Senior Presentation 2013 by GwW5fS


  Seniors and Parents
     Class of 2013
College Planning Night
 East Bay High School website
   Visit East Bay’s Website
• East Bay High School website
• Click on “Guidance”
• Monthly Scholarship Bulletins
• Bright Futures Brochure
• Community Service Paperwork
• Guidance Newsletter
       SAT & ACT Testing
• SAT and/or ACT scores are required to
  get a college admissions decision
  – Registration Online
    • for SAT
    • for ACT
  – Test Dates & Locations for 2012-2013
    • 6 SAT Test Dates available
       – Next test Nov 3 – registration deadline 10/4
    • 5 ACT Test Dates available
       – Next test October 27– registration deadline 9/21
           SAT & ACT Testing
• SAT and ACT
  – Test Dates & Locations on green paper
  – Registration Online
  – Costs to take the tests
    • $50.00 SAT
    • ACT $35.00 No Writing/$50.50 Plus Writing
  – Fee Waivers Available for students on free or
    reduced lunch
  – Send your score reports online when you
    • SAT/ACT scores are not listed on your
  SAT/ACT/CPT Comparison
• SAT & ACT both widely accepted, national
  college admissions tests
• SAT is an analytical reasoning test
• ACT aligned with classroom coursework
• PERT is for community college academic
  placement and Gold Seal qualifying
• Students should take the SAT and
      the ACT to determine preference.
               SAT Scores
•   Critical Reading scores from 200 - 800
•   Math scores from 200 - 800
•   Writing scores from 200 - 800
•   2400 highest possible SAT score
•   Bright Futures(and some colleges) is
    looking at a 2 section score total with
    Critical Reading and Math combined
              ACT Scores
• 4 sections – English, Math, Reading and
• Each section scored from 1 - 36
• Add all four sections scores together and
  divide by 4 to get the total (composite)
• Writing section is optional but required by
  most four year colleges and universities
     Sending your SAT and ACT
       Scores to Colleges
• SAT and ACT scores are sent directly
  from the testing company
• May send four (4) free score reports to
  colleges when you register to test
• If you need to send scores after the test
  there is a fee to do so
• SAT/ACT scores are not on your transcript
          Super Scoring
• Students benefit by taking the SAT or ACT
  more then once
• Many colleges and university will take the
  highest section score to give students the
  highest total score.
• Bright Futures will also take the highest
  section scores to determine scholarship
                 Super Scoring
SAT example (200-800 score range):
Student took the SAT three times . . .
       Reading        Math           Writing

       490            530            500
       550            500            500
       520            510            540
       550 +          530 +          540 = 1620
           Bright Futures score = 1080
                        (Reading & Math)
                Super Scoring
ACT example (1-36 score range):
 Student took the ACT three times . . .
 English     Math           Reading       Science

 21           20
             20        21
 18           22
             22        23
 20           24
             21        25
 21 +         24 + 25 = 92 =23
             22 +
                          4 (sections)
 23 composite (total) ACTscore
       Understanding GPA’s
• Weighted
  – Honors, dual enrollment and AP (District)
• Un-weighted
  – No quality points added (State)
• Recalculated (weighted)
  – Academic core credits + academic electives;
    weighted for honors, dual enrollment and AP
  – Recalculated GPA’s are used for college
    admissions and Bright Futures
  – Go to to determine recalculated
          Florida Virtual Campus
•   Go to
•   Explore career and academic options
•   Access high school transcript information
•   Evaluate courses completed against the requirements
    for graduation, college and career readiness, and Bright
    Futures Scholarships
•   Search college and university profiles and degrees
•   See requirements for admission and transferring
•   Find college- and university-level distance learning
•   Apply online for admission and financial aid
• Dept. Of Education parent and student tool for
  college and career planning
• Create an account and log-in
• View your unofficial transcript - Click on the
  “Reports” tab and check your Bright Futures
  status. This is also your weighted, recalculated
  GPA for college admissions
• Explore college majors and careers
        Selecting a College
• Ask questions that matter to you
  – Location
    • Close to home? Far from home? In-state? Out-of-state
  – Public or Private school
  – Size of School
  – Majors
    • Does the school you want to attend have your major?
  – Campus life
  – Sports
  – Cost of attendance
     College Campus Visits
• Open House dates – on line
  – RSVP - don’t just show up
• Daily tours
  – 10am & 2pm
• Special events
  – Invitation only
• No school business given
• On-line college fairs and virtual tours
      Online College Fairs and
            Virtual Tours
• CollegeWeek Live is the largest online college fair
  and free to all who register
• Students can connect to admissions reps from 300+
  colleges and see current college student video
  webcasting about campus life.
• Admissions experts will be presenting live via video
  on the admissions process
• Scholarships and special promotions are available
  to students who login to attend CollegeWeekLive
               What can students do at
            Text chat with live Admissions Representatives
             Ask questions regarding application requirements and deadlines,
             applying for financial aid and academic programs.

