Jaguar News

Seniors--October 2020

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

Be sure to check out the counseling page of the FMHS website. This is where you can view the senior powerpoint that was sent out several weeks ago. You can also find the link to request official transcripts and access the counselor recommendation packet. Remember that you only need a letter from us if the college requires a counselor letter of recommendation. Be sure to check your application. A letter may not be required.

Helpful College Application Resources

Click on the topic below for more information.

DARN

Dallas/Fort Worth Admissions Regional Network (DARN) is a community of regionally based admissions professionals living in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) representing non-profit academic institutions.
DARN Virtual Visit Directory

This spreadsheet provides virtual visit and tour information for DARN member institutions.

Videos created by DARN

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


FREE!

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 robin.vaughan@mail.house.gov.


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.

Coming Soon -- G-Force!

Typically, our G-Force mentors meet with students on campus during the school day. Due to COVID, meetings will take place virtually. We will share more information soon!
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