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  • College Transition

    2009-2010

  • 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

  • FINANCIAL AIDFAFSA

    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

    www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • 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

  • SCHOLARSHIPSApply early!

    See high school website (www.swartzcreek.org/Scholarships.html)Local (Guidance Office)

    Academic (high GPA and ACT)

    Athletic

    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

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