Engage in live student video presentations
View interactive presentations led by current college students to find
out what campus life is really like.

            Tune in to live speaker presentations
             College application and admissions experts share their insights on
             everything students needs to know on college admissions, including
             test prep, selecting a good fit college and applying for financial aid.
        How to Apply to College
• Apply on-line – NOW – the latest
• Web site lists included in your folder
• What’s needed for an admissions
  – Completed on-line application
  – Application fee paid
  – SAT and/or ACT scores
  – High school transcript
  – Essay and/or recommendation letter (rqst)
How to send your transcript
– Complete the form found in your folder
  or pick one up in Guidance
– Give completed form to the Registrar,
  Ms. Harlan in Guidance
– No charge for electronic transcript
– $2.00 fee for paper transcripts (private
  and out-of-state colleges)
– Scholarship requests are free
 State University System (SUS)
• 11 Public Universities in the state of
• SUS admissions matrix
  – Enrollment data
  – GPA averages
  – SAT and ACT averages
  – Cost of attendance
  Private Colleges and Out-of-State
• Applications completed on-line
• Check deadlines carefully
• Financial estimator available to determine
  cost of attendance (COA)
• For in-state private colleges, Bright Futures
  money paid at public tuition dollar amounts
• Out of state tuition cost can be higher
• Address needed for private or out of state
  transcript request - $2.00 fee
      Hillsborough Community
            College - HCC
• Five campuses available
• Open enrollment for high school graduates
•  Online applications preferred
• SAT/ACT/CPT or PERT used to place students
  in college level reading and math classes
• Avoid remedial classes – Takes longer to
• Apply during second semester in March or April
• HCC Honors for available for students
            HI-TECH Centers
• Part of the Hills. Co. Public School system
• Offer over 40 career training programs
• Non degree certificate programs vary in length
  from 6 months to 2 years
• Very affordable and open access to graduates
  – Five locations available
     • Aparicio-Levy Technical Center
     • Brewster Technical Center
     • Erwin Technical Center
     • Learey Technical Center
     • Tampa Bay Tech Evening School
    College and Career Center
•   Group or individual assistance
• and ePEP
•   Scholarship completion
•   SAT & ACT registration
•   SAT & ACT Prep class registration
•   Military information
•   Technical School information
•   Community Service Assistance
                    How to get started with

          Community Service
• Select a place to volunteer
• Complete proposal approved BEFORE volunteering
  and get required signatures
• Proposal must be approved prior to starting
  community service
• Once completed, hours must be turned in on the
  organization’s letterhead in letter format
• December 15 deadline for Bright Futures “early
• Seniors have May 1st deadline for all community
  service hours
     Community Service
  Class of 2013 - Bright Futures and
  community service requirements
– Florida Academic Scholarship
   • 100 hours
– Florida Medallion Scholarship
   • 75 hours
– Florida Gold Seal Scholarship
   • 30 hours
                 Military Information
•   There are 5 Military Academies:
     –   Navy – the US Naval Academy in Annapolis MD;
     –   US Naval Academy -
     –   Army – US Military Academy in West Point New York;
     –   Air Force – the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO;
     –   The Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY;
     –   The Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT;

