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Loudoun valley high school march 12 2013 6 30 8 00 pm

Mastering

the College

Selection Process

Loudoun Valley High School

March 12, 2013

6:30- 8:00 pm

One piece at a time….


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What s on the agenda

What’s on the Agenda?

Resources Available to You

Narrowing Down Your Choices

The Campus Visit

The Application Process

Q & A


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Where do i even start

Where do I even start?

Your Family

Connections

Account

  • Books

    • Colleges that Change Lives

    • Hidden Ivies

    • The Book of Majors

    • The College Handbook

  • Websites

    • Fast Web

    • College websites


Narrowing down your choices

Narrowing down your choices

  • Size

    • College vs. university

  • Location

  • Surrounding area

  • Majors

    • Creating your own major

  • Diversity

  • Athletics

  • Extracurricular

  • Cost

    • Net price calculator

    • Private vs. public

    • Merit scholarships

    • Academic Common Market?

  • Honors programs

  • Type of curriculum (Liberal Arts?)

  • Academic resources on campus

  • Study abroad programs

  • Internships

  • Career center services

  • Job placement

  • Grads accepted into master’s programs


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How about

How about …

  • A non-coed school

    • Sweet Briar College

    • Hollins University

    • Hampden-Sydney College

    • Smith College

    • Morehouse College

    • Wellesley College

    • A military school

      • Virginia Military Academy

      • The Citadel

      • Va Tech Corp of Cadets

      • Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU)

      • Hampton University

      • Virginia State University

      • Virginia Union University

  • The Community College System

    • Northern Virginia CC

      Pathways to the Baccalaureate Program

    • Lord Fairfax CC

    • New River CC

    • Blue Ridge CC

    • A Technical College

      • ITT Technical

      • DeVry University

      • The Art Institute


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How can I make the most

of my campus visits?

Visit during the week.

Sit in on classes of interest.

Participate in an informational session and tour. BE THE FIRST ONE THROUGH THE DOOR, ASK THE QUESTIONS, AND SHAKE A HAND OR TWO.

Get your name on lists!

Eat in the dining hall.

Check out the residence halls.

Look at the posters hanging up around campus.

Observe the upkeep of the buildings and landscaping.

What transportation services are on campus and around town?


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By september 1st

By september 1st

  • Know your plan for after graduation.

  • If college, your choices are narrowed down to 5-6 schools.

  • If college, you know the admission type (EA, ED, regular) and your deadlines.

  • If college and plan to play DI or II sports, you are registered at the NCAA Eligibility Center.

  • You had a summer program experience that will add depth to your college/career /scholarship applications.

  • You updated your resume in Family Connections to include all of your activities, leadership experiences, service opportunities and academic enrichment programs.


Fall of senior year

Fall of senior year

  • Meet with your counselor in September

  • Attend the College Application Workshop in September

  • Attend the College Fair one last time

  • Take one more SAT, ACT, and/or Subject Test

    - ACT (9/21, 10/26, 12/14) www.actstudent.org

    - SAT and SUBJECT TESTS (10/5, 11/2 12/7) www.student.collegeboard.org

  • Apply by winter break

  • Leave WINTER for scholarship applications.

  • NCAA Eligibility Center?


A little about the application process

A Little about the Application Process

  • Types of decisions – Early Action vs. Early Decision vs. Regular

  • Senior year calendar

  • Components of the application

    • Transcript and school profile

    • Secondary School Report (SSR)

    • Testing

    • In-state tuition form

    • Essay

    • Recommendation(s)

  • Financial Aid Office


So what goes on in the admissions office

So what goes on in the Admissions Office?


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Now let’s do a little

spot-checking!


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