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CICS Northtown Academy College Planning Guide It's College Time! TABLE OF CONTENTS Northtown Academy Testing and Grading Information Introduction/Letter to Parents 3 School Profile/Academic Requirements 4 ACT/SAT Testing Information 5 College Application Process Senior College Calendar 6 When College Reps Visit 7 25 Great Questions to Ask Colleges 9 Tips to Impress College Admissions 10 College Selectivity 11 Essay Writing Tips 12 Tips about Teacher Recommendations 13 Transcript Request Information 14 Financial Aid/Scholarship Information Basics of Financial Aid 15 Scholarships - Index 16 Additional Resources Scholarship Guide 19 Internet Resources 32 Resources for Undocumented Students 32 Illinois Colleges 4 yr/2yr 33, 34 [pic] Welcome to your College Planning Guide It is my pleasure to present you with the CICS Northtown Academy College Planning Guide, a tool that I hope will help you and your student navigate the many college options and choices. This guide is meant to provide an array of meaningful tips and valuable resources for you. However, this guide cannot substitute for the value of visiting college campuses and speaking with counselors, professors and students. In this edition, you will find information on all the necessary steps of preparation that college-bound students need to know. If you have any questions about anything here, or need different resources not included, please contact me. Good luck with this exciting, sometimes frightening, but always rewarding journey beyond high school. Mario G. Ortiz,

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