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College Readiness. Miami Southridge Senior High School Class of 2013. Graduation Requirements G.P.A. Information SAT/ACT Tests College Visitations and Applications Financial Aid Information and Scholarships. Itinerary. Graduation Requirements.

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College readiness

College Readiness

Miami Southridge Senior High School

Class of 2013


Itinerary

  • Graduation Requirements

  • G.P.A. Information

  • SAT/ACT Tests

  • College Visitations and Applications

  • Financial Aid Information and Scholarships

Itinerary


Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements


Gpa information

  • Florida Bright Futures and Colleges calculate only...

    Academic G.P.A

    • Academic G.P.A.’s are averaged only for the core courses:

      4 years of English4 years of Math3 years of Science3 years of Social Science2 years of Foreign Language

GPA Information


Gpa information1

  • Colleges calculate advanced courses as follows:

    • AP/DE/IB = 1 point

    • Honors = 0.5 point

GPA Information


Act sat tests

  • SAT Test Dates:

    ◦ October 6

    ◦ November 3

    ◦ December 1

    ◦ January 26

    ◦ March 9

    ◦ May 4

    ◦ June 1

  • Register at:

    www.collegeboard.com

  • ACT Test Dates:

    ◦ September 8

    ◦ October 27

    ◦ December 8

    ◦ February 9

    ◦ April 13

    ◦ June 8

  • Register at:

    www.actstudent.org

SCHOOL CODE: 164280

ACT/SAT Tests

TESTCODE: 101087


Act sat tests1

  • Important to put Miami Southridge’s School Code (164280), in order for us to receive your scores

  • Can choose up to 4 colleges where ACT/SAT scores can be sent for FREE

  • Must choose colleges before test is taken to be free of charge

  • Additional score reports will be charged a fee

  • Colleges require official score reports from the testing sites

ACT/SAT Tests


What should i look for in a college

  • LOCATION

    • Choose the best fit for YOU!

  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    • Know if you match their qualification. What is your chance of getting into this school?

  • COSTS

    • It’s NOT just tuition-even if you stay in Miami! Room & board, books, gas, activities, sporting events, spending money, etc. all need to be factored and budgeted.

  • MAJORS

    • Small colleges are often limiting in their major choices. Remember that 80% of college freshman do not have a major by the time they start college, and 50% change their mind- multiple times!

What Should I Look For In A College


What should i have already done

  • Finalized(ing) Your College List

  • Narrow your list to 3-6 schools

DREAM SCHOOLS

REALISTIC SCHOOLS

SAFETY SCHOOLS

What Should I Have Already Done??


What should i have already done1

  • Visited Colleges (In Person, Virtual Tours, Websites)

  • Research Applications and Fees

  • Created a Professional Email

    • [email protected] NO!

    • [email protected]  YES!

  • Created a Resume

  • Sent and/or Registered for SAT/ACT

What Should I Have Already Done??


Resume

  • Name and Contact Information

  • College and Career Choices (optional)

  • Academic Record with info on Class Rank, GPA, SAT scores, AP classes, etc.

  • School Activities

  • Community Activities

  • Work Experiences

  • Honors and Awards

  • Other Items of Interest (such as personal interests that are not covered in the above categories or a short personal statement indicating obstacles you have overcome, like a learning disability, personal or family setback, or unexpected change in circumstances)

Resume


Admissions criteria what do colleges look at

  • Application Information

  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

    • Weighted vs. Unweighted

    • High School Transcript

  • Course Load and Strength of Subjects

  • ACT/SAT scores

    • Superscore

    • SAT Subject Tests

  • Class Rank or Percentile

  • Recommendation Letters*

  • Resume: Special Talents/Awards & Personal Qualities/Activities

  • Essays

  • Interviews

Admissions Criteria- What Do Colleges Look At?


What will i need to apply and how do i get it

What Will I Need to Apply, and How Do I Get It?


How do i apply

  • There’s no crying in the college application process!!

    • NO PROCRASTINATION!!

    • If the deadline is November 1st, DO NOT wait until after you come back from the candy hotspots on Halloween night to start applying

    • Some colleges have ONLY 1 deadline, and if you miss it, you’ve missed the boat for that college

  • Most applications became available August 1st

  • APPLY ONLINE at the specific university’s website

  • Find out if your specific college requires paper application with a waiver

  • Apply early for consideration for university-specific scholarships

How Do I Apply?


Florida college applicants

  • When applying to any Florida Public institution a Florida Resident Form must be completed

    • Must submit Proof of Residency

      • Copy of one parent’s Driver’s License, Voter’s Registration, or Vehicle Registration (2 out of 3)

  • Information for Residency Classification Form http://admissions.fiu.edu/how/forms/residency.pdf

Florida College Applicants


Early decision vs early action

Early Decision

Early Action

Non-binding

Higher chance of acceptance

Multiple schools

Can give you more time to review financial aid packages in different schools

  • Binding

  • Higher chance of acceptance

  • Do this if you are POSITIVE of your choice

  • Only for one school

  • MUST withdraw all other applications if accepted

  • If you realize you don’t have any money after financial aid is complete, you’re in a sticky situation

Early Decision Vs. Early Action


Florida bright futures scholarship

  • Florida Academic Scholars (FAS)

    • $100/credit @ 4-year institution

    • $61/credit @ 2-year institution

      Requirements:

  • 3.5 GPA

  • 1280 SAT or 28 ACT

  • 100 Service Hours

  • Completed FAFSA

  • Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS)

    • $75/credit @ 4-year institution

    • $47/credit @ 2-year institution

      Requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA

  • 1020 SAT or 22 ACT

  • 75 Service Hours

  • Completed FAFSA

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship


Florida bright futures scholarship1

  • Student information, course load, and grades are entered into the Florida Bright Futures database by Counselors

  • The Florida Bright Futures (FBF) Office accesses test scores electronically from the State University System

  • When registering for the SAT/ACT, send scores to any Florida State School in order for scores to arrive at FBF Office

  • The FBF office automatically selects your best scores

  • In December 2012, students will set up their Florida Bright Future accounts during the school hours

  • Students may take SAT/ACT as often as they want to earn the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship


Free application for federal student aid fafsa

  • There are three main categories of federal student aid:

    ◦ Grants

    ◦ Work-study

    ◦ Loans

  • Forms become available to download online as of January 1st, 2013 at www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Parents must file 2012 income tax before applying or they can estimate their taxes, but have to confirm after filing

  •  If you wish to apply for other scholarships, F.A.F.S.A. must be filled out

  • Net Price Calculator: Provides estimate amount of attendance at each college

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


Financial aid

  • CSS Profile

    • Required by many private colleges/universities to determine eligibility for non-government financial aid, such as the institution's own grants, loans, and scholarships.

    • Begin applying early Fall

    • For more information and to apply, visit https://profileonline.collegeboard.com

  • Male students, who turn 18 years of age, must register with the selective services at www.sss.gov

    • Required for scholarships or federal student aid

Financial Aid


Scholarships

  • “I don’t need or want any scholarships”- said no college-bound senior EVER

  • www.collegeboard.com

  • www.collegeview.com

  • www.fastweb.com

  • www.hispanicscholarships.com

  • www.wiredscholar.com

  • www.embark.com

  • www.hsf.net

  • www.scholarships.com

  • www.finaid.org

Scholarships


Questions

  • There are no dumb questions!

Questions?


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