College and Career Center: Feb. 13, 2014


Compiled by College and Career Counselor Denise Yamamoto

Senior Announcements: 


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.

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 for more information.

Scholarships Posted on Edline

Check Edline or our bulletin board for the latest scholarship listing. Any scholarship money means less money out of your pocket.

May 1 – Reply to Colleges

May 1 is the universal reply date to colleges. In addition, this is not a postmarked deadline, so schools need to receive your enrollment plans by that date. Most schools will need 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 Filing your FAFSA online results in much faster need 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 

It will be held at 6 p.m. at the 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. 12, Feb. 20 and March 6.

Don’t Forget Your Thank Yous!

As this school 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:

Tuesday, March 4 – ACT/PLAN/EXPLORE Test Day

Mark this date in your planners! We will be administering these tests to grades nine to 11 on March 4. We will follow a Wednesday bell schedule that day. More information will be forthcoming via advisory.

Junior English Class Visits

Mrs. Yamamoto is done visiting 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 see Mrs. Yamamoto in 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 should sign up for the SAT or ACT. Go to or to sign up for the appropriate test. Our school’s CEEB code is 120-197.

ASVAB Testing – Grades 10 to 12 Only – April 16

We will be offering the ASVAB on April 16 at 1 p.m. 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. Students should have a 3.0 minimum GPA. Come to C&CC for more information, or visit

College Planning Appointments

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.

College Fair 

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