TLH Senior Newsletter #1 Fall 2021
Welcome Back Seniors!
Fall Senior Survey
Please take a minute to complete our Fall Senior Survey. We will use this information to help better serve your questions and concerns you may have about things like college, careers, financial aid, etc.
SAT and ACT Test Dates
SAT and ACT Fee Waivers
SAT fee waivers are available to select 11th and 12th grade students in the U.S. based on income level. SAT Subject Test fee waivers are available for students in grades 9–12.
You're eligible for fee waivers if you say "yes" to any of the following:
- You're enrolled in or eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
- Your annual family income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
- You're enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
- Your family receives public assistance.
- You live in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home, or are homeless.
What is the Common App?
The Common Application is a single online college application form used by over 900 colleges and universities. Instead of filling out the same general information—like your address, GPA, and extracurriculars— a dozen times, you only have to do it once. The Common App website has lots of videos that explain step by step how to submit your application using their platform. Check out their website below.
College Application Fee Waiver Information
You can also request an ACT college application fee waiver if you were approved for an ACT Test Fee Waiver. See your counselor if that is the case for you.
You can also request a fee waiver to colleges if you are applying via Common Application. Here are the details on this...
Best College Blogs
University of South Carolina-Lots of FAQs here about USC admissions. https://uofscadmissions.tumblr.com/
Furman University-lots of helpful information for both potential Furman applicants and really the entire college search and admissions process.
Georgia Tech-They have a GREAT blog that has some humor in it as well which always makes it more appealing to read. GT also recently started a series of short podcasts that break down some of the more complex college application topics into easily understandable pieces.
University of Georgia-Also another awesome blog with very insightful information about the college admissions process that will be helpful for any student applying to a selective state university.
Letters of Recommendation
Below is a link to a great article on writing a high school resume for college.
How To Send Your Transcript To Colleges
Learn More about the College Admissions Process
Join the Davidson admission team for a workshop series designed to prepare you for your college search and application process.
Sessions are for rising high school juniors and seniors, with session options for parents and mentors in the evening.
Each workshop has been designed by a team which may consist of Davidson admissions staff, partners from other institutions, and our high school counseling colleagues. The goal is to provide information in a broad scope that will serve participants regardless of where they apply. We encourage participants with questions specific to a school's admission process to reach out directly to that institution.
Here are the topics that you can register for
- College Application & Financial Aid Basics
- College Essays 101
- Visiting Colleges Virtually & Demonstrating Interest
- How to Talk About Yourself: Interview Prep
- Mock Admission Case Studies
- What do I do After I Hit "Submit?"
Who Is My Counselor?
This year we made some minor changes to the TLH School Counselor caseloads. You may have a different counselor this year so check out the link below to find out who your counselor is and get contact information for the entire Guidance Office staff including our Registrar, School Social Worker, and Career Development Facilitator (CDF).https://sites.google.com/anderson5.net/tlh-counseling/counseling-dept/counselors
Google Classroom for Class of 2022
Google Classroom Code: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTEyNjg2NDY0MTgw?cjc=qtd3x5a