Admissions Process Presentation

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Published on March 13, 2008

Author: stevens_adm


Slide1:  COLLEGE SEARCH & ADMISSIONS PROCESS What is this process???:  What is this process??? Self Discovery Travel Meeting new people Communication Marketing and Promotion Achievement Frustration Anxiety Satisfaction WHAT IS HAPPENING OUT THERE?:  WHAT IS HAPPENING OUT THERE? More students attending college Demographic Shifts Information overload Colleges are aware of the demographic shift downward by 2012 Pressure to increase entering class admissions standards Where to Begin:  Where to Begin College Counselor Guide Books i.e. Princeton Review, Fiske, Peterson’s, etc. Websites – Princeton Review, College Board, Peterson’s (Information not always updated) College Websites Friends and Family Rankings Campus Visit:  Campus Visit General Information on first visit Prepare questions Ask for contact information (Admissions representative in your area) Understand the admissions process and requirements After tour speak with other students Stop by an academic department Follow-up visit How to Finalize the List:  How to Finalize the List Does the university have my area of interest? Does the learning environment fit my approach to academics? Is Professional Practice important to me? Can I see myself at this college if my main interest did not exist? Does our family budget work with the cost of this college? Application Process:  Application Process Early Decision/Early Action Application Transcript Standardized Test Scores Interview Other Information Early Decision/Early Action:  Early Decision/Early Action Should be the students first choice The benefits should not outweigh the desire to attend How to determine if ED/EA is right for you? Have I visited all my choices? Is there a clear 1st choice from the group? Is it necessary to compare financial aid packages or do we have a budget that we can live with? Accelerated Programs:  Accelerated Programs Admissions as a high school student Medical 3 + 4 Dental 3+ 4 Law 3 + 3 Additional Admissions Requirements SAT II Essay Possible Interview with Medical or Dental School Application Deadline – January 1 Application:  Application How many college applications should you complete? Is on-line better than paper? What about short answers? Know your deadlines Transcript &Standardized Test Scores:  Transcript & Standardized Test Scores How do colleges review the transcript To rank or not to rank? ACT vs SAT Should they take a less challenging course and get a better grade Do you send a resume out without reviewing it first? How does the SAT help colleges? What if my child has not done well on either SAT or grades? Interview:  Interview Take advantage if at all possible Some schools require it so it may make a difference Student should be prepared to speak about positive and negative aspects of their academic career Make sure student has questions to ask at the end. Other Information:  Other Information Essay Special programs Letters of Recommendation Resume of activities Drawings, projects, awards Where can you go wrong:  Where can you go wrong Getting a late start Listening to opinions instead of doing your homework Not visiting the colleges Not listening to your children Waiting until the end to sit down and discuss the financial aspects of selecting a college Freshman Applicant Timeline:  Freshman Applicant Timeline October December January November 15 January 15 February 1 December 15 February 15 March 15 January 8 March 8 May 1 Early Decision I Early Decision II Regular Take SAT’s by: Apply by: Decision by: Deposit by: Admission Requirements:  Admission Requirements Application Stevens Paper or Common Application ($55 application fee) Stevens Web or Common Application (fee waived) Official Transcripts (with senior grades) Recommendations (1 Counselor, 1 Teacher) SAT I or ACT exams (SAT II not required) Essay Interview On-campus required within 250 mile radius Strongly encouraged for those outside the area telephone interview if unable to visit Accepted Student Profile:  Accepted Student Profile 49% Acceptance Rate Average GPA 3.7 Challenging course load 54% are in the top 10% of their class 84% are in the top 25% of their class 25th-75th Percentile SAT scores 1170-1360 Actively involved in extra-curricular activities Volunteer work / part-time job

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