经常问的问题

We encourage parents and students to wait until junior year to immerse themselves in the college search process. The best college admission strategy takes full advantage of the first four years at Burroughs to focus on strong development of knowledge and skills—in the classroom, the studio, the athletic field 和 the greater community.

That said, there are some general topics and terms that come up before the formal college search and application process begins. This section addresses some of these topics 和 terms.

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入门
标准化测试
应用和高考录取计划
经济资助
参观学校
填写申请
大学论文
空档年
杂项,但重要的政策

 

在JBS选课

当然,选择是通过毕业要求,学生的兴趣和能力驱动。我们不鼓励学生制作由在校的期望严格驱动的决策,而且要记住,高校评估的因素很多,除了课程选择和性能是非常重要的。没有任何一个课程的选择将是在任何大学的录取决定的决定性因素。这么说,

  • 学生的努力,采取最严格的课程学习提供和实现“B”或一个档次更好能够积极通过最高度选择性的院校影响决策。
  • Math classes track students beginning in seventh grade, and course placement/selection in math in earlier grades at Burroughs affects course opportunities in upper grades, including honors pre-calculus 和 AP calculus.
  • 科学 classes are untracked in seventh and eighth grades. Accelerated, honors 和 AP courses are available to eligible students, beginning in ninth grade. However, students are not committed to or excluded from upper level courses in science based on what courses they take in earlier years.
  • 外语类是未经跟踪,直到当荣誉和AP课程是提供给符合条件的学生高二。
  • 英语类是未经跟踪的所有六个年;然而,荣誉当然,作为一个补充十二年级的英语,是提供给符合资格的学生。
  • 历史课是未经跟踪所有的六年。

对课程和课程序列在巴勒斯的信息最完整的来源是课程指导,这是每年更新一次,并提前为来年的课程选择过程的春假至第八,第九,第十和第十一年级后分发。学生提交最终选择其也被批准由校长和家长之前,顾问咨询后。  
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入门

作为第一步,学生和/或家长可以结识通过以下方式的处理:

  • 学生和家长的欢迎,成为熟悉的JBS大学咨询办公室的众多资源。
  • Every April, Burroughs cosponsors a The Four School College Fair with MICDS, Ladue High School and Clayton High School. While there isn't a great deal of opportunity to visit seriously with college reps, students can learn some basics 和 pick up some literature at the fair.
  • Many colleges sponsor evening meetings throughout the school year. They are geared to seniors (和 juniors) but are open to the public. 学生们 might receive individual invitations if they have made contact with a college.
  • 大三学生可以在他们的空闲时间或在校期间开始前许多人倒下了天“小集市”参加校园大学代表访问。
  • You can get a good feel by visiting "typical" campuses—urban versus suburban versus rural; small private college versus large public university; Southeast versus Northwest, etc.—when making general travels prior to the formal college search. 

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标准化测试

所有学生参加 PSAT 在他们的大二和大三年的秋天(初步学业能力测试/国家奖学金资格考试)。大二是实践;大三是国家优秀奖学金的竞争资格赛的考验。 PSAT考试还提供了什么样的SAT分数可能看起来像一个想法。 PSAT考试是在校期间在巴勒斯管理。

SAT测试 是三小时45分钟客观测试测量语言和数学技能。该测试包括写入样品。鼓励大三学生参加SAT考试在一月或在征询他们的高校辅导员前进。一些老年人夺回在秋天测试,由于分数经常在第二或第三测试增加。国税总局正在跨越ST提供。澳门赌场app地区全年。学生必须自己注册并包括可选的写作部分。

法案 is a battery of tests in 英语, math, social sciences 和 natural sciences that assesses general educational development in these areas. 法案 is offered across the St. Louis area throughout the year. 学生们 must register on their own.  We encourage all students to take the writing test.

