BYU Updates for the Class of 2020

Deadlines – The application for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 opens on August 29, 2019. Freshman applicants that complete the application by the priority deadline of November 1 will receive extra consideration in the admission decision process, so don’t delay! The final deadline is December 16, 2019 and decisions will be released by February 17, 2020. View the full deadline schedule.

Age Restriction – Applicants must be at least 17 years old by the first day of class of the semester/term they are applying for. If they are younger than 17 they will be prompted to choose a later application date as they begin their application. (This applies to all applicant types except Concurrent Enrollment applicants.)

ACT/SAT – This year, students will self-report their overall composite ACT or SAT score. If admitted, BYU will ask them to submit an official score for verification before they will be able to register for classes.

High School Grades – Students will also self-report high school work. Utah students with an SSID number can import their grades automatically from the state system. Students must report grades as they appear on the transcript! If students have any questions about how to complete this portion of the application, feel free to call 801-422-4104 for assistance.

High School Teacher Recommendation – Students must provide the email address of a high school teacher that taught them in a course that counted toward their English, math, or science graduation requirements. BYU recommends that they select a teacher that knows them well and can represent the work they have done.

Additional Recommendation – Students must provide the email address of someone else that can provide them a strong recommendation. This could be a second high school teacher, a coach, a church leader, an employer or anyone who knows them well, but it cannot be a family member.

Deferments – If students plan to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before attending BYU, they should apply with their graduating high school class and then defer their admission.

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University of South Florida: Admission Deadlines

Seniors interested in attending the University of South Florida are reminded visit their website to check on upcoming college admission deadlines, resources for the application process and much more. Deadlines to keep in mind include the following:

  • October 1 * The FAFSA opens
  • November 1 * USF’s priority admission completion deadline
  • January 1 * USF’s priority deadline for financial aid consideration
  • January 15 * Application completion deadline for students to be considered for admission scholarships
  • March 1 * USF’s final application deadline

Opportunity for GoPo Hours: Cavett Fun Night

On Friday, September 20, 2019, Cavett Elementary School is holding a “ Cavett Fun Night” for its students and families from 5-800pm. Fun Night is an annual carnival-like event with games and food for families to enjoy. They are seeking volunteers to help run games and food stations at the Cavett Fun Night. Cavett Fun Night provides the opportunity to earn community service hours for GoPo.
Fun Night requires a tremendous number of volunteers. Volunteers will sign up for 1-hour shifts but are more than welcome to volunteer the entire time. They will be assigned to a booth and will run that activity and award prizes as elementary students rotate through the event. For more info, click on the link below:

University of Nebraska – Admissions Process

The Nebraska application for admission is now open for Fall 2020 prospective students. Nebraska has already begun offering merit-based scholarships for 2020-2021. The 2020-2021 FAFSA becomes available October 1, 2019.

  • Students are encouraged to complete it by April 1, 2020 for priority consideration.
  • The application deadline for merit-based scholarships is February 1.
    • We will accept test scores from the February 2020 test date.
    • Some individual scholarship programs may have earlier deadlines.

Applicants must submit their scholarship statement by February 1 for additional consideration for leadership, service and/or diversity enhancement scholarships.

Video Resources
A series of videos about preparing for college that students, families and educators have found to be helpful resources. Check out the videos below about Filing the FAFSA and Applying for Scholarships.

Senior Family Meeting

Seniors and their families who were unable to attend the Senior Family Meeting, may view the presentations below. If you have questions, please contact the presenter for each session.

K-State’s Girls in Aviation Day

The Kansas State University Polytechnic Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) will be hosting its fourth annual Girls in Aviation Day – a FREE program for girls ages 8 to 18, designed to introduce them to the possibilities available with a career in aviation – on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Stevens Flight Center (#4 on the campus map).

The day’s activities will take place from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Light breakfast and lunch will be served. All guests will receive a drawstring sports pack, WIA Aviation Fun Patch, Whirlygig, a copy of Girls in Aviation magazine and a limited-edition t-shirt. The first 100 girls to register will receive an additional surprise. If you attended this event last year, you’re encouraged to wear your Girls in Aviation Day t-shirt!

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to women in various fields of aviation and aerospace, including pilots, engineers, air traffic controllers, airport managers, and more. Exciting hands-on activities, such as flight simulators and much more.

Please note: All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of their stay at the Stevens Flight Center.

For more info and to register, click here. For any additional questions, please contact our Assistant Director of Admissions, Kris Grinter by phone at 785-826-2676.

2019-20 Diversity Leadership Symposia Series at UNL

Nebraska’s Diversity Leadership Symposia are special events for high school students designed to celebrate and promote leadership in diverse communities. Students who have registered and attend will be considered for the $2,000 Emerging Leaders scholarship per year ($8,000 total). Interested students are invited to visit to learn more and register for one of the Leadership Symposiums listed below:

  • Nebraska Fall Latinx Leadership Symposium * Wednesday, October 30th (seniors only)
  • Nebraska Fall Black Leadership Symposium * Wednesday, November 6th (seniors only)
  • Nebraska Native Leadership Symposium * Tuesday, November 2th
  • Nebraska Asian Leadership Symposium * Tuesday, November 9th
  • Nebraska Spring Black Leadership Symposium * Wednesday, April 5th (9th – 11th grade students)
  • Nebraska Spring Latinx Leadership Symposium * Wednesday, April 22nd (9th – 11th grade students)

Cost is $5 and includes lunch and T-shirt. For F/R Lunch students, the cost is waived.  If you have questions, please contact Sarah Simon, special events assistant director, at or 402-472-6848.


Boston University’s Expanded Financial Assistance Program

BU has a new, expanded financial assistance program, affordableBU, that will meet 100% full need of any admitted first-year student.  Students’ financial need will be determined based on the FAFSA and CSS Profile™. Once a family’s expected contribution as been determined, it will be subtracted from the full cost of attendance. The difference—calculated need—will be made up by financial aid.

Click here to view important deadlines, including when financial assistance applications are due, for the coming year.

Lincoln Area College Fair

Juniors and Seniors: Attend a College Fair this fall to meet with college representatives. Admission is free. Before you attend, visit to register for a barcode. Print the barcode, or download it to your smartphone, and take it to the fair so that college reps can scan it.

2019 Fall College Fairs

  • Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, September 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street, Lincoln
  • Omaha Area College Fair, Sunday, September 29, 1:00-4:00 p.m. – University of Nebraska at Omaha, Sapp Fieldhouse, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha