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1 Senior College Night Presented by the Guidance Department September 21, 2015

2 Discussion Topics Welcome What Colleges are Seeking Rec. Letters Testing Start Applying NCAA & Financial Aid Demonstrated Interest Types of Applications Student Responsibilities & Closing Remarks -Laurie Mitchell -Christina D Angelo -Christina D Angelo -Marley Goldman -Chris Caramore -Chris Caramore -Jonathan Spector -Melissa Marr -Laurie Mitchell

3 What Colleges are Seeking GPA Transcript SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT College Essay Activities Record (Resumé) Interview Recommendations

4 GPA &Transcript Your transcript has been mailed home Please review it for accuracy and let your counselor know of any errors by 9/23/15 Academic growth, strength of program, grades -Senior course selection - 1 st marking period, mid-year, 3 rd marking period and final grades

5 Letters of Recommendation Updated teacher letter of recommendation forms Student self-recommendation form Parent recommendation form Essay & Resume/Activity Sheet

6 SAT dates Test Date: Registration Deadline: November 7, 2015 October 9, 2015 December 5, 2015 November 5, 2015 January 23, 2016 December 28, 2015 Check SAT Schedule to verify SAT Subject Test dates LHS is a testing site for the October and June SAT

7 ACT dates Test Date: Registration Deadline: October 24, 2015 December 13, 2015 September 18 th November 7 th LHS will be a test site for the April 2016 exam

8 Testing for Students with Accommodations Please contact your Guidance Counselor with any questions regarding special testing accommodations for SAT and ACT tests Please be aware that there are separate forms for the SAT s and ACT s to be filled out for accommodations.

9 College Essay Your English teacher should have a copy of your essay for review a copy of your essay and resume to your Guidance Counselor

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11 When Should I Apply? First quarter of senior year Early Decision/ Early Action Regular Admission Rolling Admission Priority Applications ** your guidance counselor if you have an ED, EA, Priority, Rolling or other early deadline. This will ensure that your counselor is aware of your early deadlines, when making appointments.

12 Deadline Dates An Application Processing Form needs to be completed for every application. All Application Processing Forms are due, complete, to the Guidance Office 2 weeks prior to the college deadline. Be aware of due dates for portfolios/auditions. All application processing forms need to be handed in to Guidance by November 20, 2015.

13 Application Process All applications must go through the Guidance Department. You notify Guidance by completing an Application Processing Form. You must supply an ENVELOPE addressed to the college and POSTAGE for any application materials that cannot be sent electronically. Be mindful of deadlines!!

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15 Financial Aid Workshop November 23, 2015 LHS CSS Profile: Some colleges require FAFSA: File after January 1 st of Senior year

16 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I & II college-bound athletes should register in the fall with NCAA -www.ncaaclearinghouse.net Submit electronically. Guidance will forward your transcript in July as per the NCAA. Be in touch with your HS & Club coaches November 30 7:00 PM - Moms & Dads NCAA Recruiting Workshop

17 Scholarship Websites https://connection.naviance.com/lynbrook **Check your regularly for scholarship information sent from the Guidance Department

18 On-Site Admissions Local Schools that will review your application and make an admissions decision on-the-spot that day and waive the application fee. LHS On-Site Admissions Day: -Hofstra University 11/16 - *App. due by 11/9 -Adelphi University 12/4 - App. due by 11/13 -Molloy College 12/2 - App. due by 11/13 -St. Johns University 11/20 - App. due by 11/13 -LIU/CW Post Campus 12/9 - App. due by 11/13 Let your Guidance Counselor know if you are interested in applying to any of these schools

19 May be required Alumni interviews Informational Relax and be yourself Be prepared - Ask questions - Bring Resumé - Dress appropriately - Arrive on time Interviews *Be aware of deadlines for interview sign-up.

