The First – You’re Next
Jaszmine Randle received her acceptance to Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware – she is SLA’s first acceptance. Congrats Jaszmine! Bring your acceptance letters to the College Office so we can post them on the “The Places They’ll Go” wall (addresses deleted).
Get the College Essays Done! The deadline to upload your final or working draft to Naviance is November 1. The college office team will review the essays and give you feedback. Here are the steps to upload:
From Naviance homepage-
-Select ‘about me’ tab at the top
-Scroll down to ‘interesting things about me’ and click on ‘journal’
-Under Journal, click on ‘add new entry’
-Label as follow: Continue reading
Checklist For This Week
✔ Sign up here for the college office text message alerts
✔ 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
Have General Questions about College Applications
Stop in the College Office and speak to one of the helpful and knowledgeable CAL students during lunch bands with general questions to help you complete or add to your applications.
Check Your Documents
The college office is now sending transcripts to colleges. Make sure that your transcript request log (yellow form) is up to date and all information is accurate in Naviance. DON’T WAIT to submit your applications. The process is much less stressful if you do some work every day instead of waiting to do everything just before the deadline.
Congratulations on finishing the SAT!
Don’t forget that your scores are released on Tuesday, November 22nd. In your College Board account, you will find four free score reports. Continue reading
Sign up here When you sign up, you will be able to receive the most recent Senior Bulletin notification and other reminders from the college office. We want to help you stay on top of 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 2018 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!