Tampa Bay Technical HS Senior Night
Checklist for Admissions • Application • Entrance Exam • Essays • Transcripts • Recommendations • Financial Aid Information • Other Requirements
Application • Paper or Online • Check for rolling admission vs. decision dates
Transcripts • Out of State or Private School • Peach forms vs. Blue Forms Contact: Pat Scott Registrar
Peach Form • All transcript requests must be made in writing. • There is no charge for the first PRINTED transcript. There is a fee of $2.00 for each printed transcript thereafter. • (CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY). Checks will not be accepted. • PLEASE NOTE: Transcripts are complete up to the date it is sent.
Peach Form Continued… • The colleges listed below are able to receive preliminary transcripts electronically and are sent via the computer for free: Florida State University Chipola Junior College University of Florida Edison Community College University of Central Florida Miami-Dade Community College University of North Florida Pasco-Hernando Community College University of South Florida Seminole Community College University of West Florida Indian River Community College Florida Atlantic University Manatee Community College Florida A & M University Pensacola Junior College Florida International University St. Petersburg Junior College Florida Gulf Coast University Gulf Coast Community College So Florida Community College Broward Community College Central Fla Community College St. Johns River Community College Hillsborough Community College
Final “Blue” Transcript Request • Colleges listed on form will be sent electronically and printed copy. No envelope is necessary. • Out of state and private colleges need a complete mailing address.
Entrance Exams • Register Now!!!!! • SAT I • ACT • SAT Subject Exam • Do Not Get Confused! • CPT • When registering make sure you include your High School Code. • How scores are sent for application purposes. 101732
Recommendations and Other Requirements • Variety • Other Specific Requirements • Resume • Athletic Profile
Questions to Ask Colleges • When Asking About Applying • When Asking About The Institution • When Asking About Course Planning • When Asking About the Student Body • What About Accessibility?
College Admissions Essay Tips • First Brainstorm • Be Creative • Select a Topic: • What not to include • Examples
College Nights • Monday September 24th Sickles HS • Tuesday September 25th Plant HS • Wednesday September 26th Brandon HS • Thursday September 27th Chamberlain HS
Scam Alert If you encounter one of these scenarios do not pursue that avenue for college assistance. • Guaranteed or your money back. • “You can not get this information anywhere else”, Trust me, You can! • Do NOT give your credit card or bank account # to hold a scholarship EVER! • “We will do all the work for you”. • If there is a fee for the scholarship • “National Foundation” or “ You are a finalist in a contest” that you did not enter. • You get an appointment time to see someone that you did not set.
Financial Aid Information • Information to know before you apply • Application process • Types of Aid FAFSA covers
Information to know before you apply for financial aid • Eligibility is determined on a yearly basis You Must Apply Every Year • Social Security Numbers (for you and your parent/guardian) • Have Tax Information (for you and your parent/guardian accessible)
FASFA Golden Rule FAFSA means FREE Application for Federal Student Aid. Do NOT pay to fill out this form. Caution!!! Do Not Go Here www.fafsa.com
FASFA Application Process • Apply for PIN numbers for you and your parent/guardian. • Fill out applications. (Online applications take approx. 2 weeks to process; paper applications take approx. 4 to 6 weeks to process.) • Make sure you record the colleges you would like your information to go to. • Student Aid Report (SAR). Review Carefully! • You will then receive information from the colleges specifying which programs you qualify for.
Types of Aid • Grants • Loans • Scholarships • Work Study
Financial Aid Nights • Tuesday January 15th Riverview HS • Thursday January 17th Alonso HS • Tuesday January 22nd Plant City HS • Thursday January 24th Jefferson HS • Tuesday January 29th Brandon HS • Wednesday January 20th Freedom HS • Thursday January 31st Hillsborough HS
Websites to Know • Entrance Exam Practice and Registration Sites: • www.collegeboard.com (PSAT, SAT I, SAT II) • www.act.org (ACT) • www.number2.com • College Information Sites: • www.facts.org • www.Florida.echoices.com • Essay Writing Sites: • www.essayedge.com • Financial Aid Information Sites: • www.fafsa.ed.gov • www.studentaid.ed.gov • Scholarship Information Sites: • www.fastweb.com • www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org (Bright Future information) • www.MyFloridaEducation.com/brfuture (more Bright Future information) • www.scholarships.com • www.wiredscholar.com • www.freschinfo.com Caution!!! Do Not Go Here www.fafsa.com
Thank you for coming to senior night!!! Any questions please call: Amy Dinnerstein @ 744-8360 ext 243