Senior News Highlights September 22, 2014

About to take the SAT for the first time? Or are you looking to improve your scores? Consider an SAT prep course!

The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority are offering a FREE SAT prep course on Saturday this mornings this fall at World Communications Charter School. This is an amazing opportunity! For more information, view the event here.
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Take a look at this powerpoint from Arcadia University — it has TONS of information about financial aid! 

This super-helpful PowerPoint presentation goes over FAFSA, loans, grants and more! Be sure to review it with your parents. You can find the slides here!  Continue reading

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.

 

 

 

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

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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