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Title: duPont Manual High School CLASS OF 2015 Junior Class Meetings Math/Science Technology High School University Communications

duPont Manual High SchoolCLASS OF 2015Junior
Class MeetingsMath/Science TechnologyHigh
School UniversityCommunications Media
ArtsVisual ArtsYouth Performing Arts
Your Counseling Staff
  • Manual Majors A-G Mrs. Johnston
  • Manual Majors H-O Ms. Leslie
  • Manual Majors P- Z Mrs. Medley
  • YPAS Majors A -Z Mr. Robinson
  • Education is a Journey and YOU Determine
  • Your Destination Counselors Can Help
  • You Plan for the Journey Ahead!

Junior Calendar/Timetable2013- 2014
  • National College Fair Sept. 29, 2013
  • Cincinnati Duke Energy Center
  • 100 400 p.m.
  • UPS College Career Expo
    Oct. 13, 2013
  • Kentucky International Convention Center
  • 100 500 p.m.
  • NACAC Performing VA College Fair
    Oct. 15, 2013
  • Univ. of Cincinnati Tangeman Center
  • 700 900 p.m.
  • PSAT/NMSQT Test Oct.
    16, 2013
  • Administered to all Sophomores Juniors at
    Manual H.S.
  • Governors Scholars Program
    Nov. 1, 2013
  • KHEAA - FAFSA Workshop
    Dec. 2, 2013
  • Manual High School Auditorium
  • 630 730 p.m.
  • Governors School for the Arts
    Dec. 31, 2013
  • ACT Test
    March 4, 2014

  • MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar

Tips for Attending a College Fair
  • Before the fair ask yourself these questions
  • Do you want to attend a two or four year
  • What size school do you want to attend?
  • What programs of study are you considering?
  • How far from home do you want to go?
  • Do you wish to participate in any specific
    extra-curricular activities or athletics?
  • Do you want to attend a school in an urban,
    suburban, or rural environment?
  • Do you require any special services? (tutoring,
    note takers, readers, interpreters, etc.)
  • Review the list of college fair participants
  • Locate the schools you want to interview
  • Check out the schedule of information sessions
  • Pre-register and take your card with barcode with

Tips for Attending a College Fair
  • Questions to ask at the fair
  • Admissions
  • What are the admissions requirements?
  • What qualities should prospective students have?
  • Which standardized test scores do you require?
  • What majors are offered? What is the most
  • What are the application deadlines for admission?
  • Are interviews required? Are there group or
    individual interviews?
  • What is the audition process? Are there
    pre-screenings? Is there specific repertoire
    that must be performed?
  • How can I arrange a campus visit?
  • How long should I expect to wait for an answer
    once I submit my application?

Tips for Attending a College Fair
  • Questions to ask at the fair
  • Financial Aid
  • How much is the total cost of attendance?
  • What financial aid options are offered?
  • When is your financial aid deadline?
  • Estimate the percentage of work study, loans,
    grants, and scholarships awarded in your
    financial aid packages

Tips for Attending a College Fair
  • Questions to ask at the fair
  • Classroom
  • What is the average class size?
  • How accessible are professors outside of class?
  • Will professors or graduate students teach my
  • When must I choose a major?
  • Do I need a computer?
  • What student services are offered (tutoring,
    career counseling, study workshops, etc.)?
  • How are the libraries, computer labs?

Tips for Attending a College Fair
  • Questions to ask at the fair
  • Housing
  • What type of housing is available?
  • Is student housing guaranteed for four years?
  • Would I have a roommate or live alone?
  • How are roommates selected?
  • Student Life
  • What special interest groups, activities,
    fraternities/sororities are available?
  • Whats it like on campus on the weekends?
  • Are any programs offered to help students adjust
    to college life?
  • Are intramural, club, and varsity sports offered?
  • How are the sports facilities, concert halls, art
  • What type of meal plans are available?

Tips for Attending a College Fair
  • Questions to ask at the fair
  • Just the Facts
  • For what is your school known?
  • What is your graduation rate and what are recent
    graduates doing now?
  • How many freshmen return for their sophomore
  • How safe is the campus and its surrounding

Tips for Attending a College Fair
  • Check out the special sessions offered at the
    fair (some examples below)
  • ACT/SAT Test Preparation
  • Outside Scholarships and Financial Planning
  • Transitioning Accommodations to the College Level
  • Finding a Job in a Jobless Economy

  • MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar

  • PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National
    Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
  • Its a standardized test that provides firsthand
    practice for the SAT Reasoning Test.
  • It also gives you a chance to enter National
    Merit Scholarship Corporation Scholarship

The PSAT/NMSQT Measures
  • Critical reading skills
  • Math problem solving skills
  • Writing skills
  • You have developed these skills over many years,
    both in and out of school.
  • This test does not require you to recall specific
    facts from your classes.

