Counselor's Corner



We made it to the end of the school year! Congratulations, seniors, on your graduation and good luck on your next steps!

Students, summer is a great time to prepare for the next school year. That may include retaking the ACT, getting involved in your communities or participating in summer activities. This is a good time to update and add to your Activities Resume.

Seniors … borrow wisely for college!

Review these tips before you decide how much to borrow in student loans:

  • Borrow only what you need, even if it’s less than the amount offered in your award letter.
  • Use your student loan money only for tuition, room and board, books, and fees. Get a part- time job to pay other expenses.
  • Apply for financial aid each year you attend college by completing the FAFSA.
  • Continue to look for scholarships while in college.

Juniors… complete these tasks to stay on track to college

  • Narrow your college choices to three or four. Visit your top choices either in person or virtually.
  • Become familiar with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You and your parents can complete this form on or after October 1 to apply for college financial aid.
  • Update your Activities Resume
  • Look for scholarships using ScholarshipQuest at
  • Consider retaking the ACT this summer

May “To Do” List


___ Apply for student loans, if necessary.

___ Register for new-student orientation at your college.

___ Start a list of dorm room essentials.

___ Get a summer job to help pay college expenses.


___ Register by May 7 for June 12 ACT.

___ Continue campus visits.

___ Get a summer job and save for college.

Summer ACT Test Dates

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2021-2022 Test Dates

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