CLASS OF 2012 & 2013 Lajes ES / HS Objective To familiarize you with the resources available to both parents and students. To open a dialogue between parent and student about goals, expectations, finances, etc. To help both parents and students create a year-long plan so that everyone can make the most of their time here at Lajes. Don’t count your days … make your days count. Agenda The Big Questions College Profiles Admissions Terminology Common Application Application Essay / Personal Statement - Do’s and Don’ts Tests: SAT, ACT, & ASVAB Student Financial Aid Forms Resume Letter of Recommendation Parent / Student Workshop Review Schedules and Transcripts Register for SAT / ACT exams Review Student Financial Aid Forms The B-I-G Questions What do I want to be when I grow up? What are the things I can do NOW to help me reach my goal? What kind of college do I want to go to? Do I want a career in the military? College Profiles College Profiles www.collegeprofiles.com Academic Programs Available Student – Faculty Ratio Average Class Size Estimated Cost for Academic Year (room, board, etc.) Resident vs. Non-Resident University of Hawaii = $3,792 vs. $10,512 Military / Overseas Exception – Contact Admissions!!! Additional Considerations Scholarship Availability Work Study / Resident Assistant Extra-curricular and Leadership Opportunities AP Credit – Does the college accept it? Honors Program Academic Support Services College & University Types College – Offers 2 Private – Supported or 4 year degrees through tuition and University – Composed private resources of a number of Research – Larger colleges and grants a schools that emphasize variety of degrees research Public – Supported Comprehensive – Focus through state funds on helping students accomplish career goals College & University Types Liberal Arts – Broad Trade School – based education in Specialized training a variety of areas, Military Schools – usually smaller in size Federal military Junior/Community – academies that 2 year institutions require U.S. Senate or Technical Schools – Representative Occupational nomination, private programming and state supported Admissions Terminology 101 Regular Decision Schools will have a fixed application deadline Rolling Admissions Apply early Applications are accepted or rejected as they come in Early Action Not binding Can finish application process at that time or wait for other schools Early Decision Apply by an earlier date Binding – If you refuse offer, cannot be accepted into another college. All other applications will be withdrawn The Common Application The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of 456 institutions. https://www.commonapp.org/commonapp/downloadf orms.aspx# Application Essay / Personal Statement Do’s Don’ts Read other essays Try to be funny unless Answer the question you are Ask for help Be general or use Edit, rewrite, edit, overused phrases rewrite Use the same essay for Be personal and sincere different questions Let the essay show who Plagiarize you are Have someone else Write for impact write the essay SAT vs. ACT Both nationally administered college entrance exams and most colleges accept one or other, but check with your college / university admissions! SAT: a three-part (Reading, Math, Writing) aptitude test intended to predict performance in college www.collegeboard.com ACT: an achievement test that tests your knowledge in four core sections (English, Math, Reading, Science) and an optional Writing www.actstudent.org Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Aptitude test that focuses on four areas (Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge) Geared specifically to the military, but also a wonderful resource to gain insight into individual strengths. www.military.com/ASVAB Financial Resources: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) www.fafsa.ed.gov Help Completing the FAFSA www.studentaid.ed.gov/completefafsa Military Student Aid www.finaid.org/military Other resources are available in your packet. Scholarships The NASSP/Herff Jones Principal’s Leadership Award www.principals.org/pla The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program www.principals.org/spirit The American Citizenship Award www.principals.org/aca The President’s Volunteer Service Award www.presidentialserviceawards.gov NASC (National Association of Student Councils) www.nasc.us/studentleaders Resume Name, mailing address, phone number with international calling code, and email address are centered at the top. If you have an email address like firstname.lastname@example.org, consider creating a new one like email@example.com. Objective What is it that you want? A specific job Acceptance at a specific college / university Acceptance into a particular major at college / university Education Education – List all the high schools you’ve attended in descending order, NOT elementary or middle schools. Lajes ES/HS should be listed first since you are here now and work your way backwards. Focus on education specific to your interest, like math or science, or rigorous course work like AP classes if you’ve taken any. Experience Work Experience (if you have any) - What were your responsibilities on the job? Volunteer Work or Community Service Extra-curricular activities and the number of years you participated in them. Did you hold any leadership positions? All of these should be bulleted statements starting with strong active verbs: coordinated, demonstrated, supervised, monitored, assisted with, etc. Keep it simple, easy to read and to ONE page only! Resume Resources Adventures in Education – This site offers free samples and templates. http://www.aie.org/finding-a-career/sample-resumes- and-templates/Resume-Sample-High-School-Student- Volunteer.cfm CREW (Connecting Resources, Education & Workforce) – This site offers a free printable worksheet packet. http://www.crew.cc/services/resume/highschoolresume guide.pdf Letters of Recommendation Select a minimum of three people that you believe know your strengths and will feel comfortable speaking well of you. Ex: teachers, clergy, supervisors, troop leaders, etc. Ask them if they are willing to write a letter on your behalf. Present them with your resume in a folder. Include any college forms and other materials like stamped and addressed envelope or directions. Give them a reasonable timeline to complete the letter. Come back and pick it up at a pre-arranged time, if necessary. A hand-written thank you note is greatly appreciated! Personalized Packet Transcript School Schedule for 2011-2012 Year Long Calendar of School Events Resume Sample Common Application Sample Admissions Essays Additional financial aid websites For the Good of the Order NHS Meeting in Room 132 (elementary hallway) on Monday, August 29th after school for all members and those who might apply 2nd semester. Senior chapter members of the National Honor Society are eligible for college scholarships, too! Contact Ms. Daniele at firstname.lastname@example.org quickly. Nominations take place in September!
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