples of Costs
  • University of Michigan
  • In-state 22,700/ out-of-state 44,800
  • University of Virginia
  • In-state 31,300/ out-of-state 41,000
  • Boston University 48,400 p.a.
  • Harvard University 51,000 p.a.

12
US Applications
  • Cost cutting tips!
  • In-state tuition is substantially cheaper
  • Freshman and Sophomore years (first 2 years) at a
    Community College and then transfer for Junior
    and Senior years (last 2 years) to a state
    university.

13
SAT
  • What is the SAT?
  • The SAT Reasoning Test is a test of English and
    Math it is required for US colleges, some may
    also require SAT Subject Tests.
  • When should I take the SAT?
  • May/June 11th Grade October/November/December
    12th Grade
  • Register online www.collegeboard.com

14
SAT
  • Registration deadlines are approx. 4 weeks before
    the test date. Check www.collegeboard.com for
    details.
  • CEEB code is 713159
  • The nearest test centre is the American
    International School, Vienna.

15
SAT
  • How do I prepare for SAT?
  • VIS has organised two SAT prep courses
  • The Collegeboards Official SAT Online Course.
  • (Come to Mr. Handcocks office to pick up a
    login).

16
SAT
  • 2. An intensive SAT preparation course
  • 22 hours of contact time - teaches students how
    to prepare for the SAT test.
  • May 9-10 and May 16-17.
  • The cost is 650.
  • American International School, Salmannsdorfer
    Straße 47, 1190 Vienna.
  • See Mr. Handcock for a registration form.

17
Canada
  • Choosing a Program of Study
  • www.aucc.ca
  • Applications
  • Ontario
  • Centralized application process www.ouac.on.ca
    Form 105F for international students and form
    105D for Canadians

18
Canada
  • All Other Provinces
  • Apply directly to each university.
  • Deadlines
  • Deadlines vary from institution to institution.
    Check carefully on the universitys own website
    as different programs (departments) within the
    same university may have different deadlines
    typically November to January/early February.

19
Canada
  • Academic Requirements
  • IB diplomausually above 32 points for the more
    popular universities.
  • Costs
  • Canadian Citizens
  • 17,000 22,000
  • Example McGill - tuition 8,000 board
    8,000-12,000
  • International Students
  • 24,000 34,000
  • Example McGill - tuition 17,000 board
    8,000-12,000

20
VIS Deadlines for the Class of 2010
  • June 7th Student Self-Assessment form to
    counsellor (Early UCAS applicants)
  • June 8th Early UCAS (Oxbridge, Medicine,
    Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary
    Science) Personal Statement 1st draft to
    counselor
  • August 27th Student Self-Assessment form to
    counsellor (all non early UCAS applicants)
  • August 31st Regular UCAS Personal Statement 1st
    draft to counsellor
  • September 7th Early UCAS applications
  • September 28th US Early Action/Early Decision
    applications
  • October 19th UCAS applications
  • November 3rd US/Canada applications

21
Next Steps for Students
  • Register for SAT (US Applicants only).
  • Meet with counsellor - Grade 11 Conference.
  • Make a short list of colleges.
  • Fill out Student Self Assessment Form.
  • Work on 1st draft of Personal Statement (UK) or
    essays (USA).
  • Fill out online application forms UCAS, Common
    App. Etc.
  • Meet all deadlines.
  • Talk to your counsellor, he is here to help you!
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