Senior Meeting Scholarships: Mrs. Edbergredberg@kingsford.org Counseling: Ms. Jaynenjayne@kingsford.org Miss Teasleymteasley@kingsford.org
Scholarships • Website • Found in the KHS Counseling website • Scholarships • Announcements • Bulletin Board • Facebook • Like KHS Scholarship Center Universal App comes out in January… ATTEND SENIOR PARENT NIGHT!
Essays • Grab the Reader • Re-adjust and Re-use your Scholarship Essay • Always Surprise • Follow the Essay Instructions • Stay Focused on the Scholarship Essay Topic
Essay’s cont. • Have a Point • Check your Essay for Spelling Errors • Avoid Contractions, Such as “Can’t and Don’t” • Care About what You are Writing • Avoid Redundant Conclusions
Letters of Recommendation • Fill out form to hand to teacher • If it is part of an electronic application, ask the teacher BEFORE providing their email address to an online recommendation form.
College • Apply ONLINE NOW!!!! • Plan A, B, and C • Getting your application in EARLY is a BIG deal! • Be on their list for scholarships! • The counselor recommendation will come with your e-transcript…
Common Application/UW System • www.commonapp.org • Apply with many colleges with one form • Pay application fee for each school you apply to • Send transcript through Parchment • https://apply.wisconsin.edu/ • One application but need to pay fees for different campuses.
Parchment (link on KHS Page) • www.parchment.com • Create an account (most have already) • Order transcripts/view your transcript • Most are free if deliver electronically • Track the delivery...
remind101 • Text message reminders • Opt in or out at anytime by texting “stop” • Parents can be included • Send a text or email to join…
Sign up for Senior Class reminders with (651) 927-8579 @msjayne firstname.lastname@example.org ms (651) 927-8579 @msjayne email@example.com leave blank
Sign up for Junior Class reminders with (651) 927-8579 @khs14 firstname.lastname@example.org ms (651) 927-8579 @khs14 email@example.com leave blank
ACT Registration (Need Photo) ACT plus Writing: $50.50 ACT without Writing: $35.00 Late Fee: $22.00 + cost of test Accommodations should link automatically
SAT Registration (Need Photo) Test Fee: $50 SAT Subject Test: $23 Late Fee: $27+ Cost of Test Accommodations will need to be applied for WELL in advance…
FAFSA: A “Must Do”! • www.fafsa.ed.gov • Free Application for Federal Student Aid • Apply online after January 1st, 2013 • MI State Deadline- March 1, 2013 (Ms. Jayne will say END OF FEBRUARY) • Taxes need to be done to be official, but you can estimate and then edit later to meet this deadline. • Full fledged walk-through on this will be held in January at Bay West for all families • This form opens you up for Grants and Loans…
Career Cruising • Reminder to keep this updated… • Main Menu • Assessments • Careers • Education/Schools/Training • Employment • EDP
College Navigator…FUN! • http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ • Great site to get all “real data” on the college of your choice • Compare several schools at once • Get specifics on things such as crime rates and attendance by gender etc.
COLLEGE NIGHT TONIGHT!! • Remember College Night is tonight! • Bay West Campus • 6:30-8:00pm • Ask for application fee waivers!