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September, 2017

ACT TEST DATES

 

You will need to register for the ACT at www.act.org.  Be sure to pick up an ACT practice packet in the Guidance Office.  Testing dates are as follows:

 

TEST                           Deadline to Register                Late Fee Required   

   

                        October 28, 2017                    September 22, 2017                September 23-October 6, 2017

December 9, 2016                   November 3, 2017                  November 4-17, 2017

February 10, 2018                   January 12, 2018                     January 13-19, 2018

April 14, 2018                         March 9, 2018                         March 10-23, 2018

June 9, 2018                            May 4, 2018                            May 5-18, 2018

July 14, 2018                          June 15, 2018                          June 16-22, 2018

 

Do NOT wait until the last minute to register as it takes about two hours to complete the first time!  It is recommended that juniors who are planning to go to college take the test for the first time no later than the December administration.  Seniors who are taking it for the first time should take it as soon as possible!  The ACT is the test score that colleges in this area want to see.

 

When you are completing the ACT Registration Form, you will need to list the colleges that you want your score sent to.  Make sure you are including your most likely choices in this list.  Larger colleges like Ohio State, Univ. of Miami, and Univ. of Cincinnati are now requiring that they receive your scores directly from the ACT company as well as from your high school.

 

  • You should take the Writing portion of the ACT at least one time.  Most colleges in Ohio prefer to see that you have taken this portion at least one time.  If you have questions about a specific college, see Mrs. Meyer.

 

SAT TEST DATES

 

If you wish to take the SAT, register at www.collegeboard.org.  Testing dates are as follows:

 

TEST                           Deadline to Register               Late Registration Closes

 

                        October 7, 2017                      September 8, 2017                  September 27, 2017

                        November 4, 2017                  October 5, 2017                      October 25, 2017       

                        December 2, 2017                   November 2, 2017                  November 21, 2017

March 10, 2018                       February 9, 2018                     February 28, 2018

May 5, 2018                            April 6, 2018                           April 25, 2018

June 2, 2018                            May 3, 2018                            May 23, 2018

 

ACT  Prep Workshop Available!

 

Fort Loramie High School is offering an ACT Prep class on Sundays starting on September 24, 2017, and finishing on October 15, 2017. Time for the classes will be 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Registration deadline is

September 15th.  The cost for the workshops will be $20 per session or $80 for all four sessions. Registration forms and information are available in the Guidance office.

 

ACT  Prep Websites available!

 

www.March2Success.com     (free)

            This site is sponsored by the U.S. Army (if you do not want to be

            contacted by a recruiter, just check “no” when registering—no obligations for

just using the site).  Several students who needed to raise their scores for scholarships purposes have found it helpful in the past.

 

www.actstudent.org               (free)

Visit the official ACT student website and view Practice Questions, a Question of the Day, Test Taking Tips, and Test Directions.

 

www.number2.com/exams/act                        (free)

You can register at this site to take free Practice Tests and get other test- taking tips!

 

www.infohio.org                                            (free)

Go to the Learning Express Library. Register as a student, and here you will find free on-line prep courses and free down-loadable prep books to help study for the ACT!

 

  • There are also various resources available at a cost.  Copies of some of these preparation books can also be found at local libraries or can be found on-line.

 

NEW!  The Guidance Office has 2 new ACT Prep Guide Books and 2 CDs to loan out for your preparation!  See Mrs. Meyer or Ms. Tennant if you are interested!

 

College/Scholarship Searches and Financial Aid Help

 

For good info about college searches and scholarship notification, you will definitely want to check out the following websites:

 

www.EducationPlanner.com                                                  www.CollegeAnswer.com,    www.KnowHow2GoOhio.org                                               www.meritaid.com

 www.admissions.com                                                           www.studentedge.com

 www.CollegeBoard.com.                                                      www.anycollege.com

www.salliemae.com  (free Education Investment Calculator)

www.charterone.com

www.bgsu.edu/offices/sfa   (BG website offers short videos on financial aid topics)

www.christianconnector.com (request information & automatically be entered in $2,500.00 scholarship drawing)

 

Free Scholarship Searches!   Register at www.Scholarships.com and www.fastweb.com.

