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									    WELCOME TO

   Arlington High School

n   Eleanor Molina (A-C)
n   Danielle Rakowsky (D-H)
n   Kathy Hirsch (I-M)
n   Lynna Williams (N-S)
n   Eleanor Farinato (T-Z)
n   Ted Dever, Various Letters, Intervention
 S.A.T. Results - CLASS OF 2004
          Mean Scores
              Male    Female       Total
Verbal        525       557         542
Mathematics   537       541         540

              Mass Total   National Total
Verbal           518            508
Mathematics      523            518
     Advanced Placement
n   15 Advanced Placement courses offered
n   211 tests were administered last school year
n   Stats. from Class of 2003
        - 12 Scholars (grades 3 or higher on 3 or
        more AP Exams)
        - 5 Scholars with Honors (grade of 3.25 on
        all AP Exams and grades 3 or higher on 4
        or more Exams)
        - 11 Scholars with Distinction (grade 3.5 on all
        AP Exams and 3 or higher on 5 or more Exams)
    NCAA Clearinghouse

nVisit the website:

n   Complete forms ASAP if you have any
    intention of playing sports in college.
                     College Acceptance
                        Class of 2004
Academy of Art College           Boston University       College of the Holy Cross
Acadia University                Bowdoin College         Concordia College
Alfred University                Bradley University      Connecticut College
American International College   Brandeis University     Cornell University
American University              Bridgewater State       Curry College
Anna Maria College               Bryant College          Dalhousie University
Arizona State University         Bryman College          Dartmouth College
Art Institute of Boston          Bryn Mawr College       Dean College
Assumption College               Bucknell University     Denison University
Babson College                   Bunker Hill Community   Denver University
Bard College                     Carleton College        Drew University
Barry University                 Carnegie Mellon Univ.   Earlham College
Bates College                    Champlain College       Eastern Nazarene College
Bay State College                Clark University        Eckerd College
Becker College                   Coastal Carolina        Emerson College
Bentley College                  Colby College           Emmanuel College
Bishop’s College                 Colby Sawyer College    Endicott College
Boston College                   College of Charleston   Fairfield University
                        College Acceptance
                           Class of 2004
                         Hobart & William Smith Coll.           Lyndon State College
Fisher College                                                  Maine Maritime Academy
                         Hofstra University
Fitchburg State Coll.                                           Manhattan College
                         Indian River Community Coll.
Florida State Coll.                                             Maryville College
                         Indiana University
Fordham University                                              Mass Bay Community Coll.
                         Indiana University- Bloomington
Framingham State                                                Mass. College of Art
                         Iona College
Franklin Pierce Coll.                                           Mass. College of Liberal Arts
                         Ithaca College
George Washington U.                                            Mass. Maritime Academy
                         John’s Hopkins University
Georgetown U.                                                   McGill University
                         Johnson & Wales University
Gettysburg College                                              Merrimack College
                         Juniata College
Gordon College                                                  Messiah College
                         Keene State College
Goucher College                                                 Middlesex Community College
                         Laboure College
Green Mountain Coll.                                            Milligan College
                         Lasell College
Guilford College                                                Minnesota State College
                         Lawrence University
Hamilton College                                                Mitchell College
                         LeMoyne College
Hampshire College                                               Montserrat College
                         Lesley University
Hartwick College                                                Mount Holyoke College
                         Loyola College- Maryland
Harvard College                                                 Mount Ida College
                         Loyola University – Chicago, New
Hesser College                                        Orleans   Museum School of Fine Arts
                      College Acceptance
                         Class of 2004
                                Pratt Institute                   Southern N.H. University
New England College
                                Providence College                Springfield College
New England Institute of Art
                                Quinnpiac University              Springfield Technical C.C.
New York University
                                Regis College                     St. Anselm College
Newbury College
                                Ringling School of Art & Design   St. John’s University
Nichols College
                                Rivier College                    St. Joseph’s College, Maine
North Shore Community College
                                R.I.T.                            St. Lawrence University
Northeastern University
                                Roger Williams University         St. Leo University
Northwestern University
                                Rutgers University                St. Mary’s College, Maryland
Norwich University
                                Sacred Heart University           St. Michaels College
Ohio University
                                Salem State College               SUNY Plattsburg
Pace University
                                Salve Regina College              SUNY Albany
Penn. State University
                                Sarah Lawrence College            Stonehill College
Philadelphia University
                                Scripps College                   Suffolk University
Pine Manor College
                                Siena College                     Susquehanna University
Pittsburg University
                                Simmons College                   Syracuse University
Plymouth State University
                                Skidmore College                  The Citadel
Point Park College
                                Smith College                     Towson University
Pamona College
                                Snow College                      Trinity College
           College Acceptance                                                University of Vermont

