J UNIOR A DVISEMENT. Information for Juniors and Their Parents. Topics for Discussion. Counselors Graduation Requirements - Credits and Honor Points - Numeric Average - Senior Schedule - AP Dual Enrollment Move on When Ready - Credits and Honor Points
Information for Juniors and Their Parents
Topics for Discussion
- College Admission Standards
- Researching colleges
- Narrowing List of Colleges
- Honor Code
- Scholarships/Financial Aid
- Junior Status Meeting
Students are assigned to counselors according to their last name:
Counselor Student Caseload
Samiah Garcia (A – Co)
Jamie D. Brown (Cr – Hu)
Andrew Alhadeff (Hw-Lim)
Renee Ferrerio, Dept Chair (Lim – O)
Allison Leja (P- Sn)
Steve Creel (So – Z)
Students planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university must take a minimum of two units of the same world language.
Credits and Honor Points
Fulton County calculates numeric averages by adding up all grades in classes and dividing by the total number of classes taken. The numeric average is on a 100 point scale i.e. 87 out of 100
All grades included in this calculation – failed grades, summer grades, online grades…
Fulton County adds 7 points to the final passing grade for each Honors, AP, and college course taken; shown on transcript
Sample Senior Schedule
Advanced Placement - AP
AP Night – Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6:30 pm, NHS Theater
More information to follow…
Move on When Ready – MOWR/ACCEL
Move on When Ready
An opportunity for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time (MOWR) or part-time (ACCEL)during their junior and/or senior year of high school
Students will receive high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending college classes on the college campus fulltime.
-Tuition is paid through local system
- Students can live on campus or commute but are responsible for
- All high school End of Course Tests and Georgia High School
Graduation Testing requirements must be met
-Any student interested must notify their counselor early in Spring Semester. Deadline for applications to be submitted to college and paperwork with counselor to be completed is March 30th, regardless of colleges deadline. Deadline for application to college to be complete is May 1st.
Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT)
College Admission Standards
GPA – Typically average in academic core on a 4.0 scale (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language)
Course Selection (rigor; difficulty level) – Selective colleges are looking at the strength or rigor of your courses throughout high school, including your senior year. We highly recommend seniors take a minimum of 4 academics each semester- for highly selective colleges, a minimum of 5 each semester.
Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT)
Class Rank – Based on overall numeric weighted average
Extracurricular Activities – Leadership and participation in clubs, service and sports can be particularly important to competitive colleges
College Application Essays – Required essays on the college application are important because they demonstrate your writing ability and give the college more information about you. Please seek advice when writing an essay and make sure to proofread for errors
Letters of Recommendation – Request teacher recommendation two weeks before needed and counselor recommendation at least two weeks prior to the school’s deadline
Resumes – Contains academic info., honors & awards, extracurricular activities, work/volunteer experience, etc.
A Word on Grade Point Average (GPA)
High School GPA is calculated by the postsecondary institution not the high school (Fulton County does not calculate)
College GPA is different than the Fulton County Numeric Average
Focus / Target Your List
Narrow your list of colleges – balance is key
View the school profiles, and compare the admissions data to your own academic record and test scores.
- Dream/Reach school (less than 30% chance of admission)
- Your Academic Record/Test scores are below average
- For highly selective schools, your scores may meet or be above avg
- Good Fit/Target school (30%-60% chance of admission)
- Your Academic Record/Test Scores are in line with average
- Safety school (greater than 60% chance of admission)
- Your Academic Record/Test Scores are above average
- You need one at least one safety school
- Highly selective school should never be considered safety
- Close to home (more affordable)
- Consider location and the cost of traveling home
Apply to schools that are a good match for your personality, interests, and career goals
If a college or scholarship program inquires about honor code violations or discipline, we are obligated to report this information.
Also, inquiries on a student's integrity may also be affected if the student has a documented out of school suspension or honor code violation.
Acceptance to college is provisional and the colleges hold all of the rights.
Colleges reserve the right to rescind admission or put you on immediate probation.
Honor Code and Discipline
College Entrance Exams
College admission test that measures students’ mathematical ability, critical reading knowledge, and writing skill.
SAT Subject Tests
One-hour tests offered in subjects such as English, foreign language, science, history, and mathematics. Some colleges require the SAT II test(s) & students should check with each college to determine whether it is necessary to take the SAT II(s).
American College Testing Program (ACT)
College admission test which measures aptitude and skill in English, math, reading, natural sciences, and writing.
High School Code 111148
It is recommended students take the SAT and/or ACT at least twice during junior year and once at the beginning of their senior year
SAT Versus ACT
A 3.0 GPA is required by averaging core coursework, including failing grades, on a 4.0 scale
Honors points are removed and a 0.50 weighting is added back in for AP courses only, not to exceed 4.0
Middle school credit is not calculated in the HOPE GPA
All calculations are done by the Georgia Student Finance Commission
Counselors are not responsible for calculating the HOPE GPA
A 2.99 GPA does NOT qualify you for HOPE
The HOPE Scholarship will pay:
Apply for the HOPE
Apply for the HOPE – Complete FAFSA starting January, 2013 senior year:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - www.fafsa.ed.gov
Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS) - www.GAcollege411.org
View your HOPE average
Go to www.gacollege411.org and login to your account.
For Additional Information on HOPE
Contact Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)
770-724-9000 or www.gsfc.org
NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse
Be aware that the NCAA may or may not approve courses taken through a non-traditional format such as online, distance learning, correspondence, credit recovery, etc.
Counselors are not responsible for researching or advising NCAA policies. It is up to the student and family to investigate NCAA regulations as they pertain to non-traditional courses
Georgia Perimeter College
Gwinnett Technical College
Postsecondary institutions will not establish any application deadlines for first-year candidates for fall admission prior to October 15 and will give equal consideration to all applications received by that date
Junior Status Meeting- Purpose…
Students meet individually with their counselor to discuss
12th grade classes
Post Secondary Plans
Please do not be concerned if your student does not receive an appointment letter until the latter part of this timeframe - the process takes time and is planned so each student will have a quality meeting prior to the end of February. Parent attendance is optional and the majority of the information we discuss will focus on the information presented here.
October 2020 – February 2013
Samiah Garcia A-CoLate Nov-Feb
Jamie BrownCr-HuLate Jan-Feb
Andrew Alhadeff Hw-Lim Late Nov-Feb
Renee FerrerioLin-OLate Oct-Dec
Allison LejaP-SnLate Oct-Dec
Steve CreelSo-ZLate Oct-Jan
Junior Status Meeting- Students Bring…
NHS Counseling Website
Posted online at www.northviewhigh.com/counseling
-Junior Advisement PowerPoint Presentation
-College Profile Summary
-GPA Calculation Sheet
-College Organization Worksheet
-Junior Advisement Sheet
- And much more…
You should have received email alerts for this meeting.
If you do not receive any email communication from the counseling office, make certain we have your updated email address.
You may send your updated email to [email protected]
Make sure to include your student’s legal name and grade level
Q & A