News from the Counseling Office
Edition #4: 10/8/2021
If you have a child registered to take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 13th, please click here for more information on room assignments, what to bring/not bring, and other important details.
Coming Up! College Application Genius Hour for Seniors
College Knowledge Month
2021-2022 Free Application Opportunities at Minnesota Colleges and Universities
As Minnesota high school students think about applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. There are many opportunities for students to apply to MN institutions for free.
To see the complete list of MN postsecondary institutions waiving their application fee in the month of October, click here.
For more information on College Knowledge Month and college planning resources, click here.
Real Talk: HBCU Edition
Real Talk: HBCU Edition:
HBCUs have served as a beacon for education and culture for predominantly Black students for decades, and Real Talk is bringing together representatives from HBCUs across the country to answer all students' questions.
"Real Talk: HBCU Edition" is a two-part series where students can connect with representatives from 17 HBCUs, including Howard University in Washington, D.C., Spelman College and Morehouse University in Atlanta, and Texas Southern University in Houston.
Join us for Part 1 on Wednesday, October 13, and Part 2 on Thursday, October 14, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Opportunity to Explore Trade Careers
Is your child interested in a Trade after high school (construction, machines and manufacturing, vehicle services)?
If so, here is a great opportunity for them to get information about different career paths, videos about a "day in the life" of that job, and links to jobs that will pay for your training!
- Choose from over 80 video resources highlighting Minnesota Trades & Manufacturing companies and technical training programs.
- Go on virtual tours of facilities and learn about careers without leaving your classroom.
- Use our day-in-the-life Videos featuring individuals who chose to pursue a Minnesota Trades & Manufacturing career.
- Start your students on a Trades & Manufacturing career journey with our free Career Exploration Activities. Check out our catalog at explore.trades-hub.com.
- Explore Trades & Manufacturing Career Training and Job Opportunities across Minnesota.
Parents of Freshman
On September 22nd or 29th, ninth grade students met with their counselor in advisory during a “Welcome to Eastview” presentation. Counselors will spend the advisory period covering the following information:
Counselor role: Academic, Personal/Social, and College/Career Planning
How Counselors can help
College Admission Guidelines
Grade Point Averages
How to get involved in activities
Finding balance with school and other activities
College and Career Planning
Class of 2022 College Process Documents and Instructions
View the presentation from the Senior Parent College Application Planning Night here (many resources linked).
View the Transcript Release Process for Eastview Students & Parents here.
View the Eastview High School Steps to Submit the Common App here.
View the steps to submit College Applications here.
(NOTE: NOT for use with The COMMON APPLICATION. See Common App guidelines sheet instead.)
View the steps to request recommendations from EVHS Staff Members here
Students can find these resources:
- Naviance account homepage → Scroll to bottom --> From My School → Pages
- Schoology Class of 2021 → Resources→ College Resources
Minnesota Private Colleges events this Fall/Winter
Minnesota Private Colleges are having a number of events this fall. Check it out if you're interested! Click here for more info!
College Application Support
Macalester Workshop Wednesday Recorded Sessions
Macalester College hosted a summer series to help students prepare for college applications. The workshops were designed for any student looking for motivation and inspiration as they begin the process (interest in Macalester is not required).
What is a Liberal Arts College
Writing a College Essay
Navigating Financial Aid
Getting Your Letter of Recommendation
Filling out the Common Application
Mac Admissions and Financial Aid Deep Dive
Senior Small Group Meetings
Counselors met with all seniors in small groups the last two weeks of September. Topics included:
Naviance online post-secondary planning tool
Graduation requirement reminders
College application process
letters of recommendation
College representatives visiting EVHS
If a student missed their meeting, they can find the handouts in the Resources folder in their Schoology class of 2022 group.
Upcoming College Planning Events
College, University and Miliary Visits at Eastview High School
October 11, 2021
8:35am Marquette University
9:30am Purdue University-Main Campus
10:25am University of Denver
10:25am University of Kansas
1:40pm Hamline University
October 12, 2021
9:30am University of St. Thomas
9:30am College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
12:45pm Drake University
12:45pm North Dakota State- College of Science
October 14, 2021
7:40am Bemidji State University
12:45pm Coe College
*Students are encouraged to register in Naviance and pick up a pass in the Counseling Office prior to the event.
Paying for College
College Financial Aid information
Featured College Planning Resource: FinAid.org
Student Budget Calculator
FinAid.org has developed an excellent budget calculator to assist students with estimating college expenses. They also provide information on financial aid and tips to ease the burden on college expenses.
Go to Calculator burden of college expenses.
Parents of Juniors and Sophomores: Raise.Me Scholarships
With Raise.me, students can guarantee scholarships from 200+ colleges as early as 9th grade, making it easier to plan financially for school. Raise.me has proven to be a great tool to motivate students in high schools throughout the U.S., as the site immediately rewards students with scholarships for their hard work in and outside of high school. As an example: ● Get an A in a course ($100 - $1,000) ● Get a B in a course ($50 - $600) ● Participate in a school club or sport ($25 - $250) ● And much more! These bite-sized scholarships are called “Micro-Scholarships”. When students add achievements to their Portfolio on Raise.me, they could be eligible to earn Micro-Scholarships towards our partner colleges.
Ensure that your student creates an account at www.raise.me. 2) Encourage your student to regularly add good grades, community service, extracurricular activities, and other achievements to his or her raise.me “Portfolio” to earn “Micro-Scholarships” from colleges. 3) Visit: https://www.raise.me for more information. Local schools include: University of St. Thomas, Gustavus, UMD, Luther, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin- Stout, and more!
National ACT and SAT Registration Dates for 2021-2022
ACT Administration Dates and Deadlines
Test Date Registration Deadline
October 23 September 17
December 11 November 5
February 12 January 7
April 2 February 25
June 11 May 6
July 16 June 17
SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
Registration and additional information can be found at www.collegeboard.org.
2021-22 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT Test Registration Deadline
October 2, 2021 September 3
November 6, 2021 October 8
December 4, 2021 November 4
March 12, 2022 February 11
May 7, 2022 April 8
June 4, 2022 May 5
Eastview High School Counselors
(A-Cha), AVID Class of 2024
(Mao-Per), AVID Class of 2023
(Pes-Ste), AVID Class of 2022
(Stf-Z), AVID Class of 2025
Gifted & Talented Students