Junior / Senior College Planning Night

Report
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Upcoming Events
Counselor Introductions
GCH Student Services Web Site
Parent Access to Grades
Graduation Requirements
Community Service
Dual Enrollment
SAT / ACT
Calculating Grade Point Averages
What are Colleges / Universities looking for?
State Community Colleges/ State University
System
Application Process
Bright Futures Scholarships
Financial Aid Process - FAFSA
Local and State/National Scholarships
NCAA – College Athletics
 Cindy
Giles (Dept. Chair) Do- F
 Lyndsey Dombroski
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 Heather Minsker
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 Connie Perrin
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 Deb Wessman
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PSAT
October 15th, 2014
District College Night
◦ September 22, 2014 @ Golden Gate HS
◦ 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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College Visits @ GCHS
◦ Concentration mid – late September
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ASVAB
◦ 11/6/2014
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‘Pre’ – SAT
National Merit Scholarship Program for
11th graders
Will be given to all 10th and to 11th graders
who sign up in the Student Services
Department by September 30, 2014.
SCHOOL / LOCATION
DATE
Time
9/9/2014
11:40 (LUNCH) MEDIA CENTER - SEMINOLE LAB
Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, MD
9/11/2014
11:40 (LUNCH) MRS. SOULARD'S ROOM 4-111
HOPE College: Holland, MI
9/17/2014
11:40 (LUNCH) MEDIA CENTER - SEMINOLE LAB
Florida Institute of Technology:
Melbourne, FL
9/22/2014
11:40 (LUNCH) MEDIA CENTER - SEMINOLE LAB
University of Tampa: Tampa, FL
9/22/2014
11:40 (LUNCH) MEDIA CENTER - SEMINOLE LAB
9/24/2014
11:40 (LUNCH) MEDIA CENTER - SEMINOLE LAB
10/9/2014
11:40 (LUNCH) MEDIA CENTER - SEMINOLE LAB
10/21/2014
11:40 (LUNCH) MEDIA CENTER - SEMINOLE LAB
Florida Southwestern State College
(Formally Edison State College): Ft. Myers 10/22/2014
and Naples, FL
11:40 (LUNCH) MEDIA CENTER - SEMINOLE LAB
University Of Florida: Gainesville,
FL
Samford University: Birmingham, AL
Miami University Ohio: Miami, Ohio
Florida Southern College:
Lakeland, FL
GCH LOCATION
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Essay Topic
We often hear the phrase "the good life." In fact,
the University of Florida's common course
required of all undergraduate students is titled
"What is the Good Life?". The concept of "the
good life" can be interpreted in many different
ways depending upon the experiences, values
and aspirations of each individual.
In a concise narrative, describe your notion of
"the good life." How will your undergraduate
experience at the University of Florida prepare
you to live "the good life"?
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Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Exam (ENLISTED MILITARY ENTRANCE EXAM –
career interest inventory)
November 6, 2014 @ GCHS
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only
MUST SIGN UP IN ROTC 6-176 BY OCTOBER
24, 2014
 www.gulfcoastsharks.com
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Check your student’s grades on-line:
1. Set up your own account online with ID and
Password
◦ Parent Access to Gradebook or
2. Access through your son/daughter
◦ Username: 6 digit student number
◦ Password: Birth Month and Day
 June 7, (0607)
Contact Teachers:
 www.gulfcoastsharks.com
Click ‘Faculty’ for email addresses
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Required Credits:
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English
Math
Science
Social Science
Practical/Performing Art 1.0
HOPE
24
4.0
4.0
3.0
3.0
1.0
Pass the 10th Grade FCAT (Reading)
Pass Algebra 1 EOC
On line course
Take Biology & Geometry EOC’s for 10% of final
course grade
 Earn a 2.0 unweighted GPA
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◦ Elective Credits
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8.0
Note: Additional courses are required for SUS
admissions
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Required Credits:
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English
Math (Algebra & Geometry)
Science (Biology)
Social Science
Practical/Performing Art
HOPE
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4.0
4.0
3.0
3.0
1.0
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Pass the 10th Grade (English Language Arts Test )
Must pass Algebra 1 END of COURSE EXAM
One online course (Government/Economics)
Earn a 2.0 unweighted GPA
◦ Elective Credits
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24
8.0
Note: Additional courses are required for SUS admissions
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Not required for graduation
Requirements for Bright Futures
Cannot be affiliated with religious or political
organizations
Must obtain prior approval during lunch on
Thursdays and Fridays in the Student Services
Department
Forms available on the web page or in the
Student Services Office
FGCU
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Application Deadline
February 13, 2015
April 10, 2015
SAT/ACT deadlines ( last test dates for
FGCU is February 7th and ESC is March 14th)
Please see website for requirements
Application deadlines and requirements are
set by FGCU & ESC – and may change.
