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ACS College Senior Night - UCAS

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ACS College Senior Night
Fall 2014
Eddie Wexler, HS Principal
Derrick desVignes, HS Assistant Principal
Laura Berntson, HS Counselor (A-E)
Jane Lowery, HS Counselor (F-Mc)
Tim Munnerlyn, HS Counselor (Md-Z)
Heather Kaddoura, Counseling Assistant
Sarah Robison, Student Support
Review of College Kick Off
Senior Meeting is Set!
Brag Sheet
Teacher Recommendations procedure reviewed
ACT/SAT Test Plan
Common Apps
College List Spreadsheet
2014 ACS College Kick Off
Are you on the right track?
Keep track of your points as you answer the following questions
Did you meet with your counselor last spring to talk about post secondary options?
A. Yes, we made a game plan for the summer and the fall. (4 points)

B. Yes, but I don't remember what we talked about. (2 points)

C. Who is my counselor? (0 points)
A. Yes and I have a better perspective on the kinds of schools that I will be applying to (4 points)

B. No, because of travel restrictions or other summer plans. But I did a lot of research on colleges(2 points)

C. No, but my skills at Candy Crush are solid (0 points)
A. Good, I've completed rough drafts and am now getting some feedback. (4 points)

B. Good, still working on a rough draft or have a good idea of what I'm going to write about. (2 points)

C. Really, we have to write an essay? I thought you were kidding about that. (0 points)
A. Yes! (4 points)

B. Close to completion just need to add a couple of things. (2 points)

C. Where is the brag sheet located again? (0 points)
1. Yes, the list of school that I'm applying to is nearly complete and is between three and ten. (4 points)

2. Yes (sort of), is a list of twenty schools too many? (2 points)

3. Not really, but we've narrowed it down to the East Coast of Earth! (-1 point)
A. Yes, we have worked together and feel confident in all the schools I'm applying to. (4 points)

B. Mostly, we have reached a compromise on all of my schools. (2 points)

C. My parents have notified me of my list of colleges...by email.
(-10 points)
“No matter what the nationality or gender of the student, no matter what the location of the university, no matter what the student wants to study, college is a match to be made, not a trophy to be won.”
The Process

- highly selective
Target (50-50)
- half or more of the students with a similar profile are admitted
Likely (safety)
- most students with a similar profile are admitted
Finalize List - College List Spreadsheet
Application numbers will vary from student to student.
The average for ACS seniors is 6-8 apps. (up to 10).
Important to have a balanced list.
Finding the Best Fit
Grades and Courses
Standardized Test Scores
Are You Interesting?
Personal Essays
Extra Curricular Activities
Teacher/Counselor Recommendations
College Needs
Are College Requirements Met?
It's "The Time of the Season"
Monday, September 1st
7pm - room 154
Financial Information
Standardized Test Scores
Monday, October 13th
In the meantime...
Follow up with universities to ensure they have received all materials. CHECK YOUR EMAIL and University Portals!!

Senior year is a full year… senioritis is not a disease, but if you catch it, you may have your college offer revoked during the summer!

Midyear reports are sent in January (includes second semester classes to be taken in the spring)
Next Steps
College Reps on Campus
Senior Meeting
Session A - SAT/ACT (152)
Session B - Common Apps (154)
Session C - Naviance (156)
Session D - Teacher Rec and Sending Docs
Session E - College Search Spreadsheet (155)
What is your Bottom Line?
Mock Admissions
The Guiding Principal
Why is your brag sheet important?
Book your Senior Meeting
Today's Workshops
3:45pm - 4:15pm - General Session
4:15pm - 4:40pm - Session 1
4:40pm - 5:05pm - Session 2
5:05pm - 5:30pm - Session 3
5:30pm - 5:55pm - Session 4
5:55pm - 6:20pm - Session 5

Goals for Today
Learn where to find applications
Plan required testing
Best Fit
Learn about Supporting Docs
Focus on your Bottom Line
An important message from the Principal
Did you visit colleges and speak with admissions counselors over the summer?
Have you completed your brag sheet?
How far along are you with your college essay/personal statement?
Have you narrowed down your list of schools?
Are you on the same page with your parents regarding schools and financing?
Finalize List
Three classifications:
Number of Applications
Understanding Requirements
Early Decision (Binding - Early Notification)
Early Action (Non-Binding - Early Notification)
Regular - (April 1st)
Standardized Tests -
SAT/SAT -Subject Tests/ACT/TOEFL
Supporting Documents
Personal Essays/Supplemental Essays
Teacher Recommendations
Recommendation Letter(s),
School Profile
School Report
Electronic vs. Fed Ex (100 AED)
What ACS sends
What the Student sends
Student then requests school to send supporting documents
Financing College
Decision Time
2014 College Kick Off
28 to 22 points = You're on the right track!

22 to 18 = You're getting there

18 to 0 = Lot's of work to be done

Got a Negative Number? Speak with your Counselor fast!
Guiding Principle
US universities 50 - 60%
Canadian universities 10% to 15%
European universities 10% to 15%
United Kingdom universities 10% to 15%
Middle Eastern/Southern Hemisphere/Asia universities less than 10%
Other (gap year, foundation year, applying now, or other) less than 10%
"No matter what the nationality or gender of the student, no matter what the location of the university, no matter what the student wants to study, college is a match to be made, not a trophy to be won"
A couple of reminders from last time
Essay Writing Workshop
Essay Writing Workshop
Register for Tests
Brag Sheet
Teacher Recommendations
Update Naviance
Check Transcript(s)
Sign off Sheet - Turn into Counselor tonight
Sign Off Sheet
Have you signed up for all required tests - SAT/ACT/TEOFL...?
A. I have registered and paid for all test. (4pts)

B. I know what test(s) and will register this week (2pts)

C. I'm on Standby for Sept./Oct. Testing (0-pts)

D. I passed my last math test, does that count? (-2pts)
ACS Graduates - Historically Attend...
Final Thoughts...and Questions
University Application Agreements
Turn into Counselor at the end of the evening. They will be returned on Sunday
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