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Title: Wayzata High School Counseling


1
Wayzata High School Counseling
Post-Secondary Planning
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Graduation Requirements
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Graduation Requirements
4
  • Minnesota State Requirements

To graduate, all students must pass the BST Tests
in Mathematics Reading and Written Composition
5
  • Registration is coming February 2008
  • Your last chance.
  • for free education
  • to prepare yourself for life after high school
  • It is important to have strong academic courses
    during your senior year.

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  • Senioritis (aka slacking)
  • def A chronic illness characterized by extreme
    reluctance of students to perform even the most
    routine requirements of day-to-day living.
  • cause impending adulthood
  • cure get up and do what needs to be done!
  • Senioritis is not only a waste of time and good
    education it can be costly when applying for
    post-secondary education.

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  • As you register for classes for senior year, you
    should keep in mind two things
  • 1. Am I taking the courses required to graduate?
  • and more importantly
  • 2. Am I taking the courses necessary to prepare
    me for the next stage of my life?

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Courses Recommended for College Prep
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  • Required Subjects for Seniors
  • COMMUNICATIONS (2 terms)
  • Read the descriptions of the courses in the
    course guide carefully.
  • Balance your choices between Literature and
    Writing.
  • Pay attention to () Communications courses
    these may not be accepted as English preparation
    by colleges and NCAA.

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  • SOCIAL STUDIES
  • MODERN PROBLEMS (2 terms)
  • All seniors must take 2 terms of Modern
    Problems.
  • Additional SS Electives available
  • Ancient Civilization, Anthropology, AP Govt
    Politics, Human Geography, AP Human Geography,
    Current Issues, History of the Frontier, World
    Religions, Womens Issues, Y.E.S., Leadership,
    Psychology and AP Psychology, Global Economics,
    Asian Studies.

11
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment Options
  • Students may qualify to take college courses and
    receive both college and high school credits
  • Colleges determine eligibility
  • Two applications
  • --state and school specific
  • Deadline for the U of MN is 4/1/08

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Hennepin Technical College (HTC Vo-tech)
  • Explore technical career options at HTC
  • jump-start technical studies
  • Half-day program
  • Transportation provided
  • WHS students may take a tour of HTC
  • on February 14
  • For more information about HTC programs and
    applications, inquire in the counseling office or
    GRC.

13
NCAA ELIGIBILITYDIVISION I II
IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR DIVISION I II
ATHLETICS, STUDENTS MUST REGISTER WITH THE NCAA
CLEARINGHOUSE. www.ncaaclearinghouse.org
ACT/SAT SCORES MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY FROM THE
TESTING AGENCY!
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  • Post-High School Planning
  • Gather information
  • Make a wish list of characteristics
  • Research schools/programs/careers
  • Take ACT / SAT
  • Complete applications
  • Apply for financial aid

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TIMELINE
  • Spring of Junior Year
  • Review high school transcript
  • Select appropriate and challenging classes
  • Prepare and register for the ACT/SAT
  • Begin identifying your interests
  • Gather information
  • Summer before Senior Year
  • Visit Colleges
  • Request Applications

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TIMELINE
  • Fall of Senior Year
  • Ensure you have met all requirements for
    graduation
  • Visit Colleges
  • Retake ACT/SAT if necessary
  • Ask for letters of recommendations
  • Fill out college applications

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The Counseling Websitea great place to start to
start your research
  • www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/whs/counseling
  • Applying to College
  • Campus Visits
  • Writing Your Essay
  • College Interviews
  • Planning Calendar
  • Web Links

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Guidance Resource Center (GRC)
  • Around 175 college representatives visit each
    year
  • College Applications, Viewbooks and Course
    Catalogs
  • Career Information
  • Scholarship Information
  • Practice Tests

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Minnesota Career Information System http//mncis.
intocareers.org
Username Wayzata Password Trojans Occupations
and Employment Education and Training Assessment
Tools
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Naviancehttp//connection.naviance.com/wayzata
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Welcome Screen
About Me my inbox my profile my resume
my game plan my test scores my
colleges my journal my documents my
account
About College college search college
lookup college match college compare
scattergrams acceptance history
transcripts(where your transcripts have been
sent and when)
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St. Olaf College
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UM-Twin CitiesCollege of Liberal Arts
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Additional Sources of Information
  • Your Guidance Counselor
  • Registration Guide
  • PLAN Test Results
  • Results estimate ACT score and can be useful for
    admissions planning
  • Campus Visits
  • Family and Friends

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  • Post-High School Planning
  • Gather information
  • Make a wish list of characteristics
  • Research programs/programs/careers
  • Take ACT / SAT
  • Complete applications
  • Apply for financial aid

26
Things to consider...
  • Choosing a school is an intensely personal
    experience. Dont start out looking for the one
    best or perfect school.
  • Start by creating a list of characteristics YOU
    would like to find in a school.

