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Life After High School. Deciding where to go and how to get there .... Seniors only To receive messages via text Text @cbb9f to 979-227-4863 You can unsubscribe anytime by replying unsubscibe @cbb9f To receive messages via email Send email to cbb9f@mail.remind101.com - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Life After High SchoolDeciding where to go and how to get there ...</p></li><li><p>Seniors onlyTo receive messages via textText @cbb9f to 979-227-4863You can unsubscribe anytime by replying unsubscibe @cbb9fTo receive messages via emailSend email to cbb9f@mail.remind101.comTo unsubscribe, reply with unsubscibe in the subject line</p></li><li><p>STEP ONEChoose a path ...</p></li><li><p>FACTORS TO CONSIDER Interests &amp; abilitiesWhat do you want to study?Career goalWhere do you want to work?What kind of job?Proximity to homeLocal? Texas? USA?CostHow much money will I have to spend to get the proper training?</p></li><li><p>CAREER ASSESSMENT WEBSITESwww.mynextmove.orgProfile your interestswww.mymajors.comQuiz to determine possible college majorswww.careerpath.comCareer quiz</p></li><li><p>CAREER EXPLORATION RESOURCESwww.careeronestop.orgwww.texascaresonline.comhttp://jobtitled.comwww.texashotjobs.orgInformation on jobs in healthcare industry</p></li><li><p>SKILLS IDENTIFICATION &amp; CAREER PLANNINGwww.careerinfonet.org/skillswww.mindtools.comwww.careers.govt.nz/plan-your-career/not-sure-what-to-do/</p></li><li><p>PONDER THE OPTIONSTwo-year college to earn Associates DegreeFour-year university to earn Bachelors DegreeTechnical CollegeCertificate / Training ProgramMilitaryEmployment</p></li><li><p>AUSTIN COUNTY COLLEGE AND CAREER DAY</p><p>Monday, September 308:30 11:00 amAustin County FairgroundsJuniors and Seniors will attendUniversities, community colleges, technical schools, local businesses and industries have been invited to participate.This is your time to ASK QUESTIONS!</p></li><li><p>BRENHAM HIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGE NIGHT</p><p>Monday, September 304:30 6:30 pmBrenham High School Practice GymEveryone invitedUniversities, community colleges, technical schools and military representatives will be on hand to assist you with questions and concerns.</p></li><li><p>COLLEGE VISITSWalking on a college campus will help you determine whether the size, location, and personality are right for you.*Call ahead of time and schedule an admissions visit and tour.Will want to visit financial aid, specific department offices, housing, and maybe even sit in on a class in session.Try to stay away from holidays (spring break, Thanksgiving) and testing days (midterms, final exams).</p></li><li><p>Bellville High School College Visit PolicyTwo absences allowed if proper procedure followedForm in attendance office Mrs. BlezingerMust be signed and turned in prior to visitParent/GuardianStudentPrincipalStudent must present documentation upon return to high schoolLetterhead of collegeSigned by college officialStamped with date of visit</p></li><li><p>HELPFUL WEBSITESVirtual Tourswww.collegeweeklive.comwww.youvisit.com</p></li><li><p>HELPFUL WEBSITESGeneral College Information and Preparationwww.collegeforalltexans.com www.gentx.orgwww.knowhow2go.comwww1.thecb.state.tx.us/ontrack/www.ownyourownfuture.comwww.collegetoolkit.com</p></li><li><p>HELPFUL WEBSITESGeneral College Information and Preparationwww.texascollegeandcareer.orgwww.texasmonthly.com/collegeguide - Texas public and private universitieswww.bigfuture.collegeboard.org college planningwww.aie.org Adventures in Educationwww.princetonreview.com/college-education.aspx</p></li><li><p>STEP TWOComplete applications ...