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2013-2014 seniors Applying to College: The extracurricular activity you never knew you signed up for. Presented by Your College and Career A dvisors. COLLEGE & CAREER ADVISORS. Ms. Snyder Students with last names A-K Mr. Trevino Students with last names L-Z

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2013 2014 seniors applying to college the extracurricular activity you never knew you signed up for

2013-2014 seniors Applying to College: The extracurricular activity you never knew you signed up for

Presented by Your College and Career Advisors


College career advisors
COLLEGE & CAREER ADVISORS

  • Ms. Snyder

    • Students with last names A-K

  • Mr. Trevino

    • Students with last names L-Z

      *We are located on the left side of the library in the “fish tanks” (you know…those large glass offices)


  • Goals
    Goals

    • AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS PRESENTATION YOU WILL KNOW HOW TO:

      • Get in touch with your college and career counselor

      • Access Naviance

      • Request teacher and counselor recommendation letters

      • Request transcripts and understand what is sent out with each transcript

      • Send SAT/ACT scores to colleges

      • Identify schools as reach, target or likely schools

      • Tell the difference between early action, early decision, regular, and rolling admission

      • Access various applications – ApplyTexas, CommonApp, school specific apps


    Naviance login
    NAVIANCE LOGIN

    • FAMILY CONNECTION

    • WEBSITE

      • Lovejoy High School Homepage  Click on “Naviance”

  • LOGIN FOR NAVIANCE

    • Username: Most likely your email address for LHS computer login

    • Password: If you forgot it, see Ms. Snyder and she will reset it for you

  • MOST OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION MAY BE ACCESSED THROUGH NAVIANCE.


  • College admissions other testing
    COLLEGE ADMISSIONS & OTHER TESTING

    • THE ACT & SAT ARE TAKEN IN HIGH SCHOOL TO HELP DETERMINE COLLEGE ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY

    • ACT– www.actstudent.org

    • SAT– www.collegeboard.org

    • ASVAB – www.military.com (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

    • TSI – TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE

      • Test to be used for course placement in college

        (not an entrance exam)

  • YOU CAN FIND MOST OF THIS INFORMATION UNDER THE “COLLEGE” TAB IN NAVIANCE BY CLICKING ON “COLLEGE RESOURCES”


  • Collin college
    Collin college

    • Associates degrees offered through a wide variety of disciplines

    • Benefits of attending Collin College:

      • Lower costs for transferable coursework

      • Relationships with local and regional 4-year institutions for transfer

        • Transfer scholarship opportunities

      • Opportunity for students to explore areas of interest


    Deadlines 4 types
    DEADLINES – 4 TYPES

    • APPLICATION

      • VARIES AMONG COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

  • SCHOLARSHIP

    • SOMETIMES FALLS BEFORE APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • FINANCIAL AID

    • GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, WORK STUDY, LOANS

  • HOUSING

    • SOMETIMES FALLS BEFORE APPLICATION DEADLINE!


  • Letters of recommendation teachers
    LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ‐ TEACHERS

    • POLITELY ASK TEACHER FOR RECOMMENDATION

    • BE SENSITIVE TO TEACHER’S HESITANCY

      • PICK SOMEONE YOU KNOW WILL WRITE YOU A GOOD RECOMMENDATION

  • GIVE PLENTY OF NOTICE

    • AT LEAST 3 WEEKS

  • TEACHERS SHOULD EMAIL YOUR REC LETTER TO YOUR COLLEGE COUNSELOR TO BE SENT OUT WITH YOUR TRANSCRIPT

  • PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST MORE RECOMMENDATIONS THAN YOU NEED –GENERALLY 2 LETTERS, BUT NO MORE THAN 3!


  • Letters of recommendation teachers1
    LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION ‐ TEACHERS

    • PROVIDE TEACHER WITH:

    • YOUR RESUME

    • COLLEGES OF INTEREST AND DEADLINES

    • FOLLOW UP WITH THE TEACHER A FEW DAYS PRIOR TO DEADLINE

    • **WRITE A THANK YOU NOTE TO YOUR TEACHER**


    Letters of recommendation counselor
    Letters of recommendation - counselor

    • IF ANY OF YOUR COLLEGES REQUIRE A COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION LETTER YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR APPLICATION DEADLINE:

      • ASK YOUR COUNSELOR BY EMAIL AND IN PERSON IF THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO WRITE YOUR LETTER

      • COMPLETE THE “SENIOR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION SURVEY”

        • Go to Naviance About Me tab  Senior letter of recommendation survey

      • PARENT MUST COMPLETE THE “SENIOR PARENT LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION SURVEY” FOUND ON THEIR OWN NAVIANCE PAGE

        **THE PARENT SURVEY IS ONLY REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS IN NEED OF A COUNSELOR LETTER**


    Letters of recommendation
    Letters of recommendation

    • If you need ANY recommendation letters (teacher or counselor), you must complete the “Senior Letter of Recommendation Survey” found on Naviance:

      • Naviance About Me tab  Senior Letter of Recommendation Survey


    Transcripts
    transcripts

    • FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)

      • ONCE YOU SUBMIT A FORM, IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THE REMAINDER OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

      • SEE OUR TRANSCRIPT SECRETARY, MS. HERRING, IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THIS FORM

  • Request transcripts through Naviance

    • NAVIANCE HOMEPAGE COLLEGES TAB  TRANSCRIPTS (lefthand margin)

    • TRY TO TIME YOUR TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS WITH YOUR REC LETTER DEADLINES!!!


