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Senior Year & Beyond 2013-2014. High School Counselors. Crisis Counseling Group Counseling Career Counseling Academic Counseling Individual Counseling Planning your Future. Agenda. Where do I start? How do I decide what to do after high school? How do I decide on a college?

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Senior year beyond 2013 2014

Senior Year & Beyond2013-2014


High school counselors

High School Counselors

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Group Counseling

  • Career Counseling

  • Academic Counseling

  • Individual Counseling

  • Planning your Future


Agenda

Agenda

  • Where do I start?

  • How do I decide what to do after high school?

  • How do I decide on a college?

  • What should I be doing now?

  • When and how do I apply to college?

  • How do I get into college?

  • How do I pay for college?


Recommended college prep courses

Recommended College Prep Courses

  • EnglishFour years of English

  • MathematicsFour years of mathematics, including rigorous courses in AlgebraI, Geometry, and AlgebraII

  • Natural SciencesThree years of science, including rigorous courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

  • Social StudiesThree years of social studies

  • Additional CoursesSome colleges and universities require other classes as prerequisites for admission, such as two or more years of the same foreign language or courses in the visual arts, music, theater, drama, dance, computer science, etc.*Specific high school course requirements vary from institution to institution. Be sure to check with the schools you're interested in to see what they recommend or require.


Dual enrollment

Dual Enrollment

MCC, U of M Flint, Kettering, & Baker

Meet with high school counselor

Apply to the college as a dual enrolled student

Turn in Dual Enrollment form to counselor

Take (returned form) to college

Register for class at the college


Act retake

ACT Retake

  • You can take the ACT no more than 12 times total Many students take the test twice, once as a junior and again as a senior.

  • How will I do on a retest?

  • Of the students who took the ACT more than once:

    • 57% increased their Composite score

    • 21% had no change in their Composite score

    • 22% decreased their Composite score


Act test dates 2013 2014

Test DateRegistration Deadline

June 8, 2013 (SCHS)May 3, 2013

September 21, 2013August 23, 2013

October 26, 2013 (SCHS)September 27, 2013

December 14, 2013 (SCHS)November 8, 2013

February 8, 2014January 10, 2014

April 12, 2014March 7, 2014

June 14, 2014 (SCHS)May 9, 2014

ACT Test Dates 2013-2014


Act registration

Act Registration

Student must register online

Www.actstudent.org

Student creates account

Student registers for selected test date and submits payment

Student must upload a picture and print admission ticket


Senior year

Senior Year

  • Get organized – start a folder save EVERYTHING

  • College Visits

  • Counselor meeting

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • College Applications

  • Scholarships

  • Financial Aid

  • Utilize Career Cruising


Choosing a college

Choosing a College


Campus visitation procedure

Campus Visitation Procedure

  • Obtain College Visitation Form from the Guidance Office

  • Parent calls in EXP absence

  • Student obtains signature at college visit

  • Attendance office receives form and changes EXP absence to SR


Campus visits 101

Campus Visits 101

  • Schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor and/or financial aid administrator at college you are considering

  • Take a campus tour

  • Research the college before you go, so you know the questions to ask


Campus visits 101 continued

Campus Visits 101 continued

  • Attend a class and eat in the dining hall

  • Check out the range of services and facilities in the bookstore and student center

  • Ask students what they like about campus and what they don’t like.

  • Check out whatever is important to you: athletic facilities, fine arts facilities, career counseling office, student newspaper office, etc.


College visits

College Visits

ITT TechAdrian

MSUAiAdvantage

Grand Valley State UniversityAlbion College

Kettering UniversityAlma College

U of D MercyAquinas College

Baker CollegeCornerstone

Northern Michigan UniversityEastern Michigan University

Ferris State UniversityHope College

Central Michigan UniversityIndiana Tech

Western Michigan UniversityLake Superior State University

Spring Arbor UniversityMott Community College

Wayne State UniversityNorthwood University

Hope CollegeOakland University

Saginaw Valley State UniversityUniversity of Michigan Flint

University of Michigan Ann Arbor


Senior year beyond 2013 2014

What do I need to get accepted into a college?


College admission criteria

College Admission Criteria

  • Academic Performance (Cumulative/Core)

  • Class Rank

  • Strength of Curriculum

  • Recent trends in academic performance

  • ACT Score

  • Recommendations

  • Leadership, talents, conduct, and diversity of experience

  • Personal Essays

  • Interviews


Averages for admission university gpa act

Averages for AdmissionUNIVERSITY GPA ACT


Application process

MAIL

Complete application

Attach check/money order, letters of recommendation, essay, etc.

Turn in to high school counselor

Counselor completes his/her portion, attaches transcript and mails to college/university

ONLINE

Complete application via website (credit card)

Print counselor page and hand in to high school guidance counselor

Counselor completes his/her portion, attaches transcript and mails to college/university

Request a transcript (www.parchment.com)

Application Process


Request a transcript www parchment com

Request a Transcriptwww.parchment.com


Financial aid

FINANCIALAID

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aidonline access www.fafsa.edu.gov

Financial Aid Night – January 2014


Financial aid free application for federal student aid fafsa

Financial AidFree Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA)

  • Need-based money provided for post-secondary education

  • Grants (do not have to repay)

  • Student Loans (must repay)

    • (MUST fill out the FAFSA to qualify for low interest student loans)

  • Reapply every year


Filling out the fafsa

Filling out the FAFSA

Online Application

  • Parents and student apply for pin number – electronic signature (website - www.pin.ed.gov)

  • FAFSA ON THE WEB WORKSHEET - optional

  • Complete online application between January 1st– March 30th


State of michigan scholarships and grants

State of Michigan Scholarships and Grants

  • Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

  • GEAR UP Michigan Scholarship

  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship

  • Michigan Merit Award

  • Michigan Tuition Grant

  • Tuition Incentive Program

  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship


Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Apply early!

  • See high school website (www.swartzcreek.org/Scholarships.html)

  • Local (Guidance Office)

  • Academic (high GPA and ACT)

  • Athletic

  • Private, Groups, Organizations


Scholarship website searches

Scholarship Website Searches

  • www.studentaid.ed.gov

  • www.fastweb.com

  • www.fastaid.com

  • www.collegeanswer.com

  • www.collegenet.com

  • www.collegeboard.com

  • www.schoolsoup.com


Swartz creek high school guidance counselors

Swartz Creek High SchoolGuidance Counselors

Cheryl Reger A-G(810) 591-1870

Daniel Nolen H-N(810) 591-1869

Michelle HorningO-Z(810) 591-1868


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