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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 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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