Class of 2014 Senior presentation
The Plan • Graduate High School and move on to bigger and better things • College (4-year, 2-year, technical or trade, vocational) • Military • Apprenticeship • Work • Gap year
The next few minutes • Employment trends • College admission information • ACT/SAT registration information • Scholarships and Financial Aid • College and Military visits • Resources for information • Senior Project meeting • College Fair registration/permission • Transcript evaluations
Montana Employment Facts • The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is a great source of information for Montana employment trends. • http://dli.mt.gov/pub/publicat.asp • Earnings by educational level and based on types of degrees: Montana Career Guide. http://www.ourfactsyourfuture.org/admin/uploadedPublications/4991_CG12.pdf
College Admissions • Each school is different- use MCIS www.mtcis.intocareers.organd the college website to confirm what the admission criteria are. • Montana University System schools: • http://mus.edu/Prepare/Prepare/MUS_Admission_Standards.asp#hsgrad • Apply early for those schools you know you are interested in especially for scholarship deadlines
Private vs. Public • Cost difference • Amount of aid award • Don’t be scared of private • Have a variety of schools on your list
College Entrance Exams • Used for placement purposes and scholarships • ACT: 4 parts (lang, reading, science, math) + writing (separate score) • www.actstudent.org • SAT: 3 parts (writing, lang, math) • www.collegeboard.com **** last change to take these tests for scholarship purposes (generally) is in December****
Smartaboutcollege.org • Senior information about college planning: • Student/Parent checklist • Free ACT and SAT practice tests • Montana Career Information System • Interest inventories, career information, military occupations, apprenticeship programs, college and financial aid sorts and more. • www.smartaboutcollege.org - (roadmap to MCIS)
Money for College • Financial aid process • FAFSA (fafsa.gov), CSS Financial Aid PROFILE (collegeboard.com) • 2 Financial aid nights in Dec/Jan for seniors and parents at the University of Montana • http://smartaboutcollege.org/paying-for-college/
Scholarships • Most money comes directly from the school in which you are attending. Check the scholarship deadline for each school you are applying to. • http://smartaboutcollege.org/paying-for-college/scholarships.jsp • Big Sky Counseling Website • Google Calendar- I can share mine. • Western Undergraduate Exchange • http://www.wiche.edu/wue
College and Military Visits • Both College and Military representatives are available to meet with. See me for a pass. All are listed on the Google Calendar. • Arrange ahead of time to meet with representatives by signing up in the counseling center if you would like a small group setting for specific info. • If you would like to meet with a recruiter it must be done during a study hall in the counseling center (if at school). • If you would to not be contacted by a recruiter, just ask nicely… if that doesn’t work let me know.
Senior Projects • Every senior has to do a senior project regardless if you are graduating early. • Parent Meeting is scheduled for September 17th at 7pm in the cafeteria. • Packets will be distributed then. Advisor: * Ms. Mooney
College Fair • @ University of Montana- UC 3rd floor- Tuesday, Sept 24. • Senior class meeting with Josten’s will be at 8:30am in the cafeteria. • We will leave immediately afterward for the fair and arrive back for you prior to lunch. • Permission forms and online registration for the fair is required by Sept. 19th to arrange buses. • www.montanacolleges.com to register online. You must have a bar code to get on the bus along with your permission slip turned in to your homeroom teacher.
Business • Pull out your cell phones now- email me at email@example.com Also…check the list going around and make sure your name is listed right for graduation. Please fill out your email and personal phone also. • Sign up for your senior conference with me. • Transcripts- fill out a transcript request form • Letters of recommendation/forms • Senior Study Hall letter • Must be scheduled for 6 periods. Co-op and senior study hall do not count. • Administrative approval needed for any exceptions
Transcript Review • Make sure you have everything you need to graduate based on your goals.