College Application Process Michelle Sotelo Central Kitsap High School Guidance Counselor Michelle Sotelo Central Kitsap High School Guidance Counselor.

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  • College Application Process Michelle Sotelo Central Kitsap High School Guidance Counselor Michelle Sotelo Central Kitsap High School Guidance Counselor
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  • zRigorous classes, GPA, ACT/SAT test scores zGrade Trends zInitiative zMotivation & Work Ethic zSelf-discipline zPersistence/mastery zAbility to overcome hardship zLeadership zIntellectual curiosity zCreativity/resourcefulness zSpecial talent What are Colleges looking for in your application?
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  • A Four Step Process Complete Obtain Ask Take
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  • TAKE Check the college website to see which test(s) are required... the SAT or ACT Be sure to have test scores sent to colleges
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  • OBTAIN Visit the Colleges website EARLY in your Senior year to familiarize yourself with the application procedures Application components To find information 3Use Counseling Center catalogs 3Use Internet resources such as the WOIS website (www.wois.org)www.wois.org To find information 3Use Counseling Center catalogs 3Use Internet resources such as the WOIS website (www.wois.org)www.wois.org
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  • COMPLETE the Application 3Print a copy for your records 3save copies of essays 3create a spreadsheet to track progress 3Print a copy for your records 3save copies of essays 3create a spreadsheet to track progress Complete the application ACCURATELY
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  • College Applications Checklist This document can be found on the CKHS Counseling Department Website: http://www- ckhs.cksd.wednet.edu/STAFF/Counseling/index.htm
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  • ASK Official Transcripts Student Data (Class Rank / GPA) For the Common Application youll need: School Reports Mid-year Reports Counselor and Teacher Recommendations Official Transcripts Student Data (Class Rank / GPA) For the Common Application youll need: School Reports Mid-year Reports Counselor and Teacher Recommendations... for High School Info
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  • ASK Have a completed information sheet filled out for Letters of Recommendation Submit request (for counselor) with application form FOUR WEEKS before date needed
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  • Processing the Application Do I mail it myself, or send it through the Counseling Center? What gets mailed and what is sent electronically? What gets mailed and what is sent electronically?
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  • Two Types of Applications Type B: those requiring an official high school transcript, school report, and/or counselor recommendation Type A: those only requiring an official high school transcript
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  • Complete the online application Type A: CWU, Evergreen College, EWU, WSU, WWU Request an official transcript from your Counseling Tech. in the Counseling Office. Allow 24-48 hours for processing. Request an official transcript from your Counseling Tech. in the Counseling Office. Allow 24-48 hours for processing. Have SAT/ACT scores sent directly to the college
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  • Complete online application including the Core Subjects page Type A: University of Washington Do not request official transcript. Request an unofficial transcript to complete the Core Subjects Coursework section. Have SAT/ACT scores sent directly to UW.
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  • Complete online application. www.commonapp.org Student mails out supplemental items. Invite counselor and teachers to submit forms online and upload letter/transcript. Allow four weeks to process. Complete online application. www.commonapp.org Student mails out supplemental items. Invite counselor and teachers to submit forms online and upload letter/transcript. Allow four weeks to process. Type B: Private Schools / Common Application
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  • Type B: Private Schools / Common Application
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  • FAQS Does it matter when I apply? What is the difference between early decision and early action? Is it better to apply early? When will I hear back from schools? Once admitted to a college or university, can a college withdraw an offer of admission? Does it matter when I apply? What is the difference between early decision and early action? Is it better to apply early? When will I hear back from schools? Once admitted to a college or university, can a college withdraw an offer of admission?
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  • Senior Checklist zStay focused on academics (rigorous classes and grades) zClean up Facebook account zUse an appropriate email address and monitor frequently zRetake SAT/ACT tests and send scores to colleges zStudent athletes? Register with the NCAA clearinghouse zSchedule Admission Office interview if needed for private colleges
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  • Senior Checklist (Continued) zSelect a range of schools (safe, realistic, reach) zOpen an account for each college application zDraft essays/short answers zCommon app? Invite counselor and teachers for Secondary School Report and letter of recommendation forms zAttend upcoming events: yPNACAC National College Fair 11/15 (Seattle Convention Center) yWashington Colleges Fair at OC, November 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. yCollege rep visits at CKHS yCampus senior preview days at some Colleges zSubmit applications and supporting materials well before deadlines!
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  • Junior Checklist zTake the PSAT Wed., Oct. 13 th zAttend National College Fair Nov. 15 th zAttend Washington Colleges Fair at OC, November 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. zTake the SAT and/or ACT in the Spring zBe aware of college entrance requirements as you register for next years classes (youll need 3 credits of math at least through Algebra 2)
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  • Sophomore Checklist zTake the PSAT Oct. 13 th zTake the PLAN Nov. 17 th zVisit Colleges and ask questions zPlan your courses carefully! For students graduating in 2013 or beyond, the new CADR requires a 4 th year of math taken in the senior year. This requirements may also be satisfied by successful completion of Precalculus in the junior year or enrollment in an algebra-based science course in the senior year.
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  • Thank you for coming! QUESTIONS? Can I answer any

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