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SENIOR SEMINAR. SOUTHERN NASH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SERVICES. Post Secondary Options. Four-year university or college Public universities (ex. UNC Chapel Hill, NCSU, NC A&T, NCCU, ECU) Private Independent schools (ex. NC Wesleyan, Barton College, Meredith)

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senior seminar

SENIOR SEMINAR

SOUTHERN NASH HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT SERVICES

post secondary options
Post Secondary Options
  • Four-year university or college
    • Public universities (ex. UNC Chapel Hill, NCSU, NC A&T, NCCU, ECU)
    • Private Independent schools (ex. NC Wesleyan, Barton College, Meredith)
    • Two year Community Colleges (ex. Nash Community)
    • Military Services
      • Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Reserves
      • Employment

Selective Service

All young men, with very few exceptions, are required to register with the Selective Service within 30 days of turning 18. Registration is a federal law. You may register online at www.sss.gov.

minimum course requirements
Minimum Course Requirements
  • UNC System Requirements

GPA 2.5

SAT Critical Reading/Math 800

ACT Composite of 17

senior planning
Senior Planning
  • Talk to your parents/guardians and consider:
    • Their plans/expectations vs. Your plans/expectations
  • Utilize The College Foundation of NC to explore everything you need to know about college: www.cfnc.org
  • ACT NOW!!!
  • PAY ATTENTION TO:
    • School Announcements
    • School Website – www.nrms.k12.nc.us
    • Student Services – access from school website
    • Remind 101-text @snse to 678-381-8399
making choices about colleges
Making Choices about Colleges
  • Get to know YOURSELF
    • What are my goals?
    • Where do I see myself?
    • What extracurricular activities would I like to continue/pursue?
    • Consider college characteristics
    • Majors and educational programs
    • Location and size and COST
    • Talk to others who have attended the college
    • College Visits
    • Attend Open House events or a campus activity
    • Call to request a tour OR take a virtual tour
    • Two college visit days as a senior. These days do not count against exam exemptions.
college application process
College Application Process
  • Step 1 – Make a choice of at least three schools
    • Safe school
    • “Middle of the road” school
    • Dream school
  • Step 2 - Check the requirements for admission
    • Check the minimum GPA requirement
    • Take appropriate entrance exams (SAT, ACT, Placement tests)
    • Step 3 - Complete college applications
      • www.cfnc.org
      • Directly through the schools’ websites
      • Paper application
    • Step 4 – Submission of Application Materials
      • Application Fees
      • Transcripts
      • Letters of recommendations (Check on deadlines for application)
transcripts and recommendation letters
Transcripts and recommendation letters
  • Submitting Transcripts
    • Electronically through www.cfnc.org – transcript manager
    • You need student #
  • SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly from College Board or ACT site
  • Expect delays
  • Request from counselor
  • Recommendation letters
    • Request in advance – give at least 2 weeks notice
  • From who?
    • Core teachers & counselor
    • Coaches
    • Employers
    • *Check the application*
  • Counselor’s page?
    • You must provide this to your counselor
community college programs
Community College Programs

College Transfer Program

  • 2 years of basic courses
    • English, math, science, social studies, etc.
  • Earn one of 2 degrees:
    • Associates in Arts (A.A.)
    • Associates in Science (A.S.)
  • Transfer to four-year college at end of 2 years
  • Major course work taken at the college/university
  • Check for school specific transfer agreements, such as the PAC Program

Two Year Degree Programs

  • 2 years of career specific courses
  • Earn career specific degree, such as:
    • Radiography
    • Automotive Technology
    • Computer Programming
  • These programs are for students who plan to earn a two-year degree and then enter the workforce
    • Credits may not transfer to four-year college
paying for college
$$ Paying for college $$

Financial Aid

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • Everyone should complete the online application
    • FAFSA available January 1, 2014
    • 2013 - W2 Tax Information required
    • Types of aid:
      • Loans (must be paid back)
      • Grants (do not have to be paid back – need based)
      • Work Study
    • Financial Aid night at SNHS December 5, 2013 at 6:00pm
    • FAFSA Day : TBD – Late Winter 2014– register at www.cfnc.org.fafsaday
    • Financial Aid Counselor
paying for college1
$$ Paying for college $$

Scholarships

  • Scholarship applications are an ongoing process
    • You have to apply – scholarships do not come to you!!
  • Where can I find scholarships?
    • School website and daily memo
    • Student Services blackboard page
    • Directly on the college/university website
    • www.cfnc.org and www.fastweb.com
    • Outside organizations: church, employers, civic organizations
  • Scholarships do not have to be paid back and can be:
    • Need based / merit based
ncaa clearinghouse
NCAA Clearinghouse
  • If you plan on playing sports in college, you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse.
  • $60 registration fee
  • http://eligibilitycenter.org
  • It is the STUDENT’S responsibility to ensure they have met all eligibility requirements.
senior information
Senior Information……..
    • Senior Sponsors: Mrs. Crystal Kennedy
      • Questions about all senior activities/dues
    • Senior Dues –
      • $20.00
  • Graduation/Ceremony Dates
    • Graduation: June 14, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
      • Tickets will be given out at graduation practice
      • # of Tickets will be announced closer to graduation.
      • Doors will be locked at 8:45
honor cords
Honor Cords
  • Honor Graduate
    • 3.25 Weighted
  • National Technical Honor Society
    • Overall GPA of 3.0 in all CTE courses
    • At least five CTE courses
    • Must complete a cluster
  • NC Scholars
    • GPA of 3.5 unweighted
    • With Rigorous coursework
important dates to remember
Important Dates to Remember

College Fair October 21, 2013

CTE Showcase @ NCC October 22, 2013 6:00-8:00 pm

College Application Week November 18-22, 2013

Financial Aid Workshop December 5, 2013 @ 6:00 pm