 

Take On-line Campus Tours!  Go to www.eCampusTours.com

 

The “Need A Lift” book sponsored by the American Legion is available in the Guidance Office.  It contains extensive information on scholarships for veteran’s dependents.

2015 National Service Academy Nomination Program

 

If you are interested in applying to the Military Academies, contact Lee Martin in Jim Jordan’s Lima office at 419/999-6455 for more information.  There is a deadline of October 13, 2017 to submit all academy information to Representative Jim Jordon‘s office to be considered for the class of July 2018.

 

Playing Athletics in College?

 

Juniors and Seniors:  If you are interested in playing athletics in college, you must register with the governing body of the athletic league to which the college you are playing in belongs.   It is preferable to do this at the end of your Junior year in high school.  If you are looking into playing at a Division I or II school, you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter). 

 

When taking your ACT or SAT, designate the NCAA as one of your “College Choices” by entering the code “9999”.  The NCAA must receive your score directly from the company; they will not take it off of your transcript from the high school. 

 

If you are looking into playing at an NAIA school, you must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center (www.playnaia.org).  If you register with either one of these centers, please let Mrs. Meyer know so that she can forward more information to the sites when asked for it.  Complete lists of schools and their affiliations can be found at each website.  You are urged to keep in close contact with college coaches you may be working with to ensure a smooth transition from the high school to college arena. 

 

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

 

If you are a senior this year, participate in at least one sport, are a leader in your school and community, and have at least a 3.0 GPA, be sure to apply for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award!  Applications must be submitted on-line by October 2, 2017.  Each eligible senior should have already received more information from Mrs. Meyer.  Don’t forget to apply!

 

College Fair and Job Shadow

 

Shelby County College Fair – Wednesday, September 13, 2017, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Fort Loramie Local Schools, 600 East Park Street, Ft. Loramie, Ohio, and will be held in the Junior High gym.

 

WPAFB Education Outreach Office is sponsoring a Job Shadow day for High School juniors and seniors Friday, October 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.   Application and information are available at http://wpafbstem.com or you may email Kimberly Stultz at Kimberly.Stultz.ctr@us.af.mil.

 

College Open House Days

 

Colleges set aside days to feature or “spotlight” certain majors—kind of like an “open house”. To schedule college visits, go to the college’s website for information and registration.  Listed below are some colleges that we have received special announcements about.  Check college websites to find out about others.

 

Wittenberg University – Fall visit days will be on October 13, October 27, and November 10. Current high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to come and visit the campus. During a Fall Visit Day, you will experience firsthand the elite academic programs and the inviting campus that distinguish Wittenberg from the rest. Please register at www.wittenberg.edu/admission/special-visit-days.

 

Ohio Dominican – Panther Day Preview Day visits will be held October 7, and November 4, 2017.  Please       register at http://www.ohiodominican.edu/future-students/admissions-aid/visit-odu/preview-day.

 

Miami University – Fall preview days will be Saturday, October 7, November 4, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Spend your morning at Miami University interacting with professors, students, and admission experts to learn more about the academic, student life, and experiential learning opportunities that Miami University has to offer prospective students. For more information regarding the open houses, or to register, go to http://miamioh.edu/admission/visit-opps.

 

University of Dayton – Open House, Sunday, September 10, October 1, or November 5, 2017. The beginning time for the event will begin at 12:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the John F. Kennedy Student Union.  During the Open House, students/families will learn about admission and financial aid, attend the academic fair, gain tips for choosing a major, discover the benefits of the Honors Program, tour campus, interact with a student panel and more. For more information call 800-837-7433 or visit www.admission.udayton.edu/openhouse.

 

Bowling Green State University – The 2017-2018 open house dates will be October 21, December 2, 2017, with the President’s Day Preview Day Open House on February 19, 2018, and the Spring Open House on april 28, 2018. For more information call 419-372-0107 or visit the website at www.bgsu.edu.

