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  1. Olympus High School Parent Teacher Conference College and Career Readiness FALL 2013

  2. Overview of Presentation • College Admissions • College Entrance Exams • Scholarship & Financial Aid • Calendar of Events

  3. The Counselor • CCRP - College and Career Readiness Planning Meeting • Review progress towards graduation • Complete 2nd Semester Schedule • Talk about college and career plans • Schedule an individual CCRP appointment • Starting in October

  4. College Admissions

  5. Choose and Apply to Colleges • Evaluate options • Choose schools that meet academic, financial, and extracurricular needs • Shop for schools • Take campus and game day tours • Attend open houses and college preview days • Apply to several schools • Narrow choices to 3 schools – no more than 7 schools • Include at least one “safety” • Don’t dismiss schools based solely on price

  6. How to Apply for Admissions • Complete and submit an admission application - online • Pay application fee - online ($35 & $50) • Send an official high school transcript • Send an official ACT/SAT score Additional steps required by some schools • Personal Essay • Counselor/teacher recommendations

  7. University of Utah Admissions Primary Factors Secondary Factors • Quality and rigor of courses • Cumulative unweighted GPA • ACT and/or SAT • Academic honors • Extracurricular activities • Commitment to: • Community engagement • Citizenship • Leadership • Application questions

  8. Utah State University Admissions

  9. Brigham Young University Admissions AP Courses Service GPA Unique Personal Circumstance Talents and Creativity Leadership Seminary Attendance

  10. BYU - Average ACT and GPA

  11. Admissions/Scholarship Deadlines

  12. Admissions/Merit-Based Scholarship • Applicants who submit a complete application by Dec. 1 will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships • Brigham Young University • Southern Utah University • University of Utah • Utah State University • All materials in by the deadline • Application • Fee • Transcript • Test Scores

  13. Out of State Colleges • Identify the colleges of interest • Go to the college website and gather the facts: • Admissions Requirements • Admissions Deadlines • College Entrance Exam • Financial Aid & Scholarships • Tuition

  14. Common Application • Apply to more than one college with one application. • There are 415 colleges on the list that use The Common Application • Boston College • Dartmouth • Emory • Harvard • Reed College • New York University • Stanford • Wellesley • University of San Diego • Westminster College - Utah • Yale

  15. College Entrance Exams

  16. ACT & SAT Test Deadlines www.actstudent.org/start www.sat.collegeboard.org

  17. The ACT Review @ Olympus

  18. Free online ACT Prep Every high school student now has free, unlimited, and secure access to Shmoop’s ACT and PLAN test prep – no strings attached! www.scmoop.com/utah Magic Word to log in: BRYCE AP Courses Service GPA Talents and Creativity Leadership Seminary Attendance

  19. Financial Aid and Scholarships

  20. Tuition Costs 2013 -14

  21. Financial Aid & Scholarships

  22. Financial Aid Sources

  23. Do You Need Money for College? FAFSA- Federal Application for Free Federal Aid • Apply starting Jan 1st 2014 • Parents – file taxes early • Go to www.pin.ed.gov to apply for a PIN any time • The PIN is needed as a signature on the Sign and Submit page • Many scholarships require FAFSA for financial aid • APPLY – even if you think you don’t qualify

  24. The Step-by-Step Guide to College Planning • College 101 • Applying 101 • Financial Aid 101 https://bigfutures.collegeboard.org

  25. How To Find College Scholarships • Go to Financial Aid and Scholarship link on the college’s website • Click on Freshmen Scholarship link • Read criteria and make a list of possible scholarships • Note all aspects of the application process including letters of recommendations, essays & transcripts needed

  26. How to Find Outside Scholarships • Complete free scholarship searches on: FastWeb College Board Utah Futures Scholarships.com Cappex • Fill out the questionnaires or profile • Examine each scholarship carefully • Note application process and deadlines • APPLY

  27. Regents’ Scholarship Program

  28. Regents’ Scholarship ProgramRequired Classes • 4 credits of English • 4 progressive credits of math • 3.5 credits of Social Science • 3 credits of lab-based Science courses to include: • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • 2 progressive credits of the same World Language during grades 9-12

  29. Regents’ Scholarship ProgramQualifications For Each Award Base Award Exemplary Academic Achievement • $1000 one-time payment • Core course of study during 9-12 • Cumulative 3.0 GPA • No grade lower than a “C” in the required courses • One report of ACT test score • Renewable award worth up to $1,250 per semester (4 semesters) • Core course of study during 9-12 • Cumulative 3.5 GPA • No grade lower than a “B” in the required core courses. • Have an ACT score of 26

  30. Regents’ Scholarship ProgramCollege Credits & Deferment • Approved concurrent enrollment courses worth 3 or more credits will be counted as 1 credit. • English 1010 • Math 1050 • An official college transcript is required as a part of the application even if the college course is listed on the high school transcript. • A deferment application (to put the scholarship “on hold”) is required for a student who will not attend college the Fall semester after graduating from high school.

  31. Regents’ Scholarship ProgramTime Line for Review Process • Application opens – Nov. 26 • Priority deadline – Dec. 21 • Final deadline for the initial review – Feb. 3 • Document Verification Deadline – July 1

  32. Online Credit for High School

  33. Granite Connection – Electronic High School Granite Connection High School Electronic High School • Free • Open-entry/open-exit • Original credit only • Permission form required • Granite School District • Canvas • Free • Open- entry/open-exit • Original credit and recovery credit • No permission form required • Utah State Office of Education • New Student Information System

  34. Granite Connection High School • How to register for classes on Connection High School • Go to ConnectionHighSchool.com • Under Registration- Print Online/Blended Permission Form • Fill out both forms and return them to your counselor • Complete credit before 2nd semester

  35. Calendar of Events • College Day @ Olympus • October 9 • 7:30 – 10:30 • Rocky Mountain College Fair • October 26 - Saturday • Juan Diego High School • 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  36. Calendar of Events • Financial Aid Nights - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. • October 9 – East High School • October 22 - West Jordan High School • October 30 - Hunter High School • Financial Aid Night @ Olympus • January 15 • FAFASA Workshop @ Olympus • March

  37. Resources • Big Future – College Board • www.bigfutures.org • Olympus Counseling Center Website • New Olympus Counseling Center – Under construction • Twitter Account • Olympus Counseling • @OlyCounseling