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Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS . .............................................................................................................................. 1 DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE . ............................................................................................................................. 3 ANATOMY OF A CANDIDATE. ............................................................................................................... 4 COLLEGE SEARCH. ...................................................................................................................................... 5 Resources for Your Search. ................................................................................................................................ 5 Naviance Family Connection. ............................................................................................................................ 6 College Rankings. ................................................................................................................................................. 7 COLLEGE VISIT. ............................................................................................................................................ 9 Why Visit Colleges?. ............................................................................................................................................ 9 Preparing for Your Visit . .................................................................................................................................... 9 The College Visit. ............................................................................................................................................... 10 After Your Visit. ................................................................................................................................................. 11 JUNIOR YEAR. .............................................................................................................................................. 12 SENIOR YEAR. .............................................................................................................................................. 13 THE COLLEGE APPLICATION. ............................................................................................................. 16 Applying to International Schools . ................................................................................................................. 17 Applying to Canadian Schools. ........................................................................................................................ 18 Teacher Recommendation. ............................................................................................................................... 18 THE COLLEGE ESSAY . ............................................................................................................................. 20 Your Soliloquy: Writing Your College Essay . ............................................................................................... 20 Essay Tips . .......................................................................................................................................................... 21 Essay Examples. ................................................................................................................................................. 21 Supplements. ....................................................................................................................................................... 24 THE COLLEGE INTERVIEW. ................................................................................................................. 26 Your Leading Role: Interviewing . ................................................................................................................... 26 STANDARDIZED TESTING. ................................................................................................................... 28 The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). ...................................................................................... 28 The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). .............................................................................................................. 28 The SAT Subject Tests. ..................................................................................................................................... 29 The American College Test (ACT). ................................................................................................................ 30 The Advanced Placement Tests (AP). ............................................................................................................ 31 ATHLETICS. ................................................................................................................................................... 34 Athletics and College Admission. .................................................................................................................... 34 MULTICULTURAL AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. .............................................................. 41 Learning Differences. ........................................................................................................................................ 41 African American Students . ............................................................................................................................. 42 Chicano/Hispanic/Latino Students . .............................................................................................................. 43 Jewish Students . ................................................................................................................................................. 43 Native American Students. ............................................................................................................................... 43 Artistic Students. ................................................................................................................................................ 44 GLBT Students . ................................................................................................................................................. 45
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2008-2009 University Prep College Handbook 2 FINANCIAL AID. ......................................................................................................................................... 46 Application Procedures. .................................................................................................................................... 46 Tips for Financing College. .............................................................................................................................. 55 Scholarships . ....................................................................................................................................................... 55 APPENDIX . .................................................................................................................................................... 58 Wait List . ............................................................................................................................................................. 58 Resumes. .............................................................................................................................................................. 60 Glossary of College-Related Terms . ............................................................................................................... 64 Web Sites. ............................................................................................................................................................ 66 Suggested Reading List. ..................................................................................................................................... 67
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2008-2009 University Prep College Handbook 3 DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Choosing the right college? Is there really a college for everyone? How does one start and complete the task of applying to, and selecting, a college? As we look to find answers to these and countless other college-related questions, U Prep’s College Counseling Office has compiled the following handbook for juniors, seniors, and their parents. Written with the intent to minimize the pressure associated with the college application process, this “how to” manual strives to guide students and families through an exciting educational milestone. While embarking on the college selection process, it is important to remember that the college counseling program at U Prep is an extension of our educational program. We believe strongly that students should carry the responsibility for as much of the process as possible because it is the student who is the candidate. Collecting information, soliciting recommendations, and organizing components of the application are all good learning experiences for college-bound students. You can expect from the College Counseling Office a well-developed college counseling program that will not only assess a student’s college options but also has methods in place for: addressing a student’s search for identity; dealing with the many facets of separation anxiety; coping with the expectations that students and families bring to the table; and confronting the feelings of vulnerability and apprehension with which students and families wrestle.
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