注意:学生可无论是SAT或在他们大学申请的行为。

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先进的安置 测试 are subject tests (like the SAT 科目考试) 和 are given at Burroughs in May to those who are enrolled in AP courses or who sign up for an elective exam.  A strong score on these tests can earn a high school student college credit (but each college defines the nature of that credit). While officially AP scores are not considered in the college admission process, we find that admission officers take notice of a student who earned a 4 or a 5 (out of 5) on an AP test taken in the sophomore or junior year.

NOTE: As an institution, we believe that the course work at Burroughs amply prepares students for standardized tests and that faculty provide substantial support for the SAT Test, SAT 科目考试, ACT and AP tests. That said, many students/families opt to enroll in commercial prep classes. The decision is entirely a personal one. If your family believes such a prep course is advisable, we would only recommend that the course be taken the summer before junior year to maximize its potential assistance. Khanacademy.org is a free, on-line test prep program for the SAT 和 academy.act.org is a free, online test prep program for the ACT.
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应用和高考录取计划

Each college or university sets its own rules 和 requirements for applications. Some provide their own applications; over 800 offer the option of the Common Application. A very few use the Coalition Application.

这些申请学校 滚动招生 (包括U密苏里 - 哥伦比亚)通常听到三到四个星期内。可以提出申请,早在九月。

那些申请 定期决定 必须提交由指定日期(1月2月1日)的应用。决策通常由四月呈现。

那些申请 提前录取(ED)—which requires an unequivocal binding commitment from the student—must generally submit their applications between November 1 and December 1, and they will receive decisions from colleges by mid-December. Early decision II is offered by some schools with applications due in January 和 notification by mid-February. This option is geared to students who may not have been accepted at their first choices (early decision I) or who want to strengthen their records with first semester senior grades.

最后类是 早期行动(EA) 遵循一定的可比性应用/通知时间表早决定,但不要求学生的决定,直到5月。

单的选择限制性早期行动 (REA) 是节目里的学生同意,他们将只适用于一所学校早。 (哈佛,普林斯顿,斯坦福大学和耶鲁是REA的学校。)

NOTE: Burroughs complies with college restrictions on early applications, i.e., if a college's early admission policy requires that a student not apply anywhere else early, Burroughs enforces that restriction.   
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经济资助

以需求为基础的援助 在对学生的家庭支付学费的能力完全分配。大学将决定是否需要为基础的金融援助计划为它接受学生要分这笔钱到三种不同类型的支持:赠款(不具备偿还),贷款(这必须偿还,但通常以合理的利息率)和勤工俭学。

优点/人才为本援助 给出了显著的天赋和成就(学术,体育,领导艺术等),通常没有必要组成部分。

NOTE: The Burroughs college counseling office has considerable financial aid resources for students to explore, and every October Burroughs invites a college financial aid officer to campus to speak to interested junior 和 senior parents.  但是,它是由学生/家庭研究财政援助资源,并填写所有表格。 
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参观学校

而你可以通过访问他们的网站和阅读他们的招生材料,了解高校很大,有不可替代的实际访问,服用一般的旅游和出席情况介绍会。采取的ST的变化校园优点。澳门赌场app地区以及附近的那些家庭度假来感受城市与郊区,大与小,公共与私有的,等等。

当你开始缩小你的目光,你可以在暑假期间你的大三前你大三的春假期间,参观大学,和你的大四前的暑假期间。其他好的时候访问包括在十月和十一月长周末和三个长周末在冬季。老年人也可能会错过多达三级天(假定他们不是在学术麻烦)参观学校。

如果你不能去学校时,他们在会议上不要过于担心。而访问是更有益的,如果学生可以看到和交谈,甚至是比较空的校园可以给你与否学校吸引你的感觉。此外,当学校在会议上,如果你觉得你需要做出最终决定之前,提高你的印象,你可以随时访问。

一些家庭决定不提前参观院校,选择等待,直到他们知道他们是否采取参观时间之前学生已经被录取。 

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填写申请

一旦你有你的名单缩减到六七所学校(至少有一个“不可预知”的学校,两个“合理”的学校和两个“可能”学校),您就可以开始填写您的应用程序。高考录取人员阅读所有申请书仔细,你应该把你的每一个应用形式的候选人的重要组成部分。

