Senior Back-to-School Night – 6pm
Don’t miss it! It’s this Wednesday! (9/21)
SAT Day Update
We recently shared information on SAT Day to be held at SLA on October 19th. Please check with your advisor or College Access Leader regarding your paperwork.
Are You Unable To Log-on to Naviance?
All students must sign in through the PhilaSD portal to access Naviance and SchoolNet. If students forgot their password, follow the prompts to reset it. If you can get into the portal but still can’t access Naviance, sign out of the portal and open a new incognito window. Then try signing in again. If this doesn’t work, go to the College Office during your lunch band to get help.
Beginning the College Application Process
College Access Leaders presented in Advisory Class information on the beginning steps to the college process. In case you missed it, here is the powerpoint for you to look over. Ask your advisor or College Access Leaders if you have any questions. Continue reading
Welcome to senior year! The following information will help you kickstart the college process with ease. Remember, Mrs. Hirschfield, your advisors, College Access Leaders, and your parents are here to assist you, but we need you to be pro-active and stay on top of the information you will receive in this blog. New bulletins will be published every week. Good luck to the class of 2017!
College Office Walk-In Time
Open hours are available for quick questions, brief check-ins, and form drop off during X and Y bands and after school. Students are seen in order upon arrival. If a student requires an extended conversation or advising from Mrs. Hirschfield, please make an appointment.
Senior Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 21st, from 6pm-8pm
Mark your calendars for this very important event. Parents and students will get tons of information on required documents, financial aid, and preparing for the college process!
ALL students will be reviewing their transcripts in Advisory class to ensure accuracy. Advisors will be distributing transcripts on the first day of school. Make sure to follow proper procedure to make all corrections. Transcripts can be requested beginning October 5th. Continue reading
Below are the PPTs and resources presenters used during College Prep Day. Don’t forget to refer to notes you took during each session.
Scholarships: Why and How to Get Them
Common App Introduction / Common App Frequently Asked Questions
College Terminology Definitions
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?
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!