Senior Night - Class of 2015 Power Point Presentation

College, Military, World of Work
What do I want to do after high
 Career Planning
Research colleges
World of Work
Use career planning tools on to learn what
careers might be a good fit.
ASVAB on October 15. It’s a free career
planning test that will give you more info
about your abilities and career interests.
Create a descriptive and professional
resume to give to potential employers
Talk to recruiters early so you have plenty of time to
make the decision that is best for you. Do not sign
anything without talking it through with parent/guardian.
Contact the local recruitment offices to set-up a meeting
where you can learn more about the military. Take
parent/guardian with you to the meeting so you can talk
through it later.
Sign up in the Counseling Center to take the ASVAB on
October 15.
Make sure you understand all stipulations for pay,
college grants, etc. before signing.
Research colleges online – use College
Matching Assistant or School Finder on or the College
Match Maker on to
discover schools that match your college
Visit specific school websites to learn more
about a particular college
What to look for online?
Academic Programs – do they have a
major I am interested in?
Admissions Requirements – what do they
require? (GPA, SAT/ACT, HS course work,
Financial Aid – do they offer any financial
assistance for students?
Sports – do they offer my sport and do I
need to register with NCAA?
Things to consider when looking
for a college
Admission Requirements – GPA, SAT/ACT
Proximity to home
Public vs. Private
In-state vs. Out-of-state
How to pay for college
Extracurricular activities offered
Narrowing Down Your College List
Watch the virtual tours available online
Take a campus tour – Seniors are allowed to
miss four days of school for college visits and
these will be marked field trip w/ the proper
documentation (note on college letterhead
stating student name, date toured, and a
Register online or through office of
admissions for campus tour.
College Entrance Exams
SAT: register at
ACT: register at
Enter the FCHS school code (110920)
when you register
Send my scores? Remember to send your
test scores to NCAA.
Making a Short List of Colleges
From your research, you should be able
to come-up with a few college options.
Make sure you have:
 A few “good fit” schools
 A “reach” school
 A “back-up plan” school
Finalizing your College Plan
For your short list of colleges, gather the
following information on each
Admission Requirements
 SAT/ACT score
Application Deadline
 Supporting Documents (school specific)
HOPE GPA vs. Cumulative GPA
 cum GPA includes all courses taken in high
 HOPE GPA is based on ALL English, Math,
Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language
○ In HOPE calculation, students receive a 0.5
quality point for AP courses up to a max of 4 pts
instead of the full quality point they receive in the
cum GPA
Class of 2015 students must have two
credits in courses off the HOPE Rigor
Chart on their transcript by graduation.
How do I Apply?
For Georgia Colleges, you can do
applications on or
on the colleges website
For out-of-state colleges, you can apply
through that schools website
Common App – go to to see if one of your
colleges or universities is one of the more
than 450 that use the Common Application
When do I Apply?
Early Application – be CONFIDENT that
your GPA and SAT/ACT scores are
solidly in the college’s range
 Early App colleges either:
○ Accept
○ Defer – finish the remainder of application by
regular deadline
○ Deny – cannot reapply for 1 year
When do I Apply?
Regular Application
 One set deadline – some colleges have one
deadline per year for fall applications, as
well as, a set date for releasing acceptances
 Rolling admissions – some colleges
evaluate applications as they come in and
make admission decisions and offer
acceptances as processed
When do I Apply?
Early Decision – colleges that offer early
decision require a student commitment
by a certain deadline
Students who want to commit to that
college/university must withdraw all
other college applications
Supporting Documents
Official Transcript – if your college requires an official
transcript, stop in the counseling center to complete request
and pay the $3.00 fee – 24 hours processing
Immunization form – available in the counseling center (24 hr
processing) or from your doctor’s office
SAT/ACT scores – you must request these from the test
Counselor/Teacher Recommendation – complete SR Profile
and take to counselor/teacher to ask for a recommendation;
allow two weeks to complete recommendation
Essays – take your time writing and have it proof-read
How do I Pay for College?
 FCHS Counseling Website under Scholarship tab
 FCHS Common Scholarship Application (available
on FCHS Scholarship tab)
 On the college websites
 National databases like and
Financial Aid
 FCHS Financial Aid Night – Dec 4, 2014 @
 Complete the FAFSA after January 1 on
Could I have HOPE?
To receive HOPE scholarship funding,
students must:
Meet academic requirements
 Students applying for Zell Miller HOPE must request their SAT/ACT scores be sent
to GSFC (instructions on counseling website)
Meet US Citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements
Be a legal resident of Georgia
Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an eligible public or private GA institution
Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements
Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by college
Not be in default or owe a refund on a financial aid program
Be in compliance with Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990.
Student may be ineligible for HOPE payment if he/she has been convicted for
committing certain felony offenses involving marijuana, controlled substances, or
dangerous drugs
Student’s Social Security card MUST BE ON FILE with Forsyth Central High School in
order for us to upload your transcript for HOPE. Social Security cards that are for Work
Purposes only do not qualify for HOPE funds.
Details and additional information on website
How do I apply for HOPE?
Students have three options for applying
for HOPE scholarships
 Complete the FAFSA application on
 Complete the GSFAPPS application on
 Complete the GSFAPPS paper application and
submit to Georgia Student Finance Commission
by mail
Details on
NCAA Eligibility
Student Athletes interested in NCAA sports
at the collegiate level must:
 Create an account on the NCAA website
 Register on the NCAA website
 Request an official transcript be sent to NCAA –
one after you register, as well as, a final
transcript at end of senior year
 Read the “Guide for the College-Bound StudentAthlete” on the NCAA website under resources,
as well as, the “Quick Reference Guide” and the
“Registration Checklist.”
Details available at
October 15, 2014
Seniors will choose between taking the
ASVAB or taking a college visit day
(submit proper documentation following
day in order for it to be marked field trip)
All seniors will be asked to sign-up in
their instructional focus class
Upcoming Parent Nights
ESOL Information Night: September 11,
2014; 6:30pm east cafeteria
Financial Aid Night: December 4, 2014;
6:30pm east cafeteria
SR Year Nuts & Bolts
Paying SR Fees
 The $85 graduation fee covers senior cap & gown
purchase, diploma printing, Senior Breakfast, partial
fees and costs of graduation site, and a special
senior event at the end of the year. Go to to order.
SR Yearbook Ads – 1st pymt due Oct. 31/final
pymt due Nov 18
SR Pictures – if you haven’t had them made,
contact Cady Studios @ 770-406-6046 –
deadline to have SR pictures made is Nov. 21,
What’s Next?
Ticket out the door is signed Senior
Mrs. Chilson and Ms. Savage will be in
room 180 for questions
Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Kozee will remain in
the cafeteria for questions

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