Post-Secondary
Planning
Night
Washington-Lee Counseling Department
Presentation
January 21, 2015
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Counseling Department
Ms. Jessica Gregory
Mr. Eric Hill
Mr. James Sample
COUNSELOR
Director of Counseling
College and Career Education Specialist
Minority Achievement Coordinator
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Mr. Frank DeRocco
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Ms. Zarin Kapadia
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Brief Overview
Naviance
High School Time Line
Redesigned SAT
Junior Year Time Line
Senior Year Time Line
ACT/SAT
College Application
Process
• Financial Aid
• Other Options
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Upcoming Events
Jan. 26-30 – Sophomore Career Center Tours
Jan 29 – Scheduling Night for Upperclassmen Q&A
Jan. 30 – Pathway Connection App Deadline
Jan. 31 – Financial Aid Information Session
Feb. 2, 3 - Counselors in Classrooms
Feb. 4 – Electives Fair
Feb. 13 –Registration Deadline for SAT on Mar. 14
Feb. 20 - Course Request Forms Due
Mar 13 – Registration Deadline for ACT on Apr 18
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Take Home Information
• This PowerPoint Presentation is available online
• Handouts
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Family Connection
Testing Schedule for SAT/ACT
SAT vs. ACT
Brag Sheets
Glossary of Terms
• Evaluation for this event
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NOVA Programs
Pathway Connection
Ms. Amanda Wilder
[email protected]
Dual-Enrollment
Thomas Grane
[email protected]
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True or False?
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The majority of students declare a major
going into college.
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Being organized will help keep students,
parents, and counselors happy during the
application process.
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SAT/ACT scores are the most important
factor to a college admissions selection
officer.
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High School Timeline
Resume/
Portfolio
• Academic and
extracurricular
awards and
recognitions
• Volunteer, paid
work, summer trips
• Activities,
membership in clubs
and positions held
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High School Timeline
• Rigorous Courses
• AP/IB, Dual-enrolled Courses- potential for
college credit
• Meet with Counselors to review high school
requirements
• Continue to maintain good
grades and challenge
yourself academically
• PSAT’s
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PSAT’s
• Sophomore’s and Junior’s only
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SAT Format Change
(Spring 2016)
Deliveryopportunity.org
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Junior Year - Ongoing
Begin Researching Colleges/Majors
• Decide on important factors
• Begin to collect information
• Factors to Consider
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Size
Geographical area
Type of setting (city, urban, rural)
Cost
Extracurricular activities
Coed or single sex
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Junior Year
Visit Colleges
• Schedule visits
• Complete form for college visits (located in
counseling office)
• Tour campus and speak with reps and students
• Follow up with Thank You letters
• Keep track of schools of interest and admissions
requirements/information from schools
• Continue to NETWORK
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Junior Year
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Planning Ahead
Register for one of several SAT, SAT II, or ACT test
dates
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Letters of Recommendation
Naviance Test Prep
Summer School Registration
NCAA Eligibility –
https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/
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Summer of Junior Year
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SAT prep-course if needed
Continue with college visits
Pursue interests & build your resume
Essay
Common App
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Senior Year
• Narrowing your list of colleges
o Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision
• Be mindful of deadlines
• Time management is key!
• Communicate with counselors and parents
• Come to Senior Night!
• Senior Panel
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Financial Aid
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Other Options
• Community College
• Pathway to the Baccalaureate
• Career Certificates
• Associate Degree
• Non-Degree Seeking Options
• Gap Year
• Work Force
• Job Corps
• Military
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Thank you!
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Questions?
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