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Demystifying College Admissions. Clark County School District Las Vegas, NV. Calendar for Senior Students. CCSD Moving On – College and Career Transitional Planning Guide See Handout. College Admissions Process. Finding a college that fits Request college information Complete application

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demystifying college admissions

Demystifying College Admissions

Clark County School District

Las Vegas, NV

calendar for senior students
Calendar for Senior Students
  • CCSD Moving On – College and Career Transitional Planning Guide
    • See Handout
college admissions process
College Admissions Process
  • Finding a college that fits
  • Request college information
  • Complete application
  • College Entrance Exams
  • Campus visit
  • College Comparison Worksheet
finding a college that fits
Finding a College That Fits
  • Know Yourself

Goals

    • Likes & Dislikes
    • Abilities
    • Resources
  • Other Considerations
    • Size
    • Type
    • Location
    • Affordability
    • Programs/Degrees
college information
College Information
  • College websites
  • (Insert school name here) College and Career Center
    • Located (insert info here)
web resources
Web Resources
  • CCSD Guidance and Counseling Website

~http://ccsd.net/cpd/guidance/guidance.html

  • Nevada Career Information System

~http://nvcis.intocareers.org

    • User name: ncis
    • Password: nevada
  • College Searches
    • www.princetonreview.com
    • www.collegeboard.com (student page)
2009 college fair plus
2009 College Fair Plus
  • Cashmen Center
  • October 27-28, 2009
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Approximately 150 colleges participating
  • Breakout sessions
    • Education Funding Consultants, Scholarship Search, NCAA Student Athletes
  • http://ccsd.net/collegefair/
nevada colleges universities see ccsd college planning scholarship handbook
Nevada Colleges/Universities( See - CCSD College Planning & Scholarship Handbook)
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Nevada State College
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • Community Colleges
    • CSN
    • Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows CC, Western Nevada College
unlv unr admissions requirements
UNLV/UNR Admissions Requirements
  • 3.0 G.P.A – in core classes
  • 4 credits English
  • 3 credits math – Algebra or higher
  • 3 credits social science
  • 3 credits science – at least 2 lab science courses
  • Alternate admission requirements are available – speak to your UNLV/UNR rep.
nevada state college admission requirements
Nevada State College Admission Requirements
  • 2.0 G.P.A
  • 4 credits English
  • 3 credits math – at least 2 Algebra or higher
  • 3 credits social science
  • 3 credits science – at least 1 lab science course
preparation for college admissions
Preparation for College Admissions
  • Introductory Letters/Email
    • request catalog, application, financial aid
  • College Visits
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation (at least 2 wk notice)
  • Essays

KEEP COPIES!!

college entrance exams
College Entrance Exams

SAT I

  • Critical Thinking / Problem Solving
  • Verbal – average score: 508
  • Math – average score: 520
  • Writing
  • Guessing Penalty
  • Register online at www.collegeboard.com

SAT II

  • Subject Tests
  • Required by some schools/programs

ACT

  • Content Based
  • Math / English / Read / Science Reasoning
  • Optional Writing Test
  • Average composite score: 21
  • Math includes Trig.
  • No guessing penalty
  • Register online at www.act.org
student athletes
Student Athletes
  • Academic Plan
    • Core Courses
  • NCAA requirements
    • Refer to NCAA Quick Reference Guide
  • Clearinghouse
    • Register at end of junior year
  • College entrance exams
    • Take at end of junior year
  • Website
    • www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
financial aid
Financial Aid
  • Grants
    • Do not have to pay back
  • Loans
    • Must pay back with interest
  • Work Study
  • Scholarships
    • Do not have to pay back
financial aid nights
Financial Aid Nights
  • (Insert school information here)
    • TBA
  • Community
free application for federal student aid fafsa
Free Application for Federal Student Aid *FAFSA
  • FAFSA
    • Required for any federal financial aid
    • File form beginning January 1
    • Both student and parent needs a PIN
    • Checklist of information needed to complete FAFSA is in handbook
    • www.fafsa.ed.gov
    • FAFSA4caster
      • http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov/
financial aid scholarships
Financial Aid – Scholarships
  • Merit based
    • Academics
    • Special talents
    • Community service
  • Need based
    • FAFSA
  • Competitive
    • School
    • Local
    • National
how can i get more
How Can I Get More?
  • Internet scholarship searches
    • www.fastweb.com
    • More internet sites on CCSD Moving On – College & Career Transitional Planning Guide
  • Be as well rounded as possible
  • Scholarship committees look at:
    • GPA
    • Honors, AP, and IB courses
    • ACT, SAT I, and SAT II scores
    • Involvement in clubs, activities, athletics, and community
    • Work
    • Family responsibilities
where do i start
Where Do I Start?
  • Largest scholarships come from the colleges themselves
    • Be sure to request the scholarship/financial aid applications when you apply
    • For example, UNLV’s application for all types of scholarships is found on the web
    • Each school has a specific way to apply – contact the financial aid office at individual schools for information
    • Be aware of deadlines as they may be different from admission application deadlines
deadlines and presentation are important
Deadlines and Presentation Are Important!
  • Remember there are hundreds of applicants.
  • Often the only contact you have with the scholarship committee is your application.
  • Read those directions!
  • Don’t be late!
scholarship summary sheets http ccsd net cpd guidance guidance html posted by due dates
Scholarship Summary Sheetshttp://ccsd.net/cpd/guidance/guidance.html *Posted by due dates

Due in November

  • Target All-Around Scholarship (National)

Sponsor: Target

Amount: To be determined

Eligibility: Senior. Transcript. List and describe the volunteer service in which you have participated without pay in your community. Essay – Choose one volunteer experience listed on your application and briefly describe how the experience benefited others. Describe what happened in your life or in the life of your family as a result of your volunteer service experience. Must use Target application form. http://www.target.com. (once on their website, type in keyword: scholarships)

Deadline: November 1, 2009 (Received)

Current scholarship lists can be found in (insert school info here)

millennium scholarship
Millennium Scholarship
  • Graduate with a diploma from a Nevada high school.
  • Complete high school with at least a 3.25 GPA and pass all areas of the Nevada High School Proficiency Exam.
  • Resident of Nevada for at least two of your high school years.
  • Core curriculum required (4 English, 4 math [including Alg. II], 3 Social Studies, 3 Science)
  • Will NOT pay 100% of your college expenses
  • Website: https://nevadatreasurer.gov/index.html
scholarship scam warning
Scholarship Scam Warning!
  • “This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
  • “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
  • “May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship?”
  • We’ll do all the work.”
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