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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?
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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