VIEWS: 31 PAGES: 22 POSTED ON: 2/23/2010
Junior Students/parents Small Group Presentation Presented by RMHS The Counseling Department Agenda • Overview Handout Package • Post Secondary Planning • Naviance – Family Connection • Accessing Naviance • Resources Post Secondary Planning Post Secondary Options • College • 4 year college • 2 year college • Career / Technical School • Employment • Military About the College Process • Keep the process in perspective • Work together as a family • Students must take ownership • Discuss finances openly • Start early and meet all deadlines Evaluating an Application • Transcript • GPA, Courses & Grades • Testing: SAT I, SAT II or ACT Scores • Essay(s) • Resume • Extracurricular Activities • Letters of Recommendation Components of the Application • It is recommended you apply electronically! • Instant submission & confirmation • Application Components: • Student & Demographic Data • Academic Information • Essay(s) • Extracurricular Activities • Check for Completed Signatures College Admissions - Testing • Register to take the SAT I and/or ACT online. • Send score directly from the testing services • SAT I fee includes sending scores to 4 colleges free • SAT II’s are required for some colleges, usually more competitive schools (check with each school) • Richard Montgomery High School CEEB Code: 210910 What Will the Counseling Office Send? • Student Transcript • NACAC Secondary School Report Form • Counseling Office Letter of Recommendation • School Profile • IB/MYP Credentials (If Applicable) Teacher Recommendations • One or Two Teacher Recommendations (on average) • Be sure to ask your teachers in advance • Speak with your teachers about recommendations before leaving in June • Provide Your Teachers With: • Teacher Recommendation Form • A business size envelope, addressed to each college and stamped! • Provide a list of colleges & date you would like them to be submitted College Application Process • The college application process can be found: • In the hand outs you have received • Electronically on the RMHS Website Counseling Office home page • Use the link on RMHS Home Page http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd. org/schools/rmhs • Student & parents Brag sheet Naviance: Family Connection Naviance: Family Connection • Naviance’s Family Connection is a comprehensive tool created to assist students and parents with some of the following: • College Planning • College Application Process • Personality/ Learning Style • Career Planning College Planning • How can Family Connection help me find a college? • College Search Feature • College Visits to RMHS • Electronic Tracking and Transcript Requests • Scattergrams • Resources My Family Connection Log-in How Do I Access Naviance? • Web site address: www.connection.naviance.com/rmhs • Or use the link on RMHS Home Page http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/rmhs Click on Counseling, then Career Center Click on the Family Connections link in box on right • Returning users you can sign in using your e-mail & password. • First time users will need to register using a code assigned to students and parents by their counselor • Parents can sign up their own log-in after student registered Resources • Where to find resources: • Handouts • Family Connection – Resources Link • Make an appointment with our College Career coordinator, Ms. Hull • Most Frequently Used Resources: • www.CollegeBoard.com • NCAA - www.ncaa.org • Common Application -www.commonapp.org • FAFSA - www.fafsa.ed.gov Financial Aid • FAFSA • Submit ASAP after January 1st • www.fafsa.ed.gov • CSS Profile • File in early fall of senior year! • Financial Aid Workshop – Fall • Scholarships • Local • Regional / National Scholarships • Many scholarships can be found through the internet and/or the companies you work for! • Example: www.finaid.org • Example: www.fastweb.com • Local scholarships are posted in early February through Family Connection. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) • Student athletes intending to play NCAA Division I or II sports must register with the NCAA • www.ncaa.org What to Give Your Counselor today! • NACAC Secondary School Report Form • Transcript Release Form • Evaluation • Additional questions can be answered by your student’s counselor when request a meeting Thank You for attending RMHS School Counseling Office Tel: (301)610-8050 • MCPS Student Learning Service Hour Web Site: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/d epartments/ssl
"Creativity Session - PowerPoint"