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Senior InterviewsInterviews begin Thursday
Agenda:ACT (choose your college codes to send scores)
H.S. Graduation Requirements
Plans for after high school
AcademicsNow is not the time to relax in your students academic progress.GPA is calculated to the end of the year.You may request more than one transcript be sent at various points of the year to the same college/university.
Holiday Due DatesLabor DayCollege Visits, Scholarship Search, ACT/SATPin # for FAFSA (needed by both parent and student)
HalloweenCollege applications completed
ThanksgivingLast resort for applications, do more scholarships!
ChristmasOnly scholarships, catch your breath!New YearsStart working on FAFSAFill out taxes early
Valentines DayFAFSA should be completed and submitted on-line
St. Patricks Day Look for the SAR (student aid report) from FAFSA
Tax DayShould let colleges know youre going to attend
You Made It!!
College VisitationsItems you should consider scheduling:
Tour of the campusPrint a copy of Questions to ask during your visit from the Guidance Website
Meeting with the Admissions Counselor (College Credit Plus)
Meeting with a Financial Aid Counselor
Ask about application fee waivers
Look for Open Houses on Saturdays
Stop by guidance at least THREE days in advance of the visit to get the necessary paperwork.
Students are only allowed three visits during school (and none during May)!Try to schedule visits on Monday, November 2 -no school at ILHS!
College Reference Books4 year Public
4 year Private
2 year Colleges
College ApplicationsApplying On-lineMake a copy of the application you submit
Notify the Guidance Office that you need a transcript sent
Provide the Guidance Office with the name of the school
Know your deadlines!You may be eligible for a fee waiver
If you need a letter of recommendation, do not wait until the last minute to notify a counselor!Stay on top of your deadlines!
The application is your students first (and possibly only) impression-make it count!Read every application thoroughly-they are all different!
Common ApplicationNeed your GPA & rankUnweighted, exact 4.0 scaleKnow if your classes are accelerated or Dual EnrollmentList of academic achievementsACT scores must be sent directly to college (do it when you sign up for ACT)
ACT Test DatesOctober 24Register by September 18Waivers available in Guidance
December 12Register by November 6Transcripts available if registering for the first time
ACT prepEdison State Community College
http://www.eknowledge.com/SCHSL- to sign uphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JjyazTc6Lo&list=UUPalslteXAj6YgiFhtvZA&index=1&feature=plcp- to watch Youtube video
Add NCAA/NAIAYou must registerNCAA Division I & IIwww.eligibilitycenter.org/ACT Code: 9999NAIAwww.playnaia.orgACT Code: 9876
Financial Aid1: Local & National ScholarshipsImmediately!2: College ScholarshipsAs you fill out applications3: FAFSA (dont forget both student and parent need a PIN)January 14 at 6:30 PM Bellefontaine High School4: College Goal Sunday February 14th at Indian Lake High School
Link on the ILHS Guidance webpagewww.fafsa.ed.gov www.fastweb.com
Stay on top of your deadlines!
How to get a PIN for FAFSAGo to www.pin.ed.gov
Be prepared with:SSNFull first and last name and MIAddress
ScholarshipsRead all college applications closely-some college scholarships are included in the applications and some are a separate process.Check ILHS webpage and email daily.Ask student to listen to announcements.Make sure your student meets all application criteria.
Help your student stay on top of their deadlines!
National Scholarshipshttp://schoolsoup.com/ (Click Scholarships)
http://www.fastweb.com/ (Click Scholarships)
Transferology.comWill my college accept my CC+ classes and what will they transfer as
Colleges that will not accept CC+:Antioch, Case Western, Kettering College, College of Wooster, Denison, Ohio Wesleyan
Test out of the classOpportunity to earn College Credits at a reduced rate
Can verify how the credits will transfer to your childs college
A Final NoteWhen students have been awarded a scholarship, they need to bring their letter to guidance.Dont procrastinate! Your student is not only competing with his/her classmates; they are competing with every senior in the entire state and in many cases, the nation.
Picture day is Sept. 16th (Retakes are Oct. 15th) College Fair is October 2nd @ 10:00-11:00At Ben Logan High SchoolParents welcome to attend
Jostens mtg. Oct. 1st 8:50 am Senior pictures will be accepted for the yearbook but not the composite.
It is important to request your ACT scores be sent to the colleges of your choice when you register for the ACT. Some schools are now requiring official scores directly from ACT which will cost you more in the long run. Taking the ACT additional times to improve your score may increase the amount of financial award your student receives.*