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Initial Things to Do - Teaneck Public Schools / Homepage
TEANECK HIGH SCHOOL
School Counseling Dept.
The College Planning Process
For Juniors & Their Parents
January 29, 2015
Initial Things to Do
• Registration for Senior Courses
• Strength of Schedule
More . . .
Initial Things to Do
• Self-Evaluation Sheet
• Parent Brag Sheet
• Transcript Release Form
Parent Brag Sheet
Self-Evaluation
Transcript Release Form
Transcript
THE ADMISSIONS GAME
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT
GETTING IN ……
A few more . . .
Initial Things to Do
• Grade Point Average / Class Rank
• Importance of Junior Year/Senior Year!
• Sign up/make use of Family/Student Access
• NCAA
NCAA Website
www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org
SCHOOL COUNSELING
WEBSITE
ACT - SAT Reasoning
SAT Subject Tests
TOEFL
• When, why, how many times?
• Benefit of SAT courses, do I need to
spend the money?
• Dates, fees, and how to register
• Fee Waivers
www.collegeboard.org
SAT
TEST DATE
SAT Subject Test Available
Register By
Date*
March 14, 2015
No
February 13, 2015
February 27,
2015
----
May 2, 2015
Yes
April 4, 2015
April 17, 2015
----
June 6, 2015
Yes
May 8, 2015
May 22, 2015
----
Mail
SAT FEES
Regular registrations
Late registration
$52.50
+$28.00
SAT Subject Test Fees
Base fee
Language with Listening
Test
$26.00 (per test date)
$26.00 (per test)
All other Subject Test
$16.00 (per test)
Phone/
Online
ACTSTUDENT.ORG
ACT TEST
TEST DATE
Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)**
April 18, 2015
March 13, 2015
March 14– 27, 2015
June 13, 2015
May 8, 2015
May 9 – 22, 2015
Basic registration fee (per test option) ACT (No Writing): $38.00; ACT PLUS Writing: $54.50
Late fee: + $24.00
How to Select . . .
and Make
Appropriate College Choices
• Know your statistics
• Know school’s criteria for acceptance
• Use the 2 – 4 – 2 method
• Be realistic
• Communicate with counselors
Beginning the College
Search Process
•Where to acquire information?
Naviance Succeed
https://Connection.Naviance.com/Teaneck
https://Connection.Naviance.com/Teaneck
Financial Aid
Where to find information about
financing your child’s college education
• Family Succeed Website
• Communities, Organizations, Corporations,
Colleges and Religious Institutions ALL
offer Scholarships
• FAFSA 4 CASTER
• Net Price Calculator
Action Plan: High School Juniors
PSAT/NMSQT®
At school, sign up early to take the PSAT/NMSQT in October. Get PSAT/NMSQT tips
and a free practice test. When taking the PSAT/NMSQT, sign up for Student Search
Service® to hear from colleges and scholarship programs.
Start Your College Search
Start with you: Make lists of your abilities, preferences and personal qualities. List
things you may want to study and do in college. Jump-start your college planning by
reading about majors and careers. Use College Search to find colleges with the right
characteristics.
Begin Thinking about Financial Aid
Talk to your counselor about your college plans. Attend college night and financial
aid night at your school. Use net price calculators to estimate your aid eligibility and
college costs.
Winter
Get Ready for College Entrance Exams
•
Use the access code on your PSAT/NMSQT score report to sign in to My
College QuickStart™. With this personalized planning kit, you can prepare
for the SAT using a study plan based on your PSAT/NMSQT results and
explore lists of suggested colleges, majors, and careers.
• Prepare for the SAT by taking a free full-length official practice test. Then
get a score and skills report. Learn which skills you need to improve. Be
sure to sign up for The Official SAT Question of the Day™ for daily practice.
• Schedule Your Spring Testing
You can take either the SAT® or up to three SAT Subject Tests™ on one
test day. Plan your testing schedule carefully if you want to take both, and
register for two separate test dates. See the SAT schedule of tests dates
and register online for the SAT.
Spring
Explore Colleges
• Start visiting local colleges: large, small, public, and private. Get a
feel for what works for you. Develop an initial list of 15-20 colleges
that interest you. You can narrow it down later. Use Naviance
Succeed.
• Prepare for AP® Exams
Register and prepare for your AP exams.
• Plan Ahead for the Summer & Senior Year
Review your senior year class schedule with your counselor. Plan
summer activities early. Enrich yourself by volunteering, getting an
interesting job or internship, or signing up for summer learning
programs.
What to Do Over the Summer
• Continue extracurricular & community service activities
• Develop drafts of college essays / personal statements
• Continue college search and discussion of selections
• Make a calendar of ALL deadlines that must be met
(application, testing, scholarship).
Summer
Keep Up Your Momentum
• Visit colleges. Take campus tours, and schedule
interviews. Be sure to bring your campus visit checklist.
• Familiarize yourself with college applications. Check
important dates; some colleges have early dates or
rolling admission.
Other Information Sources
● College Representatives
● College Fairs
● Internet
(many visit THS in the fall)
● College Handbooks
● US News & World Reports
● College & Career Center
● Instant Decision Days
● Newsweek Magazine College Editions
(August & September)
Questions?

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