Greetings Juniors and Families: This bulletin wraps up a successful junior year – onward toward senior year and college applications! It highlights the College Prep Day on May 31, during which students learned essential information for making senior year productive and stress free, and initial steps toward identifying and applying to colleges. The application process starts now! Advice and opportunities in this bulletin will also help students use the summer months effectively.
College Prep Day Information
In case you missed College Prep Day, below are the slides for each session:
Help Us Help You
Please complete the College Prep Day Survey HERE. Continue reading
The Ellis Trust provides financial support to enhance the high school experience of Philadelphia girls. Rising 9th-12th graders can receive funding for school supplies, summer courses, STEM training, arts lessons, and much more: learn more and apply at THIS SITE.
Below are the forms used in College Prep day. Feel free to make copies of the templates.
Common App Registration Prep Sheet
THIS GUIDE will help you understand the layout of the Common App and acquaint you with the information you will need prior to creating a Common App account.
When you sign up, you will be able to receive notifications and reminders from the college office. We want to help you stay on top of the college search process and deadlines!
Class of 2020: SIGN UP HERE
Class of 2019: SIGN UP HERE
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 email@example.com.
- Seniors who need official transcripts must add it to the Transcript Request Log in the College Office.
Click here to view the Class of 2019 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 that 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.
Use THIS CHART to help you figure out your GPA on a 4.0 scale. As a general rule SLA GPAs are unweighted.