McIntosh High School

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  • Attention Seniors and Parents




    The McIntosh Counseling Department has put together some valuable resources to help your senior year go smoothly and to assist you in accomplishing your college and career goals.The purpose of the College Planning Portfolio (shown below, separated into three parts) is to provide you with an opportunity to begin thinking about how you will present yourself to colleges (four year, two year, and technical colleges) during the application process.


    Please review this page carefully and print out the items that you need to turn in to your counselor.
    If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via e-mail (preferred) or via phone.


    We are here to help!

Senior Information

  • Part One:


    Senior Information Sheet

    Complete the Senior Information Sheet and return to your designated counselor.


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  • Part Two:


    Resume Example:

    Build a resume will be developed that will document your academic and extracurricular activities, awards (both academic and non-academic), achievements, and work/volunteer experiences. You may set up your resume using any format that you think is best for you.

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  • Part Three:


    Parent Response Form:

    Parents will complete a response, which will provide additional insight into who you are as a person.

    This will enable us to write a thoughtful, insightful letter of recommendation.

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Admission Criteria

  • Each college has unique criteria for admission, so please refer to individual school websites for the most accurate information. However, as a rule, the following represents admission criteria for most post-secondary schools:


    Admission criteria in order of importance:


    • Rigor of curriculum - based on courses offered at each high school
    • Grade point average
    • Standardized test scores
    • Essay - colleges see this as a code word for "good thinking;" it is the student's voice
    • Letters of recommendation - those from teachers are particularly important
    • Extracurricular activities - colleges want diverse talent; desire students who will add value to the campus
    • Demonstrated interest - students should take advantage of on-campus, in-the-area, and in-school campus visits (preferred) or via phone. We are here to help!