Colegio Americano está comprometido a ayudar a estudiantes y sus familias a aplicar a universidades de todo el mundo. Los consejeros ayudan a los estudiantes y a los padres en la identificación de excelentes opciones universitarias y la aplicación al ingreso a las mismas. Para algunos estudiantes la ubicación o las carreras son importantes, para otros el costo puede ser una preocupación. Ayudaremos a las familias a identificar universidades donde los estudiantes pueden ser felices y exitosos, y les ayudaremos a presentar las aplicaciones más completas y efectivas posibles.
Tenemos una serie de enlaces en nuestro sitio web de consejería universitaria para ayudar a los padres y estudiantes a navegar por el proceso de solicitud de la universidad. Por supuesto, más allá de nuestro sitio web, animamos a los padres y estudiantes a reunirse con nosotros tanto como sea posible para satisfacer sus necesidades individuales.
Nuestros consejeros universitarios están muy bien conectados con el mundo de las admisiones universitarias a través de sus relaciones con oficiales de admisión, posiciones de liderazgo y participación en organizaciones profesionales, y años de experiencia en este campo. Nuestra meta es ayudar a identificar y maximizar sus posibilidades de admisión a varias escuelas que se adapten al estudiante.
Nuestros consejeros empiezan a trabajar con estudiantes desde el tercer curso, y este proceso continúa hasta el sexto curso.
Tenga en cuenta que dividimos a los estudiantes por apellido en términos del consejero con el que trabajan. Así, Todd Johnson trabaja con apellidos A-L, y Ray Marx trabaja con estudiantes cuyos apellidos empiezan con M-Z.
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Begin studying for the PSAT next October. Come visit Ray and Todd to check out free studying materials.
If you are a U.S. citizen, make sure you have your Social Security Number.
Seniors: You have until May 1st to make your final decision. Take your time and good luck!
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Colegio Americano’s College Counseling Department seeks to offer accurate, current, and
comprehensive information about the full range of higher education opportunities available at
accredited institutions around the world.
Consistent with this goal, Colegio Americano refrains from partnering with any commission- or
incentive-based recruitment agents who receive compensation in the form of a commission or fee
from an institution to which a student applies or in which a student enrolls following recruitment
by the agent.
Furthermore, confidential school documentation such as letters of recommendation, predicted IB
scores, and high school transcripts will not be sent to agents but directly to the institutions.
At this point we continue to allow government-based agencies to recruit here at Colegio
Americano, but we are no longer working with commission-based services. If you have questions,
or if we have somehow misunderstood the nature of your organization’s services, please let us
There are a multitude of web sites devoted to the college application process. These are some of the most useful:
Search tuition and fees at more than 3,000 colleges.
On this very comprehensive Web site you will find information on planning for college, taking the tests (SAT I, SAT II, PSAT, and AP), finding the right college, getting into college and paying for college.
This site provides good general information on financial aid and links to a number of scholarship databases.
In addition to a college search database, this site has free practice tests for SAT/ACT.
This Princeton review site offers a college search engine, information on testing, financial aid estimators, a career interest assessment and general advice.
This site has a great college search engine that allows you to enter a large number of criteria and find schools that match. It also offers information on financial aid and will give you short profiles on colleges from the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Try not to spend too much time on the rankings — no one but you can decide which colleges are right for you.
A source of financial aid information and a free scholarship search database.
Yet another site that has general college, financial aid and testing information
Before you know it, it’ll be 8:30 Saturday morning and you’ll be sitting in the test center with an SAT test book in front of you. As your SAT test day draws near, be sure to review these last-minute tips to help you do your best.
The Day Before
Gather up everything you’re going to need for the next morning. You don’t want to be stuck frantically searching for your admission ticket just before you rush out the door. You’ll need the following items:
Write down the directions to the test center. Make sure you know how to get to your test center and how long it’ll take you to get there.
Be well-rested and ready to go. Get a good night’s sleep the night before the test.
Set two alarms—one in your room and one in someone else’s room, in case you hit the snooze button one time too many.
The Morning of the Test
Eat breakfast. You’ll be at the test center for four hours and you’re likely going to get hungry.
Bring snacks. You will get a short break at the end of each hour of testing time. You can eat or drink any snacks you have brought with you during these breaks. A healthy snack will go a long way toward keeping you alert during the entire test.
Bring acceptable Photo ID and your SAT Admission Ticket.
Bring two No. 2 pencils and a good eraser — a pencil is required for the multiple choice questions and the essay. Mechanical pencils are not allowed. Pens are not allowed.
Arrive at your test center no later than 7:45 a.m. Don’t risk getting locked out because you’re 30 seconds late.
Give yourself plenty of time to get to the test center. Consider traffic, weather conditions, flat tires, and anything else that could slow you down.
During the Test
Work only on the section you are supposed to be working on. You’re not allowed to go back to a section once that section has ended. You also can’t start the next section if you finish a section early.
Do easier questions first. You earn just as many points for easy questions as you do for hard ones.
Make sure you use a No. 2 pencil on the answer sheet. It is very important that you fill in the entire circle darkly and completely. If you change your response, erase it as completely as possible. It is very important that you follow these instructions when filling out your answer sheet.
Use all of your time. Students around you may close up their test books and rest their heads on their desks, but you know better. Go back to review problems you weren’t quite sure about the first time. Or, if you skipped any hard problems use the time to try to work them out.
Stay positive and focused. Keep your mind on your work, not your score.
Try not to worry about whether you «nailed it» or «blew it.» It’ll be a long couple of weeks if you do. Know you did your best—and celebrate. You deserve it.
Student loan provider.
U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education provides information on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This page allows you to download an electronic version of the FAFSA, complete a FAFSA online or download a FAFSA form as a PDF file. The first two of these options will dramatically speed up processing time. A MUST!
The College Scholarship Service, a division of The College Board manages a financial aid application service that collects information from students applying to particular private colleges and universities. Check with your colleges to see if they require the PROFILE. You may register online to receive a paper version, or you may complete the form and submit it online.
An unbelievably complete listing of financial aid information including need estimators, loan calculators, and scholarship service scam alerts! Also scholarship search engines. This site is endorsed by National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Financial Aid: You can Afford it.
From the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Offers a scholarship search, online applications and a great deal of information about college scholarships.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Education Gateway for U.S. Hispanics
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1. Click here: http://connection.naviance.com/caq
2. Click on“ I Need to Register”
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4. Fill all the required spaces on “Complete Your Registration”
5. A new webpage will appear “Welcome to Family Connection” Your son/daughter’s name will appear here, click on “go”
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