</p></li><li><p>EMPLOYMENTComplete job applicationsContact individuals that personally know you and can be references or provide recommendations to potential employerWrite a resumeHelpful Websites:www.jobs.aol.com/hub/resumeswww.careeronestop.org/ResumeGuide/aspx </p></li><li><p>FAST FACT</p><p>Higher education attainment in young adults, ages 25-34, is associated with higher median earnings.Source U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (2012)Reported Average Earnings for Young Adults in Year 2010Bachelors Degree = $45,000Associates Degree = $37,000High School Diploma = $29,900No HS Diploma or equivalent = $21,000</p></li><li><p> MILITARYContact recruiter for specific branch of militaryMust take ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)</p></li><li><p> CERTIFICATE/TRAINING PROGRAMSNon-credit coursesProvide training needs for individuals, businesses, and industryContact agency for applicationTesting done at end of class to attain certificateVariety in class offeringsDays or eveningsWeekdays or weekends</p></li><li><p>HELPFUL WEBSITESwww.blinn.edu/workforceApplied TechnologyWeldingMachinistElectrician TechnicianHealthcareCertified Nurse AidePharmacy TechnicianPhlebotomy Technician</p></li><li><p> FOUR-YEAR UNIVERSITIESTWO-YEAR COLLEGESTECHNICAL COLLEGE/SCHOOLFormal application process requiredSchools in Texas generally use the online application found atwww.applytexas.orgCheck with each school to determine the exact process</p></li><li><p>Begin the application process ...</p></li><li><p> COLLEGE APPLICATIONSResearch the college website to determine the appropriate applicationComplete transcript request to send to collegeCounseling office Mrs. MatusGet a calendar to keep track of important datesScholarshipsApplicationHousingCreate a folder to collect all application documentsKeep a copy of everything (letters, emails, etc.)Clean up your online imageConsider a new email containing your namePictures/comments posted, along with your email address, give a picture of who you are to admissions offices and scholarship committees</p></li><li><p>ApplyTexas APPLICATIONwww.applytexas.org 9 pages (Be patient. Takes time to complete)Create an accountUsernamePasswordSelect Research Your OptionsThen, Begin Your SearchSelect a specific college or university from the scroll-down menuClick on Get University InfoSpecifically check out scholarship information, essays required, application fee, and DEADLINES!!</p></li><li><p>FALL 2014 DEADLINESUniversity of TexasApplication, 12-1-13Texas A&amp;MApplication, 12-1-13</p><p>Sam Houston StateApplication, 8-1-14BaylorApplication, 2-1-14</p><p>Texas StateApplication, 5-1-14Texas TechApplication, 8-1-14Blinn CollegeApplication, 9-8-14Just to name a few ...</p></li><li><p> COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYSIf it says Optional - consider it RequiredEssay writing allows the individuality of a student to shine throughStudents should write from the heartCheck grammar</p></li><li><p> ApplyTexas ESSAYSEssay ADescribe 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.Essay BDescribe 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?Essay CConsidering your lifetime goals, discuss how your current and future academic and extra-curricular activities might help you achieve your goals.</p></li><li><p>BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATIONpages 1, 2Choice of majorSocial security #Date of birth and place of birthFull, legal nameUS Citizen infoAddress permanent and physicalPhone #E-mail address</p></li><li><p> EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDpage 3Will be entering as a freshman for 2014-2015High School Code440575Expected graduation date6-6-14Previous college attendedDual Credit indicate Blinn information</p></li><li><p>EDUCATIONAL INFORMATIONpage 4Senior CoursesUse exact titlesBe sure to indicate whether Dual Credit or AP</p></li><li><p>TEST SCORESpage 5ACTSATScores generally have to be sent directly from the testing company to the university RESIDENCY SECTIONpage 6</p></li><li><p>EXTRACURRICULAR &amp; VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESTALENT, AWARDS, HONORSpage 7</p><p>EMPLOYMENT, INTERNSHIPS, SUMMER ACTIVITIESpage 8CHECK FOR CUSTOM QUESTIONS FROM THE COLLEGEpage 9</p></li><li><p> ApplyTexas APPLICATIONOnce completed ....Review and save all pages before proceedingCan resend later