CCS Senior UPdate

6th Edition, February 2022, CCS Office of School Counseling

Stay Connected!

  • Senior year is now more than half over! There's more work to do, but many of those fun senior activities are coming up: senior pictures, senior breakfast, prom....
  • Some of you may feel disconnected from high school, but stay engaged the best you can! Take care of yourself and your relationships - lean on the people who truly care about you. Let your positive relationships fuel your motivation to do better- one small step at a time.
  • What's a healthy relationship? More on relationships HERE.
  • We are here when you need us! Find your School Counselor contact HERE. See topics in earlier Senior UPdates HERE .

Don't Be a Loser! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid NOW if you haven't! EVERYONE should complete the FAFSA. Why?
  1. Get the money you need for college- ANY college.
  2. Get FREE tuition to Columbus State Community College through the Promise Program.
  3. Qualify for scholarships, even if you don't qualify for federal aid.
  4. Complete it now- even if you don't plan on college next year- set yourself up for success in the future.
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What If I Need Help with the FAFSA?

I Know I Can is here to help! Click HERE for:
  • Individual help from your IKIC Advisor
  • FAFSA Workshops (get 1-1 help- next date 3/2!)
  • Information about the FAFSA
Remember, the student and one parent must complete the FAFSA!
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  1. Semester 1 ended January 14th. Seniors who failed any graduation requirements will need to make those up online in order to graduate! Please see your counselor.
  2. Parents: make sure you have logged into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to view final grades. If you have questions about what your child needs or you need help, call your child's counselor immediately! See contact list above.
  3. If the colleges you have applied to require Midyear Reports (first semester grades), request those from your school counselor in SchooLinks (instructions HERE). Even if your colleges do not require these (most do not), you may want to send them if you had a great semester and are awaiting an admissions decision. Questions? Ask you counselor!
  4. Finish up any college applications with ROLLING deadlines. Keep working on the CCS Application Checklist. Even if you missed a college application deadline, you may still be able to reach out to the college about still being considered- especially if you are a good student. Work with your school counselor on this.
  5. Your school counselor needs copies of ALL financial aid award letters you receive from colleges and ALL outside scholarship offers. We are required to track the total number of dollars you are offered by all colleges and scholarship providers. Here are instructions on how to upload your scholarship amounts in SchooLinks. Thank you!
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