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Your counseling staff

duPont Manual High SchoolCLASS OF 2015Junior Class MeetingsMath/Science TechnologyHigh School UniversityCommunications & Media ArtsVisual ArtsYouth Performing Arts

Your counseling staff
Your Counseling Staff

Manual Majors A-G Mrs. Johnston

Manual Majors H-O Ms. Leslie

Manual Majors P- Z Mrs. Medley

YPAS Majors A -Z Mr. Robinson

Education is a Journey and YOU Determine

Your Destination – Counselors Can Help

You Plan for the Journey Ahead!

Junior calendar timetable 2013 2014
Junior Calendar/Timetable2013- 2014

  • National College Fair Sept. 29, 2013

    Cincinnati Duke Energy Center

    1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  • UPS College Career Expo Oct. 13, 2013

    Kentucky International Convention Center

    1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

  • NACAC Performing & VA College Fair Oct. 15, 2013

    Univ. of Cincinnati Tangeman Center

    7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • PSAT/NMSQT Test Oct. 16, 2013

    Administered to all Sophomores & Juniors at Manual H.S.

  • Governor’s Scholars Program Nov. 1, 2013

  • KHEAA - FAFSA Workshop Dec. 2, 2013

    Manual High School Auditorium

    6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Governor’s School for the Arts Dec. 31, 2013

  • ACT Test March 4, 2014

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MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar


Tips for attending a college fair
Tips for Attending a College Fair

Before the fair ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you want to attend a two or four year institution?

  • What size school do you want to attend?

  • What programs of study are you considering?

  • How far from home do you want to go?

  • Do you wish to participate in any specific extra-curricular activities or athletics?

  • Do you want to attend a school in an urban, suburban, or rural environment?

  • Do you require any special services? (tutoring, note takers, readers, interpreters, etc.)

  • Review the list of college fair participants

  • Locate the schools you want to interview

  • Check out the schedule of information sessions

  • Pre-register and take your card with barcode with you

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Tips for Attending a College Fair

Questions to ask at the fair:


  • What are the admissions requirements?

  • What qualities should prospective students have?

  • Which standardized test scores do you require?

  • What majors are offered? What is the most popular?

  • What are the application deadlines for admission?

  • Are interviews required? Are there group or individual interviews?

  • What is the audition process? Are there pre-screenings? Is there specific repertoire that must be performed?

  • How can I arrange a campus visit?

  • How long should I expect to wait for an answer once I submit my application?

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Tips for Attending a College Fair

Questions to ask at the fair:

Financial Aid

  • How much is the total cost of attendance?

  • What financial aid options are offered?

  • When is your financial aid deadline?

  • Estimate the percentage of work study, loans, grants, and scholarships awarded in your financial aid packages

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Tips for Attending a College Fair

Questions to ask at the fair:


  • What is the average class size?

  • How accessible are professors outside of class?

  • Will professors or graduate students teach my courses?

  • When must I choose a major?

  • Do I need a computer?

  • What student services are offered (tutoring, career counseling, study workshops, etc.)?

  • How are the libraries, computer labs?

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Tips for Attending a College Fair

Questions to ask at the fair:


  • What type of housing is available?

  • Is student housing guaranteed for four years?

  • Would I have a roommate or live alone?

  • How are roommates selected?

    Student Life

  • What special interest groups, activities, fraternities/sororities are available?

  • What’s it like on campus on the weekends?

  • Are any programs offered to help students adjust to college life?

  • Are intramural, club, and varsity sports offered?

  • How are the sports facilities, concert halls, art studios?

  • What type of meal plans are available?

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Tips for Attending a College Fair

Questions to ask at the fair:

Just the Facts:

  • For what is your school known?

  • What is your graduation rate and what are recent graduates doing now?

  • How many freshmen return for their sophomore year?

  • How safe is the campus and its surrounding neighborhoods?

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Tips for Attending a College Fair

Check out the special sessions offered at the fair (some examples below):

  • ACT/SAT Test Preparation

  • Outside Scholarships and Financial Planning

  • Transitioning Accommodations to the College Level

  • Finding a Job in a Jobless Economy

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MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar


Psat nmsqt

  • PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

  • It’s a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test.

  • It also gives you a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation Scholarship Programs.

The psat nmsqt measures
The PSAT/NMSQT Measures

  • Critical reading skills

  • Math problem solving skills

  • Writing skills

  • You have developed these skills over many years, both in and out of school.

  • This test does not require you to recall specific facts from your classes.

The most common reasons to take the psat are
The Most Common Reasons To Take The PSAT Are:

  • To receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.

  • To see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.

  • To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship corporation (grade 11).

  • To help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.

  • To receive information from colleges when you check “yes” to Student Search Services.

College entrance examinations
College Entrance Examinations

  • Most competitive colleges will require an SAT Reasoning test or ACT test with Writing

  • SAT Reasoning = ACT with Writing

  • Take test prep courses – many are online and free!

  • Take advantage of the Test Prep Courses Offered at Manual.

  • Triumph College Admissions Test Prep is on the Manual Website and it is FREE!!!

The act test
The ACT Test

  • The ACT consists of four multiple choice tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science

  • The English Test measures standard written English and Rhetorical Skills

  • The Math Test measures mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken up to the beginning of Grade 12

  • The Reading Test measures Reading Comprehension

  • The Science Test measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences

  • The Optional Writing Test measures writing skills emphasized in high school English classes and in entry-level composition courses.

