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Senior Seminar 2013

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Transcript of Senior Seminar 2013

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College Choices
Electronic Applications
Please move to the area where your counselor is located
TEST DATES

SAT
October 5 *
November 2
December 7 *
January 25 *
March 8 *
May 3
June 7 *
Take the SAT and/or ACT
The catalogue of the university you are interested in will guide you, but most will accept either test.
The GO Center (A-101) has registration material, practice tests, study material, and information about the SAT prep course which is given by NISD.
www.collegeboard.com (SAT)
www.act.org (ACT)
EXAMS
AP EXAMS May
Final Exams June 2-5, 2014

Visit Universities
Be realistic about your choices.
Apply to at least 3 to 5 schools
College Night:

* Tuesday, October 15th, 6:00-8:30 UTSA

Request an Official Transcript
This is a record of your high school grades and scores.
Order your transcript by filling out an order form located in the Counseling Office with Ms. Cardenas, registrar. (You must have a parent’s/guardian’s signature on file if you are under 18)
Transcripts are $2.00 each and the final transcript is free
You should order your transcript at least 3 days in advance of the mailing date.
Pick up your transcript, if it is not submitted electronically, from the registrar.
If your counselor must include an electronic transcript with the Common App or SENDedu you must provide your counselor with proof of payment for each transcript to be sent.

San Antonio Educational Partnership
San Antonio Educational Partnership
Ms. Lambert
Anne.Lambert@nisd.net
Senior Seminar
Taking a step toward the future
Mr. Proa
Javier.Proa@nisd.net
Ms. Hernandez

Deborah.Hernandez@nisd.net
Mrs. Guerra

Kristen.Guerra@nisd.net
Mrs. Carr
Lorna.Carr@nisd.net
Mrs. Switzer
Marjan.Switzer@nisd.net
Mrs. O'Malley
Nivia.OMalley@nisd.net
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Head Counselor
ACT
September 21
October 26 *
December 14
February 8
April 12 *
June 14
* Indicates test given at Clark *
SAT Subject Tests:


* Check with prospective schools to determine if they are needed

SAT and ACT Scores
* Will not be included as part of your transcript.


* Students need to request that SAT and ACT test scores be sent directly from the testing agency.


446261
School Code

(also called the CEEB Code)
Take the THEA test

(Texas Higher Education Assessment) Test
This test is required by public colleges and universities in Texas.


• ACT- 23 comp., 19 min. English and math
• SAT- 1070 combined, 500 Math, 500 Critical Reading
• TAKS –2200 Math, 2200 English
Language Arts with at least a 3 on the written composition
• Double check with the schools you are applying to verify the exemption
THEA Exemption:
Maintain or Improve your
GPA
• Students are ranked and GPA’s are calculated in October and January of the senior year.

• The Texas public college or university of your choice must automatically admit you if your GPA places you in the top 10% (7% UT Austin) of your high school graduating class, you apply no later than 2 years after you graduate from a Texas high school, and you meet application deadlines.

Be mindful of deadlines so that you allow plenty of time to complete applications and write any required essays.



www.applytexas.org
www.commonapp.org
https://SENDedu.org
Complete College
Applications
UT AUSTIN Longhorn Saturdays


* Longhorn Monday, Oct. 14th & Nov. 25th

* Longhorn Saturday, register online

www.utexas.edu

Texas A&M College Station


* Aggieland Saturday, February 15th

* Freshman Information Day, November 25th

www.tamu.edu


Visit Universities
Texas State University
* Bobcat Days
* Oct. 12, Nov. 16, Feb 22, and Apr. 5
www.txstate.edu

UTSA
* Open House
* Oct 19th and April 5th
* Spring Break Tours
* Campus Tours Mon-Fri and Saturday on Main Campus
www.utsa.edu/welcomecenter

College Visitation
This is counted as an non-absence and must be confirmed with college documentation brought to the attendance office or it will be unexcused.

Take advantage of student holidays.


If you must miss a day, pick up a form in the Attendance Office.

College representatives are always visiting Clark. Check the calendar in the career center, TV Announcements or www.nisd.net/clark.


Junior/Senior Parent Night
Tuesday, September 24, 2013


6:00 p.m. Clark Auditorium


Sending a Final Transcript
At the end of the school year, you must request a transcript that includes all of your grades and indicates that you have graduated.
The final request forms will be on colored paper.
* NO COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE IS FINAL UNTIL THE FINAL TRANSCRIPT IS SUBMITTED *

Letters of
Recommendation
Requests should be made well in advance of the deadline
(at least 2 weeks).
You should complete a
Credentials File
, available in the Counseling Office, for your counselor to have on file, to aid in the letter writing process.
Financial Aid
Financial aid comes in the form of grants, loans, work-study programs and scholarships.
Everyone should apply for financial aid.
Application forms for financial aid are called FAFSA forms and are available in the Career Center or online.
www.pin.ed.gov
www.fafsa.ed.gov
www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov

Scholarship Opportunity

Qualifiers: 95% Attendance throughout High School

80 or higher GPA from 10th gr. through Senior year

Commitment form completed in English 4 class and turned into teacher.

Must attend 2 or 4 year college or university (public or private) in San Antonio



Amount varies based on School you will be attending.

SAEP is a partnership of Educators, Businesses, Government, and Community Agencies

Demonstrate Financial Need


Selective Service
By law, at the age of 18, young men must register with the selective service. Registering is also required to be eligible for financial aid.

Junior/Senior Guidebook
To Graduate You Must:
Pass all required courses.
Pass exit level TAKS (New students to Clark should inform your counselors today if you still need to take it)
Earn 24 credits for the Minimum program or
Earn 26 credits for the *Recommended program or

Earn 26 credits with 4 advanced measures for the *Distinguished program.
* Eligible students may qualify for the TEXAS Grant *

www.collegefortexans
If you have misplaced your copy from last year you can access it at Clark’s Website through a link on the Counselor’s page or go to
http://www.nisd.net/clark/Counseling/pdf_files/Junior-Senior_20Book.Edited_August_202008.pdf
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