Guidance


COUNSELORS & STAFF

ADVANCED PLACEMENT / HONORS

 


NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR

Cleveland
Wolstein Center
Sunday, April 6, 2014
1:00 - 4:00pm

Columbus
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Saturday, April 5
1:00 - 4:00pm

For lists of schools attending each fair go to:
http://bit.ly/NCFExhibitorSearch

 


Free SAT/ACT Prep Classes
 April 5
9 am - 1 pm

West Side Community House's Sisterhood will be holding free SAT/ACT Prep Days.

Sessions will be four hours long and will consist of  
practice test questions, test-taking strategies  and group tutoring   in 
Science, Math and English/Reading Comprehension. For more info and how to register, click here.

 


 College Now Greater Cleveland!!! 

 Visit our new website at www.collegenowgc.org for more information and find us on Facebook, Youtube and twitter.
 

  Free Database of scholarships for High School, undergraduate and  adult Learners is also available at:
      www.collegenowgc.org/solutions/scholarship-services


FREE College, Career, and Financial Aid
Planning for High School Seniors and Parents

www.collegenowgc.org
or call 216-529-4710 for more information

 Mrs. Sandoval will be in the office Tues/Wed/Thur to meet with students. Stop in to see her in Room A208 during the school day 8:00am-3pm.
The College Board Presents: BigFuture Website

This is a new free resource through the College Board Website to help students make better decisions in their college planning.      The site asks students six questions about their preferences for college type, location, campus setting, cost, majors, and learning environment. A list of institutions is then aggregated, and can be filtered even further based on institutional characteristics.  Students can make lists where they can cross compare colleges of their choice. They can learn about the various application and financial aid deadlines for each college and much more.
Log onto the www.collegeboard.org website to view this free resource.

Check out our new Links category: 

FAFSA Resource Center” on their website that provides information on frequently asked questions pertaining to the FAFSA.  As you know, the FAFSA process can be confusing, so the “FAFSA Resource Center” provides pertinent information in a way that is easy for students and parents to understand.  Please consider visiting this site and using it as a tool. 
 
 
Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:
 
 
Dive into your college search with a free private college information service!   www.DiscoverColleges.com
 
Christian Connector provides a free Christian College information service. This web resource allows students to search for the different types of Chrisitan Colleges and scholarships that are of interest.www.ChristianConnector.com

College Realty Check.com  This website is designed to help users find out how individual colleges measure up on net price, graduation rate, debt and default rates and graduate earnings. Users can complare up to 5 colleges at a time. www.collegerealitycheck.com

Frugaldad.com
College Resource Information Website
Go to website www.Frugaldad.com
 
go see campus
Plan Your College Trips Online
Free website to:

Plan Visits and tour activities at thousand of campuses.
Search for colleges by location, majors and more.
Find campus maps, directions and calendars.
Get the college advice you need.
Explore it all at:goseecampus.com

 Ohio College Access Portal
Open to view website
:www.ohiocap.org

Your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
Open to view website:
studentaid.ed.gov

Ohio's Private Colleges and Universities 
Contains visit days, profiles, admissions, Financial Aid
 www.aicuo.edu

Ohio's Public Universities 
www.opuac.org

Ohio Community Colleges www.ohiocommunitycolleges.org

Goal to College
New web sites that help keep you on track of your goal to attend the college of your choices or to apply for scholarships:
The below link is from Scholarships.com 
www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/

ScholarshipExperts.com: A free scholarship matching service with a database of over 2.4 million scholarships
www.scholarshipexperts.com

College Statistics can be found at:
nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

 

 



SENIOR INFORMATION:

 

Steps to Applying to College
 

1. Many colleges prefer that you apply online. A paper application can be downloaded from the college's website. Some schools accept the Common Application.

2. Follow application directions carefully. Complete only the student part of the application. Print neatly in ink or type.

3. Request an official transcript from the Guidance Secretary by completing the Transcript/Recommendation Request form for each college. The Transcript Request form now has the parent signature included and needs their signature so we can release your transcript when requested.
If you are over 18, you may sign your own form.

  a. Attach the application (if not applying online)  
and the transcript fee.
      There is a $4.00 transcript fee per application. 
      No fee for Scholarship transcripts. 
  b. Give these to the Guidance Secretary.
  c. Allow 10-14 school days for the transcript to be sent to the college
.

