Senior Updates

Post-secondary planning for the class of 2021

Senior Seminar Information

The Guidance Counselors are looking forward to working with the class of 2021 on their post-secondary plans.


In order to assist with post-secondary planning the Guidance Counselors will meet with seniors via Google Meet Seminars on the students assigned remote days Tuesday, October 6 - Friday, October 15th during the Remote Open Time which takes place 7:33-8:33 am and 8:35-9:28 am. Seniors will receive an email from their Guidance Counselor with an assigned meeting time and Google Meet Code by Friday, October 2nd.


In order to make the seminar time beneficial, students should be prepared to login to their Naviance Account & their Common Application Account. Please be sure to attempt this prior to the seminar in the event you have issues logging in & need to reset your password.


In addition to attending the Google Seminar, students can request individual meetings by emailing their guidance counselor directly.


PHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

Robin Conathan: Robin.Conathan@pembrokek12.org

Grade 12 – A-HE


James Shannon: James.Shannon@pembrokek12.org

Grade 12 – HI-N


Kerran Goff: Kerran.Goff@pembrokek12.org

Lead Guidance Counselor

Grade 12 – O-Z


Janice Webb - Janice.Webb@pembrokek12.org

Guidance Secretary

GOOGLE CLASSROOM

The Guidance Counselors will also post important information on the Senior Guidance Google Classroom which will include the important steps to complete college applications, information on military and career/vocational options, scholarships and more. Students are strongly encouraged to keep alerts on, share the information with parents/guardians and check the site regularly. The code for students to join the GUIDANCE GOOGLE CLASSROOM is: 25rvzib

REMIND.COM

Seniors & Parents! Please sign up for your Guidance Counselors Remind.com so we can send you important information and communicate with you easily.


Robin Conathan - Grade 12 – A-HE

REMIND.COM - Text the message @c3ed97 to the number 81010.


James Shannon - Grade 12 – HI-N

REMIND.COM - Text the message @shan21 to the number 81010.


Kerran Goff - Grade 12 – O-Z

REMIND.COM - Text the message @goff2021 to the number 81010.

Senior College Application Checklist

This important checklist will provide you will all of the information you will need in order to apply to college. Please refer to this sheet as you continue to navigate the college application process. It will make sure you don't miss any important steps!


https://www.pembrokek12.org/cms/lib/MA02202207/Centricity/Domain/381/SENIOR%20%20CLASS%20COLLEGE%20APPLICAITON%20CHECKLIST.pdf


*The checklist is also available on the Guidance Google Classroom as a Google Form.

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College Financial Aid Night

Jodi Conway has been our financial aid presenter for the past 5 years. Due to COVID restrictions, she will be presenting the senior college financial aid night in webinar format this year. We are pleased to offer you the flexibility of registering for the session below that suits your schedule. Please register for ONE session (the material is the same for all three).


Oct 3, 2020 09:00 AM

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cFN9CRkKSiaWE2-OeExR-Q


Oct 8, 2020 06:30 PM

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z1TASz1USCGbqnQxwoZN9Q


Oct 13, 2020 06:30 PM

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LPSK6MO9TNCEZb-SL-mCWg


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

FAFSA:

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form completed by current and prospective college students to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. Completing this form can qualify students for federal grants, loans & work study programs. To get started visit: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa


Students and parents should each register for an FSA ID - The ID is made up of a username and password and can be used to log into the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.


The FAFSA is available to file on October 1st.


THE CSS PROFILE

The CSS Profile, short for the College Scholarship Service Profile, is an online application created and maintained by the College Board that allows college students to apply for non-federal financial aid. Not all colleges require the CSS Profile. To see if your college requires this form visit: https://profile.collegeboard.org/profile/ppi/participatingInstitutions.aspx


To complete the CSS Profile visit: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

STANDARDIZED TESTING INFORMATION

Upcoming SAT Test Dates:


  • Test Date: November 7th / Registration Deadline: October 7th / Late Registration: Oct 27th
  • Test Date: December 5th / Register by November 5th / Late Registration: Nov 17th
  • Register through their College Board account by visiting: http://www.collegeboard.org


ACT test dates and deadlines visit: www.actstudent.org


*For students on free or reduced lunch, SAT & ACT fee waivers are available. Contact your guidance counselor for assistance.


SAT/ACT OPTIONAL COLLEGES:

Due to COVID, 2/3 of colleges are now Standardized test optional. Please visit: http://fairtest.org/ to obtain a full and updated list of colleges that are now standardized test optional.

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS & TOURS

Due to COVID, restrictions we are not able to host the college fair. We encourage you to connect with admissions representatives and learn more about colleges that interest you by attending the NACAC Virtual College Fair.


Sign up at https://www.nacacfairs.org/virtual/


  • Monday, October 12th - 1:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 18th - 12:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 8th - 2:00 - 10:00 pm


Another way to connect with colleges and universities that interest you is to attend a Virtual College Tour. This comprehensive site with give you access to over 600 colleges and universities throughout the country. Sign up at: https://www.youvisit.com/collegesearch/

Due to COVID, there are many college application updates. This website is a great resource to learn how a college you are interested in has changed their application procedures. https://www.nacacnet.org/news--publications/newsroom/college-admission-status-coronavirus/
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NAVIANCE

Naviance is a comprehensive online program that PHS students utilize to research careers and colleges. During senior year, it is important that students list all of the colleges they are applying to as it is a tool that the Guidance Counselors use to send transcripts, letters of recommendations and supporting documents. To access Naviance visit: https://student.naviance.com/pembrokehs


Naviance Username: FIRSTNAME.LASTNAME (NOT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS)

Naviance Passwords: Created individually by students. If you are having difficulty logging in please select the "forgot password" link and check your school email.

COMMON APP & NAVIANCE TUTORIALS

How to create a Common Application Account:

This helpful tutorial will prepare you with all of the information you will need to create and complete your Common Application.

https://www.commonapp.org/apply/first-time-students


How to add colleges to "Colleges I am applying to" in Naviance:

In order for guidance counselors to send your transcripts to colleges, the colleges your applying to MUST be listed in Naviance.

https://www.screencast.com/t/oUbZbG8qSuR


How to MATCH Naviance & the Common Application:

You must give permission to link your Common Application with Naviance In order for guidance counselors to send your transcript to your colleges you must complete these important steps.

https://www.screencast.com/t/gxEQkElyo1


How to edit the "Colleges I am applying to" in Naviance:

https://www.screencast.com/t/oUbZbG8qSuR