Please contact Mrs. Kristen Kiernan, Assistant Principal for College Advisement and Guidance, with any questions.
College Advisement One-to-One Meetings
One-to-one college meetings are still available, however, the calendar is filling up quickly!
Meetings are available in person. Parents are welcome!
Scholarship and Financial Aid Appeal Workshop
Tuesday, March 7th
2:45 pm, Learning Commons
Scholarship and financial aid offers are often negotiable. During this workshop you will identify the key elements of an appeal letter and develop an outline requesting your financial package be reevaluated.
Critical Application Dates and Deadlines
Application deadlines begin November 1 and will continue throughout the application season. College deadlines are non-negotiable. To be proactive and ensure a complete application is submitted in a timely fashion, the following College Office Deadlines are in place:
- November applications are to be submitted by October 15
- December applications are to be submitted by November 15
- January or later applications are to be submitted no later than December 15
Be sure to make use of the printable calendars provided on the College Advisement Schoology page.
College Application Plans
There are admissions options when it comes to your application. Here is a quick refresher:
- Early Action allows you to apply early and receive an early response from the college. Early Action is not binding. The deadline for Early Action is early in the fall.
- Early Decision allows you to apply early and receive an early response from college, but the decision is binding — a student who is accepted as an early decision applicant must attend the college.
- Regular Admissions deadlines may be in December or January, and admissions decisions are released before the end of March.
- Rolling Admissions has no set deadline. You can apply anytime during the college's admissions period, typically September through July. Applications are reviewed as received. You should plan to apply as early as possible.
College Application Fee Waiver Eligibility
You are eligible for application fee waivers if you meet one or more of the following criteria:
- You are enrolled in or eligible to participate in the federal free or reduced-price lunch program.
- You have received or are eligible to receive an SAT or ACT fee waiver.
- Your annual family income falls within the income eligibility guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
- Your family receives public assistance.
- You are enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., GEAR UP, TRIO such as Upward Bound or others).
- You live in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home or are homeless.
- You are a ward of the state or an orphan.
- You have received or are eligible to receive a Pell Grant.
If you meet one of the criteria, please submit proof of eligibility to the Office of College Advisement. Upon receipt, review, and approval, the Common App Fee Waiver documentation will be submitted on your behalf.