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Scranton Prep College Planning SENIOR PARENT WORKSHOP September 26, 2005
Paperwork Mrs. Phillips Mrs. Major Mrs. Jones Mr. Cosgrove Mr. Bernard
Definitions Re: The Admissions Process • Regular Admissions • Rolling Admissions • Early Decision • Early Action (St. Joe’s/Penn State) *ED= for the college EA= for the student • The Common Application (Supplements) • On-Line Application (Download Paper App.)
SEPTEMBER • SAT I and SAT II or ACT Registration • Colleges begin visits to Prep • Senior Questionnaire • Parent Reference Form • Transcript Request Form
OCTOBER • Take the SAT (10/8/05) • Register for SAT II’s: very important toread and follow the directions of the schools SAT/SAT II and/or ACT Scores must be sent to the schools by the student via the testing service WWW.COLLEGEBOARD.COM or ACT.COM
NOVEMBER • Early Action Deadlines • Early Decision Deadlines • Take SAT I and/or II (11/5/05) • Narrow Application Choices • APPLY !
DECEMBER • APPLY • Please Apply • NO, Really, Please Apply • Prep Parents Financial Aid Workshop: 12/6/05
JANUARY • EA and ED decisions due back • FAFSA (Available after Jan. 1st) • CSS Profile (Available now at www.collegeboard.com)
FEBRUARY • Decisions begin to come out: • Accept • Deny • Wait List
MARCH • Select your School • Confirm with a deposit • PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLE DEPOSIT
APRIL Choose: Your School Confirm : Your spot in the class and the dorm Contact : Other schools to let them know of your decision Cancel : Any other confirmation for your deposit to be refunded. MAY 1ST is the Universal Deadline for College Confirmations
Summary For Students • Be Aware of Deadlines • Keep your College Advisor INFORMED of Online Applications, Admission Decisions and Scholarship Offers • Give teachers 3 weeks notice for writing a recommendation • Inform teachers of admission decisions as they become available. THANK THEM. • Talk to your parents about the process *Do your homework and turn things in on time.
Summary for Parents • Be Aware of Deadlines : Especially FEB. 15th and MAY 1st • Prepare Finances • Make Copies • Talk to your children about the process • Suggest that they do their homework and turn things in on time.
Resources • Prep’s Resource Room- 4th Floor Guidance www.collegenet.com (college searches) www.collegeboard.com (testing, college searches, financial aid) www.finaid.com (financial aid forms/ FAFSA and CSS Profile) www.fastweb.com (scholarships)
Non- Resources • Companies that offer to find you FA for a fee. • Previous admissions numbers • Previous scholarship numbers • Amateur Admissions Representatives i.e. Other People • “I Heard…. “ OR “ I know for a fact…..” • ALWAYS CALL THE SCHOOL DIRECTLY TO CONFIRM INFORMATION
Final Thoughts • Call us with questions BUT call the colleges and universities for confirmation • The Colleges will lose paper; Try not to panic • Your have done your job! Your daughter/son is going to college. • Good Luck and Congratulations!