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Seniors

BGSU Science and Math Education in Action:

Scholarships are available for incoming Freshmen considering careers in teaching Sciene and/or mathematics. 

4,000 the first year of college with increases each year up to more than 5,000 the fourth year.

Deadline to apply January 15, 2019

To apply and for more details, please visit www.bgsu.edu/action

 

Hagans Scholarship:

Application Deadline: November 15th, 2018

6,000 per semester

To apply and for more information, please visit www.hsfmo.org

 

Student Scholarships

click on the link below for a variety of scholarships

/files/Student_Scholarship.pdf

 

AES Scholarship

apply online: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

Deadline: October 6th

 

Zip Recruiter Scholarship

apply online: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

 

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship

apply online: http://www.wendysheisman.com

 

Scholarship Sites:

http://www.college-scholarships.com/ohio.htm

www.fastweb.com

www.scholarships.com

www.studentscholarshipsearch.com

www.gocollege.com

www.collegedata.com/cs/search/scholar/scholarsearchtmpl.jhtml

bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

www.finaid.org

www.scholarships4students.com

 

 

Seniors can fill out their application for FAFSA starting October 1st.

 

The following links can help guide you through how to answer every question of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

https://studentloans.net/fafsa-guide/

https://www.nitrocollege.com/fafsa-application

 

The following link will provide information on the criteria needed to earn an Ohio Honors Diploma and the different types of Honors Diploma available. 

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements/Honors-Diplomas

If you are wanting to play a sport in college, you must register through the NCAA Eligibility Center website. Click on NCAA Student Registration below to go to the website.

http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/eligibility-center

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Resources

Senior Planning Timeline

Please use this as a guide as you go through your senior year.

Senior Year

  • When senior males turn 18, they must register with Selective Service. Visit www.sss.gov to register! If you fail to register, you will not be eligible for Financial Aid. Ms. Bruner has information about registering.

September

  • Finalize your list of reasonable choices. Include at least one “long shot”, one “target”, and one “safe” school. Your first choice might very well be a school to which you are a likely candidate for admission. However, each one of you should include at least one safe choice on your list of colleges.
  • Once you have narrowed your list of colleges to a recommended maximum of six, you should begin applying. Most colleges prefer students to apply online.
  • Attend meetings with college representatives who visit HHS. Keep in mind that the representatives who visit us will more than likely be the ones to present your case to the admissions team at their college: MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION!
  • Register for the September/October ACT or November SAT if you have not taken the test or want to retest. Obtain packets in Guidance or register on-line.
  • Begin work on application essays. Most senior English classes include work on an essay.
  • Remember that the grades you make this semester will be an important ingredient in the way college admissions committees view your academic seriousness. Your first semester grades will be the last ones they see before deciding whether to admit you to their school.
  • Decide how you will actually apply: paper application, or applying online at the school’s website. Also consider using the common application which will save you time. Just make sure your school accepts the common application.-For more information go to www.commonapp.org
  • Keep your commitment to take challenging courses! Your senior year matters!

 

October

  • Complete and file your FAFSA as soon as possible. Aid is distributed on a first come, first served basis. FAFSA’s web site is http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. First you will need to create a FSA ID at the following website, https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid (Remember that the student and at least one parent needs to create an FSA ID)
  • The FAFSA is the federal financial form, needed for both public and private schools, and the Profile is for private schools only. Remember, the lottery scholarships require the FAFSA!

 

  • Please do not push deadlines. It is to your advantage to file your application early. Most colleges admit that early applications automatically receive more attention because they demonstrate the student’s sincere interest in a school.
  • Early decision deadlines and scholarship deadlines may be as early as October 15. Do not allow lack of planning on your part to create an emergency on our part. Submit your Transcript Requests two weeks before the deadline.
  • The college to which you are applying may require official copies of your test scores. Some schools require test scores submitted directly from ACT/SAT. Check the websites of the colleges to see what they require.
  • Notify your counselor if you would like to be nominated for a scholarship at the colleges you are applying.
  • Complete a Transcript Request form for each application you submit. Your transcript includes ACT and SAT scores, classes you’ve taken and your grades; when your counselor sends in your transcript, they will also attach your current schedule.

