Counselor's Corner

September 2022

College Planning for Seniors

Seniors, now is a great time to...

1. Start applying to your top college choices. Visit the college's website to begin the application process.

2. Attend The Cuming County College & Military Fair on August 31st.

3. Start exploring and applying for scholarships. Check out the Wisner-Pilger Scholarship List for more information on scholarship opportunities. Explore scholarship opportunities on college websites and make note of important scholarship due dates.

4. Attend College Planning Night on Wednesday, September 28th.

Cuming County College and Military Fair

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Scholarships for seniors are starting to open up! Students should be starting to search and apply for scholarships! Scholarship information for Wisner-Pilger students can be found here: Wisner-Pilger Scholarship List. This list is updated frequently, so check back as more scholarships are added.

Please note that there are three tabs at the bottom:

  • The first is for national, state and regional scholarships. Many of these are open and some have due dates starting in October!
  • The second tab is for Wisner-Pilger local scholarships. The applications for these scholarships will be released in February.
  • The last tab links to scholarship pages for specific colleges

Check out these other scholarship databases to help in your search:

Early College Tuition Changes at Northeast Community College

College tuition for any class at Northeast Community College is now $49.00 per credit hour for high school students! This applies to any and all courses an early college student registers for. This includes not only dual credit classes, but also classes a student may take for college credit only outside of the school day. If a student chooses to take college classes outside the school day, they will now be charged the $49.00 per credit hour instead of the regular rate of $108.00 per credit hour. Click here to check out more Early College Opportunities.

Northeast Community College Drop and Refund Schedule

If for any reason a student needs to drop a dual credit or college credit class, they will need to complete and submit a drop form. Below is the drop and refund schedule for both college credit and dual credit course for full year and fall semester classes.

College credit (full semester)– 100% refund – September 2nd

50% refund – September 16th

Last day to drop – November 18th

Dual credit (full semester) - 100% refund – September 2nd

50% refund – September 16th

Last day to drop – November 18th

Dual credit (year-long) – 100% refund – September 16th

50% refund – October 14th

Last day to drop – March 3rd

ACE Scholarships Available

The Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship pays the tuition and mandatory fees for an eligible student to take dual credit classes. Eligibility is income-based. This year the ACE Scholarship will cover a maximum of 6 dual credit classes. Any students interested in applying should see Mrs. Reese.

988: The National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Number

In July 2022, 988 became the national three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, having a mental or substance use crisis, call 988 for free, confidential, compassionate support. Just call, text or chat 988 and you will be connected to a trained crisis counselor. You are not alone.

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988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline

ACT Test Dates

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*Test fee waivers are available for qualifying students. See Mrs. Reese if you have questions.

Upcoming Events

Cuming County College and Military Fair

Wednesday, Aug. 31st, 6:30-8pm

Nielsen Community Center, West Point, NE

This is a great opportunity to explore multiple colleges in one location! At 7:00, EducationQuest will host a break out session about the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Process.

Senior College Planning Night

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 7pm

Fine Arts Auditorium, Wisner Jr.-Sr. High School

This event is for seniors and senior parents. A representative from Northeast Community College will be presenting information on the Financial Aid Process. Other topics to be presented include exploring college options, scholarships, and the admissions process.