Welcome Newsletter

FYI for Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores

The purpose of this webpage is to keep you informed. Some of the things that it will include throughout the year are:

Job Openings

General School Information

Scholarship Opportunities

Career Information

College Information

Financial Aid Information

Upcoming Events

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Seniors

•Fall of your senior year is application time if you intend on attending school in the fall of 2017. Financial Aid forms are now available starting in October although deadlines for financial aid paperwork varies with institutions.  Check for application deadlines BUT even though the deadline for applying might seem far away…apply early!

“The early bird gets the worm!” 

• Once you apply, request a transcript from the Guidance Office using the transcript release form.

• You may also need a transcript for an employer, a military recruiter, or a scholarship application.

• Transcripts will not be released without your signature OR a request from the Common Application, SendEdu or any electronic partner associated with your application. Please make sure to provide the School Counselor information when requested.

Mrs. Charlene McGraw
cmcgraw@fcrsd.org
570 785-2409

• Use a Senior Information Sheet OR a resume when requesting Letters of Recommendation from teachers, friends, coaches and/or employers. Remember to tell recommenders something unique about yourself so that their letters will really impress an admissions counselor.

• You may want to take the SAT one more time…check the website of the schools you are applying to in order to find out if they require a senior year SAT! 

Test Date

NormalDeadline

Late Registration*

Online Score Release

October 1, 2016

September 1, 2016

Sept 20, 2016

October 27, 2016

November 5, 2016

October 7, 2016

October 25, 2016

November 29, 2016

December 3, 2016

November 3, 2016

November 22, 2016

December 23, 2016

January 21, 2017

December 21, 2016

January 10, 2017

February 16, 2017

March 11, 2017

February 10, 2017

February 28, 2017

March 28, 2017

May 6, 2017

April 7, 2017

April 25, 2017

May23, 2017

June 3, 2017

May 9, 2017

May 24, 2017

June 20, 2017

*The late registration deadline is one week earlier if you are registering by mail.

*If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch, you are also eligible for an SAT Fee Waiver in your Junior and Senior Years.

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Juniors

• All juniors will be given the opportunity to take take the PSAT this fall.

• The PSAT is a great practice test for the SAT. You will also have access to FREE practice tests designed to address your problem areas.

• Plan on taking the SAT in the spring when your coursework is almost completed. This is when you will be the most prepared.

*If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch, you are also eligible for an SAT Fee Waiver in your Junior and Senior Years.

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Sophomores

Sophomore students are also eligible to take the PSAT for practice.  Sophomores cannot participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  We highly recommend the PSAT as a practice test in Sophomore year.

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Juniors and Seniors

Dual Enrollment

 Every student who is enrolled in a dual enrollment eligible class will receive packet of information containing a letter describing the dual enrollment program, a registration form for Keystone College and/or Lackawanna College and a pamphlet about a scholarship opportunity that may help pay for your courses. 

Open Houses
 Many schools hold their open house programs in the Fall. The flyers that we get are posted on the bulletin boards outside of the Guidance Office. If you are looking for an open house, visit the specific school's website...the are typically well publicized.

College Representative Visits are open to interested Juniors and Seniors.

The sign up sheets will be in the main office on the front counter. If you are interested in attending any of these sessions, you must sign up in the High School Office 2 days prior to the day of the visit so that your name can be included on the absentee. 

 You must be passing the classes on your
schedule in order to attend the presentation.   Visits are also posted on the bulletin board outside of the Guidance Office.

All Students

  • Remember Career Cruising? Career Cruising is a free and useful tool to research careers and colleges and to take a look at yourself and your interests as you move towards the world of work after high school. Taking a career interest inventory is most helpful to students who just can’t decide what to do once they walk through our doors for the last time. 

Your results may be something you never thought of before and could lead to a very rewarding career!

If you need your username and password please ask!

Selective Service

       If you are male and 18 years of age and have not registered with Selective Service do so now – it’s the law! Failing to register also makes you ineligible for financial aid and can prevent you from getting certain jobs or job training. It’s easy; log on to www.sss.gov.

 

Finally, if you have any questions or concerns about your credits or would like to see what an actual transcript looks like…come in to see me!

If I am not available, let Mrs. Kuruts or Ms. Gardus in the main office know and I will see you as soon as possible.

I look forward to working with each of you. 

One word of advice….

Don’t Panic!! 
We are here to help you through the process!

 

Mrs. McGraw

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