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Title: 11th Grade College Information Night

11th Grade College Information Night
  • Fall, 2015

November 2, 2016
  • One year from today, almost all of you will have
    applied to college!
  • Now it the time to plan, research, without
  • Plan ahead to make next fall stress-free(er)

Decision-Making Process
  • Self Awareness
  • What do I want
  • College Awareness
  • Research Books, websites, visits
  • Plan
  • What do colleges want
  • Action
  • Applications
  • The Focus Junior year is Self-awareness and
    College Awareness!

Its all about fit!
  • A match to be made, not a prize to be won!
  • Roeper students are highly sought after!
  • Roeper Profile
  • Rigor/Philosophy/No weight/rank/Colleges attended
  • You are the customer!

Junior Year is Important
  • College decisions are based on grades 9-10 and
    11, and sometimes 7th semester (1st half of 12th)
    Check your transcripts this summer!
  • Grade trend is important
  • Consistent record
  • Upward trend
  • Continue meaningful activities
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Community Service
  • Start building/creating your resume

  • 10th grade Predictor for the ACT
  • PSAT
  • 10th grade Predictor for old SAT
  • 11th grade Predictor for new SAT
  • NMSQTNational Merit Scholarship 11th grade
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • SAT IIs
  • May be required
  • AP exams

  • National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
  • Practice for the SAT
  • High scoring students should take the SAT
  • PSAT results Initial student conference
  • Individual student interview
  • Go over PSAT results
  • Prepare for family conference

ACT and SAT and SAT!!
  • Colleges will take any and all for 2017 grads!
  • Old (2005) SAT given through January (2014
  • New SAT beginning in March
  • (2015 PSAT)
  • ACTTake in December, repeat in spring

ACT and SAT and SAT!!
  • ACT Preparation
  • Normed for Mid to end of Junior Year
  • Suggest December (ACT)repeat in April and/or
  • Test Information Release (Dec, April, June)
  • PLAN/Aspire ACT prep booklets
  • Test Prep Courses/Tutors
  • www.act.org

ACT and SAT and SAT!!
  • Old SAT Preparation
  • December or January
  • https//www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat
  • 2014 PSAT SAT prep booklets
  • Test Prep Courses/Tutors
  • www.collegeboard.org

ACT and SAT and SAT!!
  • New SAT Preparation
  • March, May, June
  • 2015 PSAT
  • Test Prep Courses/Tutors ??
  • www.collegeboard.org
  • https//www.khanacademy.org/login?continuehttps3

Send your scores!
  • Colleges will look at the best ones
  • Some will require all be sent
  • Many will superscore
  • SAT/ACT-at least will look
  • Some like to see persistence
  • U of M will require RECEIPT of scores by November
    1 (be safe)
  • Save

ACT Test Dates
  • ACT
  • December 12
  • February 6
  • April 9
  • June 11
  • Fall dates TBD
  • September, October, December (RD) Senior year
  • Test Center Code 230363

  • Test Information Release
  • Available for Dec, April and June tests
  • Additional 20.00
  • Cost for ACT Writing 56.50
  • Without writing 39.50
  • Includes sending scores to 4 colleges
  • Sending additional scores 12 each
  • Can send scores for free one week after testing

SAT upcoming Test Dates
  • Old December 5, January 23
  • New March 5, May 7, June 4
  • Fall dates (Seniors) October, November, December
  • 54.50 (can include 4 score reports)
  • 43.00 for New without writing
  • 11.25 per test/per school to send scores later
  • 18.00 for Questions and Answers
  • Available for May tests
  • Test Code 230363

ACT vs. SAT vs. SAT
  • Colleges will accept any for 2017
  • Take the writing at least once
  • Some colleges require 2 SAT II Subject tests with
  • Students are encouraged to take each once repeat
    the better test
  • Register online (well in advanceYour preferred
    test site)
  • Can register now for spring tests

What about SAT IIs?
  • Some selective colleges require SAT IIs for all
  • Usually student choice
  • May be required (eg. Math and physics or chem for
  • Consider taking in June after finishing the
    course or next fall
  • Check with the collegerequirements change!
  • Take on regular SAT Test Dates
  • Not with SAT
  • Up to 3 tests per date

