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FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL Senior Presentation. • College and Career Planning • Graduation Requirements • Application Process • Profile Sheet and Resume • Weighted vs. Unweighted • Scholarships • NCAA Clearinghouse • SAT & ACT Testing • Accuplacer Testing • Military Opportunities

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Fairmont high school senior presentation

FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOLSenior Presentation

• College and Career Planning

• Graduation Requirements

• Application Process

• Profile Sheet and Resume

• Weighted vs. Unweighted

• Scholarships

• NCAA Clearinghouse

• SAT & ACT Testing

• Accuplacer Testing

• Military Opportunities

• Work Skills


College university technical schools

College/UniversityTechnical Schools

  • 4 year colleges

  • OH-system 2 and 4 year campuses

  • Private Colleges & Universities

  • KY and MI …Reciprocity (deadlines apply)

  • Ohio Technical Colleges

  • Other career training…..Welding….

    Cosmetologists…Animal Care.. etc..


Graduation requirements

GRADUATIONREQUIREMENTS

  • English 4 creditsMath3 credits

  • Science3 creditsSocial Studies 3 credits

  • Health0.5 creditPE0.5 credit

  • Humanities1 creditForeign Lang (elective)2 credits

  • Electives6.5+ credits

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ >>>> Total >>>>>> 21.5 credits (minimum)


Missing graduation requirements

Missing Graduation Requirements ??

Talk to your counselor

IMMEDIATELY

if you think you are

missing any

required courses

for graduation.


Diploma cards

Diploma Cards

  • Print clearly

  • Complete & turn in when they are distributed in your Advisory Room.

  • VERY IMPORTANT … please make sure this information is accurate and printed legibly

    • Your full name will go on the diploma—write down your birth name — not shortened name or nickname

    • Please also remember to write down your diploma type. Regular – Honors – IB


Application process

Application Process

  • Online applications preferred

  • Private colleges.. refer to their website

  • Complete all areas of the application forms

  • Pay via credit card or include personal check or money order with application

  • Submit electronically and print out counselor page/HS verification page

    • Let the counseling secretary know as soon as you hit the SEND button !!


Submit forms to counseling secretary

Submit forms to COUNSELING SECRETARY

  • Fill out college applications completely/accurately

  • Print out Counselor Form, which you can print out

    and bring to the office.

  • Turn into Guidance Office – Attendance Secretary

  • Fill out ½ sheet Yellow Transcript Request Form

  • It costs $2.00 for each transcript to be sent

  • Give a copy of Personal Profile Sheet/Resume to

    people writing letters for you.

  • Write a thoughtful, meaningful, well written college essay –edit/rewrite/edit/rewrite and have an adult read it.

  • Letters of Recommendation >> Give teachers at least one week to write the letter


Personal profile sheet

Personal Profile Sheet

FOR COMPETITIVE 4 YR. COLLEGES

  • High School Life

  • Achievements/Awards/Accomplishments

  • AP/IB/Advanced Classes/College Courses

  • Service Learning Hours/Volunteer work

  • Sports/Clubs/Organizations etc.

  • Work

  • Other


Don t stop working do well in challenging classes

DON’T STOP WORKING & DOWELL IN CHALLENGING CLASSES

>> 4 year colleges like to see AP, IB, and PSEO classes on your transcript BECAUSE THOSE COURSES ARE GOOD PREDICTORS OF COLLEGE SUCCESS;

>> Use a “ NORMAL ” email address. They do not look favorably on addresses such as …. 2hot4U@------- or sexything@ …..; 

>> When asked if an A in a regular class was better than a B in an AP/IB class, the OSU admissions rep responded, “That’s easy.  Get an A in the AP/IB class.”  

>>COLLEGES LOOK AT GRADE TRENDS AND COURSES TAKEN SENIOR YEAR..KEEP WORKING !!


What can affect your weighted gpa

WHAT CAN AFFECT YOUR WEIGHTED GPA?

  • You receive no credit for the following classes and they do count as ‘classes’…..

    • Study Hall

    • Unassigned 6th or 7th periods

    • Being a Student Assistant

NO

CREDITS


The advantages of a weighted gpa are

The advantages of a weighted GPA are…

  • Admissions to competitive 4 yr. colleges

  • Working toward Valedictorian or Salutatorian status

  • College credit from your IB/AP exam scores

  • Access to more scholarship money from the college you attend


Fairmont high school senior presentation

Free Application for Federal Student AidAll need-based state, federal aid programs and some scholarships require the FAFSA.Fill out the online form onlinehttp://www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Univ. of Dayton will host a Super Sunday to assist in filling out the forms in March 2012

  • Parents/students need to complete 2011 taxes before completing FAFSA


Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

There are many books and online resources, including…..

THE KFHS WEBSITE

WEEKLY THROUGH THE YEAR..

http://www.ketteringschools.org/

Look to the left side of the webpage and find the topic ‘scholarships’.

