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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.


    We are here to support you through this process come see us any time

    We are here to support you through this process! Come see us any time!


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