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SENIOR SEMINAR. SOUTHERN NASH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SERVICES. Post Secondary Options. Four-year university or college Public universities (ex. UNC Chapel Hill, NCSU, NC A&T, NCCU, ECU) Private Independent schools (ex. NC Wesleyan, Barton College, Meredith)

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Senior seminar

SENIOR SEMINAR

SOUTHERN NASH HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT SERVICES


Post secondary options
Post Secondary Options

  • Four-year university or college

    • Public universities (ex. UNC Chapel Hill, NCSU, NC A&T, NCCU, ECU)

    • Private Independent schools (ex. NC Wesleyan, Barton College, Meredith)

    • Two year Community Colleges (ex. Nash Community)

    • Military Services

      • Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Reserves

      • Employment

        Selective Service

        All young men, with very few exceptions, are required to register with the Selective Service within 30 days of turning 18. Registration is a federal law. You may register online at www.sss.gov.


Minimum course requirements
Minimum Course Requirements

  • UNC System Requirements

    GPA 2.5

    SAT Critical Reading/Math 800

    ACT Composite of 17


Senior planning
Senior Planning

  • Talk to your parents/guardians and consider:

    • Their plans/expectations vs. Your plans/expectations

  • Utilize The College Foundation of NC to explore everything you need to know about college: www.cfnc.org

  • ACT NOW!!!

  • PAY ATTENTION TO:

    • School Announcements

    • School Website – www.nrms.k12.nc.us

    • Student Services – access from school website

    • Remind 101-text @snse to 678-381-8399


Making choices about colleges
Making Choices about Colleges

  • Get to know YOURSELF

    • What are my goals?

    • Where do I see myself?

    • What extracurricular activities would I like to continue/pursue?

    • Consider college characteristics

    • Majors and educational programs

    • Location and size and COST

    • Talk to others who have attended the college

    • College Visits

    • Attend Open House events or a campus activity

    • Call to request a tour OR take a virtual tour

    • Two college visit days as a senior. These days do not count against exam exemptions.


College application process
College Application Process

  • Step 1 – Make a choice of at least three schools

    • Safe school

    • “Middle of the road” school

    • Dream school

  • Step 2 - Check the requirements for admission

    • Check the minimum GPA requirement

    • Take appropriate entrance exams (SAT, ACT, Placement tests)

    • Step 3 - Complete college applications

      • www.cfnc.org

      • Directly through the schools’ websites

      • Paper application

    • Step 4 – Submission of Application Materials

      • Application Fees

      • Transcripts

      • Letters of recommendations (Check on deadlines for application)


Transcripts and recommendation letters
Transcripts and recommendation letters

  • Submitting Transcripts

    • Electronically through www.cfnc.org – transcript manager

    • You need student #

  • SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly from College Board or ACT site

  • Expect delays

  • Request from counselor

  • Recommendation letters

    • Request in advance – give at least 2 weeks notice

  • From who?

    • Core teachers & counselor

    • Coaches

    • Employers

    • *Check the application*

  • Counselor’s page?

    • You must provide this to your counselor


Community college programs
Community College Programs

College Transfer Program

  • 2 years of basic courses

    • English, math, science, social studies, etc.

  • Earn one of 2 degrees:

    • Associates in Arts (A.A.)

    • Associates in Science (A.S.)

  • Transfer to four-year college at end of 2 years

  • Major course work taken at the college/university

  • Check for school specific transfer agreements, such as the PAC Program

Two Year Degree Programs

  • 2 years of career specific courses

  • Earn career specific degree, such as:

    • Radiography

    • Automotive Technology

    • Computer Programming

  • These programs are for students who plan to earn a two-year degree and then enter the workforce

    • Credits may not transfer to four-year college


Paying for college
$$ Paying for college $$

Financial Aid

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

    • Everyone should complete the online application

    • FAFSA available January 1, 2014

    • 2013 - W2 Tax Information required

    • Types of aid:

      • Loans (must be paid back)

      • Grants (do not have to be paid back – need based)

      • Work Study

    • Financial Aid night at SNHS December 5, 2013 at 6:00pm

    • FAFSA Day : TBD – Late Winter 2014– register at www.cfnc.org.fafsaday

    • Financial Aid Counselor


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$$ Paying for college $$

Scholarships

  • Scholarship applications are an ongoing process

    • You have to apply – scholarships do not come to you!!

  • Where can I find scholarships?

    • School website and daily memo

    • Student Services blackboard page

    • Directly on the college/university website

    • www.cfnc.org and www.fastweb.com

    • Outside organizations: church, employers, civic organizations

  • Scholarships do not have to be paid back and can be:

    • Need based / merit based


Ncaa clearinghouse
NCAA Clearinghouse

  • If you plan on playing sports in college, you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse.

  • $60 registration fee

  • http://eligibilitycenter.org

  • It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to ensure they have met all eligibility requirements.


Senior information
Senior Information……..

  • Senior Sponsors: Mrs. Crystal Kennedy

    • Questions about all senior activities/dues

  • Senior Dues –

    • $20.00

  • Graduation/Ceremony Dates

    • Graduation: June 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

      • Tickets will be given out at graduation practice

      • # of Tickets will be announced closer to graduation.

      • Doors will be locked at 8:45


  • Honor cords
    Honor Cords

    • Honor Graduate

      • 3.25 Weighted

    • National Technical Honor Society

      • Overall GPA of 3.0 in all CTE courses

      • At least five CTE courses

      • Must complete a cluster

    • NC Scholars

      • GPA of 3.5 unweighted

      • With Rigorous coursework


    Important dates to remember
    Important Dates to Remember

    College Fair October 21, 2013

    CTE Showcase @ NCC October 22, 2013 6:00-8:00 pm

    College Application Week November 18-22, 2013

    Financial Aid Workshop December 5, 2013 @ 6:00 pm



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