College Open Houses and Information Sessions 2017-18
Wake Tech Open House, Spring 2018
Southern Wake Tech campus (formerly Main campus) Saturday, April 7th 9 am to noon
Visit Colgate University March 31 April 7, 14, 21, 28 Register at colgate.edu/visit
UNC-CHARLOTTE OPEN HOUSE April 21, 2018 Admissions.uncc.edu
Georgia Southern University Open House April 7, 2018 GeorgiaSouthern.edu/admissions
Seton Hall University Open House April 22
Case Western Reserve University Spring Open Houses March 30, April 6,13& 20 case.edu/admission/visit
Winston-Salem State University Visitation Day, sponsored by the National Alumni Association, Raleigh Wake-Chapter Open to all high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with at least a 2.0 GPA. Parents are welcome to attend, however, chaperones will be accompanying students. Transportation is provided. Saturday, April 2018 7:00am to 5:00 pm Cost: $20.00 per person (students or parents) Deadline for submitting form and payment: Friday, April 13, 2018 Details and application: see below
GoToCollegeFairs.com is offering students a more efficient way to find and register for their college fair and quickly provide their information to colleges they are interested in getting more details from. The student will register only ONCE and upon completion of the form will receive a barcode, which they print and take to the fair for colleges to capture their data in a more secure manner. This process encourages more meaningful conversations for both the college representative and student.
To sign up: Students access the www.gotocollegefair.com website. Click the "Student Register Now" button Select the state where the fair is taking place Complete the registration form Check the "terms and conditions box" and submit. The barcode is displayed - Print the barcode and its done!
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.
The PSAT/NMSQT measures:
Criticial reading skills
Math problem-solving skills
The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are to:
Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. You can then focus your preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice.
See how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11).
Help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exace directions you will see on the SAT.
Receive information from college when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.
Additional information can be found by visiting the following link and clicking on the file links below: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10?navid=tnt-pn
PCHS administers the PLAN each year to all sophomores. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) pays for sophomores statewide to participate. No registration is necessary. PLAN provides a midpoint review of academic progress in high school while there is still time to make necessary interventions to keep students on track toward educational and career goals. PLAN measures knowledge in four core areas: English, math, reading, and science. PLAN assesses academic progress and provides an early indicator of college readiness. Learn more about the PLAN at www.planstudent.org.
•The ACT is the only test with College Readiness Standards. The College Readiness Standards are sets of statements intended to help you understand what the scores earned on the ACT mean. The ACT has developed College Readiness Benchmark Scores to directly measure College Readiness Standards that are based on actual college performance of students and reflected by specific test scores. •The ACT is based on information your students are learning in high school. Every day your students attend class they're preparing for the ACT. Test questions in the four content areas -- English, mathematics, reading, science -- are directly related to what they are learning in most of their high school courses. Because the ACT is based on what is taught in high school, students are generally more comfortable with the ACT. •The ACT rewards your students for what they know. The ACT is the only college admissions test that is based on the number of correct answers -- with no penalty for guessing. Tell students to do their best, and mark an answer to every question! •There are many ways to help prepare your students for the ACT. Taking challenging courses in high school is the best way students can prepare for the ACT. It is a good idea for students to become familiar with the test before they take it, and ACT's student website --www.actstudent.org -- offers free online practice test and testing tips for each content area, including the optional Writing Test. ACT also offers tools such as ACT Online Prep -- the online test prep program created by ACT -- and other resources to help students get ready for the test. •The ACT is accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. ACT scores are accepted by ALL four- year colleges and universities in the United States, including Ivy League schools. General Information: http://actstudent.org/ ACT Test Prep: http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/index.html
The SAT is the nation's most widely used admissions test among colleges and universities. It tests students' knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college success: reading, writing, and mathematics. The SAT assesses the critical thinking skills students need for academic success in college—skills that students learned in high school. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors. It tells students how well they use the skills and knowledge they have attained in and outside of the classroom—including how they think, solve problems, and communicate. The SAT is an important resource for colleges. It's also one of the best predictors of how well students will do in college. Each section of the SAT is scored on a scale of 200-800, with two writing subscores for multiple-choice questions and the essay. It is administered seven times a year in the U.S. and U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, and six times a year overseas. For more online sample questions and preparation materials, visit the SAT Preparation Center.
High Five is giving all students free SAT & ACT online practice tests, free SAT & ACT strategy guides and big discounts on test prep courses. Every practice test is graded by a real grader (free of charge) and students also receive a free score consultation with a test expert. For more information or to get started, visit www.HighFiveScholarships.com.