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Title: WELCOME TO SENIOR PARENT NIGHT Author: Department of Information Systems Last modified by: Rochelle Fenlon Created Date: 9/2/2009 4:47:47 PM – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: WELCOME TO SENIOR PARENT NIGHT


1
WELCOME TO SENIOR PARENT NIGHT
  • The College Application Process

2
SHS GUIDANCE STAFF
  • Mr. Jim Collins A-E
  • Mrs. Jen Bohinc F-K
  • Mr. Ryan Wilhite L-R
  • Mrs. Margie Wilson S-Z
  • Mrs. Rochelle Fenlon Secretary
  • Phone 937-748-3950

3
SENIOR YEAR FOCUS
  • Grades
  • Rigor of Senior Schedule
  • ACT / SAT
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Update Resume
  • NCAA Clearinghouse and Athletic Eligibility
  • Apply!

4
HOW DO COLLEGES EVALUATE STUDENTS?
  • Academic record
  • GPA and class rank
  • Strength of curriculum
  • Test scores
  • Non-academic factors
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Leadership and service
  • Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Awards and honors

5
WHAT COLLEGE IS THE BEST FIT FOR YOUR STUDENT?
  • NAVIANCE
  • From Guidance page of HS webpage
  • Password / Username provided to students
  • College Search
  • Career Search
  • Scholarship Searches

6
Logging into NAVIANCE
  • Go to school web page www.springboro.org and go
    to HS web page
  • Click News Links on left
  • Click Guidance on left, then scroll down
    toTranscripts
  • Click on web address https//connection.naviance.
    com/family

5) Enter the user name and password provided on
pink sheet by guidance office to your student.
7
What do you want to be when you grow up? Use
Careers tab to explore career areas, take surveys
and find out about what you like.
8
Colleges tab helps you to search for potential
schools that match your career areas or just
search where you like. This is the main page when
applying to college and requesting transcripts.
9
How do I apply for college?
  • Go to college website
  • Click Admissions or,
  • Freshman, or
  • First year student
  • Complete on-line application.
  • The Common App
  • A comprehensive application system used by over
    500 member schools.
  • Create an account, complete process.
  • Complete FERPA consent form.

10
What is the Common App?
11
What do I do after submitting an application?
  1. Log in to Naviance
  2. Complete transcript requeststudent directions
  3. Request Teacher Evaluation or Counselor
    Evaluation if using Common Application
  4. Follow up with Thank You Notes!

12
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
  • WATCH DEADLINES!!!
  • Admission (early decision, early action, regular
    decision), scholarships, financial aid, special
    programs (honors programs, etc.)
  • Early deadlines for specific scholarship
    consideration or honors programs.
  • For example, UCs College of Design,
    Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)
    Typically, these applications must be submitted
    in the fall.

13
EARLY DECISION
  • Some selective schools offer an early decision
    deadline.
  • Applications are typically due around November
    1st to meet the early decision deadline. Usually,
    student finds out admission decision earlier than
    students applying regular decision.
  • Agreement to attend that university if offered
    admission. (This agreement is BINDING.)
  • We recommend applying early decision only if
    student is ABSOLUTELY SURE the school is his/her
    top choice.

14
TRADITIONAL DEADLINES
  • Early Decision/Early Action- usually around
    November 1st for most schools
  • University Financial Aid/Scholarship
    Consideration- usually around December 1st.
  • Regular Decision- usually around February 1st for
    most schools.

15
SHS GUIDANCE OFFICE DEADLINES
  • The Guidance Office requires two weeks to process
    application materials AND transcript requests.
  • If a student is applying early decision (November
    1 deadline), we must have the application
    materials no later than October 11 to guarantee
    it will be mailed by the postmark deadline.

16
PLEASE NOTE!
  • DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS PROCESSED
    AROUND THE HOLIDAYS, ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS
    MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE NO LATER
    THAN FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 TO GUARANTEE THEY WILL
    BE SUBMITTED BEFORE THE HOLIDAY BREAK IN
    DECEMBER!
  • This particularly applies to January 1 deadlines.