The Most Common Reasons To Take The PSAT 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.
  • To see how your performance on an admissions test
    might compare with that of others applying to
  • To enter the competition for scholarships from
    the National Merit Scholarship corporation (grade
  • To help prepare for the SAT. You can become
    familiar with the kinds of questions and the
    exact directions you will see on the SAT.
  • To receive information from colleges when you
    check yes to Student Search Services.

College Entrance Examinations
  • Most competitive colleges will require an SAT
    Reasoning test or ACT test with Writing
  • SAT Reasoning ACT with Writing
  • Take test prep courses many are online and
  • Take advantage of the Test Prep Courses Offered
    at Manual.
  • Triumph College Admissions Test Prep is on the
    Manual Website and it is FREE!!!

The ACT Test
  • The ACT consists of four multiple choice tests in
    English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science
  • The English Test measures standard written
    English and Rhetorical Skills
  • The Math Test measures mathematical skills
    students have typically acquired in courses taken
    up to the beginning of Grade 12
  • The Reading Test measures Reading Comprehension
  • The Science Test measures the interpretation,
    analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and
    problem-solving skills required in the natural
  • The Optional Writing Test measures writing skills
    emphasized in high school English classes and in
    entry-level composition courses.
  • All together, the test predicts college readiness
    in the areas evaluated and sets benchmark scores
    for college success

ACT College Readiness Benchmark Scores
  • A benchmark score is the minimum score needed on
    an ACT subject area test to indicate a 50 chance
    of obtaining a B or higher, or, a 75 chance of
    obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding
    credit bearing college course.
  • College English Composition 18 on ACT English
  • College Algebra 22 on ACT Math
  • College Social Sciences 21 on ACT Reading Test
  • College Biology 24 on ACT Science Test
  • Overall College Readiness 21 on ACT Composite
  • These are the minimum scores you need to
    indicate to the average college you are ready for
    postsecondary work - More competitive colleges
    will require higher scores

ACT SAT Test Dates
  • ACT National Dates
  • September 21, 2013
  • October 26, 2013
  • December 14, 2013
  • February 8, 2014
  • March 4, 2014
  • (National School Based Test Date)
  • April 12, 2014
  • June 14, 2014
  • SAT National Dates
  • October 5, 2013
  • November 2, 2013
  • December 7, 2013
  • January 27, 2014
  • March 8, 2014
  • May 3, 2014
  • June 7, 2014
  • no subject tests

ACT vs. SAT - Whats the Difference?
  • ACT
  • Content based - core curriculum knowledge
  • Includes science reasoning
  • Math includes trigonometry
  • No guessing penalty
  • Tests grammar
  • Scored on a scale of
  • 1-36
  • 1 composite score, 4 subject scores, plus 7
  • SAT
  • Tests critical thinking and problem solving
  • Tests vocabulary much more
  • Not entirely multiple choice
  • Includes a guessing penalty
  • Does not test grammar
  • Scored on a scale of 200-800 and has seven
    sections - 3 math, 3 verbal, plus an experimental

ACT Composite Scores to Popular Colleges
  • Boston College 28-32
  • Brown University 28-33
  • Columbia University 28-33
  • Duke University 29-34
  • Emory University 29-33
  • George Washington U. 26-29
  • Harvard 31-35
  • Indiana University 23-28
  • Johns Hopkins Univ. 28-33
  • MIT 31-34
  • Swarthmore College 27-33
  • Tulane University 27-31
  • University of Chicago 28-33
  • University of Illinois 26-31
  • University of Michigan 27-31
  • Univ. of North Carolina 26-31
  • Univ. of Notre Dame 31-34
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania 29-33
  • Vanderbilt University 29-34
  • Yale University 30-34

Manuals Triumph College Admissions TCA Test
Prep Program
  • TCA Prep is an online study guide for the ACT. It
    is extremely simple to use. In as little as 10
    hours of preparation time, you should see
    improvement in your scores. Taking the guesswork
    out of how to prepare for the ACT, it gives
    students a clear defined path to achieving a
    higher score.
  • Under LINKS Click on ACT Prep
  • You can then click on the TCA logo or the word
    TCA Prep
  • Enter your user name and password
  • User name your 6 digit student number located
    on your STUDENT ID
  • Password your 6 digit student number located on
    your STUDENT ID
  • Click the tab Study Guide for ACT
  • Click My Status for ACT
  • To view your Skills Feedback Report, click on
    either the Summary Report (one page) or Detailed
    Report (section-by-section item analysis) for the
    test you took.
  • From there you simply need to click on the
    critical need skill identified and begin the
    tutorial and quiz

Other Test Prep Options
  • Kaplan Free Test Prep/Louisville Free Public
  • Educational Resources
  • Louisville Test Prep
  • Torch Prep
  • Louisville Tutoring Agency
  • Educational Justice (part of Louisville Tutoring)
  • Jewish Family and Career Services
  • ePrep
  • Many, many more

Kentucky governors scholars KENTUCKY governors
school for the arts
  • MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar

