College Planning. Central bucks high school EAST Class of 2014 Walt Sandstrom (A-K) Melanie jones(l-Z) 01.24.13 Part one. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=BckCGLPcsc0&sns=em. OVERVIEW. CB East Guidance Website Junior Year Timeline Standardized Test options (SAT, ACT, AP)
Central bucks high school EAST
Class of 2014
01.24.13 Part one
CB East Guidance Website
Junior Year Timeline
Standardized Test options (SAT, ACT, AP)
Naviance - Career & College Search Process
Counselor letter of recommendation
Program Planning Process
Guidance Homepage http://www.cbsd.org/schools/cbeast/guidance/Pages/default.aspx
We will post PowerPoint presentations, videos, updates and useful information to the Guidance Website.
There are also links to Naviance, Portal, E-Prep, Resources and Counselor contact information.
SAT Reasoning Test: Math, Reading, & Writing
SAT Subject Tests: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/about/SATII.html
One hour tests; can take up to 3 on one test date; scored 200-800 point scale
Some Selective Colleges may require 2 or more for admission (Some will consider ACT w/Writing in lieu of Subject tests)
English History Mathematics
Literature US History & World History Levels 1 and 2
Biology E and/or M, Chemistry, & Physics
Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Modern Hebrew, Japanese, Korean
Check individual college policies
on credit awards:
Can be used for college credit and course level placement.
May help students “place out” of college courses.
May allow students to achieve advanced standing.
Expensive test, but far less expensive than a college course.
Administered first 2 weeks of May @ East during school day.
18 AP’s offered at CB East
SAT’s:Once or twice during Spring of junior year
Fall of senior if necessary
ACT’s: Spring of junior year is recommended
AP’s:First 2 weeks of May
SAT Subject Tests:Immediately following related coursework
September 8th, 2012
October 27th, 2012
December 8, 2012
April 13th, 2013
June 8th, 2013
October 6th, 2012 *
November 3rd, 2012*
December 1st, 2o12
January 26th, 2013*
March 9th, 2013*
May 4th, 2013*
June 1st, 2o13*
East CEEB code is 390-488
CB East is a test center for these dates noted with an (*)
East test center code is 39162
4,700 colleges in the US
Consider all options
Narrow down the list to 1o-15 by end of 11th grade
Apply to approximately 4-8 in senior year
PA State Colleges/Universities
“Ivy League” Schools
Specialized Institutions (art, music, culinary arts, technical/trade, etc.)
Community Colleges (Transfer Programs)
Two-Year Private Colleges
Public vs. Private
Final Cost and Expenses
Finding the perfect match….
Size of school/classes
Distance from home
Type of campus
Facilities and housing
Open Houses- spring or next fall.
Overnight stay with sibling/friend
Visit an actual classin session
Interview, if requested or required
“Chat” with current students
Facebook, other social media
Visit before applying, and again after acceptance.
Grades/GPA in college prep classes and rigor of course selection.
Standardized test scores (some schools are SAT/ACT Optional – see list at http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional
Class rank (CBSD does not provide rank for admissions purposes; only for scholarships)
Teacher and/or Counselor Recommendations
Finding a college that everyone can agree upon!
Meets all your needs throughout the entire process:
Career Plan Surveys (Graduation Project)
Career and College Search Tools
Analyze Data- scattergram
Enter courses in portal January 10 – February 10.
Counselor classroom visits and 1-1 meetings.
Make sure you and your student can access portal.
Maintain rigor and/or add challenge.
Early Release/Late Arrival privileges & provisions.
March 13th, 2013
Summer activities, introduction to transcript/application process, looking ahead to senior year.
Senior timeline, transcript request process, sending teacher/counselor recommendations, financial aid & scholarships, final decisions.