Prepare for the ACT or SAT! As a senior, you have two, or possibly three remaining opportunities to test. Refer to ACT/SAT test dates listed at the end of this newsletter. There is test information posted in the high school hallway as well. Plan a college tour of the college/university you are interested in. The college visit can play a significant role in your college decision. Research and apply for scholarship opportunities. There will additional information provided at the end of this newsletter for helpful websites.College representatives will be coming to visit with seniors during the last class period and some may visit during lunch hour. The High School office has a variety of resource books and pamphlets to help assist you in college planning. Come by and check it out! Fight senioritis! You have worked hard for three years and it is important to finish strong. Keep your GPA up and focus on the task a head. You can do this!
Prepare for the ACT or SAT! You will want to plan to take the ACT twice before your senior year. Consider applying for the Governor’s Scholar Program, Governor’s School for the Arts, or Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs. For more information regarding GSP go to www.gsp.ky.gov. For more information regarding GSA, visit www.kentuckygsa.com. For more information regarding GSE, visit www.kentuckygse.com. Be dedicated in keeping your grades up. The KEES scholarship is awarded to every student with yearly GPA of 2.5 or higher. For more information on scholarship amounts visit www.kheaa.com. Juniors are encouraged to see any of the college representatives that come to Evangel during lunch hour.
It is never too early to begin attending one or several of the college fairs/events in your local area. Ms. Webb will update this information site as future dates arise. You may want to take the ACT in the spring to familiarize yourself with the test. Be dedicated in keeping your grades up. The KEES scholarship is awarded to every student with yearly GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Your grades are very important! They are part of your permanent record. You are building the foundation for you academic record this year. You can earn scholarship money every year you are in high school through Kentucky Education Excellence Scholarship program (KEES) if your grades are high enough. Stay balanced. Explore extracurricular activities and get involved!
College Help Websites
www.collegeview.com- College search engine, application process, financial aid
www.myblueprintstory.com- Christian colleges and universities, financial aid, majors
www.cappex.com- College quick facts, scholarships, majors, scattergram
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/- Direct loans
www.studentloans.gov- Student loans
www.bls.gov/oco- Occupational Outlook Handbook (Career information)www.usnews.com- College rankings
www.salliemae.com/collegeplanningtoolbox- Student loan payment estimator, college cost calculator, scholarship search
www.kaplan.com- Link to colleges, tips on interviews and admissions
www.fafsa.gov- Interactive version of the (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/kentucky/ Online, accredited colleges/universitites