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College

$$$ COLLEGE $$$

Question: Who should

apply for financial aid?

EVERY ONE OF YOU !!

<< MANY OPTIONS >>

• GRANTS • LOANS • WORK STUDY

• MILITARY • SCHOLARSHIPS


Ncaa clearinghouse for div i div ii colleges

NCAA Clearinghousefor Div. I & Div. II Colleges

  • You must apply online if you plan to play any college sport at www.ncaa.org

  • Download the release form

  • Bring release form to counselor’s office with $2.00 and we will send transcript.

  • You must pay online using a credit card

  • You will also download the final transcript form which you should hold on to until NCAA calls for it at the end of the year.

  • This should be done ASAP. Athletes cannot make a college visit until this is done. NCAA Division I rule!

  • ALSO … this includes WALK-ONS !!


College entrance exams

College Entrance Exams

  • Sign up immediately if you have not taken yet!!!

  • The ACT has multiple choice questions in English, math, reading, and science reasoning, plus an optional writing test.

  • www.actstudent.org

  • The SAT has 3 sections: critical reading, math, and writing. The SAT Subject Tests consists of one-hour tests in specific subjects. The SAT also has an essay section.

  • www.collegeboard.com

  • Most universities in this area require the ACT. Check with the university that you plan to attend to see which entrance exam is required and the recommended score.


Act test

ACT TEST

Test Date Registration Deadline(Late Fee Required)

  • October 22, 2011September 16, 2011September 17 – 30, 2011

  • December 10, 2011 November 4, 2011November 5 – 18, 2011

  • February 11, 2012 January 13, 2012January 14 – 20, 2012

  • April 14, 2012 March 9, 2012March 10 – 23, 2012

  • June 9, 2012 May 4, 2012May 5 – 18, 2012

    http://www.actstudent.org


College board sat test

College Board - SAT TEST

2011-12 Test DatesRegularLate (a fee applies)

  • November 5, 2011SAT*October 7, 2011October 21, 2011

  • December 3, 2011SAT*November 8, 2011November 20, 2011

  • January 28, 2012SAT*December 30, 2011January 13, 2012

  • March 10, 2012SAT onlyFebruary 10, 2012February 24, 2012

  • May 5, 2012SAT* April 6, 2012April 20, 2012

  • June 2, 2012SAT* May 8, 2012May 22, 2012

    * these dates also include SAT subject tests.

    ONLINE >> sat.collegeboard.org/register     


Two yr colleges have many options

TWO YR. COLLEGES HAVE MANY OPTIONS


Accuplacer test scc

Accuplacer Test SCC

  • ACCUPLACER FAQS - It is a computerized placement test in reading, writing, and math that is a part of Sinclair Community College’s enrollment and registration process.

  • Must I show a photo ID to take the ACCUPLACER Placement test?

  • Who should take ACCUPLACER?

  • How many questions are on the test?

  • How long does it take to complete the placement test?

  • Do students need an appointment to take ACCUPLACER?

  • Do students need computer skills?

  • When should students complete their ACCUPLACER assessment?


Military opportunities

Military Opportunities

  • ASVAB-stands for Armed Forces Vocational Battery, a multi-aptitude test battery taken by juniors and seniors in HS. The battery consists of 10 short individual tests, which cover:

    1. Word knowledge 2) Paragraph Comprehension

    3. Arithmetic Reasoning 4) Mathematics Knowledge

    5. General Science 6) Auto and Shop Information

    7. Mechanical Comprehension 8) Electronics Information

    9. Numerical Operations 10) Coding Speed

  • The ASVAB is a good reflection on how well you have developed your academic occupational abilities.


The world of work

The World of Work

  • Work Skills

  • Solid work History

  • Training and Experience

  • Resume

  • Letters of Recommendation regarding your employability skills-work ethic-attitude

  • Personal contacts-networking


Other helpful information

OTHER HELPFULINFORMATION

  • Research college of interest: http://ohiocolleges.edu

  • Technical schools: www.nwtc.edu

    **** research under degrees and programs

  • Do some research on your own-colleges and

  • Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook

    online.


Review

REVIEW

  • Get started now !!

  • Arrange colleges visits

  • Take/Retake your ACT/SAT if needed

  • Research college/career on-line

  • Unsure of a major -- set up a job shadow

  • Get your Profile sheet/Resume in order

  • Get letters of recommendations, if required

  • Lots going on - Balance your time—Time for self

  • Stay off the Senior Slide- keep up your grades !!

  • End of year transcripts sent to all colleges/universities

  • Finish your Senior year strong!!


Announcements

Announcements!

  • Listen for announcements during Advisory.

  • Watch for information on the TV/FLYER

  • Listen for college visits in the cafeteria

  • COLLEGE NIGHTS

    • University of Cincinnati

    • Centerville HS w/ Careers too

    • University of Dayton


Today is the first day of the rest of your your life

TODAY… IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR YOUR LIFE

THIS IS YOUR GOAL


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