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Presented by theNORTHERN VALLEY OLD TAPPANGUIDANCE DEPARTMENTMr. Matthew Spatz, Director of GuidanceMrs. Debra Skawinski, Lead CounselorMs. Melissa MakiMs. Heather MacRaeMr. Allen RegarMrs. Melissa VionMrs. Lindsay WagnerMrs. Lisa WesthaverMs. Lydia Greco, Student Assistance Counselor

it s teamwork what you can do to help
IT’S TEAMWORK!What you can do to help!
  • Stay involved
  • Adapt your parenting style
  • Foster independence
  • Set limits
  • Explain your decisions
  • You can’t be too loving
student appointment with guidance counselor to narrow down options
Student Appointment With Guidance Counselor to Narrow Down Options
  • Review list of colleges from Junior Conference
  • Discuss campus visits
  • Review transcript and bring it up to date
  • Discuss recent SAT I/SAT II Scores
  • Discuss new Class Rank/GPA
take all required tests
Take All Required Tests
  • SAT I (Reasoning)
  • SAT II (Subject)
  • ACT
  • TOEFL (for ESL students)
send test scores to colleges
Send Test Scores to Colleges
  • Choose colleges during

SAT Registration

  • Request to send Score Reports

Online

four application response programs
Four Application & Response Programs
  • Early Decision
  • Early Action
  • Regular Decision
  • Rolling Admissions
community college a viable option
Community College: A Viable Option
  • Associate’s degree
  • Transition to a four year college
  • Relatively less expensive
the essay personal statement threefold purpose
The Essay/ Personal StatementThreefold Purpose:
  • Demonstrates mastery of

writing skills

  • Shows individuality & uniqueness

of student

  • Provides opportunity to share thoughts which go beyond short answer questions
the common application www commonapp org
The Common Applicationwww.commonapp.org
  • Accepted by over 400 colleges
  • Streamlines the process
  • Notify counselor as soon as you apply

so your transcript can be processed

  • FERPA: A waiver document

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financial aid resources
Financial Aid Resources
  • NJHESAA
  • The CSS Profile
  • The FAFSA
  • Financial Aid Night-

October 29th at NVOT @ 7pm

  • Scholarship Offerings -Online, Newsletter, Guidance
ncaa eligibility certification requirements
NCAA ELIGIBILITYCERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Graduate from high school
  • Complete a minimum core

curriculum of at least 16 (DI & DII) academic courses

  • Core GPA and standardized testing sliding scale
  • File Student Release form with NCAA Clearinghouse (www.ncaa.org)
guidance department special requests
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT SPECIAL REQUESTS
  • Completion of “Parent Brag Sheet”

(and Senior Questionnaire for students)

  • Organize your application materials
  • Decide on your college choices early
  • Keep accurate lists of deadlines
  • Prepare applications completely
  • Submit applications as early as possible

and include all supplemental materials

what seniors can expect from their counselors
What Seniors Can Expect From Their Counselors
  • Guidance Department newsletter
  • Conferences to help select colleges
  • Brainstorming to assist in writing personal statements/essays
  • Direction in completing applications
  • Assistance in communicating with colleges
what seniors can expect from their parents
What Seniors Can Expect From Their Parents
  • Encouragement for quality work
  • Support for consistency of effort
  • Continued visits to colleges
  • Assistance in organizing applications
important reminders
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
  • September 25th at 10:45 am

Early Action/ Early Decision meeting for Seniors

  • September 25th, October 4th, October 9th at 10:45 am

Common Application Workshop

  • October 17th at 7 pm

College Night at NV Demarest

  • October 29th at 7 pm

Financial Aid Night at NVOT