Junior College Night

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EHS Counseling

Dan Borkovec: A-K

Amy Wells: L-Z

Janet Anderson:

College & Career Center

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Tonight’s Agenda

  • Timeline of the College Process
  • Finding the Right College Match
  • General College Knowledge

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Timelines

What to do……When….How….

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Now… Junior Year

  • Continue/start researching colleges and developing a list of schools of interest
  • Discuss college plans and finances with your family and begin exploring
  • Register and take ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests
    • EHS SAT: April 14th, Free, test w/Writing is an option
  • By AUGUST 2020 you should have a final list of universities you will apply to

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Junior Year Cont…

  • Start to think about who you would like to write your letters of recommendation. (you may not need them)
  • Keep your grades up! This year is EXTREMELY important for your college admissions!
  • Meet with College Reps in the College and Career Center
    • Sign up on Naviance.
  • Visit Colleges

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Summer 2020

  • Continue researching and building your college list
  • Continue to visit colleges
  • Look at essay questions
  • Retake SAT if needed
  • Preview the college applications
  • Scholarship Search

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Senior Year

  • Fall Semester
    • Attend Senior College Night at EHS
    • Fill out applications, write essays and request letters of recommendations
    • Attend college rep visits in the college and career center
    • EHS College Applications Workshops
      • Every Friday in October and November
    • Re-take SAT if necessary (by October for EA/ED)
    • Apply for scholarships
    • Deadlines!!! As early as October and November
    • Fill out FAFSA
    • Apply for Scholarships

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Senior Year cont…..

  • Spring Semester
    • Continue filling out college applications
    • Continue applying for scholarships
    • DO YOUR SCHOOL WORK- if your grades drop your admission could be rescinded!
    • Behavior: be safe & be smart (suspensions are reported if requested by colleges)
    • Decide which college/university you wish to attend and send your deposit by May 1st.

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Finding the Right Match…

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Who are you?

What is your learning style?

What are you test scores? grades?

Know Yourself

What activities do you want to do?

What is your academic comfort level?

What supports/resources do you need?

What are your academic challenges?

What environment do you thrive it?

Paths

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Location

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People/Activities

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Programs & Majors

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Cost

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College Entrance Course Requirements

      • English 4 years
      • Mathematics 4 years
      • Social Studies 3 years
      • Science 3 years
      • World Language 1-3 years

Minimum requirements: Check college websites for the most up to date and accurate requirements

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Factors Influencing Admission Decisions

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Application Options

  • College Application
    • Online through college website
    • May be shorter
    • May have less supplemental essays
  • Common Application
    • Online through common app website
    • Almost 700 colleges use the common application
    • May be Longer
    • Helpful if applying to 3 or more college who use the Common Application
    • Most have supplemental essays
  • Coalition Application
    • Portfolio style
    • Build over time

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Applying Options

  • Early Decision (ED)
    • A binding agreement between the student and the university in which, if accepted, the student MUST attend the university
    • Student can only apply ED to one university
  • Early Action (EA)
    • Allows a student to apply early and hear about admission decision early
  • Regular Decision
    • Typically Dec., Jan., Feb. deadlines
  • Rolling
    • Review complete application upon arrival
    • Decision is given shortly after submitting

ACT/SAT

  • Sign up online:
    • ACT: www.actstudent.org
    • SAT: www.collegeboard.com
  • EHS is a host site for selected test dates
  • Test Prep:
    • Khan Academy- Link PSAT and SAT
    • Testing websites: offer practice test/questions, tips and testing strategies
    • Prep books in the College & Career Center
    • Buy prep books/cd’s

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NCAA Eligibility Requirements

  • To play at a Division I or Division II college, students must register with NCAA Clearinghouse by the end of their junior year
    • www.eligibilitycenter.org


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Naviance

To log in:

Go to the evergreen HS homepage: http://www.evergreencougars.net/

Click on the “Naviance” button at the bottom of the homepage

Sign in:

Username = Student ID

Password = 8 digit birth date

(mmddyyyy)

Example: March 15, 1997 is

03151997

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Evening Schedule

  • Breakout Session 1

6:50 to 7:30pm

  • Breakout Session 2

7:35 to 8:15pm

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Junior College Night Presentation 2019 Final - Google Slides