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Junior Group Conference

Junior Group Conference. Junior Group Conference. Crystal Lake South Graduation Requirements. District #155 Graduation Requirements. College admission Requirements. 4 Credits of English 3 Credits of Math 2 Credits of Science 2 Credits of Social Science 3½ Credits of PE

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Junior Group Conference

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  1. Junior Group Conference Junior Group Conference

  2. Crystal Lake South Graduation Requirements District #155 Graduation Requirements College admission Requirements • 4 Credits of English • 3 Credits of Math • 2 Credits of Science • 2 Credits of Social Science • 3½ Credits of PE • ½ Credits of Health • ½ Credit of Computer Education • ¼ Credit of Consumer Education • 6 ¾ Credits of Elective Credits 20.25 Credits Total for Graduation • 4 years of English • 3-4 years of Math • 3-4 years of Science • 2-4 years of Social Science • How many years of World Language • do I need for college?

  3. Educational Options Click and Go!

  4. Educational Options Click on icon and Go! Chargeback/Joint Agreement Out-of-district students desiring to pursue a certificate or degree program at Harper that is not available at your local community college may apply for a chargeback or joint agreement from your local community college. For more information, see the community college serving the district you reside in.

  5. College Admission Requirements

  6. Get started with your Post High School Plans Prep to do during your Junior Year Take AP exams Review PLAN and PSAT Take Practice ACT www.act.org Know PSAE Dates for 2012 April 24th and 25th (Day1- ACT, Day 2-Workeyes) *Registration for the above dates will be done during the school day All other testing dates you must register on-line www.actstudent.org Take SAT if your choice college recommends sat.collegeboard.com/register

  7. Retaking the ACT • It is the student’s responsibility to sign up to retake the ACT by registering online. Click to Register  2011-2012 ACT Test Dates: April 14th, 2012 June 9th, 2012 • SAT & SAT II tests are not necessary unless REQUIRED by a specific college

  8. ACT Test Scores ACT scores are no longer being recorded on D155 student transcripts Click to request score  How can I send my ACT Score to Colleges? • Send official scores directly from ACT(cost $10-15 per score) OR • Indicate where to send the score directly on answer sheet (up to four FREE reports per test)

  9. How to pick the BEST college! The best colleges are the ones that you can be the most successful at….. Name and rank of the school or only part of it Company CEO College Wal-Mart Stores H. Lee Scott Pittsburg State University, Kansas Citigroup Charles Prince University of Southern California Home Depot Robert Nardelli Western Illinois University Verizon Van Seidenberg City University of New York Costco Wholesale James Sinegal San Diego State University Safeway Steven Burd Carroll College

  10. Post High School Planning Prep to do during the SPRING of your Junior Year • Sign up to meet college reps at CLS • Sign up to Take AP test if in AP course • Attend College Nights • Go to District #155/Barrington College Fair April th, Barrington High School, 6:30pm-8:30pm TIP: Create labels with your name, e-mail, cell phone # and address on them to save you time when filling out college cards! Remember to Change cell phone message and create e-mail account just for college applications.

  11. Post High School Planning Prep to do during your Junior Year • Search colleges in Naviance • Pick 6-8 college/trade school that interest you • Add them to your Naviance College list • Set up summer visits and use your college days • Juniors have 1 day per school year • Seniors have 2 days per school year

  12. Post High School Planning Prep to do summer before Senior Year • Go on Campus visits of top 6 colleges • Begin outlining and personal statement and college essays • Think about possible teachers who you want to write recommendation letters Click on Go Click on the link and let NAVIANCE help!

  13. What can Naviance do ? Home Colleges Careers About Me • Explore careers clusters • Take interest • Inventory • Research career paths • Create resume • Find Personality type • Create game plan • Find out learning style • Organize important documents • Journal • Research colleges • Match you with colleges • Save and organize potential colleges • Find scholarships • Look up acceptance history • Keep track of applications • Look up college reps coming to South

  14. Student Responsibilities • Deciding which schools to apply to • Getting the applications (online or hardcopy) • Completing the application • Know application deadlines • Gather other pertinent information • Transcripts • Letters of Recommendation • College Visits Click Here

  15. Career Planning Did you know? The average person switches jobs 10-14 times in their working careers. Be Prepared!! Be Organized!! Do not forget to take advantage of the personality inventory, career interest profiler, and resume builder found in Naviance

  16. Career Center, C2 What do you want to do when you grow up? • Visit our Career Specialist, Mrs. Fitzgerald in C2. • She can help you get on the right track! “Choose a Job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Check out these links

  17. Applying to College Starting to Apply • Begin your applications Aug/Sept of Senior year • Colleges recommend applying ONLINE. • Tip: download a paper copy of the application to view it and complete the essays beforehand • Set up an ID & Password at each College • That will allow you to check admission status automatically online

  18. Applying to College • Keep track of all dates and deadlines • REMEMBER-priority deadlines are in November • Complete and return Transcript Request Form to Guidance • Colleges typically do not accept transcripts that are sent prior to September 1st • Allow 3-4 weeks for CLS and Colleges to process transcripts • Send ACT test score directly from ACT PLEASE meet EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINES

  19. NCAA Clearinghouse Click here for more NCAA Info.

  20. A quick overview of the FINANCIAL AID PROCESS Steps highlighted in green are mandatory. The gold highlighted items are optional unless requested by the college. The letter of appeal is optional. It is a chance to explain financial hardship, unemployment etc.

  21. FAFSA • FREE APPLICATION FOR STUDENT AID WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV • You must obtain a PIN number • From the U.S. Department of Education to complete the FAFSA online. WWW.PIN.ED.GOV

  22. Student Aid Report The Student Aid Report will outline the FOUR types of financial Aid awarded • GRANTS*through FAFSA • SCHOLARSHIPS • WORK STUDY*through FAFSA • STUDENT LOANS*through FAFSA

  23. Scholarships Scholarships are based on NEED and MERIT: • Local • State • National

  24. COST OF ATTENDANCE: (COA) Tuition: $10,460 Mandatory Fees: $1,462 Books + Supplies: $920 Living Expenses: $6,848 Transportation: $470 Misc. Expenses: $2,020 TOTAL $22,180 Example: Financial Aid Award AWARD Letter: Pell Grant $1,500 State Grant $4,620 UIUC Tuition Grant $1,500 University Loan $2,897 Federal Work Study $2,500 Subsidized Stafford Loan $2,625 Total Award $15,642 Expected Family Contribution: EFC Student Contribution $366 Parent Contributions $2,172 TOTAL $6,538

  25. Compare and Choose Community College Public University Private College Click Here

  26. ACT Incentive Kick Off Daily StrategiesIncrease ACT Score Weekly Prizes Free T-shirts, Gift Cards, iPad, iPod, Parking Sticker Locate ACT online login and Password ……………sent home last fall Login to ACT Prep Program through CLS website Take Subject Prep test/Print off Completion sheet/ turn in to C2 Datesof Subject Matter March 5-9: English March 12-16: Math March 19-23:Reading April 2-5: Science

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