From the Guidance Office
The next Parent-Teacher Fellowship/Senate Activities Committee sponsored evening will be a Coffee House held on Thursday, March 16, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Longacre Commons and Theatre. Join us for snacks, coffee, artwork and great music from student performers. Mark your calendar!
College preparation begins with your high school schedule
The first step on the road to college begins with the courses students take in high school. The first thing colleges look at is the high school transcript. It is an important document in the admissions and scholarship process. Schools look for four years of solid course work in a basic curriculum. Although standardized tests are important in the application process, thehigh school transcript measures a student’s ability and motivation over four years. Your student’s registration for next year’s classes has already begun. Please review their schedule with them when they receive them back in the spring and contact the Guidance Office if you have any questions.
What do admissions officers look for in a transcript?
Generally, admissions counselors are looking to evaluate:
Grades: Are they on an upward trend?
High School: What are its academic qualities?
G.P.A.: Cumulative Grade Point Average and Current Grade Point Average
Test Scores: SAT I, ACT, SAT II. How does the student compare to other students from different schools?
Senior Year: Is the student taking challenging academic curriculum and being successful?
We encourage college-bound students to take their SATs the spring of their junior year. Students register by mail or online at www.collegeboard.comand take the test in the public high school nearest them. We encourage even those students who do not intend to go to college to take the SATs, since test results are honored by schools for many years.
Testing Date Registration Deadline
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017
Students with Learning Disabilities that would like to request SAT or ACT accommodations, please see Mr. Kabakjian or Mrs. Hunsberger to review the process.
Junior year: College visits and planning
Students should have several colleges selected from information they have researched. Now it is time to prepare for campus visits. Selecting a college takes research. It begins with the college guidebooks, college publications, computer resources, people resources, college fairs and open houses, and the campus visit. It is important to keep files on each for future reference. Below are Internet resources for you to explore and refer to:
College Board: www.collegeboard.com
Campus tours: www.campustours.com
College-bound athletes: www.eligibilitycenter.org
Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov/
College Fit Kit: www.cappex.com
Upcoming Spring 2017 College Fairs
North Penn High School College Fair
March 7, 2017
High School Gymnasium
Upper Dublin High School
Tuesday - March 14, 2017
39th Annual College & Career Fair
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Souderton Area High School
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Main Concourse
Phone: 215.723.2808 x 20115
Spring Ford High School
March 22, 2017
350 S. Lewis Road
Royersford, PA 19468
COUNCIL ROCK COLLEGE FAIR
March 30, 2017
Council Rock High School South School Gymnasium
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
May 15, 2017
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Work Study Program
If your rising senior has interest in career study or work study for the 2017-18 school year, please have him/her see Mrs. Hunsberger to discuss the process and fill out the application. This course selection comes with school requirements as well as employer expectations. The application needs to be on file before the end of May, and regular time cards and employer evaluations will be expected throughout the semester. If you have questions pertaining to this class, please call the guidance office.
The Guidance Office has a list of scholarships available for seniors. Students are welcome to stop by and pick up a copy (or see the attached list).
Mennonite College 2017 Spring Open Houses
Bethel College www.bethelks.edu
April 21, 2017
Bluffton College www.bluffton.edu
March 18, 2017
April 1, 2017
June 17, 2017
Eastern Mennonite University www.emu.edu
March 18, 2017
April 8, 2017
Goshen College www.goshen.edu
April 7, 2017
Hesston College www.hesston.edu
March 3-4, 2017
March 31-April 1, 2017