Senior Bulletin, December 6, 2016

imgresPASSHE College Fair–December 17th

All 14 PASSHE (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education) colleges will come to the college fair tomorrow (12/7) at the School District Building (440 N Broad St) from 3:30 PM to 7PM. It will be a great opportunity to be acquainted with the Philly state schools.  

img_9070 Congratulations Pedro Castillo!

Pedro was accepted to Philadelphia University and offered the Kanbar Full Tuition Scholarship.  Philadelphia University is Pedro’s first choice. Let us know about your acceptances!

images-1 Search for Scholarships using the Scholly App–Get your FREE access code!

Your Scholly codes are available today! Email Jackie Devlin (College Office intern) at to receive your code and start looking for scholarships that fit your profile.

More Scholarships with December Deadlines

Keep working on scholarship applications; remember you can often reuse/revise essays for different colleges. Here’s the list.

Scholarships For Women

This website provides information on many different scholarships available for women. Click here to find out more about them and which ones you could qualify for. 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