College & Career Center, Room 125 (between the front office and guidance)
There will be a College Financial Aid Night for Seniors and Parents on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 in the auditorium. A college financial aid counselor will discuss the Bright Futures Scholarship, FAFSA, Florida Pre-Paid, work study, grants vs. loans, and other scholarship opportunities for funding a college education.
Searching for and applying to colleges is an exciting part of high school. Use this site, get familiar with your Naviance Family Connection account, take an interest inventory survey, discover your passion, and have fun! Ask to get your Naviance Family Connection account activated by your guidance counselor or Mrs. Waugh. Click on the link below to access:
The Ponte Vedra High School code for SAT and ACT registration is 102180. Students should enter this code on all SAT and ACT registrations. This allows the school to receive a copy of the scores for student records.
Florida Private College and University Admissions Matrix
Visit college campuses (virtually) from the privacy and comfort of your own home!
eKnowledge: Do you have a member of your family who is active military or a veteran? If so you are eligible to receive free SAT/ ACT prep. Members of Military families or Veterans interested in receiving the FREE SAT/ACT Power Prep software should visit the following website for details: www.eknowledge.com/military or see the attached flyer for more information.
Other test prep resources include:
- Kaplan: www.kaplan.com/testpreparation/collegeadmission/
- Sylvan: http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/SAT_ACT_test_prep_programs.cfm
- Educational Development Services: www.edsjax.com
- UNF: www.unf.edu/ce
Cost of the courses will vary. Contact provider or visit website for details.
ACT vs. SAT: Which test should I take? The counselors recommend you take both tests the spring of your junior year. Both are acceptable for college admissions. Depending on what type of student you are, you may score better on one over the other. You just won’t know until you take them and see! Here are the basic facts:
|An assessment test that measures what you’ve learned in school.||What kind of test is this?||An aptitude test that measures how you apply what you’ve learned in school.|
|215 multiple-choice questions and an optional essay.||What can I expect?||128 multiple-choice questions, 10 fill-in questions and an essay.|
|3 hours (add an extra 30 minutes if you decide to take the writing test)||How much time am I given?||3 hours and 45 minutes|
|Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Calculators are allowed.||What about math?||Algebra, geometry, statistics, probability and data analysis. Calculators are allowed.|
|You get 30 minutes to write a short essay based on a prompt. The essay is optional on the ACT.||What about the essays?||You get 25 minutes to write a short essay based on a prompt. The essay is required on the SAT.|
|Tests your ability to interpret science experiments.||What about science?||There are no science questions.|
|1 to 36 for each subject; scores are averaged to come up with a composite score.||How is it scored?||Scores range from 200 to 800 for each of the three sections, added together for a combined score of up to 2400.|
|Registration packets are available in the guidance office or you may register online: www.actstudent.org||Online registration and information||Registration packets are available in the guidance office or you may register online: www.collegeboard.com|
|Students who do better on the ACT typically…
-enjoy science, economics or debate
-work hard in school to earn good grades
-are “book smart”
-are good writers
-are better at reading for general idea
|Consider this…||Students who do better on the SAT typically…
–enjoy brain teasers or riddles
-don’t have to study to pass tests
-are “street smart”
-are good at reading between the lines
-have a good eye for detail
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