If you choose to do dual enrollment you will
start your college transcript and grade point
average the minute you earn your first credit.
SAT & ACT
 When Offered – registration deadlines
 Handout /GCHS Student Services Website
 Next Test Date for the Year
 SAT October 11, 2014
 ACT. October 25, 2014
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See purple handout for more dates this school year
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SAT focuses on college success
skills: writing, critical reading, and
mathematics
Time: 3 hours and 45 minutes
ACT is curriculum based in the
areas of English, mathematics,
reading and science (must take
writing)
 Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Students should take one or both in
the winter of their junior year
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(It is recommended that all students take a prep course
or independent study work)
 A+ Skills Tutoring
 Club Z
 MathWorks
 Sylvan Learning Center
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www.ACT.ORG
www.COLLEGEBOARD.com
KAHN Academy
Princeton Review Books
The College Board Real SAT’s
Barron’s SAT Prep
Up Your Score-the Underground Guide to the SAT
 Calculation
◦ State unweighted for graduation
◦ County weighted for class ranking
◦ Recalculated “academic core”
Bright Futures
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Honors
add .02 points to each semester with
grade of “C” or better
Ex. English 1 Hon.
A= 4.04
(entire full credit course)
Advanced Placement/Dual
Enrollment/AICE
add .04 points to each semester with
grade of “C” or better
Ex. AP Biology
Grade “A” = 4.08 (entire full credit
course)
◦ The strength of your high school academic
program (including the senior year)
◦ GPA
◦ Difficulty of classes
◦ Highest level of classes (honors, AP)
◦ Improvement
◦ Consistency
Strong Performance in a Challenging Curriculum
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Standardized Tests
Extracurricular Activities
◦ Special Talents/Interests
◦ Athletics
◦ Community Service (not a laundry list-depth&
breadth)
◦ Leadership
◦ Employment
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State (Community) Colleges
in Florida
◦ 61 Campuses
◦ Serve over 900,000 students
◦ 67% enrolled in AA transfer
Program
◦ 33% enrolled in AS & certificate
program
UWF
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FSU
FAMU
Florida State University
37
University of Florida
17
University of South Florida
21
Florida Atlantic University
5
University of Central Florida
29
Florida International University 3
University of North Florida
1
Florida Gulf Coast University 82
Community Colleges in Florida 118
TOTAL= 313
56% 4 year university
31% 2 year university
UNF
UF
UCF
USF
NCF
FGCU
FAU
FIU
FSU has 1 admissions deadline: 10/16/14
◦ (12/16/14 notification)
◦ Applications after are on a space available basis
UF has 1 admission deadline:
11/1/14
(2/14/15 notification)
Applications after are on a space available basis
99% admitted from November applicant pool
◦ FGCU, FAMU, FAU,USF, UWF, and UCF have
rolling admissions with a Feb 15th priority
deadline
Note: Generally to be considered for
university scholarships, students
must apply by the first deadline.
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Minimum Admission Requirements
◦ Graduation From an Accredited High School
◦ 18 Core Academic Credits
◦ SAT or ACT Scores (With Writing)
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Specific Requirements (GPA, Test Scores &
Essays) vary From College to College
Minimum SAT Reading: 460 Math: 460
Minimum ACT Reading: 19 English:18 Math 19
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College MR GPA
MR SAT
MR ACT
FGCU
FSU
UF
USF
1450-1680
1760-1980
1870-2100
1680-1900
20-23
24-28
24-29
21-25
3.07-3.73
3.8 -4.3
4.1- 4.5
3.75-4.3
No letters of recommendation
required
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Select up to 5 colleges and visit their websites to
obtain their application procedures-most colleges
require/prefer online applications.
