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SENIOR PRESENTATION

COUNSELORS

SHONGH SMITH A-D

BRONDA GOATES E-Ko

SHANNON VALDIVIA Kp-Rei

CATHY CUNNINGHAM Rej-Z

KRISTI ARCHER TESTING FACILITATOR

important dates
Important Dates

October 2 College Night at Merrill Center 6:30 – 8:30

You can register early at

www.gotocollegefairs.com to allow students to have a bar code for the representatives to scan instead of filling out cards.

correspondence courses deadline
Correspondence Courses Deadline

November 19, 2013

Complete course work by

October 31st!!!

DON’T RUN OUT OF TIME!!!!!!

test dates
Test Dates
  • We will have 2 test dates in

November for Correspondence

Courses

                • November 5th
                • November 12th
junior senior survival guide
Junior-Senior Survival Guide
  • Senior timeline
  • Graduation Plans
  • College Information
  • Career Planning
  • College Selection & Admissions
  • SAT & ACT
  • Financial Aid
sat act
SAT ACT
  • School Code: 443509
  • Registration booklets available in the Counseling office
  • Register on-line or by mail

Watch Deadlines

&

Late Registration Fees

test preparation products and services
Test Preparation Products and Services
  • collegeboard.com
  • actstudent.org
  • books/workbooks
  • computer Programs
  • review Services (ex.)
    • Various opportunities available

through the business community

graduation requirements page 11
Graduation Requirements (Page 11)

26 credit Recommended Plan

(RHSP)

26 Credit Distinguished Achievement

(DAP)

class rank
Class Rank
  • Class rank is based on the cumulative grade point average for high school credits earned for grades 7-12. A student’s GPA is derived by dividing the total number of grade points by the number of semester courses attempted. The first official class rank is determined during the spring semester of the junior year and is updated after each subsequent semester.
class of 2014 spring 2013
Class of 2014-Spring 2013
  • Quarter Rank GPA Included
    • 1 1-200 4.8333-3.9545
    • 2 201-400 3.9423-3.5000
    • 3 401-600 3.4878-3.0000
    • 4 601-801 2.9783 and below

The Registrars are still working on updating all the transcripts and they will be passed out during the lunches the first week in October.

transcripts
Transcripts

All classes taken

Semester Averages

Credit earned

Test Scores (State)

GPA Class Rank

Be sure to fill out a “Transcript Release Form” and

submit $1.00 for each transcript requested along

with a stamped envelope. If you are not 18, a

parent must also sign for each transcript requested.

what college would i like to attend
What College would I like to attend?
  • Dream School? Reality School?
  • Select a college that may be a “stretch for you.
  • Select at lease one “reality” school.
  • Select 2 or 3 schools between “dream” and “reality” school.
the right college fit
The Right College Fit
  • ACADEMICALLY
  • PERSONALLY
  • SOCIALLY
  • BE REALISTIC!
  • The college you choose should NOT be one that will overwhelm you!
college info on the internet
College info on the Internet
  • Visit University Home Page
  • On-Line Applications
  • Virtual Campus Tours
  • Current Admission Information
  • On-Line Test Registration

Type in: college name.edu

steps for applying to college
Steps for applying to college
  • 1. Complete College Applications
  • 2. Mail application or submit on line,

don’t forget application fees.

  • 3. Check with college to confirm receipt of “online” documents.
  • 4. Check for Housing Application
  • 5. Accept/Decline Deadline
college application
College Application

Obtain application (from the college or online)

  • For Texas Public—Apply Texas (Texas Common App) www. Applytexas.org
  • For Most Private—The Universal Common Application www. commonapp.org

Fill it out and SAVE until

ready to submit

Best to submit on-line

student profile packet
Student Profile Packet
  • Student Profile Packet must be filled out if you are requesting a recommendation letter from the counselor’s office.
  • Available on line at the Counselor page of the CRHS website; under the seniors tab.
  • This MUST be submitted in order for your counselor to write the recommendation letter.
  • http://kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/CRHS/Counselors/Pages/Seniors.aspx
our process paper form
Our Process;Paper Form
  • Letter of Recommendation or application that needs to be completed by the counselor and it is Not online:
    • Complete a Purple Counselor’s Checklist
    • Submit the Counselor’s Checklist, Student Profile Packet, application, envelope
    • Check deadlines, this must be submitted 15 working days before it is due!
on line applications
On Line Applications
  • Student Profile Packet must be filled out and submitted to counselor
  • Invite your counselor
  • Check with your counselor to make sure they received the email
  • You still need to give the counselor 15 working days from the time you turn in your Profile Packet and invite them on line.
new important
NEW & IMPORTANT
  • Even if applying on line you must turn in a purple Counselor’s Checklist!
very important
VERY IMPORTANT
  • For us to write you a rec letter you must waive your rights!!!
transcripts1
Transcripts
  • Fill out Transcript Release Form(these are on line on the CRHS website in the counselor section under the seniors tab)
  • If transcript only; submit to release form to registrar’s office with a stamped and addressed envelope.
college essay do s
College Essay DO’s
  • CONCISE– 300 words or less
  • HONEST—no “gimmicks”
  • INDIVIDUAL—sets you apart from others
  • ACCURATE—error-free writing
  • VIVID—interesting

DO I COME ACROSS AS AN INTERESTING PERSON?

EDIT/REVISE!!!!!!!

college essay avoid
College Essay AVOID
  • EXCUSES
  • GENERIC EXAMPLES
  • SARCASM
  • PLAGIARISM
  • PARENT’S REWORDING
  • RECREATING OR RESTATING THE RESUME
  • WAITING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE
college admission terms
College Admission Terms

Early Decision-A binding commitment to attend the college if you are accepted. Says, “I am only applying to you.”

Early Action/Notification-Simply applying early so you will receive acceptance

notification early-No commitment to attend.

Wait List-Admission pending

Provisional/Summer Admit-Varies from school to school

appeals
Appeals
  • If you don’t get accepted to the college you want, please see your counselor to discuss any appeals process that may be available.
financial aid
FINANCIAL AID
  • APPLY EARLY !!!!
  • Distributed on a need basis and first come, first serve basis.
scholarships
Scholarships
  • http://kisdwebs.katyisd.org/campuses/CRHS/Counselors/Pages/default.aspx
  • Check Scholarship Bulletins
  • Apply
  • Scholarship Companies & Scams
fafsa free application for federal student aid
FAFSAFree Application for Federal Student Aid

HOTLINE

1-800-801-0576

For help with completing forms

www. fafsa.ed.gov

College Financial Aid Offices

**MUST fill out forms Every YEAR!!!

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