College Night PowerPoint - Barron Collier High School

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FLORIDA SCHOOL GRADE “A+”
September 17th
6:30 pm
Dr. Tammy Caraker, Principal
AGENDA
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Introductions
Graduation Requirements
SAT / ACT
Community Service
Selecting A College
College Admissions Criteria
Barron Collier High School College Application
Process
Financial Aid Process
Local and State/National Scholarships/Bright Futures
“Do’s and Don’ts”
Q&A
BCHS COUNSELORS
Mrs. Melissa Hunter: A-F 9-12 Grade
[email protected]
Ms. Amanda Edson: G–L 9–12 Grade
[email protected]
Mr. Eric Diegel (Dept. Chair): M-Q 9-12 Grade
[email protected]
Mrs. Valerie Knox: R-Z 9-12 Grade
[email protected]
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
CLASS OF 2014
 Required Credits
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English
Math
Science
Social Science
Fine/Performing Art
HOPE
Elective Credits
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26
4.0
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3.0
3.0
1.0
1.0
10
Pass the 10th Grade FCAT (Reading)
Earn a 2.0 unweighted GPA
 Note: Two years of foreign language are required for SUS Admissions
GRADE POINT AVERAGES
 State “unweighted” for
graduation
 Local “weighted” for class
ranking
 Recalculated “academic core”
for college/university admissions
and Bright Futures
WEIGHTED CALCULATIONS
 Honors
Add .02 points to each semester with a grade of “C” or
better
Ex. English 1 Hon. A = 4.02
 Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment
Add .04 points to each semester with a grade of “C” or
better
Ex. AP Biology A= 4.04
SAT/ACT
 SAT is a reasoning test which focuses on college success
skills: Writing, Critical Reading, and Mathematics
 Time: 3 hours and 45 minutes (pts. lost for wrong answers)
www.collegeboard.com
 ACT is a curriculum-based test with four subtests: English,
Mathematics, Reading, and Science plus Writing
**Check with school to see if they require ACT w/Essay
 Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes (no penalty for guessing)
www.act.org
SAT/ACT PREP RESOURCES
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A+ Skills Tutoring-(239) 254-9807
Bailey Test Prep – (239) 821-5298
Teach Street – www.teachstreet.com/naples-fl
Strategies for Success – www.4satprep.com
Project Quest-(239) 403-7174
Sylvan Learning Center (239) 898-1623
Kaplan Online Test Prep - www.kaplan.edu
Mathworks Tutoring (239) 591-2468
Private Tutors
SAT/ACT RESOURCES
 Princeton Review
 The Official SAT Study Guide
 The Collegeboard Real SAT’s
 Up Your Score-The Underground Guide to the SAT
 www.testu.com
 www.act.org
 www.collegeboard.com
COMMUNITY SERVICE
 Many scholarships and college applications will
inquire about community service
 100 hours for Bright Futures (FAS)/ 75 hrs. (FMS)
30 hrs. (GS)
 Cannot be affiliated with religious or political
organizations
 Must obtain prior approval from your guidance
counselor (Comm. Service Agreement Form)
 Forms available on the web page or in the guidance
office
FLORIDA VIRTUAL CAMPUS
www.FLVC.org
• Explore colleges and majors
• Check Bright Futures eligibility
SELECTING A COLLEGE
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Cost – “What are my cost limitations?”
Admissions Criteria- how do you match up?
Size – Large, medium, or small
Faculty/Student Ratio
Rural or Urban
Location – Out of state, close to home
Campus – Campus life, dorms, food, activities,
athletics, Greek life
 Majors
“The Right Fit!”
SELECTING A COLLEGE
Do Your Research
 Visit the Colleges – Attend Open Houses
 Meet with College Recruiters at BCHS
 View College Websites/FLVC.org
 Use online search tools
(www.collegeboard.com, www.petersons.com, etc.)
 Determine if you fit the admissions profile
5-7 schools MAX w/ at least 1 safety
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
 The strength of your high school
academic program (including the
senior year!!)
 Recalculated Core GPA
 Improvement
 Consistency (academic and otherwise)
Strong Performance
in a Challenging Curriculum!!
