College Prep Night April 16, 2014
Universities Chosen by Chesterton High School Class of 2013 • Ball State University • Bethel College • Butler University • California Polytechnic State University • Calumet College of St. Joseph • Carroll University • Carthage College • Centre College • Chapman University • Columbia College Chicago • Columbia University • Cornell University • DePaul University • Grace College • Harvard University • Indiana State University • Indiana University • Indiana University Northwest • Indiana University South Bend • IUPUI • Indiana Wesleyan University • University of Indianapolis • Loyola University Chicago • Manchester University • Miami of Ohio • Michigan State University • University of Missouri • North Central College • Northwestern University • University of Notre Dame • University of Pennsylvania • Prairie State University • Purdue University • Purdue University Calumet • Purdue University North Central • Quinnipiac University • Robert Morris University Chicago • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology • St. Ambrose University • University of St. Francis • St. Joseph’s College • St. Mary’s College • University of Southern Indiana • Spring Arbor University • United States Naval Academy • University of Southern Indiana • Valparaiso University • Wabash College • William Penn University • University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire • Xavier University
School Website • College and Career information can be found by going to the Chesterton High School Website, selecting Programs and Services, and selecting Career Center • http://www.duneland.k12.in.us/domain/146
Career Center Mrs. Arthur, Career Center Director • College application process resources • Information on individual school • iPad Lab • Scholarship resources that is update with new information every Tuesday
Timeline • Mapping My Future website includes printable calendars and resources for every state of high school.http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/MiddleHighSchool/ • Ninth Grade Timeline http://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/BCF1A04A/High-School-Freshman-Timeline-and-Checklist/ • Tenth Grade Timeline http://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/8A88B7F9/High-School-Sophomore-Timeline-and-Checklist/
Eleventh Grade Timeline http://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/BFDD4D28/High-School-Junior-Timeline-and-Checklist/ • Senior Year Month by Month Timeline http://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/6BCDBA67/High-School-Senior-Timeline-and-Checklist/
Research and Decisions When should you do visits? How many visits should you make? What about online research? http://www.campustours.com/ What is the difference between early decision and early action? (http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/applications/early) Early decision plans are binding — a student who is accepted as an ED applicant must attend the college. Early action plans are nonbinding — students receive an early response to their application but do not have to commit to the college until the normal reply date of May 1.
Student Profile Interpersonal • Depth, not breadth, of experience is most important. • Passionate involvement in a few activities and a demonstration of leadership. • A Record of Community Service • Work or Out-of-School Experiences • Focus on special talents and abilities • Overall, colleges are seeking students who will be active contributing members of the student body. Academic • A transcript that reflects the student takes on challenges can put him/her a step ahead. • Strong grades. • Solid Scores on Standardized Tests. • A well written essay.
Financial Information • Net Price Calculator • https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/paying-your-share/focus-on-net-price-not-sticker-price • NCAA Clearinghouse http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp • NAIA Clearinghouse http://www.playnaia.org/ • 21st Century Scholars • Needs based scholarship and you must have registered by 8th grade
SAT/ACT Test Prep • Question of the Day: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day • Dr. Scott B. Carlin, Ph.D. from Michiana Test Prep