SJHS Counseling Newsletter

from Mrs. Harmon's Office

SJHS Financial Aid Night

SJHS will be host to PHEAA rep, Kimberly McCurdy on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm in the MPR room. Information on loans, FAFSA, scholarships, etc will be presented. Excellent resource for parents of all students, grade 9-12!!

SAT Information for Current SAT/New SAT

SAT dates and locations can be found on or on Mrs. Harmon's Counselor website: SJHS Counselor Corner

The Redesigned SAT goes into effect for the Class of 2017 in March 2016. Information for reading about this can be found at College Readiness. There is an article put forth from Time Magazine that gives a student some specific information to remember.

SAT Prep

Penn State New Kensington has an SAT prep class for the 5 Saturdays in October which would prep for testing in November-January. Mrs. Harmon has information in her classroom. CCAC also have programs at various locations including an intensive 2 day prep class at Boyce.

College Visits to SJHS

There are about 10-15 college who will be visiting SJHS to meet with any interested Juniors or Seniors for information. The calendar of scheduled meetings is outside Mrs. Harmon's classroom, and students just need to sign up for the meeting. Mrs. Harmon will notify students teacher regarding attendance.

The PA Catholic College Tour will be here on Thursday, September 24 at 10 am for students to meet one on one with admission counselors. Juniors and Seniors can take advantage of this time to explore the school or speak again with an admission counselor at one of the 22 schools that will be here.

Peterson's College Site

There is a resource out there for all students to reference when it comes to some basic questions for College Applications and Admission Requirements. It can be found at

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Application Due Dates

These are not deadlines set by a school, but guidelines to remember:

Earliest: By October 31

Earlier: By Thanksgiving Break--must be given to Mrs. Harmon to process by Friday, November 20, 2015

Early: By Christmas Break--must be given to Mrs. Harmon to process by Friday,

December 11, 2015

Watch for your own college and/or program deadlines!!