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Warwick High School Guidance Department. Presents The Journey Into the New Millennium. The Process. In the Home Stretch. Finishing touch to your first impression is underway . Advised to challenge yourself . Go beyond the books/solid foundation Never too late to get it right

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warwick high school guidance department

Warwick High SchoolGuidance Department


The Journey

Into the New Millennium

the process
The Process
  • In the Home Stretch
    • Finishing touch to your first impression is underway.
    • Advised to challenge yourself.
    • Go beyond the books/solid foundation
    • Never too late to get it right
    • Not the time to slack off
  • What next?
    • Continue to work hard
    • Take SAT I & II in May or June
      • Use Test Prep aids, I.e. PSAT results, Homepage, CNU, TNCC, etc.
    • Narrow colleges to 4-5 schools using Technology available.
    • Visit top choices if possible
    • Attend college seminars here at WHS
    • Surf the Web to get current info on your schools
    • Talk to alumni or current students if possible
the process3
The Process

The Application Piece

    • Obtain applications
    • On-Line
    • Career Center - Mrs.. Eves
    • Old Fashion way - mail
  • Variety of Shapes and Size
    • The more competitive the school the more involved the application
      • Essay
      • Counselor/Teacher recommendations
      • Assessment of the student's academic program’s rigor
      • Statement on discipline/attendance/character
  • Don’t underestimate the value of a well done application (no crayons please)

Transcript Piece

    • Request card.
    • Transcript.
    • Test scores
    • Activity Card. Resume.
the process4
The Process
  • Deadlines
  • Admissions Options
    • Early Decision
    • Early Action
    • Rolling Admissions
    • Regular Decision

Financial Aid Piece or Where’s the dough?

  • Pot of Money
    • Grants - Free money
    • Scholarships
    • Work Study
    • Loans
  • #1 Document required by all schools?
    • FAFSA - January 1, 2002 (Federal Govt./Free)
    • Some require the profile (College Board/Fee)
  • Student Aid Report (SAR)/ Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Financial Aid Proposal
the process5
The Process
  • Scholarship Searches
  • Beware of the Scam
  • Other Stuff
    • Summer Program
    • NCAA Initial Clearinghouse
  • Scholarship Bulletins
did you know
Did you Know?
  • Guidance has a Homepage. with links to College, Career and Financial Aid information.
  • You can do a search in all three areas online.
  • Labs are available for your use to access this info on appointment.
  • Soon the latest Guidance news and tips can be yours via Email and the WWW.
  • Mrs. Eves, our Futures Assistant, has an extensive Career Center with the latest technology.
  • Guidance publishes a scholarship bulletin every 10-14 days.
  • Merit Scholarship winners are based on the results of the PSAT taken in the 11th grade.
  • The PSAT is a practice for the SAT and is given once a year in October.
  • Over a 100 colleges will be at Hampton University in the Fall.
  • College representatives visit Warwick throughout the year.
  • Juniors should take the SAT or ACT in June 2000.
  • The #1most important step in the college search is the most demanding and challenging academic program you can handle.
  • In addition to a copy in the mail, students will bring a copy of next year’s schedule home on April 17th.
  • Although colleges emphasize academic rigor, they are interested in the whole person, and therefore school and community activities are important.
  • Through good old fashioned hard work anything is possible.
lifting the veil of mystery
Lifting the Veil of Mystery

The percentage of college admission officials who say the following factors are “ considerably important” in influencing admission decisions

  • Grades in College Prep Courses 84%
  • Class Rank 42%
  • SAT/ACT 39%
  • Grades in all Subjects 35%
  • Teacher/Counselor Recommendation 22%
  • Essay/Writing Sample 19%
  • Interview 14%
  • Work/School Activities 4%
  • Personal Recognition Programs 1%

Source: National Association of college Admission Counselors