Visiting campus is one of the most important steps in deciding if a particular college is right for you. Because of this, most colleges offer weekend programs where students can spend a couple nights on campus, and get to know the students and faculty who bring the college to life. However, traveling to these campuses can be extremely expensive. HERE‘s a list of colleges that offer travel assistance for students who demonstrate financial need.
SAT/ACT test dates are Coming Soon!
When test day arrives, be prepared. Check out these tips: Test Day Tips and Policies.
Junior College Prep Day, June 11
We will have college conversations on the following four topics:
Session 1: The Common Application – Students will get a tutorial on how to accurately complete the Common Application. They will find out the criteria to submit other important information such as GPA, Letters of Recommendation, College Reports (Transcripts), Extra Curricular Activities, etc. Continue reading
Here are a few scripted questions that Juniors and Seniors can ask when talking to College Admission Representatives:
-Do you have any professional programs? (eg: does your liberal arts school offer a teaching credential, is your nursing program accredited)
-How many students on campus do research with their professors? How easy will it be for me to find academic mentorship at your school? Continue reading
Summer Job at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Do you need a job this summer? Looking to earn some extra cash before you start college? The Free Library of Philadelphia is looking for teens just like you!!
We will have an enrollment session here at SLA next Friday, May 23rd, during X and Y lunch bands. If you’re interested in attending a registration session, please check the link and be sure that you bring all required documents. Make sure you arrive at the beginning of the lunch bands.
Senior Exit Survey
The end of high school is quickly getting here! We need you to take the Senior Exit survey in Naviance (in the AbouT Me tab) before you leave us. The information you provide will be reported to district officials, and most importantly, let us know where to SEND YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT. You must complete this survey before you pick up graduation tickets on Senior Check Out Day. Continue reading
Looking for college prep resources in Philadelphia? How about free SAT test prep? Scholarship information?
Check out PhillyGoes2College for information tailored for Philadelphia high school students. The Events Calendar has information about upcoming events.
Preparing for life after graduation could be quite stressful; deciding what college to attend, what you want to major in or even if you want to take a year off to explore your options. It is typical for students who take a gap year to use the extra time to travel, get an internship, find a job to pay for their expected college tuition or just to decide what career path they are interested. If you are interested in a gap year see the links below:
SLA Graduation Requirements
If you’re interested in applying to any test optional schools, click here for a list of schools that may be of interest to you.
Check out this document for Common Application FAQs!
Please be aware of the following upcoming deadlines for the college entrance exams (SATs and ACTs):
Registration deadline for June 7th SAT: May 9th
Registration deadline for June 14th ACT: May 9th
Click on the links below to get test date information.
Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors!
If you want to participate in a summer enrichment program, or want to apply for a scholarship, come to the college office and request a transcript to be sent!
We recommend that students read this article to become informed of the impact of social networks in the college process.
We encourage all of our students at Science Leadership Academy to have a plan set in place for when they graduate. We would like to offer this list of trade and technical schools as a resource to help with post-secondary planning.
Juniors and Seniors and related parents, the College Navigator should be your second favoriate website of all time–after this one of course. Here, you can browse through real-time data on actual price based on Continue reading
There are two websites that the College Office wants you to look at today. Have you looked at the College Board’s Net Price Calculator and FAFSA Forecaster?
Hey SLA Students,
We’d like to meet all of you in the college office if you’re having trouble figuring out how to write-in your GPA on the common app or any college app. As a general guideline, you can follow this chart. Also, as a general rule all SLA GPAs are unweighted . If you have any questions, please come and talk to us!
SAT & ACT PREP RESOURCES
Information on programs, books, and websites to help you prepare for the SAT, the ACT, and the PSAT.