Wildcat Counseling Newsletter

Plano Senior High School- September 2022

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Plano ISD College Night

Join us for Plano ISD's annual College Night! Representatives from over 200 colleges, universities, trade schools, and military branches will be there to talk to students, provide information and answer questions.


Monday September 19, 6-8pm

Plano Event Center- 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074

College 101 Information for Seniors

Need help getting started with your college applications? This information session presented by the PSHS Counselors is for seniors and their parents (but juniors are welcome to attend as well!) and will cover the basics of the application process.


Monday September 12, 2022

Presentations at 5:15 OR 7:50 pm (before and after Open House)

Lecture Hall (Building B)


You can also visit our website for more resources, printables and videos:

Plano Senior High Counseling Website- https://www.pisd.edu/pshs/counseling

COLLEGE PREVIEW & ADMISSION EVENTS

Want to start visiting college campuses? Click on the link below for a list of regional colleges and universities that are hosting on-campus events for prospective students this spring:


College Preview & Admission Events

SchooLinks for College Applications

SchooLinks

SchooLinks is an all-in-one student success platform that allows students to explore college and career readiness. At Plano Senior High School, it is also an important part of the college admission process. All students have access through an app linked to their Webdesk. Below are some resources to help you navigate the program.



Students will use SchooLinks to request transcripts, teacher recommendation letters and track other important parts of the college admission process.

College Applications

Apply Texas- This is the most widely used college application for our students. If you are planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university in Texas, create and account and start applying! https://applytexas.org/


The Common App- More than 1000 colleges and universities around the country accept The Common Application. Create your account and start applying here: https://www.commonapp.org/

SAT & ACT Testing

SCORES FROM THE MARCH 2022 SCHOOL DAY SAT ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

Seniors can log in using the email they provided on test day: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/scores


SAT- If you’d like to take the SAT again, you can register here: http://www.sat.org/


Next SAT Test Date: October 22nd. Regular registration is open until September 16th



ACT- If you need an ACT score for college admission, visit their website to register: https://www.act.org/


Next ACT Test Date: October 1st. Late registration is open until September 20th


ALL CURRENT JUNIORS WILL TAKE THE SAT AT PLANO SENIOR IN MARCH 2023

Transcripts

A transcript is a record of all the classes the student has taken grades 9-12 (and will include HS credits earned during middle school if applicable.) Here's what to do if you need one:


  • Personal Copy: Stop by the Registrar's office in B-Building and request a copy. You can keep this for your own records and use it to enter your classes and GPA for colleges that accept self-reporting.
  • Official Copy: Log into SchooLinks and add the school to your College Application Manager. An official transcript request will automatically be sent (12th grade only)

Counselor Recommendation Letters

Students requiring a Counselor Recommendation will need to complete the Counselor Recommendation Form (Linked below) and submit it to their counselor at least 3 weeks before the recommendation letter or counselor report is due. Not all colleges require this, if you are unsure please reach out to your counselor to verify.


Counselor Recommendation Form

Financial Aid

FAFSA- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine a student’s eligibility for all types of federal and state financial aid. Completing the FAFSA or submitting an official FAFSA Opt-Out Form is a Texas Graduation Requirement. You can submit your proof of completion by logging into SchooLinks or you can contact your counselor for assistance. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa


Students not eligible to complete the FAFSA may be able to complete the TASFA. Only specific students qualify to complete the TASFA, see your counselor for more information.


Scholarships- We keep an extensive Scholarship List on our website that is updated regularly. Check there periodically to see which ones you want to apply for.

FAFSA Overview
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AP Exam Registration and Payment

Students taking AP exams at Plano Senior High School must complete two steps in order to register and pay:


  • Join their Teacher’s AP class in My AP using the join code your teacher provides.
  • Log into Total Registration to pay for their year-long and/or 1st semester AP exams by 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2022. AP Exams that are not fully paid by Friday, October 28th, 2022 will be canceled and exams will not be ordered


Please go to www.totalregistration.net/AP/445565 and create an account to register and pay for exams.


Registration and payment for second semester AP exams will be available in January 2023.

Plano Senior High Counseling Department

Giovanna James- Lead Counselor (12th AVID Students)
giovanna.james@pisd.edu
469-752-9316


Wendy Rupp (A-Caq)

wendy.rupp@pisd.edu

469-752-9417


Joel Brzezinski (Car-Gam)

joel.brzezinski@pisd.edu

469-752-9317


Jennifer Medina (Gan-Jac)

jennifer.medina@pisd.edu

469-752-9320


Quincy Ham (Jad-Ma)

quincy.ham@pisd.edu

469-752-9416


Lance Davis (Mb-Ph)

lance.davis@pisd.edu

469-752-9322


Grace Delgado (Pi-Sta)

grace.delgado@pisd.edu

469-752-9442


Toby Schulte (Stb-Z)

toby.schulte@pisd.edu

469-752-9318


Latresha Murphy- Counseling Office Clerk

latresha.murphy@pisd.edu

469-752-9315


Jennifer Cooney

jennifer.cooney@pisd.edu

Counseling Secretary

469-752-9429


Ally Nyp- Social Worker

allyson.nyp@pisd.edu

469-752-9319

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