  • All together, the test predicts college readiness in the areas evaluated and sets benchmark scores for college success

Act college readiness benchmark scores
ACT College Readiness Benchmark Scores

  • A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on an ACT subject area test to indicate a 50% chance of obtaining a B or higher, or, a 75% chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding credit bearing college course.

  • College English Composition 18 on ACT English Test

  • College Algebra 22 on ACT Math Test

  • College Social Sciences 21 on ACT Reading Test

  • College Biology 24 on ACT Science Test

  • Overall College Readiness 21 on ACT Composite Score

    These are the minimum scores you need to indicate to the average college you are ready for postsecondary work - More competitive colleges will require higher scores

Act sat test dates
ACT & SAT Test Dates

ACT National Dates

  • September 21, 2013

  • October 26, 2013

  • December 14, 2013

  • February 8, 2014

  • March 4, 2014

    (National School Based Test Date)

  • April 12, 2014

  • June 14, 2014

SAT National Dates

  • October 5, 2013

  • November 2, 2013

  • December 7, 2013

  • January 27, 2014

  • March 8, 2014 *

  • May 3, 2014

  • June 7, 2014

  • *no subject tests

Act vs sat what s the difference
ACT vs. SAT - What’s the Difference?


  • Content based - core curriculum knowledge

  • Includes science reasoning

  • Math includes trigonometry

  • No guessing penalty

  • Tests grammar

  • Scored on a scale of


  • 1 composite score, 4 subject scores, plus 7 subscores


  • Tests critical thinking and problem solving

  • Tests vocabulary much more

  • Not entirely multiple choice

  • Includes a guessing penalty

  • Does not test grammar

  • Scored on a scale of 200-800 and has seven sections - 3 math, 3 verbal, plus an experimental section

Act composite scores to popular colleges
ACT Composite Scores to Popular Colleges

  • Boston College 28-32

  • Brown University 28-33

  • Columbia University 28-33

  • Duke University 29-34

  • Emory University 29-33

  • George Washington U. 26-29

  • Harvard 31-35

  • Indiana University 23-28

  • Johns Hopkins Univ. 28-33

  • MIT 31-34


  • Swarthmore College 27-33

  • Tulane University 27-31

  • University of Chicago 28-33

  • University of Illinois 26-31

  • University of Michigan 27-31

  • Univ. of North Carolina 26-31

  • Univ. of Notre Dame 31-34

  • Univ. of Pennsylvania 29-33

  • Vanderbilt University 29-34

  • Yale University 30-34


Manual s triumph college admissions tca test prep program
Manual’s Triumph College Admissions TCA Test Prep Program

  • TCA Prepis an online study guide for the ACT. It is extremely simple to use. In as little as 10 hours of preparation time, you should see improvement in your scores. Taking the guesswork out of how to prepare for the ACT, it gives students a clear defined path to achieving a higher score.

  • Under LINKS – Click on ACT Prep

  • You can then click on the TCA logo or the word “TCA Prep”

  • Enter your user name and password

    • User name: your 6 digit student number located on your STUDENT ID

    • Password: your 6 digit student number located on your STUDENT ID

  • Click the tab “Study Guide for ACT”

  • Click “My Status for ACT”

  • To view your Skills Feedback Report, click on either the Summary Report (one page) or Detailed Report (section-by-section item analysis) for the test you took.

  • From there you simply need to click on the critical need skill identified and begin the tutorial and quiz

Other test prep options
Other Test Prep Options

  • Kaplan Free Test Prep/Louisville Free Public Library

  • Educational Resources

  • Louisville Test Prep

  • Torch Prep

  • Louisville Tutoring Agency

  • Educational Justice (part of Louisville Tutoring)

  • Jewish Family and Career Services

  • ePrep

  • Many, many more …

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MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar

Kentucky governor’s scholars KENTUCKY governor’s school for the arts

Kentucky governor s scholar program october
Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program - October

  • Five week summer program held at Bellarmine University, Murray State University, and Morehead State University

  • Participants live in college dormitories

  • Students are immersed in an academic schedule of the sciences, mathematics, humanities, and the arts that includes 25 subjects ranging from physical science to cultural anthropology

  • Noted scientists, writers, thinkers, and business, government, and educational leaders visit, speak, and serve as role models while interacting with students in class and on weekend enrichment activities

  • Student productions, publications, experiments, and field trips enhance the curriculum

Kentucky governor s scholar program continued
Kentucky Governor’s Scholar Program - continued

  • Applications are scored in four sections:

    Academic Achievement

    Student Profile


    Letter(s) of Recommendation

  • Students must be nominated by their school district to apply

  • Students must have taken the ACT, PSAT, or SAT in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grades

  • Applications and a “helpful hints” packet are available online at

  • Participants are eligible for special scholarships offered by Kentucky Colleges and Universities

Kentucky governor s scholars program continued
Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program - continued

  • For students interested in the GSP program, Mrs. Medley is the counselor coordinating for Manual

  • You must have attended the August 30th informational meeting with Mrs. Medley – if you missed that meeting you will need to schedule an individual appointment with her immediately to get that information

  • October 1st is the last day to request a teacher nomination form (TNF)

  • Make sure you supply your teacher a letter detailing your interest and feelings about your input and success pertaining to the course the teacher taught

Kentucky governor s school for the arts
Kentucky Governor’s Schoolfor the Arts

  • For rising juniors and seniors

  • Three week summer program at Centre College in Danville

  • You must submit a resume and prepare an audition, DVD, script, or portfolio of your work

  • Prestigious addition to your resume

  • GSA Scholarships to attend Kentucky Colleges

  • Applications are due in December

  • Nine artistic disciplines including:


