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Title: Juniors, Welcome to your Post High School Planning meeting with the MHS Counselors!


1
Juniors,Welcome to yourPost High School
Planningmeeting with the MHS Counselors!
2
The MHS Counselors have prepared aPost High
School Planning Bookletfor each of you.It will
be referenced in this presentation.
3
Post High School Planning begins withSelf
Reflection.
4
Self ReflectionWhat are my interests?What are
my abilities?What do I value?What are my goals?
5
NextWhat are my alternatives?Further
educationWorkMilitaryTravelVolunteer/Service
ActivitiesOther
6
Consider which alternative fits best forYOU.
7
Log on to Family Connection!
  • Complete the Do What You Are Questionnaire
  • Complete My Game Plan
  • Explore College Web Sites
  • Note the upcoming visits of college
    representatives
  • www.connection.naviance.com\minnetonka

8
Explore Websites
  • Family Connection
  • www.connection.naviance.com\minnetonka
  • Use your individual password
  • MNCIS
  • www.mncis.intocareers.org
  • The Guidance Office or the College and Career
    Center can provide you with the username and
    password.
  • Bridges
  • www.access.bridges.com
  • The Guidance Office or the College and Career
    Center can provide you with the username and
    password.

9
If you decide to pursue further education,
consider
  • Reasons for continuing your education.
  • The environment in which you learn best.
  • Your goals.

10
Educational options includeTechnical
CollegesSpecialty SchoolsCommunity
CollegesFour Year Colleges and Universities
11
Technical Colleges offer
  • Specialized training in trades, industrial and
    technical occupations, health, business, and
    numerous other occupations.
  • Variation in program length.
  • Private and public school options.

12
Specialty Schools offer training in fields such
as cosmetology, culinary arts, and visual arts,
to name a few. These are most frequently private
schools.
13
Community Colleges offer
  • Preparation for transferring credits to four year
    institutions
  • Preparation for entry level careers
  • Associate Degrees
  • Some offer on campus living

14
Four Year Colleges and Universities offer
  • Preparation in a wide range of majors
  • Bachelor's Degrees
  • On-campus living

15
In Minnesota, the public four year state
universities are located in
  • Bemidji
  • Mankato
  • Metropolitan (St. Paul)
  • Moorhead
  • St. Cloud
  • Southwest
  • Winona

16
The University of Minnesota has campuses inTwin
CitiesDuluthMorrisCrookston
17
In Minnesota, the private four year colleges and
universities includeAugsburg, Bethel,
Carleton, Concordia-Moorhead, Concordia-St. Paul,
Crown College, Gustavus, Hamline, Macalester,
Minneapolis College of Art and Design,
Northwestern College, St. Benedict's, St.
Catherine's, St. John's, St. Mary's, St. Olaf,
St. Scholastica, University of St. Thomas
18
The other 49 states have many private and public
colleges and universities as well!
19
How do I choose a school?
  • Make a list of college characteristics you seek.
  • Prioritize these in order of importance to you.
  • Visit the MHS College and Career Center and
    complete a computerized college search.
  • Research options via the internet and the MHS
    College and Career Center.
  • Visit Colleges.
  • Talk with parents, teachers, friends, college
    admissions personnel.
  • See your counselor.

20
College Characteristics to ConsiderMajors and
educational programsSizeLocationAdmission
PolicyCost and Financial AidCampus
ActivitiesSupport Services
21
If interested, sign up for a Resource Visit in
the MHS College and Career Center to get help
from a parent volunteer!(Stop by the College and
Career Center and a Parent Volunteer will help
you make an appointment and will give you a pass.)
22
How do I research colleges on the internet?Link
directly to the college's web site.orLink
directly to the college home page through Family
Connections.orLink directly to the college
home page through another college search site.
23
Some college search sites are
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.collegeview.com
  • www.petersons.com

24
At each college internet site
  • Get information about college characteristics.
  • Look for profile of accepted students.
  • Read through the information for prospective
    students.
  • Learn about student organizations, college
    majors, housing options.
  • E-mail your questions.
  • Take a 'virtual tour', if offered.
  • Read a campus newspaper.
  • As with all internet information, think about
    the source, the site sponsor, and whether you can
    confirm information elsewhere.

25
What resources are available to me in the MHS
College and Career Center?
  • College Handbooks
  • College Catalogs
  • Videos/DVDs
  • Computer Programs
  • Representatives from colleges, technical schools,
    specialty schools, the military
  • Mr. Trout, MHS College Counselor

26
What can I do on a campus visit?
  • Take a campus tour.
  • Investigate your academic program.
  • Attend a class.
  • Ask about financial aid opportunities.
  • Meet with an Admission Counselor.
  • Talk with students and faculty.

27
For information on financial aid, the following
web sites may be helpful
  • www.finaid.org
  • www.fastweb.com

28
Athletes
  • Register with NCAA after junior year grades are
    on your transcript.
  • Check http//www.ncaa.org

29
What do I need to do this spring?
  • Investigate alternatives.
  • Visit the College and Career Center.
  • Take an ACT or SAT test if you plan to go to a
    four year college.
  • www.actstudent.org
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • Read your Post H.S. Planning Booklet!

30
See your MHS counselor!
  • Make an individual appointment with your own
    counselor in March or April to discuss your post
    high school plans and to review your items on
    Family Connection.
  • Invite your parents to join you and your
    counselor for this meeting.
  • See Mary Jo Clapp in the Guidance Office to set
    up your appointment.

31
Attend the College Fair at MHS on March 24th!
  • A regional College Fair will be held at
    Minnetonka High School on Monday, March 24th from
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All students and their parents
    are invited to attend.

32
MHS CounselorsSonia Warmuth A-BuDan
Marek Bv-ErTheresa Exenberger Es-HerJill
Walker Hes-KMary Beth Wiig L-MolFarrah
Jennings Mom-ReKeri Miller Rf-StrKathy
Zenk Sts-ZPhil Trout College Counselor
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