•   ROTC Scholarships
     – Air Force -
     – Army -
     – Navy -

•   Enlistment in the Military after High School
          Paying for College
• Determine the COST of Attendance (COA)
• The COA is an estimate of how much money
  will be required to attend school for one year
  at a college (on or off campus)
• The COA is determined for each student by
  the postsecondary institution
• Go online to check COA for each school
  you’re considering
      $$ Cost of Attendance $$
      The COA is determined for each student by
    the postsecondary institution and may include:
•   Tuition and fees
•   Books and supplies
•   Transportation
•   Personal expenses
•   Room and board
•   Misc. costs
    Go online to the college websites and type
    in Cost of Attendance
              What is my Cost
              of Attendance?
    (Example at 4 year, in state, public university)
• In-State school, Living    • In-State school, Living
  on or off-campus             at home
• Tuition- $5,800            • Tuition- $5,800
• Room/Board- $9,190         • Room/Board- $2,000
• Books/Supplies$1,500       • Books/Supplies$1,500
• Miscellaneous-$4,100       • Miscellaneous-$4,100
• Total $20,590              • Total $13,400
         What is Financial Aid?
• Financial aid is money available to help
  students and their parents pay for educational
• Students and parents use various resources
  to find money for school
• No limit on financial aid amounts earned
• Students and parents are the primary source
  of funds for post secondary education and are
  expected to contribute to the extent they are
       Types of Financial Aid
Grants- Aid given to students by the federal
government or by the university that is need based, and
the student is not responsible for paying back
Scholarships- Award money given to students based
on academic, athletic ability, ethnicity, major or talent,
that is not paid back
Work-Study- Money earned by students as payment for
work. Does not have to paid back.
Loans- Three types of loans that may be borrowed by
the student and/or parents that must be paid back with
interest either while enrolled or six or nine months post-
graduation or stop attending.
       Sources of Financial Aid
•   Federal Programs - FAFSA
•   State Programs – Bright Futures
•   Institutional – Colleges/Universities
•   Civic & Community Programs
•   Foundations – Hillsborough Education
•   Company & Union Programs
•   Scholarships through Private Donors
       Federal Financial Aid
• FAFSA – Free Application For Federal Student
  Aid – Apply online at
• Important part of the college application process
  for ALL students and required for Bright Futures
• On-line application begins January 1, 2013
• Awards - Grants, Work Study, low-interest loans
• Based on family income from 2012 tax returns
• Financial Aid Meeting on January 29, 2013 @
  Riverview High School
• Do not go to – charges a fee!
       How much federal student aid
            can you receive?
      Example: first-year student in 2013-14
Maximum amounts allowed:
• Federal Pell Grant: $5,500
• Academic Competitiveness Grant: $750
• TEACH Grant: $4,000
• Federal Stafford Loan: $5,500
• Federal Perkins Loan: $5,500
• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant:
• Federal Work-Study: depends on funds available at
• Federal PLUS Loan (for parents): COA minus other aid

