Titan College News

Seniors- What Should I Be Doing Now??

  • The College Counselor will be visiting Senior English classes this month to go over the college process. Please have your list of "Schools I am Interested In" as well as your Senior Brag Sheet on Naviance is up-to-date.
  • Make a list of the application, testing, and financial aid requirements for each college you are interested in.
  • Letters of recommendation: Decide who to ask, and reach out to them early so they have time to write good letters. They will use your resume and/or Brag Sheet from Naviance. Requests are made through Naviance!
  • Application essays: Look over essays you have already written for inspiration. Share your ideas with parents, teachers, or other trusted adults, so they can help you craft the strongest essays possible.
  • Register for the SAT if you have not taken it or want to take it again. Please go onto College Board and register for the next testing session!
  • If you have not already, create a Common App account. The Common Application is used by over 600 colleges.
  • Sign up for visits in school with college representatives on Naviance. Please make sure that when you sign up you ATTEND!

Juniors- What Should I Be Doing Now??

  • Get off to a good start in your classes. Join any clubs or organizations that you always wanted to.
  • Prepare for the PSAT (Khan Academy is a great resource!)
  • Schedule college visits on any days that schools are closed (when colleges are not closed)
  • Visit local college fairs (see below for some coming up!)
  • Volunteer in your community! Colleges will ask you about your community service so if you haven't started, get moving! See the service bulletin board in the Counseling Office for ideas.

NACAC College Fair

Monday, Oct. 21st, 6:30pm

1 West Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD

One of the nations largest college fairs!


Please visit the website to see what colleges are participating!

October College Visits

Here are the schools that will be visiting in October. Please sign up for a visit through Naviance!

10/3- Towson University

10/8- Johnson and Wales, Frostburg, Randolph- Macon and Salisbury

10/9- University of Pittsburgh, University of Maryland- College Park, University of Baltimore

10/15- Goucher College, Stevenson University, Loyola University

10/16- Virginia Tech

10/24- University of Delaware

10/29- UMBC, Lincoln University

10/30- University of Richmond


Horatio Alger: For students with financial need who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income) The 4-year undergraduate application is available annually from August 1 and closes October 25. The Career & Technical application is available March 15. Please note that whenever a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday the application will remain open until 5:00pm ET on the next business day.


Websites for Scholarships:





College Information Night- New Town High School

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 5:30pm

4931 New Town Boulevard

Owings Mills, MD

Come join us in the Library for College Information Night! We will have representatives presenting from Towson University and University of Maryland, College Park!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


* FAFSA is now open for seniors and parents to complete! Please do NOT wait until the last minute! Schools do run out of money so the quicker the application is sent the more money you have the opportunity to receive.

* Please review these videos if you need help completing the FAFSA or please make an appointment with the College Counselor- Mrs. Bach (Lbach@bcps.org)

* https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

2019 - 20 FAFSA - Full Walkthrough
How to Fill Out the FAFSA