The HHS Counseling Newsletter
November/December 2022 Issue #2
Juniors - we are coming to your US History classes!
Juniors not in US History or who were absent for this lesson, may join me (Mrs. Whelan)on Monday, Nov. 21 during Lunch and Learn in Room 170 (across from Counseling Office) for a makeup Naviance Lesson
National Honor Society peer tutors are available for your academic core subject areas. Fill out the request form and you will be matched with a peer tutor.
Evening programs and our Coffee and Conversations are a great way for students and parents to hear from experts in the field of post secondary planning.
Save the Dates - Dec. 7 - Information about PSAT scores and Dec. 13 - Navigating High School and Future Planning for 9th graders - click above schedule for more information
Junior Post Secondary Planning Night
Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 7pm
Harriton High School, North Ithan Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA - Auditorium
Last day to register for AP Exams is November 15 before late fee of $40 per exam is added.
All students taking AP classes, must do the following. 1. Register in Total Registration. 2. Enter your join code in your myAP College Board acct. 3. Complete the Google Doc. Deadline is Nov. 15 or a late fee per exam will be charged.
College Admission Roundtable for Juniors and interested Sophomores
Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 7pm
This is an online event.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Hosted by Alex Boylan, each episode of The College Tour tells the story of a single college through the lens of its students. This program provides an inside look at colleges across the world.
College Application Information for Seniors
Upcoming Application Deadlines and Sending Test Scores
If you choose to send SAT or ACT test scores, you should go to your SAT and ACT web account and click "Send my test scores" and follow the instructions. You may also self-report your test scores on the Common Application. Again, check the respective admissions requirements for your colleges to see if they require "official test score reports". We do not send your test scores.
Application Fee Waivers
1st Quarter Grades & Mid Year Reports
What you need to know about requesting first quarter or mid year grade reports:
First Quarter Grades
- First quarter grades for seniors may be sent to colleges by request. We do not send any grades automatically.
- A First Quarter Grade snapshot will be taken on November 14 and not at any later date.
- Many colleges do not require first quarter grades and it is the student's responsibility to determine whether or not they are needed by checking the admission requirements on the respective college admission websites
- To request grades, complete the First Quarter Grade Request Form (see the link below) and turn in to the Counseling Office by Friday, November 11 . The reports will be sent to college admission offices on or after November 15.
- You may submit a request after Nov. 11 to be sent at a later date but it will still be the Nov. 14 snapshot
Mid Year Grades
- Mid year grades are a more standard requirement for Regular Decision college admission plans, and are handled at the end of the semester in mid January
- Reports will be available by request in early February
- These grades must be requested in the same manner and more information will be sent in January
Be prepared for college decisions - there are multiple possibilities!
It is advisable to apply for Financial Aid regardless if you think you will qualify. The earlier the better! The FAFSA will always be required, and the CSS Profile may be required.
The CSS Profile is required by some private colleges and universities. It is a College Board form that provides additional information about financial need.
Apprenticeships available with GlaxoSmithKline
Make sure you apply early. We recruit on an ongoing basis and prioritize applications based on the application date.
Applying for Scholarships
- Apply for local and private scholarships advertised to our community by checking our Harriton Google Doc, which is updated regularly with scholarships sent to our department.
- Use a scholarship search engine to discover scholarships you may qualify for. Check out the handout linked below for a list of reputable search engines
Seniors should continue to complete items in the checklist below as you add colleges to your list.
Need help with your Common App or Matching Naviance and the Common App? Check out these videos!
College Testing Links
Fee Waivers are available to those who qualify - if interested, before registering see your counselor. Students typically take the SAT in their Junior and Senior years.
Fee waivers are available to those who qualify - if interested, before registering see your counselor. Students may opt to take the ACT in their Junior and Senior years.
ACT Dates and Deadlines
College Visits to Harriton
Did you know that 160 colleges have signed up to visit with Harriton students this fall? Admissions Representatives have been and will continue visiting throughout the fall to answer questions about the application process and introduce you to new programs at their school. Be sure to register to attend sessions to learn more about various colleges! Attending visits are a great way to demonstrate your interest in a college and get to know your Admissions Representative.
How to Register:
- Log in to Naviance
- Click on "Colleges"
- Scroll down and select "College Visits"
- Click Register
*Note: you must have teacher permission to attend
For information on wellness, this separate monthly newsletter is published by the Harriton and Lower Merion Wellness Counselors
Our Wellness Counselor, Social Worker, and School Psychologist offer additional support for all students at Harriton
Our specialists are available to talk with about yourself and others you care about.