Preble High School Senior Presentation

Preble High School
Senior Presentation
Learning Objectives
• How does this senior presentation help me
plan and transition from high school to my
post-high school goals/plan?
• How do my decision making skills support
choosing a post-secondary option that is a
good fit for me?
Words to understand
Letter of Recommendation
Resume/Student profile
FAFSA = grants/loans/work-study
Common Application
Technical college
Vocational school
For profit colleges
Associate’s Degree/Bachelor’s Degree
Technical Diploma
Fee waivers
College Visits
Research College ON LINE first
Make an appointment to tour the campus
Make a list of questions
Major/area of interest to study
Visit while school is in session
Picture yourself at this campus
Location and costs
Housing and meal plans
Your personal interests
Ask Questions
Personal Profile Sheet/Resume
High School Life
AP/Advanced Classes/College Courses
Service Learning Hours/Volunteer work
Sports/Clubs/Organizations etc.
Other/samples in Career Center
Admission Testing
• ACT – preferred in Midwest
- Some colleges require official score report
- List 4 potential colleges during registration
• SAT – optional/Coasts/Ivy League
- Scores not on transcript
• Accuplacer – sign up in PHS Career Center
- No charge. $20 to take at NWTC.
• TABE – check with IEP teacher
Test Prep Websites:
Paper applications/test material in Student Services
4-Year College Application Process
• Fill out application ONLINE
– Completely/accurately/proofread/edit
• Resume/Student profile
– Send a copy with transcript
– Give a copy to counselor
• Personal statement/essay
– Thoughtful, meaningful, well written
– Ask an adult to edit
– Colleges may use for scholarships
• Letters of Recommendation (2-3)
– Request from your teachers-give them your resume
– Plan ahead – allow 2 to 3 weeks
Technical College Application Process
• Take Accuplacer/TABE/ACT prior to applying
– Check benchmarks for program of interest
– General Studies Program: Need Math Accuplacer test
if using ACT for admission
– Accuplacer scores emailed to NWTC
• Fill out application ONLINE
– Completely/accurately/proofread/edit
• Resume/Student profile - Optional
– Give a copy to counselor
• Apply early – Some programs fill quickly
– Must meet with an NWTC counselor 1st before
applying to General Studies Program
Fee Waivers
College Application Fee Waivers
• Request from counselor
• Turn in when requesting transcript
Test Fee Waivers – ACT or SAT
• Request from counselor
• Maximum of two
Submit all forms to
Student Services
at the same time when making
transcript request
One set per college
Provide envelope with postage
for faster delivery if needed
Transcript request form on
Student Services counter
I give permission to Preble High School to send my high school records to:
Applicant’s name as listed on transcript ________________________________________________________________
Maiden Name________________________________________________________ Graduation Year _______________
Please check the following items to be included with transcript:
( ) SAT Score Copy
( ) Accuplacer Score Copy
( ) Student Profile
( ) Counselor Form
( ) Fee Waiver
( ) Letters of Recommendation - How Many Per School? ________
*Please provide your own copies of items for each request
NOTE: ACT scores are printed on the transcript; however, if a college requests an official ACT score it may be obtained at and sent to that organization.
Official SAT scores may be obtained online at
Printed Name: ____________________________________ Signature: ________________________________________
Today’s Date: ____________________________________ Phone # __________________________________________
PDF Transcript/Email Trans.
Fee ( ck#__________)
Fee Waiver
Preble Profile
Student Profile
District Mail / US Mail / Date
dg/revised transcript form/s-drive
Senior Year Schedule Changes
• Get permission from college of acceptance
prior to making schedule changes or ensure
you tell them of the change
• Keep a rigorous schedule
• In progress grades may be requested
• Final transcript sent upon graduation
– Senior survey-list your college attending
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Fill out the online form over the internet
• Parent meeting Mon. Feb. 2nd, 7:00 pm @ Preble LMC
• Parents/students need to complete 2014 taxes before
completing FAFSA
• All need-based state and federal aid programs
require the FAFSA
• College Goal WI 2015-Wed. Feb. 25th @ EAST HS
6:00 p.m.
• Must file FAFSA to be eligible
• Paperwork required in spring to verify
“B” average and 30 hours of service
• 608-267-9389
• “Like” us on Facebook
• Preble website:go to>>
Student tab/scholarship/guide
• See Mrs. Lor/Career Center Coord.
• Letters of recommendation
• Profile sheet/resume
• Review binder and site
• Info in Career Center and online – check
our WIKI @
• New scholarships come in regularly
• Many have very detailed applications
• You must apply to have a chance
• Calculate the cost per/hour-worth your
One to Watch: Scholarship Inc. Dec-Jan.
Traditional and Technical applications
2014-15 ACT/SAT Test
Stop in the Student Services office for information
Fee waivers are available
Oct 25
DEC 13
OCT 11
JAN 24
MAR 14
Military opportunities
• ASVAB-stands for Armed Forces Vocational Battery, a
multi-aptitude test battery taken by juniors and seniors
in HS. The battery consists of 10 short individual tests
• The ASVAB is a good reflection on how well you have
developed your academic or occupational abilities
• The ASVAB is free and will be given on Oct. 23rd @
7:30 am here at Preble.
• Sign up now in the Career Center.
The World of Work
Work skills/Attendance Record
Solid work history
Training and experience
Resume (Use Career Cruising)
Request staff members to be personal
• Personal contacts-networking
Visit our website:
Campus Career Day
Tuesdays November 11h, 2013 and
Tuesday, February, 24th, 2015
Get started now
Arrange college visits/talk to admission advisors
Take/Retake your admission test if needed
Research college/career on-line
Get your Profile Sheet/Resume in order
Get letters of recommendations/reference requests
Apply for FAFSA/Scholarships/Grants
Lots going on -Balance your time—Time for self
Stay off the Senior Slide

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