1. Take the sheet from the middle of your table. Put your name, period, and date at the top



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  • 1. Take the sheet from the middle of your table. Put your name, period, and date at the top.
  • 2. As we go through the information in today’s class, you will stop and write notes on this piece of paper.
  • 3. Make sure you write clearly with your best handwriting. You will staple and turn in all your Guided Notes at the end of the College Unit.
  • understand the college application process.
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  • I CAN
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • #1
  • #41
  • #33
  • #58
  • #62
  • #75
  • #97
  • #164
  • To get into a good college, you need to have a good application.
  • Every college application has the same parts:
  • College Application
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • A point system used to calculate your average grade in high school. For each class grade you receive points.
  • A = 4 points
  • B = 3 points
  • C = 2 points
  • D = 1 point
  • Joseph
  • Science – A = 4.0
  • Math – B = 3.0
  • English – A = 4.0
  • History – A = 4.0
  • 15 divided by 4
  • GPA 3.75
  • Maria
  • Science - C = 2.0
  • Math – C = 2.0
  • English – F = 0.0
  • History – D = 1.0
  • 5 divided by 4
  • GPA 1.25
  • College Application
  • Class Ranking
  • In high school, all students are ranked based on their grades.
  • In Texas, the top 8% of each senior class in your high school will be automatically accepted to UT-Austin or any state school.
  • Lanier High School Senior Class = 350 students
  • Lanier High School Top 8% = 28 students
  • College Application
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Colleges look at your non-classroom or after-school activities.
  • Examples:
  • Clubs
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Religious groups
  • Community Service
  • Volunteering
  • College Application
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • The SAT and ACT are both types of college admissions tests.
  • The SAT and ACT measure your verbal reasoning, critical reading, and math problem solving skills. It tells colleges how much you’ve learned so far in school.
  • College Application
  • Essay
  • Colleges require you to write a personal essay to see how well you write and to get to know you as a person.
  • College Application
  • People Who Can Help


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