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GHS Class of 2018--Planning for Senior Year

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GHS Class of 2018--Planning for Senior Year
Reminders for your Senior Year
Sign up to receive text message alerts from our counseling department for senior year reminders: Text 81010 the following message: @18ghs2018
You must report all "A-G" courses on your college applications, and double check you have met all requirements
Colleges do not accept D or F grades-have a plan to repeat these to qualify for admission
Keep up a high standard of performance--you will show your senior courses in progress and need to complete them with continued high marks!
You can potentially qualify for more Cal Grant money (free money for college) with a higher GPA
Ask yourself--What school is the best fit for me?
Do your research!
What are the most important things you need to be happy?
What are the requirements at each school?
Note deadlines and application details for each school
Great tools to help in your search:
https://www.collegeboard.org/ (click on College Search)
http://www.princetonreview.com/college-education
Final Thoughts...
Plan for your future!
Advocate for yourself!
Stay organized and research, research, research!
Utilize all your resources
Visit your Counselor and/or your Academic Advisor in the main office with questions and for more information.
ENJOY THIS PROCESS!
College and life after high school will be here before you know it.
Your Guidance Support Team
Deborah Aguila - Counselor (A-COR)
daguila@guhsd.net 619-668-6048
Amy Steveson - Counselor (COS-HA)
asteveson@guhsd.net 619-668-6049
Julianna Manuel - Counselor (HE-MIL)
jmanuel@guhsd.net 619-668-6047
Laura Dawson - Counselor (MIM-SAND)
ldawson@guhsd.net 619-668-6045
Rebecca Vargas-Wilson - Counselor (SANE-Z)
rvargaswilson@guhsd.net 619-668-6042

Karin Dann Academic Advisor for 9th and 10th grade
(619) 668-6041 kdann@guhsd.net
Tom Fordham Academic Advisor for 11th and 12th grade

(619) 668-6043 tfordham@guhsd.net



What will I do after High School?
Community College
Grossmont and Cuyamaca - www.gcccd.edu
Meet with community college counselors regarding transfer programs to a four year university
Meet with representatives on campus this spring and next fall
TIP: It is good to start in the summer after your senior year if you are beginning a transfer program
Four-Year University
Application period begins as early as August 1, 2017
CSU and UC Applications deadline is November 30, 2017
Applications MUST be completed online
CSU: www.csumentor.edu
UC: www.ucop.edu/pathways
Counselors will hold application workshops in the fall of senior year
Private Universities
Many schools use the common application
You can get this at www.commonapp.org
You use the same application to apply for a number of member colleges
List is available online or in the Career Center
Other applications include The Universal College App and Coalition App
Information on private and independent colleges in CA can be found at www.aiccu.edu
Career/Technical Schools/Military/Other
Keep exploring your options! Use these sites below to help your search:

Career and Technical Schools
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http://www.khake.com/page4.html
Military
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http://www.military.com/
Explore Careers
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https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/
The Early Assessment Program
All CSUs will utilize the results of the new Smarter Balanced assessment (as part of the CAASPP) administered to all 11th graders as the primary basis for determining college-readiness under EAP (replaces the STAR test)
Determines first time freshmen as "not college ready", "conditional" or "college ready" for college level English and Math
See your counselor if you have questions about how else you can determine your college readiness
How will I pay for it all?
Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) during your senior year
FAFSA filing period is:
Oct. 1, 2017-March 1, 2018
We recommend completing the FAFSA as early as possible!
Financial aid consists of grants, scholarships, and loans
You will receive much more information about this during your senior year
Scholarships
Scholarships are constantly offered throughout the year locally, statewide, and nationally
It is best to apply to all that you qualify for. The more opportunities--the better your chances of being awarded scholarships
You should not have to pay anyone to get a scholarship or help you search for them
Find a complete listing of scholarship opportunities on our website www.foothillers.com, under Counseling
Get on the email list in the GRC to get scholarship updates regularly
Stay Connected
NCAA-Student Athletes
Check our website frequently for up-to-date information about the College Applications and Financial Aid process
www.foothillers.com, click on Counseling.
Juniors must be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center by the end of junior year
www.ncaa.org
Make sure you are taking the appropriate classes. See Mr. Fordham in the Counseling Office for more info
TIP! Schools will communicate with you through email. Be sure you have a professional email that you check regularly. If you don't have one, now is a good time to create one.
SAT/ACT Testing information
If you plan on attending a 4-year University directly after High School, you will be required to take either the SAT or ACT.
If you have not already taken the test, be sure to visit their websites and sign up for the next available test.
Also check specific university admissions sites for the SAT subject tests that might be required
www.collegeboard.com (SAT)
www.act.org (ACT)
You may be eligible for a fee waiver if you qualify for free and reduced lunch. Come see Mr. Fordham for more information
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