         State Financial Aid
         aka - Bright Futures
• Florida Financial Aid Application
  – 15 potential scholarships
• Online Registration begins December 1st
• Bright Futures pays a basic rate per credit
  hour wherever you attend in the state
• Students can qualify for one of the three
  Bright Futures Scholarships Available
     Bright Futures & FAFSA
• If you earn the Bright Futures
  scholarship, you must complete the
  – for instructions and a
    worksheet to use in completing the form
  – Eight (8) Financial Aid Meetings sponsored by
    the school district begin in December
  – Closest is on January 29, 2013 at Riverview
    High School
    Bright Futures Scholarship
           Award Levels
• Students may receive funding for ONE of the
  three awards:
• Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS)
  – $100.00 per credit hour
• Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS)
  – $75.00 per credit hour
• Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV)
  – $75.00 per credit hour @ community college or
    technical center
 Florida Academic Scholars Award
• 3.5 weighted GPA in required college preparatory credits
  Required Credits
• 4 English (3 with substantial writing)
• 4 Math (Algebra I level and above)
• 3 Natural Science (2 with substantial lab)
• 3 Social Science
• 2 Foreign Language (sequential, in the same language)
• 16 college preparatory credits
• May use up to 2 additional credits from courses in these
  academic areas and/or AP, IB, or AICE fine arts courses
  to raise GPA.
Florida Academic Requirements
 – 16 credits (college preparatory)
 – 3.5 weighted GPA (unrounded) in those 16 (or up
   to 18) courses
 – 100 Community Service Hours
 – Test sub-scores can be used from multiple testing
   dates (not mixed from different test types)
 – ACT = 28 Composite (excludes writing section)
 – SAT = 1280 (critical reading and math)
    • Liberal Arts Math is NOT an accepted math
    Florida Medallion Scholars Award
•   3.0 weighted GPA in required college preparatory credits
•   Required Credits
•   4 English (3 with substantial writing)
•   4 Math (Algebra I level and above)
•   3 Natural Science (2 with substantial lab)
•   3 Social Science
•   2 Foreign Language (sequential, in the same language
•   16 college preparatory credits
•   May use up to 2 additional credits from courses in these
    academic areas and/or AP, IB, or AICE fine arts courses
    to raise GPA.
Florida Medallion Requirements
 – 16 credits (college preparatory)
 – 3.0 weighted GPA (unrounded) in those 16 (or up
   to 18) courses
 – 75 Community Service Hours
 – Test sub-scores can be used from multiple testing
   dates (not mixed from different test types)
 – SAT = 1020 (critical reading and math)
 – ACT = 22 Composite (excludes writing section)
 – Liberal Arts Math
    • is NOT an accepted math course and will not be
      allowed as a mis-advisement exception
  Florida Gold Seal Vocational
– 16 credits (core required for HS graduation)
   • 3.0 weighted GPA (unrounded) in those 16 core
– 3 career/technical credits in one vocational
   • 3.5 unweighted GPA (unrounded) in those 3 credits
– 30 Community Service Hours
– Test Scores
   • SAT = 440 Critical Reading and 440 Math
   • ACT = 17 English, 18 Reading, 19 Math
– Test sub-scores can be used from multiple testing
  dates (not mixed from different test types)

State Grants, Scholarships & Applications

  Bright Futures Homepage
– What’s New
  • Chart of Eligibility
    and Award Criteria
– Students
  • Requirements by
    HS Graduation
  • Financial Aid
    Recipient History
    to check status

     Types of Scholarships
• National scholarship databases
  – Free search sites
• State scholarships
  – FFSA & Bright Futures
• Regional scholarships
  – Wal-Mart/BK Scholars
• County - Hillsborough Education Foundation
  – Begin applying in November, 2013
  – 100 organizations in the Tampa Bay Area
• East Bay Scholarship Bulletins
  – Published Monthly
  – Students receive a hard copy in Advisory
  – Available on the East Bay High School website
    under “Guidance”
• Local scholarships
  – In March for EBHS seniors
  – Local organizations donated over $150,000 in
    scholarship monies to the Class of 2012
         Scholarship “SMARTS”
• Scholarships can be based on your academic
  success, gender, ethnicity, financial need, athletics,
  college major, essay completion, etc.
• It’s a numbers game! The more applications you
  complete the better chance you’ll have of getting a
• Try to apply to one scholarship per week.
• Use the East Bay High School scholarship bulletin
       Go to East Bay High School website under
             Scholarship Tips
• Follow application instructions
• Get organized and make copies and keep a
  scholarship log
• Proofread your application. Have a parent, teacher
  or counselor review and don’t leave items blank
• Meet the deadlines
• How will you know if you won the scholarship?
   – Often only notified if you are selected
   – Notification information written on the web site
   Encourage your students to complete one
              application a week!
East Bay Class of 2013 –
 We are proud of you!


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