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WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
Transcript of WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
The average is 5 - 7 applications
PARTS OF THE APPLICATION
Institutional aid is money the college may offer.
College Rejection Letters: How Parents can Help.
Do allow your child to process the information.
Leave it up to your child to tell or not tell friends and famiy members.
Remind child that rejection is a part of life.
Don't take it personally.
Encourage student to seek out other plans. (Safety school)
College admittance does not equate to self worth.
Rejection is the end but a bump along the journey.
Listen to positive affirmation or inspirational messages.
1. Completing the admission application yourself instead of your child.
2. Contacting the admission office yourself instead of your child.
3. Writing and/or heavily editing your child's personal essay.
4. Being unrealistic.
5. Making the college admission process your full time job.
6. Speaks most of the time at the college interview instead of your child.
7. Hovering over the guidance department.
8. Stressing their children about getting into highly selective schools.
9. Placing their fears onto their children.
10 Assuming big name schools are the best.
Do remind your child to clean up e-mail & Facebook account.
COLLEGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
DO'S AND DON'T
1. Do not make your childs admission your new your- full time job. This only undermines the independence your child needs to survive college
Do allow the perspective applicant do the work
2 Allow your child to lead the process
Financial Aid is source of funding from the federal government, state governments and colleges to help students pay for their education.
New York State Tuition Assistance Program:
A state sponsored grant based upon New York State net taxable income.
TAP is available for students attending college in New York
NEED BASE AID
Merit Base Aid
Need base aid is based upon financial need as determined by the federal formula.
Merit based aid is in the form of scholarships, fellowships and grants primarily based on academic achievement grades and / or community involvement.
Academic Merit Scholarship
Athletic Merit Scholarship
Artistic Merit Scholarship
claim to respect and praise; excellence; worth.
Need-based grants are more closely linked to family income and economic eligibility.
A variety of measurements; including family’s expected contribution, number of dependent family members, and student status, are used to calculate your need-based grant qualifications.
Grants: Money provided that you do not repay.
Loans: Federal loans are administered by bands and insured by the federal government.
Employment: Federal College Work Study is an employment program on campus that students may participate in based upon need.
Top 10 Admission Factors
Considered by Colleges
A reach school may be your first choice but is a long shot.
ou should have two reach schools.
Your chances of admission are far less likely.
Your GPA and test scores will place you in the bottom one-third of your reach school.
A target school is where you would fit in as an average student.
You should have 2-3 target schools.
Some admitted students would have a higher GPA and test scores than you, others lower.
50-50 chance of being admitted to this kind of school.
A safety school is basically where you exceed all criteria for admission, including GPA, class rank, and test scores.
In case more selective schools don’t admit you be sure you would feel comfortable about going to your safety school.
You should have 2 safety schools.
Personal essay (s)
Letters of Recommendation (Guidance Counselor & 2 Teachers)
Pay attention to deadlines!!!!!!
Complete CSS Profile
1. Not knowing your Expected Family Contribution (EFC): The amount, determined by a
formula established by the U>S> Congress, a student and family are expected to
contribute toward the student's education. The EFC is used to determine student's
financial need and eligibility.
2. Assuming you won't be eligible for financial aid
3. Focusing on private scholarship instead of need base financial aid
4. Assuming only disadvantage students or academically
gifted students qualify for financial aid.
5. Not paying attention to deadlines.
6. Mistakes are costly
Making a mistake on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — the form that qualifies families for federal grants, loans and work-study jobs — A prime example is FAFSA question number 28, which asks if the student will receive their first bachelor's degree by July
7. Students oftentimes misread the question, believing it refers to their high school diploma and incorrectly select "yes."
"If they select 'yes,' automatically they de-select themselves out from federal Pell Grant eligibility" and eligibility for the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Bedford says.
Another common mistake students make is incorrectly marking themselves as a graduate student, rather than a high school graduate in question 29, Bedford warns.
Woodlands High School
Dr. Joe Foy, Holly Gant Jones, Rob Dominguez & Leslie Levine
MISTAKES PARENTS MAKE ABOUT FINANCIAL AID
How to Apply to College
The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application
Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high school that help align students strengths and interest to post secondary goals and improve student outcomes.
FAFSA is the application used by nearly all colleges and universities to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs.
FOR STUDENTS ONLY
1. Not doing your college research
2. Missing deadlines
3. Student do not read directions carefully to make sure they
understand what items are need in order to complete their application
4. Forgetting to sign and date application
5. Forgetting to send SAT& ACT scores
6. Not cleaning up Facebook, Instagram, tumblr or other social medium
8. Allowing parents to have control
9. Not requesting info and communicating with guidance counselor
10. Fixated on one school ( need safety school)
1. Grades in all courses
2. College prep courses (AP)
3. Strength of the curriculum
4. ACT, SAT, & SAT II
5. Extracurricular activities
6. Letters of recommendation
7. Personal essay
8. Out of school experiences
9. Special talents or experiences
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University Centers & Doctoral Degree Institution
Over 7,000 degree and certificate programs
State University of New York
The University includes eleven senior colleges, seven community colleges, The Macaulay Honors College and five graduate and professional schools, located throughout the city’s five boroughs. more
are responsible for sending their actual application and some additional documentation.
are responsible for submitting standardized test scores.
are responsible for sending letter of recommendations and official transcript.
WHERE TO APPLY
A student who is accepted as EA applicant do not have to commit to the college (Non-binding)
Apply in November (The 1st or the 15th)
Response in December)
A student who is accepted as ED applicant must attend the college.
(You must attend unless the financial aid package is not sufficient.
Apply in November (The 1st or the 15th)
Response in December
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the only application used by the federal government for awarding financial aid.
A tool that allows current and prospective students, families and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending a particular school.
NET PRICE CALCULATOR
College Bound with an IEP or 504
Colleges design their own programs for students with disabilities
By law, colleges must provide accommodations for qualified students
Qualified students must provide medical or psychological testing within a 2 year time frame.
Your disability should not affect your application
Students must self-identify and self advocate