How to Survive 11 & 12th grade, and beyond

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How to Survive 11th & 12th grade,
and beyond...
Parsippany High School
Junior Parent Night
February 2014
Your time at PHS is running out!
General Timeline to Follow
January to March
Search and SAT
Preparation
April to August
Visit schools and take
SAT’s
September to
December
Senior Seminars, Apply
to schools and attend
Financial Aid Night
The Career Resource Center
 NAVIANCE: College/Career Search Programs
 College Rep Visits
 Summer Enrichment Programs
 Part-time Job/Shadowing Opportunities
 Military Information
 Computer Lab
 Working Papers
 Parking Permits
The Military
•Air Force
•ARMY
•Coast Guard
•Marines
•Navy
School Coordinator:
Aimee Letsch
Selective Service
Registration for 18-25
year old males
www.sss.gov
Refer to page 34
Three Key Words to Remember…
Search
Apply
Visit
Post Secondary Education Options
there are several…
 Colleges and Universities
 Technical Institutions
 Military Academies
 Community or County Colleges
 Technical Institutes (certification programs)
 Business Schools
 Career Schools
Refer to booklet page 7
Suggested Search Resources
 NAVIANCE
www.connection.naviance.
com/parsippany
Email: PHS computer Sign-In
Password:
First initial of first name
(caps), first initial of last
name (lowercase) and student
number
ex: Sb12345
 Several other college
search programs are
listed on page 20
including
www.collegeboard.org
Refer to booklet pages 19 &20
Things to Consider When Searching…
Location
Selectivity of school
Size of school
Cost of school
Majors offered
Specific
affiliations
Services/Programs
for classified
students
Refer to booklet page 9
What Colleges Look For
Quality of Program
Grade Point Average
Standardized Tests
Extra-Curricular and Community
Involvement
Letters of Recommendation
Refer to booklet page 8
The SAT’s
 Offered nearly every month
 Generally recommended
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SAT I in May
SAT II’s if necessary in June
SAT I again in October
Register online www.collegeboard.org – 6 weeks in advance
Include 4 schools for free (within a limited time range) - $11.00
for each additional school
All scores must be sent to colleges via www.collegeboard.org
SAT Preparation Courses – info available on Guidance Website
ACT – another standardized test option
TOEFL – option for ESL students
Refer to booklet page 5
Begin Compiling Your Personal History
in a Resume
 Resumes will be useful for both college and
work after high school.
 Keep track of activities, work experience
and goals.
 There are a variety of formats you can use!
Refer to booklet page 22
Sample Resume
VISIT! VISIT! VISIT!
 Go to the college
 Tour the campus
YOUR POSSIBLE
COLLEGE
 College Fairs
 Speak with students
 Meet with college
representatives who
come to PHS
Refer to booklet pages 10-13
Applying to College
 Begin applications at the start of senior year.
 THE SOONER YOU APPLY THE BETTER!!
 Apply online
 Send SAT Scores – www.collegeboard.org
 Teacher Recommendation letters
 Request transcripts from Guidance
Financial Aid
Attend the Financial Aid Workshop that PHS offers
December 2014
Complete the FAFSA after January 1st of senior year
Free Application For Federal Student Aid
www.hesaa.org
www.fafsa.gov
National Collegiate Athletic Association
 Initial-eligibility Clearinghouse suggests that all
student-athletes register
 Registration is done ONLINE at
www.eligibilitycenter.org
 More information available at
www.ncaastudent.org
www.inlikeme.com
Summary
 Start Early
 Search
 Visit
 Apply
Questions?
Call the Guidance Department
973-263-7001
Option 4
Thank you for attending!
Key Features of Naviance
Every Student Has An Account
Log in through the Guidance Website
 College Search:
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Generate lists of potential
schools which meet your criteria
College Compare: Compare your GPA to the average
accepted GPA at the college
College Lookup: Quick way to look up a specific
schools
Scattergrams: Graphical view of PHS application
outcomes and where you stand
Overlaps: Students who apply to your schools have also
applied to these schools
College Visits: See the schedule of college rep visits
Scholarships: Look up available scholarships

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