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Weber School Academics

From the College Advising Office

UGA EARLY ACTION DECISION

Many of you already know that the EA admission decisions at UGA will be released online Friday, November 17 in the afternoon. They have not published an exact time; you will receive notification when the decisions are ready. Be mindful of the potential admission decisions you can receive: Admit, Defer or Deny. For more information about these decisions, please see the UGA admission blog.

Key Dates

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

FAFSA is for federal financial aid
CSS Profile is for institutional aid (grants, merit aid)

If you’re applying Early Decision, and you intend to apply for financial aid, confirm if the college or university requires the CSS Profile. Both of these forms are available and can be completed early in the application process. For the FAFSA, please be aware that you can use prior prior tax year (2015) information.

Information for Seniors

If you missed the program Accessing College for Students with Learning Differences, click here for the presentation.

Questions to consider when choosing a college for a student with a learning difference:

  • Do I qualify? What documents are needed to support my application for services?
  • Are there additional fees for support services?
  • What are the most commonly used accommodations?
  • How many students on campus use support services? What is the percentage within the overall student population?
  • Who does the academic advising for students with disabilities?
  • Does the college offer waivers or substitutions for courses, especially foreign(world) language and math?
  • Are there remedial/developmental classes available?
  • Does the staff of the Counseling Center and faculty in general collaborate well with the staff of the Disabilities Services Center?
  • Are there any support groups available?
  • What kind of tutoring is available and what is the cost?
  • Is there ongoing assistance available for time management and organization?
  • What kind of assistive technology is available if needed?

-adapted from College Possibilities
Rachel Sobel, Ph.D. CEP
Transitions Conference 2017

RESOURCES

Colleges with programs for students with learning disabilities

  • Loras College
  • Beacon College in Leesburg, FL
  • Lynn University in south FL
  • Eckerd (FL)
  • SMU (TX)
  • Guilford (NC)
  • Drew (NJ)
  • Muhlenberg (PA)
  • Susquehanna (PA)
  • Lynn (FL)
  • Dean (MA)
  • Mercyhurst (PA)
  • McDaniel (MD)
  • U Denver (CO)
  • Adelphi (NY)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson (NJ)
  • Muskingham (OH)
  • Marist (NY)
  • Landmark (VT)
  • Guilford
  • McDaniel
  • Marist
  • Fairleigh Dickinson
  • Mills
  • Marymount (California)
  • CSU Northridge
  • Champman
  • Hofstra
  • Drexel
  • Northeastern
  • High Point
  • University of Denver
  • Curry
  • Hanover
  • College of Charleston
  • American University.
  • Elizabethtown
  • Franklin & Marshall
  • Washington College
  • Clark
  • Hartwick

Seniors, please confirm the following:

  1. You have submitted a transcript request (SMD form) for each of the colleges to which you're planning to apply.
  2. Your "colleges I'm applying to" list in Naviance matches your SMD forms. If not, please let College Counseling know as soon as possible -- no later than October 20 -- for any colleges that have a deadline after November 15.

Please use Family Connection to determine what has been sent on your "colleges I'm applying to" page, the transcript column will indicate sent.

You can also use the college's online application portal to confirm your documents.


Seniors who have applied to Alabama. Please let College Counseling know the following:

1) If you have received an admission decision, email Ms. Prince so Naviance can be updated.

2) If you have not received an admission decision, check your MyBama account to ensure that you paid your application fee and your transcript and scores have been received. Your account will show a received date for each item. Your transcript was sent on 9/25, so if it's not indicated as received, email College Counseling as soon as possible!


#ramsontheloose

Are you visiting colleges? Show us where you’ve visited! Take a picture of yourself on the college campus. You and the name of the college must be in the picture. Email the picture to Mrs. Prince and we’ll tag and post it.


Erik Lips, Associate Director of Admission at Emory University, was our special guest speaker for our "Paying for College" program. Click here for his presentation on understanding Financial Aid.


What you should be working on now:

Send your ACT and SAT scores asap. Often the scores can take a few weeks to arrive. Give yourself plenty of time by sending your scores early.

Florida and FSU students need to complete the SSAR (Self-Reported Student Academic Record) in addition to their Coalition Application

Essays

I’m reviewing essays on a regular basis; please send me your drafts as soon as you finish them. If you have questions about the prompts or what to write, email Ms. Trousdale to schedule a meeting with me

Application review

Please schedule time for me to review your application. Email Ms. Trousdale to get on my calendar.

Overview of Senior Meetings

Topics of discussion in our individual meetings

  • Application plan (ED, EA, RD for each school)
  • Application deadlines
  • Essays and essay supplements (how many, word count, topics)
  • Timeline: prioritize which applications and essays to complete based on application deadline
  • Review of Common and/or Coalition Application
  • Create application accounts for individual school applications (not on Common or Coalition)
  • How to request a transcript

Please begin scheduling your follow up meetings, as soon as possible. Email Ms. Trousdale to schedule these meetings.

