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COLLEGE EXPLORATION CHECKLIST

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JUNIOR COLLEGE VIRTUAL EXPLORATION NIGHT!!!

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2021 at 7:00pm

Please click HERE for the meeting link.
SEMESTER 2 - February/March

  - Have you logged onto your Naviance account? http://connection.naviance.com/ermurrow.  If you are having trouble accessing your Naviance, please email Ms.Patricia (pmarsala@schools.nyc.gov) for a reset.

 - Have you joined the College Office Google Classroom? Please check your email for the code. If you did not receive it please email Ms. Bridget (bvespa@schools.nyc.gov) for the code.     

 - Are you checking the college office google classroom and Naviance regularly?                                      
 
 - Complete the Brag Sheet and Autobiography in Naviance, under "About Me" "My Surveys."
 
 - College advisement meetings will begin mid-February/March. We will update you by email or google classroom with more information on the process.

 - Junior Class Family College Exploration Night, will be an online presentation. Date TBA via email

 - Register for the SAT and/or ACT in May/June, if possible. We have not received any information as of yet if Colleges are test optional.
Visit www.collegeboard.org for SAT and www.actstudent.org for ACT for more information.

 - Low-income students should bring in their family’s income tax form or evidence of SSI, SNAP, Public Assistance to check eligibility for fee waivers for the SUNY (including EOP) applications. For SAT, ACT, CUNY and Common App, and special programs such as CUNY SEEK/Select Private NYC/NYS HEOP please     complete the lunch form https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/PickDistrict

​ - Research colleges. Keep in mind the characteristics of a college that are important: size, location, total cost of attendance, academic rigor, majors, social environment and diversity. Strive for a balance academically and socially. Don’t stress over your intended major. Your undergraduate college experience is an educational stepping stone and the dress rehearsal for your career.
 

April

- Take a campus online tour. Many colleges are offering online tours, check the colleges websites for more information

 - Log into Naviance once a day! Check out scattergrams, which shows the college data of Murrow graduates!
 

May

- If on an AP track, take the AP exams, which will give you a chance to earn college credit.

 - Request two letters of recommendation from academic subject teachers. The request is done in your NAVIANCE account under "Colleges - Home" and scroll        down and the link is on the bottom left side. 

  - Start drafting your college essay. Choose one from the following prompts: 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful       they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. 2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? 3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? 4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. 5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. 6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? 7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.  

 - Build your list of prospective colleges in Naviance under “colleges I’m thinking about.”

June

- Build your resume of activities! Apply for summer internships, volunteer programs and employment opportunities.

 
 - Get organized. Narrow and categorize your choices. Strive for at least (3) safety choices, (2) probable match choices, and (2) reach choices. The role of the College Office is to make sure you have a range of options, with an emphasis on safety choices. It is important to have a realistic view of where your academic and social credentials will take you.
 
 
 

See You in September!!