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College Process Overview. College Planning Night October 9, 2013 Lincoln High School. Main Topics. YOU…the starting point Academics Activities Testing College Research College List Applying Well Family and Closing Comments. You …the Starting Point. Interests?

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College process overview

College Process Overview

  • College Planning Night

  • October 9, 2013

  • Lincoln High School


Main topics

Main Topics

  • YOU…the starting point

  • Academics

  • Activities

  • Testing

  • College Research

  • College List

  • Applying Well

  • Family and Closing Comments


You the starting point

You…the Starting Point

  • Interests?

  • What do you like about high school?

  • Learning Style?

  • Budget?

  • 4 year? 2 year? Arts? Engineering?…??


Your academics

Your Academics

  • Do your best

  • Get help early

  • Six Semesters…

  • Upward trend helpful

  • Recover Ds as needed

  • Gpa and Context—rigor


Academics matter

Academics Matter

Percent of Colleges Attributing Considerable Importance


Your activities

Your Activities


Your activities1

Your Activities

  • Quality of Activities > Quantity

  • Sustained Involvement

  • Do what you like

  • Service + Leadership

  • Use your summers

  • Be engaged, be intentional


Your testing plan

Your Testing Plan

  • ACT, SAT or both

  • Preparation is key—plan NOW

  • Scores play into scholarship $$

  • Calendar

  • Execute


Next research schools

Next, Research Schools

  • What fits You?


Read books

Read Books


Research on line

Research On Line

  • College Board

  • College Data

  • College Navigator

  • Naviance

  • Oregon CIS


Attend visits at lincoln

Attend Visits at Lincoln


Know your numbers

Know Your Numbers

  • In context of the world

  • In context of your high school (Naviance)

  • In context of Financial Fit (EFC)


Know your numbers1

Know Your Numbers


Know your numbers2

Know Your Numbers


Love your list

Love Your List

  • 2-8 ideal

  • Balanced list

  • Best? Or Best for you?

  • Goal: Create options


Get ready to apply well

Get Ready to Apply Well


Organize for the search

Organize for the Search

  • Spiral notebook?

  • File box?

  • College wall?

  • Spreadsheet?

  • New email address?

  • What works for you?


Plan your process

Plan Your Process

  • Junior Year

Junior Summer

  • Create Calendar

  • Create activities list

  • Draft personal essay

  • Stay active

  • Research scholarships

  • Work on short answer essays

  • Complete Common App if using

  • Work Hard in School

  • Execute Testing

  • Evaluate Self

  • Research Schools

  • Visit Schools

  • Build List

  • Think about Essay

  • Contact schools of interest


Get to know teachers

Get to Know Teachers


Use your resources

Use Your Resources

Lincoln High School

College Handbook


Family harmony

Family Harmony

  • College Chat — weekly only

  • Student driven process

  • Who is going to college?

  • Parent job ideas

  • Parents — cheer your kids on

  • Kids — be nice to your parents


Last words

Last Words

  • “If you don’t have time to do it well, when will you have time to do it over?”John Wooden

  • “College is not a Prize to be Won, but a Match to be Made”Steve Antonoff


Thank you enjoy the process

Thank youEnjoy the Process

Marie Morris & Lisa Wendland


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