    Creative Writing



    Instrumental Music

    Musical Theater

    New Media

    Visual Art

    Vocal Music

  • Auditions are in February and March

Gsa free artshops november 9 louisville morehead 23 danville owensboro
GSA Free ArtShopsNovember 9 (Louisville/Morehead), 23 (Danville/Owensboro)

  • Architecture - bring 2-3 samples of your work in any media

  • Creative Writing - bring your ideas, writing samples, pencil and paper

  • Dance - you will participate in a ballet/modern master class so dress appropriately

  • Drama- prepare a two-minute monologue and participate in an improvisation workshop

  • Instrumental Music - bring your instrument and a solo piece to work on - be prepared to perform (including scales) in front of other participants

  • Musical Theater - bring two theatrical songs of contrasting style (one up-tempo and one ballad) plus a two minute monologue

  • New Media - bring pen/pencil and paper, digital camera, video camera, laptops, and samples of your work in any media including work on a flash drive or CD

  • Visual Art - bring 2-3 samples of your work in any media and be dressed to do hands-on work in paint, clay, and charcoal

  • Vocal Music - perform a prepared memorized solo you would like to work on and bring music for your piano accompaniment

Gsa dates for 2013 2014
GSA Dates for 2013-2014

  • Applications become available in October online at

  • Application deadline Dec. 31, 2013

  • Audition Dates for

    Morehead State Univ. Feb. 28/March 1, 2014

    Murray State Univ. March 7 & 8, 2014

    Louisville/Sacred Heart SA March 14 & 15, 2014

    Centre College March 21 & 22, 2014

  • Summer Program – June 22 – July 12, 2014

    Centre College

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MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar


College preparatory curriculum graduation requirements
College Preparatory Curriculum Graduation Requirements

  • 4 years of English (English 1,2,3,4)

  • 4 years of Math (Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry plus 1 more advanced)

  • 3 years of Science (life, physical, earth/space, include at least one laboratory class)

  • 3 years of Social Studies (World Civilizations, U.S. History, plus one of economics, government/politics , geography, or civics)

  • .5 years of Health

  • .5 years of PE (or 1 year of Fundamentals of Dance)

  • 1 year of Humanities (Adv. Humanities or HAVPA or specialization in the arts)

  • 2-3 years of the same Foreign Language

  • 21st Century Technology Proficiency, Computer Applications, or IC3 Certification

  • 4-5 Electives


Graduation requirements for the advance program
Graduation Requirements for the Advance Program

  • For those students who have tested into the Advance Program – 12 credits must be earned in Advanced Program classes in at least 3 of the following areas: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language.

  • All Advance Program courses have a 9 in the next to last digit of the course number - Advanced Placement courses also count as advanced program courses

  • Students should take at least 3 advance program classes each semester.

  • Advanced Humanities or specialization in the arts is also required

  • A Cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to stay in the program.

  • Students must also take three years of the same Foreign Language

Diploma requirements
Diploma Requirements

  • Must meet the minimum requirements of the Kentucky Department of Education program of studies which is 23 credits.

  • Your ILP must be 100% complete each year you are in high school.

Why college
Why College?

Amount of EducationEarnings Unemployment Rate

  • High School-No Diploma $17,077 11.4%

  • High School Graduate $25,288 6.3%

  • Some College $28,625 5.4%

  • Associate’s Degree $30,047 3.4%

  • Bachelor’s Degree $40,925 2.1%

  • Master’s Degree $48,642 1.8%

  • Doctoral Degree $66,032 1.5%

  • Professional Degree $83,649 1.3%

    2008 median earnings of people in Kentucky over age 25, both sexes, with a full time job - U.S. Census Bureau

College admissions criteria by importance
College Admissions Criteria by Importance

  • Academic Rigor, Talent, and/or Mastery of Skills

  • Cumulative GPA

  • Grades in college Advanced Placement courses

  • Grades in college prep courses

  • Grades in all subjects

  • ACT & SAT test scores

  • Class rank (JCPS does not rank)

  • Essay or writing samples

  • Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Counselor recommendations

  • Teacher recommendations

  • Interview (if required)

  • Community Service

  • Work and extracurricular activities

Explore and research colleges careers your future
Explore and Research Colleges/Careers/Your Future!

  • Identify what you like to do - How do you want to spend the rest of your life?

  • Will you be happy with the financial resources available to you as a result of that career choice?

  • Gather as much information as you can from informal visits to colleges and attending college fairs.

  • Search college websites for minimum GPA and test score requirements. – look at the school profile – do you match?

  • Refine what your possible college major may be and explore colleges strong in that area.

  • What careers are available to people with a degree in your chosen field?

  • Identify at least 10 Colleges/Universities you are interested in and spend this year researching everything you can about those colleges.

Top occupations in the u s a based on growth rate to 2014
Top Occupations in the U.S.A. Based on Growth Rate to 2014

  • Home Health Aides

  • Network Systems & Date Communication Analysis

  • Medical Assistants

  • Physician Assistants

  • Computer Software Engineers, Applications

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Dental Hygienists

  • Computer Software Engineers, Systems Administrators

  • Dental Assistants

  • Personal and Home Care Aides

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators

  • Database Administrators

  • Physical Therapists

  • Forensic Science Technicians

  • Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

  • Physical Therapist Aides

  • Occupational Therapist Assistants

  • Medical Scientists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Preschool Teachers

  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

  • Postsecondary Teachers

  • Hydrologists

  • Computer Systems Analysts

  • Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

  • Biomedical Engineers

  • Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists

  • Environmental Engineers

  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Most popular college majors
Most Popular College Majors

  • Business Administration and Management/Commerce

  • Psychology

  • Nursing

  • Biology/Biological Sciences

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature

  • Economics

  • Communication Studies

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Political Science and Government

  • Computer and Information Science

Most valuable college majors
Most Valuable College Majors

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Biochemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Software Engineer

  • Environmental Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Geology

  • Management and Information Systems

  • Petroleum Engineering

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Mathematics

  • Construction Management

  • Finance

  • Physics

  • Statistics

How much will college cost
How Much Will College Cost?

