PHS Jr/Sr Counseling Newsletter

October/November 2020

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2nd Quarter

We are now in Q2 and I'm so proud of all that you have accomplished so far this year!

Juniors have completed the PSAT and most seniors have applied to colleges by now. You're off to a great start and this newsletter contains a few reminders and resources on staying focused during this second quarter.


Are you connected with your class? Join Remind for text reminders and updates:

Juniors: https://www.remind.com/join/bpride2022

Seniors: https://www.remind.com/join/bpride2021

Junior Year Goals

Double check and see what you have completed and what else is left:


  • Signing up for Remind to stay connected all year and senior year too: remind.com/join/bpride2022
  • Improving (or maintaining) GPA
  • Getting involved in school organizations/clubs and applying for leadership positions
  • NHS application (by invitation only, weighted GPA of 4.0 required)
  • Get out and visit some college campuses and explore options, virtually at minimum
  • Identify college majors of interest
  • Ace the PSAT this October 14th and achieve goals for SAT/ACT this spring
  • Register with the NCAA if needed
  • Attend a summer camp before senior year, participate in a mission trip, or take advantage of a leadership opportunity that is related to your future field

PSAT/SAT/ACT Updates:

PSAT Test Results from the October exam are expected to be released to students mid December. Counselors will meet with students in early January to review the score reports.


Juniors: register now for the SAT or the ACT in the spring. Seats fill up so be sure to save the date(s) you need! Below are links to register for the date that fits with your schedule:


SAT: To study for the upcoming exams, the College Board recommends the free online Khan Academy course. https://www.khanacademy.org/sat There are also several free practice exams on the College Board website.

For more information about registering, studying, and interpreting scores:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat?affiliateId=cbhomeexp&bannerId=sat


ACT: Students may pick up a paper copy of the ACT study guide at any time from the counseling department. To register for upcoming test dates, or to order the online study course please visit the website: www.act.org There is also a free copy of the study guide online: https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/Preparing-for-the-ACT.pdf

Seniors,

Are you feeling overwhelmed about scholarships and not even sure where to apply? Want to see the available scholarships for your senior class in one easy location? Scholarships for College: PHS Class of 2021 https://wke.lt/w/s/a_0-p1


Even just applying to one is more than most seniors end up applying for - see if you can go for two or three, or more!

College Applications/Transcripts

The College Application

Congratulations to those of you who have applied! If you haven't started yet it's not too late. Early Action due date for many colleges is November 1st and this is the ideal deadline to guide your applications by. Many college scholarships may not be available if your application is submitted after this priority date. Some colleges have a later Early Action deadline (Bellarmine is Nov 15th, as an example).

  • Early Action deadline is often the deadline for automatic merit scholarships from the college. Apply today!
  • Common App isn't required for all colleges so double check if it's needed. If so, remember to add me as your counselor as a recommender right away!

Ordering Transcripts

Congratulations! You have submitted your college application but don't forget to send your transcript! The application is not complete until the transcript has been sent. Log in to Parchment and "Order" your transcript to be sent to your chosen institutions. http://www.parchment.com/

Virtual FAFSA Completion Event: College Goal Sunday!

Sunday, Oct. 25th, 2-4pm

This is an online event.

Seniors:

The 2021-22 FAFSA form is here! Some states and schools have limited funds, so submit your application today. Also, check out the new myStudentAid app for iOS and Android.


Every senior should complete the FAFSA and each following year of undergrad/graduate school. Many PHS seniors have already completed the FAFSA. For students and families with questions here are some resources, and of course, please contact Mrs. Losey with questions.


Updates: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa


  • Use 2019 tax records.
  • It's recommended to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to submit tax records.
  • The FAFSA is the required application for all state financial aid programs and grants. In Indiana, students must complete the FAFSA by April 15th to be eligible for state aid.
  • What is Financial Aid? Gift Aid=grants, scholarships, Self-Help Aid=loans, employment. Recommended to start searching and applying for scholarships junior year. FAFSA is the application for grants (money that does not have to be paid back).
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC): will be the same from school to school, calculated by a federal formula using information provided on FAFSA, amount the government determines a family can reasonably be expected to contribute, is NOT the amount your family will have to pay for college and is NOT the amount of federal aid a family will receive, and IS based on both student and parent contribution and household demographics of size, income, and number of students attending college.
  • Families should log back in to their account to check the status. Processing can take 5-7 days and edits will be allowable after application is processed.
  • Students should list all schools they are applying to on the FAFSA so the school(s) will receive the application in order to potentially make financial aid offers to the student.


Video on the different types of student aid: https://youtu.be/Pn4OECMTh5w

Where to complete the FAFSA: https://fafsa.gov/

Student Athlete?

Students, if you are planning to play sports in college either with the NCAA or NAIA one of the steps to ensure eligibility is to register as a student athlete. Double check colleges that you're interested in to see which eligibility center they are affiliated with. There are other eligibility centers too, but these are two common places to start.


Resources:


NCAA - Registering as an athlete: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/


NAIA for information and to register: http://www.playnaia.org/eligibility-center

CONGRATULATIONS!

College Acceptances and Scholarships for the Class of 2021:

College acceptances and scholarship offers from colleges will be published here throughout the year. We can't wait to celebrate your acceptances! Please share your college letters (or emails) with the counseling department as you receive them during the year. The counseling department will compile a master list of college acceptances as well as all scholarship offers. During Awards Night and at Graduation there will be recognitions of your offers and awards.