to a different collegeCheck that required items and appropriate essays are completedRead certification statementPay application feeIf student qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch, may ask for waiver of application feeClick Submit My Application</p></li><li><p> ApplyTexas APPLICATIONSpecial Notes ...Write down username and passwordAvoid the back buttonApplications saved, but not submitted are subject to deletion 90 days after the last save datePrint copy for your recordsOnce submitted, cannot make changesMust contact university admissions office directlyShould receive confirmation email from ApplyTexas within two hours of submission</p></li><li><p>COLLEGE APPLICATIONS REVIEWED FROM TWO PERSPECTIVESQuantitativeRankGPA/GradesSAT/ACT scoresStrength of courses taken in high schoolQualitativeOrganizational involvementLeadership rolesExtracurricular activitiesCommunity serviceAwards, HonorsEssays</p></li><li><p>APPLICATION REVIEWCollege admissions staff make NO assumptionsMust SEE it in writingUT-Austin recommends an expanded online resume to attach to the application</p></li><li><p>MINIMUM vs RECOMMENDED GRADUATION PLANThe 80th Texas Legislature added the requirement that students meet one or more of the following thresholds in order to be considered for admissions to a four-year university.Successfully complete the Recommended or DAP.Earn a score of at least 1500 out of 2400 on the SATSatisfy College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT assessmentEnglish = 18Reading = 21Math = 22Science = 24Statue does not apply to junior colleges, technical schools, privately-funded universities, or schools located outside the state of Texas.</p></li><li><p>TOP TEN PERCENT RULETexas students in the top ten percent of their graduating class are guaranteed automatic admission to all state-funded universities provided they complete one of the following criteria:Complete the Recommended or DAPSatisfy ACT College Readiness benchmarks or earn at least a 1500 on the SATApplies only to general admission, not specific departments or majors.</p></li><li><p>EXEMPTION TO THE TOP TEN PERCENT RULESenate Bill 175 changed the Top Ten Percent Rule as it applies to the University of Texas only.Each fall, UT-Austin must notify secondary schools of its intentions for the upcoming school year.Fall of 2014, UT-Austin will automatically admit students in the top 7% of their graduating class.</p></li><li><p> Bacterial MeningitisTexas Senate Bill 1107, effective January 1, 2012, requires all new, transfer, &amp; returning students to provide proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination.Most colleges and universities warn students that they cannot attend classes on campus without this documentation.</p></li><li><p>COLLEGE APPLICATIONSFinal StepsLog in as a prospective student on the college websiteChecklist of items requiredNotification of admittance onlineUpon your final decision, college must receive verification of enrollment for Fall 2014 BY THE DEADLINE!!In past years, UT-Austin turned away accepted students in the fall who failed to confirm their plans to attend.</p></li><li><p>STEP FOURTesting for college ...</p></li><li><p>TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVEDesigned to determine if student ready for college-level course workMay be placed in developmental class to improve skills for success in college coursesNo more ACCUPLACER or THEANew Test beginning in September 2013TSI AssessmentThree core areas: Reading, Math, WritingRequired for any incoming college student in TexasMandatory Pre-Assessment Activity</p></li><li><p>TSI REGISTRATIONComplete online pre-assessment activitywww.blinn.edu/counseling/tsia/htmlContact Blinn/Brenham to register for a test day selection979-830-4196Pay for TSI AssessmentGo to Enrollment Services$45Photo ID required to purchaseBring to testPurchased Admission TicketReceiptPhoto IDNo food, drink, cell phones, calculators, backpacks, large purses, hats, caps</p></li><li><p>TSI EXEMPTIONSSATMath = 500, Critical Reading = 500, Combined Score = 1070ACTMath = 19, English = 19, Composite = 23Exit Level TAKS (2013)Math = 2200ELA = 2200 + Composition Score of 3 or above</p><p>HELPFUL WEBSITEwww.thecb.state.tx.us</p></li><li><p>COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING</p><p>Standardized testsTimedMeasure academic abilitiesDetermine readiness for college-level workUsed to predict future success in college coursesRegistration takes place onlineStudents required to provide gender information and a photo of themselves upon registeringPhoto is included on admission ticket, test center roster, and score report sent to schoolNo changes allowed day of testStudents must provide high school codeBellville High School Code 440575</p></li><li><p>SATwww.sat.collegeboard.orgCost - $50Three subjectsCritical ReadingTwo 25-minute sections, One 20-minute sectionMathTwo 25-minute sections, One 20-minute sectionWritingOne 25-minute section, One 10-minute sectionEssay 25 minute section REQUIRED</p></li><li><p>SATScoringIndividual subjectsEach subject score ranges from 200-800Essay has separate score 2-12Total Composite of all three individual subjects added togetherCritical Reading + Math + WritingHighest Score possible = 2400PenaltiesTypically point deducted for wrong answersIf you can narrow down choices to 2, make a guessOtherwise, leave blank</p></li><li><p>SAT TESTING DATESOctober 5, 2013Late Registration deadline - September 20November 2, 2013Registration deadline - October 3December 7, 2013Registration deadline - November 8January 25, 2014Registration deadline - December 27March 8, 2014Registration deadline - February 7May 3, 2014Registration deadline - April 4June 7, 2014Registration deadline - May 9</p></li><li><p>ACTwww.actstudent.orgCost - $35With Writing added - $50.50Four subjectsEnglish45 minutesMath60 minutesReading35 minutesScience35 minutesWriting (OPTIONAL)30 minutes</p></li><li><p>ACTScoringEach subject score ranges 1-36Composite or Total score Average of the four sections togetherOptional Essay scores from 1-12PenaltiesNo penalties for wrong answersSince incorrect answers do not count against student, always attempt to make an education guessAlways select an answer</p></li><li><p>ACT TESTING DATESOctober 26, 2013Registration deadline - September 27December 14, 2013Registration deadline - November 8February 8, 2014Registration deadline - January 10April 12, 2014Registration deadline - March 7June 14, 2014Registration deadline - May 9</p></li><li><p>WEBSITES FORTESTING PREPARATIONwww.collegeboard.orgwww.actstudent.orgwww.march2success.comwww.majortests.comwww.sparknotes.com/testprep/newsat</p></li><li><p>STEP FIVEPaying for college ...</p></li><li><p>COLLEGE COSTSCosts vary greatly from school to schoolState-supported (public) institutions are less expensive than privatePublic junior colleges and technical schools are less expensive than 4-year universitiesDo some comparison shopping</p></li><li><p>FINANCIAL AIDFunds used to assist with college expenses for eligible studentsVariety of sourcesFederalStateInstituionalPrivateTypesFree Not paid backScholarships, grants, waivers, exemptionsSelf-helpLoans, work-study programsAny combination</p></li><li><p>APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AIDwww.fafsa.edu.gov2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student AidPulls financial information from 2013 income tax returnsStudentParentsEverybody can benefit Everybody should apply</p></li><li><p>WEBSITES ON FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGEwww.collegeforalltexans.com Comparison shoppingwww.everychanceeverytexan.orgCareer choices and help with college expenseswww.aie.orgCollege planning and scholarship searchwww.fafsa.ed.govWorksheets help with gathering informationwww.studentaid.ed.govFinancial assistance with collegewww.fastweb.comScholarship searchwww.scholarshiphunter.comScholarship searchwww.cappex.comScholarship searchwww.scholarships.comScholarship searchwww.finaid.orgFinancial planning for college</p></li><li><p>QUESTIONS?</p></li></ul>