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High School Senior Planning Guide. Class of 2010. What’s Next?. Review your transcript- you will receive one today! Do you have enough credits to graduate? Do you have the right classes for a four year college?. What do I need for college?. Four years of English Three years of Science

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what s next
What’s Next?
  • Review your transcript-you will receive one today!

Do you have enough credits to graduate?

Do you have the right classes for a four year college?

what do i need for college
What do I need for college?
  • Four years of English
  • Three years of Science
  • Three years of Mathematics
  • Minimum of two years of Foreign Language
  • Three years of Social Studies
  • Electives in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Mathematics, Foreign Language-did you take the tough courses or did you choose to take less difficult electives
what do colleges want
What do colleges want?
  • Most colleges are looking for 16 or more academic or Carnegie units
  • You will achieve this if you take all that RBR has to offer!
  • Honors and Advanced Placement courses are a +++!
review sat scores register for sat
Review SAT ScoresRegister for SAT
  • Go to www.collegeboard.com
  • Register for the November 7, 2009 test-administered at RBRHS-deadline is 10/01/09
  • CEEB Code: 311300
  • List your top four college codes on form-included in cost-MANDATORY for Admission
register for act
Register for ACT
  • Go to www.act.org
  • Register for the October 24, 2009 administration-deadline: 9/18/09
  • Testing Sites: Keansburg HS; Keyport HS; Middletown HS North & South
sat ii do i need them
SAT II-do I need them?
  • Subject specific tests-www.collegeboard.com
  • Register the same way as the SAT’s
  • Look online or consult your counselor about the colleges/universities you are applying to and find out if you need to take them and which ones
ncaa are you a student athlete
NCAA-Are you a student-athlete?
  • Initial Eligibility filed end of junior year
  • No paper-all done online https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common
  • SAT score report code-9999 to report your test scores to the NCAA
  • Division I or II sports only! See your coach for details
college search
College Search
  • Go to www.rbrhs.org
  • Click on Naviance
  • Set up college visits at RBR or at the campus
  • Arrange for interviews if necessary
college applications
College Applications
  • Go to www.commonapp.org to obtain your common application-saves time
  • Go to www.admissions.rutgers.edu if applying to Rutgers
  • Go online or call the admissions office of the colleges you are applying to get applications-most are online!
college essays
College Essays
  • Write your essay-get feedback from teachers, parents, or counselor
  • Don’t wait for the last minute to get help!
  • Most completed an essay in junior English class-find it and have it handy.
things to do
Things to do:
  • Complete the Student Self Assessment online on Naviance.
  • Print a copy for those teachers or coaches who will also be writing a letter of recommendation
  • Update your Resume to reflect senior year
  • Request letters of recommendation from individuals who know you.
  • Give a copy of Essay and Resume to Counselor
rbr college application procedures
RBR College Application Procedures
  • Hand in completed application
  • Attach application fee
  • Attach a list of all college addresses
  • Provide 5 stamps for each college/university application
  • Provide 2 stamps for Brookdale C.C.
online applications
Online Applications
  • If you apply online, you must request all the information be sent to your school.
  • Use online form and follow directions.
  • Check Naviance for scholarship opportunities
  • Bulletins listing scholarship opportunities will be posted in Guidance and Homerooms
  • Go to www.fastweb.com for scholarship opportunities
deadlines for applications
Deadlines for Applications
  • All applications are due to the guidance office by November 13, 2009 in order to assure that they are mailed by the Thanksgiving Recess; December 11, 2009 by the Winter Recess.
  • When you are ready to submit applications, it is mandatory that you make an appointment with your counselor.
  • You must give the guidance office two weeks to process your application.
early decision early action
Early Decision/Early Action
  • Do you know what this means?
  • You must still give the office two weeks to process your application for early action or early decision-see your counselor about this option!
second semester what do i do now
Second Semester-what do I do now?
  • Complete all financial aid forms for schools applied to in the fall
  • FAFSA-mandatory!!!
  • Go to www.fafsa.gov to apply after January 1, 2010-must have tax info for 2009 handy to complete form
  • Go online prior to this date to obtain pin number
  • CSS Form-some universities require this financial form
  • Go to www.cssprofile.org
any questions