Senior Year & Beyond 2012-2013. High School Counselors  Crisis Counseling  Group Counseling  Career Counseling  Academic Counseling  Individual Counseling

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  • Senior Year & Beyond2012-2013

  • High School CounselorsCrisis CounselingGroup CounselingCareer CounselingAcademic CounselingIndividual CounselingPlanning your Future

  • AgendaWhere do I start?

    How do I decide what to do after high school?

    How do I decide on a college?

    What should I be doing now?

    When and how do I apply to college?

    How do I get into college?

    How do I pay for college?

  • Recommended College Prep Courses

    EnglishFour years of English

    MathematicsThree years of mathematics, including rigorous courses in AlgebraI, Geometry, and AlgebraII

    Natural SciencesThree years of science, including rigorous courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

    Social StudiesThree years of social studies

    Additional CoursesSome colleges and universities require other classes as prerequisites for admission, such as two or more years of the same foreign language or courses in the visual arts, music, theater, drama, dance, computer science, etc.*Specific high school course requirements vary from institution to institution. Be sure to check with the schools you're interested in to see what they recommend or require.

  • Senior YearGet organized start a folder save EVERYTHINGCollege VisitsCounselor meetingLetters of RecommendationCollege ApplicationsScholarshipsFinancial AidUtilize Career Cruising

  • High School E-MailSenior InfoCollege Rep VisitsScholarship InfoFinancial Aid InfoDeadlines

  • Choosing a College

  • 15 Michigan Public UniversitiesCentral MichiganEastern MichiganFerris StateGrand Valley StateLake Superior StateMichigan StateMichigan TechNorthern Michigan

    Oakland UniversitySaginaw Valley StateUniversity of Michigan Ann ArborUniversity of Michigan DearbornUniversity of Michigan FlintWestern MichiganWayne State

  • College Visits

    College representatives will be visiting Swartz Creek High School starting this week. Sign up in the counseling office.

  • What do I need to get accepted into a college?

  • College Admission CriteriaAcademic Performance (Cumulative/Core)Class RankStrength of CurriculumRecent trends in academic performanceACT ScoreRecommendationsLeadership, talents, conduct, and diversity of experiencePersonal EssaysInterviews

  • Averages for AdmissionUNIVERSITY GPA ACT

    Michigan State3.4-3.823-27Central Michigan3.322Saginaw Valley3.322U of M Flint3.422U of M Ann Arbor3.828-32

  • ACT Test Dates 2012/2013Test Date

    September 8, 2012

    October 22, 2011(SCHS)

    December 8, 2012(SCHS)

    February 9, 2013

    April 13, 2013

    June 8, 2013 (SCHS)Registration Deadline

    August 12, 2012

    September 21, 2012

    November 2, 2012

    January 11, 2013

    March 8, 2013

    May 3, 2013

  • Request a

  • Application ProcessMAILComplete application

    Attach check/money order, letters of recommendation, essay, etc.

    Turn in to high school counselor

    Counselor completes his/her portion, attaches transcript and mails to college/universityONLINEComplete application via website (credit card)

    Print counselor page and hand in to high school guidance counselor

    Counselor completes his/her portion, attaches transcript and mails to college/universityRequest a transcript (


    Free Application for Federal Student Aid online access

    Financial Aid Night January 2012

  • Financial AidFree Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA)Need-based money provided for post-secondary education

    Grants (do not have to repay)

    Student Loans (must repay)(MUST fill out the FAFSA to qualify for low interest student loans)

    Reapply every year

  • Filling out the FAFSA Online Application

    Parents and student apply for pin number electronic signature (website -

    FAFSA ON THE WEB WORKSHEET - optional Complete online application between January 1st June 30th

  • State of Michigan Scholarships and GrantsChildren of Veterans Tuition GrantGEAR UP Michigan ScholarshipMichigan Competitive ScholarshipMichigan Merit AwardMichigan Tuition GrantTuition Incentive ProgramRobert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

  • SCHOLARSHIPSApply early!

    See high school website ( (Guidance Office)

    Academic (high GPA and ACT)


    Private, Groups, Organizations

  • Scholarship Website

  • Student/Counselor MeetingBe ready for your counselor meeting Bring the following items:Counselor verification form (if applied online)Letters of recommendation (to be mailed with other items)All questions ?????

  • Swartz Creek High SchoolGuidance Counselors

    Cheryl Reger A-G(810) 591-1870

    Daniel Nolen H-N(810) 591-1869

    Michelle HorningO-Z(810) 591-1868