 

November

  • Use your college visiting days well. HHS allows a maximum of 2 days which will be counted against your exemption, but will be excused if pre-approved. Request the visit day by filling out the College Visitation Form at least five days beforehand and bring a letter from the college for proof of your visit.
  • Teacher Recommendations - If the colleges to which you are applying require a recommendation from a teacher, choose and ask a teacher who you feel knows you the best and will represent you well. Give your teacher a filled out Letter of Recommendation Form, which are available in the guidance office. ALLOW AT LEAST 2 WEEKS TO COMPLETE A RECOMMENDATION. If the teacher needs to send the letter directly to an institution, provide an addressed and stamped envelope with the appropriate corresponding forms.
  • This will be your last chance to sign up for and take the SAT or ACT in this year’s admission pool.

December

  • All college applications and transcript requests which need to be sent out before winter break are due in the guidance office two weeks before we leave for break.  Applications that have a February 1 deadline should also be processed in December.
  • Since we do not return until January, all Transcript Requests submitted after the deadline will be sent out in late January. Please remember that Counselor Reports will be processed in the order they are received…not in the order of urgency for you.
  • If you expect your counselor to write an effective recommendation for you, then allow sufficient time to process your recommendation.
  • Ace your mid-year exams—they matter!
  • Request Mid-Year transcripts to be mailed to the colleges to which you are applying.
  • Don’t ask to drop challenging courses. Colleges could withdraw their offer!

January

  • Continue applying and looking for scholarships!

February

  • If you haven’t already done so, visit schools to which you applied.
  • Wait.
  • Local Scholarships become available, please see the guidance office for an application.

March -- SPRING BREAK --- ENJOY!

April

  • By April 15, you should hear from all colleges. Use the two weeks before May 1 to make your final decision.
  • Register for Advanced Placement exams if necessary.
  • Notify all colleges which have accepted you of your final decision.
  • Notify colleges who have put you on their waiting list if you wish to remain on it.
  • Don’t develop Senioritis! All college acceptances are conditional pending receipt of final grades in June.

May

  • Reply to the college you choose. Do not place a deposit with more than one college: it is unethical and you can be dropped by both colleges if discovered.
  • Fill out a Final Transcript Request for the college you will attend. You must make this request in writing to release your transcript.

 

2018-2019  ACT Test Dates

Register Online at: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/register.html

Test Date                      Registration Deadline                      (Late Fee Required)

Sept 8, 2018                                    Aug 3, 2018                                                           Aug 17, 2018

Oct 27, 2018                                   Sept 21, 2018                                                        Oct 5, 2018

Dec 8, 2018                                     Nov 2, 2018                                                           Nov 16, 2018

Feb 9, 2019                                      Jan 4,2019                                                             Jan 18, 2019                         

Apr 13, 2019                                    Mar 8, 2019                                                          Mar 22,2019

June 8, 2019                                     May 3, 2019                                                         May 17, 2019

July 13, 2019                                     June 14, 2019                                                      June 21, 2019

 

 

2018-2019 SAT Test Dates

To register please visit: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/

Test Date                            Registration Deadline                        

Oct 6, 2018                                           September 7, 2018

November 3, 2018                              October 5, 2018

December 1, 2018                              November 2, 2018

March 9, 2019                                     February 8, 2019

May 4, 2019                                         April 5, 2019

June 1, 2019                                        May 3, 2019


bestschools.com/financial-aid-guide-online-students
www.scholarships.com Free scholarship search based on your profile. Other financial aid info also.
www.finaid.org Aid estimator and scholarship search.
www.fastweb.com Database of private sector scholarships, grants, and loans.

www.collegenet.com/mach25 Database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion.