             Class of 2004
                                                                             University of Wisconsin
                                                                             – Madison
                                                                             University of Virginia
                                                                             Utica College
                                       University of Hawaii- Manoa           Vassar College
Tufts University                       University of Maine                   Villanova University
Tulane University                      University of Maine – Farmington      Wagner College
UMASS Amherst                          University of Maryland                Wellesley College
UMASS Boston                           University of Miami                   Wentworth Institute of
UMASS Dartmouth                        University of Nevada – Las Vegas      Technology
UMASS Lowell                           University of New England             Wesleyan University
Universite de Montreal                 University of New Hampshire           Western New England
University of Arizona                  University of New Haven               College
University of California - Berkley     University of North Carolina –        Westfield State Univ.
University of California - Los Angeles    Chapel Hill
                                                                             Wheaton College
University of California – San Diego University of North Carolina –
                                          Charlotte                          Wheelock College
University of California – Santa Cruz
                                       University of Rhode Island            Wilfred Laurier Univ.
University of Colorado
University of Colorado – Boulder       University of Rochester               Worcester Polytechnical
                                       University of Southern Maine          Institute
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware                 University of Tennessee – Knoxville   Worcester State College
University of Florida                  University of the Arts                Wyoming Technical
University of Hartford                 University of Toronto                 Institute
Guidance Services
n   English Visits
n   Thursday night appointments
n   Career Center
n   Scholarships
n   College Fair
n   Financial Aid Workshop
n   SAT’s
n   Guidance Bulletin
       Sources of Information
n   Guidance Counselors
n   Internet (
n   College Guidebooks
n   College Fairs
n   Open house
n   College visits and tours
n   Interviews
n   Family, friends…
College Application Process

   n Meet all deadlines

   n Apply to a range of colleges

   n Consider cost

   n Send complete applications
                 College Search
                Find the right fit
                  Key Issues:
n   Major                 n   Resources
n   Location              n   Cost
n   Size                  n   Facilities
n   Variety of programs   n   Merit scholarships/
n   Activities                financial aid
n   Internships           n   Diversity of student body
n   Selectivity
               Application Process

n   Research application deadlines, options for applying
    and requirements by school.
n   Make copies of everything
n   School specific applications vs. common application
n   Paper applications vs. online applications
           Types of Admission
n   Regular admission – apply by deadline
n   Rolling Admission - applications accepted and
    reviewed on a rolling basis up to a later
n   Early Decision – early application deadline
    and notification. Early Decision is binding.
    Student must withdraw all other applications
    if admitted
n   Early Action – similar to early decision but
        Standardized Tests

n   SAT I – Measures knowledge gained over
    time. Most schools require it.
n   SAT II – Measures knowledge of subject
    area. Required by some colleges.
n   ACT – More predominant in the South and
    the Midwest. Often accepted as an
    alternative to the SAT.
             Personal Essay
n   Essence of the student should come
n   Choose a topic that is meaningful to the
n   Guidelines given to students during
    guidance visit to senior English classes
n   Guidance counselor recommendation
    n   Parent response form helpful
    n   Activity summary from student
n   Students should ask 2 teachers to write a
    recommendation. Some will ask for
    addressed, stamped envelopes. Ask early!!!
    Thank teachers.
n   Additional Recommendations – character
          Transcript Request
n   Complete transcript request form
    according to deadlines
n   Available in the main guidance office
n   Transcript will be sent with guidance
    counselor recommendation and school
    report form
n   First 3 transcript requests are free, then
    $2.00 each thereafter.
Time Line for Senior Transcripts
     Deadline        Due to the Guidance Office
       October 1              September 20
      October 15                October 4
      November 1               October 15
     November 15               Novmber 1
     Nov 30/ Dec 1            Novermber 15
     December 15               December 2
       January 1              December 15
      January 15                January 4
       February 1              January 14
      February 15               February 1
        March 1                February 15
        March 15                 March 1
         April 1                 March 15
        April 15                  April 1
         May 1                   April 15
         May 15                   May 2
         June 1                   May 10
Criteria Used in College Admissions

 n   Transcript
     n   Level of difficulty
     n   Prefer 5 academic courses each year
     n   Grades/GPA
     n   Class rank – weighted
     n   Trends (improvement/decline)
     n   Umass/State College Standards
Criteria Used in College Admissions

 n   Entrance Exams (SAT I, SAT II, ACT)
 n   Personal Essay
 n   Recommendations
 n   Extra-Curricular Activities
 n   Interviews/Campus Visits
                   Financial Aid
n   AHS Financial Aid night with Lisa Wolmsley,
    Associate Director of Financial Assistance at
    Bentley College, December 1st , 7-9 P.M.
n   Research which applications are required by
    each school
    n   FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student
    n   CSS PROFILE – 2 step process
    n   Institution Specific Applications and Supplements
                Financial Aid

n   Apply regardless of received eligibility;
    some merit scholarships require an aid
n   Must file applications prior to having an
    admission decision
n   Meet all deadlines
              Spring 2005

n   Compare admission and financial aid
n   Attend spring visitation programs
n   Choose the school best suited for the

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