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MALLARD CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
Senior Information Night
Thursday, October 16, 2014
CLASS of 2015
Welcome to Mallard Creek Senior Parent Night
TOPICS COVERED
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
- Laronda Brown, Graduation Coach, Guidance Chairperson
WHAT’S NEXT AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?
Academic Options
The College Application Process
College Foundation of North Carolina Resources
Financial Aid Information
Student Services Website
- Patti Stodghill, Counselor, A - E, Grades 10 - 12
NATIONAL RECOGNITION
Graduation Products
- Rob Kass, National Recognition Company
CLOSING REMARKS
- Laronda Brown
Topics Covered
Graduation
Requirements
Post-Secondary
Options
College Planning
College
Foundation of
NC (CFNC)
Transcripts
Senior Year
Timeline / Dates
NCAA Eligibility
Scholarships
SAT vs. ACT
Graduation Requirements
What are the graduation
requirements for Mallard
Creek High School?
Graduation Requirements
What are Mallard Creek’s Graduation Requirements?
1. FUTURE READY CORE
Course of Study
2. Completion of a SENIOR
PROJECT
ALB EXIT/GRAD REQ
Graduation Requirements
What are Mallard Creek’s Graduation Requirements?
FUTURE READY CORE COMPONENTS
• 4 English
• 4 Math
• 3 Science
• 3 Social Studies
• 1 Additional Science or Social Studies
• 1 Health and Physical Education
• 2 Course Elective Concentration
• 6 Elective Courses
= 24 TOTAL CREDITS (MINIMUM)
ALB EXIT/GRAD REQ
Post High School Academic Options
What are my academic
options after high school?
Post High School Academic Options
What are my academic options after high school?
COMMUNITY COLLEGES - Certificate, Diploma, Associate
(6 months - 2+ years)
TECHNICAL COLLEGES (6 months - 2 years)
SPECIALTY SCHOOLS
(6 months - 2 years)
- Diploma / Certificate Programs
FOUR YEAR COLLEGES (4 - 6 years)
GRADUATE SCHOOL (6 + years)
Diploma / Certificate
Bachelor’s Degree
Master’s and Doctoral Degrees
College Planning
What schools can/should I apply to?
 Courses of Study / Majors Offered
 Financial costs
 Public vs. Private
 Class size and faculty contact
 Distance from home
 Location
 Sports programs
POST HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS
College Planning
What schools can/should I apply to?
College Application Process
Paper applications vs. online
applications
Check application deadlines
Send Transcripts
Send Test Scores
Request recommendation letters (as
necessary)
Pay Application fee
College Planning Resources
2014-15 College Admission
Deadlines and Open House
Information
https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/admissions_deadlines.pdf
School
Location
Cost
Average
SAT
Average Total Enrollment 4 year
ACT
(undergraduate) grad rate
NC A&T State
University
Greensboro
$15,288.
1285
19
8,923
16%
Western
Carolina
Cullowhee
$18,599.
1520
22
8,448
32%
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte
$19,080.
1580
23
21,503
26%
Winston
Salem State
Winston
Salem
$16,708.
1320
18
4,938
18%
UNCGreensboro
Greensboro
$19,172.
1515
23
14,753
30%
NC State
University
Raleigh
$22,184.
1795
27
24,536
41%
http://collegeapps.about.com/
School
Location
Cost
Average
SAT
UNC –
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill
$24,024.
1940
30
18,370
81%
Appalachian Boone
$19,058.
1690
26
15,721
40%
East
Carolina
Greenville
$20,831.
1545
23
26,887
33%
NC Central
Durham
$17,996.
1275
17
8,604
15%
Campbell
University
Buies Creek $42,580.
1552
22
4,,538
40%
Duke
University
Durham
2185
32
6655
87%
$61,748.
Average
ACT
Total Enrollment
(undergraduate)
4 year
grad rate
http://collegeapps.about.com/
College Planning Resources
COLLEGE FOUNDATION OF NC
All 16 UNC institutions utilize the CFNC.org
online applications system.
CFNC is the official system for sending high
school transcripts electronically using
TRANSCRIPT MANAGER
www.cfnc.org
Plan. Apply. Pay
Transcripts can be sent electronically by the student to any college, university or
community college in North Carolina via CFNC. This is free of charge. The final transcript is
also sent automatically to your college or university after graduation (mid-year transcript
not included). You will need your student ID # to request the transcript.
See step-by-step directions below.
Directions For Sending Your Transcript Electronically Using CFNC
All seniors can send their transcript electronically to a NC college postage – follow the steps
below on how to do this:
 Log into your CFNC account at www.cfnc.org
 Click on the “Apply” tab (purple)
 Click on “Transcript Manager” (left side of page under Apply to College)
 Click on “This is Me” (purple) - make sure your information is complete
 Click EDIT tab (top right This Is ME page) - make sure your Student ID # is entered in the
Student ID# Box.
 Click “Go to Transcript Manager” tab (bottom of TRANSCRIPT MANAGER page).
You will have a box to choose from containing all of the NC two-year and four-year colleges.
 Click on the NC College that you want to send your transcript to and then scroll down and
click on “Send My Transcript”. You will then get a pop-up box telling you that your request
was successful.
College Planning Resources
College Visitations
• When? Fall/Winter of the senior year
• Interviews with Admissions Counselors/Financial Aid
Counselors
• Campus Tours
• Check out the freshman dormitories – visit the dining
hall and the bookstore - attend a sporting event – think
weekend activities – ask about intramurals – talk with
other students
The stakes are too high to not treat your campus visit
seriously!
