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A Post High School Planning Workshop for Juniors and their Parents. GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT. A through G Mrs. Katie Smith [email protected] H through O Mrs. Carol Kerchensky [email protected] P through Z Mrs. Linda Chirieleison [email protected] Secretary Mrs. Janice Allshouse

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Guidance department
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Parents



Know thyself
Know Thyself Parents

  • Values

  • Ambitions

  • Achievements

  • Academic Strengths

  • Interests

  • Your Standout Talents


Choosing your college priorities
Choosing Your ParentsCollege Priorities

What is important to you?

  • Location

  • Academics

  • Size

  • Campus Appeal

  • Social Life

  • Total Cost – Including aid


Next steps for juniors
Next Steps for Juniors Parents

In School

  • Stay focused on academics

  • Do not lighten your academic load for senior year

  • Meet with your school counselor

  • Stay involved in school activities

    Standardized Testing

  • Prepare for and register for ACT / SAT tests

  • Register for AP tests as appropriate

    College Exploration

  • Explore colleges on the Web

  • Visit colleges if you can

  • Meet with college representatives

  • Attend college fairs


Types of colleges
Types of Colleges Parents

* Does not include room and board.


Types of colleges1
Types of Colleges Parents

* Does not include room and board.


Psat nmsqt
PSAT/NMSQT Parents

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  • Register in the Guidance Office no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012

  • $18.00

  • Results are returned in early December


About college admission tests
About College Admission Tests Parents

  • ACT

    • Consists of five tests: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing

    • Writing component is optional

    • Top composite score is 36

  • SAT

    • Consists of three tests: Verbal, Math, Writing

    • Each test is scored on a scale of 200-800


Sat prep course
SAT PREP COURSE Parents

  • 8-week course beginning in late fall/early winter

  • Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon

  • Information will be posted on the morning announcements.


Sat ceeb code 391885
SAT – CEEB CODE 391885 Parents

* Testing Dates at Indiana Senior High School

* Request Test Center Code # 39299. Register at www.sat.collegeboard.com.


Act ceeb code 391885
ACT – CEEB CODE 391885 Parents

The ACT is NOT administered at Indiana Area Senior High School. Register at www.actstudent.org.


Additional testing information
Additional Testing Information Parents

  • SAT Subject Tests

    • Offered the same days as the SAT Reasoning Test

    • Only necessary if required by schools of interest

  • Advanced Placement tests

    • May 6-16 during the school day


Collecting college information
Collecting College Information Parents

HS website – www.iasd.cc

Career Cruising – www.careercruising.com

Internet Resources

- www.cappex.com

- www.princetonreview.com

- www.educationplanner.org

College and Career Fairs

Resource books/catalogs from the Guidance Office

Visiting School Representatives

School Counselor


Tips on making a school visit
Tips on Making a School Visit Parents

  • See your counselor for a College Visit Checklist.

  • Phone ahead to the admissions office and make an appointment.

  • Request an interview with an Admissions Officer and Financial Aid Officer.

  • Meet with instructors in the major field of interest.

  • Observe classes.

  • Take a campus tour.

  • Visit a freshman dorm and eat in the dining hall


The admissions glossary
The Admissions Glossary Parents

  • Early Decision

  • Early Action

  • Rolling Admissions

  • Wait List


Tips on completing applications
Tips on Completing Applications Parents

  • READ DIRECTIONS carefully.

  • Colleges prefer on-line applications.

    • If completing a paper application, print neatly in ink.

  • Complete all information and check over before submitting.

  • Check spelling.

  • Request a high school transcript from the Guidance Office.

  • Ask your counselor to include letters of recommendation.

  • Enclose the application fee.

  • Submit applications to the Guidance Office two weeks prior to the deadline.


Financial aid
Financial Aid Parents


What s the difference
What’s the Difference? Parents

  • Scholarships

  • Grants

  • Work-Study Programs

  • Loans

BE SURE TO ATTEND THE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF SENIORS IN JANUARY OF SENIOR YEAR.


Financial aid resources
Financial Aid Resources Parents

  • Guidance Office

  • Local employers and organizations

  • Online resources

    • fafsa.ed.gov- Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    • Studentaid.ed.gov - The federal government’s website about paying for college

    • Educationplanner.org

    • Collegeboard.org

    • College or University website



Important dates
Important Dates Parents

  • September 4-21, 2012 – register for the PSAT

  • October 2, 2012 – Career Fair at IUP

  • October 17, 2012 – PSAT at the Senior High

  • Late fall to March 2013 – SAT Prep Course

  • March 9, 2013 – SAT at IHS

  • June 1, 2013 – SAT at IHS


10 tips for parents
10 Tips for Parents Parents

  • Help your student understand the college search process.

  • Be realistic and non-judgmental.

  • Be in the "back seat" - and not the driver - of the college search process.

  • Be open to dialogue and responsive to questions.

  • Be aware of deadlines and fees due.

  • Know that things have changed since your college days.

  • Don’t overemphasize your own alma maters.

  • Don’t compare your student with others.

  • Don’t dwell on disappointments, like a rejection letter.

  • Celebrate successes!


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