Junior News Highlights, December 16, 2014

Junior College Night!

THANK YOU to everyone who attended Junior College Night! It was a great success and wonderful seeing parents and students attend to learn more about the process.

If you missed it, we discussed an introduction to Naviance, standardized tests, and we had a group of admissions counselors talk about their own schools in the area. They shared about different parts of college life, such as recommendation letters, social life, standardized tests, and more. Each individual student received a packet made specificially for them with their codes to Naviance. If you were unable to attend, your child’s advisor has the folder for you.

Here is a link to the slides created by Maria Ferzola about understanding the differences between the SAT and the ACT.

Here is a link to slides by Karen Campbell to help you manage the college admissions process!

SAT Prep Class Here at SLA on Tuesdays at 3 PM!

Students who are interested in taking an SAT test prep class here at SLA must complete the following by December 23rd:

  1. Complete this form.
  2. Bring payment of $50 to the College Office in cash or check, payable to Manan Pandya.

Space for the course is limited, and therefore, the first 20 students to successfully complete the two required parts will be offered a spot in the course.

The course will be taught by Manan Pandya, founder of Test Prep, Inc. The sessions will meet on the following dates:

  • January 6, 13, 20, 27
  • February 3, 10, 17, 24
  • March 3, 10

This course is most suitable for students who plan to take the March 14 exam and will make the time to complete all assigned work. Each session will meet from 3:15-5:15PM. Students must purchase the book: The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd Edition. The book is available online or in bookstores. For additional information or course questions contact the instructor directly: testprep215@gmail.com. Continue reading

Senior News Highlights, December 15, 2014

DLSThank You Drexel Liberty Scholars!

Thank you to SLA alumni Ali Ahmed and Michelle Torelli from Drexel University for taking time out of their busy schedules to share with the current senior class valuable information on the importance of scholarships!  If you’re interested in getting more information about the Drexel Liberty Scholars program, click here.

Raise.Me Micro Scholarships!

There’s a new scholarship opportunity for students who have earned good grades in grades 9-12 and are applying to the following schools: Penn State, Temple, and University of Pennsylvania and Franklin and Marshall.  There may be more partnering schools so please make sure to check out their website.  Students will see how much money they have earned for specific schools based on grades and extra-curriculars. Continue reading

Questions to Ask Colleges


Here are a few scripted questions that Juniors and Seniors can ask when talking to College Admission Representatives:

Around Academics:

-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

Interested in taking a year off after Graduation?

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:

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