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1 College Information meeting September 14, :00 p.m.

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3 Students!! Take an active role in your plans after high school. It s YOUR future! Your parents aren t going to campus or work with you. Learn to advocate! Ask questions! Respect experience. Consider a variety of options. Seek help.

4 Senior Year Timeline September October 31: Apply to colleges November May : Scholarships, read NWHS newsletter January - February: Complete FAFSA and as many scholarship applications as you can May: Respond to admission offers and MAKE A DECISION!!!!

5 Junior Timeline Register (October 1-9) and take PSAT (Oct. 14) $5.00 check or cash Study for the PSAT, SAT and ACT. Take SAT and/or ACT after receiving PSAT results. Study!!!! Volunteer!!! College Fair: Sept. 29, Goshen H.S. Get involved in school, community, and church activities!

6 Sophomore Timeline You will take the PSAT (preliminary SAT) Complete a Career Interest Survey Study!!! Attendance is IMPORTANT ECA English 10 test Attend College Fairs: Sept 29 6:30-8:00 Goshen High School

7 Freshmen Timeline Have a Graduation Plan Develop Good Study Habits Have Good Attendance Attend College Fairs: Sept 29 6:30-8:00 Goshen High School

8 MEMORIZE THIS! NWHS School Code

9 What You Should Be Doing Now?? Finalize college selections choose wisely! Begin working on college applications. Update Academic Resume. Continue looking at possible majors. Go on college visits! Register for the SAT / ACT! Meet with college reps when they visit.

10 Dual Credit Earn college credits while in high school One of the requirements to earn an Academic Honors Diploma or Technical Honors Diploma Dual Credit Classes- (AP, ACP, CEP) For Academic Honors 2 dual credit classes must be completed Any student can take a dual credit class Must meet qualifications to receive college credit

11 Different Dual Credit options AP (Advanced Placement Program) Calculus Economics ACP (Advance College Project - IU) Government, Speech, Literature CEP (Concurrent Enrollment Program PNC) Composition, US History, Chemistry, Spanish 3 Spanish 4, German 3, Finite Math EACC (Most classes at EACC)

12 Other Dual Credit Agriculture classes Ivy Tech Purdue West Lafayette

13 Cost of 3 credit hour course is now only $75! Billing will come directly from: IUSB, PU- West Lafayette, PNC, IVY Tech Unpaid students will be automatically withdrawn Be prepared to pay the bill TO THE UNIVERSITY!

14 Before Applying!!! Update Academic Resume!!! What happened over summer? Can you add items from senior year?

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16 College Application Process

17 College Application Process Most applications are online Some are free if done online Some WILL be free during College Go! Week Apply to a variety of schools At least 1 in-state 1 Public and 1 private, etc Apply to those you are serious about attending 1 safety school

18 Then What??? Use Parchment to let the Guidance Office know to send a transcript Send your counselor an with copies of your academic resume & recommendation letters

19 Parchment: what is it?

20 Access 24 / 7! It s safe and secure Transcript delivery to all colleges nationwide is free! Create an account (should have already done) If you DON T have an account, you can set one up at Students can also send resumes this way!

21 Admission Tests Needed

22 SAT vs. ACT

23 Registering for SAT / ACT We don t have any paper/pencil registration forms in the Guidance Office anymore it s all online! Register for SAT at Register for ACT online at WRITE DOWN YOUR USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be sure to send scores to NWHS school code is SEND SCORES TO COLLEGES you get four for FREE (or you pay extra) Complete College Apps even if you plan to take one of the tests again!!!!!!!

24 Photo Requirements Read through photo requirements. Students are responsible to make sure that their photos meet the requirements!! Successful upload of photo does not indicate that the photo is acceptable for test day! Admission Tickets with photos that do not meet the requirements and cannot be easily recognized as the test-taker cannot be accepted. Students can upload registration photos directly from FaceBook!

25 SAT (2400) ACT (36) Math (800) Critical Reading (800) Writing (800) Essay included in Writing ¼ pt taken off for wrong answer All scores reported Some math questions and essays are not MC Math Reading English Science Writing (Optional) No penalty for guessing Only MC questions

26 How do students improve their scores?

27 Ask about 21 st Century Scholar Programs Indiana Covenant Purdue Promise Other in state schools also honor it Ask about College Application Waivers Ask about SAT / ACT Waivers Ask about help if you have an IEP

28 On-Site Admissions IUSB: Friday, Oct. 29 th, 2015 from 10:30-12:30 p.m. Short meeting / transcript review at NWHS with admissions counselor from IUSB Students will know admission status on the spot: admitted, pending, or deferred to Ivy Tech Application Fee waived!!! Admitted students with Core 40 or above, B average, SAT or ACT scores above state average, and ranking in top ½ of class, are eligible to receive a $500 Titan Scholarship!

29 Follow up with college if you get a rejection letter sometimes they reconsider If test scores or grades are low, send in application with a letter of explanation Apply to at least one private and one public school Additional Tips

30 College Visits Call Admissions Office in advance to set up appt. Research the school and think about questions ahead of time Talk to the students on campus and go to class if possible. Visit a dorm / cafeteria if you can Schedule an interview Tour the campus on your own Keep notes / observations while there Write thank-you notes to appropriate people

31 How Do I Pay?

32 SCHOLARSHIPS Usually begin around November We list all that come through NWHS. Most applications are on-line now. Fill them out completely! Keep track of usernames and passwords. Check out websites! MEET DEADLINES & WATCH MAILING DATES!

33 Avoid Scholarship Scams! This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back No one can guarantee a scholarship! You can t get this information anywhere else Do your research, don t pay anyone! I just need your credit card! NO! We ll do all of the work. Wrong again. You will have to fill out the paperwork! b You ve been selected by a national foundation Chances are that they just want money.

34 Resources for Help FREE Math and Science Help! Rose-Hulman Homework Hotline or ASK.ROSE Math tutorial website Purdue OWL site (Online Writing Lab) Ask your teacher!

35 Financial Aid Night NWHS High School Auditorium January 25, 6:31 P.M.

36 HAVE A GREAT SENIOR YEAR!

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