LAVILLE JR.-SR. HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE INFORMATION FOR

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LAVILLE JR.-SR. HIGH SCHOOL
GUIDANCE INFORMATION FOR
SENIORS
2013-2014
Mrs. Mosson – Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Flynn – Guidance Secretary
Guidance Bulletin Board & Website
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Scholarship Opportunities
Colleges
Campus Visit Dates
Military Information
Employment
Testing dates (SAT,ACT)
Daily Announcements
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Pay attention every day
Visits to LaVille by college
admission offices
Job opportunities
Updated scholarships
Counselor Assistance
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Mrs. Mosson is available to answer
questions, help with college and
scholarship applications or anything
that comes up during your senior
year.
Senior year can be
stressful
Mrs. Mosson
Senior Interview
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Every senior will have a one-on-one
conference with Mrs. Mosson
To discuss graduation progress and
post-secondary transition plan, to
provide information and to answer
questions.
Post-Secondary Transition Plan
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Every senior required to completely
fill one out
Link to pdf. File on Guidance
Department web page
Save it and then email it to Mrs.
Mosson
[email protected]
Due by Monday September 9
High School
Activities/Accomplishments
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List all sport, clubs, activities
Achievements (honor roll, perfect attendance, Most
Improved Softball, etc)
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High School and community
(4-H, Girl Scouts,
employment)
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Church and volunteer (Youth group)
Select a nice format
Keep it and include it when asked for our
helpful on for scholarships and college
applications
Letters of Recommendation
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You WILL need them
Use the Recommendation Letter Checklist
AND Recommendation Letter Fact Sheet
(link to pdf. on website)
Letters must be from non-relative adults
I must have a copy of the
“Recommendation Letter Fact Sheet” for
my file
College Applications
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Check admissions requirements
before you apply (look on websites)
Pay close attention to deadlines
Will submit all applications online
Must request that your transcript be
sent electronically by using
PARCHMENT
Students who have used a waiver
for the SAT can use a Waiver for
some college applications
Electronic Transcripts with Parchment
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MUST create an account
MUST have an email account other than
school
www.parchment.com
Click on students
Select “High School Transcripts”
Begin to fill out
2010 was the year you started high
school
College Representatives/Military
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Lunch Room Visits
Watch Senior Bulletin board
September 3: Marines
Sept 11: Grace College
October 15: Manchester University
October 18: Saint Mary’s College
College Visit Days
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Each senior gets two days (don’t count against
attendance)
Students with attendance problems will not be permitted
to go
Paperwork must be picked up from the Guidance Office at
least 1 week prior to visit
Requires parent signature
Must bring form back with College documentation of your
visit (or will be an absence)
Call the admissions office of the school to schedule your
visit
Take a parent with you
College Fairs
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Watch Senior Bulletin Board
Very helpful to see many colleges at
once
September 30 Christian College Fair
Bethel College
October 2 St. Joe County College
Fair, Century Center
October 10 Plymouth High School
College Fair 6:30-8:00
SAT I / ACT
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SAT Reasoning I Test or the ACT plus writing is
required by most colleges for admission
Register on line for the SAT at
www.collegeboard.com for a cost of $51
Students on Free/Reduced lunch may use a
waiver to take the test for free (waivers
available from Mrs. Mosson)
Send your scores…colleges requires scores to
be sent directly from the College Board
Select 4 colleges to receive your SAT scores for
free…additional scores at that time or later cost
$11 each
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Register for the ACT at www.act.org for
a cost of $52.50 (fee waivers available
for free/reduced lunch students)
Make sure you register for the ACT plus
writing
Send 4 scores for free additional scores
are $12 each
Next test October 26 register by
September 27
LaVille CEEB Code
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151-970
Must use when register for the ACT
or SAT.
Insures that LaVille will get your
scores
SAT II: Subject Tests
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Measure your knowledge in a
particular subject.
Are often used to determine college
level placement
Students planning on majoring in
Math, Science or a World Language
might want to consider a subject test.
Check to see if your college choices
require the SAT II
SAT Prep
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Holy Cross SAT Prep Class: $104 per
course
SAT Math Sep. 16, 23,30 OR Nov 19,
26, Dec 3
SAT English Sep. 19, 26, Oct 3 OR Nov
14, 28, Dec 5
Each class is 5:00-7:30
Online Prep: www.number2.com
www.cavhs.org
www.ets.org
www.freevocaulary.com
www.collegeboard.com
ASVAB
(Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
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All students planning on entering
the military are required to take the
ASVAB.
If you didn’t take as a junior you
may take as a senior
We will be giving it here at LaVille
on February 12, 2014
Selective Service Registration
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Federal Law requires all males to
register with the selective service
within 30 days of their 18th birthday
www.sss.gov click Register Online
Male students must be registered in
order to be eligible for Financial Aid
Failure to register is a felony
Class Rank/ Grade Point
Average/Permanent Records
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GPA is figured only using final semester grades
Class rank is assigned at the end of each
semester
Transcripts contain the record of all your high
school courses semester grades, attendance,
standardized test results and vaccination
records
Official copies will be sent electronically to
colleges
Students and parents can not have an official
copy only an unofficial copy of transcripts
NCAA Eligibility
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IF you plan on participating in
Varsity athletics in college you must
register with the NCAA
Clearinghouse
www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
SAT / ACT scores must be sent
directly to clearinghouse
NAIA requires similar steps
Learn More Indiana
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Excellent web site for inform,
encourage, and support education
and career development.
www.learnmoreindiana.org
Financial Aid Night
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January 13, 2014 7pm
Plan on attending with your parents
Local College Financial Aid officer
will conduct seminar and answer
questions about financial aid.
FAFSA
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Free Application for Federal Student Aid
www.fafsa.ed.gov
Used to determine all state and federal
financial aid
Cannot be filed until after January 1, 2014
Deadline is March 10, 2014
You will put college codes on your application
so they will get your information
Has required parent financial information
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
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Some schools require an additional
application called the CSS Profile
Check with the colleges you are
interested in to see if they require
the Profile (or ask Mrs. Mosson)
There is a charge to file the Profile
Students on Free/Reduced Lunch
can get a waiver
www.collegeboard.com
Scholarships
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Each month the Guidance Department will
issue a list of scholarships that are due the
following month.
Hard copies will be available on the Senior
Bulletin Board the list will also appear on the
Guidance web page.
These are only scholarships that we are aware
of….some are local some are state and
national…there are many others
Scholarships
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Potential Scholarship Sources to
keep in mind
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Organizations your parents belong to
Your Parent’s or your employers
Church membership
Labor unions
Fraternities / sororities
Civic groups (Elks, Kiwanis, Rotary etc)
4-H
Organizations related to your potential
major
Scholarships (cont)
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Search scholarships on the internet
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www.fastweb.com
www.collegexpress.com
www.scholarships.com
Don’t EVER pay for a
scholarship search
College Goal Sunday
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February 23, 2014 from 2:00-4:00
Financial Aid professionals will be
available at sites around the state
to help fill out the FAFSA
www.collegegoalsunday.org
College Financial Aid Package
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Once you have been accepted to a
school and applied for financial aid
you will get your award letter
Read it carefully
You will have to accept or refuse
each item of package
College GO Week
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September 23-27
Might be a good time for college
visits
A few schools waive application fee
if apply during this week (IPFW is
one)
Class of 2014
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Be organized
Study hard
Make plans
Ask questions
Believe in yourself
Ask Questions
Stay focused
Enjoy the year
Ask Questions

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