Senior Bulletin, April 27, 2016

You Got Accepted — Now What? Advice on How to Make the Best Decision:

Ask questions. Think hard about what you want from college, and what college can offer to you.

Get answers. Talk to friends or relatives in college to learn about their experiences and what they wish they had known.

Compare Financial Aid Awards. Talk to your family about which colleges work best financially.

Respond to the Colleges. Be sure to include everything required when you accept your college.Inform the colleges you have not chosen so that they can offer your spot to another student.

For more suggested questions and answers check out:

May 2nd is College Decision Day:

The countdown to national college decision day on May 1 is quickly approaching! This is the deadline for students to make up their mind about their college choice and send in their deposit. With acceptance letters and financial aid packages complete, it is time to make that final decision. If you haven’t received all of your financial aid packages, you may want to ask a school you’re strongly considering for an extension. If you need help, see Mrs. Hirschfield.

Get Into College Decision Spirit Day:

We want to know which college you plan to attend. Wear your college gear on Monday May 2!  Continue reading

Junior Bulletin, April 18, 2016

Carnegie Mellon University Visits SLA on April 20th!

Carnegie Mellon University is coming to visit on April 20, 2016 at 10:30AM. If you are interested in this school and have 3.5 or higher GPA, please sign up via Naviance.

How Do I register for the SAT or ACT?

Easy! You have to go to or to register. You have to pick a test location that is convenient for you. If you have are eligible for fee waiver, you have to come to the College Office during your lunch band with your computer to get your fee waiver number. Fill out the registration questions and when you get to the fee waiver section, ask Mrs. Hirschfield for the fee waiver number. She’ll give you a form to sign and return to keep in your college file. Keep in mind the following SAT and ACT dates and registration deadlines.

June 4th SAT (Registration deadline is May 11th.)

June 11th ACT (Registration deadline is May 6th.)

Will University of Pittsburgh Make it To Your College List?

The University of Pittsburgh Fall 2017 Application will open in early July. Visit their site for more detailed information on the admissions process. Prospective students are invited to visit Pitt this spring and summer. Pitt offers programs in arts, architecture, engineering, science, and much, much more, including summer programs. Explore information sessions and tours daily throughout the week and on select Saturdays.

For more info visit here.

Advance College Experience (ACE) at Community College of Philadelphia

Want to take a summer college level course on a topic you’re curious about?! Or, do you simply want to build up your transcript and demonstrate to colleges that you are ready for the academic rigors of higher education?! If either sound appealing, check out CCP’s summer courses available to high school students here.  Continue reading

Diversity College Fly-In Programs


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


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