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Senior Year & Beyond 2011-2012. High School Counselors. Crisis Counseling Group Counseling Career Counseling Academic Counseling Individual Counseling Planning your Future. Agenda. Where do I start? How do I decide what to do after high school? How do I decide on a college?

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High school counselors
High School Counselors

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Group Counseling

  • Career Counseling

  • Academic Counseling

  • Individual Counseling

  • Planning your Future


Agenda
Agenda

  • Where do I start?

  • How do I decide what to do after high school?

  • How do I decide on a college?

  • What should I be doing now?

  • When and how do I apply to college?

  • How do I get into college?

  • How do I pay for college?


Recommended college prep courses
Recommended College Prep Courses

  • English Four years of English

  • Mathematics Three years of mathematics, including rigorous courses in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II

  • Natural Sciences Three years of science, including rigorous courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

  • Social Studies Three years of social studies

  • Additional Courses Some colleges and universities require other classes as prerequisites for admission, such as two or more years of the same foreign language or courses in the visual arts, music, theater, drama, dance, computer science, etc.*Specific high school course requirements vary from institution to institution. Be sure to check with the schools you're interested in to see what they recommend or require.


Act test dates 2011 2012

Test Date

June 9, 2011 (SCHS)

September 11, 2011

October 22, 2011(SCHS)

February 11, 2012

April 14, 2012

June 9, 2012(SCHS)

Registration Deadline

May 6, 2011

August 12, 2011

September 16, 2011

January 13, 2012

March 9, 2012

May 4, 2012

ACT Test Dates 2011/2012


Senior year
Senior Year

  • Get organized – start a folder save EVERYTHING

  • College Visits

  • Counselor meeting

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • College Applications

  • Scholarships

  • Financial Aid

  • Utilize Career Cruising


Student counselor meeting
Student/Counselor Meeting

  • Be ready for your counselor meeting –

    Bring the following items:

    • Counselor verification form (if applied online)

    • Letters of recommendation (to be mailed with other items)

    • All questions ?????



15 michigan public universities

Central Michigan

Eastern Michigan

Ferris State

Grand Valley State

Lake Superior State

Michigan State

Michigan Tech

Northern Michigan

Oakland University

Saginaw Valley State

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Dearborn

University of Michigan Flint

Western Michigan

Wayne State

15 Michigan Public Universities


College visits
College Visits

  • ITT Tech 9/21/11

  • MSU 9/22/11

  • Grand Valley State University 9/28/11

  • Kettering University 10/4/11

  • U of D Mercy 10/5/11

  • Baker College 10/12/11

  • Northern Michigan University 10/18/11

  • Ferris State University 10/21/11

  • Central Michigan University 10/26/11

  • Western Michigan University 10/26/11

  • Spring Arbor University 10/28/11

  • Wayne State University 11/2/11

  • Hope College 11/7/11



College admission criteria
College Admission Criteria

  • Academic Performance (Cumulative/Core)

  • Class Rank

  • Strength of Curriculum

  • Recent trends in academic performance

  • ACT Score

  • Recommendations

  • Leadership, talents, conduct, and diversity of experience

  • Personal Essays

  • Interviews


Averages for admission university gpa act
Averages for AdmissionUNIVERSITY GPA ACT


Application process

MAIL

Complete application

Attach check/money order, letters of recommendation, essay, etc.

Turn in to high school counselor

Counselor completes his/her portion, attaches transcript and mails to college/university

ONLINE

Complete application via website (credit card)

Print counselor page and hand in to high school guidance counselor

Counselor completes his/her portion, attaches transcript and mails to college/university

Request a transcript (www.parchment.com)

Application Process


Request a transcript www parchment com
Request a Transcriptwww.parchment.com


Financial aid
FINANCIALAID

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aidonline access www.fafsa.edu.gov

Financial Aid Night – January 2012


Financial aid free application for federal student aid fafsa
Financial AidFree Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA)

  • Need-based money provided for post-secondary education

  • Grants (do not have to repay)

  • Student Loans (must repay)

    • (MUST fill out the FAFSA to qualify for low interest student loans)

  • Reapply every year


Filling out the fafsa
Filling out the FAFSA

Online Application

  • Parents and student apply for pin number – electronic signature (website - www.pin.ed.gov)

  • FAFSA ON THE WEB WORKSHEET - optional

  • Complete online application between January 1st – June 30th


State of michigan scholarships and grants
State of Michigan Scholarships and Grants

  • Children of Veterans Tuition Grant

  • GEAR UP Michigan Scholarship

  • Michigan Competitive Scholarship

  • Michigan Merit Award

  • Michigan Tuition Grant

  • Tuition Incentive Program

  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship


Scholarships
SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Apply early!

  • See high school website (www.swartzcreek.org/Scholarships.html)

  • Local (Guidance Office)

  • Academic (high GPA and ACT)

  • Athletic

  • Private, Groups, Organizations


Scholarship website searches
Scholarship Website Searches

  • www.studentaid.ed.gov

  • www.fastweb.com

  • www.fastaid.com

  • www.collegeanswer.com

  • www.collegenet.com

  • www.collegeboard.com

  • www.schoolsoup.com


Swartz creek high school guidance counselors
Swartz Creek High SchoolGuidance Counselors

Cheryl Reger A-G (810) 591-1870

Daniel Nolen H-N (810) 591-1869

Michelle Mahl O-Z (810) 591-1868


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