College Information for Seniors Senior Quiz • How many credits are required to graduate from • • • CDO? Are graduation requirements the same as admission requirements for the 3 State Universities? How much time should you give your counselor to write a letter of recommendation? What do you need to fill out for your counselor to write a letter of recommendation? Review Transcripts • Please review your transcripts. – If there are any errors or classes missing that you think you took, please highlight them and include an explanation. If you have corrections, please hand your transcript back to me. Counselor Assignments • Ms. Evans – • Ms. Mapp• Ms. Cota• Ms. Barcanic• Ms. Dale- 9-12 A-E 9-12 F-L 9-12 M-P JTED Pre IB & 11/12 IB 9/12 Q-Z Testing • SAT- Check the web for dates and or the Jr/Senior handbook • ACT- Check the web for dates and or the Jr/Senior handbook • ASVAB- Nov 13 , if you are interested in this test, please come and sign up in the counseling office. SAT vs. ACT • All 3 schools take either. • SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. – New test guidelines go into affect fall 2015 – You do get penalized some for guessing, so if you are going to guess, guess wisely. • The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. – You do not get penalized for guessing. SO GUESS! AIMS • If you need to take the AIMS or retake a portion of the test in order to “meet,” you should be notified during the week of Oct. 20th where you will be testing. • If you are not notified and know that you need to test, please see Mrs. Hutcherson in Admin. Junior/Senior Handbook • This years updated Jr/Sr handbook is posted on the counseling website • We do have a limited number of hard copies in the office if you want to come by and get one. • Handbook includes: scholarships/financial aid/testing/college planning,choosing a career and more Graduate From CDO • 22 credits to graduate. – – – – – – – – – 4 years of Math 3 years of Science 4 years of English 1 year of US/AZ History 1 year of World History 1 year Econ/American Gov 1.5 Pe 1 year fine art or CTE/JTED 5.5 elective credits In-State College Requirements • WATCH OUT!!!!! They are different than CDO graduation requirements. • You need 2 years of a foreign language and a fine art! • The term used is “16 core credits” Post-High School Options • University • Community College • Trade School • Military • Work College Fairs • National College Fair- September 28th Phoenix convention center • Tucson College Night- September 30th 6:60-8:30 pm at the TCC • Christian College Fair- October 23rd 6-8 pm at Pusch Ridge Christian College Reps Visiting CDO • Many college representatives will visit CDO this year. • How do you know when they will be here? – Listen to announcements in the morning. – You can view the calendar posted in window of the counseling office. – Parent Newsletter – Check our web page Starting College Applications • CDO High School Counselors have the ability to fill out the common application information online. • To order transcripts you will need to fill out the transcript request form in the counseling dept. – The cost is $1 dollar to be paid in the bookstore. Bring your receipt to counseling and attach to your request form. College Application Cont. • Letters of Recommendation – Please fill out informational sheet found online at our web page. – Please give your counselor at least 2 weeks notice. Paying for College • The counseling office posts numerous scholarships on the “Scholarship Board” on our web page. • Check our web page for “scholarship links” and other important information • Use the Jr/Senior handbook Paying for College Cont. • We will have a Financial Aid Night November 19 at 6:00 in the cafe. You and your parent or guardian should attend. Internet/Email Smarts When applying to college or to a job, make sure that you have a professional email address. – Professional Ex.- [email protected] – Not [email protected] Be Careful What You Post! – Be careful what you post on social networks and online. • People have lost jobs because of Facebook! – “In just the past few weeks, an emergency dispatcher was fired in Wisconsin for revealing drug use; a waitress got canned for complaining about customers and the Pittsburgh Pirate's mascot was dumped for bashing the team on Facebook.” Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/110674/6-things-youshould-never-reveal-on-facebook • Even if your facebook page is locked your profile picture will still show up. ECAP REQUIREMENT • Every student must have a documented post high school plan (graduation requirement) • Use the AzCIS website to gather information and formulate your plan. • Each student must complete an ECAP card and must have an active AZCIS account ECAP CONTINUED • See handout for AzCIS log in information • Math, Science and Social studies teachers will take one day for AZCIS interaction in the lab. You are encouraged to access your account independently to get the most out of the resource QUESTIONS?