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Title: Welcome to Cinnaminson High School Junior Parent Night


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Welcome toCinnaminson High SchoolJunior
Parent Night
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PostSecondary Options?
  • Community Colleges (Associates Degree)
  • Two Year Private Colleges (Associates Degree)
  • Public Colleges/Universities
  • Private Colleges/Universities
  • Liberal Arts Schools
  • Ivy League Schools
  • Specialized Institutions(art, music, culinary
    arts, etc.)
  • Technical Schools

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Searching for the Right College
  • Speak to college reps during lunches in the café
    in the fall
  • Conferences with high school counselor come
    prepared to Senior Meeting
  • SuperMatch college search in Naviance will be
    done in April
  • connection.naviance.com/cinnaminsonhs
  • Use this tool to search majors, careers, and
    colleges
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • College search tool on website

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Searching for the Right College
  • College Fairs Campus tours
  • Speak with Admissions Counselors
  • Visit Financial Aid Office
  • Visit the Student Center
  • Speak with faculty and students
  • Read the student campus newspaper
  • Sit in on a class of interest
  • Visit the other side of campus (beyond the
    tour)
  • Refer to College Visit Checklist

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Searching for the Right CollegeNaviance
Highlights
  • Colleges (Tab)
  • Upcoming College Visits to CHS link
  • College Research Section
  • SuperMatch College Search
  • College Lookup
  • College Compare
  • Scattergrams
  • Career (Tab)
  • Do What You Are
  • Career Interest Profiler
  • About Me (Tab)
  • Tasks ()
  • Resume
  • Profile (GPA Rank)

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Things to Consider
  • Size of school
  • Location
  • Distance from home
  • Activities/Athletics
  • Public/Private
  • Housing options
  • Entrance requirements
  • Entrance difficulty
  • Reputation of School
  • Majors available
  • Financial Aid available
  • Cost
  • Campus personality
  • Placement office on campus
  • Resources available

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Understanding Admission Factors
  • Strength of Curriculum 68
  • Admission Test Scores ACT/SAT 59
  • Essay or Writing Sample 25
  • Counselor Recommendation Letter 19
  • Class Rank 19
  • Teacher Recommendation Letter 17
  • Subject Test Scores (AP) 7
  • Portfolio and/or Interview 6
  • SAT Subject Test 5
  • Extra Curricular Activities 5
  • Work/Volunteer or Community Service 2

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Applying to College
  • Senior Packets will be distributed to all juniors
    by the end of the
    school year in June
  • Begin thinking of two teachers who will write
    recommendation letters
  • College essays should be errorfree for
    submission (edit carefully)
  • Choose five colleges including Safety,
    Realistic Reach
  • Senior Meetings will be scheduled for every
    student to discuss post-secondary plans beginning
    in October
  • Refer to the Senior Parent Tip Sheet for ideas on
    how to support your child through the college
    admission process

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Applying to College
  • Develop and/or update Resume in Naviance
  • Plan to take SAT or ACT this spring and next fall
  • Attend Naviance training and take it seriously
  • Parent Naviance Night will be in September
  • Scholarship financial aid requirements
  • Visit www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov estimate of your
  • federal financial aid eligibility
  • Set firm dates for completion of recommendations
  • DO NOT MISS ANY DEADLINES

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College responses
  • Early Decision
  • ? Requires early application, commitment
    contract
  • Early Action
  • ? Requires early application no commitment
  • Single Choice Early Action or Restrictive Early
    Action
  • ? Requires early application colleges will
    restrict your
  • ability to apply Early Action/Decision to
    other colleges
  • Rolling Admission
  • ? Will be reviewed as received
  • Regular Decision
  • ? Check each college for deadline

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Common Application
  • The Common Application is a notforprofit
    membership organization that, since its founding
    over 35 years ago, has been committed to
    providing reliable services that promote equity,
    access, and integrity
  • Serves students, member institutions, and
    secondary schools
  • Membership open to colleges and universities that
    promote access by evaluating students using a
    holistic selection process
  • There are currently Applications to over 500
    members institutions.

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CAP Program
  • Program offered by Rowan College at Burlington
    Country
  • Students enrolled in CAP designated courses may
    earn RCBC credits for a fee
  • Must enroll by deadline
  • RCBC will issue transcript upon request
  • CAP payments are nonrefundable
  • CAP credits may or may not be accepted
  • Students responsibility to contact college
    regarding their policies

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SAT vs. ACT
  • FourSection Test
  • Timing
  • (3) 35 minute sections
  • (1) 60 minute section
  • Achievement Test
  • Math up to Trigonometry
  • Reading passages from Prose Fiction, Social
    Science, Humanities Natural Science
  • English grammar
  • Science charts experiments
  • TenSection Test
  • Timing
  • (7) 25 minute sections
  • (2) 20 minute sections
  • (1) 10 minute section
  • Reasoning Test
  • Math up to Algebra 2 9th grade Geometry
  • Reading sentence completion, critical reading,
    comprehension

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Redesigned SAT (March 2016)
  • No wrong answer penalty
  • Score is based out of 1600, 800 for Evidence
    Based Reasoning and Writing and 800 for Math
  • Optional Essay-will receive a separate score
  • Content of Redesigned SAT
  • 1 Evidence Based Reading and Writing Test
  • 65 Minute Reading Section, 35 minute language and
    writing section
  • 1 Math test
  • 55 minute section with calculator
  • 25 minute section without calculator
  • 4 answer choices for multiple choice questions

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NJ STARS
  • Scholarship program
  • New Jersey residents that covers the cost of
    tuition at New Jersey's 19 community colleges.
  • Top 15 percent of their high school class from
    junior year
  • Five (5) semesters of eligibility for NJ STARS.

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NJ STARS II
  • Scholarship towards a Bachelor's Degree
  • New Jersey community college NJ STARS students
    who earn their associate's degrees with a 3.25
    grade point average or better are eligible
  • Up to a 2,500 per year NJ STARS II scholarship
  • Any New Jersey public or independent NJ
    TAG-participating four-year college or
    university.

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Financial Aid
  • Sources of Aid
  • Types of Financial Aid
  • Federal
  • State of New Jersey
  • College/University
  • Outside Organizations
  • Civil organizations (Rotary)
  • Parents Employer
  • High school awards
  • Grants (Need based)
  • Scholarships
  • Employment Opportunities
  • WorkStudy

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Websites
Parents Guide to College Awareness and
Planning http//www.nacacnet.org/research/Publica
tionsResources/Marketplace/student/Pages/GuidingEd
ucation.aspx SAT Registration https//www.colleg
eboard.org/ PSAT results College Search
Planning Resource www.collegeboard.com/quickstart
ACT Registration http//www.actstudent.org/ Na
viance College Career Readiness
Solutions connection.naviance.com/cinnaminsonhs
Financial Aid Estimate of your Federal
Financial Aid Eligibility www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
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College Planning Summary
  • Communicate with counselor
  • ? Understand admission factors
  • ? Explore your options early
  • Keep information organized
  • ? Develop a financial plan
  • ? Deadlines are critical
  • ? Visit, visit, visit!

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Thank you for coming! Please fill out the
survey.
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Questions Comments
  • Donna Lobascio (T-Z)
  • lobasciod_at_cinnaminson.com
  • Alexis Mancinelli (A-J)
  • mancinellia_at_cinnaminson.com
  • Crystal Widmann (K-S)
  • widmannc_at_cinnaminson.com
  • Randy Krakower (Ms. Widmanns replacement)
  • krakowerr_at_Cinnaminson.com
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