Senior Bulletin, October 31, 2017

IMG_0273The First – You’re Next
Jaszmine Randle  received her acceptance to Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware – she is SLA’s first acceptance. Congrats Jaszmine!  Bring your acceptance letters to the College Office so we can post them on the “The Places They’ll Go” wall (addresses deleted).

Get the College Essays Done! The deadline to upload your final or working draft to Naviance is November 1. The college office team will review the essays and give you feedback. Here are the steps to upload:
From Naviance homepage-
-Select ‘about me’ tab at the top
-Scroll down to ‘interesting things about me’ and click on ‘journal’
-Under Journal, click on ‘add new entry’
-Label as follow: Continue reading

Senior Bulletin, October 16, 2017

Checklist For This Week

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✔ Review dates and sign up for college visits to SLA

✔ Have someone proofread your college essay. Don’t forget Ms. Block is here on Tuesdays to help.

✔ Confirm dates for early action and early admission applications

✔ Make sure that SAT/ACT scores are sent to colleges several weeks before deadlines

✔ Follow up with teachers and advisors to make sure letters of recommendation are completed

✔ Students applying to engineering, film, nursing, architecture, graphic design and/or business programs should review requirements for additional tests, projects or portfolios

Have General Questions about College Applications

Stop in the College Office and speak to one of the helpful and knowledgeable CAL students during lunch bands with general questions to help you complete or add to your applications.

Check Your Documents

The college office is now sending transcripts to colleges.  Make sure that your transcript request log (yellow form)  is up to date and all information is accurate in Naviance. DON’T WAIT to submit your applications. The process is much less stressful if you do some work every day instead of waiting to do everything just before the deadline.

Congratulations on finishing the SAT!

Don’t forget that your scores are released on Tuesday, November 22nd. In your College Board account, you will find four free score reports. Continue reading

Grades 9-11 Official Transcript Request

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
  • Seniors who need official transcripts must add it to the Transcript Request Log in the College Office.

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