Junior Bulletin, June 6, 2016

download College Prep Day is June 8th, from 1:30 to 3:30!  

Juniors rotate through four workshop sessions designed to provide crucial information on all aspects of the college process:

  • College Terminology
  • The Common Application – What and How
  • Introduction to Scholarships
  • Panel Discussion with Seniors and Recent Grads  
Make Summer Count!  

Use these weeks to expand your horizons.  Compare yourself to college profiles and identify your reach schools, your ‘probably will get in’ schools, and your safety schools. Add them all to Naviance.

Brainstorm essay topics and find people to consult – recent grads, teachers, mentors, Ms. Block (eblock3@comcast.net).  Careful development of your essay topics will make college and scholarship applications much easier!

sat actTest Prep ALWAYS Makes a Difference!

-Buy or borrow test prep books and spend at least ½ hour a day doing practice tests

-Make sure you use books that reflect the changes in the SAT tests

-Sign up for available test prep classes

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Take Advantage of College Fly-In/Summer Visit Programs!

The best way for a student to know if a college is a good fit is to visit. This list includes all the colleges that cover travel expenses for eligible students.

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Or use vacation time to visit the beautiful campuses of Pennsylvania and the East Coast.  For example, Gettysburg College is near the historic sites of the Civil War and Lincoln’s famous speech; American University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University are in our nation’s capital, a fascinating place for the whole family to visit. Here are some questions you may want to ask when you visit.  Continue reading

Diversity College Fly-In Programs

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Would you like to visit colleges but it’s too far away and expensive? Fly-in programs offer students the opportunity to stay overnight on campus to get a feel of their college environment and see if it’s the right college for you.

Check out this list for colleges who offer fly-in programs with financial assistance for eligible students.

Remember to keep track of the upcoming application deadlines for the programs you are interested in.

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