for college

Report
WHO’S WHO….
Principal – Justin Oxley
Counselors : Marianne Rodriguez (A-Ci)
Beverly Gonzales (Cl-Gl)
Seth Sampson (Go-Lat)
Felipe Cardenas (Lav - Oh) + ESL (L-Z)
Rose Garcia, Lead Counselor (Ol – Pue) +AVID
Cynthia Patterson-Lopez (Pul - Sol) + ESL (A-K)
Jeannie Dimaline (Som-Z)
Beth Fox (STAN)
Sept 10
- Panoramic Pic*
Oct 15
- Movie Day (PSAT)
Nov 5
- District College Night at BAC 6-8pm
Nov 19
- Senior Lunch (paid dues)
_TBD___
- Josten’s presentation
April 8
- Summa Reception
May 4 – May 15 – AP exams
May 13
- Senior Awards
June 10
- Graduation 7:30pm
SENIOR SPONSORS
Jennifer Eggleston
Carolyn Drechsel
Ryan Drechsel
Estella Martinez
Pedro Hernandez
AP EXAMS
AP Exams will be administered from May 4 th – May 15th.
A score of 1 – 5 is given on an AP exam
Colleges may award credit based on AP score. You must
request scores to be sent on your own.
To check AP scores / College credit awarded
1. Go to http://www.collegeboard.org/
2. Click on AP
2. Click “For Students” at top of site
3. Click on “Credit and Placement”
4 click on “AP Credit Policy Search”
5. Enter the college name or 4 digit code
6. Click here for the institution’s AP credit and placement policy
7. You will be able to see what score you need on an AP exam
and what course (s) it will replace at the college
WC - GO CENTER
*Room 8115A
*Open before school, after school, and during all lunches
Mrs. Goforth can help with SAT/ACT registration, and the
College Reps visitation schedule.
CAFÉ COLLEGE
• College admission assistance
• Financial aid guidance
• Career exploration
• College applications
• SAT & ACT Preparation
• Free Wi-Fi
Tues-Fri 8am – 8pm
• www.cafecollege.org Sat. 8am- 5pm
• 207-4528
POST HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS
Technical or Trade school
Military Service, Military Academies, ROTC Programs
Junior/Community Colleges
4 year Colleges & Universities
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A TRADE
SCHOOL, TECHNICAL SCHOOL,
VOCATIONAL PROGRAM…
• Visit http://www.trade-schools.net
• This will allow you to search by trade/area/interest
• Now is the time to begin visiting the Trade schools in
which you are interested and talking to the
admissions counselors about requirements
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND A 2
YEAR COLLEGE…..
 Apply Spring 2015
 Visit the college
website for admission
details
 Plan a college visit
IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING A
4 YEAR COLLEGE OR
UNIVERSITY…
Admissions deadlines are quickly
approaching-many are December 1, 2014
If applying to a Texas Public School- use
www.applytexas.org
If applying to a U.S. Private School-use
www.commonapp.org
Check college websites for specific admissions
information and deadlines
COLLEGE VISITATION
• You are allowed 2 days a year for college visitation.
• You must bring proof of your visitation to the
attendance office.
COLLEGE ADMISSION #1
Automatic:
•Based on rank/test scores
•You still need to apply by
deadline
•UT Austin – top 7%
•All other Texas public schoolstop 10%
COLLEGE ADMISSION #2
Under Review:
Expanded resume
Submit optional essays
Make a phone call/return a phone
call!
RESUME TIPS
•
Make it easy to read
•
Use a Chronological format (12th-9th)
•
List school- related and non school
related activities & any leadership
positions
•
•
community service and activities
•
volunteer work / work experience / internships
•
summer activities & special programs
Include awards, honors, GPA, class
rank, SAT/ACT scores
REQUESTING OFFICIAL
TRANSCRIPTS
Mrs. Goforth processes all transcript requests.
First transcripts are free, any additional are $5.00.
All official transcripts must be sent electronically or
must be mailed directly by the Churchill
 Make sure to allow at least 5 working days for
processing.
Transcripts cannot be mailed via overnight services.
SAT/ACT scores must be sent directly from
Collegeboard.org or act.org.
PLAN AHEAD SO THAT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS ARRIVE
BY THE PUBLISHED DEADLINE.
LAST DAY WITH JULY RANK – SEPT. 12!!!!
REQUESTING RECOMMENDATION
LETTERS
*Students - Be sure you have filled out the “Senior Information
Sheet”. This provides teachers/counselors with valuable info for
letters. The information sheet is available in the Counseling Office.
*When you request a recommendation letter from your counselor be
sure to indicate the destination of the letter.
*Allow at least 2 weeks for recommendation letters to be written.
UTSA
• UTSA – Top Scholar Program :
based on academics, leadership and community service
1400 on SAT (R&M)
32 on ACT Comp
rank in top 5%
Texas residency
[email protected]
Top 25% = guaranteed admission to UTSA, general
TEXAS STATE
• Campus visit days “Bobcat Days”
• Oct. 18th & Nov. 15th 2014
• Feb. 28th & April 11th 2015
• Txstate.edu/visit
• Priority Admission deadline: March 2015
UT AUSTIN
• Mybealonghorn.utexas.edu
• Top 7% = auto admission
• Take both SAT and ACT exams, send both.
• Oct 15th – priority for LA, NS and Plan II – recommended deadline.
• Supplemental Information Form
• CAP, PACE, waitlist – by March 1st.
• Scholarship appl. – done with application!!!
TEXAS A&M
• Top 25% with 1300 SAT R & M, w/ at least 600 on each = auto
admission
• ACT: 30 composite at least 27 in math & English, top 25%= auto
admission
• Holistic review: essays, leadership, extra curricular activities, work
exp., comm. Service, other circum.
• Check for separate application for scholarships
• Aggie Day SA, Sept 20th 1-4 @ Alamo Heights High
Register: academicevents.tamu.edu/admissions
TEXAS TECH
Application Workshop in SA
Café College (207-4528)
131 El Paso St
September 23rd & 30th
October 14th & 28th
SAN ANTONIO EDUCATION
PARTNERSHIP
• Natasha Sankovich
• College Access & Success Advisor
• Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:30-4:00*
FINANCIAL AID
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID
*Apply on-line for a Federal Student Aid Pin Number –
www.pin.ed.gov before January 1 (You can do this now)
*Apply online with FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov starting
Jan. 1, 2015.
***You cannot fill out FAFSA until January 1, 2015***
Every college/university bound student must complete
the FAFSA to determine eligibility for money…even if
you think you don’t qualify
$$$$ FOR COLLEGE:
THE EARLY BIRD
GETS THE WORM!
Scholarships:
Merit based
Grants
FAFSA – for
need based
Work Study
Loans
SCHOLARSHIPS
Be sure to check once a month with the Counseling Office
or your English teachers, this is where you can get valuable
scholarship info through our College Connections Bulletin.
Also, on webpage!
Some websites you can check out:
www.tuitionfundingsources.com
www.everychanceeverytexan.org
www.fastweb.com
www.scholarshipexperts.com
www.collegeforalltexans.com
COUNSELING TEXT MESSAGE
REMINDERS
• SEND A TEXT TO THIS NUMBER:
210-348-3806
• Text this message: @mrsdimal
• www.neisd.net/churchill

similar documents