NSHS Counselor Connection
College Application Special Edition
College Application FYI Notes from Mrs. Gibbons
College Application Notes
Mrs. Gibbons will send your transcript and counselor letter of recommendation.
Be sure that the Parent Brag Sheet and Student Questionnaire are returned to Mrs. Gibbons at least 2 weeks before applications are due.
Please ask those writing letters of recommendation for you to also send a copy to your counselor for our records.
SAT/ACT/AP Scores need to be sent directly from those testing services to each college and university you apply to. Here are the links:
SAT Test Dates:
August 25, 2018 – Register by July 25, 2018
October 6, 2018 – Register by September 6, 2018
November 3, 2018 – Register by October 3, 2018
December 1, 2018 – Register by November 1, 2018
March 8, 2019 – Register by February 8, 2019
May 4, 2019 – Register by April 4, 2019
June 1, 2019 – Register by May 1, 2019
ACT Test Dates:
September 8, 2018 – Register by August 5, 2018
October 27, 2018 – September 21, 2018
December 8, 2018 – November 2, 2018
February 9, 2019 – January 11, 2019
April 13, 2019 – March 8, 2019
June 8, 2019 – May 3, 2019
Student Visits to Colleges
FALL COLLEGE VISITS TO NSHS
Every year colleges and university admissions officers visit NSHS. Very often these are the same admissions officers reading our students applications for admission. We highly encourage seniors to meet with these representatives. This is one way to "demonstrate interest" in a college and many colleges now track this in the application process.
In google classroom, seniors and juniors can see these visits in the calendar section under "About". Everyone can see when these visits are here: http://nshs.northsmithfieldschools.com/content/college-visits-nshs-students
Before registering for a college visit, consider the following:
1. Sign up only for colleges you will probably apply to or have interest in.
2. Be on time
3. Ask GOOD questions
4. Dress nicely.
Students can sign up for a visit here: https://goo.gl/forms/tXxKwGalnDL0Mj7d2
9th Annual College Planning Center College Fair!
Thursday, Sep. 20th, 6-8pm
1 Columbus Avenue
The RISLA College Planning Center has collaborated with the PawSox again to hold the 9th Annual College Planning Center College Fair! Over one hundred colleges are expected to be there to talk about their academic, extracurricular and financial aid programs and to answer questions you have about their schools. You don't want to miss out!
- College fairs are a great way to learn more about schools that interest you
- This event is rain or shine so mark your calendars now
- Plenty of free parking will be available
- Bring your registration confirmation email with you to the fair to enter to win a scholarship!
RIAAO College Fair
Sunday, Oct. 21st, 11am-1pm
305 Shipyard Street
42nd Annual Regional College Fair
Sunday, October 21, 2018
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR!
Johnson & Wales University
305 Shipyard Street
Providence, RI 02905
Great College Admissions Websites for Students and Families
College Guy Essay Resources (Just use the free stuff)
New England Board of Higher Education Tuition Break
The New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student Program offers discounted tuition to New England Residents for a select group of majors.
In most cases, the regional tuition covers all four years of the program. For some majors, however, the regional tuition does not take effect until later in the program. When tuition is reduced from out-of-state to regional, merit scholarships are reduced to the corresponding regional scholarship amount.
Google Classroom Accounts for School Counseling-A Must Follow for students!
The NSHS School Counselors have created Google Classroom Accounts for each grade level. Please encourage your child to join and to share with you. We post information on summer programs, scholarships, college visits, and more on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis.
Class of 2022
Class of 2021
Class of 2020
Class of 2019
NSHS Counseling Office Contact Information
Please contact the Guidance Office at (401) 766-2500. Our Fax number is (401) 597-6198. Counselor assignments are listed below. Please click on the name of a counselor in order to email that person.
Mrs. Gibbons Grades 10 & 12
Mr. Pepin Grades 9 & 11
DO NOT email a counselor if you are in crisis. Please ask to see a counselor immediately. If it is after school hours, please call 911 if you are in crisis.