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College Counseling Office. Located in Southeast Corner of Main Building Dr. John Berna, Sr. Counselor / Director, College Counseling (267) 515-5994 [email protected] Ms. Amy Romm, College Admission Counselor (215) 978-1982 [email protected]

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College Counseling Office

Located in Southeast Corner of Main Building

Dr. John Berna, Sr. Counselor / Director, College Counseling

(267) 515-5994 [email protected]

Ms. Amy Romm, College Admission Counselor

(215) 978-1982 [email protected]

Ms. Courtney Pinto, College Admission Counselor

(215) 978-1953 [email protected]

Mark Halligan, College Admission Counselor

(215) 978-1965 [email protected]

Mrs. Alice Welsh, Administrative Assistant

(215) 978-1966 [email protected]


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Tonight’s Itinerary

  • Introduction to College Admissions Process

  • Thinking outside the Box

  • Introduction to Family Connection

  • Senior Course Registration

  • Questions & Answers

  • Dr. Patricia Sisca Pace : “SAT Retreat”


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Class of 2009 Applications

  • 237 Students

  • 1,524 applications submitted

  • 1,083 acceptances received

  • Into 208 different colleges

  • Average student applied to 6.4 Colleges


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Class of 2009 Acceptances

SJP students matriculated at 94 different schools:

  • 38 Private Schools, non-Catholic

  • 28 State Related

  • 25 Catholic Schools (10 Jesuit)

  • 1 Post Grad Prep School

  • 2 Military Academies


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Most Popular in 2009 (Accept / Attend)

  • Pennsylvania State Univ. (79 / 22)

  • Saint Joseph's University (84 / 20)

  • Fordham University (61 / 14)

  • Rutgers University of NJ (15 / 10)

  • Temple University (34 / 9)

  • Georgetown University (14 / 8)

  • The University of Scranton (51 / 7)


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Most Popular in 2009 (Accept & Attend)

8. Drexel University (55 / 7)

9. University of Pittsburgh (54 / 6)

10. Villanova University (23 / 6)

11. St. John's University (28 / 6)

12. Catholic University (47 / 5)

13. University of Pennsylvania (5 / 5)

14. University of Delaware (23 / 5)


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Class of 2010 (So Far)

  • 231 Students

  • 1,711 applications submitted

  • 368 acceptances received

  • Into 248 different colleges

  • Average student applied to 7.4 Colleges


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Most Popular in 2010 (Applications)

1. Saint Joseph's University (105)

2. Pennsylvania State University (85)

3. Fordham University (79)

4. University of Pittsburgh (62)

5. Drexel University (56)

6. University of Pennsylvania (54)

7. Loyola University Maryland (51)

8. Temple University (50)

9. Villanova University (45)

10. The University of Scranton (39)


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Most Popular in 2010 (Applications)

11. University of Delaware (39)

12. Boston College (37)

13. The Catholic University of America (31)

14. Georgetown University (25)

15. Johns Hopkins University (24)

16. La Salle University (24)

17. University of Notre Dame (23)

18. Lehigh University (21)

19. Princeton University (21)

20. College of the Holy Cross (21)


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Role of the College Counselor

  • Suggest schools

  • Assist Student / Parents with their college plans.

  • Help with self-awareness and decision making to find the right fit.

  • Advocate for your son

  • Financial Aid


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What’s ahead (here @ the Prep)

Guidance Classes (Junior Year)

  • Introduction to College Admission

  • Presentation on Jesuit Schools

  • Diversity in College Choice

  • Senior Course Registration Information

  • Essay

  • SAT Prep

    Meeting with your son

    Meeting with Parents


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What’s ahead (here @ the Prep)

Guidance Classes (Senior Year)

  • Ins & Outs of Applications

    (Essay, recommendations, etc.)

  • Reps from Colleges will visit us

  • Many meetings with your son

  • Another meeting with Parents


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What’s ahead (on your own)

  • Begin communication with schools

  • Visit some schools

  • SAT / ACT Registration

  • Family Connection

  • College Fairs

  • Get in touch with Coaches


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Components of a College Application

  • High School Transcript

  • Standardized Tests

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Extra-curricular Activities

  • Essays

  • Interviews


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Types of Applications

  • Early Decision (Nov. 1 or 15)

    Binding

  • Early Action (Nov. 1 or 15)

    Non-Binding

    Accept/Defer vs. Accept/Deny

    Restrictions (Boston College & Georgetown – no ED applications to other colleges permitted)

  • Single-Choice Early Action

    No other EA applications (Yale)

  • Regular Decision (Feb. or Mar 1)


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2 New “Gimmicks”

SAT Optional

&

Score Choice


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SAT Optional

www.fairtest.org

Over 815 four-year colleges and universities across the U.S., acting on the belief that "test scores do not equal merit," do not use the SAT or ACT to make admissions decisions about a substantial number of their incoming freshmen classes.