 

Letters of Recommendation 

Students are to ask their teacher to write a  recommendation if the college requires a recommendation using school letterhead. (Some schools may require more than 1 Teacher Recommendation).
Student should check the college's admissions checklist.

Some college applications require individual teachers to submit a letter of recommendation using their specific forms. Students are responsible for submitting the form to the teacher and are responsible for making these arrangements with the teacher.

Students need to notify the Guidance office if the Teacher:
1)  will be submitting the recommendation to the Guidance Dept. to be sent with the transcript or
2)) will be submitting themselves.
A copy of the recommendation letter should be kept in the student's file in the Guidance office.

Some schools require an essay to accompany the application. This gives the admission committee a sense of the applicant's writing ability and provides insight into the student. The essay should address the topic clearly and honestly. Also ask a teacher or parent to proof your essay.

Letter of Recommendation/Worksheet for Counselor

Complete and return to guidance A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION WORKSHEET. Your counselor will use the information about you as they write a letter of recommendation to be sent with the college application.

 
Watch Deadlines!
 - Colleges do not accept late applications.
 - Sign your application.
 - Follow all instructions carefully. Each college has its own set of instructions and requirements.
 

Please allow the Guidance Dept. 2 weeks to process your applications.

 Common Application :
 If the college you are applying to requires the Common Application the following instructions are to be used for the application process: 
 
 

  • Student applies online
  • Invite teachers and counselor
  • Counselors have to go into the website and "Opt Out" of completing the "School Report" online.
  • The student will need to download the School Report Form, complete his or her portion of the form and turn it in with the Transcript Request form to Mrs. Diamond in the Guidance Office.
  •  www.commonapp.org

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downloads
 ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Advanced Placement Form 2014-2015
 COLLEGE VISITS 2013-2014
College Visits 3-31 to 4-4-14
 OHIO COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
2013-2014 Ohio Counselor's Guide
Ohio's Public Universities
2013-2014 Counselor's Guide
Ohio's Private Colleges & Universities
Ohio Colleges and Universities
Compliments of the ACT
A guide to Ohio's Two-Year Colleges 2013-2014
Up to date directory of programs and services offered by Ohio's system of Technical & Community Colleges
 COLLEGE NOW Greater Cleveland
Admissions & Scholarship Requirements 2013-14
Application Deadlines 2013-14
Cost of Attendance 2013-2014
Ohio's Public & Private Colleges
College Now Advisory Services
College Now Admissions Timeline
College Checklist:Senior Year
College Roadmap
Guide to Funding a College Education
Special Circumstances
 FINANCIAL AID FORMS
5 ways to evaulate a Financial Aid Letter
Maximizing The College Financial Aid Package
 COLLEGE FINANCES
Free College, Career and Financial Aid Planning for High School Seniors, Parents and Adult Learners
College Now
Funding your Education
A Guide to Federal Student Aid 2014
FAFSA-Financial Aid Instructional Sheet
College Now
FAFSA-Financial Aid Checklist
College Now
Fact Sheet Loan Program
Fact Sheet Grant Program
Your Federal Student Loans
Learn the basics and manage your debt
 SCHOLARSHIPS 2013-2014
Scholarship Bulletin #1 9/3/13
Scholarship Bulletin #2 10/3/13
Scholarship Bulletin #3 10/30/13
Scholarship Bulletin #4 12/4/13
Scholarship Bulletin #5 1/21/14
Scholarship Bulletin #6 2/4/14
Scholarship Bulletin #7 3/13/14
Scholarship Bulletin #8 4/1/14
 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Finding Scholarships
Scholarships for Military Families
Guide to Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities
Here is a 2011 edition of the Guide To Scholarships for New Americans and Minorities. It is a comprehensive document and includes several scholarship directories. It is a downloadable database that provides great information for all students.
Nursing Scholarships 2013-2014
 FORMS
Transcript/Recommendation Request
College Appl/Scholarship
Letter of Recommendation Worksheet
Counselors/Teachers
LHS Planned Abscence Form
 TESTING INFO
ACT/SAT Test Dates 2014
 SHADOWING
Shadowing Opportunities at LHS
Shadowing Information
CareerShadowing Program Application