20 College Visits When visiting a college, consider what you are looking for: Size Location Urban, Suburban, Rural Public or private Major, special programs Athletics Environment Student life Single Sex or Co-ed Religious orientation Military Academy Call Admissions to set up an appointment for a tour and info session!

21 College Rep Visits to LHS College Representatives visit Lynbrook High School during the fall. Check Naviance for a list of schools attending and the dates and times they will be here. If a college is on your Colleges I m Thinking About List, you will receive an of the date and time. Students should not miss more that 3 classes of a particular period to attend college rep sessions Remember: Obtain a pass from your classroom teacher to attend any college rep visit

22 Creating a New Account

23 Common App: Getting Started

24 Education Section: College Complete the Education section, including information about LHS, as well as any college-level courses you may have taken. For our LHS/Molloy Collegelevel courses check off: - Course taught on secondary/high school campus & - College credit awarded (if you purchased credit), For the Transcript available leave blank (you can request your transcript directly from Molloy once you enroll in college.)

25 Education Section: Grades When Entering Grades information: -Class Rank reporting: None -Graduating Class Size: 238 -Cumulative GPA: (enter weighted GPA) -GPA scale: 100 -GPA weighting: Weighted

26 Education Section: Current Year Courses Enter the number of courses you are enrolled in this year. -Enter the name of the course from your transcript. -Select if it s AP, Honors or Regents (leave blank for all others) -Enter Course credit value -Enter schedule term

27 Writing Section: Personal Essay -Essay Prompts in Word limit words -Draft and format your essay in Word. Save it! -Copy and paste your essay in the box, no more attachments allowed

28 Completing the Common App Start with the Common App Tab and begin completing the required sections : -Profile -Family -Education -Testing -Activities -Writing

29 School Forms Naviance Schools using edocs are flagged in the CAO system. When students from these schools arrive in the Assign Recommenders section, they are instructed to consult with their counselor. You DO NOT have to print the Counselor School Report, LHS counselors will complete your common app forms online You DO NOT have to print the offline forms for teachers this year. They will be completing the forms line as well

30 Submission

31 Common App Tutorial How To Guide to the Common Application Website ( ) Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzimelh mr6k How To Match Your Common App and Naviance Accounts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znoq38f UrTc

32 LHS Naviance! Log on to Naviance: https://connection.naviance.com/lynbrook -View schedule of college rep. visits to LHS -Organize your Activity Resumé -Link Naviance with Common App

33 Linking Naviance to Common App Click on Colleges Tab Colleges I m applying to After you have completed the Education section in CA, and signed the FERPA waiver under the Assign Recommenders section, enter your address in Naviance and click Match so that Guidance and Teacher Forms can be submitted electronically.

34 SUNY Application Apply at Supplemental application may be required at certain schools (Note: Only some schools/programs require a supplemental. Check school s website to find out if they require one.) Many SUNY Schools are also members of the Common Application Some SUNY Schools are using a Self-Reported grades and test scores system called SOAR (SUNY Online Academic Record) For all applications, you must fill out an Application Processing Form, available in the Guidance Office or you can download it from Naviance.

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36 CUNY Online Application CUNY application is online only -Supplemental (Note: Only some schools/programs require a supplemental. Check school s website to find out if they require one.) For all applications, you must fill out an Application Processing Form, available in the Guidance Office or you can download it from Naviance.

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38 Student Responsibilities Obtaining & Completing applications Submitting applications and Application Processing Forms to the Guidance Office at least 2 weeks prior to their deadline Supplying completed envelopes and postage Completing an Application Processing Form for every application Know applications due dates! Testing requirements and releasing test scores Contacting schools about interviews Essay, Resumé, Letters of Recommendation, Student Self Recommendation Scholarship search

39 Parent Responsibilities Let your child make calls to colleges Filling out your part of the FAFSA form Helping with scholarship search Parent recommendation for Guidance Supporting your child in this process!

40 Make the most of this journey! Let your child take ownership of this exciting process! We are here to help you. You are about to embark on another milestone of your life!

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