The PFT Retirement Chapter is offering scholarships to Philadelphia Public High School seniors. One SLA student will be nominated to enter the competition for an award of up to $1,000. Last year the SLA scholarship recipient was Sydnye Misero!
To be nominated email Mrs. Hirschfield an original essay titled: “What Laws and Policies can Local, State, and Federal Government Enact to Keep Public School Students Safe from Gun Violence?”
The essay must be received by no later than 2/22.
Are You Planning to Attend Temple University Next Fall?
Temple will award the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Scholarship to at least one SLA senior, and perhaps more. Students must have a minimum 3.5 gpa, and above average SAT/ACT scores or a strong performance on their Temple Option question.
This scholarship is only for students interested in attending Temple next year. SLA nominates candidates so please write up an explanation of why you should be nominated. Include what you want to study, your SAT/ACT scores and a brief essay about your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and future goals Send your responses to Mrs. Hirschfield (email@example.com) no later than February 7, 2019.
Request Mid-Year Grades
Many colleges consider mid-year grades; if you need these sent please sign up on the green sheet on Ms. Hirschfield’s door. Check the requirements of each college to which you are applying.
Acceptance Recognition Wall
We’d like to add your acceptance letters to our recognition wall! Please bring in your letters so we can make a copy and add it.
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
How Much Did You Get When You Got Admitted?
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians: Welcome to the first edition of the 2018-2019 Junior Bulletin! The Bulletin will be emailed through the College News Blog and sent via text message alerts approximately every two weeks, and will continue next year as the Senior Bulletin. Make sure that Ms. Hirschfield has your correct contact information. You can make the college application process easy and successful by staying organized, and by making sure that you take advantage of all the information available through the College Office and in the Junior Bulletin and College News Blog.
Get Your College Folder from Junior College Night
Every student received a packet which covers all important aspects of the college admissions process. If you were unable to attend, make sure to get this folder!
Here is a link to the slides by Daniel Yannuzzi to get information about financial aid.
Here is a link to the slides created by Maria Ferzola about understanding the differences between the SAT and the ACT.
Here is a link to the Power Point presented by Karen Campbell that will give you an overview of the entire college application process.
How Will You Navigate the College Process? Meet with Your College Counselor!
Beginning at the end of January you and your parents/guardian will meet with Ms. Hirschfield to begin the college application process. This meeting will provide you with individualized support, so come with a written list of issues and questions that you and/or your family have. In preparation for this meeting: complete the junior meeting survey in Naviance; research at least five colleges and their admission standards in Naviance. If you didn’t receive a letter confirming your scheduled time, ask your advisor. Continue reading
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 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 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 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.
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.
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!