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Title: Senior Advisement

Senior Advisement
  • Pathways to Adulthood
  • Presented by SHS Counseling Department

Senior Advisement Agenda
  • Senior Advisement Sheet
  • Senior Newsletter
  • Career Cruising
  • Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)
  • Sample Letters
  • Scholarships

Senior Advisement Sheets
  • Review credit information
  • Check social security number address telephone
    number DOB for accuracy
  • Review diploma seal
  • Make an appointment to see your counselor with
    individual questions

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Senior Newsletter
  • SHS Counseling Office publishes a Senior
    Newsletter monthly. It is distributed to Seniors
    through their English classes. The newsletter
    provides information on scholarships, SAT/ACT
    test dates, college visits, and tips for a
    successful transition after high school.

SAT and ACT Assessment Dates
  • SAT
  • 2007-2008
  • Test Date Registration Date
  • 10/6 9/10
  • 11/3 10/2
  • 12/1 10/30
  • 1/26 12/26
  • 3/1 1/29
  • 5/3 4/1
  • 6/7 5/6
  • ACT
  • 2007-2008
  • Test Date Registration Date
  • 9/15 8/10
  • 10/27 9/21
  • 12/8 11/2
  • 2/9 1/4
  • 4/12 3/7
  • 6/14 5/9

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College Here We ComeWhy go to college?
  • Think about your future (expected earnings
    over a lifetime)
  • Non-high school graduate 1 million
  • High School graduate 1.2 million
  • Some college 1.5 million
  • Associates degree 1.6 million
  • Bachelors degree 2.1 million
  • Masters degree 2.5 million
  • Professional degree 4.4 million
  • Doctoral degree 3.4 million

What does it take to get to college?
  • You need a plan
  • Preparing academically
  • Thinking about careers
  • Finding people who can help you
  • Learning about colleges

Career Searching on the Worldwide Web
  • Internet Search Engines
  • Alta vista
  • Excite
  • Google
  • GOTO
  • Looksmart
  • Lycos
  • MSN
  • Yahoo
  • Career Search Engines
  • Mapping your future
  • Military career guide online www.militarycareers.
  • Monster http//
  • My Future
  • Ready minds
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics http//
  • Career Mosaic http//
  • Healthcare careers http//
  • Career Cruising
  • Username shs Password tigers

Who can help you get to college?
  • First, your number one fan must be you!
  • See if there are mentor programs in your school,
    church, or community.

How will I choose a college and how will I
succeed once Im there?
  • Think carefully about what you want and need to
  • Start list of college possibilities.
  • Research the schools on your list. Check their

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Where will the money come from?
  • Look into work study programs.
  • Employers, private charities, high schools,
    ethnic organizations, clubs, trade associations,
    religious organizations, businesses, civic
    groups, private foundations.
  • Apply for local and national scholarships and
  • Check with colleges youre considering to see
    what other forms are required.
  • Get a copy of the Free application for Federal
    Student Aid (FAFSA), available online.

Scholarship Searches

How to avoid scholarship scams?
  • Beware of scholarship scammers
  • Free seminars It may be legitimate or it may be
    a hidden sales pitch
  • You cant find this information anywhere else
    Yes, you can! They dont know about anything that
    you cant learn on your own.
  • Youre a finalist (a contest you never entered)
    The caller offers to hold your award funds in
    return for your credit card or bank account
  • First come, first served This may apply to some
    legitimate forms of financial aid, but not to
    scholarships. However, legitimate scholarships do
    impose deadlines
  • Millions of dollars go unclaimed False! Every
    legitimate scholarship sponsor predetermines
    award amounts and works very hard to select the
    most qualified recipient
  • Its guaranteed Whats usually guaranteed is
    search results not scholarship money.
  • Well do the work for you, for a fee The fee
    may be nominal and the offer may come from
    someone sounding official so make sure you do our
    research before paying anyone to do a search for

GA College 411
  • HOPE Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally
    is Georgia's unique scholarship and grant program
    that rewards students with financial assistance
    in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at
    eligible Georgia public and private colleges and
    universities, and public technical colleges. HOPE
    is funded entirely by the Georgia Lottery for
    Education, which also funds Georgia's statewide
    pre-kindergarten program. Since the HOPE Program
    began in 1993, over 3.5 billion in HOPE funds
    have been awarded to more than 1 million students
    attending Georgia's colleges, universities, and
    technical colleges. You can benefit from HOPE in
    several ways. For more information visit

Taking Senioritis Seriously
  • Senioritis is a term used to describe the
    slacking off of some high school seniors during
    their spring semester or upon being accepted into
    college. Plummeting grades, dropping or blowing
    off classes, general of ambition, and far off
    gazes are just a few symptoms of senioritis. Easy
    to catch and difficult to get rid of, senioritis
    can be more dangerous than senior realize to
    their plans for the future. Senioritis has many
    side effects. As many as half of all college
    students do not have adequate academic
    preparation and are required to take remedial
    courses. Also, more than one quarter of the
    freshmen at four-year colleges and nearly half of
    those at two-year colleges dont even make it to
    their sophomore year. In an effort to prevent
    senioritis, many college acceptance letters now
    include warnings to students saying that their
    admission is contingent on continued successful
    performance. This means that colleges have the
    right to deny students admission should their
    senior year grades drop. Finally, just because
    you need to stay focused doesn't mean that you
    cannot have fun. You determine a successful
    senior year. Celebrate your last year of school
    by maintaining a challenging course load,
    attending football games, going to prom, and
    participating in graduation festivities, but do
    so responsibly.

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  • The End