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COMPLETING THE ADMISSION APPLICATION. MS. RHONDA PAULES ABINGTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR. FIRST THINGS FIRST…. REGISTERING FOR SAT’S – 2-3 TIMES FOR MOST STUDENTS- MARCH, MAY, JUNE, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER OF 2008

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completing the admission application

COMPLETING THE ADMISSION APPLICATION

MS. RHONDA PAULES

ABINGTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

first things first
FIRST THINGS FIRST…
  • REGISTERING FOR SAT’S – 2-3 TIMES FOR MOST STUDENTS- MARCH, MAY, JUNE, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER OF 2008
  • SAT II’S OR SUBJECT TESTS- HOW DO YOU REGISTER? WHO SHOULD TAKE SAT II’S?
then what
THEN WHAT??
  • DO YOUR RESEARCH- COLLEGE INFORMATION BOOKS, WEB SITES (i.e. the new Naviance program), APPOINTMENT WITH GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
  • SCHEDULE COLLEGE VISITS THE SPRING AND SUMMER BEFORE SENIOR YEAR-VISITS DURING THE SUMMER AFTER THE SOPHOMORE YEAR ARE ALSO RECOMMENDED- CONTACT COLLEGES TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS WITH AN ADMISSION COUNSELOR OR REGISTER FOR AN OPEN HOUSE
what s next
WHAT’S NEXT??
  • COLLECT COLLEGE MATERIALS (COLLEGE HANDBOOKS, BROCHURES) AND LOOK AT APPLICATIONS ONLINE
  • SHOULD HAVE RESEARCH COMPLETED AND HAVE “FINAL LIST” OF 6-10 SCHOOLS BY SEPTEMBER OF SENIOR YEAR
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MORE…
  • THE MORE RESEARCH YOU CAN COMPLETE DURING THE SPRING/SUMMER MONTHS, THE LESS STRESSFUL THE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE DURING THE FALL OF SENIOR YEAR
other things that students can work on during summer vacation
OTHER THINGS THAT STUDENTS CAN WORK ON DURING SUMMER VACATION…
  • RESUME- “resume builder” on Naviance program
  • COLLEGE ESSAY(S)- HOW DO STUDENTS KNOW WHAT TO WRITE? HOW SHOULD STUDENTS APPROACH THIS DAUNTING TASK?
  • THINK ABOUT LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION- WHO TO ASK?
what happens in september
WHAT HAPPENS IN SEPTEMBER?
  • SENIORS SHOULD SEE THEIR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR A.S.A.P. UPON THEIR RETURN TO SCHOOL
  • GUIDANCE COUNSELOR WILL WORK WITH STUDENTS AND WALK THEM THROUGH THE ADMISSION PROCESS- WILL ALSO HELP WITH APPLICATIONS, PROOFREADING ESSAYS, ETC.
what are students parents responsible for
WHAT ARE STUDENTS/PARENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR?
  • THE APPLICATION – COMPLETING THE ACTUAL APPLICATION
  • THE APPLICATION FEE- HOW MUCH WILL THAT BE? IS THE APPLICATION FEE EVER WAIVED?
  • RESUME
  • COLLEGE ESSAY
  • SENDING OFFICIAL SAT SCORES
students responsible for
STUDENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR…
  • ASKING TEACHERS TO WRITE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION- HOW MANY? WHO DO I ASK?
  • COMPLETING ACTIVITIES LIST AND TRANSFER OF RECORDS FORM
  • PROVIDING TEACHERS AND GUIDANCE COUNSELOR WITH STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPES TO ALL COLLEGES SO THAT MATERIALS CAN BE MAILED
what is the guidance counselor responsible for
WHAT IS THE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR RESPONSIBLE FOR?
  • HELPING STUDENTS WITH THE PROCESS IN GENERAL
  • HELPING TO PROOFREAD COLLEGE ESSAYS
  • HELPING TO COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WHEN NEEDED
  • WRITING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION- ONE FOR EACH SENIOR APPLYING TO ANY COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
counselor responsible for
COUNSELOR RESPONSIBLE FOR…
  • SENDING TRANSCRIPT, LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION, SCHOOL PROFILE AND SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORT TO COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES
  • ANSWERING ANY AND ALL OTHER QUESTIONS THAT STUDENTS/PARENTS MAY HAVE IN REGARD TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS
other details
OTHER DETAILS…
  • BEST IF APPLICATIONS ARE COMPLETED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND NOVEMBER…THE SOONER THE BETTER!
  • EARLY DECISION?
  • EARLY ACTION?
  • ROLLING ADMISSION?
other details1
OTHER DETAILS…
  • APPLICATION DEADLINES- BE CAREFUL ABOUT DEADLINES!
  • COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS TO AHS- FALL OF EVERY SCHOOL YEAR
we realize that this is a very stressful time for students and parents

WE REALIZE THAT THIS IS A VERY STRESSFUL TIME FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS!

PLEASE UTILIZE YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER’S GUIDANCE COUNSELOR! THEY ARE AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE AND ONLY A PHONE CALL OR AN E-MAIL AWAY!

upcoming events
UPCOMING EVENTS…
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008- 6:00PM- NAVIANCE PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS- AHS AUDION- NEW WEB BASED COLLEGE SEARCH PROGRAM
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2008- 7:00PM- AHS COURSE SELECTION NIGHT
any other questions

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

COLLEGE AND CAREER NIGHT

AHS GYMNASIUM- 7:00PM

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008