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SENIOR INFORMATION MEETING. Spanish River Community High School September 2012 Presented by the Guidance Department. Guidance Counselors A-DMrs. Freedman E-G, ESE Students Mrs. Loyacona H-MEMrs. Rockwell MI-SGMrs. Towers SH-Z Mrs. Barry, Guidance Coordinator

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Senior information meeting

SENIOR INFORMATIONMEETING

Spanish River Community High School

September 2012

Presented by the Guidance Department


Senior information meeting

Guidance Counselors

A-DMrs. Freedman

E-G, ESE StudentsMrs. Loyacona

H-MEMrs. Rockwell

MI-SGMrs. Towers

SH-Z Mrs. Barry, Guidance Coordinator

FAU InternMrs. Mancuso


Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • 24 Credits Required

  • Pass FCAT Reading and Math = 300 each section

  • 2.0 GPA in all courses

  • 20 hours of community service

    • Due December 1


Course requirements

Course Requirements

  • English - 4 credits

  • Math - 4 credits

  • Science - 3 credits

  • Social Studies - 3 credits

  • Physical Education - 1 credit HOPE

  • Performing/Fine Arts – 1 credit

  • Electives – 8 credits


Grade point average for graduation

Grade Point Average for Graduation

  • 2.0 GPA in all credits attempted

  • Competitive Universities require 3.5 and Higher

  • Most recalculate your GPA/HPA


Spanish river school code

Spanish River School Code

100136


College entrance exams

College Entrance Exams

  • All college bound JUNIORS were advised to take the PSAT last October and the SAT and/or ACT between January and June 2012.

  • SAT and ACT Fall dates:

    • SAT:Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1

    • ACT: Sept. 8, Oct. 27, Dec. 8


Senior information meeting

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS

Scholastic Achievement TestSAT

Critical Reading, Math, and Writing

Maximum Score 800 each section

Minimum requirement (including writing)

State Universities: 1360

(Read 460, Math 460, Writing 440)

American College TestingACT

Verbal, Math, Reading, Science

Maximum Score 36 each section

Minimum requirement (including essay)

State Universities:

(Read 19, Math 19, Eng/Writing 18)


What are sat ii s

What are SAT II’s

  • Subject-area tests- 1 hour length

  • Same registration procedure as SAT’s

  • Required for entrance at some colleges

    • Register early!

  • Required for course placement at some colleges

  • Check college application requirements

  • Next SAT II test date is Oct. 6th


Selecting colleges

SELECTING COLLEGES

  • Safe Schools

  • Match Schools

  • Reach Schools

  • Maximum 5-7 schools total


College admissions criteria

College Admissions Criteria

  • Academic achievements

    • Challenging Courses

    • Test Scores

    • Essays

    • GPA/HPA

  • Teacher recommendations

  • School/counselor recommendations for out-of-state or private schools

  • Leadership and extra-curricular accomplishments (include Academy info here)

  • “Special” talents


Application options

APPLICATION OPTIONS

  • REGULAR DECISION

    • Due in January or February

      • November is recommended!

      • UF is November 1st

      • FSU is October 15th (Decision Dec. 19th)

  • EARLY DECISION

    • Due November 1

    • Response in December

    • Binding decision; You must withdraw other applications

      Take Action Early


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COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLANNING

TESTING OPTION COLLEGE PLACEMENT TEST (PERT)

FEE $25

CONTENT READING, ENGLISH, MATH

2 + 2 PROGRAM in Florida:

FRESHMAN/ SOPHOMORE YEAR at COMM. COLLEGE

JUNIOR & SENIOR YEAR transfer to UNIVERSITY


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AA Degrees

A student with an AA Degree is guaranteed admission to the State University System

*not necessarily university or

degree program of choice

Acceptance of 60 credit hours toward BA/BS degree

Junior standing at university

51% of BA/BS degree recipients in State Universities are Community College transfers!


Open house and campus visits

Open House and Campus Visits

  • Check websites for Open House Dates

  • RSVP if necessary

  • Call to cancel if necessary

  • Be prepared with questions

  • Set-up appointments in advance with specific departments/colleges


Things to avoid

Things to Avoid

  • Letting others make the choice for you

  • Procrastination and waiting too long to apply

  • Deciding not to apply because you think you would not be accepted


Teacher recommendations

TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Determine who to ask

    • Applications may specify

    • Someone who knows your work and potential

  • Give teachers 3 weeks to prepare letters

  • Give teachers your resume, forms needed, and stamped, addressed envelopes

  • Remember to thank the teachers!!


Counselor recommendations

Counselor Recommendations

  • For out-of-state and private universities, submit your resume, personal statement, forms, and stamped, addressed envelopes

  • Provide counselor with additional information if necessary

  • Counselor will mail to college

  • Give counselors 3 weeks to prepare letters


Transcripts

TRANSCRIPTS

  • Transcripts require 48 hours to process

  • Private and out-of-state universities and scholarship applications require paper transcripts

  • Bring stamped, addressed envelopes for paper transcripts

  • Electronic transcripts are NOTfast!

    • 3-5 days for university processing

  • Fees: $1- electronic

    $3- paper


To request a transcript

To Request a Transcript

  • Complete a bluerequest form

  • Submit the form and payment with stamped addressed envelope to Ms. Memoly in records

  • Transcripts will be mailed to your college

  • Electronic transcripts go directly to the college


Ncaa requirements

NCAA Requirements

  • Athletes must apply through the NCAA Clearinghouse

  • Contact the NCAA website

  • Eligibiltycenter.org

  • Submit transcripts and test scores as required


Bright futures please refer to website

BRIGHT FUTURES Please refer to website

Apply Online December 1st

Florida Academic Scholars Award

  • $100 per credit hour at public universities

  • 3.5 GPA

  • 1280 SAT (not including Writing) or 28ACT

  • 100 community service hours

    Florida Medallion Scholars Award

  • $75 per credit hour at public universities

  • 3.0 GPA

  • 1020 SAT (not including Writing) or 22 ACT

  • 75 community service hours


Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • University- Merit Based

  • Federal- National Merit, National Achievement

  • Private- agencies, companies, organizations

    Look on our website for weekly

    Scholarship Bulletins


When filing the fafsa free application for federal student aid

WHEN FILING THE FAFSA“Free Application for Federal Student Aid”

  • Do NOT file before January 1st 2013

  • Required for Bright Futures Scholarship


Senior year

September

Meet with counselor

Begin applications

Request teacher recommendations

Retake ACT & SAT

Register NOW

Make sure score reports are sent directly to prospective schools and a copy to your counselor

October

Study to maintain your grades!!

Request transcripts

$1.00 or $3.00 fee

Write essays

Re-write essays

Visit Colleges

Search for Financial Aid

Senior Year


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WARNING!Admission directors warn that "senioritis" may be hazardous to your educational health. Colleges and universities may rescind their offer of admission if you do not follow through with the expected course work and maintain your grades. It is recommended that you continue to take the most rigorous course work throughout your senior year in order to be the most prepared for college work.


Senior information meeting

Good Luck

Class of 2013


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