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Warwick High School Guidance Department. Presents The Journey Into the New Millennium. The Process. In the Home Stretch. Finishing touch to your first impression is underway . Advised to challenge yourself . Go beyond the books/solid foundation Never too late to get it right

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Warwick High SchoolGuidance Department


The Journey

Into the New Millennium

The Process

  • In the Home Stretch

  • Finishing touch to your first impression is underway.

  • Advised to challenge yourself.

  • Go beyond the books/solid foundation

  • Never too late to get it right

  • Not the time to slack off

  • What next?

    • Continue to work hard

    • Take SAT I & II in May or June

      • Use Test Prep aids, I.e. PSAT results, Homepage, CNU, TNCC, etc.

    • Narrow colleges to 4-5 schools using Technology available.

    • Visit top choices if possible

    • Attend college seminars here at WHS

    • Surf the Web to get current info on your schools

    • Talk to alumni or current students if possible

  • The Process

    The Application Piece

    • Obtain applications

    • On-Line

    • Career Center - Mrs.. Eves

    • Old Fashion way - mail

  • Variety of Shapes and Size

    • The more competitive the school the more involved the application

      • Essay

      • Counselor/Teacher recommendations

      • Assessment of the student's academic program’s rigor

      • Statement on discipline/attendance/character

  • Don’t underestimate the value of a well done application (no crayons please)

    Transcript Piece

    • Request card.

    • Transcript.

    • Test scores

    • Activity Card. Resume.

  • The Process

    • Deadlines

    • Admissions Options

      • Early Decision

      • Early Action

      • Rolling Admissions

      • Regular Decision

    Financial Aid Piece or Where’s the dough?

    • Pot of Money

      • Grants - Free money

      • Scholarships

      • Work Study

      • Loans

    • #1 Document required by all schools?

      • FAFSA - January 1, 2002 (Federal Govt./Free)

      • Some require the profile (College Board/Fee)

    • Student Aid Report (SAR)/ Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

    • Financial Aid Proposal

    The Process

    • Scholarship Searches

    • Beware of the Scam

    • Other Stuff

      • Summer Program

      • NCAA Initial Clearinghouse

    • Scholarship Bulletins

    Did you Know?

    • Guidance has a Homepage. with links to College, Career and Financial Aid information.

    • You can do a search in all three areas online.

    • Labs are available for your use to access this info on appointment.

    • Soon the latest Guidance news and tips can be yours via Email and the WWW.

    • Mrs. Eves, our Futures Assistant, has an extensive Career Center with the latest technology.

    • Guidance publishes a scholarship bulletin every 10-14 days.

    • Merit Scholarship winners are based on the results of the PSAT taken in the 11th grade.

    • The PSAT is a practice for the SAT and is given once a year in October.

    • Over a 100 colleges will be at Hampton University in the Fall.

    • College representatives visit Warwick throughout the year.

    • Juniors should take the SAT or ACT in June 2000.

    • The #1most important step in the college search is the most demanding and challenging academic program you can handle.

    • In addition to a copy in the mail, students will bring a copy of next year’s schedule home on April 17th.

    • Although colleges emphasize academic rigor, they are interested in the whole person, and therefore school and community activities are important.

    • Through good old fashioned hard work anything is possible.

    Lifting the Veil of Mystery

    The percentage of college admission officials who say the following factors are “ considerably important” in influencing admission decisions

    • Grades in College Prep Courses84%

    • Class Rank42%

    • SAT/ACT39%

    • Grades in all Subjects35%

    • Teacher/Counselor Recommendation22%

    • Essay/Writing Sample19%

    • Interview14%

    • Work/School Activities4%

    • Personal Recognition Programs1%

      Source: National Association of college Admission Counselors

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