Get Started Now if you are a senior- APPLY EARLY!
Update your resume.
All applications are online – visit individual school
websites - look under ‘admissions’.
Recommendations: Most colleges do not require
recommendation letters-some scholarships do.
Once you apply to college, NO SCHEDULES WILL
BE CHANGED
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Some colleges are using Send.edu applications
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Common Applications
◦ The “Common App” (CommonApp.org) is currently
accepted by over 450 colleges and universities; many
of these are private schools. The idea was to make
the admissions process more uniform and save
students time in entering the same information over
and over.
◦ Boston University, University of Michigan etc.
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Student Self-Reported
Academic Record
The Student Self-Reported Academic Record
(SSAR) is FSU and UF's new self-reported
transcript. It is an online form where you
enter your high school and dual-enrollment
courses and grades from 9th-11th and your
courses in progress for grade 12. It is
recommended that you get a hard-copy
transcript from your guidance counselor in
order to complete the SSAR.
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Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance
◦ www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org
◦ Florida Financial Aid Applications
◦ Florida Bright Futures Scholarships
◦ Talented 20 Program
◦ State Grant and Scholarship Programs
Class of 2014 & After
GOLD SEAL VOCATIONAL SCHOLARS AWARD
FLORIDA MEDALLION SCHOLARS
ACADEMIC SCHOLARS AWARD
SAT
Verbal:440
Math:440
ACT
Reading: 18
English: 17
Math: 19
Community Hours
30
1170 Combined
(excludes
Writing)
26 Composite
75
1290 Combined
(excludes Writing)
29 Composite
100
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PLEASE NOTE:
Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars graduating in 2011-12 and
after may receive an award for 100% of the number of hours
required to complete only one of the following programs at a
Florida public or eligible Florida private postsecondary institution:
Applied Technology Diploma, up to 60 credit hours or equivalent
clock hours. A course of study that is part of a technical degree
program, is less than 60 credit hours, and leads to employment
in a specific occupation.
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Technical Degree Education Program, not to exceed 72 credit
hours or equivalent clock hours. A course of study that leads to
an associate in applied science degree or an associate in science
degree.
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Career Certificate Program, not to exceed 72 credit hours or
equivalent clock hours. A course of study that leads to at least
one occupational completion point. The term is interchangeable
with the term “certificate career education program.”
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The application/registration process
begins December 1st of the senior year
Counselors will call seniors to a
computer lab for Bright Futures
Registration in Dec/Jan
Registration Instructions are also
available on the GCHS Counselor
Website under Scholarships/Bright
Futures Registration Instructions
The application must be completed in
order to be eligible for Bright Futures
Scholarships
Free Application for Federal Student
Aid
 WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV
◦ Application available January 1st.
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Financial Aid Night:
Tuesday, January 21, 2016:30pm
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September 24 6pm-7pm
October 15 6pm-7pm
There will be 4 other workshops also.
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Bright Futures Scholarships
Total: $1,740,120
Community Scholarships
Total: $135,400
College/University Scholarships
Total: $2,388,755
Grand Total: $4,124,415
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www.gulfcoastsharks.com
State/National List is now available and has
weekly updates
Local Scholarship List will be available in
February of 2014
◦Senior Scholarship
Assembly on 2/25/15 at 9
AM
www.scholarships.com
 www.fastweb.com
 www.collegenet.com
 www.collegeanswer.com
 www.fastaid.com
 www.schoolsoup.com
See GCHS Web Site for additional search
engines and information.
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In order to play college sports,
students must register with NCAA
http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.com/
(online registration) the fee is $70.00
Athletes must be certified by the
NCAA Clearinghouse and meet
academic and athletic requirements
A copy of the NCAA release must be
given to Data Entry Clerk in Student
Services for transcripts to be
released to colleges and coaches
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Check School Website for Daily Announcements
and Upcoming Events
Check Student Services and District Website for
College, Dual Enrolment and Scholarship
Information.
College Bound Students – Attend Financial Aid
Night
Check w/ the Admissions Offices of the Schools
you wish to attend to make sure you are meeting
all deadlines and requirements.
Thank you for attending!

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