Kentucky Governors Scholar Program - October
  • Five week summer program held at Bellarmine
    University, Murray State University, and Morehead
    State University
  • Participants live in college dormitories
  • Students are immersed in an academic schedule of
    the sciences, mathematics, humanities, and the
    arts that includes 25 subjects ranging from
    physical science to cultural anthropology
  • Noted scientists, writers, thinkers, and
    business, government, and educational leaders
    visit, speak, and serve as role models while
    interacting with students in class and on weekend
    enrichment activities
  • Student productions, publications, experiments,
    and field trips enhance the curriculum

Kentucky Governors Scholar Program - continued
  • Applications are scored in four sections
  • Academic Achievement
  • Student Profile
  • Essay
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Students must be nominated by their school
    district to apply
  • Students must have taken the ACT, PSAT, or SAT in
    the 9th, 10th, or 11th grades
  • Applications and a helpful hints packet are
    available online at http//
  • Participants are eligible for special
    scholarships offered by Kentucky Colleges and

Kentucky Governors Scholars Program - continued
  • For students interested in the GSP program, Mrs.
    Medley is the counselor coordinating for Manual
  • You must have attended the August 30th
    informational meeting with Mrs. Medley if you
    missed that meeting you will need to schedule an
    individual appointment with her immediately to
    get that information
  • October 1st is the last day to request a teacher
    nomination form (TNF)
  • Make sure you supply your teacher a letter
    detailing your interest and feelings about your
    input and success pertaining to the course the
    teacher taught

Kentucky Governors Schoolfor the Arts
  • For rising juniors and seniors
  • Three week summer program at Centre College in
  • You must submit a resume and prepare an audition,
    DVD, script, or portfolio of your work
  • Prestigious addition to your resume
  • GSA Scholarships to attend Kentucky Colleges
  • Applications are due in December
  • Nine artistic disciplines including
  • Architecture
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Instrumental Music
  • Musical Theater
  • New Media
  • Visual Art
  • Vocal Music
  • Auditions are in February and March

GSA Free ArtShopsNovember 9 (Louisville/Morehead)
, 23 (Danville/Owensboro)
  • Architecture - bring 2-3 samples of your work in
    any media
  • Creative Writing - bring your ideas, writing
    samples, pencil and paper
  • Dance - you will participate in a ballet/modern
    master class so dress appropriately
  • Drama - prepare a two-minute monologue and
    participate in an improvisation workshop
  • Instrumental Music - bring your instrument and a
    solo piece to work on - be prepared to perform
    (including scales) in front of other participants
  • Musical Theater - bring two theatrical songs of
    contrasting style (one up-tempo and one ballad)
    plus a two minute monologue
  • New Media - bring pen/pencil and paper, digital
    camera, video camera, laptops, and samples of
    your work in any media including work on a flash
    drive or CD
  • Visual Art - bring 2-3 samples of your work in
    any media and be dressed to do hands-on work in
    paint, clay, and charcoal
  • Vocal Music - perform a prepared memorized solo
    you would like to work on and bring music for
    your piano accompaniment

GSA Dates for 2013-2014
  • Applications become available in October online
  • Application deadline Dec. 31, 2013
  • Audition Dates for
  • Morehead State Univ. Feb.
    28/March 1, 2014
  • Murray State Univ. March 7
    8, 2014
  • Louisville/Sacred Heart SA March 14 15,
  • Centre College March 21 22, 2014
  • Summer Program June 22 July 12, 2014
  • Centre College

  • MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar

College Preparatory Curriculum Graduation
  • 4 years of English (English 1,2,3,4)
  • 4 years of Math (Algebra 1 2, Geometry plus 1
    more advanced)
  • 3 years of Science (life, physical, earth/space,
    include at least one laboratory class)
  • 3 years of Social Studies (World Civilizations,
    U.S. History, plus one of economics,
    government/politics , geography, or civics)
  • .5 years of Health
  • .5 years of PE (or 1 year of Fundamentals of
  • 1 year of Humanities (Adv. Humanities or HAVPA or
    specialization in the arts)
  • 2-3 years of the same Foreign Language
  • 21st Century Technology Proficiency, Computer
    Applications, or IC3 Certification
  • 4-5 Electives

Graduation Requirements for the Advance Program
  • For those students who have tested into the
    Advance Program 12 credits must be earned in
    Advanced Program classes in at least 3 of the
    following areas English, Math, Science, Social
    Studies, Foreign Language.
  • All Advance Program courses have a 9 in the next
    to last digit of the course number - Advanced
    Placement courses also count as advanced program
  • Students should take at least 3 advance program
    classes each semester.
  • Advanced Humanities or specialization in the arts
    is also required
  • A Cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to stay in
    the program.
  • Students must also take three years of the same
    Foreign Language

Diploma Requirements
  • Must meet the minimum requirements of the
    Kentucky Department of Education program of
    studies which is 23 credits.
  • Your ILP must be 100 complete each year you are
    in high school.

