Out Line of Services

College Advising & Career Counseling Services:

a. Test Registration Assistance
b. Explanation of Differences
c. Referrals to Test Prep and Tutoring Programs
d. Breakdown of Scoring and Assessment
e. Criteria for Bright Futures Qualification
f. Fee Waivers and College Application Vouchers
a. College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
b. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
c. College Placement Test (CPT)
d. Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
e. Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
f. Preliminary SAT / National Merit Qualifier (PSAT)
g. ACT Plan and Discover Programs (Pre-ACT Test)
a. Overview of the National Program
b. Benefits to Taking the Classes
c. Requirements to Receive Passing Grades/Scores
d. Credit Policies at Colleges and Universities
e. Bulletin for Parents and Students
f. How High School Transcript GPA is Affected
g. Familiarity with the AP Final Exam Process
a. Review and Proofread
b. Critique and Recommend Changes
c. Online Logins and Passwords
d. Supplemental Materials
e. Possible Fee Waivers
f. Timeline and Calendar Deadlines
g. Common Applications and Forms
a. Related News Stories and Features
b. Current Trends and Information
c. Journals and Student Newspapers
d. National Resources and Industry Newsletters
e. Individualized Research and Readings
a. Creating Profiles
b. Marketing Student
c. Contacting Coaches and Recruiters
d. Explanation of Clearinghouses
e. Breakdown of Divisions
f. Athletic Conferences and Associations
g. Directories and Listings
h. Legal Policies and Agent Violations
i. Advice Dealing with Overzealous Coaches
a. Broward Advisor for Continuing Education (BRACE)
b. Dade — College Assistance Program (CAP)
c. Palm Beach – None Provided in District Schools
i. Overview of Each Program
ii. What They Do and Don’t Do
iii. Limitations of Each Office
a. Overview of Qualifications Needed to be Met
b. Application Process and Dates
c. Explanation of Core Courses and Weighted GPA
d. Tuition Amounts that are Covered and Paid
e. Test Scores and Volunteer Hours
f. Limitations and Technical Aspects
a. Setting up Personal Visits for Students and/or Families
b. Joining in with School Group or Organized Program
c. Referrals to Outside Providers in Other Regions of USA
d. Online Virtual Tours and DVD Programs
e. Questions to Ask and Knowing What to Look For and See
a. Using Government Resources and Publications
b. Career Interest Inventories
c. Creating Resumes and Profiles
d. Job Shadowing, Internships, Co-ops, and Volunteerism
e. Making Contacts and Conducting Information Interviews
f. Researching Labor Market and Occupational Trends
g. Job Fairs and Interviewing Practice
h. County Employment Offices and Job Classifications
a. Dates and Calendar of Events
b. Approaching Recruiters and Targeting Schools
c. Plan of Attack for Best Use of Time and Energy
d. Preparation for What to Ask
e. Types of Fairs and Events Hosted
f. Listings of Schools in Attendance
g. Requesting Information and Later Follow-up
a. Purpose and Function
b. Transferability (2+2 Program)
c. Separate Guidelines and Requirements
d. Bachelor Degrees Offered in Conjunction
e. Limitations to Credit Transfer
f. Advantages for Unprepared Students
g. Diploma, Certificate, and Degree Programs
h. Dual Enrollment Programs
a. Advantages and Limitations
b. Outside Network of Contacts at Universities
c. Professional Affiliations
d. More Exposure to Out-of-State Institutions
e. Mentor Programs and National Referral System
f. Providing a Positive Role Model for Student(s)
a. McKay Scholarships
b. Vocational Training
c. Testing Accommodations
d. Campus Assistance for Students
e. Referrals to Tutoring Assistance
NOTE: This is not an area of specialization for me. Student should be meeting with the school’s ESE specialist and following the 504 plan.
a. Review and Proofreading of Written Documents
b. Recommendations and Suggestions for Improvement
c. Possible Changes are Tracked in Red and Returned
d. Limited Assistance with Brainstorming if Requested
e. Referral to Websites for Tips and Strategies
f. All Essay Review is Done Through the Use of Email
a. Year After High School (5th)
