Senior Informational Session Presented by henry ford ii high school counselors A-DE: Wendy Johnson DF-KA: Bettye Ann Kittle Intern Courtney Zullo KB-L & AVID: Matt Joseph Intern Christine Mudalige M-SG: Catherine Livingston SH-Z: Greg Jesko
Agenda • Naviance • Financial Aid • Discuss Post-Secondary Options • Traditional “College” Application Process • Question and Answer Session
Ford ii college week activities October 21st-25th • Monday – College Conversation Day Discuss College Experience with your Teachers • Tuesday – College Trivia Quiz – Winning class gets a prize • Wednesday – I Applied Day – Seniors Sign Posters in Commons of Colleges Applied to • Thursday – Door Decorating – Winning class gets a prize • Friday – College Apparel Day – Door Decorating Winner Announced – Trophy Presentation **Check out the barometer in the Commons with percentage of seniors who have applied** **Counselors will be available EVERYDAY during all lunch hours to assist students with college applications, FAFSA, and post-secondary questions** SENIOR GOAL: EVERY SENIOR SHOULD APPLY TO A COLLEGE BY OCTOBER 31ST
What does Naviance offer? • Career Exploration • College Exploration • Sign up for college visits offered at Henry Ford II High School • Request Transcripts • Scholarships and Financial Aid ALL UNDER THE COLLEGES TAB
Requesting transcripts eYOUMUST CLICK ON PINK PLUS BUTTOM TO REQUEST A TRANSCRIPT
Type Name of College & Select from List This is where you indicate if you are Applying via Common App This question NEEDS to be answered!
Requesting initial, mid-year & final transcripts Needs to be selected in the fall Needs to be selected after midterms Needs to be selected after finals TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE SENT UNLESS YOU REQUEST THEM
Financial aid 101 • Scholarships FREE • Grants FREE • Work Study EMPLOYMENT • Student Loans PAY BACK
Fafsa – free application for federal student aid • Get help paying for college – Submit a FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) • Begin application on October 1st www.fafsa.ed.gov
HOW TO GET MORE MONEY FOR COLLEGE Simple Steps to Apply for Federal Student Aid through FAFSA • Create FSA ID at: student.gov/fsaid • Your FSA ID allows you to electronically sign your FAFSA • Student and Parent both require FSA IDs • Complete FAFSA Application at: fafsa.ed.gov • Both parent’s and your social security numbers • Any untaxed income statements (i.e. child support – if applicable) • Current bank and asset statements (if applicable)
Financial aid night Financial Aid Night Stevenson High School September 26th 6:30 PM Auditorium
College is a post-secondary education • The term “college” refers to the attainment of valuable postsecondary credentials beyond Ford High School, including professional/technical certificates and academic degrees. • College is no longer just defined as an individual pursuing a degree at a two-year or four-year institution.
Post-secondary options • Community College (2 year) • College or University (4 years) • Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marines, Airforce, Coast Guard • Trade/Vocational Schools • Cosmetology, Carpenters, Plumbers, Electrical Workers • Apprenticeship Programs • Enter the Workforce
College application • Applications are completed online • Pay application fee • Some schools have no application fee • Waiver for low income students may be available • Request transcript through Naviance • Early Action/Early Decision Date is November 1st – recommend all applications be submitted by October 31st • Some schools have deadlines for admission and financial aid • Others have rolling admissions (no deadline) • Research the school(s) you are applying to for deadlines
College visits Things to see and do when you visit a college: • Visit the college admission office • Take a campus tour • Meet with a financial aid officer • Meet a professor in your field of interest • Talk with current students • Look into extra curricular/athletic interests or student services • Check out various housing arrangements Sign up for College Visits through Naviance “Visiting colleges is an excellent way to weed through the propaganda and objectively learn about the campus atmosphere, the students, the environment, and the location of the college that you are considering.” ~ College Admissions Services Inc.
Oakland University: • Go for the Gold: Saturday, October 5th 9:00-2:00 • Discover OU: Saturday, February 7th, April 3rd & June 18th Macomb Community College: • Discover Macomb • Saturday, November 17th (center campus) & Saturday, March 2, 2019 (south campus) from 10AM - 1pm.Register at: www.macomb.edu/discovermacomb
Ncaa eligibility center The Eligibility Center certifies the academic and amateur credentials of all students who want to play sports at a NCAA Division 1 or 2 institution as a freshman. www.eligibilitycenter.org For more information: Mr. Joseph (586) 797-1668 Matthew.email@example.com
Retaking the sat or act SAT • For information & to register: • https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org • Upcoming Dates: • October 5 / November 2 / December 7 • $45.90 no essay • $64.50 with essay ACT • For information & to register: • www.actstudent.org • Upcoming Dates: • October 26 / December 14 • $52.00 no essay • $68 with essay