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
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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