  • Tuition - payment for required courses, study abroad, exchange programs

  • Fees - registration, parking, activities, health, laboratory, many others – they can add up to a thousand dollars or more

  • Books and Materials- computer, required texts and supplies

  • Room - cost of dorm or apartment plus utilities, cable and internet access, renters insurance, and telephone

  • Food - meal plans, eating out, groceries

  • Transportation - two to three trips home or, if you keep an auto on campus, your gas expenses, insurance, parking fees, etc.

  • Personal - clothes, laundry, recreation, medical and dental, insurance

  • Miscellaneous - catchall for anything that doesn’t fit in another category - think about adding 10% of the total amount of above

Kentucky educational excellence scholarships kees
Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships (KEES)

  • The state of Kentucky rewards students for good grades

  • 2.5 is the minimum GPA you have to earn in a year to receive KEES money

  • 15 is the minimum ACT score to receive additional funds

  • Better grades and higher ACT scores earn you more dollars

  • Students on free/reduced lunch may earn additional bonus funds for passing AP classes and exams

  • The funds can be used at any college in Kentucky

  • Funds cannot be used for out-of-state colleges unless they offer an approved program not offered in Kentucky and are members of the Academic Common Market

Types of financial aid merit based
Types of Financial Aid – Merit Based

  • Awarded solely on the basis of academic record or outstanding ability in many areas

  • Usually merit aid starts with GPA’s around 3.8 and ACT scores around 28 – or – is based entirely on the quality of your portfolio or college audition

  • The amount of aid increases with higher scores or higher talent

  • Each college sets it’s own criteria for granting merit based aid – search the scholarship section of their websites

Types of financial aid need based
Types of Financial Aid – Need Based

  • Need is the difference between what it costs to attend a school and what you and your family are expected to pay

  • You might think of thus as a formula:

    Total Cost of Education

    - Expected Family Contribution (EFC)


  • The Expected Family Contribution is calculated through use of the FAFSA

  • In order to receive any financial aid you must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Example of merit scholarships uofl
Example of Merit Scholarships - UofL

General Admission (24 ACT; 2.5 GPA)

Honors Program: (28 ACT or 1250 SAT; and 3.5 GPA)

Competitive Scholarships

  • Brown Fellows (31 ACT or 1360 SAT and 3.35 GPA)

  • McConnell Scholars (based on academic merit and leadership; 3.35 GPA)

  • Grawemeyer (31 ACT or 1360 SAT and 3.75 GPA)

  • Vogt Hallmark (30 ACT or 1330 SAT and 3.75 GPA)

  • Trustee’s Scholarship (25 ACT or 1130 SAT and 3.35 GPA)

  • Eagle/Gold Scout (25 ACT or 1130 SAT and 3.35 GPA)

  • Woodford Porter (African American students selected on merit, leadership, and service)

    Guaranteed Entrance Programs (Requirements to Apply):

  • Medical School (30 ACT and 3.75 GPA)

  • Dentistry (30 ACT and 3.75 GPA)

  • Law School (24 ACT and 3.35 GPA)

  • Nursing (25 ACT and 3.35 GPA)

  • Communication Art & Design (24 ACT and 3.2 GPA)

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Public independent private colleges and universities
Public & Independent Private Colleges and Universities

  • More than 3,000 in the U.S.

  • Come in various shapes and sizes

    Major Research Universities

    Comprehensive Universities

    Small Liberal Arts Colleges

    Faith Related Colleges

    Specialized Colleges for Arts and Technology

  • Cost ranges up to $40,000 - $59,000 per year for tuition and fees alone

In state vs out of state what s the difference
In-State vs. Out-of-StateWhat’s the Difference?

  • In-state institutions are subsidized by taxes collected by state government offering lower tuition rates to residents of that state

  • Out-of-State institutions will require you to pay higher tuition rates because your parents did not pay the other state’s taxes - tuition rates are sometimes more than double what you pay for your own in-state institutions

The academic common market
The Academic Common Market

  • If the program you are interested in isn’t offered in Kentucky, you may be able to pay in-state tuition at an out-of-state school through the Academic Common Market.

  • Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia participate at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Florida, North Carolina, and Texasparticipate at the graduate level.

Hints for a campus visit
Hints For A Campus Visit

  • Schedule visits on teacher in-service days , spring break, and summer vacation

  • Make an appointment for your tour

  • Visit In-session

  • Stay overnight when possible

  • Include your parents

  • Meet with an admissions officer

  • Verify admissions requirements

  • Discuss your chances for success

  • Obtain a school calendar and catalogue

  • Determine college costs

  • Ask about financial aid opportunities

  • Ask about student/teacher ratio for freshmen

  • Ask about Honors Programs

  • Meet with faculty

  • Ask questions about academic requirements and offerings

  • Attend a class

  • Ask about placement record

  • Identify career-planning services

  • Tour the campus/classrooms/labs

  • Tour the dorms/dining facilities

  • Tour the recreational facilities

  • Tour the city or town

  • Talk to students

  • Find out about student activities

  • Inquire about campus life

  • Investigate transportation options

  • Keep notes about your visit

  • Write thank you notes

Kentucky colleges four year public universities
Kentucky Colleges – Four Year Public Universities

  • Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond

  • Kentucky State University - Frankfort

  • Morehead State University - Morehead

  • Murray State University - Murray

  • Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights

  • University of Kentucky - Lexington

  • University of Louisville - Louisville

  • Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green

Kentucky colleges four year private nonprofit colleges and universities
Kentucky Colleges – Four Year Private Nonprofit Colleges and Universities

  • Alice Lloyd College

  • Asbury College

  • Bellarmine University

  • Berea College

  • Brescia College

  • Campbellsville Univ.

