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College Bound Seniors. August 2010. College Entrance Tests. ACT $33 (ACT plus Writing is $48.00) Register on line at www.actstudent.org English, Reading, Math and Science Reasoning. Writing is optional. NC Code is 364-180 No penalty for guessing. SAT Tests. Cost is $47.00

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College bound seniors

College Bound Seniors

August 2010


College entrance tests

College Entrance Tests

ACT

  • $33 (ACT plus Writing is $48.00)

  • Register on line at www.actstudent.org

  • English, Reading, Math and Science Reasoning.

  • Writing is optional.

  • NC Code is 364-180

  • No penalty for guessing


Sat tests

SAT Tests

  • Cost is $47.00

  • Prefer to register on line at www.collegeboard.com

  • Writing, Critical Reading and Math

  • There is a penalty for guessing. Leave answer blank if you don’t know the answer.

  • NC Code is 364-180


What colleges look for

What Colleges Look For

  • High School Grades

  • Difficulty of courses taken

  • Class Rank

  • ACT/SAT scores

  • Extra-curricular activities

  • Recommendations


Choosing a college

Choosing a College

  • Academic Program (4 year, 2 year)

  • Public or Private

  • Location

  • Housing

  • Cost – Financial Aid

  • Activities, Athletics, Clubs

  • Areas of Study – Course Offerings

  • Graduation Rates/Job Placement Rates

  • Check out the college website


College visitations

College Visitations

  • Call for appointment (Admissions, Financial Aid, tour)

  • Excused from NC for 2 days (can not exceed the ten-day maximum and no visits during May).

  • College Visit forms due three school days prior to visit.

  • Wednesday, October 13th – College & Career Day


Visiting the campus

Visiting the Campus

  • Speak to Admissions and Financial Aid

  • Tour – with college student, classes in session, if possible – return on your own

  • Speak to faculty in the programs that interest you.

  • Eat lunch

  • Visit the dorms, computer facilities, read the newspaper, chat with students.


Questions to ask

Questions to Ask

  • Average number of students in a class?

  • What academic programs is the college known for?

  • Security of the campus?

  • Health Clinic, Hospital nearby? Banks? Churches?

  • How are roommates assigned?

  • College Scholarships available? Financial Aid?

  • Tutoring available?


College applications

College Applications

  • Check on-line applications (sometimes there is no fee)

  • Type applications (or print).

  • Have someone proof read it

  • Don’t leave blank spaces.

  • Get applications in early….by Christmas!

  • If you need recommendations – ask the person who is filling one out for you at least two weeks before it is due.


Scholarships

Scholarships

  • Start Early! – It takes time, energy & persistence!

  • Be aware of deadlines!

  • Be organized and make copies!

  • Be aware of scholarship scams!

  • College Scholarships

  • Local Scholarships


Web sites

Web Sites

  • www.collegeboard.org

  • www.petersons.com

  • www.fastweb.com

  • www.college-scholarships.com

  • www.bls.gov/oco

  • www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • www.collegenet.com

  • www.collegeconfidential.com


Questions

Questions???

  • Call…. (419) 737-3413

  • Email [email protected]

  • Check N.C.’s web site… www.ncschool.k12.oh.us/


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