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Poway High School
P R E PA R I N G F O R S E N I O R Y E A R
PHS Counseling
 Jesse Luna
 Lauren Whitfield
 Blanca Arreguin
 Jerilyn Padua Reyes
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Email: first initial last name @powayusd.com
Overview
 Counselors as a Resource
 College Application Process
 Letter of Recommendation Process
 Transcript Requests/Test Scores
 Financial Aid/Scholarships
 Senior Calendar: Month by Month
Counselors as a Resource
 Support students in their post secondary plans
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throughout senior year
Student open office hours at break/lunch/after
school or by appointment
Information disseminated through the PHS website,
E-weekly updates, mail, and daily announcements
Workshops to support post high school plans
Senior class visits
Transcript Review
 How to read a six semester transcript
 Credit deficiency plans
 CAHSEE
 230 credits to “walk the line”
 Repeating a class
What should I be doing now?
Finalize 3 Tiered List of
Colleges
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 Reach (1-2)
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 Probable (2-4)
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 Safe (2-3)
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Admission rates
Average GPA/test scores
Comprehensive review
factors
Freshman profiles from
previous years
Reference books in Titan
Center
Online statistics
CSU System Applications
 Application Window: 10/1 – 11/30
 Admission factors: G.P.A./ SAT or ACT
 NO LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION or TRANSCRIPT
UC System Applications
 Application Window Opens: 08/1 – 11/30
 Submission Window: 11/01-11/30
 Required: Personal Statement
 SAT or ACT with writing
 SAT II (Optional)
 NO LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION or TRANSCRIPT
New UC Math Rule
 Fall 2015 applicants and thereafter: All
applicants must complete a Geometry course. The
omission of Geometry cannot be validated by a
higher level math course.
 Recommended: If you took Geometry in Middle
School- contact our Registrar (Mrs. Gutkowski) to
obtain the “Student Request to ADD 8th Grade
Course to HS Transcript” form.
Common Application
 Over 500 private colleges are Common
Application members
 Complete 1 application for all schools
 Application includes:
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First year application
Secondary School Report
2 Academic Teacher Evaluations
Mid-Year Report
Transcript
Final Report
www.commonapp.org
Other Private Colleges
 Review college website(s) to identify application
requirements and deadlines
 Many require a letter of recommendation
Letter of Rec Process
 All of the following documents MUST be completed
and turned into your counselor for a letter to be
written.
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Step 1:
Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 4:
Step 5:
Step 6:
Step 7:
AFTER submitting
FERPA Waiver
all necessary
paperwork, allow
College Information Form
counselors &
Personal Information Form
teachers
weeks to write
Parent Brag Sheet
letter
Teacher Input Forms
Purchase Official Transcript
Resume/Extracurricular Log (Optional)
Transcripts
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any Common Application and/or SENDedu
schools you are applying to, pay for your
transcript at the PHS Finance Office and bring
the receipt to your counselor.
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all other colleges (non Common Application
schools), order and send your transcript via
www.parchment.com.
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The cost is $5 per transcript
Test Scores
 SAT/SAT II/AP/ scores need to be sent
electronically
 www.collegeboard.org
 ACT
 www.actstudent.org
 NOTE: UC’s and CSU’s DO NOT require a
transcript as part of the initial application
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Transcripts MAY be requested by the college after the student
has submitted their application
Financial Aid & Scholarships
 FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
 Work Study, Student/Parent Loans, Pell Grants
 Easily Accessible: Whole process completed online
 Research scholarship opportunities throughout
senior year
 PHS Counseling Office: Scholarship Deadline Log
 Attend Financial Aid Night:
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Thursday, January 8th 2015 @ 6:00 p.m. (RBHS-PAC)
NCAA (College Athletics)
 Registration Checklist: Below is a list of items you
may want to have prepared prior to beginning
your registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
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Valid Email Address
Personal Information
Education History/Test Scores
Sports Participation History
Payment (registration fee is $70)
www. eligibilitycenter.org
Senior Monthly Calendar
September
 Register for SAT/SAT II Subject Tests/ACT
 CSU/UC: December last test date for seniors; October for
select campuses including SDSU and Cal Poly, SLO
 Send SAT/ACT scores to colleges
 Request Letters of Recommendation for private
colleges
 Attend Common App Workshop:
 Thurs. Sept 25th @ 2:15 in the Titan Center
October
 Palomar College Information Session
 Thurs. Oct 9th (2:15p.m.)
 Attend UC/CSU Application Workshops
 University of California: Thurs. Oct 16th (2:15 p.m.)
 California State University: Tues. Oct 21st (2:35 p.m.)
 Begin submitting CSU applications online
 Early Decision/Early Action applications typically
due November 1st
 Request Letters of Recommendation by November 1st
November
 CSU/UC applications due by November 30th
 College Application Support
 Monday, Nov 17th from 1:35-2:35 p.m. in the Library
 Last chance to register for December SAT/SAT
II/ACT
December/January
 ASVAB: December 9th at 7:30 a.m. (Room K-1)
 Establish Personal Identification Number (PIN) at
www.fafsa.ed.gov
 FAFSA Application Window: 1/1 – 3/2
 Attend Financial Aid Night: 1/8 @ RBHS (PAC)
 Avoid “senioritis” and “dumbing down” student schedule.
College acceptances are PROVISIONAL!
February/March
 Send official transcripts (if requested by university)
 GPA verification for Cal Grant sent automatically by PHS
Registrar
 CSU/UC acceptance letters arrive by March 31st
 Apply to Community College and take Community
College EAP assessment tests
 Community College Mini Fair: February 2015
April
 Visit colleges you have been accepted to
 Financial Aid award letters arrive
 Return Student Intent to Register (SIR) by May 1st
with tuition deposit
 Research housing IMMEDIATELY
May/June
 Take AP Exams
 Request a final transcript at www.parchment.com
be sent to college you will attend
GRADUATION!!
Class of 2015
Workshops
*In the Titan Center afterschool
 Common Application Workshop*
 Thursday, September 25th
 Palomar Community College Information Session*
 Thursday, October 9th
 University Of California Application Workshop*
 Thursday, October 16th
 California State University Application Workshop*
 Thursday, October 21st
 College Application Support
 Monday, November 17th (in the Library)
Questions
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