Why College?
  • Amount of Education Earnings Unemployment
  • High School-No Diploma 17,077 11.4
  • High School Graduate 25,288 6.3
  • Some College 28,625 5.4
  • Associates Degree 30,047 3.4
  • Bachelors Degree 40,925 2.1
  • Masters Degree 48,642 1.8
  • Doctoral Degree 66,032 1.5
  • Professional Degree 83,649 1.3
  • 2008 median earnings of people in Kentucky over
    age 25, both sexes, with a full time job - U.S.
    Census Bureau

College Admissions Criteria by Importance
  • Academic Rigor, Talent, and/or Mastery of Skills
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Grades in college Advanced Placement courses
  • Grades in college prep courses
  • Grades in all subjects
  • ACT SAT test scores
  • Class rank (JCPS does not rank)
  • Essay or writing samples
  • Honors, Awards, etc.
  • Counselor recommendations
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Interview (if required)
  • Community Service
  • Work and extracurricular activities

Explore and Research Colleges/Careers/Your Future!
  • Identify what you like to do - How do you want to
    spend the rest of your life?
  • Will you be happy with the financial resources
    available to you as a result of that career
  • Gather as much information as you can from
    informal visits to colleges and attending college
  • Search college websites for minimum GPA and test
    score requirements. look at the school profile
    do you match?
  • Refine what your possible college major may be
    and explore colleges strong in that area.
  • What careers are available to people with a
    degree in your chosen field?
  • Identify at least 10 Colleges/Universities you
    are interested in and spend this year researching
    everything you can about those colleges.

Top Occupations in the U.S.A. Based on Growth
Rate to 2014
  • Home Health Aides
  • Network Systems Date Communication Analysis
  • Medical Assistants
  • Physician Assistants
  • Computer Software Engineers, Applications
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Computer Software Engineers, Systems
  • Dental Assistants
  • Personal and Home Care Aides
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Database Administrators
  • Physical Therapists
  • Forensic Science Technicians
  • Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Physical Therapist Aides
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Medical Scientists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Preschool Teachers
  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Hydrologists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Employment, Recruitment, and Placement
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Most Popular College Majors
  • Business Administration and Management/Commerce
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Biology/Biological Sciences
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Economics
  • Communication Studies
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Political Science and Government
  • Computer and Information Science

Most Valuable College Majors
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineer
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geology
  • Management and Information Systems
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Construction Management
  • Finance
  • Physics
  • Statistics

  • MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar

How Much Will College Cost?
  • Tuition - payment for required courses, study
    abroad, exchange programs
  • Fees - registration, parking, activities, health,
    laboratory, many others they can add up to a
    thousand dollars or more
  • Books and Materials - computer, required texts
    and supplies
  • Room - cost of dorm or apartment plus utilities,
    cable and internet access, renters insurance, and
  • Food - meal plans, eating out, groceries
  • Transportation - two to three trips home or, if
    you keep an auto on campus, your gas expenses,
    insurance, parking fees, etc.
  • Personal - clothes, laundry, recreation, medical
    and dental, insurance
  • Miscellaneous - catchall for anything that
    doesnt fit in another category - think about
    adding 10 of the total amount of above

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships
  • The state of Kentucky rewards students for good
  • 2.5 is the minimum GPA you have to earn in a year
    to receive KEES money
  • 15 is the minimum ACT score to receive additional
  • Better grades and higher ACT scores earn you more
  • Students on free/reduced lunch may earn
    additional bonus funds for passing AP classes and
  • The funds can be used at any college in Kentucky
  • Funds cannot be used for out-of-state colleges
    unless they offer an approved program not offered
    in Kentucky and are members of the Academic
    Common Market

Types of Financial Aid Merit Based
  • Awarded solely on the basis of academic record or
    outstanding ability in many areas
  • Usually merit aid starts with GPAs around 3.8
    and ACT scores around 28 or is based entirely
    on the quality of your portfolio or college
  • The amount of aid increases with higher scores or
    higher talent
  • Each college sets its own criteria for granting
    merit based aid search the scholarship section
    of their websites

Types of Financial Aid Need Based
  • Need is the difference between what it costs to
    attend a school and what you and your family are
    expected to pay
  • You might think of thus as a formula
  • Total Cost of Education
  • - Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Need
  • The Expected Family Contribution is calculated
    through use of the FAFSA
  • In order to receive any financial aid you must
    fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal
    Student Aid)

Example of Merit Scholarships - UofL
  • General Admission (24 ACT 2.5 GPA)
  • Honors Program (28 ACT or 1250 SAT and 3.5 GPA)
  • Competitive Scholarships
  • Brown Fellows (31 ACT or 1360 SAT and 3.35 GPA)
  • McConnell Scholars (based on academic merit and
    leadership 3.35 GPA)
  • Grawemeyer (31 ACT or 1360 SAT and 3.75 GPA)
  • Vogt Hallmark (30 ACT or 1330 SAT and 3.75 GPA)
  • Trustees Scholarship (25 ACT or 1130 SAT and
    3.35 GPA)
  • Eagle/Gold Scout (25 ACT or 1130 SAT and 3.35
  • Woodford Porter (African American students
    selected on merit, leadership, and service)
  • Guaranteed Entrance Programs (Requirements to
  • Medical School (30 ACT and 3.75 GPA)
  • Dentistry (30 ACT and 3.75 GPA)
  • Law School (24 ACT and 3.35 GPA)
  • Nursing (25 ACT and 3.35 GPA)
  • Communication Art Design (24 ACT and 3.2 GPA)

  • MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar

Public Independent Private Colleges and
  • More than 3,000 in the U.S.
  • Come in various shapes and sizes
  • Major Research Universities
  • Comprehensive Universities
  • Small Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Faith Related Colleges
  • Specialized Colleges for Arts and Technology
  • Cost ranges up to 40,000 - 59,000 per year for
    tuition and fees alone

In-State vs. Out-of-StateWhats the Difference?
  • In-state institutions are subsidized by taxes
    collected by state government offering lower
    tuition rates to residents of that state
  • Out-of-State institutions will require you to pay
    higher tuition rates because your parents did not
    pay the other states taxes - tuition rates are
    sometimes more than double what you pay for your
    own in-state institutions

The Academic Common Market
  • If the program you are interested in isnt
    offered in Kentucky, you may be able to pay
    in-state tuition at an out-of-state school
    through the Academic Common Market.
  • Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky,
    Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South
    Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
    participate at the undergraduate and graduate
  • Florida, North Carolina, and Texas participate at
    the graduate level.

Hints For A Campus Visit
  • Schedule visits on teacher in-service days ,
    spring break, and summer vacation
  • Make an appointment for your tour
  • Visit In-session
  • Stay overnight when possible
  • Include your parents
  • Meet with an admissions officer
  • Verify admissions requirements
  • Discuss your chances for success
  • Obtain a school calendar and catalogue
  • Determine college costs
  • Ask about financial aid opportunities
  • Ask about student/teacher ratio for freshmen
  • Ask about Honors Programs
  • Meet with faculty
  • Ask questions about academic requirements and
  • Attend a class
  • Ask about placement record
  • Identify career-planning services
  • Tour the campus/classrooms/labs
  • Tour the dorms/dining facilities
  • Tour the recreational facilities
  • Tour the city or town
  • Talk to students
  • Find out about student activities
  • Inquire about campus life
  • Investigate transportation options
  • Keep notes about your visit
  • Write thank you notes

Kentucky Colleges Four Year Public Universities
  • Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond
  • Kentucky State University - Frankfort
  • Morehead State University - Morehead
  • Murray State University - Murray
  • Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights
  • University of Kentucky - Lexington
  • University of Louisville - Louisville
  • Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green

Kentucky Colleges Four Year Private Nonprofit
Colleges and Universities
  • Alice Lloyd College
  • Asbury College
  • Bellarmine University
  • Berea College
  • Brescia College
  • Campbellsville Univ.
  • Centre College
  • Embry-Riddle Univ.
  • Georgetown Univ.
  • Indiana Wesleyan Univ.
  • Kentucky Christian Univ.
  • Kentucky Mountain Bible College
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College
  • Lincoln Memorial Univ.
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • McKendree College
  • Mid-Continent Univ.
  • Midway College
  • Northwood University
  • Pikeville College
  • St. Catherine College
  • Spalding University
  • Thomas More College
  • Transylvania University
  • Union College
  • University of the Cumberlands

Four Year Private For Profit College
  • Sullivan University

Two Year Public Colleges
  • Ashland Community/Technical College
  • Big Sandy Community/Technical College
  • Bluegrass Community/Technical College
  • Bowling Green Technical College
  • Elizabethtown Community/Technical College
  • Gateway Community/Technical College
  • Hazard Community/Technical College
  • Henderson Community College
  • Hopkinsville Community College
  • Jefferson Community/Technical College
  • Madisonville Community College
  • Maysville Community/Technical College
  • Owensboro Community/Technical College
  • Somerset Community College
  • Southeast Community/Technical College
  • West Kentucky Community/Technical College

Two Year Private For-Profit Colleges
  • Beckfield College
  • Brown Mackie College
  • Daymar College
  • Draughons Junior College
  • Galen College of Nursing
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Louisville Technical Institute
  • National College
  • Paducah Technical College
  • Southwestern College of Business
  • Spencerian College

For Profit Trade Schools
  • Elizabethtown Beauty School
  • The Hair Design School of Florence
  • The Hair Design School of Louisville
  • The Hair Design School of Radcliff
  • Kaufman Beauty School
  • Mr. Jims Beauty College
  • Trend Setters Academy

U.S. News World Report Rankings of Best
Colleges - National Universities
  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • Yale University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • Northwestern University
  • Washington University/St. Louis
  • Cornell University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Brown University
  • Rice University
  • Emory University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Southern California
  • Tufts University
  • Wake Forest University
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