  • Centre College

  • Embry-Riddle Univ.

  • Georgetown Univ.

  • Indiana Wesleyan Univ.

  • Kentucky Christian Univ.

  • Kentucky Mountain Bible College

  • Kentucky Wesleyan College

  • Lincoln Memorial Univ.

  • Lindsey Wilson College

  • McKendree College

  • Mid-Continent Univ.

  • Midway College

  • Northwood University

  • Pikeville College

  • St. Catherine College

  • Spalding University

  • Thomas More College

  • Transylvania University

  • Union College

  • University of the Cumberlands

Four year private for profit college
Four Year Private For Profit College and Universities

  • Sullivan University

Two year public colleges
Two Year Public Colleges and Universities

  • Ashland Community/Technical College

  • Big Sandy Community/Technical College

  • Bluegrass Community/Technical College

  • Bowling Green Technical College

  • Elizabethtown Community/Technical College

  • Gateway Community/Technical College

  • Hazard Community/Technical College

  • Henderson Community College

  • Hopkinsville Community College

  • Jefferson Community/Technical College

  • Madisonville Community College

  • Maysville Community/Technical College

  • Owensboro Community/Technical College

  • Somerset Community College

  • Southeast Community/Technical College

  • West Kentucky Community/Technical College

Two year private for profit colleges
Two Year Private For-Profit Colleges and Universities

  • Beckfield College

  • Brown Mackie College

  • Daymar College

  • Draughons Junior College

  • Galen College of Nursing

  • ITT Technical Institute

  • Louisville Technical Institute

  • National College

  • Paducah Technical College

  • Southwestern College of Business

  • Spencerian College

For profit trade schools
For Profit Trade Schools and Universities

  • Elizabethtown Beauty School

  • The Hair Design School of Florence

  • The Hair Design School of Louisville

  • The Hair Design School of Radcliff

  • Kaufman Beauty School

  • Mr. Jim’s Beauty College

  • Trend Setters’ Academy

U s news world report rankings of best colleges national universities
U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Colleges - and UniversitiesNational Universities

  • Harvard University

  • Princeton University

  • Yale University

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Stanford University

  • California Institute of Technology

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Columbia University

  • Duke University

  • Northwestern University

  • Washington University/St. Louis

  • Cornell University

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Brown University

  • Rice University

  • Emory University

  • University of Notre Dame

  • Vanderbilt University

  • University of California - Berkeley

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Georgetown University

  • University of Virginia

  • University of California - Los Angeles

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Southern California

  • Tufts University

  • Wake Forest University

  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

U s news world report rankings of best colleges public national universities
U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Colleges - and UniversitiesPublic National Universities

  • University of California-Berkeley

  • University of California - Los Angeles

  • University or Virginia

  • University of Michigan

  • University of North Carolina

  • College of William & Mary

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

  • University of California

  • University of Illinois

  • University of Wisconsin

  • Pennsylvania State University

  • University of Florida

  • University of Texas

  • Ohio State University

  • University of Maryland

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • University of Georgia

  • Clemson University

  • Purdue University

  • Texas A & M University

  • University of Minnesota

  • Rutgers University

  • University of Connecticut

  • University of Delaware

  • Indiana University

  • Michigan State University

  • University of Iowa

  • Virginia Tech

  • Miami University of Ohio

U s news world report rankings of best colleges liberal arts
U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Colleges - and UniversitiesLiberal Arts

  • Williams College

  • Amherst College

  • Swarthmore College

  • Middlebury College

  • Wellesley College

  • Bowdoin College

  • Pomona College

  • Carleton College

  • Davidson College

  • Haverford College

  • Claremont McKenna College

  • Vassar College

  • Wesleyan University

  • Grinnell College

  • Harvey Mudd College

  • United States Military Academy

  • Washington & Lee University

  • Smith College

  • Colgate University

  • United States Naval Academy

  • Hamilton College

  • Colby College

  • Oberlin College

  • Colorado College

  • Bates College

U s news world report rankings of best colleges historically black
U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Colleges - and UniversitiesHistorically Black

  • Spelman College

  • Howard University

  • Morehouse College

  • Fisk University

  • Xavier University of Louisianna

  • Hampton University

  • Tuskegee University

  • Claflin University

  • Dillard University

  • North Carolina Central University

  • Elizabeth City State University

  • Florida A & M University

  • South Carolina State University

  • Tougaloo College

  • Morgan State University

  • Tennessee State University

  • Delaware State University

  • Winston-Salem State University

  • Johnson C. Smith University

  • Virginia State University

  • Bennett College

  • Clark Atlanta University

  • Fort Valley State University

  • Jackson State University

  • Alcorn State University

U s news world report rankings of best colleges a options for b students
U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Colleges - and UniversitiesA+ Options for B Students

