Post High School Planning. Guilford High School School Counseling Department Tammy Lizotte - Director of Guidance Jennifer FittingDiane Hall Nicole RasmussenDean Cornelio Laura Samperi Administrative Assistants: Nancy Cunningham & Toni Fermo. Agenda for the night:.
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Guilford High School
School Counseling Department
Tammy Lizotte-Director of Guidance
Jennifer FittingDiane Hall Nicole RasmussenDean Cornelio
Nancy Cunningham & Toni Fermo
Tammy Lizotte – Guidance Director – Introduction and factors to consider in planning post high school planning process
Laurie Saunders – UConn admissions – Factors to consider in college research
Tammy Lizotte – Discuss the counselor role in this process and questions
What does your transcript say about you?
22 Total Credits:
- inc. 1.0 of US History and 0.5 of Civics
AP Honors level 1 level 2
A+ 4.83 4.58 4.33 3.83
A 4.50 4.25 4.00 3.50
A- 4.17 3.92 3.67 3.17
B+ 3.83 3.58 3.33 2.83
B3.50 3.25 3.00 2.50
B-3.17 2.92 2.67 2.17
C+ 2.83 2.58 2.33 1.83
C 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.50
C-2.17 1.92 1.67 1.17
D+ 1.83 1.58 1.33 0.83
D1.50 1.25 1.00 0.50
D-1.17 0.92 0.67 0.17
F0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Each student will receive a cumulative point average (CPA) using the chart above. Only grades earned at Guilford High School during sophomore, junior and senior years will be used to calculate the CPA. Grades earned at other secondary schools and through outplacement programs may be counted toward graduation credit requirements but will not be used in determining the CPA. Total quality points earned will be divided by the number of credits attempted. Thus, if a course is failed or credit is withheld, the course will still be counted in determining the cumulative point average. For transcript purposes, the student’s CPA and decile rank will be reported. In that way, colleges and employers will be able to assess the student’s record in comparison to the high and low averages for the class.
The cumulative point average will be used to determine honors for graduation. Students achieving a minimum of a 4.00 CPA will graduate with high honors; those achieving a minimum of a 3.50 CPA will graduate with honors. Cumulative point averages will be calculated to the hundredths place; averages will not be rounded.
Students may repeat any course at any time in order to raise the mark in a course. However, the course will receive credit only once and will be taken for level zero on subsequent attempts.
What do your standardized test scores say
Students should take the ACT with a writing test option to make it comparable to the SAT.
Four 35 – 50 minute tests in the areas of English usage, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Natural Science readings.
Receive 4 separate scores plus a composite score averaging the four tests.
Scale is 1 – 36.
WWW.ACTSTUDENT.ORG to register.
Registration is completed by the student (generally online through the SAT and/or ACT website).
GHS is now a test center for the SAT for most dates.
GHS is not a test center for the ACT. The sooner you register, the better the chance to get a close test center.
The school counselors have a list of test prep options.
Through Collegeboard/ACT, you sign up to send your SAT and/or ACT scores directly to the schools. They are not sent by guidance.
Some schools do not look at the writing test. They compare critical reading and math on the 1600 scale.
A few schools do not require SAT scores. They are asking for a graded writing sample instead ( www.fairtest.org ).
Students typically 3 different test opportunities (1 SAT / 1 ACT / additional test depending on what suits you best).
January 25 December 27January 10
March 8February 7February 21
May 3 April 4 April 18June 7May 9May 23
February 8 January 10 January 24
April 12 March 7 March 21
June 14 May 9 May 23
What do your activities outside of
say about you?
Your resume: IT IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU DO IN THE CLASSROOM
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
College Search Process
What school is right for you?
Associate Director of Admissions & Recruitment, UConn
Impact of CPA
Factors to consider in college research
- Location: state, city vs. rural
- Social opportunities and activities
Importance of the college visit
NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses. NCAA Division II currently requires 14 core courses. Division II will require 16 core courses for students enrolling on or after August 1, 2013.
NCAA Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the 10 must be a combination of English, math or natural or physical science that meet the distribution requirements below). These 10 courses become "locked in" at the seventh semester and cannot be retaken for grade improvement.
Grade Point Average
Reach - A reach school is a college that you have a chance of getting into, but your test scores, class rank and / or high school grades are a bit on the low side when you look at the school's profile
Realistic - A realistic school is a college that you are pretty likely to get into because your test scores, class rank and / or high school grades fall right into the middle range when you look at the school's profile
Safety - A safety school is a college that you will almost certainly get into because your test scores, class rank and / or high school grades are well above average when you look at the school's profile.
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