College Planning. Central bucks high school south Class of 2015 Taryn barrett (A-K) Laura ladley (L-Z ) 2.20.14 Part Two. OVERVIEW. Program Planning Process Junior & Senior Year Timelines Standardized Testing Finding the “best fit”
Central bucks high school south
Class of 2015
Taryn barrett (A-K)
Laura ladley (L-Z)
2.20.14 Part Two
Currently Counselors meeting with juniors:
*reviewing course selections
Early March Verification report on Portal &
Deadline for all changes
August Schedules posted Student Portal
ACT/SATSpring of Junior Year
Fall of Senior Year
*If testing in Fall of Senior Year- scores should be sent directly to colleges from ACT and/or CollegeBoard.*
APFirst 2 weeks of May; same year as AP course
SAT Subject TestsImmediately following related coursework
April 12, 2014 Spring Junior Year
October 25, 2014 Fall Senior Year
March 8, 2014 Spring Junior Year
May 3, 2014 Spring Junior Year
June 7, 2014 Spring Junior Year
October & November 2014 / Fall Senior Year
South CEEB code is 394992
Other High Schools/districts may host SAT/ACT on additional test dates
Grades/GPA in college prep classes.
Rigor of transcript/course selection.
Standardized test scores.
Demonstrated interest in attending.
Teacher and/or Counselor Recommendations.
Internet, Naviance, PASSHE, CollegeBoard, etc,
Specific college websites
College brochures and view books
In-State Colleges & Universities
Private Colleges & Universities
“Ivy League” Schools
art, music, culinary arts, technical & trade, etc.
Community Colleges / Transfer Programs
Two-Year Private Colleges
Final Cost and Expenses
Finding the perfect match….
Size of school/classes
Distance from home
Facilities and housing
Open Houses- spring or next fall.
Overnight stay with sibling/friend
Visit an actual classin session
Interview, if requested or required
“Chat” with current students
Visit before applying,
and again after acceptance!
The Common Applicationwww.commonapp.org
*Over 300 Colleges/Universities currently use the Common App
PA State System of Higher Educationwww.passhe.edu
School Specific Application
Develop/update your Resume in Navianceand indicate what your potentialmajor might be under “game plan”.
Review application essay from Career Plan 11.
From your research, develop a list of 7-10 schools and do extensive research.
Trim the list of 10 colleges to 3-7 by September of senior year…be sure to consider varying degrees of competitiveness.
Consider and contact teachers for letters of recommendation!!!
Complete “Counselor Recommendation Request” form on Naviance. (Only some schools require a letter from counselors.)
College Fair- March 19th- CB South
College Planning Session 3- May 14th- CB South
College Planning Session 4- Sept 2014- CB South
Financial Aid Night- November 2014- CB South
FAFSA Workshop- Winter 2015- CB East
Class of 2015 Guidance Updates
We will post PowerPoint presentations and updates to both sites.
There are also links to Naviance, Portal, E-Prep, Resources and Counselor contact information.
MAY 14, 2014