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
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 www.act.org or collegeboard.org 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
Click here to view the Class of 2016 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?
Hey SLA Students,
We’d like to meet all of you in the college office if you’re having trouble figuring out how to write-in your GPA on the common app or any college app. As a general guideline, you can follow this chart. Also, as a general rule all SLA GPAs are unweighted . If you have any questions, please come and talk to us!
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!