Poolesville High School Class of College and Career Planning

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Poolesville High School

Class of 2016

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Administrative Staff

• Ms. Deena Levine: Principal

• Ms. Billie Bradshaw: Assistant

Principal, Magnet Coordinator

• Ms. Jacky Orrence: Assistant

Principal

– Grades 10 and 12

• Mr. Richard LaRocca: Assistant

Principal

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School Counseling Staff

Counselors:

• Mr. James Cappuccilli, A-E • Ms. Melissa Nagy, F-Ho

• Ms. Barbara Martin, Hs-M

• Mr. David Gysberts, Ms. Victoria Lyon, N-To • Ms. Sarah Pavlik, Tr-Z

Registrar: Rm 51

• Ms. Elizabeth Hillard

College & Career Information Coordinator

• Ms. Rosalie DeOto

Secretary

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Agenda

• Post High School

Plans-Where do you go from here?

Learning the College Application Process at PHS:Using Naviance, Family Connection

Requesting Transcripts

Teacher RecommendationsForms

The College Essay

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Planning For Next Year…

– College? – Work? – Military? – Gap Year? – Apprenticeship Program?

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The College and Career Center

…not only for the College bound

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Regarding

Montgomery College…

• Due date for the Scholars and Macklin Business Institute programs - January, 2016

• General admission applications can be completed on a rolling basis

• Students will take the Accuplacer if the SAT score is not higher than 550 in both critical reading and math, or if the student has not taken the SAT

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SAT Subject Tests

What are they and who needs to take them?

• Most colleges do not require subject

tests

• May be used for admission and/or

placement

• When required, most colleges ask for

math and one other subject test

• Check college applications carefully

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Finish compiling the College List

• Include “reach”, “target”, and “safety”

schools on the list

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College Representatives Visiting

Poolesville

Advertised in…

– English classrooms

– Naviance, The Family

Connection

• use the sign up feature!

– The school website under

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Now….The nuts and bolts of the application Process

Please don’t

panic!

We are

here to

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Organization is Key!

• What are the deadlines?

• What are the essay requirements?

• How many teacher

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Be aware of these college terms:

• PRIORITY DEADLINE: Students will be considered for every financial aid program for which they may be eligible. (University of Maryland, College Park)

• EARLY DECISION: A binding commitment. Once admitted, all other applications must be retracted.

• EARLY ACTION: Admission decisions are made by an early date.

• ROLLING: An admission decision is made as applications arrive at the college.

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A bit of application info…

• MCPS does not use class rank.

Please indicate that our school system “does not rank” when asked this question on

applications.

• Grading scale: MCPS uses a 4

point scale. (weighted and unweighted)

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Using

Naviance, The Family Connection:

College Search and Application Program

Web based

• Students are able to see

likelihood of acceptance to a

college based on PHS graduates from the last several years.

• For password help, see CCIC or

Registrar.

• Most college applications are

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Step 1:

• From the PHS Counseling website, log into your Naviance, account.

• Note the pages

on the left with important

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What is the FERPA Waiver?

It is your decision to waive or not waive your right to read your recommendations.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT

US Department of Education:

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Step 3:

Finalize list of “Colleges I am thinking about” -Includes important deadline and decision information.

Then move schools to: “Colleges I am applying to”

Then select your application,

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Step 4: Request Teacher

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Step 4:

Request recommendations from

teachers 4 weeks prior to the deadline

Students should speak to their

teachers prior to submitting

an electronic request for a

recommendation

For colleges that do not use

Naviance, students must give

their teachers stamped,

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Step 5: Meet with the Registrar

(4 weeks prior to the college deadline to

officially request the transcript

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• See Registrar in Room 51 to schedule an appointment • Bring “Transcript Request

Form” and “Authorization to Release Pupil Records”

to the meeting.

• Transcript fees may be

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Submit applications online

by the deadline

• It is the student’s

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Step 6:

Request SAT/ACT scores

Complete an on-line request for

SAT or ACT score reports to

be sent directly to the colleges

Please note that this step can be

completed at any time in the

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College Admissions

Office

Student makes request for PHS to send

Transcript, School Profile, Magnet Descriptions, Counselor & Teacher Recs

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A word about Georgetown…

If you are applying to Georgetown,

please speak with the registrar as

there are specific application

requirements that the school must

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The University of Maryland

Application…

• November 1 - Priority Deadline for all Honors, Special Programs, and scholarships.

• Decisions will be released late in January.

• January 20 - Regular deadline with April 1 release date. (Please don’t wait til January!)

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Critical Information regarding

the UMCP Application

• “Online”

means “through

the UMCP system”

• Because MCPS uses

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Step 7:

Check with colleges four weeks

after the submission deadline to

ensure that all materials have

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Documents sent to Colleges by the

Registrar:

• Transcript, which lists courses, grades,

and credits for grades 9, 10, and 11,

and course titles for grade 12

• Counselor recommendation

• The “School Profile” which describes

PHS

• Magnet Program Description

• Mid Year Report if needed

– Student makes request to registrar in January

– Common App schools will receive mid-year report

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Scholarship Applications

• Register on Fastweb.com

• Students should frequently

check the College/Career

Center for new scholarship

applications

• Check with colleges for other

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School Nominated Scholarships

and Special Programs

• NC State University-Park Scholarship

• Washington University in St. Louis:

Danforth Scholars Program

• University of Virginia: Jefferson

Scholars

See Ms. Deoto in the CCIC for info!

• Panel

interviews

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Parent Considerations in the

Process…

Discuss guidelines for a realistic college choice (i.e., cost, distance from home)

• Help keep track of deadlines and

requirements

• Attend Financial Aid Night on 12/9/15

at 7:00 P.M. in the Auditorium

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Additional Student

Considerations…

• Please use an appropriate email

• Keep grades up for the second

semester to avoid college

doubting the acceptance

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Congratulations!

Please contact the school counselor,

Registrar, or CCIC for additional support

301-972-7909

Necessary documents can be found on our school web page:

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