MC Seniors are allowed 2 excused visits to
colleges per semester
(documentation required)
College Planning Resources
CFNC
COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK
November 10-14, 2014
During NC College Application Week
(November 10, 2014 at 7:00am through November 14, 2014 at 5:00pm)
most NC private colleges and universities as well as several NC state universities
will entirely waive the application fee for all North Carolina high school seniors
applying online through
CFNC.org
Sign Up In the Guidance Office
to participate at school on
Monday, November 10
CFNC College Application Week Participating Schools
 All 58 NC Community Colleges
 The following North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities:
Barton College
Belmont Abbey College
Bennett College
Brevard College
Cabarrus College Health Science
Campbell University
Catawba College
Chowan College
Davidson College
Gardner-Webb University
Guilford College
Johnson C. Smith University
Lees-McRae College
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Livingstone College
Louisburg College
Mars Hill College
Meredith College
Methodist College
Montreat College
NC Wesleyan College
Pheiffer University
Queen’s University
St. Augustine University
Salem College
Shaw University
St. Andrews University
Mount Olive University
Warren Wilson College
William Peace University
Wingate University
 The following University of North Carolina Universities:
Fayetteville State University
North Carolina Central University
Winston Salem State University
College Admissions Testing
Do I need to take an
SAT or an ACT Test?
Reminder! Students MUST send SAT and ACT scores to
colleges directly from www.collegeboard.com
or www.act.org
College Admissions Testing
Do I Need to take an SAT or ACT ?
SAT vs. ACT – 4 Year College
• SAT - Aptitude Test *1/4 point penalty for wrong
answer
– Critical Reading
– Math
– Writing Test
• ACT – Achievement Test
answer
– English
– Math
– Reading
– Science
– Writing test is optional
*Score requirements vary by school
COLLEGE TESTING
*no penalty for wrong
College Admissions Testing
ACCUPLACER - 2 Year Colleges
ACCUPLACER TEST
COMPUTER SKILLS TEST
Take onsite at Community College
College Transfer Program = Admission
w/out SAT/ACT
UNC System Quick Facts
FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2013
• minimum GPA is 2.5
• minimum ACT is 17 (composite)
• minimum SAT is 800 (reading and
math)
• highly recommended that prospective
students take a math course unit in grade
12
Scholarships and Financial Information
How do I pay for
College?
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Free Application for Federal and
Student Aid (FAFSA)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
EFC - Amount family can reasonably be expected to
contribute toward educational expenses for academic
year as determined by the US Department of Education
using data from the FAFSA
- Fill out the FAFSA online starting January 1, 2015.
- Applications can be filled out online at:
www.fafsa.ed.gov
Scholarships and Financial Aid
EVERY STUDENT WHO GOES
TO COLLEGE SHOULD FILL
OUT THE FAFSA
(2 YEAR or 4 YEAR or TECHNICAL/TRADE)
How Financial Aid is Awarded
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) – results in a family’s EFC
Expected Family
Cost of Attendance
Contribution (EFC)
The amount, as determined by
Federal methodology, that represents
Your family’s ability to pay for
one year of college.
The amount budgeted for a
student to pay tuition, room and
board, books, fees, supplies and
other related expenses.
Cost of Attendance
20,000.
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
- 6,000
________________________________________________
Eligibility for Financial Aid
= 14,000
Scholarships and Financial Aid
What is a Scholarship?
 Based on merit, financial need, community service,
or sports.
 Money that is awarded. (Do not have to pay back).
 You don’t get them unless you apply.
They are work, but can pay off!
Link up with MCHS Student Services Scholarship Site!
http://mchsstudentservices.weebly.com/scholarship-info.html
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mallard Creek High School
FINANCIAL AID
Parent Presentation
January 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Topics to be covered:
What is financial aid?
Cost of attendance (COA)
Expected family contribution (EFC)
Financial need
Categories, types, and sources of financial aid
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Suggested College Planning Websites
College Navigator This federal website contains more data on the nation's colleges and universities
than any place else on the Internet nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
College Express A free resource for finding colleges and scholarships
http://www.collegexpress.com/
FastWeb Search for scholarships for college students with our free matching service for
scholarships. Also learn about financial aid and student loan options to find money
http://www.fastweb.com/
CollegeWeekLive a free virtual college fair - Students can see live streaming video
presentations from admissions representatives, visit virtual booths to ask questions, and get
more information http://www.collegeweeklive.com/
Cappex Through Cappex, you can access Meritaid.com, which provides a valuable
directory of scholarships that thousands of schools offer http://www.cappex.com/
Zinch Connect directly with 5000 colleges, over $1B in college scholarships, study abroad
programs, and graduate schools. Be more than a test score www.zinch.com/
CollegeInSight Browse and compare information about affordability, diversity, and
student success http://college-insight.org/
Mallard Creek Student Services Website
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Announcements - Scholarship Information College and Career Planning - Student Athletes
Student & Parent Resources - SAT/ ACT Information
MCHS Student Services Staff
 Graduation Coach, Department Chair: Laronda Brown, [email protected]
 First Time 9th Grade Students: Charlene Jones, [email protected]
 A-E: Patti Stodghill, [email protected]
 F-L: Cassie Walker, [email protected]
 M-R: Kristin Helms, [email protected]
 S-Z: Lorraine Stewart-Ayers, [email protected]
 Career Development Coordinator: Rebecca White, [email protected]
 Registrar: Katherine Palmieri, [email protected]
 Guidance Secretary: Cassandra Hunsucker, [email protected]
 Attendance Secretary: Sandra Hajda, [email protected]
 School Psychologist: Leah Wade, [email protected]
 School Nurse: Nurse "Cookie" Smith, [email protected]
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