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Things to consider...
  • Location
  • Academic Programs
  • Size
  • Cost
  • Atmosphere
  • Facilities
  • Admission Requirements

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  • Post-High School Planning
  • Gather information
  • Make a wish list of characteristics
  • Research schools/programs/careers
  • Take ACT / SAT
  • Complete applications
  • Apply for financial aid

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After graduation What?
  • Technical Schools
  • specialized, rapid entry into a career, hands-on
  • 2-Year Community Colleges
  • small campus, affordable, transfer possibilities
    to universities, associate degree possibility,
    extra-curricular activities
  • 4-Year Public Private Colleges Universities
  • wide range of extra-curricular activities,
    emphasis on academics, bachelors and advanced
    degrees
  • Work
  • Military

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COMMUNITY COLLEGES are not Remedial
Schools COMMUNITY COLLEGES are quality
community schools that provide fully
transferable coursework at significantly
lower costs
Admission Requirement High School Graduation
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Minnesota Cooperative Admissions Program (MnCAP)
A cooperative agreement among the University of
Minnesota Twin Cities and local community
colleges that guarantees admission to the College
of Liberal Arts after two years if certain
criteria are met.
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TECHNICAL EDUCATION
  • Public(ex. Hennepin Technical College)
  • Private(ex. Dunwoody Institute)

Quality and costs vary greatly - Shop Carefully!
Admission Requirement High School Graduation
33
Minnesota State Supported Universities
  • Minnesota State Universities
  • Bemidji State
  • Mankato
  • Metropolitan State
  • Moorhead
  • St. Cloud
  • Southwest
  • Winona
  • University of MN System
  • Twin Cities
  • Duluth
  • Morris
  • Crookston

34
Minnesota Private Colleges
  • 17 Private Colleges in MN including
  • Augsburg
  • Bethel
  • Hamline
  • Macalester
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • St. Olaf
  • St. Thomas

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  • Post-High School Planning
  • Gather information
  • Make a wish list of characteristics
  • Research programs/programs/careers
  • Take ACT / SAT
  • Complete applications
  • Apply for financial aid

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  • Use your LEGAL NAME when..
  • Registering for ACT/SAT
  • Requesting Information from Colleges
  • Filling out College Applications
  • Always use the SAME NAME

37
ACT/SAT SAT Subject Tests
  • Tests are offered on limited dates
  • Pre-registration is required(usually 6-8 weeks
    in advance)
  • All tests are given on Saturdays
  • SAT and SAT Subject Tests cannot be taken on the
    same day

38
ACT
SAT
  • State Universities
  • Midwest/Western Colleges
  • 80 of WHS students takes this test
  • New writing componenthighly encouraged!
  • Some Private Colleges
  • Eastern Colleges
  • Approximately 25 of WHS students take this test

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ACT
SAT
  • 5 Sections
  • 45 Minutes of English
  • 60 Minutes of Math
  • 35 Minutes of Reading
  • 35 Minutes of Science
  • 30 Minute Essay
  • 10 Sections
  • Most sections are 25 minutes long and students
    alternate between Math and English/Reading.
  • There is also an essay section

40
SAT Subject Tests
  • Special tests required by some highly selective
    colleges
  • One-hour tests on a variety of subjects such as
    American History, mathematics, and chemistry
  • Can take one, two, or three tests in one day
  • Juniors taking AP examinations might consider
    taking SAT Subject Tests in spring of junior year.

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ACT TEST DATES Feb. 9, 2008 April 12, 2008 June
14, 2008 October 25, 2008 December 13, 2008
SAT TEST DATES March 1, 2008 May 3, 2008 June 7,
2008
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Testing in the spring of Junior Year is highly
recommended
Often the scores will be sufficient for the
college the student selects. If the score is
not sufficient, there is time for preparation
before testing in the fall.
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TEST PREPARATION?
  • May be helpful for students who do not do as
    well on tests as they do on everyday schoolwork.
  • May be helpful for students with a specific
    admission or scholarship goal.

Examples Advantage Prep, Individual Tutoring,
Kaplan, MCIS, Practice Tests
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  • Post-High School Planning
  • Gather information
  • Make a wish list of characteristics
  • Research programs/programs/careers
  • Complete applications
  • Apply for financial aid

45
College Admission Criteria General Process
A holistic review of a combination of
factors Grade Point Average Courses Taken
- rigor of program and completion of specific
course requirements (including grade 12 no
slacking!) Test Scores Other . . .
Activities, Personal Statement, Essay,
Recommendations, Etc. Schools
46
Understanding Admission Requirements
  • Each school has very different admission
    requirements

47
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Admission has become extremely competitive!
Students interested in attending should refer to
the U of MN application booklet to help determine
the likelihood of admission to particular schools
48
Minnesota has Tuition Reciprocity with three
states
Wisconsin North Dakota South Dakota
Minnesota students pay MN in-state costs when
attending public schools in these states. Must
apply for reciprocity
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WHEN TO APPLY
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ADMISSION DEADLINES VARY Some deadlines, such
as Early Decision and specialized programs, can
occur in October University of Minnesota
priority deadline is December 15 In general,
students are encouraged to complete their
applications before winter vacation
51
ADMISSION DEADLINES Keeping track of deadlines is
a student obligation. The counseling office
requires 10 working days to process applications
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  • Post-high School Planning
  • Gather information
  • Make a wish list of characteristics
  • Research programs/programs/careers
  • Take ACT / SAT
  • Complete applications
  • Apply for financial aid

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Sources of Information-Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Night at the High School (January
    2007)
  • College Financial Aid Offices
  • Counseling Website

54
Estimated Annual Costs (per year) Does not
include books, living expenses, transportation
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FINANCIAL AID
Scholarships Grants Loans Jobs
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Calculating Financial Need The FAFSA
Families complete the FAFSA in February of senior
year. This form determines how much a family is
expected to contribute each year for educational
expenses.
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Avoid PANIC! Make an appointment to meet with
your counselor - early planning spreads the work
out. And Appreciate the Process. There are few
times in ones life when as many good options
exist!
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