during Lunches - Klein Collins High School

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The College Application Process:
How to get There from Here
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Distinguished Achievement Application
If you plan to graduate under DAP, complete an
application and turn it into the counseling office
before November 16 , 2012.
DAP:
3 years same foreign language, 4 sciences not
including IPC, PLUS 4 advanced, college-level
measures (AP test scores, Dual Credit, National
Merit)
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Review from 11th Grade
Three assignments from last December:
 Research colleges-you should be narrowing your
choices
 Take SAT and/or ACT with Writing
 Create and save resume
 Athletes www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
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SAT/ACT Info
SAT -$50; register at www.collegeboard.com
 October 6
 November 3
 December 1
 January 26
 March 9
 May 4
 June 1
Register by September 7
Register by October 4
Register by November 1
Register by December 28
Register by February 8
Register by April 5
Register by May 2
ACT-$50.50; register at www.actstudent.org
 September 8
 August 27
 December 8
 February 9
 April 13
 June 8
Register by August 17
Register by September 21
Register by November 2
Register by January 11
Register by March 8
Register by May 3
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College Applications/ONLINE
 Texas public 4-year colleges: www.applytexas.org
Many applications opened August 1st
 Use the Fall 2013 application for undergraduates
 Follow instructions and PROOFREAD before you hit
“submit”. Allow others to PROOFREAD.
 Use an appropriate e-mail address!
 Deadlines are extremely important!!
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Other Applications
 Out-of-state? Visit the college website
 Private? Visit the college website
 2-year? Visit the college website
 Can’t find it? See Your Counselor
 Selective/Private: www.commonapp.org
Some Texas private schools use Applytexas:
(Baylor, DBU,HBU,Schreiner,Southwestern,U of Dallas, TCU)
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Lone Star College
 No SAT or ACT test score required
 THEA/Compass tests for placement
 Apply to: Lonestar.edu
 Lone Star Rep will be in the cafeteria during lunches
 2 times a month
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Transcripts
 OFFICIAL transcripts must be sent from Klein Collins
directly to college or scholarship committee. You and
your parents may NOT hand-deliver or mail these
yourselves.
 Each transcript (even unofficial) are $1.00 each from
Mrs. Castro in the counseling office. A two week prior
notice is needed in order to meet your deadlines. Don’t
wait until the last minute!
 Request forms available online & in counseling
office
 Send transcripts for admissions now; send final
transcript when you accept admissions offer--final
transcripts are mailed in June. A final transcript must be
requested!
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GPA/Rank
 Preliminary rank: 812 seniors
 Top 10% 1 – 82
 1st Qtr: 1 - 203
2nd Qtr: 204 - 406
 3rd Qtr: 407 -609 4th Qtr:610 -812
 Our GPA scale is considered a 4.0+ weighted scale
 Final ranking released late February
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Examples
Rank and test score info
UH
 Top 15% automatically admitted by Dec. 1st deadline
 Top 50% with 1100 on SAT CR+M or ACT 24
SHSU
 Top 10% automatically admitted
 Top 25% 850 SAT CR+M or 17 ACT
 Next 25% 930 SAT or 19 ACT
 Third Quarter 1030 SAT or 22 ACT
 Fourth Quarter 1140 SAT or 25 ACT
Texas State
 Top 10% automatically admitted
 Top 50% Sat 1010/ACT 22
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Letters of Recommendation
 These are not mandatory; check the college requirements
 Select someone that knows you well!
 Fill out the Student Information Form (BLUE) completely
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Available in the counseling office or on the KCHS website
 Give a copy of the BLUE form to each person from whom you
request a letter—2 week advance notice!!!
 Keep a copy for your files
 Provide a STAMPED, ADDRESSED envelope
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Financial Aid
 Loans: you pay back/must qualify
 Grants: you do not pay back/must qualify
 Work Study—employment through the university/must qualify
 www.fafsa.ed.gov apply January 1st—parents/students must
have tax info ready.
 www.pin.ed.gov NOW get PIN for you and a parent to sign
application electronically
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Scholarships
 Scholarships: FREE money—you do not pay back
 KCHS List: Posted online: http://kleincollins.kleinisd.net
 Subscribe to elist: Email [email protected] with
“subscribe” in the subject line—when new lists are generated,
they will be emailed to you.
 USE www.fastweb.com
 Search: employers, churches, college financial aid offices,
organizations, etc.
 There are few “Full Rides”—many students borrow and work
while in college
 “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
 Beware of scams!
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SCHOLARSHIPS
 Be Proactive
 Be Persistent
 Be Positive
 It is very important that you stay organized and
complete applications on time and thoroughly—
CAUTION: make sure the essay addresses the topic!
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To Do List:
 Register & take the ACT/SAT immediately
 Request Test scores be sent. (SAT/ACT)
 Apply for admission/housing/scholarships
 HAVE A BACK-UP SCHOOL!! “Plan B”
 Meet All Deadlines! General Rule: Apply before October.
Check all dates!!
 Request official transcripts be sent well before deadlines.
(Including Dual credit from Lone Star) www.lonestar.edu
 Spring semester: THEA?? Public 2 and 4 year colleges in Texas—are
you exempt?????
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UT-Austin
 New Law: ONLY Top 8% auto admit now
 For the 2013 Senior Class this would be those students
ranked number 1-65
 92% of admitted class is top 10%
 Engineering—SAT Subject Test Math required/Math
Readiness Scores
 Dec.1st scholarship deadline received by
 Dec.1st application deadline received by
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www.bealonghorn.utexas.edu
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Texas A&M
 Top 10% qualify for automatic admissions
 Top 25% must have:
 1300 SAT (600 CR/math) or 30 ACT (27 English and math)
 50% of admitted class is Top 10%
 85% were top 25%
 Academic Admits 13%
 Jan. 15th application deadline
rec’d by
 Dec. 1st scholarship deadline
rec’d by
www.tamu.edu
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More:
 “Lisa”: Stu Co President,number one in her class,
started college a semester late because she missed the
UT deadlines/had no back-up! (NOT a KCHS student)
 “John”: Top 12%--did not take SAT until January of his
senior year—no chance at A&M or UT—his first two
choices (KCHS)
 Plan, organize, execute.
Don’t just think about it!
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ASVAB TESTING
October 11th at 7:30 in the Teaching Theater
 Please sign up with Mrs. Tye in the Counseling Office
 The ASVAB measures abilities and helps predict future
academic and occupational success.
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College Reps @ KCHS
 9/7
TEXAS A&M during Lunches
 9/14
RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) during Lunches
 9/20
NOTRE DAME 11th and 12th graders Top 10%
10:00 Counseling Office
PASS NEEDED-See Mrs. Shaw
 10/1
 10/1
BAYLOR during lunches
University of Alabama during lunches
 9/27
HARN (Houston Area Recruiters Network)
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 10/11
10 colleges will be in the cafeteria during lunches
COLLEGE NIGHT @ CFBC church 6-9:00 p.m.
Financial Aid presentations (6:00) for parents/students
 11/14
U of H during lunches
 11/14
Lone Star –Mobile Go
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Pay attention to the loop/announcements!!!!!!!!
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Questions?
 Check the KCHS website!
 See Your Counselor
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