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Senior Classroom Guidance
Transcript of Senior Classroom Guidance
What You Should Know
Are You Ready?
Graduating with Honors
A Review of
- Majors and educational programs
- Types of school and degrees offered
- Accreditation status
- Admission requirements
- Location and size
- Costs and Financial Aid
- Campus activities and support services
Using the Internet
- College Visits are considered educational opportunities
- Must complete Field Trip Form Prior to Visit
- Must turn in verification of visit upon return
Visit the College
- Guided Tour
Checklist for a Campus Visit:
- Meet with an Admission Counselor
- Sit in on a Class
- Eat in the cafeteria
- Meet with a professor in the area you want to study
- Visit the fitness facilities, library, career center, and bookstore
- Meet with Financial Aid Counselor
- What are the best reasons to go to this college?
Questions To Ask
When You Visit:
- What do you do on your free time or on the weekends?
- What are the average class sizes?
- How much time do students typically spend outside of class on classwork?
- What percentage of students receive financial aid?
The College Application
- Academic Record
- Class Rank
- Standardized Test Scores
- Extracurricular Involvement
What Colleges Look For In
- Narrow your choices
- Review college admission requirements
- submit all application materials by deadline
(What do you think they would want?)
Tackling the Tests
- created by Collegeboard
- originally developed as an aptitude test
- questions seek to root out innate ability
- measures "critical thinking" ability
- created by ACT
- Assessment test
- tests the knowledge you have acquired
- 3 content areas (Math, Critical Reading, Writing)
- 10 timed sections
- Strong focus on vocabulary
- 4 content areas (Math, Reading, English,
- Optional Writing Section (recommended)
- The score range for each content area is 200-800
- The 3 scores are added for your total score (2400 highest)
- The score range for each content area is 0-36
- Composite score is the average of the 4 tests combined
Which Admission Option
is Best For You?
Tips for Completing
- BE YOU
- Specifics, Examples
- Don't go way under or way over
- PROOFREAD and have an English teacher proof it too
- Give person advance notice
- Give them some info on you: help have details
- Check back to make sure it's done
-Don't choose family members
- Fill out a "Transcript Request Form"
- When you are ready to send your application, request Ms. Raines to send your transcript
- What do I do when they say they haven't received my transcript and I know I sent it?
Sending Transcripts and
- You must submit your SAT/ACT scores electronically through College board or ACT. They will not accept your scores off your transcript.
*FAFSA is FREE, don't pay anyone!
*Scholarships: check out college and BHS database
*Secure necessary forms and note deadlines
*Attend the Financial Aid Workshop- January
* Apply for financial aid in January:
you can do it before your taxes are done
Senior Classroom Guidance: Month of September
College Application Day: Friday, November 14th
Financial Aid Workshop: Tuesday, January 8th @ 6:00pm Porter Center
FAFSA Day: February
Important Upcoming Events:
BHS Student Services Website:
How to Contact Us
"Like" us on Facebook:
Brevard High School Student Services
Remember we are here to help!
How Counselors Can Help
Give students information on the college admission process
Give students tools to research colleges and careers both in print and on-line
Guide students in the development of their college list
Assist with applications as needed
FOUR TYPES OF ADMISSION PROCESSES:
* Start early
*Read directions and review info
*Proofread- and get another opinion
*Make copies of everything you submit (do it on-line: save constantly)
*Follow up- talk to your rep
From Application to Admission