Below are the PPTs and resources presenters used during College Prep Day. Don’t forget to refer to notes you took during each session.
Juniors rotate through four workshop sessions designed to provide crucial information on all aspects of the college process:
Use these weeks to expand your horizons. Compare yourself to college profiles and identify your reach schools, your ‘probably will get in’ schools, and your safety schools. Add them all to Naviance.
Brainstorm essay topics and find people to consult – recent grads, teachers, mentors, Ms. Block (email@example.com). Careful development of your essay topics will make college and scholarship applications much easier!
-Buy or borrow test prep books and spend at least ½ hour a day doing practice tests
-Make sure you use books that reflect the changes in the SAT tests
-Sign up for available test prep classes
The best way for a student to know if a college is a good fit is to visit. This list includes all the colleges that cover travel expenses for eligible students.
Or use vacation time to visit the beautiful campuses of Pennsylvania and the East Coast. For example, Gettysburg College is near the historic sites of the Civil War and Lincoln’s famous speech; American University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University are in our nation’s capital, a fascinating place for the whole family to visit. Here are some questions you may want to ask when you visit. 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.
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!
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!
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!