Brooklyn Technical High SchoolCollege Application ProcessSenior College Information SessionCollege OfficeFall 2014

WHO ARE WE?Meet the College Office Staff! Ms. IaconoMs. Maysonet–SiglerMrs. Levitt (Scherman)Ms. BoveCollege Advisor/ Guidance CounselorCollege Advisor/ Guidance CounselorFinancial Aid AdvisorSecretaryLocated in Room 7S5

Today’s Agenda Fee Waivers Common Application Naviance Process Teacher Recommendation Letters SAT & ACT Scores Tips for Creating your College List Questions & Answers

Fee Waivers - available in Rm. 7S5 during lunch periods ONLY!Students who are Free or Reduced Lunch Eligible may receive thefollowing Fee Waivers:Exams: SAT & SAT Subject Tests (2 Fee Waivers Per Exam while in High School) ACT (You are allowed 2 ACT Waivers while in High School)College Application Fee Waivers: 4 College Board Fee Waivers 10 NACAC Fee Waiver CUNY Application Fee Waiver: Stay Tuned for the LOTTERY!!– Must apply FIRST and give the College Office your W000 #! (We receive a veryminimum amount of CUNY Fee Waivers- First come- First served! Must be FREELUNCH Eligible ONLY!)

Regarding SUNY Applications/FeeWaiver Students should ONLY apply to SUNY via the Common Application You will receive NACAC Fee Waivers for these schools Students may only apply to SUNY schools through if theschool that they are applying to is NOT on the Common Application Students applying to SUNY EOP Program- Must also apply via CommonApplication but must fill out the EOP Supplement that the specific collegerequires


Common ApplicationComplete your common application If a school you are applying to is ON the Common Applicationyou MUST apply using the Common App . You can save your application until it is ready to be sent Be sure to follow instructions carefully and complete ALLrequired essays and supplements Remember to click “SUBMIT” when application is complete SCHOOLS NOT LISTED ON COMMON APPLICATION– Go to the school’s website, follow application instructions, list schoolon “NON-Electronic Transcript Form” if necessary

Applying to CUNY/SUNY Must apply to CUNY at Deadline: Feb 1st– You may apply to six (6) CUNY colleges/programs– Complete CUNY app early, do not wait for Feb. 1!– Admission is rolling and programs fill-up on a first-applied, first-served basis! Macaulay Honors College:– You may apply to six college programs– These schools must be listed in preference order– When you apply to Macaulay Honors, you will AUTOMATICALLY be considered forregular admission to CUNY– Only 1 application is required– Application Deadline for Macaulay: Dec. 1st– You MUST list Macaulay on the “Early Deadline TranscriptRequest Form” – Due Oct. 1st Must apply to SUNY via the Common Application

College Office Application DeadlinesOctober 1st & November 12thRefer to handout for detailed instructionsOctober 1st – Create Common App & CUNY accountsOctober 1st – Link Naviance account to Common App accountOctober 1st – List ALL EA/ED/Colleges with applications Due by December 15th intoNavianceOctober 1st – Submit completed “Early Deadline Transcript Request/ED Parent ConsentForm” to College OfficeNovember 12th- All Colleges you are applying MUST be entered into Naviance Account.November 12th – Submit “Transcript Request for Non-Electronic Schools” to the CollegeOffice

Transcript Request Forms These Forms can be found at under “College Office” taband then click on “Forms.PLEASE NOTE: We do not need a Transcript Request form for CUNY Schools (Except if your applyingto Macaulay Honors because this is an earlier deadline List CUNY schools in your Naviance Account, when completing the CUNY app youwill be asked to enter your OSIS #, which will allow CUNY to access your TranscriptPLEASE BE AWARE: After the above deadline dates have passed, the Naviance Systemwill be TURNED OFF and students will no longer be able to add colleges on to thesystem. All students should be prepared to FINALIZE college lists by November 12th

About Naviance What role does Naviance play in your application Process?– It allows the College Office and Your Guidance Counselor toknow where you are applying so that we can send out yourTRANSCRIPT, COUNSELOR LETTER OFRECOMMENDATION and SECONDARY SCHOOL REPORTto each of those schools on time!– It is a paperless process and saves you time and money onpostage!– It is simple and easy and your college application is NOTCOMPLETE until you follow the steps outlined in the“Application Instructions” for Naviance

Teacher Recommendation Letters How many Teacher Recs do I need? Who should I ask? What should I provide my Teacher with to helpthem write the best possible letter about me!? How do teacher recommendations get sent tocolleges?

Sending SAT/ACT Scores YOU are responsible for sending YOURStandardized Test Scores to each of theColleges that YOU are applying to.– Please visit to send SATscores and to send your ACT scores.

Creating Your College ListConsider all the Factors! What is important to you? LOCATION Financial Aid Policy–– Merit Aid?Meet Full Demonstrated Need?ScholarshipsStudy Abroad ProgramsInternships OpportunitiesCo-Op ProgramMAJORSororities & FraternitiesSports TeamsParental InputFirst Generation going to college?Visit! How did it feel?

What is Oversaturation? What do the statistics show us?

Open-Minded, Diverse, Colorful

College Visits Meeting reps at Tech! Visit colleges! Attend open houses! Apply for Special Weekends, which includeFREE overnight stays!

College Office Events- Fall 2014 Are you receiving emails from the College Office?Do you Read them!? Several Panel Presentations scheduled for the upcoming weeks! First Generation Night – September 30th Trips: TBA And more to come .Please check your Naviance email daily! Questbridge: You must see Mrs. Levitt ASAP!

QUESTIONS!?Do not hesitate to ask!Make sure you read ALL emails that come fromthe College Office Staff:Ms. Iacono, & Mrs. Levitt (Scherman),Ms. Maysonet – Sigler, & Ms. Bove!Also, read ALL emails from yourGuidance Counselor!

Applying to CUNY/SUNY Must apply to CUNY at Deadline: Feb 1 st - You may apply to six (6) CUNY colleges/programs - Complete CUNY app early, do not wait for Feb. 1! - Admission is rolling and programs fill-up on a first-applied, firstserved basis!- Macaulay Honors College :