Wed. Nov.14:The Malcolm Bernard Historically Black Colleges & Universities Fair
Admission representatives from HBCUs will be on site to meet with prospective students.
Students will be able to complete their FAFSA application at the fair!
Bring your and your parent/guardian SS card, 2017 tax forms, FSA ID, and any other non-taxable income verification letters.
3:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the School District of Philadelphia, 440 North Broad Street. Register here.
Mon, Nov. 26: The PASSHE Fair
Admissions officers from the 14 Pennsylvania State Schools will be there. Select Colleges and Universities will offer acceptances on site! Bring test scores and transcripts!
FAFSA Completion experts will be available. Bring your and your legal guardian’s SS card, 2017 tax forms, FSA ID, and any other non-taxable income verification letters. Monday, November 26, 2018
3:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the School District of Philadelphia, 440 North Broad St. Admission is FREE! NO REGISTRATION required!
Heads Up! Do You Have January 1st College Application Deadlines?
If so, you must get your transcripts requested ASAP in order to avoid delays. Requests must be made before the Winter Break (December 23). Stop at the College Office during your lunch band to make your transcript requests. 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.
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 the college search process and 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 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 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!