To the Garden City High School Seniors and Parents:
COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY and VOCATIONAL APPLICATIONS
If you have not already begun the application process, please begin soon. If you need information about colleges, please see your guidance counselor. It is recommended that students apply by November 1st, in order to be considered for Early Admissions/Decision. While colleges will accept applications later, it is encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Applications may be completed on-line directly through the university or via the Commonapp. Please pay attention to portions of your college applications that may require a counselor and/or teacher recommendation section. If this is required, please ensure you are providing your counselor or teacher with 2 weeks notification.
Transcripts and test scores will need to be sent for all applications.
Transcripts can be sent via parchment.com as well as notifying your counselor.
ACT/SAT Test scores - Please pay attention to colleges that specify "Test scores must be sent via the testing center". That means you must forward them directly from the ACT/SAT website.
The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is available online. Apply after October 1, 2017. By filling out the FAFSA, a student may be eligible for loans and grants. It is recommended that you complete this application by March 1. Website: www.fafsa.ed.gov
If you are considering making college visits, contact the college or university to set up a time for a tour. Many colleges and universities have special weekends for prospective students. It provides a great opportunity to see what life on a particular campus is like. Consult the attendance policy regarding college visits.
Some colleges do have admission representatives visit the school. Listen to the announcements for dates and times.
There are many ways to obtain scholarships throughout this school year.
Contact the college you are thinking about attending. Each college offers its own unique scholarships to its students. Some colleges have scholarship competitions to earn additional scholarships.
There are several websites that will assist you in finding scholarships.
Counselor Scholarship Opportunity Emails
Your counselor will send out emails for Scholarship Opportunities throughout the school year. Please check your email to see the vast array of opportunities available.
Recruiters from all branches of the military periodically visit during lunch time. Make sure to listen to announcements for upcoming visits. If you need contact information, it is available in the counseling office.
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