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  • Senior Year & Beyond 2011-2012
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  • High School Counselors Crisis Counseling Group Counseling Career Counseling Academic Counseling Individual Counseling Planning your Future
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  • Agenda Where do I start? How do I decide what to do after high school? How do I decide on a college? What should I be doing now? When and how do I apply to college? How do I get into college? How do I pay for college?
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  • Recommended College Prep Courses EnglishFour years of English MathematicsThree years of mathematics, including rigorous courses in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Natural SciencesThree years of science, including rigorous courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Social StudiesThree years of social studies Additional CoursesSome colleges and universities require other classes as prerequisites for admission, such as two or more years of the same foreign language or courses in the visual arts, music, theater, drama, dance, computer science, etc.*Specific high school course requirements vary from institution to institution. Be sure to check with the schools you're interested in to see what they recommend or require.
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  • ACT Test Dates 2011/2012 Test Date June 9, 2011 (SCHS) September 11, 2011 October 22, 2011(SCHS) February 11, 2012 April 14, 2012 June 9, 2012(SCHS) Registration Deadline May 6, 2011 August 12, 2011 September 16, 2011 January 13, 2012 March 9, 2012 May 4, 2012
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  • Senior Year Get organized start a folder save EVERYTHING College Visits Counselor meeting Letters of Recommendation College Applications Scholarships Financial Aid Utilize Career Cruising
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  • Student/Counselor Meeting Be ready for your counselor meeting Bring the following items: Counselor verification form (if applied online) Letters of recommendation (to be mailed with other items) All questions ?????
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  • Choosing a College Right Course Right Course of Study Right Price Right Price RightAtmosphere
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  • 15 Michigan Public Universities Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Ferris State Grand Valley State Lake Superior State Michigan State Michigan Tech Northern Michigan Oakland University Saginaw Valley State University of Michigan Ann Arbor University of Michigan Dearborn University of Michigan Flint Western Michigan Wayne State
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  • College Visits ITT Tech9/21/11 MSU9/22/11 Grand Valley State University9/28/11 Kettering University10/4/11 U of D Mercy10/5/11 Baker College10/12/11 Northern Michigan University10/18/11 Ferris State University10/21/11 Central Michigan University10/26/11 Western Michigan University10/26/11 Spring Arbor University10/28/11 Wayne State University11/2/11 Hope College11/7/11
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  • What do I need to get accepted into a college?
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  • College Admission Criteria Academic Performance ( Cumulative/Core) Class Rank Strength of Curriculum Recent trends in academic performance ACT Score Recommendations Leadership, talents, conduct, and diversity of experience Personal Essays Interviews
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  • Averages for Admission UNIVERSITY GPA ACT Michigan State3.4-3.823-27 Central Michigan3.322 Saginaw Valley3.322 U of M Flint3.422 U of M Ann Arbor3.828-32
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  • Application Process MAIL Complete application Attach check/money order, letters of recommendation, essay, etc. Turn in to high school counselor Counselor completes his/her portion, attaches transcript and mails to college/university ONLINE Complete application via website (credit card) Print counselor page and hand in to high school guidance counselor Counselor completes his/her portion, attaches transcript and mails to college/university Request a transcript (
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  • Request a Transcript
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  • FINANCIAL AID FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid online access Financial Aid Night January 2012
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  • Financial Aid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Need-based money provided for post- secondary education Grants (do not have to repay) Student Loans (must repay) (MUST fill out the FAFSA to qualify for low interest student loans) Reapply every year
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  • Filling out the FAFSA Online Application Parents and student apply for pin number electronic signature (website - FAFSA ON THE WEB WORKSHEET - optional Complete online application between January 1 st June 30 th
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  • State of Michigan Scholarships and Grants Children of Veterans Tuition Grant GEAR UP Michigan Scholarship Michigan Competitive Scholarship Michigan Merit Award Michigan Tuition Grant Tuition Incentive Program Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
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  • SCHOLARSHIPS Apply early! See high school website ( Local (Guidance Office) Academic (high GPA and ACT) Athletic Private, Groups, Organizations
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  • Scholarship Website Searches
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  • Swartz Creek High School Guidance Counselors Cheryl Reger A-G(810) 591-1870 Daniel Nolen H-N(810) 591-1869 Michelle Mahl O-Z(810) 591-1868