News from the Counseling Office

Edition #4: 10/8/2021

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What's New!

PSAT Update!

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

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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 & Manufacturing Career Training and Job Opportunities across Minnesota.

Here’s the link to the Virtual Field Trip and Guest Speaker Guide!

Parents of Freshman

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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

  • Graduation requirements

  • 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).

Topics include:

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

View the Recordings

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

  • Senior timeline

  • College application process

    • ordering transcripts

    • test scores

    • counselor forms

    • letters of recommendation

  • College visits

  • College representatives visiting EVHS

  • College Fair

  • Financial Aid

  • Scholarships

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

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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

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available October 1st. Please go to to complete this application. Information to assist in completing the application are also available on the FAFSA website. All seniors attending ANY type of post-secondary institution should complete the FAFSA.
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Featured College Planning Resource:

Student Budget Calculator 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, students can guarantee scholarships from 200+ colleges as early as 9th grade, making it easier to plan financially for school. 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, they could be eligible to earn Micro-Scholarships towards our partner colleges.

Ensure that your student creates an account at 2) Encourage your student to regularly add good grades, community service, extracurricular activities, and other achievements to his or her “Portfolio” to earn “Micro-Scholarships” from colleges. 3) Visit: 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

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ACT Administration Dates and Deadlines

Registration and additional information can be found at

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

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 Counseling Website

For more details about our program and resources visit the Eastview Counseling website.

Eastview High School Counselors