www.collegeboard.com Scholorship search and financial planning resource.
www.WeeklyScholarshipAlert.org  Free resources for college bound students and their parents.

www.collegescholarships.com A list of scholarships from around the country.
www.free-4u.com/minority.htm Scholarships for many ethnic groups and minorities.
www.schoolsoup.com The world's largest scholarship database

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/ohio/ Accredited online college database

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/degree-programs/ A complete list of online degree programs

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/guide/ A guide to how colleges receive accreditation

http://www.bankingsense.com/college-scholarships-grants-guide-where-to-apply/

http://www.computerscienceonline.org/cs-scholarships/

http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/resources/accounting-scholarships/

 

Don't Procrastinate!

It is highly recommended that all college applications be submitted by December 1st! Don’t procrastinate!

 The college Database

http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/about-us/
Provides data to help in the college search and selection process.

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/online-college-degree-cost/

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/

http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/ohio/

https://www.bestvalueschools.org/cheapest-out-of-state-tuition-colleges/

https://www.bestvalueschools.org/best-resources-college-students-disabilities/

https://www.bestvalueschools.org/top-military-friendly-colleges/ 

https://www.bestvalueschools.org/online-criminal-justice-programs

 

www.nextstepmagazine.com
Information @ college and career planning, as well as scholarships.

www.collegeprofiles.com
Allows students and counselors to research colleges based on location, cost, and academic majors.

Kaarme.com (pronounced car-may) is an online resource that helps high school students navigate the complex world of college admissions. Our service is provided free of charge and marks a new development in connecting students to prospective universities.

http://www.princetonreview.com

www.mycollegeoptions.com

www.march2success.com

College Information Websites:
Fast Web: www.fastweb.com – Download applications to more than 800 colleges and return them via e-mail.
Peterson’s Education Center: www.petersons.com – Peterson’s publications offer some of the most comprehensive information available to students about all aspects of preparation for higher education.
The Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com – This site provides general information on college admission and financial aid.

Transfer.org – Course Applicability System (CAS). Provides information on how specific coursework will transfer and apply towards a degree at another university.
GoCollege - www.gocollege.com - Search for colleges, take virtual tours of colleges, take online practice tests for ACT and SAT.
College Net – www.collegenet.com Launched in 1995, lets applicants complete, file and pay for their admissions applications entirely through the internet.
SuperCollege.com – This free website is all about helping students get into and pay for the college of their dreams. There are free resources and great tips and strategies.
ACT: www.act.org
The College Board: www.collegeboard.org
College is Possible: www.collegeispossible.org Preparing for, selecting and paying for college.

Please Visit the following site for more information on the changes to FAFSA for the 2017-2018 School Year: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

Please visit the following site for information on and to fill out your FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

FAFSA news and materials can be found at financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/fafsa, click on FAFSA updates under Quick Links on the right side of the page.

#AskFAFSA Office Hours on Twitter: At 5pm eastern time on the last Wednesday of each month there will be a (Ask FAFSA Office Hours) live Q&A session on Twitter. This live Q&A will give students, parents and mentors the opportunity to get questions answered by the experts. You can submit your questions and join the conversation by using the hashtag #AskFAFSA and tune in during the live event for answers. Find them at www.Twitter.com/FAFSA

Don't have a Twitter account? Watch the stream live at http://bit.ly/ASkFAFSA2. Not available during office hours? Obtain a transcript of the Q&A session at www.storify.com/FAFSA the day after office hours.

Be sure to visit FinancialAidToolkit.gov, this website offers a searchable library of brochures, videos, fact sheets, sample tweets and Facebook posts, infographics, PowerPoint presentations and more.

 

Please visit the following website for information on CCP through Northwest State Community College

http://northweststate.edu/college-credit-plus/

 

 

Guidance Office

 

Amber Metzger
School Counselor, Hilltop Schools
1401 W. Jackson St
West Unity, Ohio 45370
(419) 924-2365 ext. 2111
ametzger@hilltopcadets.org