And from the friendly folks in the “Little Apple,” Manhattan, KS:
FAFSA Priority Deadline:
Students that will be submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to submit by the December 1st Priority Deadline. Student Financial Assistance has many resources to give students and families confidence as they complete the FAFSA. Information and contact information can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/sfa.
Students can access both the application and the contract at http://www.housing.ksu.edu. There is no deadline for contract completion, but assignments are based on the date the contract was received so students are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. The $400 initial payment is refundable until June 1st.
Juniors are invited to visit K-State for a Junior Day to explore all the opportunities available as future students. There are three remaining open dates this semester, December 1st, December 4th and December 8th. If they are not able to make any of those dates, we’ll also have several Junior Days in the spring. The program begins at 8:30 AM and will end at 4:00 PM. For more information and to register, visit http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/juniors.
A couple of tidbits from non-Nebraska schools, for your information:
- Columbia (NY), Colgate (NY), and Swarthmore (PA) are among a growing number of selective schools that will now, as of the Class of 2018, accept self-reported ACT/SAT scores (click the link if you don’t know what that means :)). Only admitted students will be required to submit official scores through the respective testing organizations.
- The following schools have added a “Courses and Grades” section to their Common App application that they suggest could add 20-30 minutes to its completion time:
- Chapman University (CA)
- The George Washington University (Washington, DC)
- The Ohio State University (OH)
- Purdue University (IN)
- University of Southern California (CA)
- West Virginia University (WV)
Info on how to complete (videos, infographics, etc.) can be found here.
Stop in to see your counselor with questions surrounding these items, and anything else college-related!
Get a head start on your next year’s college classes by enrolling in general education or pathway courses second semester during TCA’s new 11:10-12:15 time slot.
Seniors can enroll in SCC psychology, sociology, English or math courses for Academic Transfer to four-year colleges or for SCC programs.
Apply to TCA this week at http://wp.lps.org/tca/. Contact Mrs. Lohmeyer, TCA school counselor, for more information and note that **students must provide their own transportation** for these classes!
More info below:
Spring into TCA 2018-V5
For seniors looking to get connected with an approved organization/opportunity for their 20 volunteer hours, such a list for the 2017-2018 school year is available here.
Here’s the 411 on GoPo and its community service requirement:
- In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 20 hours of community service.
- To count, these hours must be:
- completed with a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
- completed outside of the student’s school day
- Other requirements of note:
- Students may volunteer for a religious organization as long as he/she is not engaged in religious instruction. For example, a student teaching Bible Study will NOT count, but a student helping to build a “Habitat for Humanity” house with his/her church WILL count.
- Students may volunteer for an LPS school or organization, as long as he/she is not performing regular job duties in which someone is already assigned. For example, a student helping with locker checkout will NOT count but a student volunteering for a PTO Fun Night WILL count.
Don’t hesitate to contact a GoPo teacher or your counselor if you have other questions. 🙂
For any considering Northeast Community College, their scholarship application is open and available here. See below for a full listing of scholarship opportunities, as well as a number of others that require an additional application beyond the form above.
Happy (scholarship) hunting!
General Scholarship Listing
The following Northeast scholarships require a separate application:
Merit Awards for Freshmen
Additional Northeast Scholarships
Sophomore Transfer Students