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  1. My Kid’s a Senior, Now What? Navigating the College Process

  2. Timeline: Now-August • Research schools • Create list of 10-20 schools, including at least 2 Georgia schools • School Requirements • NOTE: Deadlines for main school and selected majors are not always the same • Open online accounts with each selected school • Visit schools ….

  3. Timeline: July-August • School selection • 2-4 stretch schools • 6-8 medium schools • 2-4 safety schools • Selection of schools based on realistic situations of: • Academic quality • Merit • Affordability

  4. Timeline: September-October • Applications • Individual schools • Common Application • Is Early Decision part of your algorithm? • SAT/ACT exams • Recommendations: • Process • Teacher/counselor/personal • Deadlines

  5. Timeline: September-October • Transcripts • Official, sealed • $2.00 each • Note: request deadlines • Schedule auditions • Live • Pebblebrook • College • Unified (Musical Theatre and Drama) • Recorded

  6. Timeline: September-October • Coordinated folders containing: • Checklist • Resume • Repertoire • Headshot • Activities sheet • Consider campus visits if not already done.

  7. Add’l Points - Vocal Major • When going to school, Contact Dean of Music to set up meeting, tour & sit in on classes if can • Contact existing student(s) to find voice teacher recommendations • Contact 1st choice to set up trial lesson • Have questions ready/Know your stuff • Pre-screening DVDs very important!!!!!! – send note to Dean & Teacher met

  8. Add’l Points - Musical Theatre • Know each school’s audition requirements, i.e. song types and monologue. • Check schools for fit: size of program, cut policy, BA or BFA, performance limitations. • Set up campus visit, take a few classes and see a show.

  9. Timeline: November-December • Most schools have deadlines in November and December • Some schools need completed application or pre-screening DVD/CDs before an audition will be scheduled • Schedule auditions

  10. Time to wait... Enjoy the break!

  11. Timeline: January/February • Finalize and submit any applications • Schedule auditions (Voice all ready set) • Financial aid • FAFSA – Feb 15 firm deadline • CSS profile • Know each school’s deadline. Get in as early as possible. Some schools have first come first served on some dollars

  12. Timeline: March-April • Decisions • Financial Aid • Scholarships • Academic • Merit • Private • Government/Student Loans