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ACT Test Prep

The attached video shares information about preparing for the ACT. The ACT Test Prep Program is a free and adaptive plan to meet your own needs for studying and potentially increasing your ACT score. Please watch the short video for more information and how to access this excellent resource.

ACT Test Prep Video

ACT Registration

The ACT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions, usually taken Junior year. More information about ACT vs SAT and Preparation for the ACT can be found on the EHS Counseling website. The regular registration deadline for the December 12th ACT is November 20th, 2020. Visit www.act.org to register. Test Information Release is available for the December ACT. There is an additional fee to receive a copy of the test questions, a list of the student’s answers, and the answer key along with the writing prompt and scoring guidelines. ALL EHS Juniors are scheduled to take the ACT during the school day on March 30th (no registration required).

SAT and SAT Subject Test Registration

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are standardized tests used for some college admissions, usually taken Junior year. More information about ACT vs SAT can be found on the EHS Counseling website. The late registration deadline for the December 5th SAT and SAT Subject Tests is November 24th, 2020. Visit www.sat.org to register.


Parents of Seniors with January 1st College Application Deadlines

The deadline for submitting requests for letters of recommendations or school reports to teachers and counselors so they can be completed before our Winter Break is Friday, December 4th. Students should plan accordingly as transcript requests are not processed over winter break.


Free Virtual Mental Well-Being Sessions for Teens and Parents

Allina Health’s teen mental well-being initiative, Change to Chill (CTC), is partnering with Hennepin County Public Health to promote free virtual mental well-being sessions to teens and parents most impacted by COVID-19 throughout Hennepin County. Join us for free mental well-being sessions led by Community Leaders, Healers and Counselors. The 60-minute sessions will cover general topics like identifying stressors and coping with change, grief, and anxiety, with a particular focus on issues impacting teen mental health specific to their community.

11/10 All Parents

11/12 All Teen

11/17 Latinx Parents

11/19 Latinx Teens

12/1 Native Parents

12/3 Native Teens

12/7 LGBTQIA+ Teens

12/8 Black Parents

12/9 Black Teens

Reserve a spot today by registering for free. You can also learn more about this virtual series by visiting https://www.changetochill.org/hennepincounty/.


FAFSA Help

Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 PM--FAFSA Work Session

Join us for a Zoom session with financial aid officers. The session will begin in a large group and then you will separate into “breakout sessions” with private, individual help. Both student AND at least one parent/guardian should attend.


Meeting URL:

https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/91438698006

Meeting ID:

914 3869 8006

Passcode:

203461

Student Financial Aid 101

Zoom Virtual Event

Wednesday, Nov 18, 6–7 p.m.

Learn the basics of how to pay for college and apply for financial aid. Presented by Dakota County Technical College. Registration required.

Register here: www.tinyurl.com/DCLfinancialaid

Live, online FAFSA assistance is available through HelpNow to assist anyone who needs help completing the FAFSA form for student financial aid: http://ezproxy.dakota.lib.mn.us/login?url=http://www.brainfuse.com/login/csl.asp?a_id=1742A7EA


EHS College/Military Visits


The admission representatives that visit Eagan high school are the same people that review college applications. EHS College visits will be hosting virtual visits this year.

Students can view scheduled visits by logging into their Naviance Student account. We highly encourage students to register ahead of the meeting on their Naviance Student account. A link for the virtual visit will be available to join the day of the college visit. We ask that students do not miss class for these visits. We also host visits Thursday evenings starting at 4:00 p.m.! College visits are added daily, so students are encouraged to log into Naviance to see updates.


Virtual College/Military visits for the Week of November 16th:

Monday, November 16th: University of Northern Iowa - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 17th: Rainy River Community College - 10:00 a.m.


Friday, November 20th: U.S. Air Force - 9:30 a.m.



*** Students should register on Naviance if they would like to attend any of these virtual visits.

Eagan High School Counseling

For more details about our program and resources visit the Eagan High School Counseling Website.


EHS Counselors:

Susan Olsen (A-B) AVID

susan.olsen@district196.org

651-683-6929

Jolaine Haider (C-Gr)

jolaine.haider@district196.org

651-683-6924

Beth Streit (Gu-Kt)

beth.streit@district196.org

651-683-6928

Michelle Lehmann (Ku-Ne)

michelle.lehmann@district196.org

651-683-6923

Dave Fritze (Ng-Sh)

david.fritze@district196.org

651-683-6926

Norah Krohse-Hermon (Si-Z)

norah.krohsehermon@district196.org

651-683-6930

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