Class of 2024

6/2/23 | College & Career Center Newsletter


  • English: On a computer/laptop, click "Translate" in the black box. On a mobile phone/tablet click the Accessibility Icon at the bottom of your phone screen and then click 'translate'.
  • Español: Desde una computadora o portátil (laptop), haga clic en "Translate" en el cuadro negro. Desde un teléfono celular o tableta, haga clic en el icono “Accessibility” en la parte inferior de la pantalla y luego haga clic en “Translate”.
  • Português: Em um computador/laptop, clique "Translate" na caixa preta. Em um celular/tablet, clique no ícone de 'Accessibility' na parte de baixo da tela e então clique 'Translate'.

Junior June Bootcamps: 6/8 & 6/9 - Register now!

The Junior June bootcamp for "Four Year College" will focus on all of the elements and the timeline that goes into the four-year college application process. There will be two sections offered for the Four Year College section: 12-1pm on Thursday, June 8th and 12-1pm on Friday, June 9th. Please only select ONE day. Register here!

  • The Junior June bootcamp for "Pathways ALTERNATIVE to Four Year College" will take place on Thursday, June 8th from 11-12pm and will focus on a myriad of pathways that are alternative to four-year college, such as trade/vocational programs, gap years, military, Mass Transfer, and more. This bootcamp will happen at 11am-12pm on Thursday, June 8th. Register here!
  • The Junior June bootcamp for "I Don't Know" will go into detail about college/career research tools, resources at the high school, and broad post secondary planning. This bootcamp will happen on 11am-12pm on Friday, June 9th. Register here!
Summer Dual Enrollment courses

Please find the courses below that will be offered this summer via Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College.

Framingham State University

The following courses will be offered this summer to Framingham High School students via Framingham State University. These college level courses are FREE. Please register, by using the link below, as soon as possible.

1. Introduction to Statistics

2. Introduction to Biological Science (with online Lab)

3. Graphic Novels

4. Cultural Anthropology

5. Introduction to Archaeology

Registration link with details information about courses

Cybersecurity Workshop @ MBCC | 6/27-6/29

MassBay is holding a Cybersecurity workshop at their Wellesley, MA campus in June for high school students. This workshop is open to current sophomores, juniors and seniors. These hands-on workshops will be fun and give students a chance to learn about the exploding field of cybersecurity, and will run from 6/27-6/29 daily from 10am-1pm. Scan the code to register, or email Elaine Rosenburg ( with any questions.

MBCC iCREAT (ET111) | 7/17-7/28

MassBay Community College iCREAT (ET111) Course for High School Students (July 17-28, 2023): MassBay Community College will be offering a free,
two-week iCREAT (ET111) course for selected high school students this summer, July 17-28. This is a three-credit college course and will introduce students to Coding, Robotics, Engineering and Technology. It will be held on the Wellesley Hills campus.

The flyer for the program is below and there is link and QR code on the flyer for students to register. *This class is for underserved students - please note the criteria for enrollment. Completing the registration form does not guarantee enrollment. Note: The deadline to apply has been extended to May 31st.
Questions? Please email Valerie Kapilow, Director of STEM Starter Academy at MassBay:

Massbay Automotive Bootcamp | July 10-27th

Who: Current Seniors or rising Juniors and Seniors

What: A positive, inspiring hands-on experience in the automotive industry. The workshops are held in the same classrooms and laboratories as the full-time students and led by experienced automotive faculty. These workshops aim to teach potential automotive scholars how they can be successful and self-sufficient working in a profitable and gratifying environment.

Where: Mass Bay Ashland Campus

When: July 10-27; Monday-Thursday

Time: 8 am - 3 pm

Why: Students will earn a $1500 Stipend if they complete the program


Ms. Erikson has created Canvas pages to help you explore information and resources related

to the college search + application process and answer commonly asked questions. Check

them out below:

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The Common Application

The COLLEGE APPLICATION is the backbone of all of the information a college/university needs to know about you to assess if you'd be a good fit for their school. The majority of schools use the Common Application as their application portal. Some schools have an application portal built into their website, and other schools use an application portal called the Coalition App (similar to the Common App; see schools that use the Coalition App here). Creating an account on any of these portals is free, but most colleges/universities have a cost associated with applying. All applications are created and submitted online.

The Common App will open for the Class of 2024 on August 1, 2023!

For step-by-step directions about applying to college and FAQs, please visit Ms. Erikson's 'The College Application' Canvas page.

College Fairs

NEACAC College Fairs

2023 NEACAC Spring College Fairs: REGISTER HERE!

NEACAC College Fairs will be running beginning May 9th and at various dates/locations throughout June 5th (throughout New England). Early Bird registration ends Friday, April 7th. Registration for college and university representatives closes 2 weeks before the fair date. Students do not need to register. We hope you can join us!

Exhibitor Guidelines can be found here.

Please email with any questions about the NEACAC College Fairs.

Standardized Testing

Be sure to look at Ms. Erikson's 'Standardized Testing' Canvas page for detailed information about, SAT + ACT registration instructions, SAT + ACT study resources, fee waiver information, testing accommodations, & TOEFL registration

Fall SAT dates are now open!

Fall SAT dates are now open for sign up. Find the dates & deadlines below.

Register for the SAT on College Board:

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Online SAT/ACT Practice Tests with StudyPoint

Improve Your SAT or ACT Score From Home Free Virtual Practice Tests Every Week! Students who are looking to get a head start on preparing for the SAT or ACT should also check out our free virtual SAT and ACT practice tests. Click here to view our practice test dates and register.

Understanding Financial Aid Mini Workshops

  • Webinar #1: Lowering the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) helps you qualify for more grants and scholarships for college. Unfortunately, even though there are hundreds of ways to lower the EFC, most people just don’t know how. CLICK HERE to download the recording.
  • Webinar #2: The Importance of an Education: Does a College Education Pay Off? CLICK HERE to download the recording.
  • Webinar #3: Beating the High Cost of College. CLICK HERE to download the recording.
  • Webinar #4: FAFSA: How much aid is available? CLICK HERE to download the recording.
  • Webinar #5: Calculating the EFC: 4 factors that determine your EFC. CLICK HERE to download the recording.
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StudyPoint Virtual Discussion Panel: College Financing 101


1) Take a form from your house/academy or access work permits online using the QR code below

2) Your employer should fill out the "Promise of Employment" Section

3) On page two, you can skip the "Physician’s Certificate of Health" section if you are older than 15. If not, your doctor must fill it out.

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5) You sign #5

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We will try our best to process it by the end of the day!

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Check out the Military Canvas module for more information and to find the local recruiter for the following branches:

Upcoming ASVAB tests at FHS- There will be two ASVAB tests scheduled at the high school (one in the fall and one in the spring) for students interested in the military. Please find the dates/times below.

  • Wednesday, November 30th at 7:30am -- CLOSED.
  • Wednesday, April 5th 2023 at 7:30am -- CLOSED.

Other Upcoming Events

Want to get in touch with me?

Mrs. Erikson, College & Career Counselor, K018

College & Career Center, Room K005

Monday - Friday | 7:00am-2:15pm

Should a parent/guardian wish to meet with me, I am available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling/emailing the phone number and email below.

Rachel Erikson (She/Her/Hers)

+1 (508)782-7688 |

115 A Street Framingham, MA 01701