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  1. FSK COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT

  2. Today there are more students applying to more schools, allowing colleges to raise their requirements. Colleges are more difficult to get admitted to and qualified students are being turned away in record numbers.

  3. COLLEGES LOOK FOR A COMPLETE PACKAGE • Colleges look for students who will add skills and talents to the campus community, improving the quality and vitality of the college while demonstrating high levels of Academic Achievement

  4. WHAT DO COLLEGES LOOK FOR

  5. ACADEMIC RECORD • GPA- Cumulative Grade Point Average • Difficulty of Classes • Honors Level • Advanced levels within a subject • Advanced Placement Classes • CLASS RANK • 35th out of 315 • Top 20% of class, Top half, etc.

  6. GUIDANCE REPORT • Many Colleges ask us to rank a student’s 4 year course of studies as: • _______Most Demanding • _______Very Demanding • _______Demanding • _______Average • _______Less than Demanding

  7. WEIGHTED VS. UNWEIGHTED GPA • Academic Honors AP • A= 4 A= 4.5 A= 5 • B= 3 B= 3.5 B= 4 • C= 2 C= 2.5 C=3

  8. WEIGHTED VS. UNWEIGHTED GPA • STUDENT 1 • U.W. GPA 3.68 Class rank 27 of 242 • Weighted 4.10 Class rank 23 of 242 • STUDENT 2 • U.W. GPA 3.96 Class rank 10 of 242 • Weighted 4.38 Class rank 8 of 242

  9. WEIGHTED VS. UNWEIGHTED GPA • STUDENT 3 • U.W. GPA 2.8 Class rank 126 of 242 • Weighted 3.2 Class Rank 107 of 242

  10. GPA FOR ADMISSION

  11. What academics should be taken • COLLEGES LOOK FOR RIGOROUS AND CHALLENGING COURSES • TRY TO TAKE THE MOST RIGOROUS COURSES THAT YOU CAN HANDLE SUCCESSFULLY

  12. What academics should be taken • THE JUNIOR YEAR IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. • THE GPA AND CLASS RANK USED FOR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS BASED ON THE END OF THE JUNIOR YEAR. • COLLEGES LOOK FOR HEAVIEST ACADEMICS IN 11th AND 12TH GRADE

  13. Grades 9- 12 • RIGOR OF CLASSES • 3-4 years of same Foreign Language • Some advanced Math beyond Algebra 2 • At least Chemistry 2 • At least H English 11, AP Language • HONORS WHERE APPROPRIATE • ADD AP CLASSES

  14. EVERY STUDENT IS UNIQUE . ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL. BE CAREFUL OF STRESS

  15. WHAT ELSE ARE COLLEGES LOOKING FOR • SAT SCORES • 3 Scores: Each from 200-800 • Critical Reading • Math • Written Language • WHAT ARE GOOD SCORES????

  16. Towson University • SAT MATH • 200-299 0% • 300-399 2% • 400-499 17% • 500-599 52% • 600-699 24% • 700-800 2% • SAT CRITCAL READING • 200-299 0% • 300-399 3% • 400-499 23% • 500-599 53% • 600-699 18% • 700-800 1%

  17. McDaniel College • SAT MATH • 200-299 0% • 300-399 2% • 400-499 20% • 500-599 45% • 600-699 27% • 700-800 6% • SAT CRITCAL READING • 200-299 0% • 300-399 2% • 400-499 23% • 500-599 44% • 600-699 23% • 700-800 8%

  18. Loyola College • SAT MATH • 200-299 0% • 300-399 0% • 400-499 4% • 500-599 33% • 600-699 52% • 700-800 11% • SAT CRITCAL READING • 200-299 0% • 300-399 0% • 400-499 5% • 500-599 42% • 600-699 42% • 700-800 11%

  19. University Md. - College Park • SAT MATH • 200-299 0% • 300-399 0% • 400-499 4% • 500-599 16% • 600-699 48% • 700-800 29% • SAT CRITICAL READING • 200-299 0% • 300-399 0% • 400-499 6% • 500-599 25% • 600-699 50% • 700-800 16%

  20. Johns Hopkins University • SAT MATH • 200-299 0% • 300-399 0% • 400-499 1% • 500-599 5% • 600-699 33% • 700-800 61% • SAT CRITICAL READING • 200-299 0%] • 300-399 0% • 400-499 2% • 500-599 10% • 600-699 42% • 700-800 46%

  21. WHAT ELSE ARE COLLEGES LOOKING FOR • EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION • HONORS AND AWARDS • ESSAYS • INTERVIEW • PERSONAL RESUME

  22. PUBLIC COLLEGE VS PRIVATE COLLEGE

  23. Instate Public andOut of State Public Colleges

  24. WHAT DOES COLLEGE COST • “Education is not expensive….. It’s Priceless….” • Sorry--- Education is Expensive

  25. TOWSON 2011- 2012 • TUITION: $7,906 • ROOM & BOARD: $9,942 • TOTAL: $17,848

  26. UMBC 2011 2012 • TUITION: $9,520 • ROOM & BOARD: $10,021 • TOTAL: $19,541

  27. McDANIEL COLLEGE 2011- 2012 • TUITION: $34,780 • ROOM & BOARD: $8,500 • TOTAL: $43,280

  28. STEVENSON 2011- 2012 • TUITION: $23,636 • ROOM & BOARD: $11,500 • TOTAL: $35,136

  29. GETTYSBURG 2011-2012 • TUITION: $42,610 • ROOM & BOARD: $10,180 • TOTAL: $52,790

  30. WASHINGTON COLLEGE 2011 • TUITION: $37,882 • ROOM & BOARD: $ 8,200 • TOTAL: $46,082

  31. LOYOLA 2011- 2012 • TUITION: $40,870 • ROOM & BOARD: $11,450 • TOTAL: $52,320

  32. WEST VIRGINA U 2011 • TUITION: $17,884 • ROOM & BOARD: $ 9,050 • TOTAL: $26,894

  33. GETTING STARTED • When to start exploring Colleges? • As Early as 9th or 10th grade

  34. FSK SCHOOL WEBSITESCHOOL COUNSELING www.carrollk12.org/fsk

  35. QUESTIONS