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					                                                                           Issue 1
                                                                         August 2009
           CHAMBERSBURG AREA SENIOR
                               HIGH SCHOOL

                          COLLEGE CORNER
MEET THE COLLEGE ADVISOR

Hello! My name is Katie George and I
work for the National College Advising
Corps, Keystone Chapter and I will be the
College Advisor this year at
Chambersburg Area Senior High School. I
will be here to meet with students to
discuss college selection, preparation,
financial aide and the application
process. I graduated from Millersville       SAT Test Dates:       Register By:
University in 2008 with a Bachelors          October 10th              September 9th
Degree in Psychology. I have been            November 7th              October 1st
involved with this program since June of
2008.
                                             December 5th              October 30th
The National College Advising Corps is a     January 23rd              December 15th
program founded by the Jack Kent Cooke       March 13th         February 4th
Foundation. The goal of the corps is to      May 1st                   March 25th
increase the number of students going on     June 5th                  April 29th
to post-secondary education by training
recent college graduates as Advisors to      **October 10th, November 7th, March 13th and
assist students through the college          June 5th are offered in Chambersburg
process. The program is in 14 states                      -$45 Registration Fee
across the country.                                   -Register by mail or online at
  The Keystone Chapter is a joint venture
of Dickinson College, Franklin and
                                                         www.collegeboard.com
Marshall College, Millersville University,   Chambersburg Area Senior High School Code:
Shippensburg University and Gettysburg                           390603
College.
  My office is located in the counseling     For ALL test Locations- See Registration
suite in the old gym at CASHS and I will
be here Monday-Friday from 8:30AM-           Booklet or go online at
                                             www.collegeboard.com


                                                      FREE Online Prep Program
                                                   http://www.mystudentedge.com
                                                         -Click on “new user”
                                                       -Access code: PMTGBLEV
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     ATTENTION 10TH GRADE

-   Take the PSAT for practice
-   Take a Career Assessment Quiz
-   Choose THREE possible career                ATTENTION 12TH GRADE
    interests and research them
-   Talk to your School Counselor          -   Plan any College Visits/Open Houses
    about any careers of interest              you have not been able to get to
-   Set up a simple system for             -   Finish all Applications and apply to
    organizing college information             several colleges
-   Begin to explore possible college      -   Prepare for any Interviews at colleges
    choices                                -   See your School Counselor for help
                                           -   Pay Attention to Deadlines! The
                                               earlier you apply the better
ATTENTION 11TH GRADE                       -   Remember: Each school is different,
                                               make sure you have all of the proper
-   Narrow down your possible                  materials completed
    college options and focus on           -   Take the SAT
    researching them                       -   Ask for Letters of Recommendations
-   Narrow down possible career                (At least 2 Weeks in advance)
    choices                                -   Request Transcripts-don’t wait until
-   If interested in a Sport contact the       the last minute
    coach at the college                   -   For Financial Aid information and
-   Take the PSAT                              forms go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
-   Attend any local College Fairs         -   Attend Financial Aid and College
-   Begin to visit Colleges                    Night
-   Register for the SAT’s                 -   Research Local and National
    (www.collegeboard.com)                     Scholarships
-   Prepare for and take the SAT and       -   Reply to Acceptances and need ALL
    SAT Subject Tests (If Needed)              deadlines for deposits and any other
-   Take AP tests for possible College         information they need
    Credit                                 -   Finalize Financial Aid Package
-   Choose a “Safety” and “Reach”
    school to apply to
-   Work on College Applications
    (Essays, Recommendations-Ask
    Three people you know well and
    your Resume)
-   Attend College and Financial Aide
    Nights

				
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