b. Domestic Programs in the USA
c. Work vs. Education vs. Travel
d. Information on Passports and Visas
e. Contact with Consulates and Embassies
f. Unique Opportunities Found Elsewhere
g. Transfer Credit Requirements
h. Tuition Payment Options
a. Assistance with Completion – Select Questions
b. Importance of Submission
c. Dates and Timeline of Process
d. Paper vs. Online Format
e. Requesting a Pin # from Government
f. Free Publications Explaining Procedures
g. How the Form is Used and Evaluated
h. Calculation of the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)
a. Types of Aid, Where to Look and Forms to Complete
b. Contacting Institutions, Agencies, and Foundations
c. Limits to Award Amounts and Individual Criteria
d. Organization of Documents and Following a Calendar
e. Free Publications from the US Government
f. Suggestions for Receiving a Better Offer
g. Possible Deductions for Tax Forms
h. Review and Comparison of Award Letters
a. Academic, Career, and Personal/Social Domains
b. Limited Counseling for Individual Issues
c. Working as an Intermediary Between Student and Parents
d. Liaison for Contacting Outside Agencies
e. Active Membership in American School Counseling Association
a. Information Sessions with People Working in Chosen Occupation
b. Mock Practice at Career Centers and Employment Offices
c. Questions to Ask When Meeting with School Representatives
d. Real-life Practice at Job Fairs and Portfolio Reviews
e. Knowing When and Where Important People are Going to Be
a. Different Aspects of Each
b. How to Find and Apply for these Programs
c. Advantages and Benefits
d. Choosing Which One is Right for You
e. Integration into University Educational Curriculum
a. Value of Such – Or Lack Thereof
b. Who to Ask and When
c. “Cheat Sheets” — Advice on Reality
d. Knowing Whether or Not They are Even Required
a. Finding Out Your Real Interests
b. Researching Requirements of Particular Careers
c. Knowing Which Schools Offer what Programs
d. Changing Decisions after your Freshman Year
e. Choosing Course of Study to Improve Admissions Odds
f. Selecting/Receiving a Proper Academic Advisor
g. Check Out the Backgrounds of School Faculty
a. How to Make Best Use of the University Catalog
b. Impressing Schools with Knowledge of Desired Program
c. Find Out the Statistics for Crime and Graduation Rates
d. Get a Work Study Job that You will Enjoy
e. Targeting a Specific Contact in Each Department
f. Listings of Clubs and Activities Offered on Campus
g. Writing Appeals and/or Completing Petitions
a. Research Statistics on Racial Diversity
b. Locating Groups with Common Heritage Backgrounds
c. Gap Year Experience to Another Country
d. Seeking Out Particular Course(s) on Subject
e. Requesting Referrals from Select Faculty
a. Most Up-to-Date Information Available
b. Free Registration and Email Delivery
c. Stories of Interest Written by Fellow Young People
d. Connects High School Students with National Community
a. In-state vs. Out-of-state
b. International Classification
c. Referrals on Visa Status
d. Possible Tuition Waivers
e. How to be Re-Evaluated as a Resident
a. Types Available and Where to Find Them
b. Assessing the Requirements for a Match
c. Completing the Applications and Review
d. Reality of Being Awarded and/or Renewed
a. Assessing Your Personal Characteristics and Criteria
b. Knowing What is Out There Beyond the State Schools
c. Finding a Program of Study that Matches your Future
a. Academic Programs and Athletic Camps
b. Work Opportunities vs. Travel Benefits
c. Advantages for Students who Apply or Transfer
a. Directory of Schools and Offerings
b. Specific Admission Requirements
c. Choosing Program Suitable for Chosen Career
a. How GPA’s are Calculated and Reported
b. Receiving Credit for Courses from Another Institution
c. Advantages/Disadvantages of Changing Schools
d. Checking for Errors and Requesting Copies
e. Researching Program Compatibility Before Applying
f. Evaluation for Meeting Graduation Requirements
a. Reporting Hours and Receiving Proper Credit
b. Finding Appropriate/Approved Locations
c. Choosing Programs/Projects to Enhance Resume’
d. Spreading Out the Time Evenly

NOTE: This is not an all-inclusive listing, but a general overview.