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
(con’t)
 Standardized Tests
 Extracurricular Activities
 Special Talents/Interests/Awards
 Athletics
 Community Service (depth & breadth)
 Leadership
 Employment
 Character
COLLEGE APPLICATION
DEADLINES
 Terminology
 Regular Admission
 Priority Deadline
 Early Application
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Action - Non Binding
 Early Decision -Binding
 Rolling Admissions
BCHS
COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
 Select between 3-7 colleges and visit their websites to
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obtain their application procedures-most colleges require
or prefer online applications.
Get Started Now! Apply Early (if it makes sense for YOU.)
Transcript request form-SUS-electronic, Common App.
Update your resume
Letters of Recommendation (Counselor, Teacher or
Employer, etc.) only if required
Secondary School Reports/counselor form
Essays-(have English teacher proofread)
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Not required by SUS schools
• If needing teacher recommendation,
provide stamped envelope
• Allow 2-3 weeks for teachers/counselors to
write recs.
STATE COLLEGE ADVANTAGES
 Open access/close to home
 Quality instruction at a low cost
 Low student/instructor ratios
 Smaller class sizes
 Instructors with primary focus on
teaching
 Flexibility in scheduling
STATE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
 Standard High School Diploma/GED
 ACT/SAT/PERT
 2 + 2 Program : Once an AA/AS degree is
earned, a student may transfer to a 4-year
institution with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA
(institutions are increasing their GPA
requirements)
FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE SYSTEM
28 Community Colleges in
Florida
 52 campuses
 Serve over 900,000 students
 2 + 2 Program
 67% enrolled in AA transfer
Program
 33% enrolled in AS &
Certificate Program
“Show me the Money!”
Financial Aid and Scholarships
 FAFSA (Free Application for Student Financial
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Aid)www.fafsa.ed.gov www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov
CFFS (confidential family financial stmt) -private
Apply early-Beginning of January
Remember PIN!!
Will need 2013 tax information
SAR (Student Aid Report)
EFC (Expected Family Contribution)
Financial Aid award letters
Bright Futures does not require FAFSA App
BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIPS
 Florida Academic Scholars - 4 yr. $103 per credit hour
2 yr. $63 per credit hour
 Florida Medallion Scholars - 4 yr. $77 per credit hour
2 yr. $48 per credit hour
 Gold Seal Vocational Scholars – 4 yr. $77 per credit hour
2 yr. $48 per credit hour
 Each scholarship has specific GPA and ACT/SAT guidelines
 And community service hours as of 2014 grads
REGISTRATION FOR BRIGHT
FUTURES
 The application/registration process is available
beginning December 1, 2013.
 Students will be automatically registered in
school, through English classes after fall final
exams. Social Security Number is needed!
 Bright Futures website:
www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org
 Registration must be completed in order to be eligible
for Bright Futures Scholarships
2013-2014 Tuition and Required Fees
Florida's Public Universities
(for main campus, new in-state students)
Tuition & Fees per credit hour (in-state) Total for academic year (30 credit hours)
Florida A&M University (FAMU)
Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)
Florida International University (FIU)
Florida State University (FSU)
New College of Florida (NCF)
University of Central Florida (UCF)
University of Florida (UF)
University of North Florida (UNF)
University of South Florida (USF)
University of West Florida (UWF)
AVERAGE $
$194.24
$206.41
$205.69
$216.43
$216.88
$190.71
$210.57
$208.77
$211.75
$213.65
$211.87
$5,827.30
$6,192.50
$6,170.70
$6,493.08
$6,506.50
$5,721.30
$6,317.10
$6,263.10
$6,352.50
$6,409.70
$6,356.10
205.00
$6,155.00
Source: Board of Governors www.flbog.edu/about/budget/current.php
2013-2014
Tuition and
Required
Fees
Florida State
Colleges
(previously
known as
Community
Colleges)
(for college
credit
programs, instate
students
