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College Night for Juniors and Their Families

Countdown to College for Juniors and their Families
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Dana Ponsky

on 7 December 2016

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Transcript of College Night for Juniors and Their Families

The Right Attitude
Where to go
from here?
Gap-Year
College/University
Keep an open mind
Make an honest assessment of self
The Journey Starts Here:
The Countdown to College Begins!

Have honest conversations about the future
Remember:
Students - you are the ones in charge of the process!!
What to Think About
Course of Study
School/Program Location
Student Body
Campus/Program Size
Environment
Selectivity
The 5 P's: Person
Place
Program
People
Price
Overview of
the Next Year
Develop college/program lists
Visit colleges and arrange interview
Create detailed resume
Register for SAT/ACT/Subject Tests
Understand financial aid options
Meet with your counselor REGULARLY
This Semester &
Summer
Maintain good study skills and achieve best grades
Determine test schedule for spring semester
Actively participate in College Readiness sessions
Athletes - tape all sporting events, contact coaches, attend showcases when possible
Prepare for SAT/ACT/SAT IIs/APs
ALL STUDENTS SHOULD TAKE AT LEAST 1 TEST BEFORE END OF 11TH GRADE!
Start summer plans now - Keep note of deadlines
Internships/Jobs
COMMUNITY SERVICE!
College programs (research, major exploration)
Online
Resources
connection.naviance.com/bullis
cappex.com
nacacnet.org
collegeboard.com & actstudent.org
fastweb.com
fafsa.gov
Thank you!
Post-Graduate (PG) Year
Establish strong relationships with teachers
Presented by:
Allison Davison - Assistant Director of College Counseling
Lynn Kittel - Co-Director of College Counseling
Dana Ponsky - Co-Director of College Counseling
Cathy Lymon - Administrative Assistant of College Counseling
Remember:
Students - You are the ones in charge of the process!
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