2012 Senior Parent Night - South Brunswick Public Schools

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2012 Senior Parent Night - South Brunswick Public Schools

Senior College

Planning

The Final Steps


Topics

• Your List

• Application Options

• The Application To

Do Lists

• Financial Aid

• Final Decisions


Finalizing your list

•Reviewing your criteria

•Reviewing your

research

•Assessing your chances


Application Options

• Early

Decision

• Early Action

• Traditional

• Rolling

• On-Line Application

• Written Application

• On-site Application

• Common

Application

Use Naviance for

application and transcript

submissions


NAVIANCE

http://connection.naviance.com/sbrunswick

Every student was given a registration code

Create YOUR Username and Password


NAVIANCE

Review Instructions in Document Library for

Transcript Requests and Teacher Letter of

Recommendation and follow steps EXACTLY

as stated

Any questions, e-mail your counselor or

Mrs. O’Donnell at

Maria.ODonnell@sbschools.org


Early Decision

• Only ONE Early Decision

application allowed

• BINDING agreement, if

accepted

• November 1 or 15 application

deadline


Early Decision

• December notification re:

admissions decision

• Top choice on your list

• Considerations

strength of desire

your academic record

financial aid picture


Early Action

• Unlimited number of

EA applications

allowed

• Acceptance NOT

binding

• Application deadline

usually between Nov.

1 and Dec. 15

• Earlier notification of

admission decision

• Considerations

Strength of your

record

Earlier response

deadline for your

decision

Financial aid picture


Other Application Options


RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Priority Deadline:

November 1, 2012

(for merit scholarship consideration)

• Rutgers requires self-reporting of

transcript information.

• No transcript required until students are

accepted and decide to attend.


Application Modes

On-line

• Preferred by many

colleges

• Use standard English;

this is NOT an e-mail

• Must print out and

mail signature page

with fee

• Check to see if any

other components of

application need to be

mailed

• Print out copy of full

application for your

file


Application Modes

Written

• Use black ink or type Application

• Should be neat and legible

• Be sure all sections are complete

• Make a copy of complete

application for your file


Application Modes

On-Site

In-person meeting with admissions

representative

Must present unofficial transcript at

that time

Decision rendered immediately


Application Modes

Common Application

• Accepted by hundreds of colleges

• Used in lieu of college’s own application

• Application is filled out once and sent to

many

• Check to see what components are required

• Check Common Application Web Site for all

participating colleges

• All Transcripts MUST be requested

electronically and sent via Naviance


Application

Student’s To Do List

• Complete all sections - use black ink

or type

• Prepare essays - proofread carefully

• Include activities resume if

appropriate

• Include check for processing fee

• Include a response card


Application

Student’s To Do List

• Request in a TIMELY manner (10 working days for

initial request):

Transcript from Counselor

MUST use Naviance and have already

sent application to college

Detailed instructions for transcript

requests can be found in the Naviance

Document Library (found on the far right

side of the home page)


Application

Student’s To Do List

If college does not accept Common

Application or electronic transcripts

through Docufide, students MUST:

Submit a written request for

transcript form (available in the

Document Library on Naviance)

Provide three stamps (no

envelopes!) for each written

request


Application

Student’s To Do List

Letters of Recommendation (can also be

requested through Naviance)

Recommendation Forms (If teacher is not

submitting electronically)

Stamped addressed envelope

College Admission Test Scores

Sent directly from test agency

• Arrange Interview, if college provide opportunity

• Follow-up to insure receipt – approx. 3 week


Application

Counselor’s To Do List

• Prepare initial transcript

Assure accuracy of grades, courses, activities and GPA

Write counselor statement

Send electronically through Naviance or mail directly to

college (only if necessary)

• Send Mid-year Reports or other information, if

requested (mailed in mid- to late February)

• Send Final Transcript to college student will

attend (notification to counselors in May during Senior Exit

interview, sent in beginning of July)


Special Notes

• Athletes

NCAA Clearinghouse (student must register online

and request submission of transcripts)

• Visual Arts Major

Portfolio Review

• Performing Arts Majors

Audition

• Special Needs Students

Documentation of disability and accommodations


Financial Aid Types

NEED-BASED AID

Grants

Loans

Work Study

SCHOLARSHIPS

Academic

Record

Special

Talent

Special

Criteria


Financial Aid Applications

COLLEGE COST - FAMILY CONTRIBUTION = NEED

• CSS Profile

Required by SOME

colleges, usually

privates

Deadline determined

by college

Supplements FAFSA

Requests more

information than

FAFSA

• FAFSA

Required by ALL

colleges

File as soon

AFTER January 1,

2013 as possible

Used to determine

Federal, State,

and College aid


Scholarship Applications

• College-based

• Agency or Company-based

• Organization-sponsored

• Locally-sponsored (begins in March)

• Check Naviance regularly for new

Scholarship Opportunities

• Scholarship monies awarded to

students from any source usually

become part of the student’s overall

financial aid package.


FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

WEDNESDAY,

NOVEMBER 29, 2012

SBHS

7PM


College Fairs

Middlesex Community College

Thursday, October 4 th 2012

6:00-8:00 PM

Physical Education Building

Over 100 Colleges/Universities Attending!


Career Fair

South Brunswick High School

October 18, 2012

6:00 - 8:00 PM


Final Decisions

The Colleges' Responses

• Accept

• Defer: only with Early

Decision or Early Action

• Denied

• Wait List


Deferred?

Update your application/

transcript


Send letter of strong

interest

Accepted?



Note deadline for response

and send in deposit

If not interested, send letter

informing college

Final Decisions

The Student’s Response

Not accepted?

Review your list/make sure

you have options

Wait Listed?



Call and/or write indicating

STRONG interest

If not interested, inform

college


Guidance Website

Please consult the SBHS website

and click on the Guidance link for

all of your updated information and

link to Naviance.

www.sbschools.org


Just 4 Seniors Parents’ Workshop

Helping Your Child (and Yourself!)

Successfully Transition to

Life After High School

Tuesday, October 9 th, 2012

South Brunswick High School Library

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Pickens and the SBHS B.R.I.D.G.E. Center

Please Register at SBPA@SBParents.org


PARKING – PSAT CONFUSION

We are re-sending user names and

passwords out to all of our families in

the next few days. You will receive

this information via regular mail. You

can then go on to register and pay

for programs.

Thanks for your patience


THANK YOU

FOR

COMING!!!

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