Senior Bulletin, November 14, 2018

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

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.

Notes:

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

Diversity College Fly-In Programs

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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

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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