Essays, writing supplements and applications

Send Ms. Prince your essay drafts before your meeting. Please put the essay prompt at the top of your documents.

Be prepared for your college advising meetings-share your essays via Google Drive

View the college rep visits list in Naviance and sign up accordingly. Request permission from your teacher first!

Tips for your individual meetings

  • Know your passwords for your college application accounts
  • Know your social security number as some schools request it in the application
  • Update your list of prospective colleges in Naviance (colleges I’m thinking about)

Information for Juniors

Take time to take a mock SAT and/or ACT. There are several test prep companies that offer free mock tests.

Testing plan:

Plan to register and take three (3) of your preferred test, SAT or ACT. There are several testing opportunities between December 2017 and October 2018.

ACT

  • December 9, 2017
  • February 10, 2018
  • April 14, 2018
  • June 9, 2018
  • July 14, 2018
  • September 8, 2018
  • October 27, 2018

SAT

  • December 2, 2017
  • March 10, 2018
  • May 5, 2018
  • June 2, 2018


If you’re taking AP classes, consider taking SAT II Subject tests (spring 2018) in those classes, especially if you’re applying to highly selective colleges and universities as some require them.

INVOLVEMENT


#ramsontheloose

Are you visiting colleges? Show us where you’ve visited! Take a picture of yourself on the college campus. You and the name of the college must be in the picture. Email the picture to Mrs. Prince and we’ll tag and post it.


  • Academics are key this year. Remember, junior year is the last set of grades you’ll have before applying to college next fall.
  • Establish good study and work habits so you don’t fall behind
  • All juniors will take the PSAT at Weber on October 11
  • There are many opportunities to take the SAT and ACT. Make time to take a mock SAT or ACT with one of the local test prep companies. If you plan to do test prep this fall, you can do so in preparation for the December SAT or ACT.
  • There are many opportunities to take the SAT and/or ACT before you apply to college. Most colleges encourage students to submit scores from three test sittings (ie three SAT or three ACT). Keep in mind that while many universities combine highest test scores from different sittings, there are exceptions to this rule.

The Office of College Advising invites juniors to participates in college rep visits. Visits begin August 28. Steps to register are as follows:

  • Request permission from your teacher to attend. Visits don’t trump tests and quizzes.
  • Please sign up on the sheets on the board outside the College Advising Office.

We keep track of attendance, so please show up on time or cancel your registration with Ms. Trousdale.

College Admission Events and Open Houses

Interested in these colleges? Attend information sessions to learn more! Click below for details and to register:

Rep Visits

College Admission Interviews

If these colleges are on your list, schedule an interview:

MIT

Wake Forest

University of Chicago on campus off campus


Honors Programs and Scholarships

The Danforth Scholars Program is a merit based scholarship for students applying to Washington University in St. Louis. If you would like to be considered, please complete the following steps:

  • Read the information about the program here
  • Submit your resume
  • Submit an essay (350 words or less): Please describe the qualities you possess which make you an excellent candidate for this scholarship.

Please submit your items to Mrs. Prince by Wednesday, November 8 at 5:00 pm EST. Students will be selected for nomination by a faculty committee.


The Jefferson Scholars Program is a merit based scholarship for students interested in the University of Virginia. If you would like to be considered for nomination, please complete the following steps:

  • Read the information about the program here
  • Submit your resume
  • Submit an essay (350 words or less): Please describe the qualities you possess which make you an excellent candidate for this scholarship.

Please submit your items to Mrs. Prince by, November 15 at 5:00 pm EST. Students will be selected for nomination by a faculty committee.


Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)

HOPE and ZELL

HOPE and ZELL eligibility are determined by the GSFC. Please see FAQ’s about HOPE here.

  • GSFC will calculate each student’s GPA once a final transcript is submitted after graduation.
  • Transcripts through first semester of the senior year are submitted at the end of February. A preliminary GPA is calculated by GSFC at that time.
  • You can access your HOPE GPA after that first calculation by creating a GAFutures account at gafutures.org.
  • Students should create their account. You do not need a Georgia Testing Identification Number to complete this online account/application.

GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation. More information is found here.


The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program for students applying to Duke and Chapel Hill. Details provided here.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for high achieving students with financial need.


Continue to look for merit scholarship opportunities at the colleges and universities where you are applying. Deadlines are different for all, so careful browsing of the college and university web sites is a good idea.

Be wary of any organization or company that charges a fee. A good rule of thumb is to avoid scholarship programs and scholarship search programs that charge any type of fee, including an application fee.

Fastweb

FinAid

MeritAid

Goodcall

The Financial Aid tab in the Common Application also has resources for scholarships. Log in to your Common Application account for more details.

Presentations

Erik Lips, Associate Director of Admission at Emory University, was our special guest speaker for our "Paying for College" program. Click here for his presentation on understanding Financial Aid.

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