Source:
Division of
Florida
Colleges)
Tuition & Fees per credit
hour (in-state)
Total for academic year
(30 credit hours)
$104.00
$105.90
$105.10
$102.00
$104.48
$109.36
$103.32
$109.22
$3,120.00
$3,177.00
$3,153.00
$3,060.00
$3,134.40
$3,280.80
$3,099.60
$3,276.60
Florida State College at Jacksonville $114.52
$3,435.60
Gulf Coast Community College
Hillsborough Community College
Indian River State College
Lake-Sumter Community College
Miami Dade College
North Florida Community College
Northwest Florida State College
Palm Beach State College
Pasco-Hernando Community
College
Pensacola State College
Polk State College
St. Johns River State College
St. Petersburg College
Santa Fe College
Seminole State College of Florida
South Florida Community College
State College of Florida, ManateeSarasota
Tallahassee Community College
Valencia College
AVERAGE
$98.75
$104.39
$103.83
$105.73
$114.22
$99.80
$100.12
$98.25
$2,962.50
$3,131.70
$3,114.90
$3,171.90
$3,426.60
$2,994.00
$3,003.60
$2,947.50
$103.18
$3,095.40
$104.58
$112.22
$108.00
$107.75
$102.36
$104.38
$104.52
$3,132.40
$3,366.60
$3,240.00
$3,232.50
$3,070.80
$3,131.40
$3,135.60
$102.48
$3,074.40
$98.33
$99.06
$104.63
$2,949.90
$2,971.80
$2,986.52
Brevard Community College
Broward College
College of Central Florida
Chipola College
Daytona State College
Edison State College
Florida Gateway College
Florida Keys Community College
University of Florida: Cost of Attendance
Average for 2013-14
*Tuition / Fees
Books and
Supplies
Computer/Cell
Phone
Housing
Food
Transportation
Clothing
Maintenance
Personal /
Health
Insurance
Total Budget
Undergrad
On/Off
Campus
Undergrad
Living at Home
Grad OffCampus
Undergrad
Sum. 11 (A+B)
On/Off
Campus
$6,270
$6,270
$12,640
$2,510
1,080
1,080
1,080
430
1,280
1,280
1,380
380
5,230
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6,590
1,570
4,290
1,090
4,290
1,510
1,110
1,110
1,110
370
690
690
690
240
270
270
270
70
$20,2200
$11,790
$28,050
$7,080
SCHOLARSHIPS
 Ongoing Application Process – Most application deadlines,
review and awards begin in February and run through May or
June.
 Collier County scholarship database (Nation, State and Local)
www.collierschools.com/student_services/docs/scholarships/index.asp
 Scholarships can be need or merit based or both. (Need based
scholarships will require financial disclosure)
 Senior Awards Night – Spring, 2014
 Scholarship Coordinator: Mrs. Melissa Hunter
There is a lot of money out there, the more you look and
apply, the more money you will be eligible for!!
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
SITES
www.scholarships.com
www.fastweb.com
www.collegenet.com
www.collegeanswer.com
www.fastaid.com
www.schoolsoup.com
NCAA
 In order to participate in college athletics, students
must register with NCAA-(JUNIOR YEAR)
 www.eligibilitycenter.org (online registration);
the fee is $50.00
 Athletes must be certified by the NCAA
Clearinghouse and meet academic and athletic
requirements
 Students are to request that their transcript be sent
to the NCAA using the BCHS transcript request
form.
 Please send ACT/SAT scores directly to NCAA
Do’s and Don’ts
 DO pay attention to deadlines-
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apply early ONLY if it makes sense
for YOU.
DO read directions & pay attention
to details.
DO get organized. There are many
components to college admissions ,
organization is key!
DO pay attention to grammar and
spelling-this is a sure fire way to
make a bad impression.
DO use an appropriate e-mail
address and clean up FB & Myspace.
DO make contact with YOUR
admissions officer & keep all
correspondence from the
universities.
• DON’T procrastinate-ask for
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recommendations early.
DON’T let mom or dad fill out
the application and/or contact
the schools-THIS IS YOUR JOB!
DON’T make an extracurricular
laundry list.
DON’T forget the other
application pieces-counselor
form, residency statement,
housing application, etc.
DON’T rule out a campus visit.
DON’T wait on financial aidFAFSA-January!!
DON’T forget to breathe and
enjoy your senior year. This
can be a stressful year but find
time for fun and enjoy being a
senior!
Q&A

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