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Title: College Application Night


1
  • College Application Night
  • September 17, 2015
  • at 600 pm

2
The College Application Process at Watkins Mill
High School
3
Post-Secondary Options
  • Four year Institutions
  • Two year Community Colleges
  • Vocational Schools

4
Use the Web to Search for Colleges,
Financial Aid, Scholarships, Career Information,
and more! SCHOOL CODE 210568 SAT or ACT
registration and College applications
5
colleges
6
about me
7
Ima Wolverine considers Towson University
8
How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?
Apply to 6-8 Colleges
Make arrangements to visit college campuses.
9
Colleges Im Thinking About
10
The school is a Common App School
The school accepts electronic delivery
The transcript must be
mailed
On the colleges tab click on college lookup to
find
application deadlines college addresses informatio
n about electronic delivery
11
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS VOCABULARY
  • Early Decision
  • Early Action
  • Priority or Early Notification
  • Rolling Admission
  • Regular Admission
  • Open Admission

12
Whats in a COMPLETE APPLICATION?
  • Application Form Biographical Data
  • Common Application (www.commonapp.org)
  • Application Fee ranges from 0 - 75
  • Official Transcript GPA Courses
  • Official Test Scores SAT or ACT
  • www.fairtest.org Test optional colleges
  • Essay Check prompts carefully
  • Letters of Recommendation teacher and counselor
  • Audition/Portfolio/Interview specific to
    certain colleges

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14
Common Application
  • www.commonapp.org allows you to apply to several
    colleges using a common application.
  • Accepted by over 600 colleges (Salisbury, UMBC,
    St. Marys, etc.)
  • The student creates an account using the same
    email address that is listed on Family
    Connection.
  • Enter Common App email address on the My
    Colleges tab under Colleges Im Applying To
    on Family Connection and then click Match. This
    links the Common App account with the Family
    Connection account.

15
If the school is a common app member you must add
it to My Colleges by checking the box on the
college search tab
16
On the Common App- complete the FERPA Release
under the My Colleges Tab
17
Match Common App to Family Connection Account
  • Watch How To video on Family
  • Connection Homepage

18
The UMCP Application
  • Priority deadline is November 1st.
  • Submit by this date for best chance of admission
    to be considered for Honors, Gemstone,
    Scholars, merit scholarships.
  • 95 of the class will be selected from these
    applicants.
  • Test scores need to be sent directly from ACT or
    CollegeBoard to College Park. Request no later
    October 1st.
  • Request official transcript no later than October
    13th.

19
On the University of Maryland application
20
At least 3 weeks (15 school
days)prior to the college application deadline,
submit to Mrs. Jimenez in Counseling
  • WMHS Secondary School Report Form
  • Signed transcript request form
  • Student Brag Sheet
  • If the transcript has to be mailed, a 9 x 12
    envelope addressed to the college with 3 Forever
    stamps or 1.47 postage on it
  • Transcript request fees first 3 are free, each
    transcript after that is 3.00

21
How to Request a Recommendation
  • Ask Early in PERSON.
  • Ask at a Convenient Time for the Teacher.
  • Use the Request for Recommendation Letter Give
    the following materials to your Teachers
  • Request for Teacher Recommendation
  • A copy of your Brag Sheet or resume
  • Addressed envelope with postage (if college
    does not accept electronic submissions)

22
SAT www.sat.collegeboard.org ACT
www.actstudent.org WATKINS MILLS HIGH
SCHOOL (CEEB) CODE 210568
Send Test Scores
23
LETS REVIEW Your Application Packet
STUDENT SUBMITS
WMHS SENDS
Official Transcript
(Transcript Request Form)
Online Application
Secondary School Report
Letter of Recommendation
SAT/ACT Scores
(Brag Sheet)
Application Fee
WMHS School Profile
Did your teacher send your recommendation letter?
24
Montgomery College
  • Simple online application. Can apply October
    1st! FREE for MCPS students!!
  • Due date for the Scholars Program and Macklin
    Program is in January 2016. Separate
    application. 25 fee
  • Students must take the Accuplacer if they do not
    have an ACT or SAT score OR if the scores are not
    higher than a 24 for the ACT and a 550 for the
    SAT.
  • Take assessment tests before class registration.

25
CAREER TECH SCHOOLS
  • Application deadlines- 2nd semester.
  • Apply to Career Tech schools after contact with
    admissions office.
  • Check MHEC website for accreditation
  • http//www.mhec.state.md.us/

26
On-the-Spot Admissions
At WMHS Confirmed Frostburg
Lincoln Tentative UMES, Coppin, Radford ,
Shippensburg and Trinity University in
Washington, DC Date/Time December
11 Application Fees Waived! (Trinity is test
optional) 1 letter of recommendation (1 from
counselor or teacher) Scholarships awarded
too More info to come
UNCF/MCPS/NAACP HBCU College Fair _at_ TBD February
2016 600-800 pm Grades 9-12 welcome
27
Free Application Help
  • October 13 at WMHS
  • 7 pm Rooms B118 and B120
  • No Homework Weekend Oct 16-18

28
Upcoming College Fair- MCPS Field Trip
  • HISPANIC
  • COLLEGE FAIR
  • Wed, November 11
  • The Bohrer Center
  • 930am-1130am
  • Permission forms due 11/6
  • Free bus transportation

Bring a bag lunch for the bus dress
appropriately.
29
Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Financial Aid Workshop
  • Wednesday, January 13
  • 700 pm
  • Presented in English Spanish
  • Bring your
  • Parent or Guardian
  • www.fafsa.gov
  • www.fastweb.com
  • www.wiredscholar.com
  • Scholarships link on the College/Career Center
    webpage

30
CSS Profile avail. in Oct. www.collegeboard.o
rg/profile 2016-17 FAFSA- avail.
1/1/16 www.fafsa.ed.gov
Financial Aid Forms
31
Notify Mrs. Prochnow of all college decisions
scholarships earned
  • Bring in copy of acceptance letters
  • Please report wait-list denials, too
  • Acceptance data tracked by MCPS
  • Scholarship data reported to Superintendent
  • Provide copy of scholarship award letters

32
WATKINS MILL COUNSELORS
  • Sabrina Murray A - Ca (Sabrina_C_Murray_at_mcpsmd.o
    rg)
  • Paul Young Cb - Gn (Paul_J_Young_at_mcpsmd.org)
  • Adam Saltzman (RC) Go - Jn (Adam_H_Saltzman_at_mcpsmd
    .org)
  • Christine Keller Jo-Mn (Christine_T_Keller_at_mcpsmd.
    org)
  • Kevin Horkan Mo-R (Kevin_G_Horkan_at_mcpsmd.org)
  • Tammy Wojtyna S - Z (Tammy_Wojtyna_at_mcpsmd.org)
  • Maria S. Garcia ESOL (Maria_S_Garcia_at_mcpsmd.org
    )

33
My contact info
  • Debbie Prochnow
  • Deborah_A_Prochnow_at_mcpsmd.org
  • 301-840-3957

34
Questions???
  • Thank You For Coming!
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