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College Jump Start Night. Shawnee High School May 8, 2014. Purpose of Presentation. Review the college process. Discuss transcripts, standardized testing, college visits, Naviance, and letters of recommendation.

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College jump start night

College Jump StartNight

Shawnee High School

May 8, 2014

Purpose of presentation
Purpose of Presentation

  • Review the college process.

  • Discuss transcripts, standardized testing, college visits, Naviance, and letters of recommendation.

  • Learn about the college admission process from college admissions representatives.

Gpa rank

  • Students will receive their Rank and GPA in homeroom in September.

    • Unweighted is on a 4.0 scale

    • Weighted is on a 6.0 scale

  • Transcript reflects weighted & unweighted GPA & Rank

From rowan s website
From Rowan’s Website….

  • High School PreparationYou must have completed a minimum of 16 college-preparatory units in high school. Your high school curriculum should include (at minimum) the following:

    4 units - English2 units - Laboratory Science*3 units -College Prep Mathematics* (Algebra I and II, and Geometry)2 units - Social Studies5 units - Additional work in at least two of the following: History, Languages (minimum 2 units in one language), Mathematics, Science or English.

  • *Engineering applicants should have 3 units of laboratory science including physics and chemistry and 4 units of college prep. math including pre-calculus. Calculus is strongly recommended.

University of delaware recommends
University of Delaware recommends:

The University expects all applicants to have completed strong college prep course work:

Subject Years RequiredYears Recommended

English 4 4

Math 3 4

Science 3 (2 must include lab) 4 (3 must include lab)

History 4 4

Foreign Language 2 of same 4 of same

Academic Electives 2 units 2 units

Total 18 20-22

Standardized tests
Standardized Tests

  • SAT’ (SAT Reasoning Test)

  • ACT’ (ACT with writing)

  • SAT Subject Tests are specific one hour content area tests used by a small percentage of colleges. Be sure to confirm if the colleges to which you are applying require these tests and plan accordingly.

  • Send scores to Shawnee High School & colleges of your choice-Free when you register, but fee later

  • You must send Standardized Test scores to colleges directly from the testing agency:

    College Board (SAT’s)-


Test dates
Test Dates

SAT’s- at Cherokee HS

June 7, 2014 (deadline 5/9) January 2015

October 2014 March 2015

December 2014 May 2015 June 2015


June 14, 2014 (Seneca -deadline 5/9) February 7, 2015

September 13, 2014 April 18, 2015

October 25, 2014 (Seneca) June 13, 2015

December 13, 2014

College visits interview
College Visits/Interview


  • Take campus tour

  • Visit library, cafeteria, dorms

  • Talk with students

  • Think about major, location, size, setting (rural/urban/suburban), extracurricular activities.

  • Realistic evaluation of each college’s admission requirements (grades, standardized test scores, required high school courses).


  • This is a good way for schools to know YOU and not what is on paper.

  • Be able to state why you are interested in that particular school.

Shawnee is going green with the college application process
Shawnee is going GREEN…With the College Application Process

  • Online applications

  • Online teacher recommendation letters

  • Electronic submission of transcripts and letters

Family connection powered by naviance
Family Connection Powered by NAVIANCE

  • Create a resume

  • Personality/learning style inventories

  • Explore careers/career profiler

  • Search colleges

  • Full length SAT practice tests

  • Apply for scholarships

  • Track transcripts and letters of recommendation


    Password: StudentID#

Teacher recommendations
Teacher Recommendations

  • Ask two teachers politely in person. Give teachers at least two weeks notice.

  • Put teacher recommendation request in Naviance

    1. Click on Colleges

    2. Click on Colleges I’m Applying To

    3.Click Add/Cancel Requests

    4. Select teacher’s name from drop down bar

    5. Click Update Requests

  • Check Naviance to see when letters have been completed.

  • When teachers write you a letter, they will also fill out the common application teacher form electronically.

    **Teacher letters should be completed when you are requesting transcripts**

  • Counselors will automatically fill out all required forms electronically.

  • If you have any outside letters, you will need to send them on your own.

Counselor forms
Counselor Forms

  • Counselors will fill out all required forms electronically but students and parents must complete brag sheets.