Testingspecial info
  • Request for extra timecheck with Resource Room
    for documentation required
  • Fee waiverssee College Counseling for guidelines
    (if you qualify it also applies to NCAA, College
    apps, AP etc.)
  • Many colleges are test optional
  • www.fairtest.org/

Research Campus Visits
  • A must! Parent Student Bonding!
  • Schedule ahead ontact admissions office or
    schedule online
  • Two colleges in one day is do-able
  • Name on board, campus tour
  • Timing? Try to visit during Roeper breaks but not
    college breaks!
  • Prospective Student Days

Research Campus Visits
  • Information Sessions
  • Tour is necessary
  • Be on time!
  • Dress nicely but comfortably
  • No texting/cell phones etc. during tour!
  • Try it on for size!!
  • Meet prospective students
  • Interview students on campus
  • May be able to schedule interview Juniors may
    interview in May or after

Demonstrated Interest
  • Common App fallout
  • Colleges are all about yield
  • U of M doubled their apps in 10 years
  • Some colleges track demonstrated interest
  • Campus visit
  • College reps visit
  • Check your emails
  • Early Decision

Research other resources
  • Junior ConferenceConference Report
  • Roeper Record/Roeper email
  • Internet
  • www.collegeboard.org www.cappex.com
  • www.niche.com
  • Fiske Guide/Ruggs Recommendations
  • College Board/Petersons/Barrons
  • RANGE dream-possible-likely/high-medium-low risk
    (on several dimensions)

What about Summer Programs?
  • Consider for enrichment
  • Learn about campus life
  • Do NOT expect this to be helpful in college
  • Can be expensive
  • Consider meaningful community service or working
    part time (Harvard We love lifeguards and ice
    cream scoopers)

PLAN Financial Aid
  • Figure out EFC before beginning the college
  • Need/Student strength/talent Register with
    www.finaid.org, and also
  • www.fastweb.com. www.meritaid.com or
    www.scholarships.com for aid and scholarship
  • NOT the best source of financial aid
  • Financial Aid app in Oct. of the Senior year
  • Beward of scholarship scams!

PLAN Financial Aid
  • For an estimate of cost, check
  • Finaid.org estimator http//www.finaid.org/calcula
    tors/finaidestimate.phtml and/or
  • https//bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college
  • Or check each college websites Net Price

PLAN What do Colleges want?
  • Transcript through the Junior year
  • Rigor of courses/Grades/Trend
  • Test scores
  • Personal statement
  • We will hold an essay writing workshop in the
  • Recommendations from teachers with whom youve
    developed relationships
  • Resume Looking for commitment, leadership and
    time management

  • A Match to be made, not a Prize to be won
  • Your academics and test scores get you into the
    pool, your personal hook gets you admitted
  • Schools looking for a fit
  • Students are looking for a fit
  • Colleges want students to be successful and
  • Parents Always support and guide, but remember
    to let your child take ownership of the process

SummaryStudent Timeline
  • Make this your best year so far
  • (Take the PSAT) and prep for the ACT, SAT
  • Begin to visit colleges/College Fair
  • Develop your Resume
  • Consider keeping journal or personal reflections
    in preparation for essay writng
  • Counselor Meetings second semester
  • College Kickoff
  • Individual student
  • Family Conference

Upcoming EventsMark your Calendars!
  • Individual PSAT Meetings will start in December
    or January
  • Junior/Parent College Kickoff with U of M, MSU
    and Kalamazoo Reps
  • February 2, 2016
  • Metro Detroit National College Fair
  • March 20 and 21, 2016

Remember, Were a Tag Team! Were with you every
step of the way! Lets have fun in this process!
  • Patricia Bostwick, MA, LPC
  • Director of College Counseling
  • 248-203-7418
  • patricia.bostwick_at_roeper.org
  • Bridghette Parker
  • College Counseling Assistant
  • 248-203-7461
  • bridghette.parker_at_roeper.org
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