For (potential) future Wildcats…

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

Housing Contracts:

Students can access both the application and the contract at 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.

Junior Day:

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

For (potential) future Jayhawks…

From the friendly folks down the road in Lawrence, KS:

Upcoming KU Deadlines and Reminders

Upcoming Deadlines

  • KU’s FAFSA priority date is Dec. 1 – encourage admitted students to file the FAFSA if they have not already. They can continue to apply after this date.
  • For students interested in the Legal Education Accelerated Degree program (LEAD), encourage them to apply by the Dec. 1 priority date,
  • The Multicultural Scholars Program is taking applications, Their first priority date to apply is January 2 and the final deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2018.
  • The Business Leadership Program’s first application deadline is Dec. 1.  Students must be freshmen business admits, have a 28 ACT or higher (with 26 math ACT or higher) and a 3.5 GPA or higher to apply. Details can be found at
  • The first deadline to apply for the scholarship hall was Nov. 1 and the next deadline is March 1.  Students must fill out a housing contract and submit the scholarship hall application,

Spring Visit Registration Open

Our visit opportunities are customized for meeting student’s goals based on where they are on their path to college. Encourage students to sign up for the campus visit that fits them. Registration can be done online at

A popular visit option for juniors is Junior Days. This full-day experience costs $15 per person, and includes:

  • an academic information session
  • a walking tour of campus led by a student ambassador
  • a tour of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics and the DeBruce Center
  • a residence hall tour
  • a KU T-shirt
  • a light breakfast and lunch at Mrs. E’s
Registration for Spring 2018 Junior Days will open on January 2, 2018.
Updated Test Scores or GPA
Students who take the ACT or SAT in December should submit their scores to KU by Feb. 1. These are the last scores that can be used for scholarship reconsideration if a student applied by the Nov. 1 scholarship deadline.
Also, if a student has an improved 7th semester GPA, they should submit it by Feb. 1. All updates can be self-reported at



New Opportunities @ TCA!


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 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

GoPo Community Service Hours: Opportunities & Information

Needing hours?

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.

Needing information?

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
    • unpaid
  • 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. 🙂

Creighton Global Scholars (program for seniors interested in CU)

Cool new program at Creighton that incorporates multiple study abroad experiences :). From Creighton:

This is a unique international study opportunity unlike any other in the nation. It is a four-year academic and professional development program that includes four international experiences in four years. Creighton Global Scholars will live, study, and learn in Sydney, Australia, Santiago, Dominican Republic, and two additional locations of their choice, in addition to spending six semesters on the Creighton campus. Through these immersive experiences, Global Scholars will develop the skills necessary to live and work anywhere in the world as well-rounded, Jesuit-educated, global citizens.

Program info is here; applications (for current HS seniors interested in Creighton) are due January 5th, 2018!


LSW Parent Advisory Council Scholarships

The LSW Parent Advisory Council will be awarding (3) $550 scholarship to students who are graduating in 2014.  Applications for the Scholarships can be found on the LSW Counseling Center website by clicking here.  All applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center before 3:30 pm on Monday, March 17th.  Applicants must write a 600 word or less essay that addresses a “Meaningful School or Community Activity”  they have experienced while a student at Lincoln Southwest.  Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and have 1-inch margins.

College Week Live’s Paying for College Online College Fair

Students are invited to  register for College Week Live’s Paying for College event, an online college fair designed to help them make the best financial decisions. It will be held from 2 pm to 10 pm on Thursday, January 19th.

At the fair, students will be able to chat online with admissions officers from 100+ universities, College Board representatives, financial aid experts from the U.S. Department of Education, and:

  • Learn the best scholarship search secrets
  • Get tips on completing the FAFSA
  • Discover financial aid programs

Bonus! When a student visits five schools at the event, they will be automatically entered into our $1,000 scholarship drawing.

To sign up for this event, please click here.

LPS Seniors with Data on Google Drive

This message is very important for LPS Seniors (graduates) with data on Google Drive that they wish to take with them.  EVERY Senior is encouraged to retrieve this data prior to leaving LPS.  Even if they are unsure if they will ever want it, it is very important to grab it NOW.  As soon as they leave LPS (even the day after they leave) their files are no longer available to them.
Please encourage ALL GRADUATING SENIORS to follow the instructions on THIS PAGE prior to graduation.

Coe College – Visitation Days

Take a minute and imagine…
Former students visiting your office to tell you about their recent graduate-level research presentation at an international conference in Brazil. This is a reality for Coe College undergraduates. Coe’s visitation days are as follows:

  • Crimson & Gold Visit Days
    November 12, January 28 or February 19
    Select admitted students will be eligible for additional scholarships during these visits.
  • Crimson & Gold Visit Weeks
    November 7-11 or November 28December 2
    Your students pick the day and time!

  • Individual Campus Visits
    MondayFriday and most Saturday mornings
    Your students can choose the day and activities.