Senior Info

                    SEMINOLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL                        

SENIOR COLLEGE/CAREER PLANNING

 

 

1.      Search colleges and university websites for the requirements for admission.  Pay close attention to entrance exam requirements.  Some colleges do not require students to take the SAT/ACT, they require the ACCUPLACER.

 

2.        Access your GA Futures account (gafutures.org) to obtain your HOPE GPA and for the latest information about financial aid, scholarships, college admissions, and career information. 

 

3.        IF REQUIRED---Register to take the SAT or ACT:

·          Register online at www.collegeboard.org for the SAT and www.actstudent.org for the ACT.

·          The SCM/HS code to be used on all tests is 111090. 

·          SAT/ACT practice tests are available on the school Guidance web page (useful links) and on the SAT and ACT websites.    PRACTICE BEFORE TAKING THE TEST!! 

·          You may have your scores sent to 4 colleges/universities free.  Be sure to list these choices when you register.

·          All students must upload an acceptable photo (head shot) at the time of registration and this photo will appear on the admission ticket. 

·          Students must present a photo ID (Driver’s License or School ID) and the admission ticket the day of the test. 

·          Fee waiver applications are available to juniors and seniors in the guidance office.  These applications are to be completed and signed by the student’s parent or guardian and returned to the counselor to determine if the student qualifies.   Each qualified student is allowed 2 fee waivers.  If a student registers to take the SAT/ACT using a fee waiver and misses the test for ANY reason, this waiver is applied to that test and cannot be used again.   Fee waivers CANNOT be used for late registration fees. 

·          Any student interested in participating in college sports must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.  This registration is completed through    www.eligibilitycenter.org (there is a $75.00 fee).  Once the registration is complete, students must notify the guidance office to electronically transmit a copy of an official transcript to the Eligibility Center.  Students MUST have SAT and/or ACT scores sent directly to the NCAA Eligibilty. When registering for the SAT and/or ACT, students MUST enter the code number 9999 when asked to enter the colleges for scores to be mailed.  This is a requirement for all high school athletes who participate in college             sports.

 

 

4.        Visit college campuses.  Most offices require appointments for tours and interviews.  Go to the college web site for appropriate telephone numbers and directions.  Some campuses offer overnight accommodations.  Seniors are allowed one excused college visitation day.  Students MUST bring a note from the college admissions office to guidance the next day in order to be excused.

 

5.        Talk with college representatives and military recruiters who visit the school in the cafeteria.

 

6.        Attend the college PROBE College Fair at Bainbridge High School on October 23, 2017 .  The PROBE College Fair will feature displays and representatives from more than 40 colleges.  Students will be able to discuss costs, programs of study, scholarships, financial aid, admissions, and campus life with the representatives.  Seminole County seniors will attend this event as a group and everyone must ride the bus.  Permission slips will be given prior to the visit.

 

7.        Most colleges and universities require an application fee and these amounts will varyMail a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order to the college or university.  DO NOT send cash in the mail.  AFTER applications are submitted online or mailed, send your high school transcript through www.gafutures.org.    This is required for every application.  

 

8.        Attend the Georgia Student Finance Commission Financial Aid Workshop on October 232017 at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria.  A representative from GSFC will present valuable information about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This information may be submitted online beginning in October Tax information will be needed to complete these forms.  Since this form requires personal financial information, the school counselors are not permitted to help enter the information.  


9.  On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 and Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Ms. Angie Wilson with GA Student Finance Commission, will be available by appointment only from 8;30 AM to 4:00 PM (October 31) and 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (November 14) to help parents and seniors complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.  Appointments may be made by contacting the guidance office at 524-5135.

 

10.     Local scholarship applications are available on the Seminole County Middle/High School web page for students to download.  All scholarship applications are to be turned in to the guidance office by 3:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2018.  A letter of acceptance from the college or university is required for all local scholarship applications to be considered. Applications must be either stapled or gem clipped.  They are not to be in a folder, in a  notebook or bound in any way.  Scholarship recipients will be announced during the Honors Night Program.   Students should search the college or university web sites and ask their English teacher about available  scholarships.

 

11.  Send your final transcript to the college you will be attending through www.gafutures.org or sign up in the Guidance Office before school is out.


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