Knights School Counseling News
Individual Visits and Scheduling
SUNY North Country Day
Other College Tours During the Summer?
The 'In-Between' Workshop
The Importance of High School
A 3-part College Workshop Series will be given in May.
"The Competitive College Workshop" was given to juniors and their parents on May 3rd. The workshop was extremely informative for all that attended.
"The College Application Process" will be an in-school workshop given to all juniors on May 17th during class. During this time I will provide students with some guidance on beginning of the school search process and/or narrowing down their choices so that they are able to decide on what schools they would like to visit this summer and apply to in the fall. We will also go over the Common Application because believe it or not they can start this process now even if they have not decided what schools they want to apply to. The Common Application is a LONG and tedious application but includes over 600 schools. We will also go over the importance of the college essay and tips to writing it. Ms. Donnelly will also help with this portion. Students are encouraged to write their college essay over summer break so it is something they don't have to stress about when they come back to school. During the summer I will also hold a "Common Application Day" where students can come in and work on their application and get help from me as they go through it. That date will be emailed home. I encourage the students to come if they can because this will be less of a headache for them, they can get any questions asked, and I can provide them with all of the materials they need.
Our final workshop, "The Financial Aid Workshop", May 31st at 5:30pm, will be given to students and parents of the junior class. Kerry Lubold, a financial aid advisor at SUNY Plattsburgh, will go over the MAJOR changes to the FAFSA, scholarships, and answer any questions you may have. We will hold a financial aid evening in October for parents to come in and complete the FAFSA with her help. The earlier you complete the FAFSA the better because it means colleges can put financial aid packages together faster (this includes scholarships they provide), you will know what government aid qualify for (if any), and you can compare the cost of colleges your student is accepted to. EVERYONE should fill out the FAFSA whether you believe you will qualify for aid or not because schools use this information to award their schools scholarships and it is free to apply.
Books for the College Search Process and for Graduates
May 4th AP English Exam
May 5th Last day to register for the June SAT
May 5th AP Calculus Exam
May 6th Last day to register for the June ACT
May 6th AP U.S. History Exam
May 9th AP Biology Exam
May 13th-May 15th International Students Trip
May 17th Junior College Application Workshop (in-school)