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Title: JUNIOR POST-SECONDARY PLANNING


1
JUNIOR POST-SECONDARY PLANNING
  • CLASS OF 2012

2
Outline of Presentation
  • Post-Secondary Options
  • Academic Concerns
  • Scheduling for 2010-2011 school year/Junior
    conference
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Community Service
  • PSAT/SAT I II
  • Exploring College options
  • Naviance-How to use it?
  • Campus Visitations
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Student/Athlete

3
Post-Secondary Options
  • College-Two or Four Year
  • Vocational/Trade Schools
  • Military Service
  • Employment

4
Academic Concerns
  • Transcript-what have I taken for the past three
    years?
  • Have I taken a solid college preparatory program?
  • AP, IB and Honors Courses

5
Scheduling for 2010-2011Junior Conference
  • Junior Conferences will begin January 27th, 2011
    each will last 30 minutes
  • Parents are invited to attend with their
    son/daughter
  • Course selection sheets must be returned promptly
    to facilitate the conference process
  • Brief overview of the next steps from this point
    forward

6
Extracurricular Activities
  • Clubs
  • Sports
  • Religious groups
  • Leadership in activities is an added bonus!

7
Community Service
  • Work without compensation
  • Examples of Community Service
  • Hospital volunteering, religious service,
  • EMT, schools (peer tutoring), child care
  • Soup kitchens, food pantries, etc.

8
PSAT/SAT I II/ACT
  • PSAT-taken in October-met in large group
    instruction with counselors and me to discuss
    results and what to do next
  • SAT I-Reasoning Test-Three parts Critical
    Reading, Mathematics and Writing
  • 800/each section of the test
  • Used by most colleges/universities for admission

9
PSAT/SAT I II/ACT contd
  • SAT II-Subject area tests-one hour-subject
  • examples biology, French, History, math,
    etc.
  • Most competitive colleges/universities require at
    least 2 since now the writing section is part of
    the SAT I
  • ACT-alternate option to the SAT-Consists of four
    multiple-choice tests English, Reading, Math
    and Science optional writing test but is not
    part of composite score possible score of 36

10
When to register?
  • Both the SAT and ACT are given in the Spring of
    each year. It is recommended that you take
    either both or one of them in April, May or June
    of the junior year.
  • Registration for ACT can be done online at
  • www.act.org. Registration for the SAT can be
    done online at www.collegeboard.com.

11
Explore College Options
  • Over 2,000 four-year colleges and universities in
    the US
  • Location
  • Campus Size
  • Reputation
  • Majors/Programs/Activities
  • Cost/Financial Aid
  • Admission Requirements
  • Environment

12
  • How to use the Naviance Website
  • You must have internet access at home in order to
    use this site.
  • Go to the school website at rbrhs.orgclick on
    Studentsclick on Guidanceclick on
    Naviance
  • Use the website to explore colleges as well as to
    track college applications and data, complete a
    self-assessment regarding personality type,
    establish a game plan, investigate scholarship
    opportunities, and much more!

13
Campus Visitations
  • Prepare for your visit by learning as much about
    the college/university
  • Take a tour
  • Meet admissions counselors and if possible attend
    group information sessions
  • Sit in on a class if possible
  • Talk to someone from the department of the major
    you are interested in if possible

14
Campus Visitations contd
  • Is there an Honors Program?
  • Visit a dormitory
  • Sample the dining hall food
  • Talk about cost of college and financial aid
    available to the student
  • Ask about the Freshman Retention rate
  • Double check entrance requirements for
    admission-Am I suited for this school
    academically?

15
Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Attend Financial Aid Workshop in the fall of
    senior year
  • Check Naviance for scholarship opportunites
  • Discuss the real costs of college-can we
    afford this school?
  • Investigate internet sites for scholarship options

16
Student-Athletes
  • Sign up with the NCAA Clearinghouse now if you
    plan to play intercollegiate sports either
    Division I or II
  • In order to sign up for the NCAA, you must
    register online at eligibilitycenter.org
  • (directions for this site are included in your
    informational packet)

17
TIMELINE
  • Spring, 2011-Register for SAT ask for teacher
    recommendations before the end of school year.
  • Summer, 2011-Request applications.
  • Work on College Essay over the summer.
  • September,2011-Meet with counselor to review
    college application process/deliver envelopes to
    teacher,counselor,etc for letters of
    recommendation.
  • October, 2011-complete applications/Early
    Action/Early Decision-check deadlines
  • November, 2011-submit applications

18
  • QUESTIONS????

19
Thank you for attention!
  • If you have any further questions or concerns,
    discuss them with your school counselor during
    your junior conference!

20
Workshop 730-800
NCAA-What do I do if I am Student-Athlete?
Michelle Melia-Monmouth University Associate
Athletic Director, Senior Women
Administrator Room 124
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