17
THE APPLICATION STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY
  • Complete the application- most schools prefer
    that students submit the online application.
  • If necessary, include resume and required essays.
  • ACT/SAT scores Test scores will NOT be sent with
    the transcript. Students must contact the testing
    agency to request a score report.
  • Request transcripts..
  • Include application fee (check) or pay online.
  • Submit your portion of the application to the
    university.
  • SHS School Code is 364770. Also known as the CEEB
    Code.

18
THE APPLICATION COUNSELOR RESPONSIBILITY
  • Transcripts
  • Student requests will appear via Naviance and
    Counselors will submit electronically when
    applicable. Some will require traditional mail.
  • College Prep Forms
  • Some applications include a school report or
    college prep form. Your students counselor
    will complete these forms.
  • Counselor will submit a copy of your childs
    transcript with the counselor portion of their
    application.
  • REMEMBER AT LEAST TWO WEEKS TO PROCESS ALL
    REQUESTS.

19
THE TRANSCRIPT
  • The transcript includes
  • Official grades up through the last reporting
    period (we include a copy of the latest grade
    card)
  • Official GPA and class rank through the last
    semester (current numbers are through the Junior
    year)
  • Senior year schedule
  • SHS school profile

20
RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Necessary?
  • Who should write the recommendation?
  • Teachers, administrators, employers, church youth
    leaders, etc.
  • Students should ask someone who knows them well
    and what makes them unique. Students should
    provide the individual with a copy of their
    resume to enhance the letter.
  • Ask in-person at least TWO WEEKS in advance of
    when student needs the recommendation. (Common
    Application)
  • Counselor will not provide student with a copy of
    the letter unless the person making the
    recommendation gives us permission to do so.
  • Follow up with at THANK YOU note!

21
COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS TO SHS
  • Who and when?
  • See handout.
  • College rep list is updated weekly and Miss
    Daniel sends as an attachment with the
    Principals Update.
  • We ask senior English teachers to post the
    updated list in their classrooms.
  • Interested students must sign up in the Guidance
    Office at least one day prior to the meeting.
  • Students may have three college representative
    visits excused. Students will miss class to
    attend the visits and are held accountable for
    the work missed in class that day.

22
COLLEGE CAMPUS VISITS
  • Students are allowed three excused college campus
    visits this year.
  • Parents make an appointment with the university
    admissions office and are expected to attend the
    visit with their student. Please give Rochelle
    Fenlon, guidance secretary, at least TWO WEEKS
    notification of your campus visit. If too many
    students are scheduled to be out for a particular
    date, the administrators may limit the number of
    students excused.
  • Mrs. Fenlon will provide your student with
    paperwork that must be turned back into our
    office no later than ONE WEEK before the visit.
  • Your student will receive a second form that a
    university official must sign as proof of your
    visit. This form must be turned into the
    Attendance Office upon the students return to
    school in order for the day to be excused and not
    count against exam exemptions.
  • All college campus visits should take place prior
    to May 1, 2013. Any college visits taken after
    this date will count against exam exemptions.

23
COLLEGE FAIRS
  • College Prep Night http//www.daytondragons.
    com/collegeprep
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • Fifth Third Field
  • 600-800pm
  • Cincinnati National College Fair
    http//www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF
  • Sunday, September 29, 2013
  • Duke Energy Convention Center
  • 100-400pm
  • Greater Dayton Area College Night
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  • University of Dayton Arena
  • 630-830pm

24
FINANCIAL AID / SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Financial Aid Night Wednesday, October 16, 2013,
    600-700pm in the SHS auditorium.
  • Local scholarship applications will be
    available beginning in February 2014. All
    applications will be on Naviance.
  • Contact the financial aid offices at the
    universities your student is considering for more
    information on scholarships available for
    first-year students.
  • Common question When do I submit the FAFSA?
  • You are not able to submit the FAFSA until
    January 1, 2014 for a student attending college
    in Fall 2014.
  • Please attend the upcoming Financial Aid Meeting
    for more information.

25
QUESTIONS?
  • Thank you for joining us this evening!
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