College Acceptances:

Colleges and universities are in the midst of processing the thousands of applications they have received. If you haven't received notification yet of your application status, you will soon. The following are students who have been accepted to a college AND have shared their acceptance status with the Counseling Department. An updated list will be published in the following newsletter:


Congratulations to the following students:


Aurilio, Zachary: University of Southern Indiana

Barber, Caleb: Indiana University Southeast

Berg, Rebekah: University of Louisville

Beyl, Mary-Katherine: Ball State University, Indiana State University, University of Louisville, University of Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky University

Bissig, Hannah: Western Kentucky University

Bottorff, Reese: Colorado State University, IUPUI, University of Tampa

Bowles, Samuel: Ball State University, Bellarmine University, Grace College, Marian University, Valparaiso University

Braswell, Jacob: Indiana State University

Burke, Aaron: Ball State University, Bellarmine University, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University Southeast, IUPUI, University of Louisville, University of Tampa

Castleberry, Lauren: Indiana University Bloomington, University of Louisville

Caswell, Gavin: Ball State University

Chapman, Lillian: Ball State University, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana State University, University of Louisville, University of Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky University

Coe, Anna: Western Kentucky University

Dierking, William Grant: Holy Cross College, IUPUI, University of Dayton, University of Louisville

Evans, Gillian: Ball State University, Bellarmine University, Columbia College Chicago, Indiana State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, University of Evansville, University of Memphis, University of Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky University

Furnish, Clayton: Ball State University, University of Indianapolis, University of Louisville

Fuson, Marcus: Indiana State University

Grimes, Elijah: Ivy Tech College

Hanlon, Abigail: Indiana University Bloomington, IUPUI, Loyola University Chicago, University of Tampa

Harley, Miranda: University of Louisville

Hesse, Luke: Ave Maria University, Bellarmine University, Indiana University Southeast

Holifield, Mara: Morehead State University, Murray State University

Hottois, Sophia Grace: Bellarmine University, Butler University, Indiana University Bloomington, Loyola University Chicago, University of Louisville, Xavier University

Huff, Katie: Ball State University, Indiana University Southeast, University of Southern Indiana,

Isler, Anna: Ball State University

Kaelin, Emma: Indiana State University

Kaiser, Weston: Ball State University, IUPUI, Indiana State University, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University Southeast,

Keeney, Emma: Indiana University Bloomington, IUPUI, Indiana University Southeast, University of Louisville, University of Southern Indiana

Kelly, Kieran: Xavier University

Kraft, Avery: Bellarmine University, Butler University, Marian University, University of Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky University

Kruer, Allen: IUPUI

Lancaster, Carissa: Indiana University Bloomington

Leonard, Aidan: Indiana University Southeast

Lorenz, Jackson: University of Southern Indiana

Nokes, Monica: Indiana University Bloomington, IUPUI, Indiana University Southeast

Ohlmann, Isaac: Ball State University, University of Indianapolis

Pendleton, Nicolas Bradley: IUPUI, University of Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky University

Purichia, Anna: Eastern Kentucky University

Quinn, Kayce: Western Kentucky University

Rousselle, Alex: Indiana State University, IUPUI, University of Indianapolis

Russell, Jacob: Bellarmine University

Sanders, Jackson: Butler University, Indiana University Bloomington, Western Kentucky University, West Virginia University

Senn, Cody: Indiana University Southeast

Shireman, Sydney: Indiana University Bloomington

Stocksdale, Brooklyn: Bellarmine University, Indiana University Bloomington, IUPUI, Indiana

University Southeast, Michigan State University

Stoner, Alex: IUPUI, Indiana University Southeast

Wall, David: Butler University, Hanover College, Manchester University. Thomas More University

Watson, Eli: Western Kentucky University

Wimsatt, Beth: Indiana University Columbus, Marian University

Wright, Ashleigh: Ball State University, Bellarmine University, Indiana State University

Wright, Katlyn: Ball State University, DePauw University, Grace College, University of Indianapolis, University of Louisville



If you have received an acceptance letter but do not see your name on the list, forward the acceptance email or bring in a copy of your acceptance and the list will be updated accordingly. The Counseling Department keeps a record of all acceptances and scholarships awarded even if a student attends another school.

Direct Scholarship Offers from Colleges/Universities:

The following students have shared their scholarship offers with the Counseling Department. This list will be updated in the next newsletter.


Congratulations to the following students:


Aurilio, Zachary: University of Southern Indiana

Beyl, Mary-Katherine: University of Southern Indiana

Bottorff, Reese: IUPUI

Burke, Aaron: Bellarmine University, Indiana University Bloomington, IUPUI, Indiana University Southeast, University of Tampa

Dierking, William Grant: IUPUI, University of Louisville

Evans, Gillian: Bellarmine University, Columbia College Chicago, Indiana State University, University of Southern Indiana

Furnish, Clayton: University of Indianapolis

Hanlon, Abigail: Loyola University Chicago

Harley, Miranda: University of Louisville

Hesse, Luke: Ave Maria University, Bellarmine University, Indiana University Southeast

Hottois, Sophia Grace: Bellarmine University, Butler University, Indiana University Bloomington, Loyola University Chicago, University of Louisville, Xavier University

Isler, Anna: Ball State University

Kelly, Kieran: Xavier University

Kraft, Avery: Bellarmine University, Marian University, University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana

Lancaster, Carissa: Indiana University Bloomington

Nokes, Monica: Indiana University Bloomington, IUPUI

Rousselle, Alex: IUPUI, University of Indianapolis

Russell, Jacob: Bellarmine University

Stocksdale, Brooklyn: Bellarmine University, Indiana University Bloomington, IUPUI

Wall, David: Butler University, Hanover College, Manchester University. Thomas More University

Watson, Eli: Western Kentucky University

Wright, Ashleigh: Bellarmine University

Wright, Katlyn: Ball State University, DePauw University, Grace College, University of Indianapolis


If you have received scholarship offers from a college or university and don't see your name here, please share your offer with the Counseling Department. All scholarship offers are recorded even if another university is ultimately chosen.

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