Figuring out just how much college will end up costing isn’t as easy as it might seem. There are often fees and costs you might not anticipate. However, thanks to a relatively new law, all colleges and universities participating in federal student-ai
How do colleges use ACT scores? Campus Visits-Open Houses Page 2 Senior AVID News Fall is a great time to set up a campus visit to your top choice colleges. Many of the area colleges offer preview days/open houses in the Fall semester. Below are upcoming
Graduation Announcements Page 2 Senior AVID News “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” — John Maxwell. Erskine College Enrollment-550 Cost-$27,915 Average GPA – 3.5 Average ACT-24 Average SAT-1100
Plan ahead to ensure a smooth ACT test day Page 2 Senior AVID News “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. College of Charleston Enrollment-10,460 Cost-$9,918 Average GPA – 3.84 Aver
Financial Literacy Project Page 2 Senior AVID News “ Stick to a task, 'til it sticks to you. Beginners are many, finishers are few." ….Anonymous Lander University Enrollment-3,038 Cost-$9,792 Average GPA-3.41 Average ACT-20 Average SAT-1000 Greenwood, SC Public College www.lander.edu SPOTLIGHT ON The senior class is going to be completing a Financial Literacy project in AVID 402. This project, called EverFi, has an online platform that the students will use to complete 10 Modules that focus on Money Management, Credit Cards, Student Loans, Saving and Checking Accounts, Credit Reports and other very relevant information. This project has been incorporated into the Senior AVID curriculum to educate our stu- dents with the hopes that they will make wise economic decisions in the years to come. EverFi will begin in early February and will end at the beginning of March. It will play a major role in the AVID 402 class with a total of nine grades that will be recorded. During graduation, students who have success- fully completed the program will be given a financial literacy certificate. This certificate has allowed previous graduates to forego tak- ing some freshman seminar coursework. Seniors Seniors Seniors — — — Finish strong !! Finish strong !! Finish strong !! Once you have a college offer in hand, you may get the urge to coast through the rest of the school year. However, it’s important to avoid that urge and finish strong. Colleges, especially selective universities, have been known to withdraw offers of admission to students who drop college prep classes or begin earning uncharacteristically low grades. If you’ve slumped, colleges might send you a warning letter and add certain stipulations to your admission, such as requiring a certain grade point average during your first year of college. Taking a breather during your senior year can also make your freshman year in college more difficult because you aren’t prepared for the subject matter and the workload of college courses. So have fun in these coming months, but don’t let down on your college preparation. ACT News You Can Use Jan. 2013
Some Currently Available Scholarships Page 2 Senior AVID News “Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.” …...Bill Bradley Presbyterian College Enrollment-1,202 Cost-$28, 530 Average GPA-3.47 Average ACT-24 Average SAT-1116 Clinton, SC www.presby.edu Private College SPOTLIGHT ON James F. Byrns Scholarship-applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a South Carolina resident, have lost one or both parents, demonstrate financial need and is planning to attend a 4-year institution. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship-(4) $1000 scholarships available to a minority female that demonstrates financial need and plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college. American Legion Oratorical Scholarship-winners can be awarded up to $18,000. Interested applicants must let Mrs. Hearn know before December 19th. Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship:-Due 1/20/15-$3000 scholarship. Applica- tions are available online at: http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships Scholarship Opportunities Numerous opportunities exist for students to apply for scholarships during this winter break. It is important to check your base school websites for information on scholarships for your par- ticular attendance area school. Also, remember to check your email and the scholarship web- sites that we have explored in AVID 401.
Parent Email Service from College Board Francis Marion McNair Scholarship Page 2 Senior AVID News “ Stick to a task, 'til it sticks to you. Beginners are many, finishers are few." ….Anonymous Newberry College Enrollment-1,110 Cost-$22, 050 Average GPA-3.41 Average ACT-21 Average SAT-969 Newberry, SC Average SAT-1100 Private College SPOTLIGHT ON College Board has introduced a new “CC a Parent” email service. This service copies parents on emails that the College Board sends to students once the register. This service included some automatic emails such as: • Reminders about upcoming dates and deadlines • SAT registration receipts and notifications • SAT admission tickets for test day • Test Center Alerts • Score announcements. To register, then student needs to give the parent’s name and email address and let College Board know to start copying the parent on any emails. To learn more, log on to: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/email/parents_ccme.html? BannerID=ba_189504&AffiliateID=1 Francis Marion University offers an excellent schol- arship opportunity for in state students. The schol- arship is the Robert E. McNair Scholarship. Criteria for applying for this scholarship are: SC Resident Completed college application 24 on ACT or 1100 on SAT A public service commitment Recipients of the scholarship receive free tuition, fees, room and board, books and meal plan! They also participate in a travel abroad program in the Spring of their Freshman year. The recipients also participate in a yearly honors trip to New York City, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. To apply, visit www.fmarion.edu/fmuadmissions/ scholarship ***November 24, 2014 Deadline