College Prep 101 College It’s not a dream. It’s a plan.
Senior ECAP Day 1 • University/College requirements • Cost of College • Start a college application Day Two • Scholarship process tips and advice • Learn how to apply for financial aid and create a PIN • Search and apply for scholarships
AIMS • You MUST pass AIMS Writing, Reading and Mathematics to graduate from high school • Must test every time (FIVE opportunities) • Must participate in remediation (Reading Strategies or Applied Math classes) • You may take ACT or SAT for reciprocity • 420 or higher on SAT/16 or higher on ACT • Must test every time
Degree vs. No Degree • Average lifetime earnings for a college graduate is over $1 million higher than for someone with a high school diploma.
Type of Degrees • Associates – 2yrs. (community college) • Bachelors – 4yrs. (university) • Masters – 2 yrs. (university) • Doctorates – varies (university)
In State College Admission Requirements • Core Competencies: • 4yrs. English • 4yrs. Math – algebra, geometry, algebra • 3-4, + 1 yr. beyond alg. 3-4 • 3yrs. Lab Science • 2yrs. Social Science • 2yrs. Foreign Language – same lang. • 1yr. Fine Art One of the following: • Top 25% in class rank • 3.0 un-weighted GPA in core competencies • SAT 1040 • ACT 22 Admission may be granted with one deficiency in no more than two competency areas; deficiencies in both math and science are not acceptable Admissions decisions for students that don’t meet the stated requirements are made on a case by case basis at each university.
In-State University $442 per credit hour Tuition $9,724 -Books $900-$1,300 Dorms- $5,000 to $7,000 Community College $76 per credit hour Tuition $1,824 Books $900-$1,300 Tuition, Fees and Other Costs
Out of State Tuition Per Year • Pepperdine $36,650 • Stanford $36,360 • UCLA $29,682 • Harvard $35,568 • University of Colorado $14,000 • Notre Dame $53,240
Alaska Arizona California Colorado Hawaii Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico North Dakota Oregon South Dakota Utah Washington Wyoming Western Undergraduate Exchange Program
WUE • Hawai’I State Resident $8,664 • WUE $13,096 • Non-Hawai’i Resident $24,912
College Entrance and Applications • Apply Early • If you need counselor recommendation, give us TWO weeks • Know the scholarship application deadlines for each school • Make sure your application is complete with transcripts, application and test scores • Know the minimum requirements • check the web sites and college handbooks • look for minimum course requirements • look for average SAT/ACT scores
Common Applicationwww.commonapp.org • Students use one application to apply to over 450 institutions across the country • Only trigger the counselor and teacher recs. If you are certain you will apply!! Please submit accurate counselor name Lang (A-B) Martinez (O-T) Ramirez (C-H) Cuevas (U-Z) and Gifted Talavera (I-N)
AZ University Admission and Registration Process - 2 Steps • Complete Admission Application • Starting in August/September (www.asu.edu, www.nau.edu or www.arizona.edu) • Send SAT or ACT Scores and Official Transcripts for high school and community college • Application fee $50.00 • Attend Freshman Orientation to register for College Classes -ASU mid-march -U of A June -NAU mid-march
Community College Admission Process – 3 easy steps • Complete Admission Form • www.maricopa.edu • Take the ASSET test at your institution (no SAT or ACT required) • Make an appointment with an academic advisor at your institution.
SAT/ ACT • Send scores to all the schools you are interested. • Check with out-of-state schools that may require SAT II • on-line registration • check registration deadlines • www.act.org • www.collegeboard.com
SAT/ACT Test Preparation • www.princetonreview.com • www.collegeboard.com • www.act.org • www.brightstorm.com • www.free-test-online.com • www.testprereview.com • Friday, Sept. 21st PSAT/SAT Seminar at Marcos (8 am to 2:30 pm) Cost $89 Register at www.zaps.com or 1-877-927-8378
ACT SAT Register at www.act.org • Sept. 8 • Oct. 27 • Dec. 8 • February 9 • April 13 • June 8 Register at www.collegeboard.com • October 6 • November 3 • December 1 • January 26 • March 9 • May 4 • June 1
Official Transcript • Go to Parchment.com to request an official transcript • There is a $2.50 surcharge per transcript after the first five requests. • Parchment.com does not send SAT/ACT scores. • Go to the Guidance Office for an unofficial transcript
COLLEGE VISITS • Many colleges visit the MdN campus. • In-state schools visit quarterly • Out-of-state schools visit throughout the year. • Students must sign-up in the counseling office or LRTC • Visits listed on calendar found on MdN Guidance website
In-State College Night • September 24, 2012 • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM • Mountain Pointe Auditorium
Out-of-State College Information • Greater Phoenix National College Fair • Phoenix Convention Center at North Hall A-B • Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM • www.nationalcollegefairs.org
“MAPS: Mapping A Plan for Success-College Prep Workshops” • Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Location: Marcos de Niza High School • Main Cafeteria & Auditorium • Presenter(s): Natalie Ehmka, • Therese Schmisseur, • ASU Access & Reps from MCCCD, ASU, • U of A, NAU and other outreach programs
“The Art & Science of Paying for College #1” • Date: Tuesday, September 25 , 2012 • Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. • Location: Desert Vista High School • Main Auditorium • Refreshments • served at 6:00 p.m.
Student/Athletes – NCAA Clearinghouse • Make an appointment with Mr. Miller to start the NCAA Clearing House process. • www.ncaaclearinghouse.net To participate in college athletics, students must meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
What is a Credit? • 1 credit = 1 hour in class per week • 12 credits = full-time student • 6 credits = part-time • Most college classes are 3 credits
Login to the computer • Login: S followed by your Synergy Student Number • Example: S16300123 • Password: Pwd followed by your birthday (MMDDYYYY) (note the capital P as well). • Example: KatnissEverdeen has a birthday of May 8, 1996 has a default password of Pwd05081996 • You will be required to change your initial password on first login to the system.
ECAP: Education Career Action Plan • Logonto www.az.kuder.com • Username: first initial, middle initial, last name, day of birth (Example:Katniss B. Everdeen born May 8, 1996: kbeverdeen8 ) • Password: student ID #
Type in your assigned counselor’s name • A-B Mrs. Lang • C-H Ms. Ramirez • I-N Ms. Talavera • O-T Mrs. Martinez • U-Z Mrs. Cuevas – Gifted Counselor
Add today’s dateWrite College Applications in Area Needing ImprovementWrite goal in Improvement Plan
Click on the Admission’s link *Click on the next to your desired schools
If there is not an admissions link, click on the school website *Click on the next to your desired schools
Apply! *If you have (or had) a Dual Enrollment course, you have an MEID #