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Making the Most of your Senior year
Transcript of Making the Most of your Senior year
Next Steps to Take in
Your Senior Year
Going to Work
Class of 2017
Going into the Military
The contact info for recruiters from the various branches is on your handout
Sign up for the ASVAB test held on Oct 19th here at OHS!
Options After High School...
Going to Technical or Vocational School
Going to a 2 Year or 4 Year College
NISD COLLEGE NIGHT
Visit the Registrar's Office Located inside the Counseling Suite
Social Media Warning!
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Give teachers and counselors at least 2 weeks to prepare a letter for you.
Ask for letters yourself, in person, and respectfully!
Complete "The Packet" so your counselor can write you the best letter possible.
Know your deadlines!
NVC COLLEGE CONNECTIONS
An essential resource for any college bound senior! Representatives from Northwest Vista will meet with students during the year.
STEP 1: Senior Presentation/ College Connection Intro: 9/29/16
STEP 2: Admissions application on Alamo Enroll: 11/29/16
STEP 3: Connect with Alamo Enroll GO FAARR! module and test prep: 2/6/17
STEP 4: TSI Test (Need to complete test prep, must have Alamo Colleges Banner ID): May
STEP 5 & 6: Advising/Registration at college campus. (after mandatory orientation)
When: Monday, October 24th
Where: Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio on the Loop 1604 campus
O'Connor's Time: 7:40pm-8:30pm
Park and Ride available from Farris Stadium
Get info on hundreds of private and public colleges and universities!
The registrar's office does NOT send SAT/ACT scores to colleges. You must send them via collegeboard.org and/or actstudent.org
You MUST register and send your transcript to
NCAA or NAIA
See your counselor for more info!
Only submit letters if they are requested or required.
They loved your GPA, then they saw your tweets.
Admissions officers, employers, scholarships, and recruiters may review your posts and pictures - and sometimes denying you as a result.
Many programs, apprenticeships, and internships will provide hands-on training and education and can lead straight into a job!
Visit the counseling website at
contact your counselor
Sign up for the
class of 2017
"Too good to be true Tech School"
Earn an associates degree or certificate in...
Legal, Medical, Business Clerk
AND MANY MORE
Consider a recruiter or placement agency
Talk to people you know for leads
Intern or volunteer
Develop your resume and interview skills
Send AP scores too!
Janelle Appleby A-CA
Kellie Asterman CE-FL
Shanna Hewgley FO-H
Orlando Matta I-MC
Darrell Clarke ME-RAL
Debra Roland RAM-STA
Kristina Holder STE-Z
Kimberly Schmidt Head Counselor
Required for all Texas public colleges and when taking Dual Credit
Usually administered by the college you are admitted to.
Scoring poorly could mean having to take extra or remedial classes
You may be exempt:
SAT Math score of 500+ with a total composite of 1070
ACT Math score of
19+ with a total composite of 23
SAT Critical Reading score of 500+ with a total composite of 1070
ACT Reading score of 19+ with a total composite of 23
Unofficial copy of their Transcript
This lists their Graduation Plan
Grade and Credit Information
Junior Year Rank & GPA
Graduation Status Report
Your student received...
SAT Prep Session on October 24th
Cost of the session is $10, this includes the session, practice test & feedback, as well as light breakfast & lunch. This will be the only session we are offering geared towards this version of the SAT.
Please see Mrs. Ellis in B102 before or after school to sign up.
They loved your GPA, then they saw your tweets.
Admissions officers, employers, scholarships, and recruiters may review your posts and pictures - and sometimes deny you as a result.
Which option are you thinking of?
What jobs can you get with a HS diploma?
What jobs do you have now?
Visit: goarmy.com navy.com airforce.com marines.com uscg.mil
Can you name all 5 branches?
Where can you get technical/trade training?
Who's overwhelmed by this process?
How many have been to our website?
public and private universities nationwide
every Texas public university
Do your research!
Technically a BUSINESS
Read the contracts and
How many graduate?
Will credits transfer?
Do graduates get jobs?
Can I get financial aid?
Remember, for-profit schools are trying to make money.
Never rule out a school due to cost!
“My parents make too much money, so I won’t qualify for aid.”
no income cut-off
to qualify for federal student aid. Many factors besides income—from the size of your family to the age of your older parent—are taken into account. Your eligibility is determined by a mathematical formula, not by your parents’ income alone. And remember: when you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), you’re also automatically applying for funds from your state, and possibly from your school as well. In fact, some schools won’t even consider you for any of their
(including academic scholarships) until you’ve submitted a FAFSA. Don’t make assumptions about what you’ll get—fill out the application and find out.
Don't fall for the MYTH:
Senior t-shirts for sale in the counseling office!
See you at
Senior Parent Night Thursday at 6pm