College 101

College Application Orientation and COVID-19 

Wherever your child is in their high school career, your family can benefit from the linked presentation “College Application Orientation.”   You and your child will be making many college-related decisions: whether to take the SAT or ACT, where and how many colleges to apply to, how to prepare for the application process, and how to apply for financial aid and scholarships.  This presentation addresses all of this, plus, changes to anticipate due to COVID-19.

This video is an expanded and updated online version of the previously successful “College 101” seminar from Sally Fouché.  Sally has shared this information in person for Issaquah High School PTSA in past years.  She is leaving college consultation after many years but has kindly shared her wealth of knowledge with us in this new presentation.

College Application Orientation video 

Print resources and powerpoint slides

Please note that the video is 1 hour and 45 minutes in length. We suggest viewing it in one or more sessions, using the viewing guide/time markers below.

Topic

Slide #

Time marker

Introduction

0

0:00-5:50

Overview and Resources

1-6

5:50

Timeline

7

10:15

Deadlines/ Application Pools

8

12:47

The College Search 
(finding schools to apply to)

11

25:05

College App Package

42

1:02:56

SAT/ACT Testing

47

1:11:19

Financial Aid Overview

65

1:26:54

 

Add’l testing resources: ACT/SAT Practice Tests   and Test Prep Classes

 

Academic Counseling and College Planning staff at Issaquah High School are a wealth of information for additional questions and personalized information.

For further information about how IH PTSA works with the high school and community around College and Career Planning programs, contact ihptsaCCP@gmail.com