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1 Queen Creek High School CLASS OF 2014

2 How many credits do you have? Are you on track to graduate? Start applying to colleges for next year If you haven t done so already, take your SAT or ACT test Apply for scholarships and financial aid GO TO CLASS!

3 * High School Graduation - 4 Years * In State University - 4 Years

4 * High School Graduation - 4 Years (Algebra I and higher) * In State University - 4 Years (Algebra I and higher)

5 * High School Graduation - 3 Years * In State University - 3 Years

6 High School Graduation - 3 Years (World History, US/AZ History, Government, Economics) In State University - 2 Years (US History + 1)

7 * High School Graduation - None * In State University - 2 Years (of the same language)

8 * High School Graduation - 1 Year (of a Fine OR Practical Art) * In State University - 1 Year of a Fine Art (Art, Drama, Music)

9 * Physical Education - 1 Year * Electives - 6 (You need 22 total credits)

10 AIMS In order to graduate, students must at least Meet on all three tests (Math, Reading, and Writing). Fall Test Dates: Writing: October 22, 2013 Reading: October 23, 2013 Math: October 24, 2013 There will be one more opportunity in the Spring!

11 The Arizona Board of Regent s High Honors Tuition Scholarship (a.k.a. AIMS Scholarship) is a university academic merit scholarship administered by the Arizona Department of Education on behalf of the Arizona Board of Regents. Qualified students who graduate from high school in 2013 will receive a 25% Fixed In-State University Tuition Scholarship for one year following high school graduation. This scholarship is renewable for an additional 3 years based upon meeting University established criteria. Qualifications: 1. A s & B s in all 16 Core Competency Courses Core Competency GPA OR Top 5% rank 3. Exceed Standards on all 3 or the AIMS Exams by the end of junior year OR Exceed Standards on 2 AIMS tests AND score at least 3 on at least two AP tests. * Students CANNOT retest to Exceed senior year to qualify! 4. (ACT/SAT) Students must score at least a 28 on the ACT OR at least a 1300 on the SAT1 test (critical reading & math, excluding essay)

12 In State University Entrance Requirements 1. High School Diploma 2. Completion of the 16 Core Competency Courses with a 2.0 GPA in each area 3. Any ONE of the Following: 1. Top 25% of class GPA ACT SAT (combined Reading & Math)

13 1. Apply online starting now fee applies ($25-$50) ASU: U of A: NAU: 2. Fill out the transcript request form available in the front office Fill out a request form now and again in May 3. Submit ACT or SAT scores directly from testing agency to the university (These scores are not on your academic transcript) ACT: SAT: 4. Dual Enrollment Credits (if applicable) send any dual enrollment credits directly from the community college to the university

14 SAT and ACT Comparison 1/3 Reading 1/3 Mathematics 1/3 Writing Cost: $50 Register and Pay at: QCHS School Code: ¼ English Usage ¼ Mathematics ¼ Reading ¼ Science Writing (optional but recommended) Cost: $35 (without the writing) $50 ACT plus Writing Register and Pay at: Each test takes approximately 4 hours to complete

15 Community College Application Process Registration begins in March. Search for schools and programs of interest Apply online at Arrange to take the Accuplacer Test at any local community college some time in late January (usually takes approximately 3 ½ hours) Fill out a transcript request form in January, available in the front office.

16 MARICOPA TO ASU PATHWAYS PROGRAM (MAPP) Guaranteed admission to the specific ASU degree program Cost-effective pathway ensuring that all courses transfer and apply to the major Eligibility for participation in the ASU Tuition Commitment program Transfer advisement and pre-enrollment services by ASU transfer staff back

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19 Consider applying to both the University and Community College Evaluate all scholarship and financial aide options In the end, compare both to see what your best option may be

20 QCHS 2013 COLLEGE NIGHT Presentations by: November 5 th, 6:30 8:00 in the cafeteria. Arizona State University Northern Arizona University University of Arizona Central Arizona College Chandler-Gilbert Community College Mesa Community College Scottsdale Community College Vocational schools from around the Valley FIDM Military Representatives

21 National College Fair October 13, :00 am 3:00 pm Phoenix Convention Center 100 N. Third Street Phoenix Admission is FREE Out-of-State College information will be available Visit this website for a complete list of college participants:

22 All Arizona residents are eligible to request a reduced WUE tuition rate of 150% of the resident rate at one of the 145 participating schools in the West. WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming For more information go to the WUE website:

23 Athletic Eligibility for Division I & II NCAA Clearinghouse 1. Division 1: 16 Core Courses 2. Division II: 14 Core Courses 3. Apply at NOW 4. Send transcripts to NCAA by completing a Transcript Request Form in the front office 1. Request one to be sent NOW 2. Request a final transcript to be sent in May 5. Send SAT/ACT scores directly to NCAA when registering to take exam

24 Every college bound student should apply! You can apply after January 1 st BUT complete by February 12 th!

25 Get Money for College! Free help to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. Speed the process by getting your PIN at Bring your 2010 tax returns (if available) or W-2 s, SS # and other tax information. Check out the College Goal Sunday Website for dates, locations and times.

26 SCHOLARSHIPS Merit Based Scholarships: Awarded based on grades, rank, SAT/ACT scores Be aware of deadlines! Need Based Scholarships / Grants Awarded based on FAFSA submission, family status/ make-up Community Based / Organization Scholarships Awarded based on community impact and/or organization determined attributes. Athletic Scholarships Awarded by individual college/universities

27 Scholarship Sources Colleges and Universities control and distribute the majority of scholarship dollars Many large companies provide scholarships for their employees children Many foundations in place to honor graduates with specific attributes Community organizations Use Scholarship Search Engines! Visit the Counseling Department Web Site!

28 MILITARY The U.S. Military is one of the largest employers and vocational programs in the world. Check with Counseling Dept & Career Center for recruiter information and dates of visits College tuition/scholarship opportunities

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