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Seniors and Their Choices after Graduation. You have 180 days to prepare them!. Purpose. Unite the faculty in encouraging students to proactively begin plans for life after graduation. Why is this presentation for you!. You see students everyday! Maximize your class time! - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Seniors and Their Choices after GraduationYou have 180 days to prepare them!

  • PurposeUnite the faculty in encouraging students to proactively begin plans for life after graduation.

  • Why is this presentation for you!You see students everyday!Maximize your class time!Minimize disruptions!Times have changed since your degree!Students trust you!Civic duty!

  • If you live here, care about Davidson County and value the quality of education you provide, the following statistics reflect negatively on our teaching, our school and our heart.

  • STOP IT!Davidson County Students Need You!Only 12.8% of adults in Davidson County have a Bachelors degree.Forsyth County boasts 28.7% of adults with a bachelors degree!THAT IS TWICE AS MANY AS US!Source:

  • Economic SufferingRetail Sales per capitaDavidson County-$7066Forsyth County-$14599 ( as of April 201012.1% (

  • What do you need to know?Overview of processTalking pointsKeep them asking questions

  • Preparing for the Future!Central Davidson High School

  • What Are Your Options?Four-year college or university

    Community college or technical school



  • Selecting A CollegeLocationSizeDegrees OfferedCost Admissions CriteriaStudent Life

    Community College or 4 Year University??

  • Excellent Websitewww.cfnc.org1-888-866-CFNC Comparative views of North Carolina schools Financial aid information Online applications Career exploration tools

  • Applying to Community Colleges** Open-Door Admission PolicyException: Specific Programs such as nursing.

    ** ACT/SAT scores not required

    ** Accuplacer or other placement test required

  • 4 Year Schools: Public vs. Private

    Public Schools -Prescribed Course Requirements-Set Tuition and Fees less expensive-UNC-CH, ECU, A&T, NCSU, UNC-W, etc.

    Private Schools-Determine Own Course Requirements-More expensive More Flexible?-Liberty University, Catawba, Wake Forest

  • Applying to 4 Year Colleges/Universities: What are they looking for?Course selectionGrade Point AverageClass RankSAT and ACT scoresSenior scheduleExtracurricular Activities

  • Getting ApplicationsDirectly through the college website or through CFNC ( the college.Attend a college fair Oct. TBA @CDHS in our cafeteria.College Application Week @CDHS November TBA. App. Fees waived to select schools.

  • CFNC College Application WeekParticipating SchoolsAll North Carolina Community Colleges Louisburg CollegeBarton CollegeMars Hill CollegeBelmont Abbey CollegeMeredith CollegeBennett College for WomenMethodist UniversityBrevard CollegeMontreat CollegeCampbell UniversityMount Olive CollegeCatawba CollegeN. C. Wesleyan CollegeChowan UniversityPeace CollegeGardner-Webb UniversityPfeiffer UniversityGreensboro CollegeQueens University of CharlotteGuilford CollegeSt. Andrews Presbyterian CollegeJohnson C. Smith UniversitySaint Augustines CollegeJohnson & Wales UniversitySalem CollegeLees-McRae CollegeShaw UniversityLenoir-Rhyne UniversityWarren Wilson CollegeLivingstone CollegeWingate University

  • When to applyFall of Senior Year

    No later than December

    Check deadlines

  • What to Include with your Application

    Official Transcript Required of ALL schools. (Fill out CDHSs Transcript Request Form and return to Student Services. We will mail the transcript.)

    Essay school to school

    Letter of Recommendation school to school

  • FAFSA Application for Federal Student AidALL colleges use this applicationCannot file until after Jan. 1, 2011, however apply for PIN number early in November or December to be ready. ( )Based on familys income and assets (uses tax return)Can apply online (preferred)Loans, grants, and some scholarships

  • CSS ProfileUsed by UNC-CH, Duke, Wake, Davidson, as well as other schoolsCan apply beginning in the fall (October 1)Priority deadlines are usually before January 1!Must apply online https://profileonline.collegeboard.comApplications also in the guidance officeApplication cost - $25 (includes report to 1 school)

  • Financial Aid WorkshopJanuary, TBACDHS Media CenterPresented by the College Foundation of North Carolina, and DCCC

  • Scholarship TipsPersistence pays off.Check the CDHS Website regularly.Do not wait until after acceptance letter is received to apply for scholarships.Be careful of deadlines.

  • RememberCollege Fair at CDHS, TBA.CFNC Application Week at CDHS, Sponsored days TBA.Financial Aid night at CDHS, January TBA.FAFSA Day at DCCC, February TBA.Check CDHS Student Services website and prospective schools sites weekly for Open House and Scholarship information.

  • How can you implement this into your class time?Transition discussionsAwkward homework timesStatisticsEnglishEconomyUS HistoryComputer ApplicationsParentingDraftingROTCPhysical Education- College Intramurals

  • Ask Questions?Have you finished your applications?Do they have any questions about college?Did they sign up for the SAT?What are your plans?

  • References

    College Board (2010) CSS Profile. College Foundation of NC. (n.d.) www.cfnc.orgFederal Application for Student Aid. (n.d.) www.fafsa.ed.govGoogle Data (n.d.). United States Census Bureau (n.d.)


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