You’ve Applied to College, Now What?
Although the application process is nearing its end, you probably still have questions and concerns about what is next. Check out this article to help you understand what to expect. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeannie-borin/heres-what-to-do-while-waiting-for-admission-decisions_b_6126620.html
Mid-Year Grades–Make Sure You Complete Every Requirement for Admission
Check the requirements of each college to which you are applying. You can do this in three ways: check requirements on the school portal; refer to the list of requirements in the application forms; or you may get an email from a college asking for additional information. Many colleges consider mid-year grades; if you need these sent please sign up on the sheet on Ms. Hirschfield’s door. Remember that colleges also consider final grades and may change decisions if grades fall below their standards. Continue reading
Step into College-Philadelphia’s Pre-College Conference:
This conference features discussions on the college admissions process, financial aid, and career choices. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Ms. Hirschfield by Feb 8th. The conference will take place March 10th from 9:00am – 1:30am at the University of the Sciences. This is a great opportunity to ask the panel speakers questions about the college application process.
Junior Financial Aid Night
Save the date! Junior Financial Aid Night takes place at SLA March 22nd from 5:30-6:30. At this session, you and your family will learn important information about how to access the different financial aid opportunities that can help you attend the college of your choice.
Keep Track of College Entrance Exam Registration Deadlines
Deadline for the March 11th SAT is coming up on February 10th. Avoid late fees. See upcoming test dates for the SAT here and ACT here.
Micro Scholarships from Raise.me
Students can earn up to $1000 in scholarship money from 120 different colleges on Raise.me for simply taking the PSAT and up to $8,500 for scoring well! Micro awards may also be available for achievements such as good grades or community service. Many SLA students have already signed up, to join them click here. Continue reading
THIS is a great tool for you to compare financial aids with the schools that you are interested in attending. Since this is just a sample comparison sheet, you can modify the format to fit your need.
Sign up here When you sign up, you will be able to receive the most recent Junior Bulletin notification and other reminders from the college office. We want to help you stay on top of deadlines!
Sign up here. When you sign up, you will be able to receive the most recent Senior Bulletin notification and other reminders from the college office. We want to help you stay on top of deadlines!
Students are sometimes asked to provide an official transcript to an academic institution, summer program, or community agency. All SLA students in grades 9-11 can request official transcripts by completing a Transcript Request form HERE. (When students are asked for unofficial grades, a report card or grade printout from SchoolNet will be sufficient.) Bring all completed requests to the College Office, room 312.
- Allow TWO WEEKS to process the request.
- If sending request via email, complete the Transcript Request form, scan, and email (preferably in .PDF) back to Mrs. Hirschfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Seniors who need official transcripts must add it to the Transcript Request Log in the College Office.
Click here to view the Class of 2017 School Profile.
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.
Income-eligible seniors who took the SAT or SAT Subject Test using a fee waiver will receive four college application fee waivers from College Board.
Here are the most frequently asked questions regarding the fee waivers.
Here are a few scripted questions that Juniors and Seniors can ask when talking to College Admission Representatives:
-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
SLA Graduation Requirements
If you’re interested in applying to any test optional schools, click here for a list of schools that may be of interest to you.
Common App powerpoint from June College Prep Workshop here.
Check out this document for Common Application FAQs!
Please be aware of the following upcoming deadlines for the college entrance exams (SATs and ACTs):
Click on the links below to get test date information.
Attention freshmen, sophomores and juniors!
If you want to participate in a summer enrichment program, or want to apply for a scholarship, come to the college office and request a transcript to be sent!
Juniors and Seniors and related parents, the College Navigator should be your second favoriate website of all time–after this one of course. Here, you can browse through real-time data on actual price based on Continue reading
There are two websites that the College Office wants you to look at today. Have you looked at the College Board’s Net Price Calculator and FAFSA Forecaster?
Use THIS CHART to help you figure out your GPA on a 4.0 scale. As a general rule SLA GPAs are unweighted.
SAT & ACT PREP RESOURCES
It’s so important for students to begin prepping for their college entrance exams! There are tons of great test-optional schools, but some of them may require ACT/SAT test scores to be considered for merit scholarships.
Here’s a list of Test Prep Resources to help you get started!