Class of 2021,
We hope your senior year is off to a good start! Please be sure to check out each of the items below. There is a lot of information, but we want to make sure you are prepared for upcoming events.
Remember that the window to opt out of having your class rank posted to your transcript closes on September 30. We are unable to make changes after that date. The online form is available using the parent login for Skyward Family Access.
Counseling Page of the FMHS Website
Helpful College Application Resources
This spreadsheet provides virtual visit and tour information for DARN member institutions.
DARN has created a YouTube channel with promo videos from numerous colleges. There are also several videos from a variety of panel discussions.
Virtual FAFSA/TASFA Day
The University of North Texas will host a Financial Aid Frenzy event on October 1. There will be mentors and financial aid representatives available from 12:00PM - 9:00PM. There will be a pre-recorded video playing every hour in the afternoon and every 30 minutes in the evening. This will provide an overview of how to complete the FAFSA or TASFA. Students and parents will be able to ask questions in the chatroom. While this is a UNT program, they will not be marketing to students who have not expressed an interest in UNT.
The National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs
Attend a NACAC Virtual College Fair!
*Monday, October 12, 12:00pm-8:00pm
*Sunday, October 18, 11:00am-7:00pm
*Sunday, November 8, 1:00pm-9:00pm
Attend as often as you like. Parents are invited, too.
What to expect:
*During each NACAC Virtual College Fair, more than 600 college and university representatives will be available to talk with you and other students!
*Log in to virtualcollegefairs.org using your phone or computer. It's easy to get around!
*Select which colleges you'd like to learn about! Sign up to attend their live and interactive Zoom sessions on how to apply, financial aid, student life, and more.
*You can also schedule a virtual meeting with a college. Just choose a date and time.
*Don't know where to start? No worries! Each fair offers NACAC Meet-Ups with information (in English and Spanish) on how to find your best college fit, how to pay for college, and more. Plus, you can use chat to talk with a college counseling expert.
Applying to a Military Academy?
Be sure you've applied for a nomination! The deadline for current seniors to submit a completed application for a nomination from Congressman Burgess is October 13, 2020. If you have not submitted this application to Congressman Burgess, you'll want to request a nomination packet ASAP by contacting Robin Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you planned to attend the North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum last April, you may find this link helpful: https://burgess.house.gov/services/virtual-academy-day.htm.