Sophomore Parents Night

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
IONA and YOU…
working together
Comprehensive Four Year
School Counseling Plan
Freshman Year
 Terra Nova- Assessment of academic
abilities
 Preparing for exams
 Study Skills & Time Management
 Common Application – major components
 SAT II Biology
Sophomore
Year
Investigating interests, career goals
Interest Survey and the Career Search on Naviance
Explore college majors
Consider college by exploring search criteria
Sophomore Year
 PSAT-standardized test
 Emphasis on community involvement and
service
 Revisiting The Common Application
 SAT II: Chemistry
Math I
What can I do as the parent?
 Support and monitor academic success
 Encourage reading
 Cultivate interests or talents
 Affirm his passions
 Visit a college
Time for exploration
Standardized Testing
 PSAT
 Test Prep
 SAT in May Jr. year/ ACT in Apr. or June
 SAT II (Math and subject of interest) in June
Key Questions
 What career path is he considering?
 What major field will give him the skills he needs?
 What are his preferences regarding college?
Guidance Activities
 Selection process
 Introduction to resources
Internet: collegeboard.com
School websites
Naviance Program Acceptance Data
 Personal interview with college counselor
Naviance
Fordham University :: Bronx, NY :: U.S.
www.fordham.eduGeneral Applications Analysis graphs statistics
overlaps Admissions Academics Cost & aid Extracurriculars
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Key Junior Events
 College Night – Spring 2016
 College Fair – Spring 2016
 Parent/Student/Counselor Meeting – Mar.-Sept. 2016
 Summer Enrichment Experience – July or August
2014-15
2015-16
Senior Year Guidance
 Narrowing down the choices
 Application process
 Meeting Deadlines
 Scholarship Opportunities
Key Events
 Parents Night – September
 SAT as necessary
 Newsletters - Monthly
 College Open House weekends – October/November
 Financial Aid Workshop – December
Financial Aid
Primary Goal is to assist students in financing their
education.
This is achieved by:
- Evaluating family’s ability to pay
- Distributing limited resources in an
equitable manner
Important Websites
 PIN Registration – www.pin.ed.gov
 FAFSA4caster – www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
 New York State TAP – www.hesc.com
 www.fastweb.com

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