GUIDANCE


Counselors:

Kevin Kuehner (grades 10 and 12) - #542-7186
Tessa Terrell (grades 9 and 11) - #542-7259

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

College Credit Plus
Ponitz will be hosting our College Credit Plus Parent Information Night on february 23, 2017 at 6pm

     Sinclair Community College's CCP liaison will be present along with Ponitz school counselors to answer questions and provide guidance to families interested in this great opportunity! 

What is College Credit Plus?

     College Credit Plus (CCP) gives students the opportunity to take college courses for free and earn high school and college credit before graduating high school.

Benefits for Students & Their Families


Graduation REQUIREMENT CHANGES begin in 2018 -

ASVAB TEST NOVEMBER 17, 2016 -


​​FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) - APPLY NOW!

      Parents and students may attend the following events for assistance with the FAFSA application:

At Ponitz CTC:

At Sinclair Community College:


Brought to you by kevin kuehner - 

E-mail: kkuehner@dps.k12.oh.us Phone: 937-542-7224 Fax: 937-542-7181

senior at workApplying for College

If you need a transcript mailed off to a college, please fill out a transcript release form in the counseling department after you have applied to that school and slide under Mr. Kuehner’s office door. Please allow me three weeks to send the information to colleges prior to the DEADLINE. It takes time for paperwork to be sent through the mail. Once I send the paperwork the college needs for you to be considered, follow-up with the admissions department to verify they received the information they need. Continue to follow-up until everything is received or the college has made a decision on your admission.

*Please bring Mr. Kuehner your college acceptance letters and any information that says you received a scholarship.

College Search

The college search on the website below is excellent if you are trying to filter for colleges by major, location and other criteria. It also has other information about how to prepare for college. Check it out! The link is below.

https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

*Please remember, colleges look for challenging course work, strong grades, and extracurricular activities when accepting students. Keep your eyes on the prize and continue working hard your senior year. Colleges will notice your efforts!

College Search for Athletes

If you are trying to play sports in college, the first thing you should do is register with the NCAA elgibility center at http://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA_EMS.html#

The link below will be helpful pairing you up with a school that matches your current academic and athletic standing.

http://www.ncsasports.org/

College Visits

If you are interested in doing a college visit, most schools have days set aside for students to see the school. These dates will most likely be posted on the schools website. Search the internet for “Ohio University college visit” or whatever school you are interested in attending. In addition, you can contact the admissions department of the school you would like to visit. The admission department phone number is on the internet as well. If a college visit can’t be found, come ask your counselor for days when you can visit a particular college.


During college visits, some helpful steps to take:

*Make an appointment with an admissions counselor and bring your transcript and resume to this appointment.

*Schedule a meeting with the department you are interested in and talk with them about their program.

*Sit in on a class

*Stop by the financial aid office to inquire about financial aid and scholarships.


Scholarships

The Dayton Public Schools Website has a “how to” process for obtaining scholarships as well as a list of scholarships by deadline on a calendar. Search the internet for the scholarship by name to find more information and links.

Dayton Public Schools Website:

http://www.dps.k12.oh.us/students-parents/student-education/scholarship-opportunities.html

*Contact the financial aid offices of the colleges you are interested in to find out what applications exist for merit-based or need-based scholarships.

*Visit the college websites. Colleges post their scholarships differently. They may be posted on a financial aid page, scholarship page, or even the individual department/college major websites.

Community Progress Institute Scholarship: Apply online at cpidayton.org 

Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship: www.dmcsp.org 

Dayton Foundation Scholarships: www.daytonfoundation.org 

Other helpful external scholarship search engine websites:

Microscholarships are available at https://www.raise.me/

A guide for co-op programs: www.waceinc.org

www.ohiomeanssuccess.org

Scholarship match tool: www.studentscholarships.org

Check all military websites for scholarships: http://www.defense.gov/Sites

http://www.naacpdayton.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=96&Itemid=95 (scholarship information section about halfway down page)

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/

http://www.fastweb.com/

http://mycollegedollars.hyfnrsx1.com/

www.schoolsoup.com

https://www.scholarships.com/

Financial Aid

www.fafsa.ed.gov

http://www.finaid.org/

https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/

ACT Testing:

     The ACT is an achievement test measuring what a student has learned in school. It has five components which are English, Mathematics, Reading, Science and an optional writing test. Most colleges require the ACT to be admitted. Some colleges require the optional writing test, so it is strongly advised to take the writing test as well.

ACT TEST DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
September 10, 2016 August 5, 2016
October 22, 2016   September 16, 2016
December 10, 2016   November 4, 2016
February 11, 2017*  January 13, 2017
April 8, 2017     March 3, 2017
June 10, 2017   May 5, 2017

ACT Facts:

      *f you have not yet picked up a fee waiver verification form, you need to do so as soon as possible.

      *When the form is verified, you will get your fee waiver.

      *Keep in mind that a photo must be uploaded to complete your registration.

CLICK FOR MORE: http://www.actstudent.org/

SAT Testing:

     The SAT is an aptitude test which measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. Some colleges may require this test.

SAT TEST DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAIL  PHONE/ONLINE DEADLINE FOR CHANGES

Oct. 1, 2016

Sept. 1, 2016 Sept. 13, 2016 Sept. 20, 2016 Sept. 20, 2016

Nov. 5, 2016

Oct. 7, 2016 Oct. 18, 2016 Oct. 25, 2016 Oct. 25, 2016

Dec. 3, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Nov. 22, 2016 Nov. 22, 2016

Jan. 21, 2017

Dec. 21, 2016 Jan. 3, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017

March 11, 2017

Feb. 10, 2017 Feb. 21, 2017 Feb. 28, 2017 Feb. 28, 2017

May 6, 2017

Apr. 7, 2017 Apr. 18, 2017 Apr. 25, 2017 Apr. 25, 2017

June 3, 2017

May 9, 2017 May 16, 2017 May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017
         

SAT Facts:

*If you have not yet picked up a fee waiver verification form, you need to do so as soon as possible.

*When the form is verified, you will get your fee waiver.

CLICK FOR MORE: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/

ACT and SAT Test Preparation:

The counseling department has test preparation booklets for the ACT and SAT sitting on the table outside our offices. Also, check with libraries to see if they loan out test preparation books.

Khan Academy: Test preparation at https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep

Ohio Means Jobs Websitehttps://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/Assessments/Home.aspx

Other test preparation websites:

Air Test Prephttp://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/students-and-families/

www.march2success.com

www.number2.com

http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/

www.kaptest.com

http://www.princetonreview.com/

Career Exploration:

https://jobseeker.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

http://www.defense.gov/Sites

 

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