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College Counseling Senior Meeting

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Rich Majerus

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Transcript of College Counseling Senior Meeting

College Counseling
Senior Meeting
September 2, 2014
Common App
Teacher Recommendations
Standardized Tests
NCAA Clearinghouse
Campus Visits & Interviews
Draft of College Applications
Schedule a Meeting with your
College Counselor
SAT Registration:

ACT Registration:

Method Test Prep:

Common Application:


NCAA Clearinghouse:

Fair Test:

Do any of the colleges that you are applying to require subject tests?

Are any of the colleges that you are applying to test optional?
Questions to Consider
Early Decision is a binding agreement between student and college/university. Early Action is non-binding.
What is the maximum number of words you are allowed for your Common Application personal statement?
Question 2:
What is the CEEB code for MBS?
310845 College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB)
Question 3:
How many colleges use the Common Application?
Question 4:
College Application List
Dates & Deadlines
Campus Visit Summary:
- Can you call this campus home?
- Don't base your entire experience on the tour guide
- Research the college prior to visiting
- Seek out information from multiple sources
Ms. Noreen Cassidy
973-539-3032, x551
Mr. Keith Vassall
Associate Director
973-539-3032, x504
Ms. Roslyn Estrada
Associate Director
973-539-3032, x553
Teacher Rec Forms: 9/12

ACT Dates: 9/13 & 10/25

SAT Dates: 10/11 & 11/8

EA/ED Application Drafts: 10/1

RD Application Drafts: 12/2

Example Interview Questions:

Why are you considering this college?
What makes you think that this college would be a good match?
Where else are you applying and why?
What do you hope to major in? What do you expect to be doing ten years from now?
How do you define “success?”
What have you liked or disliked about your school?
What would you change?
How would you describe yourself to someone who did not know you?
What newspapers and magazines do you read?
What books not required for school have you read recently?
What television shows do you watch?
Tell us about your family.How do you spend a typical afternoon after school? Evening? Weekend?
What extracurricular activities have you found most satisfying?
What are your strengths? Weaknesses?
What has been your proudest achievement so far?
If you could talk with any one living (or deceased) person, whom would it be and why?
What events have been crucial in your life?
What is the most important thing you’ve learned in high school?
What mark do you feel you’ve left on your school?
What do you want to get out of your college experience?
What about you is unique?
What could you contribute to our college community?
Talk about a significant challenge you have encountered.
Is there anything you’d like to tell us about your transcript?
What is your greatest passion?
How would your friends describe you?
If you had high school to do over again, what might you have done differently?
What are your goals for your senior year?

(From the Emma Willard School: http://www.emmawillard.org/faqs/college-resources/college-interview)
Colleges Tab in Naviance
College Interviews:
- Required, Recommended or Optional
- Alumni or On-Campus
- Informational or Evaluative
- Research, Prepare and Practice
Other Opportunities:
- Open Houses
- Local Receptions
- Regional Interviews
- Information Sessions
- Online
- At MBS


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