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College and Career Planning. Introduction College Search Process Admissions Tests Scholarships Financial Aid. Tri Pham. College and Career Counselor Monday Friday, 8:45-12:45 728-2400 ext. 7024 tdpham@mcps.k12.mt.us Facebook: www.facebook.com/shscollegecareer. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>College and Career Planning</p><p>IntroductionCollege Search ProcessAdmissions TestsScholarshipsFinancial Aid</p></li><li><p>Tri PhamCollege and Career CounselorMonday Friday, 8:45-12:45728-2400 ext. 7024tdpham@mcps.k12.mt.us Facebook: www.facebook.com/shscollegecareer</p></li><li><p>Why does graduation matter?</p></li><li><p>Median Family Income by Selected Characteristics, 2009SOURCE: The College Board, Trends in College Pricing 2010, Figure 16B.</p></li><li><p>College Search ProcessThe application process is all about discovering who you are.</p><p>Determining the best fitAccording to President Dennison (8/27/09)100 H.S. Freshman --&gt;10 years later-only 18 have a degree (approximately 18% = 52 SHS students)</p></li><li><p>Factors to consider:Type 2-year or 4-year Public or PrivateType of ProgramSizeLocationCost</p></li><li><p>Standardized TestsOne or the other, not bothYour highest score will be usedACT (Good Students)No penalty for wrong answersCurriculum based (all encompassing final exam)Science sectionSAT (Good Test-takers) point penalty for every wrong answerThe SAT tests your ability to take the SAT test.Tries to determine innate ability</p></li><li><p>ScholarshipsThe most money available is at the college or university of interestBeing well-rounded mattersYou dont have to be the top studentDeadlines are our friendsCould be a good return on your time investment</p></li><li><p>Financial AidFAFSA form: Free Application for Federal Student AidApply after January 1stIt doesnt hurt to applyInvestigate the process, programs, and particularsSAR EFC COA EFC = Need</p></li><li><p>Some adviceFreshmen and SophomoresYour GPA is cumulativeGet to know the adults at school and in your lifeTake classes that are interesting and challengingBe involved and stay involvedSpend some time thinking about what you plan to do after high school, then make a plan to get thereJuniorsTake some, not all, AP or Honors coursesTake your ACT or SAT exams this spring, especially if youre in a fall sportTake a tour of colleges and universities this spring breakDo it NOW!</p></li><li><p>Some adviceSeniors Dont self-select yourselfApply early (pay attention to deadlines)Apply often (scholarships)Gather accurate information from good sources (financial aid)Communicate clearly and effectively</p></li><li><p>ParentsThe forecast: fair to partly cloudyhoping for sunshine</p><p>And the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor/Actress goes to</p><p>Recognize how things have changed</p></li><li><p>You know you grew up in the 70's if... </p><p>In your sophomore class picture, you're wearing a shirt with the collar "up".Leg warmers were cool.You ever asked to be gagged with a spoon.You ever had a Dorothy Hamill haircut or used Short and Sassy shampoo.You remember when Jordache jeans were cool.You remember "Friday Night Videos" before the days of MTV.You remember having to get off the couch to change the TV channel.You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the mini-van and remember riding in the back of the station wagon trying to get passing trucks to honk at you.Your first musical purchase was an 8-track tape.Your parents paid $2,000 for a top-loading VCR that was almost the size of a coffee table.You've ever owned a pair of rainbow suspenders like the ones Mork used to wear. </p></li><li><p>SOURCE: The College Board, Trends in College Pricing 2010, Table 1A. </p></li><li><p>College Search Process</p><p>The application process is all about discovering who you are.</p><p>Determining the best fit</p></li><li><p>Useful websiteswww.actstudent.org (ACT exam)www.collegeboard.com (SAT exam)www.collegeconfidential.com (college search)www.fastweb.com (scholarships)www.fafsa.ed.gov (financial aid)MCIS: www.smartaboutcollege.com or Sentinel High School Library webpage, www.mcps.k12.mt.us</p></li><li><p>Final thoughtsEducation is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela Please pick up some literature on your way out</p><p>Thank you for your attention. </p><p>Please let us know how we can help!</p><p>Cant meet everyones expectation. Everyone situation is unique. Please let me know how I can help you specifically.**</p></li></ul>