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Plans Beyond

High School

What you need to know

DSF Counseling Department

Decisions, Decisions:
Planning

to attend a 4 year
college/university
Planning to attend a
community/technical college
Planning to join the military
Entering the world of work

Joining the Military:


ASVAB

testing February 10, 2016


Recruiters often here during lunches
Also at College/Career Night
Varina High School

November 4, 2015 from 6:00-8:00

Attending Community College:


See

your counselor to discuss


programs/options
Directions and applications online
Make arrangements to take Placement
Tests

Times and dates are on-line

Transcript

sent at the end of the year

Attending a 4 year
College/University:
Decide

on the schools to which you would like


to apply
Know the deadlines for
applications/scholarships
Complete and send your part of the application
along with fees directly to the school
Obtain a college folder from the counseling
office and complete it
Use the folder to submit transcript requests
Submit requests for teacher recommendations

What is a college folder?

Each senior has a folder that keeps all forms together

This is how we keep track of what we have sent to


colleges on your behalf

Outside of the folder is used to request transcript for


EACH college/university

Inside are directions for the application process, a


release for parents, student self-assessment, and
parental questionnaire

What do I do with all this?


Read

over all information


Fill out the front with the information
needed for each college application
Complete student self assessment and
parental questionnaire

Different Types of Applications


Common
School

Application

specific

Common Application
Many

schools use the common


application
Follow instructions/tutorials for filling out
information
Common Application

School Specific Applications

Fill out all necessary information

Make sure you have a valid email address that YOU will check
often

Invite teachers to write letter of recommendation, if needed

Download Secondary School Report(if needed) and turn in


with the folder or enter counselors email and form will be
sent by the school

Many of the secondary school forms are found in on


Freeman website under school counseling

Transcript Information:
Information

included on transcript:

All high school credits with final grade


Both weighted and unweighted GPA
Class rank

First

2 transcripts are free, $5.00 each after that

Two

week turn around

Be aware of early decision/regular decision dates!

What is included with the


transcript?
SAT/ACT

scores that we have on file

Profile

explaining Freeman: the courses we offer,


grading, etc.

Counselor

letter of recommendation if requested

How do I get a letter of


recommendation?
For

counselors: Fill out the self-assessment, the


parent/guardian form and the waiver

For

teachers:

Talk to them early so they have plenty of time to


prepare

Counseling

office DOESNT handle teacher letters


except for JMU and Va. Tech

What is the difference between


early decision and early action?

How do I get mid-year grades and


final grades sent?
At

the semester we will announce when you


should come request mid year grades

Make

sure you print and bring to us the


appropriate forms (mid-year and final)

At

end of year, final transcript card is completed


prior to graduation

I am planning to play sports in


college

Dont

forget to register with the NCAA clearing


house. A transcript of grades must be sent.

Need

to request transcript electronically using


your on-line NCAA account

How do I pay for all of


this?

Financial Aid information through GRASP


representative, Mrs. Andrews beginning
September 17th (Thursdays)

Sign up to see her in the counseling office

Scholarship newsletter published every 2


weeks: posted on Rebel Hub

Enjoy Senior Year