College Transition 2009-2010. Agenda Where do I start? How do I decide what to do after high school? How do I decide on a college? What.
Post on 27-Dec-2015
AgendaWhere do I start?
How do I decide what to do after high school?
How do I decide on a college?
What should I be doing now?
When and how do I apply to college?
How do I get into college?
How do I pay for college?
Six Michigan Career Pathways Arts & Communication Business Management/Marketing Engineering/Manufacturing Industrial Technology Health Science Human Service Natural Resources & Agriscience
Educational Development Plan(EDP)Assists students in creating a four-year plan.Assists students in creating a post-secondary plan.
Program researchCollege researchwww.careercruising.com (login id swartzcreek password - dragons)
Summer of Junior YearResearch Universities/Colleges
Campus Visits (School Related Absence)
Plan and Prepare for ACT Retake Students retaking the ACT = 55% increased Composite Score
Design list of references
Utilize Career Cruising
ACT Test Dates 2010/2011Test DateSeptember 11, 2010
October 23, 2010
December 11, 2010
February 12, 2011
April 9, 2011
June 11, 2011Registration DeadlineAugust 6, 2010
September 17, 2010
November 5, 2010
January 7, 2010
March 4, 2011
May 6, 2011
Recommended College Prep Courses
EnglishFour years of English
MathematicsThree years of mathematics, including rigorous courses in AlgebraI, Geometry, and AlgebraII
Natural SciencesThree years of science, including rigorous courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
Social StudiesThree years of social studies
Additional CoursesSome colleges and universities require other classes as prerequisites for admission, such as two or more years of the same foreign language or courses in the visual arts, music, theater, drama, dance, computer science, etc.*Specific high school course requirements vary from institution to institution. Be sure to check with the schools you're interested in to see what they recommend or require.
Senior YearGet organized start a folder save EVERYTHINGCollege VisitsCounselor meetingLetters of RecommendationCollege ApplicationsScholarshipsFinancial Aid
Student/Counselor MeetingBe ready for your counselor meeting Bring the following items:Completed college applications (check or money order)Counselor verification form (if applied online)Letters of recommendation (to be mailed with other items)All questions ?????
Choosing a College
15 Michigan Public UniversitiesCentral MichiganEastern MichiganFerris StateGrand Valley StateLake Superior StateMichigan StateMichigan TechNorthern Michigan
Oakland UniversitySaginaw Valley StateUniversity of Michigan Ann ArborUniversity of Michigan DearbornUniversity of Michigan FlintWestern MichiganWayne State
What do I need to get accepted into a college?
The GPA Myth
"It doesn't matter which classes I take in high school, as long as my grade point average is high."
College Admission CriteriaAcademic Performance (Cumulative/Core)Class RankStrength of CurriculumRecent trends in academic performanceACT ScoreRecommendationsLeadership, talents, conduct, and diversity of experiencePersonal EssaysInterviews
Application ProcessMAILComplete application
Attach check/money order, letters of recommendation, essay, etc.
Turn in to high school counselor
Counselor completes his/her portion, attaches transcript and mails to college/universityONLINEComplete application via website (credit card)
Print counselor page and hand in to high school guidance counselor
Counselor completes his/her portion, attaches transcript and mails to college/university
Averages for AdmissionUNIVERSITY GPA ACT
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
online access www.fafsa.edu.gov
Financial AidFree Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA)Need-based money provided for post-secondary education
Grants (do not have to repay)
Student Loans (must repay)(MUST fill out the FAFSA to qualify for low interest student loans)
Reapply every year
FAFSA Application Process
Filling out the FAFSA Online Application
Parents and student apply for pin number electronic signature (website - www.pin.ed.gov)
FAFSA ON THE WEB WORKSHEET - optional Complete online application between January 1st June 30th
State of Michigan Scholarships and GrantsChildren of Veterans Tuition GrantGEAR UP Michigan ScholarshipMichigan Competitive ScholarshipMichigan Merit AwardMichigan Tuition GrantTuition Incentive ProgramRobert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
See high school website (www.swartzcreek.org/Scholarships.html)Local (Guidance Office)
Academic (high GPA and ACT)
Private, Groups, Organizations
Scholarship Website Searcheswww.studentaid.ed.govwww.fastweb.comwww.fastaid.comwww.collegeanswer.comwww.collegenet.comwww.collegeboard.comwww.schoolsoup.com
Swartz Creek High SchoolGuidance Counselors
Cheryl Reger A-G(810) 591-1870
Daniel Nolen H-N(810) 591-1868
Dave Carey O-Z(810) 591-1869