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College Admission Process How South Stanly High School Harold Blalock & Lisa C. Godwin Counselors get there from Here!
Choosing Your College • Visit virtual campuses on the web • Know if you want a large or small school • Visit CFNC.org • Talk to your teachers and counselors • Find out if the college offers your desired field of study • Use your college day and visit a campus
What to do in High School • Take a challenging course selection • Explore careers of interests • Ask others about their occupations • Participate in extra-curricular activities • Take the required entrance exam (SAT or ACT) • Investigate and apply for financial aid if needed • Complete NCAA Clearinghouse Form if you plan to play sports at a division one or two school
Academic Factors Colleges Consider: • AP, IB and Honors courses • Courses beyond core courses • Class Rank • Grades (GPA) • Internships in area of interest • Strength of Senior Year • Test Scores
Other Activities that Influence College Admission: • Community Involvement • Church or Religious Commitments • Work Experience • Volunteer Activities
How to Apply • Pick up application or apply on-line • Request transcript from Counseling Office • Give recommendation forms out early (at least a week prior to needed date) • Watch for deadlines • If essay is required or recommended do it in your best grammar and handwriting • Listen to announcements for scholarships • Meet deadlines
FAFSA- Free Application For Federal Student Aid Remember it is Free Attend your local financial aid workshops Go on-line and print out the pre-application work sheet before you begin Get your parents to help you organize the material Keep a copy of your application in a file
Types of Financial Aid • Grants and Scholarships Federal Pell Grants Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) • Loans Perkins • Student Employment Federal Work Study Programs (FWS) College Based Work Study