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Olympus High School Parent Teacher Conference. College and Career Readiness . FALL 2013. Overview of Presentation. College Admissions College Entrance Exams Scholarship & Financial Aid Calendar of Events. The Counselor . CCRP - College and Career Readiness Planning Meeting

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Olympus High School Parent Teacher Conference

College and Career Readiness

FALL 2013


Overview of Presentation

  • College Admissions

  • College Entrance Exams

  • Scholarship & Financial Aid

  • Calendar of Events


The Counselor

  • CCRP - College and Career Readiness Planning Meeting

    • Review progress towards graduation

    • Complete 2nd Semester Schedule

    • Talk about college and career plans

  • Schedule an individual CCRP appointment

    • Starting in October


College Admissions


Choose and Apply to Colleges

  • Evaluate options

    • Choose schools that meet academic,

      financial, and extracurricular needs

  • Shop for schools

    • Take campus and game day tours

    • Attend open houses and college preview days

  • Apply to several schools

    • Narrow choices to 3 schools – no more than 7 schools

    • Include at least one “safety”

    • Don’t dismiss schools based solely on price


How to Apply for Admissions

  • Complete and submit an admission application - online

  • Pay application fee - online ($35 & $50)

  • Send an official high school transcript

  • Send an official ACT/SAT score

    Additional steps required by some schools

    • Personal Essay

    • Counselor/teacher recommendations


University of Utah Admissions

Primary Factors

Secondary Factors

  • Quality and rigor of courses

  • Cumulative unweighted GPA

  • ACT and/or SAT

  • Academic honors

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Commitment to:

    • Community engagement

    • Citizenship

    • Leadership

  • Application questions


Utah State University Admissions


Brigham Young University Admissions

AP Courses

Service

GPA

Unique Personal Circumstance

Talents and Creativity

Leadership

Seminary Attendance


BYU - Average ACT and GPA


Admissions/Scholarship Deadlines


Admissions/Merit-Based Scholarship

  • Applicants who submit a complete application by Dec. 1 will

    automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships

    • Brigham Young University

    • Southern Utah University

    • University of Utah

    • Utah State University

  • All materials in by the deadline

    • Application

    • Fee

    • Transcript

    • Test Scores


  • Out of State Colleges

    • Identify the colleges of interest

    • Go to the college website and gather the facts:

      • Admissions Requirements

      • Admissions Deadlines

      • College Entrance Exam

      • Financial Aid & Scholarships

      • Tuition


    Common Application

    • Apply to more than one college with one application.

    • There are 415 colleges on the list that use The Common Application

      • Boston College

      • Dartmouth

      • Emory

      • Harvard

      • Reed College

      • New York University

      • Stanford

      • Wellesley

      • University of San Diego

      • Westminster College - Utah

      • Yale


    College Entrance Exams


    ACT & SAT Test Deadlines

    www.actstudent.org/start

    www.sat.collegeboard.org


    The ACT Review @ Olympus


    Free online ACT Prep

    Every high school student now has free, unlimited, and secure access to Shmoop’s ACT and PLAN test prep – no strings attached! www.scmoop.com/utah

    Magic Word to log in: BRYCE

    AP Courses

    Service

    GPA

    Talents and Creativity

    Leadership

    Seminary Attendance


    Financial Aid and Scholarships


    Tuition Costs 2013 -14


    Financial Aid & Scholarships


    Financial Aid Sources


    Do You Need Money for College?

    FAFSA- Federal Application for Free Federal Aid

    • Apply starting Jan 1st 2014

    • Parents – file taxes early

    • Go to www.pin.ed.gov to apply for a PIN any time

      • The PIN is needed as a signature on the Sign and Submit page

    • Many scholarships require FAFSA for financial aid

    • APPLY – even if you think you don’t qualify


    The Step-by-Step Guide to College Planning

    • College 101

    • Applying 101

    • Financial Aid 101

    https://bigfutures.collegeboard.org


    How To Find College Scholarships

    • Go to Financial Aid and Scholarship link on the college’s website

    • Click on Freshmen Scholarship link

    • Read criteria and make a list of possible scholarships

    • Note all aspects of the application process including letters of recommendations, essays & transcripts needed


    How to Find Outside Scholarships

    • Complete free scholarship searches on:

      FastWeb

      College Board

      Utah Futures

      Scholarships.com

      Cappex

    • Fill out the questionnaires or profile

    • Examine each scholarship carefully

    • Note application process and deadlines

    • APPLY


    Regents’ Scholarship Program


    Regents’ Scholarship ProgramRequired Classes

    • 4 credits of English

    • 4 progressive credits of math

    • 3.5 credits of Social Science

    • 3 credits of lab-based Science courses to include:

      • Biology

      • Chemistry

      • Physics

    • 2 progressive credits of the same World Language during grades 9-12


    Regents’ Scholarship ProgramQualifications For Each Award

    Base Award

    Exemplary Academic Achievement

    • $1000 one-time payment

    • Core course of study during 9-12

    • Cumulative 3.0 GPA

    • No grade lower than a “C” in the required courses

    • One report of ACT test score

    • Renewable award worth up to $1,250 per semester (4 semesters)

    • Core course of study during 9-12

    • Cumulative 3.5 GPA

    • No grade lower than a “B” in the required core courses.

    • Have an ACT score of 26


    Regents’ Scholarship ProgramCollege Credits & Deferment

    • Approved concurrent enrollment courses worth 3 or more credits will be counted as 1 credit.

      • English 1010

      • Math 1050

    • An official college transcript is required as a part of the application even if the college course is listed on the high school transcript.

    • A deferment application (to put the scholarship “on hold”) is required for a student who will not attend college the Fall semester after graduating from high school.


    Regents’ Scholarship ProgramTime Line for Review Process

    • Application opens – Nov. 26

    • Priority deadline – Dec. 21

    • Final deadline for the initial review – Feb. 3

    • Document Verification Deadline – July 1


    Online Credit for High School


    Granite Connection – Electronic High School

    Granite Connection High School

    Electronic High School

    • Free

    • Open-entry/open-exit

    • Original credit only

    • Permission form required

    • Granite School District

    • Canvas

    • Free

    • Open- entry/open-exit

    • Original credit and recovery credit

    • No permission form required

    • Utah State Office of Education

    • New Student Information System


    Granite Connection High School

    • How to register for classes on Connection High School

      • Go to ConnectionHighSchool.com

      • Under Registration- Print Online/Blended Permission Form

      • Fill out both forms and return them to your counselor

    • Complete credit before 2nd semester


    Calendar of Events

    • College Day @ Olympus

      • October 9

      • 7:30 – 10:30

    • Rocky Mountain College Fair

      • October 26 - Saturday

      • Juan Diego High School

      • 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


    Calendar of Events

    • Financial Aid Nights - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

      • October 9 – East High School

      • October 22 - West Jordan High School

      • October 30 - Hunter High School

    • Financial Aid Night @ Olympus

      • January 15

    • FAFASA Workshop @ Olympus

      • March


    Resources

    • Big Future – College Board

      • www.bigfutures.org

    • Olympus Counseling Center Website

      • New Olympus Counseling Center – Under construction

    • Twitter Account

      • Olympus Counseling

      • @OlyCounseling


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