College Choice is a Process - Charlotte Catholic High School
Welcom e CLASS of 2020 College Choice is a Process Choosing a college is personal because Your Story Is Personal The college search is a series of steps
Take your time & Enjoy the Journey www.charlottecatholic.org Naviance Departments Counseling Click on Naviance Link Sign in Explore the Naviance Resources Step 1: Get familiar with Counseling page
on website Step 2: Test Prep and Register and Take SAT/ACT Step 3: Use resources on Naviance Standardized Tests SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat ACT www.ACTstudent.org SAT Subject Tests: Some selective schools require subject tests read application requirements carefully. Most colleges require scores be sent directly from ACT or College Board to the colleges. CCHS does not send scores. Test incidentals: Photo
ID required on admission ticket Can send score reports to 4 colleges for free each time your take the test Colleges look for reasons to admit, not exclude, so send all scores. Practice helps improve scores. Test Dates
SAT ACT December 1, 2018** December 8, 2018 9, 2019 ** February 9, 2019
(no subject tests)) April 13, 2019 March May 4, 2019 ** June 1, 2019 June 8, 2019
July 13, 2019 September 14, 2019 October 26, 2019 December 14, 2019 August
24, 2019** October 5, 2019** November 2, 2019** December 7, 2019** Tabs at the top right Reseach
Resume air n on i t es e u Q Researching Colleges Factors to Consider Factors in Admission Decisions
YOUR FACTORS The COLLEGE Factors Public/Private Course Selection Instate/Out of State
Grades Distance From Home SAT/ACT Scores Size Required Essays
City/Suburban/Rural Majors Offered Extracurricular Activities Special Programs
Update Interest: More tab: LIKELY (?)** GPA, SCORES, Courses are higher than average accepted student range TARGET GPA, SCORES, Courses are
JUST RIGHT in the Average Accepted Student range REACH GPA, SCORES are BELOW average accepted student range **Please note: 1. These are MOVING TARGETS: SAT/ACT and GPA ranges change from year to year, usually moving up and out. 2. Reach Schools some schools are a reach for anyone (think: IVY League.
Scattergram Access with the MORE tab on College page Are you in the LIKELY, TARGET or REACH area? Visit Colleges/Meet Reps Visit the College Go to Admission web page Sign up on each colleges website to take official tour of the
campus Sign up for Open House Representative Visits @ CCHS Sign up to meet with Reps at CCHS on Naviance at least 12 hours in advance Print off Pass for teacher.
Attend Spring NACAC College Fair What to Look for; What to The people & the campus Are non-resident Ask: applicants reviewed
Living Learning Communities? Greek Life? Honors Programs; Tutoring Centers Career Centers for exploration; availability of internships; Percentage of freshmen who return for sophomore
year (retention rate) differently than resident applicants? What circumstances may waive out of state tuition? Residency Any requirements benefits for legacies?
Terminology Early Decision (Binding); Early Action, Regular & Rolling Admission Common App, Coalition App, Institutions App Supplemental Forms: Required or optional Scores from Testing Agency (College Board, ACT) About Me: Surveys Apply to College: Manage Apps About Me: Surveys
Complete Student Insight Questionnaire For Counselors by March 1st For Teacher Recommendations ask in Person and then Complete the Teacher Recommendation Questionnaire Apply to College tab: Put your teacher rec requests here to give teachers access to upload letters. Request transcripts for sports or Scholarships using this Manage
The Guiding Principle. College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won. Bottom Line: Find school s that are a GOOD FIT for YOU !! To Do Tonight:
To Start Doing: Finish updating Profile with correct phone and cell phone numbers for you and students. Students: Schedule Appointment with counselor Resume: Keep updating it Testing: Prepare and Register to take SAT/ACT Surveys: Student Insight Questionnaire: DUE: MARCH 1st Parent Insight Questionnaire: DUE: MARCH 1st : W
O N Do Register: for SAT &/or ACT Prepare: Use Free online test prep Naviance SAT ACT SAT Subject Tests www.collegeboard.o rg Most dates at CCHS www.actstudent.org
Public school test sites For admission: spring & fall of d An rse d u Co Nee You to: Research & Visit Colleges Update Colleges Thinking About
Sign up on Naviance to meet reps visiting CCHS Plan College Day (4) Visits see Ms. Ryan Keep your grades up Do your best Balance Work & Fun Pick strong senior curriculum Talk to your teachers See your counselor
Check application requirements on web page: SAT Subject tests? Teacher Recs? Web Site Resources CommonApp.Org: 1 common application for hundreds of colleges with additional supplement forms for each school CoalitionForCollegeAccess.Org 1 application for 130+ colleges CFNC.Org: Access to all NC college web sites, scholarship searches, etc. Get important updates from Counselors on Twitter:
@HeadToCollege Paying for College Yup, Money doesnt grow on trees And No one is just going to give it to you Scholarships = Free Money Most scholarships come directly from colleges Check college website financial aid/scholarship page DEADLINES are important Priority deadlines for
scholarships; check college websites. Requires WORK: CCHS Search & Apply: website Departments-Counseling link for financial aid information and resources FAFSA & RDS for Parents & Students Free Application for Federal Student Aid
As soon as possible after October 1st SSN Parent taxes prior 2 years Complete FAFSA each year NC Residency
Determination Service Before applying to college SSN Tax records for both students & parents
Keep the Residency Certification # safe. ESSAYS Required?? COMMON APPLICATION SCHOOLS AND MANY OTHER SCHOOLS DO REQUIRE AN ESSAY. THEY WILL OFTEN GIVE YOU SEVERAL TOPICS TO CHOOSE FROM. COMMON APPLICATION ESSAY CHOICES FOR THE FALL 2020 APPLICATIONS BECOME AVAILABLE LATE SPRING WE WILL POST THEM. If you havent heard of a college, it cant
be good. Students MUST have AP classes to get into a GOOD college I am a FAILURE if I dont get in to College X. MYTHS Prestigious schools lead to better jobs or admission to graduate programs
The more Rigorous the Admission the BETTER the school RANKINGS: ARE NOT ALL THEY ARE CRACKED UP TO BE & CAN BE HURTFUL AS WELL AS HELPFUL VERY 17 YEAR OLD SHOULD BE ABLE TO: . MANAGE AND COMPLETE THEIR SCHOOL WORK INDEPENDENTLY. . WAKE THEMSELVES UP IN THE MORNING . DO THEIR OWN LAUNDRY
. SELF-ADVOCATE AND MAKE THEIR OWN APPOINTMENTS . RECOGNIZE STRESSORS AND KNOW HOW TO HELP MANAGE STRESS . PERFORM BASIC HOME/DORM MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING . MANAGE A BUDGET BALANCE IN LIFE INCLUDES ACADEMICS, RELAXATION, BASIC LIFE KILLS. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR TEENS TO LEARN AND PRACTICE THIS WHILE THEY STILL ARE AT HOME SO THEY WILL BE SUCCESSFUL ND LESS STRESSED IN COLLEGE. Taken from Morgue Fil The road may seem long and winding
But, Take it one step at a time, Follow the road map we have laid out to help you Discover your destination Dont be afraid to Ask for directions and help.
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