Senior Newsletter

September 2015

Welcome Back!

We hope your senior year is off to a great start! We will soon begin meeting with seniors to review graduation requirements and to begin discussing post graduation plans. If you have already started your college applications or have met with military recruiters and have questions, please don't hesitate to stop in to see us or schedule an appointment.


We will be blogging again this year in hopes of continuing to increase our communication with our students and families. Information in our blog throughout the year will keep you up-to-date on college and scholarship information. In addition to following our blog, please read/listen to the daily announcements and check the Counseling Office webpage for additional information (www.corinthcsd.org - page located under Support Services).


www.tomahawkscounselingcorner.blogspot.com

SAT & ACT Test Dates

The SAT and the ACT will be offered on the following dates. The cost of the SAT is $54.50. The ACT has a basic fee of $39.50 with an optional writing test (cost with writing is $54.50). If the cost of these tests presents a hardship, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please check with your school counselor. Also, the SAT will be making some changes to its format starting in 2016. It is in your best interest to take the SAT prior to when the changes take place.


SAT Testing Information (register at: www.collegeboard.org)

Test Date (Registration Deadline)

  • November 7th^ (October 9th)
  • December 5th (November 5th)
  • January 23rd (December 28th)
  • March 5th (February 5th)
  • May 7th^ (April 8th)
  • June 4th (May 5th)



ACT Testing Information (register at: www.actstudent.org)

Test Date (Registration Deadline)

  • October 24th^ (September 18th)
  • December 12th (November 6th)
  • February 6th* (January 8th)
  • April 9th (March 4th)
  • June 11th^ (May 6th)


^ Offered at CHS

* No test center in New York State

2015 College Visitations in the Counseling Office

On the following dates, an Admission Representative from the college/university will be in the Counseling Office to meet with interested students. Please stop by the Counseling Office for a pass if you are interested in learning more about a particular college/university.


9/21 SUNY Canton 9:00

9/23 Sage College 9:00

9:23 Western New England Univ 10:00

9/29 Niagara University 1:15

10/2 Clarkson University 9:00

10/5 Johnson & Wales 10:00

10/5 MCLA 12:15

10/6 Lesley University 10:00

10/14 University at Albany 8:30

10/14 SUNY Geneseo 11:30

10/14 St. Bonaventure 1:30

10/15 SUNY Brockport 8:30

10/15 SUNY Plattsburgh 1:00

10/21 Fulton Montgomery CC 1:00

10/26 SUNY Oneonta 11:00

10/26 Albany College of Pharmacy 1:30

10/30 Southern Vermont University 8:30

11/3 St. John Fisher College 1:00

11/9 SUNY Potsdam 10:45

Timeline for Applying to College

September - November: Individual student appointments; Search/gather info from websites, catalogs, college reps; Set up college visits

September - December: Take/retake SAT’s/ACT’s; Ask teachers/employers for letters of recommendation

September 21: Fall College Fair @ SUNY Albany, SEFCU Arena (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

October 8: Fall College Night at SUNY Adirondack (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
November: Submit CSS Profile application if required by school; Typically the deadline for early decision applications

December 15: All applications completed and submitted to your counselor

January 1: First date FASFA forms can be completed

January (Date TBA): Financial Aid Night (@ CHS 6:30 p.m.)
January - April: Responses from colleges/universities

March - April: Receive financial aid packages from colleges

May 1: Tuition deposit due at the college/university you plan to attend

College Specific/Local Scholarships

  • The 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: If you have taken part in community service activities over the past year, complete an application at http://spirit.prudential.com. Applications must be submitted to your principal by November 3, 2015.

  • Elks Foundation - 2016 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest: a scholarship opportunity available for students who demonstrate scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications are currently available online at: www.elks.org/enf/scholars. Application deadline is October 31, 2015.

  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Award: For seniors with an overall B average who participate in at least one school sponsored sport officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High Schools. Go to: http://www.wendysheisman.com to apply. Deadline: October 2, 2015.

  • 2015 Horatio Alger Scholarship Application: Eligible applicants must be a: 1.) full-time senior who will graduate in June 2015; 2.) plan on pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited institution; 3.) have critical financial need; 4.) be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; 5.) have a minimum grade point average of 2.0; 6.) be a US citizen. To apply, please complege the applications and follow the instructions that can be found at: https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships Deadline: October 25, 2015.

  • Distinguished Young Women: Scholarship, Leadership, Talent: Win money for college and scholarships to more than 200 colleges and universities! Visit: www.distinguishedYW.org for more information.

  • AES Engineers Scholarship: Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the website: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm Deadline: October 7, 2015

Corinth Dollars for Scholars

To apply for a Corinth Dollars for Scholars scholarship, all applications must be submitted electronically through the Corinth DFS website. Create your scholarship profile now and be ready when the scholarship window opens. To complete your profile visit: http://www.corinth.dollarsforscholars.org. Don’t miss out on a great scholarship opportunity this year!

NCAA Clearinghouse Information

If you expect to participate in athletics at a NCAA Division I or Division II college, you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. The Website is www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. When you register online, please be sure to tell your counselor so your transcript can be sent!

College Open House Information ...

Siena College Open House dates are: Sunday, September 20th and Sunday November 8th. During a visit on one of these Open House dates, students will meet current students, faculty, and counselors, and learn what it's like to be a student on Siena's campus!

Corinth High School Counseling Office

Please contact either Mrs. Jenkins or Mrs. Rust if you have any questions!

Mrs. Jenkins (jenkinsl@corinthcsd.org)

Mrs. Rust (rusts@corinthcsd.org)