U.S. News World Report Rankings of Best
Colleges - Public National Universities
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • University or Virginia
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina
  • College of William Mary
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of California
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Texas
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Georgia
  • Clemson University
  • Purdue University
  • Texas A M University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • Indiana University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Iowa
  • Virginia Tech
  • Miami University of Ohio

U.S. News World Report Rankings of Best
Colleges - Liberal Arts
  • Williams College
  • Amherst College
  • Swarthmore College
  • Middlebury College
  • Wellesley College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Pomona College
  • Carleton College
  • Davidson College
  • Haverford College
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Vassar College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Grinnell College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • United States Military Academy
  • Washington Lee University
  • Smith College
  • Colgate University
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Hamilton College
  • Colby College
  • Oberlin College
  • Colorado College
  • Bates College

U.S. News World Report Rankings of Best
Colleges - Historically Black
  • Spelman College
  • Howard University
  • Morehouse College
  • Fisk University
  • Xavier University of Louisianna
  • Hampton University
  • Tuskegee University
  • Claflin University
  • Dillard University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Florida A M University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Tougaloo College
  • Morgan State University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Delaware State University
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Virginia State University
  • Bennett College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Jackson State University
  • Alcorn State University

U.S. News World Report Rankings of Best
Colleges - A Options for B Students
  • Pepperdine University
  • Syracuse University
  • Fordham University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Connecticut
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Delaware
  • Indiana University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Iowa
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • University of Colorado
  • Baylor University
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and
  • Marquette University
  • University of Denver
  • Auburn University
  • Clark University
  • Drexel University
  • Iowa State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Vermont
  • SUNY - Stony Brook
  • University of Alabama

U.S. News World Report Rankings of Best
Colleges - Up Coming National
  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County
  • George Mason University
  • Northeastern University
  • Drexel University
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Central Florida
  • Indiana University - Purdue University -
    Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • University of Denver
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Vermont
  • Clemson University
  • Emory University
  • Rice University
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia
  • North Carolina State University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of California - San Diego
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of North Texas

U.S. News World Report Rankings of Best
Colleges - Up Coming Liberal Arts
  • Hendrix College
  • Agnes Scott College
  • Davidson College
  • Furman University
  • Calvin College
  • Dickinson College
  • University of Richmond
  • Ursinus College
  • Allegheny College
  • College of St. Benedict
  • Reed College
  • Stonehill College
  • University of North Carolina - Asheville

Some Top Schools for theVisual Arts - listed
  • Art Academy of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Cleveland Institute of Art (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, Mo.)
  • Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore,
  • Memphis College of Art (Memphis, Tenn.)
  • Minneapolis College of Art Design (Minneapolis,
  • Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, Mass.)
  • Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, R.I.)
  • Savannah College of Art Design (Savannah, Ga.)

U.S. News World Report - Best Music Schools -
listed alphabetically
  • Arizona State University
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Florida State University
  • Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Juilliard School of Music
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Mannes College of Music
  • Northwestern University
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • Yale University
  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music
  • Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • University of Wisconsin

Some Popular Schools for Dance
  • Butler University
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Florida State University
  • Indiana University
  • The Juilliard School
  • North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Ohio State University
  • Point Park University
  • Rutgers University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stephens College
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Utah
  • Syracuse University
  • The Ailey School
  • Ballet Austin Summer Program
  • Boston Ballet/Boston Conservatory
  • Duke University
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Marin Dance Theater
  • New York University Gallatin School of Individual
  • Stanford University
  • University of Florida

Some Popular Schools for Theater
  • Boston University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • DePaul University
  • Duke University
  • Emerson University
  • Indiana University
  • The Juilliard School
  • New York University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Florida State University
  • Fordham University
  • Northwestern University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Minnesota Guthrie BFA Acting
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Some Popular Schools for Musical Theater
  • Ball State University
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM)
  • Florida State University
  • Millikin University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Otterbein University
  • Point Park University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Stephens College
  • University of the Arts
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Wagner College
  • Wright State University

Some Popular Schools for Theatrical Design and
  • Ball State University
  • Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
  • DePaul University
  • Indiana University
  • Ohio State University
  • Millikin University
  • North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Point Park University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Texas/Austin
  • University of Wisconsin/Madison

Some Thoughts About Engineering
  • When exploring the field of engineering, it is
    important to note that some schools are stronger
    in certain areas than others
  • Research a schools strength based on the
    following specific engineering programs

Specific Fields of Engineering
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical
  • Biological/Agricultural
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer
  • Electical/Electronics/Communication
  • Engineering Science/Engineering Physics
  • Environmental/
  • Environmental Health
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Mechanical

Some Popular Schools for Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • University of Michigan
  • Purdue University
  • University of Illinois
  • Iowa State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Duke University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Stanford University
  • Cornell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Louisville Speed Scientific School

Some Popular Schools for Journalism
  • Arizona State University
  • Indiana University
  • Iowa State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas

Some Popular Schools for Psychology
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • Harvard University
  • University of Michigan
  • Yale University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Illinois
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • University of Washington
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Some Popular Schools for Business
  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of California- Berkeley
  • University of Michigan
  • New York University
  • University of Virginia
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Texas-Austin
  • Cornell University

Some Popular Schools for Medicine
  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of California San Francisco
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale University
  • Columbia University
  • Duke University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Washington
  • UCLA
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Baylor University
  • Northwestern University
  • New York University
  • Emory University
  • University of Texas
  • Case Western Reserve

Most Common In-State Colleges By Enrollment from
duPont Manual
  • University of Louisville (679)
  • University of Kentucky (460)
  • Western Kentucky University (158)
  • Jefferson Community Technical College (107)
  • Centre College (74)
  • Murray State University (58)
  • Northern Kentucky University (53)
  • Bellarmine Univiersity (48)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (36)
  • Transylvania University (23)
  • Georgetown College (16)
  • Morehead State University (16)
  • Kentucky State University (13)

Most Common Out-of-State Colleges By Enrollment
from duPont Manual
  • Indiana University Bloomington (32)
  • University of Cincinnati/CMM (27)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (22)
  • Vanderbilt University (21)
  • Indiana University Southeast (20)
  • Duke University (15)
  • The Ohio State University (14)
  • Maryland Institute College of Art (12)
  • Purdue University (12)
  • University of Chicago (12)
  • Columbia College Chicago (11)

  • MANUAL/YPAS Junior Seminar

Top Five Tips for Juniors in Preparation for
College Applications
  • Standardized Tests - complete all standardized
    tests your junior year and retake those with low
  • Grades and Classes - junior year grades are the
    most important (you are now settled in your
    routine more demanding courses predict college
    performance classes you choose speak volumes
    about your motivation and intellectual
  • Teacher/Counselor Recommendations - if you share
    an intellectual interest with a teacher they are
    more likely to give you a good college
    recommendation. Get to know your counselor and
    connect with teachers you want to write for you.
  • Activities - the way in which you spend your time
    outside the classroom serves as testimony to your
    moral fiber assess whether your activities
    reflect a depiction of your interests and
  • Opportunities - admissions officers look for
    students who step out of their comfort zone and
    seek new experiences. Ignoring an opportunity
    does not appeal to college admissions officers.

Everything counts NOW!
  • Grades and Credits are used to determine the GPA
  • AP Courses are weighted on a 5 point scale
  • All Advanced, Honors, and Comprehensive Classes
    are weighted on a 4 point scale
  • Eligibility in Sports and Extracurricular and/or
    Co-curricular activities are based on academic
  • Placement in honors, advanced, and advanced
    placement classes and awards that will be listed
    on the college application
  • All grades, courses, and credits earned will be
    listed on your TRANSCRIPT!

What is a TRANSCRIPT??
  • The transcript is the report sent to colleges
    that reflects every semester of high school that
    you have completed
  • Courses you have taken and credits earned each
    semester are on the transcript
  • The level of rigor of each class is included on
    the transcript (AP, Advanced, Honors, etc.)
  • Your total cumulative weighted and unweighted GPA
    is on the transcript
  • Grades include all pluses and minuses, As, Bs,
    Cs, Ds, and Us!!!!

Importance of the Junior Year
  • Most college admissions will be based on your
    transcript as of the end of the junior year
  • You begin to form a profile through your choice
    of courses and summer activities as to what your
    strengths and passions will be at the next level
  • Junior year is the last year to improve your GPA
    and considered the year where you take the more
    challenging course load compared to your freshman
    and sophomore year and before the senior year
  • Colleges like to see an upward trend - this is
    the year to shine
  • It is the year you take your college entrance
    exams and your AP exams colleges get a picture
    of your ability to study on the college level

How To Be Successful
  • Push yourself to take classes that reflect as
    strong and as rigorous an academic curriculum
    that you can handle successfully
  • Unplug yourself from the Internet and TV.
  • Learn to develop your intellectual appetite
  • Find your passion and follow it! Develop
    yourself as a leader in that area if possible
  • Discover what is available in the community, your
    church, scouting, recreational sports, charitable
    organizations, etc. that will enhance your
    experience and resume
  • Volunteer as much as you can spend many hours
    with a few causes as opposed to only a few hours
    with many different causes

Start Building Your Resume
  • Personal Information
  • Magnet
  • College Major
  • Career Goals
  • GPA (weighted/unweighted)
  • Total AP Courses Taken/Scores
  • Test Scores
  • Awards
  • Extracurricular
  • Leadership
  • Academic
  • Attendance
  • Extracurricular
  • Clubs
  • Sports
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Leadership
  • Offices held describe leadership
    roles/activities involved in leading/creating/etc.
  • Community Service
  • Volunteering
  • Work Experience
  • References

Get Involved ..
  • Find your passion and follow it! Develop
    yourself as a leader in that area if possible
  • Select school activities that will demonstrate
    your passion or leadership in the subject areas
    you are passionate about
  • Discover what is available in the community, your
    church, scouting, recreational sports, charitable
    organizations, etc. that will enhance your
    experience and resume
  • Volunteer as much as you can