Many collegs use the Common Application.  More than 700 hundred schools have agreed on a common application that students may simply fill out once, 和 send to as many schools as they like. You may complete the Common Application at www.commonapp.org,在这里你还可以获取的任何补充资料认为大学需要。

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大学论文

At the time that you are sending in your application, the essay is the best way for you to exercise control of your personal presentation. Once you've received a grade in a course, you can't change it, but if you're on the edge of being admitted, or receiving a merit scholarship, the essay can have an impact on the college's decision. Moreover, the essay, along with your teacher recommendations, is the place where you will come alive to the admission officers, much more than a series of letters or numbers on a page. The essay is one way for a student to demonstrate those good writing skills and reveal an honest and thoughtful self portrayal of values,  accomplishments 和  goals.

Leave yourself plenty of time to write your essays. You will be wise to have a draft or two of your essay completed by the time that you return for your senior year. Anything that is of real interest to the student can make for a good essay, including autobiographical background and social, political 和 intellectual interests.

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空档年

Sometimes a student may question whether they are ready to go to college immediately after they graduate from high school. A gap year can allow students a chance to mature socially and intellectually and can prepare them to go into college with more enthusiasm 和 vigor. It also can allow students to take a trip or do a project that they have been thinking about for a long time so they can get that out of the way before college starts.  The 高校心理咨询 office has resources to help you research gap year opportunities.

Almost all colleges are impressed with the maturity that it takes for an applicant to recognize that he or she would profit from a gap year. Most schools will allow you to defer your enrollment for a year if you request it in the spring. The key here is to make sure that you apply and get accepted to colleges during your senior year. Do not decide that you are going to take a gap year and then wait to apply to colleges in the year after you graduate. You want to have your college decisions in hand before you decide to take a year off. You will not be able to have the kind of experience you are hoping for if you have to spend your year off investigating 和 applying to schools.

Another alternative is a post-graduate year.  There are a number of very strong post-graduate programs, especially at the northeastern prep schools. This is especially effective for students who feel that they need more maturity before they go on to college. See your college counselor.
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杂项,但重要的政策

推荐信:  On recommendation forms 和 counselor forms, students will waive their right of access. Admission Offices will weigh more seriously what writers say when the student has waived his or her right to see these. 父母 or other interested parties do not have access to confidential counselor or teacher recommendations.

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大学参观日:学生被授予在大三两天,在大四三日当他们可能会错过类与教师,校长和高校辅导员的许可参观学院。高校辅导员保留拒绝准许学生逃课参观一所学校,如果他们不认为学生有在学校真正利息的权利。

考试分数:  Burroughs includes AP scores of 4 or 5 on the transcript. Students are responsible for sending all SAT or ACT score reports directly to each college. Some colleges allow "self-reporting" of these scores. 学生们 also are responsible for sending official score reports to scholarship funds 和/or to the NCAA Eligibility Center.

报告高年级:  Burroughs will send first semester grades as soon as they are available. Following graduation, Burroughs will send an official transcript to the one college where you have made a deposit.

纪律处分程序:  Many college applications now ask the student and the counselor whether the applicant has ever been suspended or taken a leave from the school. The school will respond truthfully, and students who intentionally deceive colleges in their applications are in violation of the Burroughs academic integrity statement 和 will be subject to further disciplinary action by the school. All suspensions from school appear on a student's transcript. We require students to include an explanation of the suspension in their applications.

早期的应用:我们将JBS材料发送到只有一个编辑或意图大学。如果一个学生尝试应用编到两个或更多的学校,我们会建议他重新考虑,并会上报多个应用程序的地方,他已申请学校。一些学校提供早期行动(EA)的方案,并要求谁选择使用自己的EA课程的学生只适用于一所学校。其他学校不反对在校生超过一个EA申请发送。我们将通过具体学院的要求遵守。  
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