  • Transcript mailing
    Transcript Mailing

    • WHAT IS MAILED OUT TO COLLEGE WHEN I REQUEST A TRANSCRIPT?

    • AUTOMATICALLY SENT:

      • Official transcript

      • List of senior year courses

      • Secondary School Report

      • School Profile

  • SENT WITH TRANSCRIPT WHEN REQUESTED:

    • Teacher recommendation letters

    • Counselor recommendation letters

      **EVERY SENIOR IN NEED OF A TEACHER AND/OR COUNSELOR LETTER MUST COMPLETE THE SENIOR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION SURVEY!


  • Sat act scores
    Sat/act sCORES

    • YOU MUST SEND YOUR SAT/ACT SCORES TO EACH COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY THROUGH THE OFFICIAL TESTING WEBSITES!!!

      • LOGIN TO YOUR SAT OR ACT ACCOUNT TO SEND SCORES

      • SEND SCORES 4-6 WEEKS PRIOR TO APPLICATION DEADLINE TO ENSURE DELIVERY


    Narrowing college choices
    Narrowing college choices

    • REACH:

      • The majority of applicants have better grades and test scores than you.

      • You only have a slight chance of being accepted, however, you may have some intangible quality that the college is searching for in its students.

  • TARGET:

    • You meet most of the admissions criteria.

    • You have a good chance of being admitted to these colleges, but there is also the possibility of denial.

  • LIKELY:

    • You should be admitted without difficulty based on grades, test scores, etc.

    • You researched the school and believe you will get a good education and also be happy

  • HOW DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU STAND?


  • Check out scattergrams in naviance
    Check out “Scattergrams” in Naviance!

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    Target likely school
    Target/Likely school

    University of Arkansas


    College applications 3 ways to apply
    COLLEGE Applications – 3 ways to apply

    • APPLY TEXAS COMMON APPLICATION

      • WWW.APPLYTEXAS.ORG

  • (NATIONAL) COMMON APPLICATION – “Common App”

    • WWW.COMMONAPP.ORG

  • COLLEGE-SPECIFIC APPLICATION

    • FOR COLLEGES WHICH ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THE APPLY TEXAS OR COMMON APP. ORGANIZATION. SOME SCHOOLS SIMPLY OFFER AS AN ADDITIONAL OPTION.


  • Apply texas common application
    APPLY Texas Common Application

    • WWW.APPLYTEXAS.ORG

    • APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO ANY TEXAS PUBLIC UNIVERSITY AND TO PARTICIPATING TEXAS COMMUNITY AND PRIVATE COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

    • SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ESSAYS ONLINE

    • APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FROM PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES


    Common application
    Common Application

    • WWW.COMMONAPP.ORG

    • THERE ARE NOW 517 COMMON APPLICATION MEMBERS

    • THEY REPRESENT AN ENORMOUSLY DIVERSE VARIETY OF INSTITUTIONS – SMALL AND LARGE, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE, COED AND SINGLE SEX, HIGHLY SELECTIVE AND RELATIVELY OPEN ENROLLMENT

    • ALWAYS CHECK FOR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS


    College applications types
    College APPLICATIONS – TYPES

    • REGULAR ADMISSION

    • ROLLING ADMISSION

    • EARLY DECISION

      • BINDING AGREEMENTWITH ONE SCHOOL

  • EARLY ACTION

    • NON-BINDING


  • Texas top 10 rule
    TEXAS TOP 10% RULE

    • ANY STUDENT RANKED IN THE TOP 10% OF THEIR CLASS IS AUTOMATICALLY ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION TO ANY PUBLIC STATE SCHOOL IN TEXAS

      • YOU MUST STILL APPLY TO THE SCHOOL!

      • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS IS THE EXCEPTION AS IT AUTOMATICALLY ADMITS ONLY THE TOP 7%

      • REMEMBER: BEING AUTOMATICALLY ADMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE MAJOR OF YOUR CHOICE AT THAT TIME


    Caution
    CAUTION!!!

    • You are responsible for making sure the college receives all required materials before the deadline. You must check your email and your application status frequently. This is how a college will communicate with you.



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