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College Research Workshop for Juniors. Know Your Student Profile. Includes program of studies (courses taken), rank, GPA, standardized test scores, if required (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test[s]), and extracurricular involvement

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know your student profile
Know Your Student Profile
  • Includes program of studies (courses taken), rank, GPA, standardized test scores, if required (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test[s]), and extracurricular involvement
  • GPA and rank can be found on current report card and/or transcript (transcript can be accessed through Aspen or printed out by guidance counselor)
develop a list of prospective schools
Develop a List of Prospective Schools
  • Working list of 3-10 schools categorized in the following groups: safety (2 schools), target (3 schools), reach (1 school). Please note: number of school(s) in each category should be based on total number of schools on list
  • List must be realistic and based on solid, current research; applying to schools is expensive (average of $55 per application)
internet research tools
Internet Research Tools:

Big Future (CollegeBoard)

ACT College Planning Center

WaytogoRI

CollegeNavigator (US Department of Education)

Click on the link to go directly to the website

Remember: VISIT THE SCHOOL’S WEBSITE in order to verify information found on other websites and to gather additional information

assignment using collegeboard s big future college search tool
Assignment:Using CollegeBoard’s Big Future College Search Tool

Go to Big Future (CollegeBoard)

  • Use filters on the right side of the page to make choices regarding your needs in a school
  • Choose one school from your results to investigate
answer the following questions about your school
Answer the following questions about your school:
  • Percentage of students who graduate in 6 years?
  • Percentage of students who return sophomore year?
  • Top three majors?
  • What is your intended major? Is it offered?
  • Selectivity percentage?
  • Top 3 factors in admission decision?
  • SAT required?
  • Range for SAT Critical Reading, Math, and Writing?
  • Average GPA?
  • Foreign language required? If so, how many years?
  • Average indebtedness at graduation?
visit the school s w ebsite for the following
Visit the school’s website for the following:
  • Search for freshman profile/admission statistics for 2012
  • Find application. If available, print out a copy of the application. If not available (e.g. school uses Common Application), print out application requirements page
  • Request information
determine the correct category on your list for this college i e safety target or reach
Determine the correct category on your list for this college (i.e. safety, target, or reach)
  • Correlate your research with your student profile
  • Should you include this school on your list?
  • If so, under which category?
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