News from the Counseling Office

Edition #5: 10/15/2021

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What's New!

Upcoming! College Application Genius Hour for Seniors

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Upcoming! Paying for College Night

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Seniors and Parents: College Application Deadlines Quickly Approaching!

A friendly reminder that if you are applying for any November 1st college deadlines and need official transcripts or letters of recommendation submitted, you must make these requests by Oct. 20th at the latest to ensure an on time delivery. Please see the instructions on how to do so and other updates below.

(New) Class of 2022 College Process Documents and Instructions

View the presentation from the Senior Parent College Application Planning Night here (many resources linked).

View the Transcript Release Process for Eastview Students & Parents here.

View the Eastview High School Steps to Submit the Common App here.

View the steps to submit College Applications here.

(NOTE: NOT for use with The COMMON APPLICATION. See Common App guidelines sheet instead.)

View the steps to request recommendations from EVHS Staff Members here

Students can find these resources:

  • Naviance account homepage → Scroll to bottom --> From My School → Pages
  • Schoology Class of 2022 → Resources→ College Resources

College Knowledge Month

2021-2022 Free Application Opportunities at Minnesota Colleges and Universities


As Minnesota high school students think about applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. There are many opportunities for students to apply to MN institutions for free.


To see the complete list of MN postsecondary institutions waiving their application fee in the month of October, click here.


For more information on College Knowledge Month and college planning resources, click here.

Opportunity to Explore Trade Careers

Is your child interested in a Trade after high school (construction, machines and manufacturing, vehicle services)?


If so, here is a great opportunity for them to get information about different career paths, videos about a "day in the life" of that job, and links to jobs that will pay for your training!

  • Choose from over 80 video resources highlighting Minnesota Trades & Manufacturing companies and technical training programs.
  • Go on virtual tours of facilities and learn about careers without leaving your classroom.
  • Use our day-in-the-life Videos featuring individuals who chose to pursue a Minnesota Trades & Manufacturing career.
  • Start your students on a Trades & Manufacturing career journey with our free Career Exploration Activities. Check out our catalog at explore.trades-hub.com.
  • Explore Trades & Manufacturing Career Training and Job Opportunities across Minnesota.

Here’s the link to the Virtual Field Trip and Guest Speaker Guide!

Minnesota Private Colleges events this Fall/Winter


Minnesota Private Colleges are having a number of events this fall. Check it out if you're interested! Click here for more info!

College Application Support

Macalester Workshop Wednesday Recorded Sessions


Macalester College hosted a summer series to help students prepare for college applications. The workshops were designed for any student looking for motivation and inspiration as they begin the process (interest in Macalester is not required).

Topics include:

What is a Liberal Arts College

Writing a College Essay

Navigating Financial Aid

Getting Your Letter of Recommendation

Filling out the Common Application

Mac Admissions and Financial Aid Deep Dive

View the Recordings

Senior Small Group Meetings

Counselors met with all seniors in small groups the last two weeks of September. Topics included:

  • Naviance online post-secondary planning tool

  • Graduation requirement reminders

  • Senior timeline

  • College application process

    • ordering transcripts

    • test scores

    • counselor forms

    • letters of recommendation

  • College visits

  • College representatives visiting EVHS

  • College Fair

  • Financial Aid

  • Scholarships

If a student missed their meeting, they can find the handouts in the Resources folder in their Schoology class of 2022 group.

College, University and Miliary Visits at Eastview High School

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October 18, 2021


7:40am Savannah College of Art and Design


11:20am U.S. Air Force


1:40pm Minnesota State University-Mankato


October 19, 2021


7:40am University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


9:30am Northern State University


October 25, 2021


10:25am Normandale Community College


October 26, 2021


7:40am University of Wisconsin-Platteville


11:20am Army Reserves


12:45pm Gonzaga University


October 28, 2021


9:30am Iowa State University


9:30am University of Minnesota-Morris


1:40pm Xavier University


*Students are encouraged to register in Naviance and pick up a pass in the Counseling Office prior to the event.

College Financial Aid information

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available October 1st. Please go to www.fafsa.gov to complete this application. Information to assist in completing the application are also available on the FAFSA website. All seniors attending ANY type of post-secondary institution should complete the FAFSA.
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Featured College Planning Resource: BigFuture

There are more than 2,000 colleges in the United States. BigFuture by College Board helps students research and find the best college for them.


https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Scholarships

Parents of Juniors and Sophomores: Raise.Me Scholarships

With Raise.me, students can guarantee scholarships from 200+ colleges as early as 9th grade, making it easier to plan financially for school. Raise.me has proven to be a great tool to motivate students in high schools throughout the U.S., as the site immediately rewards students with scholarships for their hard work in and outside of high school. As an example: ● Get an A in a course ($100 - $1,000) ● Get a B in a course ($50 - $600) ● Participate in a school club or sport ($25 - $250) ● And much more! These bite-sized scholarships are called “Micro-Scholarships”. When students add achievements to their Portfolio on Raise.me, they could be eligible to earn Micro-Scholarships towards our partner colleges.


Ensure that your student creates an account at www.raise.me. 2) Encourage your student to regularly add good grades, community service, extracurricular activities, and other achievements to his or her raise.me “Portfolio” to earn “Micro-Scholarships” from colleges. 3) Visit: https://www.raise.me for more information. Local schools include: University of St. Thomas, Gustavus, UMD, Luther, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin- Stout, and more!

National ACT and SAT Registration Dates for 2021-2022

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ACT Administration Dates and Deadlines

Registration and additional information can be found at www.actstudent.org.


Test Date Registration Deadline

October 23 September 17

December 11 November 5

February 12 January 7

April 2 February 25

June 11 May 6

July 16 June 17

SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines

Registration and additional information can be found at www.collegeboard.org.

2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines

SAT Test Registration Deadline

October 2, 2021 September 3

November 6, 2021 October 8

December 4, 2021 November 4

March 12, 2022 February 11

May 7, 2022 April 8

June 4, 2022 May 5

Eastview High School Counseling Website

For more details about our program and resources visit the Eastview Counseling website.

Eastview High School Counselors