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College Conference 2014. Outline of Presentation. Academic Scheduling/Review PSAT Standardized Testing Naviance Extracurricular Activities and Community Service Teacher Recommendations Student Athletes Exploring College options Campus Visitations Questions. Academic Scheduling/Review.

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Outline of presentation
Outline of Presentation

  • Academic Scheduling/Review

  • PSAT

  • Standardized Testing

  • Naviance

  • Extracurricular Activities and Community Service

  • Teacher Recommendations

  • Student Athletes

  • Exploring College options

  • Campus Visitations

  • Questions


Academic scheduling review
Academic Scheduling/Review

  • Transcript-what courses have I taken?

  • Have I challenged myself to take advanced levels such as AP, IB and Honors Courses?

  • Have I made my best effort in my classes?

  • What’s my GPA?


PSAT

  • My College QuickStartwww.collegeboard.com/quickstart

  • My Online Score Report

  • My SAT Study Plan

  • My College Matches

  • My Major and Career Matches


Sat i sat subject and act
SAT I, SAT Subject and ACT

  • SAT I-Reasoning Test-Three parts: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing

    www.collegeboard.com

  • SAT Subject tests-one hour-subject: biology, French, History, math, etc.

    www.collegeboard.com

  • ACT-alternate option to the SAT-Consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, Reading, Math and Science; optional writing test but is not part of composite score; possible score of 36

    www.act.org



  • How to use the Naviance Website

  • You must have internet access in order to use this site.

  • Go to rbrhs.org and click “Naviance” under “Quicklinks”

    • Explore colleges

    • Track college applications and data

    • Complete the self-assessment and resume

    • Search for scholarships

    • Sign up for college visits

  • Not sure what to major in in college?

    • Take the Career Interest Profiler


Extracurricular activities
Extracurricular Activities

  • Clubs

  • Sports

  • Religious/volunteer/community service groups

  • Leadership positions are a bonus!


Teacher recommendations
Teacher Recommendations

Hi Ms. Smith! Thanks so much for writing my college letter of recommendation. Just as a reminder, I’m hoping to have my applications out by ……..

Thanks again!

Sincerely,

Joe Jones

  • May/June of junior year—decide who to ask

  • Ask teacher IN PERSON first!

  • September/October—complete an electronic request/reminder on Naviance


Student athletes
Student-Athletes

  • Sign up with the NCAA Clearinghouse now if you plan to play intercollegiate sports either Division I or II

    www.eligibilitycenter.org


Explore college options
Explore College Options

  • Complete the College Super Match or the College Search on Naviance

  • Save your search

  • Add schools of interest to your prospective college list

  • Schedule a meeting with your counselor to discuss your college list

Identify Safety, Target and Reach schools


Things to consider
Things to Consider

  • Is there an Honors Program?

  • Visit a dormitory and/or friend

  • Sample the dining hall food

  • Talk about tuition and financial aid

  • Ask about the freshman retention and 4-5 year graduation rate

  • Double check entrance requirements for admission-Am I suited for this school academically?


Campus visitations
Campus Visitations

  • Research college/university

  • Schedule a tour with their admissions office

  • Meet admissions counselors

  • Consider sitting in on a class (if possible)

  • Talk to a professor or student from the department of the major in which you are interested



Thank you for attention
Thank you for attention!

If you have any further questions or concerns, discuss them with your school counselor!


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