Class of 2010 Senior Year and Beyond

Report
Presented by:
Patrick Floyd
Counselor, Class of 2015
This workshop will cover:
 Senior Year Timelines
 College Admission Testing
 Letters of Recommendation
 Transcript Requests
 College Application Process
 Scholarships and Financial Aid
 Important Events
 Staying Informed
Timeline for Senior Year
 October-November
 Credit check letters (Sept)
 Prepare your college
applications
 Request Letters of
Recommendation
 Check Private Colleges –
dates vary
 December
 Research Financial
Aid/Scholarship
Opportunities
 January-March
 File FAFSA and GPA
Verification Form – March 2
 Apply for Assist-A-Grad
 April
 Continue researching
Scholarship Applications
 Notifications from colleges
 Take Assessment Tests – as
Necessary
 May
 Make your Final Decision
 UC/CSU Deadline for
Intent to register – May 1
 June
 Graduation!!
 Send Final Official
Transcripts – Before end of
June – check your campus
requirements
College Admission Testing
 SAT and ACT
 All colleges use both SAT and/or ACT
with Writing
 Most schools accept scores through the
December test date of senior year
 Subject Exams are optional for UC’s–
check individual campuses/majors
 Be sure to have scores sent to colleges
California State University
 Application Fee: $55.00
 Apply on-line at October 1–November 30th at
www.csumentor.edu
 3.0 minimum eligibility
 Apply to more than one campus if possible –
many campuses are impacted
 Eligibility index based on GPA and test scores
 Many campuses require December transcript
 CSU Workshop Date: October 6th, 1:15 p.m.
University of California
 Application Fee: $70.00
 Apply on-line November 1-30th at
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions
 All applicants have a comprehensive review by
admission officers
 Personal statement required
 Apply to more than one campus
 Check majors at each campus
 UC Application Workshop: Nov. 3, 1:15 p.m
Private/Independent
 Check individual websites
 Admission requirements vary
 Application deadline dates vary
 Many campuses require on-line
applications through the Common
Application at
www.commonapplication.org or
www.sendEdu.org
Letters of Recommendation
 Use letter of recommendation form
 Available in the Counseling Office
 Please allow recommender minimum of
two weeks to prepare letter.
 Important component in some college and
scholarship applications
 Not required for UC or CSU applications
Transcript Requests
 Unofficial Transcripts
 Senior transcripts sent in mail - September
 Used to enter courses on college applications
 Please review transcripts to ensure accuracy
 Official Transcripts – Mrs. Simpson
 Please allow 5 working days for pick-up or mailing
 Electronic transcripts – Be sure to include Mr. Floyd as
your counselor contact
 Pay close attention to college requests for official
transcript submission – Typically December and June
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Web-based program designed to help students:
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Explore colleges and careers
Discover careers related to their personality and
interests
Keep track of colleges students are thinking about
Sign up to meet with college representatives
Build a resume
Keep track of hours spent volunteering, working, and
extra-curricular activities
How to Log-in
Students
Parents
•www.connection.naviance.com/whitneyhs
•www.connection.naviance.com/whitneyhs
•Username: first name.lastname
(ex. john.smith)
•Password: your permanent student ID #
•You will be prompted to update your
password when you log-in.
•Click “I need to register”
•Registration code: your student’s
permanent ID and your registration
code (ex. 1234567M)
•Registration Codes
•Mother = M
•Father = F
•Stepmother = SM
•Stepfather = SF
•You will be prompted to create your
username and password for future use.
Explore Careers
Career Interest
Profiler
Cluster Finder:
Identify a Top
Career Cluster
Explore Colleges with
Naviance Super Match
Community Colleges/
Career Technical Colleges
 Career Technical Schools – Career Preparation
 Community Colleges
 Sierra College Registration begins January
2015
 Associate Degree or Career Certificate
 Preparation to transfer to 4-year university
 Check transfer agreements at specific school
 Application deadlines vary
Sierra College
 Parent Nights at Sierra– Oct. 1 & 22, Nov. 5 & 19
 www.sierracollege.edu
 Registration opens in early January
 Take assessment tests at Sierra College in English
and math (bring unofficial transcript/test
scores/EAP scores)
 Meet with a Sierra College Counselor
 Pick class in May
Scholarships & Financial Aid
 Scholarship Coordinator – Sally Randazzo, WHS
College and Career Center
 Dollars for Scholars Scholarship List Updated Monthly
 Check college websites
 Excellent resource: www.fastweb.com
 FAFSA – www.pin.ed.gov
 Filing Date begins in January
 Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
 Deadline March 2nd
 WHS Financial Aid Night: January 14, 2015
Important Events
 College Night, Del Oro, October 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
 College Representative Visits – throughout the year
 College Application Workshops
 CSU – October 6th, 1:15 p.m.
 UC – November 3, 1:15 p.m.
 FAFSA/Financial Aid Night
 January 14th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. WHS Theatre
 Sierra College Parent Nights
Stay Informed
 Update your E-mail Address
 Check your E-mail weekly
 Read College and Career Center Updates
 Keep up with daily announcements for
important dates and events
 Check college Websites
 Pay close attention to deadlines
Questions? Contact Us…
 Patrick Floyd
 916-632-6500
 [email protected]
 Sally Randazzo – College and Career Center
 916-632-6500 ext. 6418
 [email protected]
NRP
 GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
 CAPS, GOWNS & TASSELS
 CLASS RINGS
 ORDER DATE- Wed. – Nov.19th (Lunch – Quad)
 Meeting for all Seniors during Intervention
 “Family Order Night” -5:30-7:00pm in the Gym Lobby
 *** Order your class ring & get your cap, gown & tassel FREE!!!
 (Excludes Econo Rings)
 Order “online” @ - www.premiergradproducts.com
 Premier Grad Products
 (916) 435-2331 phone (916) 435-2332 fax
 www.premiergradproducts.com
USA Student Travel
 Trip Includes:
 Deluxe motor coach transportation
 Deluxe hotel accommodations, 5 per room, 2 nights
 1 day Disney Park Hopper ticket to Disneyland and
Disney’s California Adventure
 Admission to Disney's Grad Nite party
 Newport Beach excursion
 Dinner at Medieval Times Dinner Show
 Admission to Universal Studios
 On Site USA Student Travel Staff and consumer
protection plan
 $5 Million Liability Insurance
USA Student Travel
Itinerary:
Wednesday, June 10th
 Depart on motor coach
 Check into hotel
 Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure
 Disneyland Grad Nite
Thursday, June 11th
 Depart to Newport Beach
 Dinner at Medieval Times Dinner Show
Friday, June 12th
 Check out of hotel
 Depart to Universal Studios
 Depart for home
How To Register:
 Complete and turn in registration with $100 non-
refundable deposit:
 Online @ www.USAStudentTravel.com
 Student Store
 Mail to:
USA Student Travel
5080 Robert J Matthews Parkway
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
 Make checks payable to “USAST – Whitney HS”
 Total cost: $550
 Final Balance due February 6, 2015
Senior Activities
 November 18th – Mandatory Senior meeting @
Intervention
 November 19th – Cap/Gown orders due
 **Family order night 5:30-7:30pm in the gym lobby
 February 6, 2015 - Final Balance for Grad Trip due
 May 9, 2015 – Senior ball

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