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College and Career Center: Feb. 16, 2017

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SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

Applications

If you have not submitted any applications yet, please see C&CC 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 & 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 C&CC Webpage

Check our webpage or 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. Each college has a deadline and most aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so file your FAFSA today!

 

Don’t Forget Your Thank Yous!

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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Junior Parent Night

February 22

6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria

We will be having a Junior Parent Informational Night on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria.  Information on upcoming events, honors certificates, ACT testing, college planning and more will be shared.

Free ACT Test Day

February 28

Mark this date in your planners! We will be administering the ACT for FREE to all Juniors on Tuesday, February 28.  Students will be registering in their English classes.  More information will be forthcoming via Advisory.

Junior English Class Visits

Mrs. Yamamoto and Mrs. Zane are done visiting all Junior English classes.  College planning, course planning, college entrance tests, resume/essay writing, NCAA, etc. was covered. If you were absent on that day, please come to C&CC to get the information shared. Students and/or their parents are encouraged to make an appointment if they have any questions or concerns.

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 10-12 Only

March 8

We will be offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Library.  This is an excellent assessment tool, even if you don’t plan to join the military.  Sign up in C&CC.

Running Start

The Running Start program is a unique partnership between the DOE and the UH system. It allows public high school juniors and seniors to attend college classes while earning both high school and college credits. Come to C&CC for more information, or visit 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. Zane or Mrs. 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/NAIA Clearinghouse fee waivers.  Come to C&CC, and pick up your fee waiver today.

College Fair 

The National College Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 11 from 8:30 – 11:30 am and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with representatives from visiting schools. For more information, visit: http://www.nacacnet.org

Compiled by College and 

Career Center Counselor 

Denise Yamamoto

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College and Career Center: Feb. 16, 2017