  • Pepperdine University

  • Syracuse University

  • Fordham University

  • Purdue University

  • University of Connecticut

  • Southern Methodist University

  • University of Delaware

  • Indiana University

  • Michigan State University

  • University of Iowa

  • Miami University of Ohio

  • University of Colorado

  • Baylor University

  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

  • Marquette University

  • University of Denver

  • Auburn University

  • Clark University

  • Drexel University

  • Iowa State University

  • North Carolina State University

  • St. Louis University

  • University of Vermont

  • SUNY - Stony Brook

  • University of Alabama

U s news world report rankings of best colleges up coming national
U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Colleges - and UniversitiesUp & Coming National

  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County

  • George Mason University

  • Northeastern University

  • Drexel University

  • Arizona State University

  • University of Central Florida

  • Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)

  • University of Denver

  • University of Southern California

  • University of Vermont

  • Clemson University

  • Emory University

  • Rice University

  • University of South Carolina-Columbia

  • North Carolina State University

  • Ohio State University

  • University of California - San Diego

  • University of Cincinnati

  • University of North Texas

U s news world report rankings of best colleges up coming liberal arts
U.S. News & World Report Rankings of Best Colleges - and UniversitiesUp & Coming Liberal Arts

  • Hendrix College

  • Agnes Scott College

  • Davidson College

  • Furman University

  • Calvin College

  • Dickinson College

  • University of Richmond

  • Ursinus College

  • Allegheny College

  • College of St. Benedict

  • Reed College

  • Stonehill College

  • University of North Carolina - Asheville

Some top schools for the visual arts listed alphabetically
Some Top Schools for the and UniversitiesVisual Arts - listed alphabetically

  • Art Academy of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio)

  • Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)

  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

  • Cleveland Institute of Art (Cleveland, Ohio)

  • Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, Mo.)

  • Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, Ma.)

  • Memphis College of Art (Memphis, Tenn.)

  • Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Minneapolis, Minn.)

  • Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, Mass.)

  • Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

  • Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, R.I.)

  • Savannah College of Art & Design (Savannah, Ga.)

U s news world report best music schools listed alphabetically
U.S. News & World Report - and UniversitiesBest Music Schools - listed alphabetically

  • Arizona State University

  • Cleveland Institute of Music

  • Curtis Institute of Music

  • Eastman School of Music

  • Florida State University

  • Indiana University - Bloomington

  • Juilliard School of Music

  • Manhattan School of Music

  • Mannes College of Music

  • Northwestern University

  • New England Conservatory of Music

  • Yale University

  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music

  • Peabody Conservatory of Music

  • University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

  • University of Colorado

  • University of Illinois

  • University of Michigan

  • University of North Texas

  • University of Southern California

  • University of Texas-Austin

  • University of Wisconsin

Some popular schools for dance
Some Popular Schools for and UniversitiesDance

  • Butler University

  • California Institute of the Arts

  • Florida State University

  • Indiana University

  • The Juilliard School

  • North Carolina School of the Arts

  • Ohio State University

  • Point Park University

  • Rutgers University

  • Southern Methodist University

  • Stephens College

  • University of Southern Mississippi

  • University of Illinois

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Utah

  • Syracuse University

  • The Ailey School

  • Ballet Austin Summer Program

  • Boston Ballet/Boston Conservatory

  • Duke University

  • Gustavus Adolphus College

  • Marin Dance Theater

  • New York University Gallatin School of Individual Study

  • Stanford University

  • University of Florida

Some popular schools for theater
Some Popular Schools for and UniversitiesTheater

  • Boston University

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • DePaul University

  • Duke University

  • Emerson University

  • Indiana University

  • The Juilliard School

  • New York University

  • Southern Methodist University

  • Florida State University

  • Fordham University

  • Northwestern University

  • Pepperdine University

  • Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts

  • Syracuse University

  • University of Minnesota Guthrie BFA Acting Program

  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Some popular schools for musical theater
Some Popular Schools for and UniversitiesMusical Theater

  • Ball State University

  • Boston Conservatory

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM)

  • Florida State University

  • Millikin University

  • Notre Dame University

  • Otterbein University

  • Point Park University

  • Roosevelt University

  • Stephens College

  • University of the Arts

  • University of Evansville

  • University of Oklahoma

  • Wagner College

  • Wright State University

Some popular schools for theatrical design and production
Some Popular Schools for and UniversitiesTheatrical Design and Production

  • Ball State University

  • Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

  • DePaul University

  • Indiana University

  • Ohio State University

  • Millikin University

  • North Carolina School of the Arts

  • Northern Kentucky University

  • Western Kentucky University

  • Point Park University

  • Southern Methodist University

  • University of Cincinnati

  • University of Evansville

  • University of Louisville

  • University of Kentucky

  • University of Texas/Austin

  • University of Wisconsin/Madison

Some thoughts about engineering
Some Thoughts About Engineering and Universities

  • When exploring the field of engineering, it is important to note that some schools are stronger in certain areas than others

  • Research a school’s strength based on the following specific engineering programs

Specific fields of engineering
Specific Fields of Engineering and Universities

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical

  • Biological/Agricultural

  • Biomedical

  • Chemical

  • Civil

  • Computer

  • Electical/Electronics/Communication

  • Engineering Science/Engineering Physics

  • Environmental/

    Environmental Health

  • Industrial/Manufacturing

  • Materials

  • Mechanical

Some popular schools for engineering
Some Popular Schools for Engineering and Universities

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

  • University of Michigan

  • Purdue University

  • University of Illinois

  • Iowa State University

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • Duke University

  • University of California-Berkeley

  • University of Wisconsin

  • Stanford University

  • Cornell University

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • University of Louisville Speed Scientific School

Some popular schools for journalism communications
Some Popular Schools for Journalism & Communications and Universities

