Naviance Family Connection 5 things You Should be Doing… •Getting your voucher to take the SAT/ACT for FREE!!!! Upcoming Dates: •Researching colleges and finding out requirements & deadlines •Applying for Scholarships •Drafting college essays •Deciding which colleges you want to visit GPA & Rank •Students in the Top 10% qualify for automatic admission. MUST meet DEADLINES! •Weighted vs. Unweighted- Weighted includes Pre-AP/AP points. Colleges want unweighted GPA •Top 25%: 1-166 •Second Quarter: 167-333 •Third Quarter: 334-499 So, Now What?? •Pay attention to your first semester grades! Give it all you’ve got! •Study for your SAT and ACT!! Utilize the FREE study guides Ft. Bend offers! SAT ACT Tests Reading, Writing and Math. Have to write an essay! Tests Math, English, Reading, and Science Think twice about guessing! Loose points for wrong answers! Guess ALL you want to! No penalty for wrong answers! Highest score is 2400 Highest score is 36 Contact College Board for INFO Contact www.ACT.com for INFO Upcoming Test Dates SAT Test Date Registration Late Registration Deadline Deadline Test Date Registration Late Registration 11, 2014 September 12 September 30 Deadline Deadline October November 8, 2014 OctoberSeptember 9 28 October 11, 2014 12OctoberSeptember 30 December 6, 2014 8,November 6 9 November 24 28 November 2014 October October December 6, 2014 November 6 November 24 January 24, 2015 December 29 January 13 March February 13 Late Registration March 3 Test Date 14, 2015 Registration Deadline Deadline May 2, 2015 April 6 April 21 OctoberJune 25, 6, 2014 OctoberMay 3 27 2015 September May198 December 13, 2014 November 7 November 21 ACT “How do I Apply??” •Apply to Top 5 college choices •Texas Common Application www.applytexas.org •Private School Common Application www.commonapp.org •Deadlines: BE EARLY OR ON TIME “No Pie Till You Apply!” “Do I have to do a resume??” Sure Hope you Volunteered! Brag on Yourself HERE!! “What are the essay ?’s” Topic A: Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience. Topic B: Describe a circumstance, obstacle or conflict in your life, and the skills and resources you used to resolve it. Did it change you? If so, how? Topic C:Considering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extra-curricular activities might help you achieve your goals. Essay Writing Workshops •Tuesday, October 7th: After School. J-106 •Thursday, October 9th: During A/B Lunch. J-106 •Tuesday, October 21st: After School. J-106 •Thursday, October 23rd: During A/B Lunch. J106 Upcoming Events •Monday, October 6th: FBISD College Night, Austin High School, 6-8 p.m. •Thursday, October 9th: FBISD College Night, Hightower High School, 6-8 p.m. • Monday, October 22nd: HARN College Fair, George Bush HS Cafeteria during ALL lunches Senior Class Dues Package A: $300.00: 2 prom tickets, luncheon, event and yearbook Package B: $235.00: 1 prom ticket, luncheon, event and yearbook Package C: $160.00: 1 prom ticket, luncheon and event All items can Prom Yearbook Luncheon Event be purchased a la carte $80 $75 $40 $65 FIRST INSTALLMENT OF $75.00 IS DUE BY OCTOBER 3, 2014 Senior Class Dues Installment Installment Installment Installment Installment Installment Dates #1-October 3rd #2-November 7th #3-December 5th #4-January 16th #5-February 20th Packages require an initial payment of $75.00 to set up and a minimum of $50.00 at each installment date until balance is paid in full no later than February 20th.