Junior Financial Aid Night at SLA
Financial Aid Night will take place Wednesday, March 25 from 5:30 – 7 PM at the SLA Cafe. Meet with a financial aid expert, Daniel Yannuzzi from Arcadia University, and talk with SLA students, parents, and alumni to learn how to navigate the college financial aid process. Find out:
- What kind of financial aid is available
- How to apply for federal and state aid
- What happens after you apply
- How to approach parent and student loans
- Helpful hints to make the process go smoothly
- How to avoid problems with completing financial aid applications
- More about scholarships!
Are you planning to take the May SAT?
There are only 19 days left to register for the May SAT! If you plan on taking this, please be mindful of the April 6 deadline. Click here for all of the SAT and ACT test dates for Spring 2015. Click here to see if your family qualifies for SAT/ACT fee waivers. If so, please complete print, complete, and sign the document, and bring it to the College Office when you are ready to register for the exam.
Are you interested in the Engineering or Architecture?
The United States Air Force Academy and Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) offers a one-week Engineering/STEM camp for high school students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or a related field in college or a military service academy. Click here for more information.
Interested in Forensic Science?
The G. John DiGregorio Summer Science Program is a full time, 8-week forensic science research program held annually during the summer. Students will participate in forensic science instruction and demonstrations, learn and perform basic laboratory techniques, and prepare samples for chemical analysis using state-of-the-art instrumentation. Students will conduct research with forensic scientists and forensic science graduate students from Arcadia University. Applications are due by April 20th! Click here for more information, and click here to apply.
Summer Scholars Program at Eastern University
The 9-day Summer Scholars Program at Templeton Honors College at Eastern University is designed to engage students in college-level coursework. Students will take part in one-to-one writing tutorials, guest speakers, a trip to Philadelphia or NYC, and cultural events. The application deadline is April 13. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available. For more information, click here.
Congratulations to Gabe Musselman for receiving the district’s senior of the month award!
Gabe is recognized for his outstanding academic achievements and his contributions to the SLA community.
Scholly is a simple-to-use mobile scholarship app for high school and college students. The app will match students with scholarship opportunities based on search parameters such as field of study, gpa, and more. In case you missed it, the entire senior class received registration codes, courtesy of Saxby’s Coffee. (Thank you!) Check with your advisor to get your access code. Continue reading
For both students and parents, it’s crucial to stay on top of college preparation during the 11th-grade year and the following summer.
Here’s what you should be doing—including looking into careers, searching for scholarships, and keeping the savings account on track.
Need Mid-Year Grades?
The College Office is now accepting mid-year grades request. We have a request sheet on Ms. Hirschfield’s door. Please note that we are still waiting for grades to be processed and will be sending them as soon as they become available.
FAFSA and PHEAA
It was great seeing many of our families complete their financial aid applications at our FAFSA night event at SLA! Make sure to get all requested financial aid applications completed by the schools’ deadlines. If you still haven’t completed your applications, and need help, make an appointment to see Ms. Hirschfield.
FIBOT Scholarship Deadline Extended to February 15th
Students majoring in STEM careers: Apply for the Franklin Institute Board of Trustees Scholarship: https://www.fi.edu/franklin-institute-board-trustees-scholarship-application Continue reading
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
Looking for college prep resources in Philadelphia? How about free SAT test prep? Scholarship information?
Check out PhillyGoes2College for information tailored for Philadelphia high school students. The Events Calendar has information about upcoming events.
Preparing for life after graduation could be quite stressful; deciding what college to attend, what you want to major in or even if you want to take a year off to explore your options. It is typical for students who take a gap year to use the extra time to travel, get an internship, find a job to pay for their expected college tuition or just to decide what career path they are interested. If you are interested in a gap year see the links below:
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.
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!
We recommend that students read this article to become informed of the impact of social networks in the college process.
We encourage all of our students at Science Leadership Academy to have a plan set in place for when they graduate. We would like to offer this list of trade and technical schools as a resource to help with post-secondary planning.
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?
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!
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!
Interested in reading about SLA’s mission and academic structure? Click here to find out more!
Students at SLA have the opportunity to apply to universities and colleges all across the nation! Here is a list of all the schools the Class of 2014 was accepted into!