  • Arizona State University

  • Indiana University

  • Iowa State University

  • Michigan State University

  • Northwestern University

  • Ohio University

  • Syracuse University

  • University of Florida

  • University of Georgia

  • University of Kansas

  • University of Iowa

  • University of Maryland

  • University of Minnesota

  • University of Missouri

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

  • University of Oklahoma

  • University of Oregon

  • University of Southern California

  • University of Texas

Some popular schools for psychology
Some Popular Schools for Psychology and Universities

  • Stanford University

  • University of California-Berkeley

  • University of California at Los Angeles

  • Harvard University

  • University of Michigan

  • Yale University

  • Princeton University

  • University of Illinois

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • University of Minnesota

  • University of Wisconsin

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Columbia University

  • Cornell University

  • Northwestern University

  • University of California San Diego

  • University of Texas-Austin

  • University of Washington

  • Washington University in St. Louis

Some popular schools for business
Some Popular Schools for Business and Universities

  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • University of California- Berkeley

  • University of Michigan

  • New York University

  • University of Virginia

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

  • University of Texas-Austin

  • Cornell University

Some popular schools for medicine
Some Popular Schools for Medicine and Universities

  • Harvard University

  • Stanford University

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • University of California San Francisco

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Washington University in St. Louis

  • Yale University

  • Columbia University

  • Duke University

  • University of Chicago

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Washington

  • UCLA

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Cornell University

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • Baylor University

  • Northwestern University

  • New York University

  • Emory University

  • University of Texas

  • Case Western Reserve

Most common in state colleges by enrollment from dupont manual
Most Common In-State Colleges By Enrollment from and UniversitiesduPont Manual

  • University of Louisville (679)

  • University of Kentucky (460)

  • Western Kentucky University (158)

  • Jefferson Community & Technical College (107)

  • Centre College (74)

  • Murray State University (58)

  • Northern Kentucky University (53)

  • Bellarmine Univiersity (48)

  • Eastern Kentucky University (36)

  • Transylvania University (23)

  • Georgetown College (16)

  • Morehead State University (16)

  • Kentucky State University (13)

Most common out of state colleges by enrollment from dupont manual
Most Common Out-of-State Colleges By Enrollment from and UniversitiesduPont Manual

  • Indiana University Bloomington (32)

  • University of Cincinnati/CMM (27)

  • Washington University in St. Louis (22)

  • Vanderbilt University (21)

  • Indiana University Southeast (20)

  • Duke University (15)

  • The Ohio State University (14)

  • Maryland Institute College of Art (12)

  • Purdue University (12)

  • University of Chicago (12)

  • Columbia College Chicago (11)

Manual ypas junior seminar6

MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar and Universities


Top five tips for juniors in preparation for college applications
Top Five Tips for Juniors in Preparation for College Applications

  • Standardized Tests - complete all standardized tests your junior year and retake those with low scores.

  • Grades and Classes - junior year grades are the most important (you are now settled in your routine; more demanding courses predict college performance; classes you choose speak volumes about your motivation and intellectual curiosity).

  • Teacher/Counselor Recommendations - if you share an intellectual interest with a teacher they are more likely to give you a good college recommendation. Get to know your counselor and connect with teachers you want to write for you.

  • Activities- the way in which you spend your time outside the classroom serves as testimony to your moral fiber; assess whether your activities reflect a depiction of your interests and passions.

  • Opportunities - admissions officers look for students who step out of their comfort zone and seek new experiences. Ignoring an opportunity does not appeal to college admissions officers.

Everything counts now
Everything counts … NOW! Applications

  • Grades and Credits are used to determine the GPA

  • AP Courses are weighted on a 5 point scale

  • All Advanced, Honors, and Comprehensive Classes are weighted on a 4 point scale

  • Eligibility in Sports and Extracurricular and/or Co-curricular activities are based on academic performance

  • Placement in honors, advanced, and advanced placement classes and awards that will be listed on the college application

  • All grades, courses, and credits earned will be listed on your TRANSCRIPT!

What is a transcript
What is a ApplicationsTRANSCRIPT??

  • The transcript is the report sent to colleges that reflects every semester of high school that you have completed

  • Courses you have taken and credits earned each semester are on the transcript

  • The level of rigor of each class is included on the transcript (AP, Advanced, Honors, etc.)

  • Your total cumulative weighted and unweighted GPA is on the transcript

  • Grades include all pluses and minuses, A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s, and U’s!!!!

Importance of the junior year
Importance of the Junior Year Applications

  • Most college admissions will be based on your transcript as of the end of the junior year

  • You begin to form a profile through your choice of courses and summer activities as to what your strengths and passions will be at the next level

  • Junior year is the last year to improve your GPA and considered the year where you take the more challenging course load compared to your freshman and sophomore year and before the senior year

  • Colleges like to see an upward trend - this is the year to shine

  • It is the year you take your college entrance exams and your AP exams – colleges get a picture of your ability to study on the college level

How to be successful
How To Be Successful Applications

  • Push yourself to take classes that reflect as strong and as rigorous an academic curriculum that you can handle successfully

  • Unplug yourself from the Internet and TV.

  • Learn to develop your “intellectual appetite”

  • Find your passion and follow it! Develop yourself as a leader in that area if possible

  • Discover what is available in the community, your church, scouting, recreational sports, charitable organizations, etc. that will enhance your experience and resume

  • Volunteer as much as you can – spend many hours with a few causes as opposed to only a few hours with many different causes

Start building your resume
Start Building Your Resume Applications

Personal Information


College Major

Career Goals

GPA (weighted/unweighted)

Total # AP Courses Taken/Scores

Test Scores









Visual Arts

Performing Arts


Offices held – describe leadership roles/activities involved in leading/creating/etc.

