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Class of 2015, September 2014
On Thursday, October 2nd, 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the FHS Auditorium, the FHS School Counseling Department is hosting, “College and Career Planning Night for Seniors!” The School Counseling Department will provide a review of the steps and required elements of the college application process. The evening will also include a college panel with admissions representatives from five institutions! The institutions represented will include public, private, and community college(s). This event is a great opportunity to ensure that your student is on track with college and career planning and to have your questions answered by college experts. We strongly encourage all seniors to attend with their parent/guardian(s).
Click HERE to read a step-by-step outline of everything you need to do, as an FHS Senior, to apply to college this year.
A. Use NAVIANCE
Naviance helps students and families connect what students do in the classroom to their life goals, including finding colleges and careers based on their personal skills and areas of interests.
Seniors, to log on to your student Naviance account, CLICK HERE
To log on to Naviance as a guest, CLICK HERE.
B. Use Collegeweek Live
CollegeWeek Live is an innovative online college fair and online chat resource.
To access CollegeWeek Live, click HERE.
To see online events hosted by colleges through CollegeWeek Live, click HERE.
A. Match you Common Application and Naviance Accounts. This involves completing
the FERPA (What is the FERPA?)
B. Fill out the Transcript Request Form (copies available in the school counseling office)
*For step-by-step instructions on how to complete these steps:*
Click here: The FHS Transcript Request Process
For instructions, click here: /fhs/Teacher Recommendation Letter Guide.docx
For instructions, click here: /fhs/Student Interview Packet.docx
We also recommend providing your counselor with this document: Parent Brag Sheet
SAT: For information and to register: http://www.collegeboard.com
ACT: For information and to register: http://www.act.org
Check with your counselor or Mrs. Luzi to see if you should take the Accuplacer. The Accuplacer is available on Wednesdays after school. You need to register with Mrs. Luzi to take the Accuplacer.
8. Other Helpful Resources:
9. Not Sure if a 4 Year College is Right for You?
Check out these great resources:
How do I attend a college/career organization visit at FHS in the fall?
1. To see who is visiting FHS:
Please log in to Naviance to see the College and Career Visit Calendar!
2. To Sign up to Attend a Visit:
Standardized Test Preparation Resources
1. SAT/ACT Test Prep Programs:
Click HERE to enroll online
For Current Offerings, Click HERE
To Enroll Online Click HERE
2. Standardized Test Information:
For information about "Test Optional Schools" - Click HERE
1. Confused by what the EFC means? Check out this resource!
2. College Tuition Tracker
Don't let the sticker price fool you. This tool shows what students really pay for college, based on their family income. We've got trends, too. Search from more than 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States. To access the tuition tracker, click here: College Tuition Tracker
4. Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Financial Aid Night, en Espanol:
On November 13th 2013, 7-9pm, MEFA presented to families of Grade 12 students, en espanol, on College Financial Aid. The presentation was held at FHS. To access the information shared that evening, click here: Presentation and Handouts
5. Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Financial Aid Night
On October 23rd 2013, 7-9pm, MEFA presented to families and students on College Financial Aid. The presentation was held at FHS. To access the information shared that evening, click here: Presentation and Handouts
Forbes Magazine 8/14/2014 - Worrying Productively:Six Ways Parents Can Help With The College Search
NPR Article 5/6/2014 - Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happier In Life Or Work
Class of 2016, September 2014
Upcoming Local College Fairs
Check back in August for new college fair dates and locations!
Attention students! Looking for something to do this summer? Check out a list of opportunities; across the state, across the country and across the world:
1. FREE Practice for the PSAT through Kaplan! - Click here!
2. "Jumpstart to College & Career Planning Night for Juniors:"
The presentation above covers the steps that current juniors should be taking at this point to prepare for life after high school. It was delivered by the FHS School Counseling Dept. on April 10th 2013, 7 - 9pm.
3. Helpful hand-outs:
Naviance is a web based tool that helps students and families connect what students do in the classroom to their life goals, including finding colleges and careers based on their personal skills and areas of interests.
Juniors, to log on to your student Naviance account, click HERE
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