Senior Bulletin, September 18, 2017

new_sat_logo_vector-svg SAT Day Right Here at SLA–October 11th

All Seniors are pre-registered to take the SAT at SLA on Wednesday, October 11th for FREE! No extra steps–just show up!

Finding roster for the 2017-2018 school year

Colleges will ask you for your courses for the year. Infinite Campus will come in handy as it displays your yearly roster! Click the schedule option in the left-hand menu and scroll to view your complete 2017-2018 class rotation schedule.

IMG_0152 Don’t forget to meet with college recruiters here at SLA.

Over 50 college recruiters are coming to meet with interested students. Sign up in Naviance and notify your teachers. Come prepared to ask thoughtful questions and make a good impression!

imagesThinking of Applying to Drexel?

The $50 application fee will be waived for students in the Philadelphia area.  Check the instructions for Freshman Admissions. Learn more about the application process at http://drexel.edu/undergrad/apply/ Continue reading

Senior Bulletin, September 6th, 2017

images Welcome to senior year! The information in the Senior Blog will help you kickstart the college process with ease. While Mrs. Hirschfield, your advisors, College Access Leaders, and your parents are all here to assist you, you have to be proactive and stay on top of the information you will receive in this blog and those that follow.  New bulletins will be published every other week.  Good luck to the class of 2018!

College Application Tracker

It is very important that you organize well for the application process.  You will need to keep track of deadlines for scholarships and financial aid, as well as college applications.  Use this form (or adjust to your liking!) to help you organize.

College Office Walk-In Time

The College Office is open and available for quick questions, brief check-ins, and form drop off during X and Y bands and after school.  Students are seen in order of their arrival. If a student requires an extended conversation or advising from Mrs. Hirschfield, please make an appointment.   

Senior Back to School Night on Monday, September 18, from 6pm-8pm

Mark your calendars for this very important event.  Parents and students will get tons of information on required documents, financial aid, and preparing for the college process!  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