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					Senior Parent Workshop
    A Guide to Surviving Your
   Student’s College Application
              Process
     Graduation Requirements
► 23.5credits
► Culminating Project
► Meetings with Counselors through October
  as well as on going.
       College Search Process
► College Board
► Naviance
► Career Cruising
► Educationplanner
► Princeton Review
► Individual College Websites
► MEETINGS WITH THE COUNSELOR
                  Naviance
► Introduced    to all current seniors last spring
► Ability for students to compare themselves
  with past Methacton grads
► College and Career Search programs
► Top 20 schools for our students “popular”
► Ability to sign up for college reps @ MHS
► Track applications online
               Application Process
►   Online vs. Paper
►   Common Application
     Supplemental forms
     Mid Year Report forms
►   MHS Process
     12 day advance request
     Release form (green) signed once by parent
     Transcript requests (pink form) go through Miss Fisher, not the
      counselor
     Hand things in together, except for teacher recs, not piecemeal.
     Official vs. Unofficial Transcript
     BE AWARE OF DEADLINES
          Admissions Terms
► Early Decision - binding
► Early Action – non binding
► Rolling Admission - ongoing
           SAT/ACT Scores
► Be Aware of Individual School requirements
► SAT Subject Tests
► AP Scores
► Score Choice Process
► To Do or Not to Do
► Don’t wait for scores to apply to colleges
► Dates of tests
             College Visits
► Campus   visits – IMPORTANT
► Representative Visits at MHS
► College Fair Dates
   Montgomery County – October 13
   Philadelphia – October 17
   Performance Arts – November 1
► Group Meetings at area locations
► Student being the main communicator
    Letters of Recommendation
► Teacher
► Counselor
► Outside   people

► Forms,   letters, etc.

► Give a 2 week notice and then follow up with the
  person to make sure letter was written and sent.
                  Resume
► Would  like one sent with each transcript
► Upload as supplemental or bring in with
  transcript request form
► Educationplanner.com
► Careercruising.com
                 Essays
► Required  vs. Optional
► English class assignment after summer
  reading
► Examples: Common Application
► Have someone proof read it before sending
  electronically!
     Scholarship Information
► www.fastweb.com
► Local ones will be posted on Naviance
► Check with parents employers and other
  local organizations
      Penn State Expectations
► Bubble chart
► Expectations for main campus
► Deadlines
► Use student example from Class of 2007
          Common Mistakes
► Not taking challenging courses senior year
► Not keeping grades up senior year
► Missing deadlines
► Choosing a school because a friend is going
  there
    Frequently Asked Questions
► Handout  to refer to with answers
► Nothing is “too silly” to ask, this is the first
  time through for many of you!

				
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