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College and Career Center: February 11, 2016

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Applications!

If you have not submitted any applications yet, please see Mrs. Yamamoto, Mrs. Toyota or Ms. Kato as soon as possible. There are still opportunities available to you. Procrastination will narrow your options, so come in and see one of us today.

Submit Scholarship/Award Letters to C&CC

If you have received a scholarship or financial award from a school or organization, forward a copy of it to C&CC, whether you are accepting it or not. We will add the information to our year end report, and you will be recognized in the graduation program.

Selective Service: All males 18 years of age must register

In order to qualify for federal student loans and grants, job training and employment, males 18 years of age must register with Selective Service. Go to sss.gov for more information.

Scholarships Posted on Edline

Check Edline or our bulletin board for the latest scholarship listing. Any scholarship money that you receive means less money out of your pocket. Follow the instructions and watch your deadlines!

May 1 – Reply to Colleges

May 1 is the universal reply date to colleges. This is not a postmarked deadline, so schools need to receive your enrollment plans by that date. Most schools will request for a final transcript as well, so don’t forget to submit your transcript request.

FAFSA – Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides the foundation for the college financial aid process. Colleges, including community colleges, and many scholarship foundations use the report generated by the FAFSA to evaluate an applicant’s financial need.  You must file the FAFSA even if you seek only grants or subsidized loans.  Request for forms or complete the form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Filing your FAFSA online results in quicker evaluations. Each college has a deadline and most aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so file your FAFSA today!

Upcoming FAFSA Help Nights at MHS – 6 p.m. H-Building Computer Lab

We have partnered with UH West Oahu in helping our families complete their FAFSA. Register on the C&CC page on Edline to attend one of these evening events.

Feb. 18 – 6 p.m.

Don’t Forget Your Thank You’s!

As this year is quickly coming to an end, don’t forget to send a thank you note to the teachers and/or counselors who helped you submit letters of recommendation and school report forms.

Other Announcements:

Junior Parent Night – Feb. 24 – 6 p.m. – Cafeteria

We will be having a Junior Parent Informational Night on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Information on upcoming events, ACT testing, college planning and more will be shared. 

March 1 – ASPIRE/ACT TEST DAY

Mark this date in your planners! We will be administering these various tests to all ninth to 11th graders on March 1. More information will be forthcoming via advisory.

SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams

Underclassmen, especially juniors, should sign up now for the SAT or ACT.  Sites and dates fill up very quickly, so plan accordingly. Go to collegeboard.org or actstudent.org to sign up for the appropriate test. Our school’s CEEB code is 120-197.

ASVAB Testing – Grades 10 to 12 Only – March 31

We will be offering the ASVAB on Thursday, March 31 at 8:30 a.m. This is an excellent assessment tool, even if you don’t plan to join the military. Pick up permission forms in C&CC to take this assessment.

Running Start

The Running Start program is a unique partnership between the DOE and the UH system. It allows public high school students to attend college classes while earning both high school and college credits. Recommended that students have a 3.0 minimum GPA to apply. Come to C&CC for more information, or http://www.hawaii.edu/dualcredit/.

College Planning Appointments

Be proactive and make an appointment to discuss post-high school plans. Appointments can be scheduled during the school day, before school or after school. Contact Mrs. Denise Yamamoto to schedule a student and/or parent appointment.

Fee Waivers Available

Students on free or reduced lunch are available for SAT, ACT and NCAA Clearinghouse fee waivers. See Mrs. Yamamoto, and pick up your fee waiver today.

Honolulu National College Fair

The National College Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 12 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with representatives from visiting schools. For more information and/or to register, visit http://www.nacacnet.org.

Compiled by College and Career Center Counselor Denise Yamamoto

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The Student News Site of Mililani High School
College and Career Center: February 11, 2016