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Title: Welcome to Parent Information Night For Parents of Juniors and Seniors


1
Welcome to Parent Information Night For Parents
of Juniors and Seniors
2
Topics of Discussion
  • Guidance Web Site
  • College Search Visitations
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT test dates
  • Dual credit courses
  • College Applications
  • Transcripts (e-transcript)
  • Scholarships
  • Financial Aid

3
Starting the College Search
  • Now is the time for juniors to start looking at
    colleges
  • Attend the college fair on September 27th .
  • Search the internet, college handbooks and
    viewbooks
  • Explore careers and interests at
    www.kudernavigator.com
  • Visit a college in the spring
  • Visit colleges of interest next summer

4
College Visitations
  • Contact the admissions office two weeks in
    advance to set up the appointment
  • Contact Mrs. Hopkins for a College Leave Form (or
    print off of web site) and submit before the
    visit
  • Student must return a verification form on the
    day following the visit to Mrs. Hopkins

5
What to expect on the visit
  • Meet with the office of admissions
  • Take a campus tour
  • Meet with someone in your planned academic major
  • May meet with the office of financial aid
    (private colleges usually)
  • Attend a class

6
Tests for Juniors/Seniors
  • PSAT Wed, October 13th in a.m. for 10th 11th
  • PSAT is 13.00
  • SAT Reasoning Test and/or ACT take during the
    spring of the junior year
  • SAT/ACT retakes no later than Dec. of senior year
  • ISTEP retest for some on Sept 14, 15, 16

7
ACT/SAT National Test Dates2010-2011
  • ACT
  • Sept 11, 2010
  • Oct 23, 2010
  • Dec 11, 2010
  • Feb 12, 2011
  • April 9, 2011
  • June 11, 2011
  • www.actstudent.org
  • SAT
  • Oct 9, 2010
  • Nov 6, 2010
  • Dec 4, 2010
  • Jan 22, 2011
  • March 12, 2011
  • May 7, 2011
  • June 4, 2011
  • www.collegeboard.com

8
Dual Credit Courses
  • All are offered through OCU
  • SAT/ACT not required by OCU
  • C or better for eligibility
  • Cost 25 per credit hour
  • Enrollment for full year courses in January
  • Enrollment process
  • Credit transfer

9
College Application Process
  • What the parent does
  • Discuss college options
  • Visit schools with your son/daughter
  • Help your son/daughter organize materials
  • Support them through the process
  • What you do NOT do
  • Complete the applications for your son/daughter

10
College Application Process
  • What the student does
  • Watch the deadlines
  • Complete the applications
  • Apply to at least one sure college in terms of
    admission standards cost
  • Apply online and request online transcript
  • - OR
  • Turn in completed application to guidance office
    (MUST include addressed, stamped envelope)
  • Be neat and use ink if completing a paper
    application

11
College Application Process
  • What the counselor does
  • Completes counselor page and transcript online
  • - OR
  • Completes the counselor section or page
  • Prepares the official transcript
  • Mails completed application with transcript to
    the college/university

12
More on College Applications
  • Many colleges prefer on-line applications and
    transcripts
  • Is counselor form/signature page needed?
  • Thanksgiving is recommended deadline for
    submitting applications
  • If letter of recommendation is needed, allow two
    (2) weeks

13
(No Transcript)
14
Scholarships Financial Aid
  • Not much for juniors to do except maintain grades
  • Scholarship Financial Aid search starts in the
    senior year
  • Discover card scholarship is a national
    scholarship that juniors CAN apply for

15
Scholarships Financial Aid
  • Check scholarships available from colleges
  • Check web site for new listings
  • Local packet will be given to seniors in January
  • FAFSA on the Web Worksheet will be available in
    December with March deadline

16
General Overview of the Junior Year
  • Take the PSAT in October
  • Take an SAT and/or ACT in the spring
  • Start investigating colleges and careers
  • Look at admission requirements
  • Maintain or improve grades
  • Meet with counselor in the spring for course
    selection for senior year
  • Visit colleges next summer

17
General Overview of the Senior Year
  • Individual meetings with all seniors Sept/Oct
  • Retake SAT/ACT if needed
  • Applications for admissions completed 1st
    semester
  • FAFSA in January
  • Scholarship packets 2nd semester
  • May 1st Decision Date

18
Wrap-up
  • Anything not covered
  • Questions????
  • Thanks for coming to our information night!!
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