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COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION Welcome from Mr. Fujishige, the College Counselor Web Site:http://bfujishige.blogspot.com Email: fujishige@damien.edu Phone: 841-0195 Ext 519 REMINDERS COLLEGE FAIR, APRIL 22 (THURSDAY(@HAWAII CONVENTION CENTER, 5-8PM

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COLLEGE AND CAREER PLANNING AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATIONWelcome from Mr. Fujishige, the College CounselorWeb Site:http://bfujishige.blogspot.comEmail: fujishige@damien.eduPhone: 841-0195 Ext 519

reminders
REMINDERS
  • COLLEGE FAIR, APRIL 22 (THURSDAY(@HAWAII CONVENTION CENTER, 5-8PM
    • PRE-REGISTER HTTP://GOTOMYNCF.COM
  • COLLEGE SURVEY & QUESTIONNAIRE
college search
College Search
  • Take it seriously.
    • http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
    • http://www.collegeboard.com
    • http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional
  • Realize that there is no perfect college, but you can find a great fit for you! Remember that a great fit for someone else does not necessarily mean a great fit for you.
admission requirements
2-year

Open-door admission policy

H.S. diploma & ACT/SAT scores are used for placement

Accept H.S. grads, G.E.D. recipients, or individuals at least 16 years of age that have withdrawn from high school

4-year

ACT or SAT scores are required

G.P.A & class rank on transcript, volunteer work, personal statement, extra curricular activities, recommendations

Admission Requirements
the application process
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
  • The Student’s Responsibility
  • Obtaining Applications
  • Completing Applications
the student s responsibility
The Student’s Responsibility
  • Decide where to apply (talk w/College Counselor)
  • Obtain the applications
  • Complete the actual applications
  • Develop a RESUME
  • Early admission applications due as early as November 1st
  • Gather other important information
  • Request transcripts to be sent out-see College Counselor
how many apps
How Many Apps?

Applications may cost between $20-$80+ each

  • 2 “reach” schools
    • Academic & Financial
  • 2 or 3 “appropriate” schools
    • You will probably get in
    • You can probably afford
  • 1 to 2 safety schools
    • Definitely get accepted and affordable
how to get applications
How to get applications
  • Phone or visit the Office of Admissions
  • Colleges Prefer On-Line Applications
  • The Internet:
      • Complete and send electronically… Check to see if there is a section to print out and give to your College Counselor/Teacher
      • Download the application
what nearly every application asks
Student’s full LEGAL name

List of all high schools attended

State of residence of both student and parents

Six Digit Damien high school code : 120029

Courses in progress Sr Year

Standardized Test Scores

Signature from student, parent, and counselor

Letters of Rec from a Academic Teacher & College Counselor

Official Transcript

What (Nearly!) Every Application Asks
to obtain letters of recommendation
To Obtain Letters of Recommendation
  • Provide A Resume
  • Allow Minimum 2 weeks in advance
  • Provide Deadline--when/date?
  • Prefer ALL recommendations come back to College Counselor
what college admissions officers look for in prospective students
G.P.A.

Rank

ACT/SAT Test Score

Personal statement

Recommendations

HS curriculum (rigor)

Courses in progress Senior year

Academic Accomplishments

School Involvement

Personality Characteristics

Level of Commitment

Personal Accomplishments

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What College Admissions’ Officers look for in Prospective Students?
personal statement
Why are you interested in that particular College or University?

Why would you be a good addition to the academic community?

Topics include: life lessons, personal challenges, areas of interests

Personal Statement
college entrance recommendations and requirements depends on what tier the school is in
COLLEGE ENTRANCE RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS(Depends on what tier the school is in)
  • ENGLISH: 4 years
  • MATH: 3-4 years
  • SCIENCE w/2 LAB: 3-4 years
  • SOCIAL STUDIES: 3 years
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE: 2-3 years
  • VISUAL OR PERFORMING ARTS
  • ELECTIVES
ncaa clearinghouse
NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Do you hope to play Division I or Division II college athletics?
  • Your eligibility MUST be cleared by the NCAA.
    • Core GPA & Test Scores
    • Core Courses - ONLY english, math, science, social science, foreign language
    • Test Code 9999
  • Eligibility applications are available online at

www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

financial aid

Financial Aid

It’s all about the money!

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Financial Aid
  • Free Money

~Scholarships

~Grants

  • Self-Help

~Loans (types: need

& non-need based)

~Work Study

  • FAFSA and the CSS Profile
the fafsa form
The FAFSA Form
  • Provides a means for the government to use a standardized formula for applicants
  • Need PIN (both parent and student) www.pin.ed.gov
  • FAFSA www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Filed soon after January 1st of student’s senior year
  • Requires prior year tax information
  • Sends results to schools on student’s behalf
fafsa continued
FAFSA Continued
  • EFC (expected family contribution)
  • Cost of Attendance – EFC = $ eligible for aid from:

-merit scholarships

-grants

-loans (student and/or parent)

-work study

finaid comparison tools
FinAid Comparison Tools
  • Go to finaid.org click Students then Step 3 then click link “Award Ltr Comparison Tool”
  • Go to collegeboard.com click on Parents click on Pay for College click link “Compare Aid Awards”
roles responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities

Student

Parent

Counselor

student
Student
  • Keep an open mind
  • Take an active role in the process
  • Meet with the College Counselor
  • Create & refine list of schools (do research, advice from Counselors & college visits
  • Know deadlines & manage your time
  • Ask questions
parents
Parents
  • Discuss parameters (loc and finance) with your student
  • Remind your student of deadlines
  • Assist with developing college list
  • Attend junior appointment with student
  • Encourage & empower your student thru
    • The College Application Process
  • Ask questions
counselor
Counselor
  • Advocate & student helper
  • Provide counsel & support in the process
  • Assist in ID of appropriate range of schools/refine college list
  • Provide counsel to student & parent
  • Provide timeline to help limit stress
  • Provide appropriate documentation to colleges
timeline
Timeline
  • Spring and Summer 2010
    • Develop initial college list with College Counselor
    • If possible, Go visit colleges
    • Athletes register NCAA Clearinghouse
    • Contact colleges phone, email etc.
    • Conduct college search
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Timeline
  • Fall 2010
    • Meet with College Counselor & work on list
    • Common Application use
    • Ask for Recommendations well in advance
    • Maintain/Improve grades in courses
    • Talk to visiting college Reps on DMS campus
    • Retake SAT/ACT tests Sept-Dec (Jan is late)
    • Work on applications & essays
    • Avoid Senior SLUMP
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Timeline
  • Spring 2011
    • FAFSA January 1st
    • CSS Profile @CollegeBoard.com
    • Keep deadlines in mind
    • May 1st National Decision Date
    • Avoid Senior slump
college search websites
College Search Websites
  • http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
  • http://www.collegeboard.com
    • Click link College Finder
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
    • http://www.wiche.edu
  • National Survey of Student Engagement
    • www.usatoday.com/news/education/nsse.htm
  • College Ranking Tool-Screener
    • Forbes.com/2009/08/02/best-colleges-ratings-opinions-ranking-2009_land.html