How do I send a transcript with my college application?
This is a great question! Even better: I have the answer for you! There are two ways to have your transcript sent to the college or university that needs it for their application.
1. Common Application.
2 - Come into the Student Services Office. Print your name and name of school on our special clipboard just for transcripts. We will do the rest for you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask Mrs. Dickinson . If you need your PowerSchool #, please email or stop by to see Ms. Will or Mrs. Jones and they will be glad to get it for you.
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For Seniors and Parents of Seniors: If you are interested in receiving a direct email of when new Scholarships arrive or deadlines are approaching, please send Mrs. Will, an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add you to her "Seniors" list.
Juniors!!! What should I be doing?
- Take the PSAT ( not required but information very useful)- this is a National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
- Take the SAT and/or ACT at least one time.- ACT will be given to all juniors in March. Students should take the SAT during the Spring of the Junior year.
- Continue to monitor your classes and make wise class selection choices.
- Begin to decide what you want to major in.
- Look at colleges online to decide what college has your “major” or desired career
- Start compiling a list of all activities, honors, clubs, sports, leadership activities etc… that you have done while in high school
- You can receive TWO college visit days total for your high school career… so you might want to visit a college.
- Register with CFNC.org- has great financial aid, SAT/ACT study information etc..
- Study 30 min each day on SAT/ACT preparation. Free materials can be found on CFNC.org
- Create a resume
- Athletes register with NCAA
SENIORS!!!! What Should I Be Doing?
1. Start working on college applications- decide if you want to apply for early admission.
2. Retake the SAT and/or ACT.
3. Talk with your teachers and counselor about letters of reference.
4. Update your resume.
5. Update your list of activities, honors, etc...
6. Choose which college to apply.
7. Use free college application week if possible.
8. MONITOR DATES AND DEADLINES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND APPLICATIONS.
9. Scholarships- keep up with your emails and scholarship postings.
10. Research for scholarship opportunities.
11. Athletes make sure your information is updated for NCAA
12. File FAFSA in February ( parents must have completed and filed taxes).
North Carolina School of Science and Math
If you are highly motivated and excel in Math and Science, you may wish to apply for the School of Science and Math. Th NCSSM offers programs to educate tomorrow's scientific and technological leaders. This is a very challenging program but offers many wonderful academic opportunities.
Criteria used to select students are:
1. Strong interest in Math/Science/Technology as determined by participation in clubs, competitions and other related activities
2. Leadership positions
3. ABOVE average grades in freshman and sophomore classes
4. Enrollment in accelerated and challenging courses
5. Teacher and School Counselor Evaluations.
6. Test results from the SAT ( must be taken Oct., Nov,, Dec., Jan. of your sophomore year)
7. A North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM) math test.
If you are interested in applying; come see Mrs. Jones in Student Services.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JANUARY 15
The electronic application for admission is available at : www,ncssm.edu