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2017 Junior Meeting Presentation

So, I am a Junior. Now what?

Stephanie bruce

on 5 March 2018

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Transcript of 2017 Junior Meeting Presentation

Preparing For Life After High School
Non-College Bound Road
College Bound Path
Mrs. Bruce A - Da
Military options
Technical Schools/ Trade Skills
Correspondence or Home Study Schools
Internships or Apprenticeships
Job skills from high school courses Eastside/Southside
Family Business Options
Entry-level job positions
Mr. Waldrop De - J
Mr. Schlich K - Ri
Mrs. Oliver Ro - Z
Pre-College Curriculum
2 Years of the same Foreign Language

Some out-of-state colleges require Chemistry or Physics
Students must successfully complete the following requirements:

- Earn 26 credits
- Fulfill the pre-college curriculum
- Earn at least a “C” average in four AP/IB courses (AP/IB Senior English, AP/IB Foreign Language, AP/IB Science or Math, one additional AP/IB course)
- Take three AP/IB exams in the courses listed
College Rep Visits
Financial Aid
What Can I Do During My Junior Year?

Start thinking about your options.
College, Technical Schools, Military, Jobs, Etc.
Research colleges/schools you are interested in.
Plan for college visits.
Practice and Re-take College Entrance Exams.
How are you going to pay for college?
Start planning for tomorrow TODAY!
Pick 3 to 5 schools that interest you. (Safety, Match, Reach)
Get an application for admission from the school's website or office of admissions.
Complete and return the application with all necessary materials that must go with it.
Necessary Materials- AT MINIMUM requires the application, transcript, official ACT, and application fee. Some colleges require additional pieces.
If your on free/red lunch check with counselor for Fee Waiver
Request a copy of your official transcript through Parchment on our TCHS homepage. Have your transcript sent to the school.
Get a housing application if you're living on campus.
Find out what tests are required at each college you are considering and the deadlines for submitting official ACT/SAT scores to them.
If you have questions ask your parents, guidance counselor, or an admissions director.
A transcript is a record of every class you have taken in high school and the grade you made in that class.

ACT and SAT scores will be on your transcript.

How Do I Obtain a Transcript??

Transcripts are sent to colleges through the online Parchment system located on our TCHS homepage.
Students create an account, select the colleges, and Parchment sends it to the college for FREE!
Make sure you are re-taking the exams for the best score
The next test date is April 14th with a registration deadline of March 9th
The summer test date is June 9th with a registration deadline of May 4th

Register for the ACT at www.act.org
Register for the SAT at www.collegeboard.com

Online registration is preferred unless special accommodations are needed.
Some out of state schools require SAT II’s, or subject tests. Check with your selected schools.
If you plan to re-take the ACT, aim for Sept and Oct test dates.
Ask your counselor about a fee waiver if you have free or reduced lunch.

Use the testing websites such as www.act.org and www.collegeboard.com for free test prep straight from the source!

There are ACT/SAT Prep books available at the TCHS Media Center.

Other resources are listed on our testing webpage such as paid services through KAPLAN or UK and the Saturday course at Sullivan.
If you plan to apply to several colleges, please consider using the common app.

This is one application used for many schools

Using Common App is free but fees to apply to the colleges are still applicable

If you are only applying to UK- use UKs application, not Common App.

Apply at www.commonapp.org

For a complete listing of schools that accept the common app visit this website.
College Representatives also make visits to TCHS Counseling Office
Most visits take place in the Fall.
The reps are usually from college admissions office.
A list of colleges and the dates they are visiting can be found on the TCHS website or counseling office.
Sign up to visit with college reps BEFORE the day they are scheduled to visit.
To sign up, see Mrs. Gilley in the counseling office.
Dismissal from class is at the teachers’ discretion so
These visits require proof of attendance from the university. Submit proof to attendance office.
Students can schedule up to 3 college campus visits
These visits can be used during your Junior or Senior year.
Try to visit colleges when they are in session.
On weekends, all you will see are empty buildings!
Junior Year- Research What Opportunities fit You!
Senior Bulletin- Scholarships from Community are posted on the Counseling Website/Senior Bulletin- updated often!
If application says TCHS can only nominate one student- tell your counselor if you want to be considered.
Look at our Scholarship Page
Look at Colleges Scholarship Pages- They all have them!
Keep your eyes open- opportunities are everywhere-
Target, KY Farm Bureau, Church, Bluegrass Comm. Foundation
Do some web searches through SAFE websites.
Do not give money to apply for a scholarship or share protected info such as your social OR bank account info

December 1st
is deadline to apply to
if you want to be considered for
any scholarship money.
Now is the time to talk to your parents about financing your college education.
Most colleges require the FAFSA
This is the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid
Apply online for the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
This application can be completed beginning October of your senior year.
In January encourage your parents to file their taxes as soon as possible, so that you can complete this form.
Remember- you must earn 5 credits each year to be eligible for KEES $$$
If you hope to play college sports, you must meet NCAA academic eligibility requirements.
Work with your coaches and college NCAA eligibility reps
Visit www.ncaa.org for more information and up-to-date guidelines.
If you are interested in playing sports send your transcript through Parchment to the Clearinghouse.
Register with the Clearinghouse to begin the process at the end of your Junior year.
PLATO courses, College Prep Math, and Dual Credit Math, and Eschool are not recognized by the NCAA for eligibility.
If you have additional questions about graduation, testing, or college planning or you fell asleep during this presentation…..


Stop by the counseling office and put your name on the sign up sheet under your designated counselor

Students must successfully complete the following requirements:

- Earn 26 credits
- Fulfill the pre-college curriculum
- Earn at least a “C” average in four AP/IB courses (AP/IB Senior English, AP/IB Foreign Language, AP/IB Science or Math, one additional AP/IB course)
- Take three AP/IB exams in the courses listed
All the links you need for college planning in ONE place!
Gary Martin College Fair at Rupp
College Application Week in KY
College Goal Kentucky- Help with the FAFSA
The most important part
is coming up!

On The Road To.......
Graduation !

Completed ILP
Completed Diploma Slip
26 credits needed to graduate
4 credits of English , 3 credits of Science,
Take Math every year*
Complete Alg 1, Geometry, and Alg. 2
3 credits of Social Studies,
PE/ Health, Humanities, and 11 electives.
There are fee waivers available for students with free/reduced priced lunch for 3 different items

NCAA Clearinghouse Registration

Fee Waiver-
See Mr. Waldrop to add fee waiver to your account.

College Application Fee Waivers-
Accepted by SOME colleges, but not all will accept the fee waiver. Only waives application fee, not tuition or any other fees associated with the school. See your counselor.

ACT Fee Waiver-
Students can use ony 2 fee waivers for the ACT and it only works on the test fee, not late fee or standby fee or to send additional scores.
Counseling Office Bulletin Board
Located in the front hallway outside of the Counseling Office.

You can find lots of information not found anywhere else such as summer programs and community opportunities, etc.

Check out this board often because it updated frequently!!!
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