Senior Bulletin, October 20th, 2016

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 new_sat_logo_vector-svgCongratulations on finishing the SAT!

Don’t forget that your scores are released on Tuesday, November 22nd. If you would like your scores to be sent to colleges for free, you must request this within nine days of the original testing date.

Checklist For This Week

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Review dates and sign up for college visits to SLA

Have someone proofread your college essay. Don’t forget, Ms. Block is here on Tuesdays to help.

Confirm dates for early action and early admission applications

Make sure that SAT/ACT scores are sent to colleges several weeks before deadlines

Follow up with teachers and advisors to make sure letters of recommendation are completed

Students applying to engineering, film, nursing, architecture, graphic design and/or business programs should review requirements for additional tests, projects or portfolios Continue reading

Grades 9-11 Official Transcript Request

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
  • Seniors who need official transcripts must add it to the Transcript Request Log in the College Office.

Diversity College Fly-In Programs


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.

Questions to Ask Colleges


Here are a few scripted questions that Juniors and Seniors can ask when talking to College Admission Representatives:

Around Academics:

-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