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  1. WESTLAKE ACADEMY College Counselor Carl A. Tippen ctippen@westlakeacademy.org January 23, 2019

  2. Agenda • Introduction • Westlake Academy Diploma • Westlake Academy Transcript • Standardized Testing • College Admissions Process • Financial Aid • Naviance • College Counseling Timeline

  3. Background

  4. WESTLAKE ACADEMY College Counselor Carl A. Tippen ctippen@westlakeacademy.org January 26 & January 27, 2016

  5. Westlake Academy High School Diploma • Students shall complete all course work identified by State Board of Education to receive Westlake Academy diploma • Westlake Academy Diploma includes: • Foundations High School Program • Endorsement – Multidisciplinary Studies • Enhancement – Distinguished Level of Achievement • Westlake Academy Diploma requirements: • Completion of a minimum of 26 credit hours • Satisfactory performance on required state end of course assessments • Completion of requirements to sit for and receive an IB Diploma. • Policy applies to students entering ninth grade during 2014-2015 school year or later • Students who complete all graduation requirements identified in this policy will receive Westlake Academy diploma

  6. Westlake Academy Transcript

  7. Grades • Grades • Official – Semester Grades & Year End • Unofficial – 9 week grades • 100 point scale; We do not recalculate to 4.0 scale • Non-Weighted • PE, CTE Courses

  8. Class Ranking • Westlake Academy is a non-ranking school • Rank in Class – Rank in class is determined by Cumulative GPA and will be provided for the following: • Obtaining automatic admission to Texas public universities based upon uniform admissions policy & in accordance with Texas Education Code • Reported directly to institutions by Westlake Academy staff • Determining Valedictorian and Salutatorian Outside of the above circumstances, Westlake Academy will not provide class rank

  9. Automatic Admission Notification • In accordance with TEC, §28.026, and Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §61.1201, school districts are required to provide written notification of eligibility for automatic college admission under the Uniform Admission Policy (TEC §51.803) to students before the 14th day after the last day of the fall semester. Districts are required to notify: • Each eligible senior • Each junior with GPA in top10% • Student’s parent or guardian • Westlake Academy students and parents will be notified prior to Friday, January 29, 2019 • For more information – Texas Education Agency – www.tea.texas.gov

  10. Standardized Testing

  11. Standardized Testing

  12. College Admission Process

  13. Linkage to College Admission

  14. Admission Selectivity

  15. Types of Admission Programs

  16. Early Decision

  17. Early Action

  18. Restrictive Early Action • Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Notre Dame

  19. Regular Decision

  20. Rolling Admission

  21. Types of Admission Decisions

  22. Student-Athletes • Begins in 9th Grade • Application timeline differences • Academic preparation requirements that include: • National athletic association requirements • High School graduation requirements • Three largest athletic conferences • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) • National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) • For more information – NCAA Eligibility Center • http://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp

  23. IB Benefits for College

  24. DOES IB HELP WITHCOLLEGE ACCEPTANCE? Average RateIB Rate∆for IB University of Central Florida 47% 90% +43% University of Miami 30% 72% +42% University of Florida 42% 82% +40% Florida State University 60% 92% +32% University of Virginia 32% 64% +32% UC Berkeley 26% 58% +32% UNC Chapel Hill 32% 63% +31% New York University 30% 57% +27% UC Los Angeles 23% 43% +25% University of Michigan 51% 71% +20% Source: IBDP Graduate Destination Survey 2011/12 conducted by i-Graduate Internationals Insight.

  25. DOES IB HELP WITHCOLLEGE ACCEPTANCE? Average RateIB Rate∆for IB Cornell University 18% 31% +13% Duke University 16% 28% +12% Boston University 58% 70% +12% Yale University 7% 18% +11% University of Pennsylvania 14% 24% +10% Brown University 9% 18% +9% Stanford University 7% 15% +8% Princeton University 8% 16% +8% Columbia University 9% 13% +4% Harvard University 7% 10% +3% Source: IBDP Graduate Destination Survey 2011/12 conducted by i-Graduate Internationals Insight.

  26. Financial Aid & Scholarships

  27. Financial Aid • Money used to pay for college education • 3 Ways to Pay: Before, During, and After • Based on Need, Grades, or a combination of both • Federal government determines demonstrated need • Need – Based Financial Aid • Cost of Attendance – Family Contribution = Aid Eligibility • Family Ability to Pay

  28. How Do I Apply • Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) • Federal aid • https://fafsa.ed.gov • College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile • Non-federal aid • https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org

  29. Applying for Financial Aid • The 2020–21 FAFSA will be available • File 2020 – 21 FAFSA on Oct. 1, 2019 • Use 2018 income tax information • Utilize IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer Tax Return Info • Take advantage of the Net Price Calculator • Can show how colleges/universities award need-based financial aid • Assists in determining annual out-of-pocket costs your family may incur

