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Title: preparing for senior year


1
Poway High School
  • preparing for senior year

2
PHS Counseling
  • Jesse Luna A-Er
  • Lauren Whitfield Es-La
  • Blanca Arreguin Le-Ra
  • Jerilyn Padua Reyes Re-Z
  • Email first initial last name _at_powayusd.com

3
Overview
  • Counselors as a Resource
  • College Application Process
  • Letter of Recommendation Process
  • Transcript Requests/Test Scores
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Community College

4
Counselors as a Resource
  • Support students in their post secondary plans
    throughout senior year
  • Student open office hours at break/lunch/after
    school or by appointment
  • Information disseminated through the PHS website,
    E-weekly updates, mail, and daily announcements
  • Workshops to support post high school plans
  • Senior class visits

5
Transcript Review
  • How to read a six semester transcript
  • Credit deficiency plans
  • CAHSEE
  • 230 credits to walk the line
  • Repeating a class

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What should I be doing now?
  • Finalize 3 Tiered List of Colleges
  • Reach (1-2)
  • Probable (2-4)
  • Safe (2-3)
  • Admission rates
  • Average GPA/test scores
  • Comprehensive review factors
  • Freshman profiles from previous years
  • Reference books in Titan Center
  • Online statistics

8
CSU System Applications
  • Application Window 10/1 11/30
  • Admission factors G.P.A./ SAT or ACT
  • NO LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION or TRANSCRIPT

9
UC System Applications
  • Application Window Opens 08/1 11/30
  • Submission Window 11/01-11/30
  • Required Personal Statement
  • SAT or ACT with writing
  • SAT II (Optional)
  • NO LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION or TRANSCRIPT

10
New UC Math Rule
  • Fall 2015 applicants and thereafter All
    applicants must complete a Geometry course. The
    omission of Geometry cannot be validated by a
    higher level math course.
  • Recommended If you took Geometry in Middle
    School- contact our Registrar (Mrs. Gutkowski) to
    obtain the Student Request to ADD 8th Grade
    Course to HS Transcript form.

11
Common Application
  • Over 500 private colleges are Common Application
    members
  • Complete 1 application for all schools
  • Application includes
  • First year application
  • Secondary School Report
  • 2 Academic Teacher Evaluations
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Transcript
  • Final Report
  • www.commonapp.org

12
Other Private Colleges
  • Review college website(s) to identify application
    requirements and deadlines
  • Many require a letter of recommendation

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Letter of Rec Process
  • All of the following documents MUST be completed
    and turned into your counselor for a letter to be
    written.
  • Step 1 FERPA Waiver
  • Step 2 College Information Form
  • Step 3 Personal Information Form
  • Step 4 Parent Brag Sheet
  • Step 5 Teacher Input Forms
  • Step 6 Purchase Official Transcript
  • Step 7 Resume/Extracurricular Log (Optional)

AFTER submitting all necessary paperwork, allow
counselors teachers THREE weeks to write
letter
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Transcripts
  • For any Common Application and/or SENDedu schools
    you are applying to, pay for your transcript at
    the PHS Finance Office and bring the receipt to
    your counselor.
  • For all other colleges (non Common Application
    schools), order and send your transcript via
    www.parchment.com.
  • The cost is 5 per transcript

16
Test Scores
  • SAT/SAT II/AP/ scores need to be sent
    electronically
  • www.collegeboard.org
  • ACT
  • www.actstudent.org
  • NOTE UCs and CSUs DO NOT require a transcript
    as part of the initial application
  • Transcripts MAY be requested by the college after
    the student has submitted their application

17
Financial Aid Scholarships
  • FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Work Study, Student/Parent Loans, Pell Grants
  • Easily Accessible Whole process completed online
  • Research scholarship opportunities throughout
    senior year
  • PHS Counseling Office Scholarship Deadline Log
  • Attend Financial Aid Night
  • Thursday, January 8th 2015 _at_ 600 p.m. (RBHS-PAC)

18
Reminders
  • Register for SAT/SAT II Subject Tests/ACT
  • CSU/UC December last test date for seniors
    October for select campuses including SDSU and
    Cal Poly, SLO
  • Request Letters of Recommendation by Nov. 1st
  • Establish Personal Identification Number (PIN) at
    www.fafsa.ed.gov

19
Reminders
  • GPA verification for Cal Grant sent automatically
    by PHS Registrar
  • CSU/UC acceptance letters arrive by March 31st
  • Return Student Intent to Register (SIR) by May
    1st with tuition deposit
  • Request a final transcript at www.parchment.com
    be sent to college of your choice

20
NCAA (College Athletics)
  • Registration Checklist Below is a list of items
    you may want to have prepared prior to beginning
    your registration with the NCAA Eligibility
    Center.
  • Valid Email Address
  • Personal Information
  • Education History/Test Scores
  • Sports Participation History
  • Payment (registration fee is 70)
  • www. eligibilitycenter.org

21
Workshops
  • In the Titan Center afterschool
  • Common Application Workshop
  • Thursday, September 25th
  • Palomar Community College Information Session
  • Thursday, October 9th
  • University Of California Application Workshop
  • Thursday, October 16th
  • California State University Application Workshop
  • Thursday, October 21st
  • College Application Support
  • Monday, November 17th (in the Library)

22
SD Community Colleges
  • Feeder Colleges
  • Palomar College
  • Miramar College
  • Other
  • City College
  • Grossmont College
  • Mesa College
  • Mira Costa College

23
Community College
  • 2/3 years and transfer (TAG, IGETC, AA-T/AS-T,
    TAP)
  • UCs and CSUs take CC transfers before other
    applicants
  • Many certificate and vocational careers are
    offered
  • Each campus has specialty programs

24
Pros/Cons
  • Pros
  • Class size (no 200-600 person lecture)
  • More choices at transfer time for the same GPA as
    in HS
  • Same degree at the end of 4 years
  • Cons
  • Commuter school (most no dorms)
  • Missing excitement of 4 year school
  • Need to transfer part way through

25
Timeline
  • Application Period
  • February 2015 August 2015
  • Placement Exam
  • February 2015 (TBD) at PHS
  • Or by appointment at a local community college
  • Register for Fall classes
  • Need to complete EAP exam before registration for
    classes
  • Registering for courses varies for each college

26
Important Dates
  • Palomar College Information Session
  • Thursday, October 9th, 2014
  • (In the Titan Center _at_ 215 p.m.)
  • EAP Exam
  • February 2015
  • Community College Mini Fair
  • February 2015
  • Community College Orientation
  • June 2015 (sign up at the community college)

27
Workshops
  • ASVAB
  • Tuesday, December 9th
  • Test Begins at 730 a.m.
  • Sign-up in the Counseling Office
  • Attend Financial Aid Night
  • Thursday, January 8th
  • RBHS PAC at 600 p.m.

28
Class of 2015
  • GRADUATION!!

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Questions
  • ?
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