2014 College Fly-In Programs

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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.

 

 

 

Junior News Highlights, June 2, 2014

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

Questions to Ask Colleges

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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

FINAL Senior News Highlights, May 19, 2014

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

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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