Manual Activities
  • Academic Teams
  • Action for Africa
  • Amnesty International
  • Astronomy Club
  • Athletics
  • Beta Club
  • Book Club
  • Campus Life
  • Chess Club
  • Crimson Needle
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Dumbledores Army
  • Environmental Club
  • Enviorothon Team
  • E.T.H.I.C.S. Society
  • Executive Council
  • Family Career Community Leaders of America
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • French Club
  • French Honor Society
  • French Scrabble
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Gay Straight Transgender Alliance
  • German Club
  • High School Red Cross
  • History Club
  • Instrumental/Vocal Music
  • International Thespians Society
  • J Club
  • Key Club
  • Latin Club

More Manual Activities
  • Math Team
  • Mock Trial Team
  • National Art Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • National Honor Society for Dance Arts
  • One Blue Wall
  • Quick Recall
  • Quill and Scroll
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Science National Honor Society
  • Science Olympiad Team
  • Spanish Club
  • Spanish Honor Society
  • Step Team
  • Student Senate
  • Students Against Drunk Driving
  • Teenage Republicans
  • Tri-M Honor Society in Music
  • Visual Arts Club
  • WiSE
  • World Quest
  • Y-Club
  • Yearbook
  • Young Democrats
  • YPAS Ensembles
  • More new clubs every year!!!!

Summer Educational Enrichment
  • If you have a particular school you are
    interested in attending and are not sure of your
    ability to be accepted try attending a summer
    camp or program offered at that university
  • Spend the time you are there making connections
    and getting to know someone on the faculty and
    staff that would like for you to attend college
  • While at the camp/workshop, make sure you conduct
    yourself in an exemplary manner , demonstrate a
    superior work ethic, be compassionate and helpful
    with others, and perform at top of your ability
    level this is your chance to sell yourself to
    the personnel that may help you get your foot in
    the door later on
  • Make sure you thank everyone you come in contact
    with for the opportunity to study on their campus
    and work with their faculty and staff

Examples of Summer Enrichment
  • Summer Institute experiences at Washington
    University in St. Louis
  • Interlochen Summer Arts Camp
  • Tanglewood
  • Broadway Theatre Project
  • Northwestern University Cherub Program
  • Summer at USC
  • The Oxford Experience
  • Columbia University Pre-College Programs
  • Etc.

Monitor Academic Progress
  • Do not assume that someone will contact you if
    there is a problem with your academic progress
  • Keep in contact with your teachers and your
  • Develop strong study skills and time management
  • Work on building a strong vocabulary and refine
    your ability to speak in public
  • READ, READ, and READ more! Practice and refine
    your talents
  • Take advantage of as many educational enrichment
    activities as you can - summer workshops, camps,
    honor symposiums, leadership seminars, etc.
  • Build your college resume by engaging in a well
    rounded balance of academically rigorous classes,
    athletic participation, participation in the
    arts, membership in worthwhile clubs, leadership
    positions, community service activities, and
    giving of your time for the betterment of mankind

Social Media, Email Address, and College
  • Consider that the information posted on social
    media is basically public domain
  • In as few as 10 minutes after you have posted
    something on these sites they are archived
    forever in over 20 locations throughout the world
  • Your personal sites can be viewed by college
    admissions counselors, college professors,
    employers, stalkers, that creepy kid obsessing
    over you, as well as campus and local police
  • Make sure your email address is a professional or
    generic name and not something that causes one to
    pause and doubt your integrity or character

Finding the Balance Plan Ahead!
  • With the everyday stresses of being a student,
    making good grades, meeting new friends, making
    choices and decisions, becoming involved in
    activities, etc it is important to find the
  • Each student, with the help of parents, teachers,
    and counselors, must find that balance.
    Remember, dont over extend yourself, but aim to
    reach your fullest POTENTIAL!
  • Plan Ahead - develop appropriate relationships
    with your counselor and those teachers you will
    be asking to write your letters of recommendation
    - they need to know who you are now so they can
    speak highly of you in comparison to other
    students they have known throughout their career.
  • Identify special characteristics about yourself
    that set you apart from other students who have
    the same GPA and Test Scores.
  • Clean up your face-book and my-space accounts
    now! 25 of all colleges and universities now
    look at your accounts when making college
    admission decisions.

Helpful Hints
  • If you see your grades slipping, try some of
    these interventions
  • ESS (Extended School Services) work after school
    with a teacher
  • Peer Tutoring (National Honor Society) work after
    school with outstanding students
  • Staying after school to work with your own
  • Form study groups with other members of your
  • Weekly progress reports (available from your
  • Assignment notebooks and planners
  • Structured study time at home. School is not the
    only place to study and do homework
  • Participate in class. Be visible and care about
    what youre learning.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle which includes
    proper diet, exercise, sleep, and stay away from
    the use of illegal drugs and alcohol and anyone
    you know who may use them

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