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Parent Workshop Senior Class 2018 - Steps for Application season
Transcript of Parent Workshop Senior Class 2018 - Steps for Application season
Senior Parent Workshop
Mr. Hector Leon,
Director College Placements
College Application Process...
Senior Workshop...Set, go!
Teacher Recommendations procedure reviewed
ACT/SAT Test Plan
UCAS or other
College List Spreadsheet
Are you on the right track?
Keep track of your points as you answer the following questions
Did you meet with your
point of contact
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
point of contact
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.
“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.”
- highly selective
- half or more of the students with a similar profile are admitted
- most students with a similar profile are admitted
Finalize List - College List -
UCAS- October Common App. Dec.
Application numbers will vary from student to student. (eg. some students only want UK!)
The average for former INDUS seniors is 6-8 apps. (up to 10). "I do not recommend more than 12!"
Important to have a balanced list.
Finding the Best Fit
Grades and Courses
Standardized Test Scores
Are You Interesting?
Extra Curricular Activities
Are College Requirements Met?
It's "The Time of the Season"
Friday, September 1st : INDUSEAGLES2018 (buzzword)
Deadline: October 15th (Specialized Programs)
Standardized Test Scores
In the meantime...
Follow up with universities to ensure they have received all materials. CHECK YOUR EMAIL and
Senior year is a full year…
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 ( DO NOT confuse these with "second predicted" as well as second semester classes to be taken in the spring)
College Reps on Campus
like from now
The Guiding Principal
Why is your brag sheet important?
Schedule your Senior Meetings!!!
Goals for Today
Learn where to find applications
Plan required testing
Learn about Supporting Docs
Focus on your Bottom Line
Did you visit colleges and speak with admissions counselors over the summer?
Have you completed your
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?
Number of Applications
(Binding - Early Notification)
e.g. Oxford vs. Cambridge October 1st. (Office needs to know by September 1st!!!!)
(Non-Binding - Early Notification)
e.g November 1st in USA
- via Common Application Dec. 31st/Jan. 1st ( results start coming on April 1st) YES!!!!!!!!!
Standardized Tests -
SAT/SAT -Subject Tests/ACT/TOEFL
Personal Essays/Supplemental Essays
Transcripts, -- don't panic!!!
Electronic vs. Courier (980 rupees)
What INDUS sends
What the Student sends?
Student then requests school to send supporting documents
9th and 10th, 11th final and "
", LoR's and "other"
Class 2018 College 101 Presentation
28 to 22 points
= You're on the right track!
22 to 18
= You're getting there
= Lot's of work to be done
Got a Negative Number? Speak with your Counselor fast!
College Placement Guiding Principle
US universities 70 - 80%
Canadian universities 7% to 10%
European universities 1% to 3%
United Kingdom universities 10% to 13%
Middle Eastern/Southern Hemisphere/Asia universities less than 1%
Other (gap year, foundation year, applying now, or other) less than 2%
"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 principles to think about!
Essay Writing Workshop
Register for Tests
December **, 2017)
This part is easy!!!! ;-)
Did I say : "Update Naviance?!!!"
Schedule Appointments with
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)
Indus Bangalore Graduates - Historically Attend...
Final Thoughts...and Questions
University Application Agreements
from April to May 1st
Class of 2018