STUDENT SERVICES NEWS September 28, 2018
The next SAT test date is November 3, 2018. Glenelg High School is a test site for this date. The regular registration deadline is October 5, 2018. Sign up by this date to avoid a late fee. Register on-line at sat.org/register
HCC’s financial aid office is very excited about the upcoming FAFSA workshop that will be held at Glenelg High School from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, October 12, 2018. The financial aid officers hope that coming onsite to Glenelg High School will be helpful for students and families to encourage early completion of the FAFSA and maximize the opportunity for students to apply early enough for financial aid to be considered not only for federal aid but, for state and institutional aid as well.
**** Please note, this workshop is not just for those planning to attend Howard Community College. It is for all students preparing to enroll for any college during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Call Mrs. Miles in Student Services for an appointment. 410-313-5535 Spanish speaking interpreters will be available, if needed. A maximum of 40 appointments may be scheduled.
Parents/Students are encouraged to bring the following information with them:
a. The student and the parents Federal Student Aid ID, if they already have one.
b. A copy of the student and/or the parents 2017 Tax Returns, if they have filed.
c. A copy of the student and/or the parents 2017 W2s and,
d. All 2017 untaxed income info. Untaxed information includes but is not limited to child support, housing, food, and other living allowances, veterans non-educational benefits, etc.
Computers will be up and running for families to log on and receive assistance from Financial Aid Advisors with the completion the FAFSA. While we recommend that both the student and a parent attend, we understand that parents and sometimes students are unavailable during the day. If only one can attend, we will walk through the process with the attendee to ensure they can take the information back and complete the application process later, when they get home.
Seniors Student Services in partnership with the English Department will be hosting two College Essay Workshops to help you prepare the essay component of your college applications.
The workshops will be held after school in the media center: September 26th: 2:10-3:30 pm October 17th: 2:10-3:30 pm
If you are interested in getting assistance with your college essay drafts, please sign up in Naviance under the "Colleges" tab and then under "view all upcoming college visits." The workshops are included in the list of college visits. Please bring a draft essay to the workshop with you. There will be English teachers as well as college admissions representatives available to work one-on-one with you. Feel free to stop by Student Services or talk to Mrs. Ohanian in the English hallway if you have any questions! link to CommonApp essay prompts:
http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/common-application-announces-2017-2018essay-prompts link to Coalition essay prompts: http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/essays.html
College Reps are calling daily to set up times to meet with students in Student Services who are interested in meeting with them to find out more about their schools. Check Naviance often to see which schools have scheduled a time. Sign up to meet with them if interested.
It is your responsibility to note your scheduled visit dates and time in your agenda book. Then, come to Student Services for your scheduled visit. Reminder passes are not sent.
Below is a list of the schools that are coming to Student Services within the next two weeks.
9/25/2018 9:00 MD Army National Guard
9/25/2018 12:30 Georgia Tech
9/25/2018 9:45 University of Southern California
9/26/2018 9:00 Johns Hopkins University
9/26/2018 9:30 Hofstra University
9/26/2018 11:30 Salisbury University
9/26/2018 2:10 College Essay Writing Workshop
9/28/2018 9:30 Bridgewater College
10/1/2018 8:30 Towson University
10/2/2018 9:30 St. Mary's College of Maryland
10/4/2018 10:30 University of Pittsburg
10/4/2018 11:00 Washington College
10/8/2018 9:00 West Virginia University
10/9/2018 9:30 Mt. St. Mary's College
10/9/2018 10:30 University of Delaware
10/9/2018 1:00 Hood College
10/9/2018 1:45 University of Dayton
10/11/2018 10:00 Stevenson University
10/11/2018 10:30 The Catholic University of America
10/11/2018 11:00 University of Colorado at Boulder
10/11/2018 1:00 Christopher Newport University
10/12/2018 8-11:00 FAFSA Workshop for Parents Parents call 410-313-5535 to schedule a time.