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Welcome Clearview Parents to: College Admissions Night
Clearview School Counselors Mr. Dodd Terry, Director Mrs. Jennine Donnelly (A – Dan) Mr. Paul Sommers (Dar – He) Ms. Meghan Becker (Hi – Me) Mr. Stephen Asay (Mi – Sa) Ms. Lisa Marandola (Sc – Z) Dr. Steve Moraca (Grade 9)
Relationships • • You and your School Counselor You and College Admissions reps You and Financial Aid officers You and your child – Be intentional – Eyes Wide Open
Tonight’s Agenda • SAT’s, ACT’s and/or SAT Subject Tests • Self-assessment: ü 2 -year/Trade vs. 4 -year ü College likes/dislikes • College Campus visits! • Review application dates & deadlines • Instant Decision Days • Scholarships & Financial Aid
Tonight’s Agenda (cont. ) • Counselors meet/have met with seniors individually • Review of: – Naviance – Top college choices – Future plans (career, major) – Upcoming Testing Opportunities – Applications/Teacher Recommendations
Your Game Plan is Critical • • Safety Schools Target Schools Reach Schools Number of schools to apply to
Factors Influencing Admissions Decisions • Major Factors – Rigor of Academic Program – Sixth Semester GPA/Rank – SAT/ACT Scores • Other Factors – Co-curricular involvement – Letters of Recommendation – Essay/Interview if required – Senior Year Grades
Types of Admission Plans Early Action (nonbinding) Rolling Early Decision (binding) (reviewed when received) Regular
Important Dates! October 1 st FAFSA Available: Complete FREE Application for Federal Student Aid October 15 th Recommendation letters: ask by this date. Early Action deadlines begin November 1 st Common Early Action/Decision deadline November 24 th Thanksgiving: All applications completed by this date April 1 st Decision Notifications Received (Regular Admission) May 1 st Enrollment Deadline: All students must decide on college choice
Ways to Apply • www. commonapp. org • One application that about 600 colleges accept (ex. Rowan and TCNJ are common app exclusive) • Fill out once and submit to as many colleges as you wish • Apply directly to the institution • Application is on the college’s website- create a student portal, save as you go along, SUBMIT (ex. Rutgers, Penn State) ** Some colleges accept either the Common App OR the app on their website: this is your choice and no need to do both **
Processing the Application THE STUDENT: • Complete and submit the colleges application either through commonapp. org or the college’s website • Submit essay, if applicable, and payment with your application • Send SAT directly to colleges through collegeboard. org and/or ACT scores through actstudent. org • If using Common App, match your Naviance account with your Common App account • Request transcripts and letters of recommendation on Naviance • Monitor the submission status of your materials • Wait for acceptances!
Processing the Application (cont’d) PARENTS: • Create a calendar of deadlines with your child • Look over your child’s applications before submitting • Encourage your child to take the SAT in October or November • Fill out the FAFSA after October 1 st • Celebrate acceptances, understand that declines happen, offer support and encouragement
Processing the Application (cont’d) TEACHERS: Writes your letter of recommendation Completes Common App Teacher report Uploads both to Naviance SCHOOL COUNSELOR: Writes a letter of recommendation, if necessary Completes a Secondary School Report Submits letters of recommendations, transcripts, and school reports electronically through Naviance
- Access through Clearview HS Guidance website (not Naviance. com) - Students request transcripts/letters of recommendation - Sign up for college rep visits - College search engine: average SAT scores, GPA/course requirements - Career Assessment: Strengths Explorers
Applying to Rutgers • Apply on-line • Application deadline: November 1 (early); December 1 (regular) • No transcripts or recommendations • SRAR – Student Reported Academic Record • Request an “unofficial transcript” from your counselor
Applying to Rowan College at Gloucester County • Students attend one of the Priority Admissions Program information sessions on: Monday, November 14 or Friday, November 18 – held at Clearview • Students will take the Accuplacer test • SAT score (3 -1 -16 or later) of 530 Math and 480 EBRW = exemption • REGISTER!!! • NJ STARS program/Dual Enrollment agreements
Two-Year Vocational/Trade Schools • Local County College Programs • 1 -2 Year Programs leading to professional licensure • Fields with high demand for positions/short supply of workers • See your school counselor for additional information re: vocational/trade school programs
College Visits • Fall of Senior Year is a perfect time to visit or even re-visit • Multiple Open House and Information Session opportunities • Consider e-mailing the admissions representative assigned to our region (can look up online) • Three excused college visit days – use them!
College Admissions Visits to CRHS • The following colleges have admissions representatives conducting information sessions at CRHS. – University of Delaware, Rowan University – Stockton University, TCNJ – George Mason University, Virginia Tech – Drexel University, Camden Co. College
Instant Decision Days (IDDs) • Admissions counselors conduct a brief interview and offer admission to the college on the spot • Students must complete the entire application process prior to the interview, including: – Complete application, send SAT/ACT scores, request transcripts, etc. – Sign up for the IDD on Naviance! • Schools participating this year are: Rider U. , Widener U, and York College of PA.
Scholarships Collegebased Communitybased Scholarship bulletin
Monthly Scholarship Bulletin
Financial Aid § After October 1, 2016 at: www. fafsa. ed. gov § Financial Aid Night at Clearview: Thursday, October 13 7: 00 pm in the Theatre § Contact the financial aid office of a specific college
NCAA Eligibility • Division I and II – http: //web 1. ncaa. org/ECWR 2/NCAA_EMS /NCAA. jsp - NCAA Eligibility Center • If you are a prospective NCAA Division I and II student-athlete, make sure you are registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Reminders/Dates… • Keep an eye on senior year grades • Finish/Re-visit colleges (in March/April) • Register and prepare for SAT (SAT Subject if applicable) and/or ACT • Check out Clearview’s Web-site/Naviance for upto-date college information – Go to: www. clearviewregional. edu – “Guidance”: • Allow 2 weeks to process transcripts • October 13 th – College Fair (over 125 colleges) in the RCGC Phys. Education Center – 6– 8 pm
Questions? Concerns? Mr. Terry Ms. Becker Mrs. Donnelly Mr. Asay Mr. Sommers Ms. Marandola ASK A COUNSELOR!