These institutions range widely in size and mission.


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SAT Optional

Lycoming

Muhlenberg

NYU

Providence

Sacred Heart

Scranton *

Ursinus

Wake Forrest

Albright

Arizona St.

Dickinson

Fairfield

Gettysburg

Holy Cross

Kings

Lebanon

Loyola Md


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Score Choice

Score Choice

@

SJP


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There’re More Colleges than Penn State, Pitt, Fordham, Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!(Even though they’re all really great schools!)


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Why did you send your son to SJP? Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

  • Strong academics

  • Faith Formation

  • Awareness of the “Other”

  • The Jesuit Tradition

  • Preparation for life after high school –REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY GO TO COLLEGE!


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A Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn! recent survey of SJP alumni showed great satisfaction with the student transition to college, both academically and socially.


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Moving Beyond a Two Hour Radius Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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University of Toronto Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

utoronto.ca

Toronto, Canada

About 52,000 students

30% live on-campus, all freshmen are guaranteed on-campus housing

SAT average varies by program, but most fall above 1800.

7% come from outside Canada

Average cost of attendance is $34,000 CANADIAN dollars


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Colorado College Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

coloradocollege.edu

Colorado Springs, CO

Roughly 2,000 students

79% live on-campus

Average class size 16, all classes capped at 25

81% come from outside Colorado

SAT range for the middle 50% is 1280-1430

47% receive need-based financial aid


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Making Your Own Bracket Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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Clark University Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

clarku.edu

Worcester, MA

Just over 2,000 students

94% live in campus housing

Average class size 21

64% come from outside of Massachusetts

SAT average 1170

90% receive financial aid

88% return after freshman year


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Juniata College Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

juniata.edu

Huntington, PA

Roughly 1,500 students

82% live on-campus

Average class size 14

32% come from outside Pennsylvania

SAT range for the middle 50% is 1100-1310

94% graduate in 4 years


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Public Alternatives Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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Millersville University Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

millersville.edu

Millersville, PA

Roughly 7,000 undergrads

94% are residents of PA

31% of all students live on campus, all first year students are guaranteed housing

Middle 50% SAT range is 970-1160

In-State tuition and housing is about $15,000


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Ramapo College Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

Ramapo.edu

Mahwah, NJ

About 5,700 undergrads

85 % of first years live on-campus, 53% of all grades

97% are NJ residents

Middle 50% SATs is 1070-1230

Average class size of 23

In-state tuition and room and board is about $23,000


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Schools That Have Made Financial Aid Pledges Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

www.projectonstudentdebt.org


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Lehigh University Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

Lehigh.edu

Bethlehem, PA

Just under 5,000 undergrads

78% come from outside PA

Average class size is 27

Strong focus on diversity

99% of first year students live on-campus

Middle 50% SAT range is 1220-1340

97% of financial need met


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Bowdoin College Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

bowdoin.edu

Brunswick, ME

Roughly 1,700 students

94% live on-campus

Average class size 16

87% come from outside Maine

SAT range for the mid 50% 1320-1500

SAT optional for students with a strong academic record

100% of financial aid met


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A Gap Year Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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2 Programs to Consider Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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Using Family Connection Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

An Overview for Junior Parents


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Overview Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

  • What is Family Connection?

  • How do I access it?

  • How do I register?

  • What can I do with it?

  • How does it help with college and career planning?


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How Is It Accessed? Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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How Is It Accessed? Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

First time users must register here.

On subsequent visits, you will log in here.


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New User Registration Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

Enter your registration code here and click “Register.”


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Complete Your Registration Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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Select Your Child Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

Select your son and click “Go.”


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Family Connection – Main Page Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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Exploring Colleges Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

Click on the “Colleges” tab to access information regarding colleges.




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College Search Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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College Search Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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College Search Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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College Search Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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College Search Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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College Search Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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College Search Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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College Search – Results Page Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!


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College Search – Results Page Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

To view schools in order based on certain criteria, click here and select the criterion.


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College Search – Comparing Results on Results Page Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

To add a school to your “Hand-picked List,” click “Pick” next to the particular school.



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College Search – Comparing Results on Results Page Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

Average GPA, SAT, etc. used in COMPARISONS are based on OUR data from the past 5 years of Prep college applicants.



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College Research – Doing a Simple College Lookup Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

Type in the name of a college (or part of the name) and click “Go.”


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College Research – Doing a Simple College Lookup Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

Some searches will produce more than 1 result. Click the name of the college you’re interested in.



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Sample College Information Page – General Info Loyola: Baltimore or UPenn!

To move between sections of College Info, click on the desired tab.













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Sample College Information Page – Graph/ Overlaps, GraphScattergram

Again, accepted average GPA and SAT are based on Prep applicants from the past 5 years.


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Graphs/Scattergrams Overlaps, Graph

For faster reference, you can also view scattergrams by clicking here.





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Test Prep! Colleges


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13-Week Test Prep - *Student Access* Colleges

Week By Week Instructions with Links





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College Counseling Info

Questions


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