Community Service


Work Experience


Get involved
Get Involved ….. Applications

  • Find your passion and follow it! Develop yourself as a leader in that area if possible

  • Select school activities that will demonstrate your passion or leadership in the subject areas you are passionate about

  • Discover what is available in the community, your church, scouting, recreational sports, charitable organizations, etc. that will enhance your experience and resume

  • Volunteer as much as you can

Manual activities
Manual Activities Applications

  • Academic Teams

  • Action for Africa

  • Amnesty International

  • Astronomy Club

  • Athletics

  • Beta Club

  • Book Club

  • Campus Life

  • Chess Club

  • Crimson Needle

  • Debate

  • Drama Club

  • Dumbledore’s Army

  • Environmental Club

  • Enviorothon Team

  • E.T.H.I.C.S. Society

  • Executive Council

  • Family Career Community Leaders of America

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • French Club

  • French Honor Society

  • French Scrabble

  • Future Business Leaders of America

  • Gay Straight Transgender Alliance

  • German Club

  • High School Red Cross

  • History Club

  • Instrumental/Vocal Music

  • International Thespians Society

  • J Club

  • Key Club

  • Latin Club

More manual activities
More Manual Activities Applications

  • Math Team

  • Mock Trial Team

  • National Art Honor Society

  • National Honor Society

  • National Honor Society for Dance Arts

  • One Blue Wall

  • Quick Recall

  • Quill and Scroll

  • Red Cross Blood Drive

  • Science National Honor Society

  • Science Olympiad Team

  • Spanish Club

  • Spanish Honor Society

  • Step Team

  • Student Senate

  • Students Against Drunk Driving

  • Teenage Republicans

  • Tri-M Honor Society in Music

  • Visual Arts Club

  • WiSE

  • World Quest

  • Y-Club

  • Yearbook

  • Young Democrats

  • YPAS Ensembles

  • More new clubs every year!!!!

Summer educational enrichment
Summer Educational Enrichment Applications

  • If you have a particular school you are interested in attending and are not sure of your ability to be accepted – try attending a summer camp or program offered at that university

  • Spend the time you are there making connections and getting to know someone on the faculty and staff that would like for you to attend college there

  • While at the camp/workshop, make sure you conduct yourself in an exemplary manner , demonstrate a superior work ethic, be compassionate and helpful with others, and perform at top of your ability level – this is your chance to sell yourself to the personnel that may help you get your foot in the door later on

  • Make sure you thank everyone you come in contact with for the opportunity to study on their campus and work with their faculty and staff

Examples of summer enrichment
Examples of Summer Enrichment Applications

  • Summer Institute experiences at Washington University in St. Louis

  • Interlochen Summer Arts Camp

  • Tanglewood

  • Broadway Theatre Project

  • Northwestern University Cherub Program

  • Summer at USC

  • The Oxford Experience

  • Columbia University Pre-College Programs

  • Etc.

Monitor academic progress
Monitor Academic Progress Applications

  • Do not assume that someone will contact you if there is a problem with your academic progress

  • Keep in contact with your teachers and your counselors

  • Develop strong study skills and time management techniques

  • Work on building a strong vocabulary and refine your ability to speak in public

  • READ, READ, and READ more! Practice and refine your talents

  • Take advantage of as many educational enrichment activities as you can - summer workshops, camps, honor symposiums, leadership seminars, etc.

  • Build your college resume by engaging in a well rounded balance of academically rigorous classes, athletic participation, participation in the arts, membership in worthwhile clubs, leadership positions, community service activities, and giving of your time for the betterment of mankind

Social media email address and college applications
Social Media, Email Address, and College Applications Applications

  • Consider that the information posted on social media is basically public domain

  • In as few as 10 minutes after you have posted something on these sites they are archived forever in over 20 locations throughout the world

  • Your personal sites can be viewed by college admissions counselors, college professors, employers, stalkers, that creepy kid obsessing over you, as well as campus and local police

  • Make sure your email address is a professional or generic name and not something that causes one to pause and doubt your integrity or character

Finding the balance plan ahead
Finding the Balance … Plan Ahead! Applications

  • With the everyday stresses of being a student, making good grades, meeting new friends, making choices and decisions, becoming involved in activities, etc… it is important to find the PROPER BALANCE.

  • Each student, with the help of parents, teachers, and counselors, must find that balance. Remember, don’t over extend yourself, but aim to reach your fullest POTENTIAL!

  • Plan Ahead - develop appropriate relationships with your counselor and those teachers you will be asking to write your letters of recommendation - they need to know who you are now so they can speak highly of you in comparison to other students they have known throughout their career.

  • Identify special characteristics about yourself that set you apart from other students who have the same GPA and Test Scores.

  • Clean up your face-book and my-space accounts now! 25% of all colleges and universities now look at your accounts when making college admission decisions.

Helpful hints
Helpful Hints Applications

If you see your grades slipping, try some of these interventions:

  • ESS (Extended School Services) work after school with a teacher

  • Peer Tutoring (National Honor Society) work after school with outstanding students

  • Staying after school to work with your own teacher

  • Form study groups with other members of your class

  • Weekly progress reports (available from your counselor)

  • Assignment notebooks and planners

  • Structured study time at home. School is not the only place to study and do homework

  • Participate in class. Be visible and care about what you’re learning.

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle which includes proper diet, exercise, sleep, and stay away from the use of illegal drugs and alcohol and anyone you know who may use them

Questions and answers
Questions and Answers Applications