  30. What Happens If I Qualify?

  31. College Search

  32. Naviance • Web-based college and career exploration tool • Career and Personality Interest Inventory • Career Exploration • Resume Builder • College & Major Search • Scholarship Search • Summer Enrichment Programs • E-Mail Notification of various events

  33. Register for Naviance

  34. WA – College Counseling Timeline(Junior & Senior Year)

  35. WA College Counseling Timeline (Junior Year) JANUARY 2019 • Junior Parent College Night • Set Up/Update Naviance Account – Family Connection College Counseling Presentations – TOK FEBRUARY 2019 • Complete Homework • Parents – 2/15/2019 • Students – 2/15/2019 • Begin family conferences • Plan for 1.5 hour meeting • Both parents(preferred) • College Counseling Presentations – TOK • Plan College Visits

  36. WA College Counseling Timeline(Junior Year) MARCH 2019 • Begin Testing (SAT/ACT) • Continue updating Naviance • Spring Break – 11th – 15th • Visit Colleges • Schedule family conference • Plan for 1.5 hour meeting • Both parents(preferred) • College Counseling Presentations – TOK APRIL 2019 • Testing (SAT/ACT) • Schedule family conference • Plan for 1.5 hour meeting • Parent(s) (preferred) • Continue updating Naviance • Visit Colleges • Attend NACAC College Fair • Attend Texas IB Schools Fair • College Counseling Presentations – TOK • Request teachers to write letter of recommendations

  37. WA College Counseling Timeline(Junior Year) MAY 2019 • Testing • SAT or SAT Subject Tests • ACT • AP Exams • Continue updating Naviance • Visit Colleges • Request teachers to write letters of recommendations JUNE 2019 • Testing • SAT or SAT Subject Tests • ACT • Continue updating Naviance • Visit Colleges • Summer Activity(s) • Job, Summer Camps, Travel • Summer Reading, Volunteer

  38. WA College Counseling Timeline(Senior Year) JULY 2019 • Continue updating Naviance • Testing • ACT • Visit Colleges • Draft of Common App and/or Apply Texas essay • Summer Activity(s) • Job, Summer Camps, Travel • Summer Reading, Community Service AUGUST 2019 • Schedule family conference • Testing • SAT • Revise Common App and/or Apply Texas essay(s) • Continue updating Naviance • Visit Colleges • Summer Activity(s) • Job, Summer Camps, Travel • Summer Reading, Community Service • School Begins

  39. WA College Counseling Timeline(Senior Year) SEPTEMBER 2019 • Schedule family conference • Testing • SAT or SAT Subject Tests • ACT • Begin Application Process • Westlake Academy College Fair • Revise Common App and/or Apply Texas essay(s) • Continue updating Naviance • Visit Colleges • Meet with College Reps • Attend Information Sessions • Apply for scholarships OCTOBER 2019 • Schedule family conference • Discuss EA/ED/REA • Testing • SAT or SAT Subject Tests • ACT • Continue Applying • Apply for Financial Aid • Continue updating Naviance • Visit Colleges • Meet with College Reps • Attend Information Sessions • Apply for scholarships

  40. WA College Counseling Timeline(Senior Year) NOVEMBER 2019 • Testing • SAT or SAT Subject Tests • ACT • Early Action/Early Decision/Restrictive Early Action Deadline • Continue updating Naviance • Meet with College Reps • Attend Information Sessions • Visit Colleges • Apply for scholarships DECEBMER 2019 • Testing • SAT or SAT Subject Tests • ACT • UT & TAMU Deadlines • EA/ED/REA Decisions • Continue updating Naviance • Visit Colleges • Apply for scholarships • End of 1st Semester

  41. WA College Counseling Timeline(Senior Year) JANUARY 2020 • Regular Admission Deadline • Submit Mid-Year Report • Transcripts • Additional Info • Apply for scholarships • Continue updating Naviance • Visit Colleges FEBRUARY 2020 • Apply for scholarships • Continue updating Naviance • Visit Colleges

  42. WA College Counseling Timeline(Senior Year) MARCH 2020 • Spring Break • Admission Decisions Announced • Review Financial Aid Award Letter • Visit Colleges APRIL 2020 • Admission Decisions Announced • Attend Admitted Student Weekend(s) • Continue updating Naviance • Visit Colleges

  43. WA College Counseling Timeline(Junior Year) MAY 2020 • Candidate Reply Date – May 1 • AP Exams • IB Exams JUNE 2020 • Graduation • Submit Final HS Transcript (only to 1 school)

  44. WA College Counseling Communication Vehicles • WA College Counseling Website • Communique • Naviance • School Announcements

  45. QUESTIONS – WHAT DID I MISS?