  • Brag sheets can be found on Naviance:

    • Click on About Me

    • On Left, Surveys to Take

    • Student Brag Sheet, Parent Brag Sheet

    • Answer questions for both and click Update

Types of college admissions
Types of College Admissions

  • Early decision is a contract between you and the college. You can only apply to 1 school early decision. If you are accepted, you MUST attend. BINDING contract!

  • Early action is more flexible. You do not have to commit to the college if you are accepted. You can apply to multiple schools. NON-BINDING contract!

  • Rolling Admission-Applications are evaluated as they are received.

  • Regular Decision- decisions are made once ALL applications have been received by deadline.

Ways to apply
Ways to Apply


  • School Application

    • Go to the individual college website.

    • You will create a username and password.

    • Fill out the entire application online.

  • Common Application-

    • You will create a username and password.

    • Fill out once for multiple schools

    • Some schools have supplemental forms as well

      ** If a college accepts the Common Application & also has its own online or VIP/Priority application, you MUST apply using the Common Application for us to be able to send electronic documents**

College jump start night

Spring Ahead Program

  • Fall-Attend BCC informational meeting at Shawnee & fill out free application-

  • January-Transcript request form due to Counseling Center

  • February-BCC placement tests at Shawnee. Exempt if scored 540 in Critical Reading and/or 530 in Math on SAT’s or ACT Reading-23 and/or Math-20

    (Must have applied and sent transcript by January in order to take test)

  • May-Trip to BCC to register for classes (Must have applied, sent transcript & taken placement test in order to attend)


ASVAB-Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (Military entrance exam)

  • Each branch has required entrance score

  • ASVAB administered in December at Shawnee

College athletics
College Athletics

Students who are planning to play in a

Division I, II sport need to complete the following:

1. Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center:

  • Send official test scores from College Board/ACT to NCAA

  • Send high school transcript to NCAA-request electronically through Eligibility Center website.

College fair
College Fair

BCC –Mount Laurel Campus

Thursday, May 15th

6-8 pm

Briggs Road Center

Suite 120

Summer programs
Summer Programs

College Essay Writing

July 7-10 @ Lenape

July 14-17 @ Lenape

July 21-24 @ Shawnee

July 28-31 @Shawnee

Time- 9 am-12 pm


SAT Prep

July 14-17 @ Lenape

July 28-31@ Shawnee

Time: 8:30 am-12:30 pm


Register online: June 2nd

Things to do now
Things to do...NOW!!

  • Research & visit colleges

  • Take standardized testing

  • Naviance-research colleges/SAT practice tests/career search

  • Register with NCAA Eligibility Center

  • Ask teachers for recommendation letters (2) and request through Naviance

  • Fill out brag sheets

  • Course changes by August 1st

Things to do in september
Things to September

  • Counselor will meet with seniors to review college application process

  • Sign up in Counseling Center for college visits-listed on counseling website & daily announcements

  • Know where you plan to apply

  • Submit parental release of academic records

  • Fill out required Naviance information for college applications

  • Finish standardized testing

  • APPLY-**pay attention to deadlines**

  • Early action/decision deadlines are October and early November

  • Rutgers-early action deadline of November 1st; Regular decision deadline of December 1st

Counseling center events
Counseling Center Events

Senior Parent College Application Night

September 2014

Shawnee Auditorium

Financial Aid Night

October 2014

Shawnee Auditorium

Visit the counseling center’s website:

Counselor contact information
Counselor Contact Information

CounselorLast NamesPhoneEmail

Ms. Michelle Torrence A-B x4416

Mr. Kevin Looney C-D x4408

Mr. Gary Hill E-Ha x4419

Mrs. Janae Zechman He-Man x4411

Mrs. Helene Welde Mar-Pi x4417

Mr. Darren Welsh Pl-So x4451

Mrs. Erin O’Neill Sp-Z x4402

Mrs. Heidi Krihak SAC x4413


College panel
College Panel

  • BCC-Deshe Taylor

  • The College of New Jersey-Matthew Middleton

  • Drexel University-Erin Litsch

  • Millersville University-Katy Ferrier

  • Pennsylvania State University-Marla Stalone Johnson

  • Rowan University-Jessica Prach

  • Rutgers University-Christopher Bertone

  • Saint Joseph’s University-Corinne Logan