Post Secondary Planning - River Dell Regional School District

Report
Post Secondary
Planning
Presented by
The Counseling Department
Post Secondary Options
• Employment
• Career / Technical School
• Military
• College
• 4 year college
• 2 year college
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About the College Process
• Keep the process in perspective
• Work together as a family
• Students must take ownership
• Discuss finances openly
• Start early and meet all deadlines
• Meet often with your counselor
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Finding a College
• Evaluate:
• 4 year vs. 2 year college
• Size
• Location
• Campus Culture
• Majors
• Academic Credentials
• Dormitories
• Cost
• Extracurricular Activities
• Special Programs
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Hit the Road
• Visit school’s websites:
• General Information
• Requirements
• Deadlines
• Attend open houses and tours
• Many colleges track student interest
• Speak to current students
• Schedule interview (if offered)
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Evaluating an Application
• Transcript
• GPA, Courses & Grades (including senior
grades )
• SAT I, SAT II or ACT Scores
• Essay(s)
• Resume (extracurricular activities)
• Letters of Recommendation
• It is recommended you apply
electronically! Instant submission &
confirmation
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The Common Application
www.commonapp.org
• May be completed online and sent
electronically to approximately 400
schools
• May be used to save time from
having to complete each college’s
individual application
• Allows counselor and teacher to
submit recommendations
electronically to all common
application schools
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What to Give Your Counselor!
Please complete by June 2011:
• Parent Brag Sheet
• Senior Questionnaire
• Resume
• Transcript Release Form
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What Will the Counselor Send?
• Transcript
• Secondary School Report Form
• Letter of Recommendation
• River Dell School Profile
• Counselors will send the above
materials electronically or through
the mail
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Teacher Recommendations
• Two Teacher Recommendations
• Speak with your teachers about recommendations
by June
• Then, login to Naviance and request a letter of
recommendation from each teacher after you
have spoken to him/her personally
• Be sure to follow up with your teachers in
September and update your teachers
regarding your application list and deadlines
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College Admissions - Testing
• Students must register to take the
SAT I and/or ACT
• SAT II’s are required for some
colleges, usually more competitive
schools (check with each school)
• River Dell Regional High School
CEEB Code: 311054
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SAT Test Dates
(register at www.collegeboard.com)
2011-2012
Test Dates
Tests
Regular
Late (a fee
applies)
Oct. 1, 2011
SAT &
Subject
Tests
Sept. 9, 2011
Sept. 21, 2011
Nov. 5, 2011
SAT &
Subject
Tests
Oct. 7, 2011
Oct. 21, 2011
Dec. 3, 2011
(not given at RD)
SAT &
Subject
Tests
Nov. 8, 2011
Nov. 20, 2011
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ACT Test Dates
(register at www.actstudent.org)
Offered for the first time at RDHS
in April and June
2011 - 2012 ACT Test Dates
Test Date
Registration Deadline
(Late Deadline, fee required)
Oct. 22, 2011
(not given at RD)
Sept. 16, 2011
Sept. 30, 2011
Dec. 10 , 2011
(not given at RD)
Nov. 4, 2011
Nov. 18, 2011
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Types of Admission & Other Terms
• Early Decision (Binding)
• Early Action (Non-Binding)
• Rolling Admission
• Regular Admission
• Deferred
• Waitlisted
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National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA)
• Student athletes intending to play
NCAA Division I or II sports must
register with the NCAA
• www.ncaa.org
• Students in the Class of 2012 must
complete 16 core courses in order to
meet NCAA requirements.
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Rutgers University
• Rutgers requires your NJ SMART ID for
application- see your counselor
• You must complete the SRAR (Student
Reported Academic Record) in lieu of
sending an official transcript
• Obtain copy of unofficial transcript to
complete SRAR
• Do not put in a transcript request into
Naviance for Rutgers
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NAVIANCE
connection.naviance.com/riverdell
Review of Naviance
 Open your internet browser to the
following page:
connection.naviance.com/riverdell
 Please login
 Your username is your school e-mail
([email protected])
 Type in password
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