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1 How Do I Get From Here To There? Your GPS for Senior Year

2 Dates to Remember College Fairs: Sept 27 Scottsdale College Fair 1-3 pm Desert Mountain High School Sept. 28 National College Fair 12 4 pm Phoenix Civic Center Sept. 29 Private College Fair 6:30 8:30 pm Xavier Prep Oct. 21 Phx Area Christian College Fair 6-8 pm Scottsdale Christian Academy

3 Dates to Remember Family College Night Students and parents Wednesday, September 17 6:00 8:00 pm NDP Campus Financial Aid information College Speakers ASU, UA and NAU

4 Extended Fall Break for Seniors! Entire school is off on Friday, Oct 10 and Monday, Oct 13. Seniors have a Class Holiday on Tuesday, Oct 14 and Wednesday, Oct 15 Please try to schedule fall college visits during this time.

5 Application Deadlines Rolling admission ASU, UA, NAU Early action admission U of Denver, Georgetown, Tulane, etc. Early decision admission Vanderbilt, Emory, NYU Regular admission U of San Diego, Marquette University Priority applications

6 Your College Applications In-State Colleges ASU, UA, NAU and GCU Online Application Transcripts Test Scores sent directly from ACT/SAT Honors Colleges

7 University Requirements ASU, UA and NAU 3.0 GPA (Based on 16 Core Classes) ACT (22) SAT (1040)

8 ASU, UA and NAU 16 Core Classes: 4 English 4 Math 3 Science (Bio, Chem, Physics) 2 Social Studies (U.S. History) 2 World Language 1 Fine Art GPA is calculated using these courses

9 Your College Applications Out-of-State Public and Private Colleges: REQUIREMENTS: Online Application or Common Application Transcripts Test Scores sent directly from ACT/SAT Recommendations Essay Supplements: Art Portfolio, Auditions, Interview

10 Six Factors in Selective Admission Grades Strength of Curriculum Test Scores (ACT or SAT) Recommendations Extracurricular Involvement Essay

11 Letters of Recommendation Do I need recommendations? For college applications? For Honors programs? For Scholarships? Whom should I ask? Counselor Teacher(s): 2 maximum How do I ask individual(s)? Ask personally, early & courteously (be aware of deadlines) We recommend requests be made by September 17th Survey on Naviance (under About Me ) for counselors Form for teachers (document library in Naviance), enter teachers names in Naviance under Colleges I m applying to Complete the form/survey with details and thoughtfulness

12 Scholarships College/university scholarships and grants can be merit-based or need-based or a combination of both Independently sponsored scholarships can be found in your community, through corporations and through private funding. Resources: Monthly updated listings will be on Naviance

13 The Nuts and Bolts of Naviance NDP s electronic system for the college application process At this point in the game all students need to be actively using Naviance All parents have their own access code and login information to utilize the program If you do not have access, please Tracy Grenoble at **Naviance can be accessed from the NDP homepage**

14 Naviance Researching SuperMatch College Search- size, location, majors, althletics Admissions information- SAT/ACT, GPA Direct link to college websites Prep-Me - free ACT/SAT test prep Document Library Transcript release- necessary to send out a transcript Recommendation forms- teacher, parent, counselor Helpful websites scholarships/financial aid

15 Naviance Resume: Extra-Curricular activities, community service, awards/honors/achievements, leadership This comes in handy for the Common Application, letters of recommendation and scholarships Good practice

16 Naviance NDP on Campus College Visits: Seniors are allowed to sign up for 5 college visits notifications are sent out to students informing them of colleges/universities that are coming to campus Sign up to attend a visit on the Naviance homepage The confirmation will be their pass for that visit Keep in mind many colleges/universities visit during the first couple of weeks in Oct. Due to our Fall break, the amount of schools coming to campus are limited. Students need to actively check his/her and take advantage of meeting with college admissions representatives. Students can meet with counselors for suggestions on which visits to attend They should come to visits prepared with questions

17 Naviance College Tab: Colleges I am thinking about Colleges I am applying to Primary tab used during senior year Application list is formulated and tracked Students can view ED, EA, and regular admissions deadlines If the student is applying to a Common Application school, it needs to be indicated and the CA release needs to be filled out Students can indicate if their application has been submitted and also request transcripts to be sent It is helpful, if the student s their counselor letting them know they would like their transcript sent

18 Naviance College Tab: Students can view the date their supporting documents have been sent to schools Students request their teacher recommendations Teacher recommendations are uploaded Progress of teacher recommendations can be viewed Acceptances can be recorded and celebrated!!

19 The Do s and Don ts of Parenting a High School Senior

20 Parents Role Senior Year THE DON TS: Do not fill out applications for your son or daughter Do not write their essays Do not Nag REMEMBER - You are not the one going to college!

21 Parents Role Senior Year THE DO s: DO take your son or daughter on campus visits Create a calendar WITH your son or daughter Do the clerical work-keep track of dates, organizing files and papers, provide a gentle reminder about appointments and deadlines Get your pin for FAFSA now and be ready to fill out form in January and /or create CSS profile Teach your son or daughter how to do laundry and how to cook Make sure test scores are sent

22 This is the time to teach your son or daughter to hold their own reins: morally financially and even clerically!

23 Every journey begins with the first step.

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