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There are notes with every slide. Example pages should be posted on the team website with this PowerPoint. Cypress Ranch Robotics Team 3335. Parent College Talk Nov 9, 2013. College Talk Agenda. My Experience GPA & Ranking; Selecting Classes & Timing Record Keeping Resumes & Testing

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Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

cypress ranch robotics team 3335

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team 3335

Parent College Talk

Nov 9, 2013

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

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College Talk Agenda

  • My Experience
  • GPA & Ranking; Selecting Classes & Timing
  • Record Keeping
  • Resumes & Testing
  • College Websites & Visiting w/colleges
  • Happy Index & So Tell Me
  • Budget talk & Internships
  • Financial Aid

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

my experience
My Experience
  • My experience is with CFISD.
  • Schools our family has checked out: UT Austin, UT Dallas, Texas A&M, Baylor, SMU, Sam Houston, TCU, Rice, Kettering, WPI, MIT, Olin, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Colorado School of Mines, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, LeTourneau, Embry Riddle, WahingtonUniv St Louis
  • Check websites – start in 9th grade!

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

gpa ranking
GPA & Ranking
  • CFISD uses a 6 pt weighted scale.
    • Counseling & Guidence
    • p13 of PDF

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

selecting classes timing
Selecting classes & timing
  • AP, K level, on level
  • You are applying to colleges starting Aug 1st
  • Your class rank needs to be high by the end of Jr year.
  • Summer school classes are almost all on level
  • Take what makes sense for your student just understand the consequences.

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

record keeping 1
Record Keeping 1
  • Awards
  • Leadership
  • Recognitions
  • Certifications

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

record keeping 2
Record Keeping 2
  • Community service

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

record keeping 3
Record Keeping 3
  • Practice/work
  • Clubs & organizations
  • Grades & classes

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

resumes testing 1
Resumes & Testing 1
  • Resume starts the end of 8th grade
  • Expanded resume – primarily for your own use
  • Shorter specific resume for jobs, schools & scholarships.
  • Keep resume up to date

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

resumes testing 2
Resumes & Testing 2
  • TESTS
  • PSAT/NMSQT PSAT / NMSQT
    • Scholarship money
  • SAT, ACT
  • SAT Subject tests
  • School tests

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

college websites visiting w colleges 1
College Websites & Visiting w/colleges 1
  • Start 9th grade
  • Get your name on their radar
  • There & here in Houston
  • Motivates the kids & puts ownership for getting ready in their court.
  • Helps them make decisions and start looking more seriously at interests.

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

college websites visiting w colleges 2
College Websites & Visiting w/colleges 2
  • Check out the school profiles of admitted students
  • Just like you checked things out 1-3 years ahead for high school look at the colleges
  • Dream, probable & safety schools
  • Check scholarship requirements

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

happy index so tell me
Happy Index & So Tell Me
  • We talked about this to our girls but friend, Kevin Sprague, put it in a weighted spreadsheet with his girls & it worked very well for Johnathan.
  • Visiting with schools helps the kids figure out what is important to them & belongs on the index
  • So Tell Me is a document to give with the resume to help someone write a recommendation.

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

budget talk internships 1
Budget talk & Internships 1
  • Talk about their future budget to help them think seriously about their major.

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

budget talk internships 2
Budget talk & Internships 2
  • To keep them focused on being a student
  • To keep them from going crazy with extra bills & loans
  • Internships vs. summer jobs

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

financial aid
Financial Aid
  • FAFSA
  • CSS
  • Deadlines for financial aid
  • Scholarships
  • Work /study
  • Watch out who you are talking to

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

interviews
Interviews
  • Odd questions sometimes
  • Being prepared ahead of time
  • Think about who you are & what you like to do & what your goals are is part of getting ready.
  • They have your resume, transcript & test scores.

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

more info to add in rev 4
More info to add in rev 4

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335

you should make every possible school meeting things rules change every year
You should make every possible school meeting. Things / rules change every year.

Cypress Ranch Robotics Team

Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs FIRST FRC 3335