 

Additional College Information

 

For descriptions of Private Colleges in Ohio, go to www.OhioPrivateColleges.com to download info

 

University of Dayton news:  If you are applying, they encourage that you attach a separate page listing your extra-curricular and service activities.  Their admissions process is becoming more competitive, so providing information about yourself beyond the regular application may help your chances of begin accepted.

 

*Visit www.CIAmerica.org for information on the Court Reporting Institute of America.

 

*There are over 300 colleges who will accept “The Common Application” to apply to their university.  See the map in the Guidance Office to find out which colleges accept this.

 

Bowling Green State University – BGSU has joined the Common Application. Students may complete the BGSU application or the Common Application. Students may apply for admission online at http://choose.bgsu.edu/apply/online. Freshman scholarship levels may be viewed by going to the Scholarship Calculator at http://choose.bgsu.edu/aid/scholarships.  Application and credential deadline for top scholarships is December 4, 2017, and application and credential deadline for freshmen scholarship consideration as well as FAFSA Priority deadline will be January 15, 2018.

 

The Ohio State University Lima – FAFSA, and admission/scholarship application deadline is February 1.

 

The Ohio State ATI – Priority deadline for the FAFSA submission is February 1, and priority deadline for scholarship application, https://ati.osu.edu/money-matters/scholarships, will be February 15, 2018. To schedule a visit to campus, go to https://ati.osu.edu/futurestudents/visit/register-goup-visit.

 

University of Cincinnati – Early action admission and scholarship consideration applications must be received no later than December 1, 2017.  ACT/SAT scores must be submitted directly from the testing agencies. Eligibility for scholarships at multiple levels will be determined by academic programs.

 

Scholarships

 

Bowling Green State University - Freshman scholarship levels may be viewed by going to the Scholarship Calculator at http://choose.bgsu.edu/aid/scholarships. Application and credential deadline for top scholarships is December 4, 2017, and application and credential deadline for freshmen scholarship consideration as well as FAFSA Priority deadline will be January 15, 2018.

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship –Scholarships award value range from $5,000 to $20,000. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA, attending a four-year university, and require financial assistance to attend college to qualify.   Deadline to apply is October 25, 2017.  Visit www.horatioalger.org/scholarships for further information and to apply.

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - Open to students in grades 5 – 12, are eligible to apply for this honor. Those chosen to represent Ohio will receive $1,000, and a trip to Washington D.C. Apply online at https://spirit.prudential.com/apply/2018.  For questions or paper application, call 855-670-4787. The deadline to apply is November 17, 2017.

AES Engineers Scholarship - Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?  
Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2017

Submit essay to: 
scholarships@aesengineers.com

Please do not include your resume at this time.
Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.
 Full details are available at www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm the deadline is October 6, 2017.

 

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program – www.distinguishedyw.org.  Deadline for application and scholarship information is October 2, 2017.

 

Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship – This is a $1,000 scholarship, for students enrolled in a 2-5 year college/university, and is based on a 500 - 1,000 word essay explaining the one thing you would change aout the world if you could, why, and how you would do it. Further details, instructions, and application are available online at www.klinglerlaw.com/scholarship. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018.

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship - The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US. The application and full details are available online. Applications must be submitted online at https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement, and are available beginning on September 5, 2017,  with a deadline of December 15, 2017.

 

VFW Auxiliary Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest – This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 and includes home-schooled students. In addition to local and state prizes, students ware competing for a $10,000 National Scholarship. For official application go to www.vfwauxiliary.org, or stop in the Guidance office for a copy of the application and rules. Deadline is March 31, 2018.

 

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition – Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to enter the competition. To enter a student must a submit an original 3-5 minute essay on an audio CD or a flash drive.  Application and detailed rules for the competition are available in the Guidance office. Deadline to enter is October 31, 2017.

 

 

UPCOMING COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE SCHOOL VISITS

 

Students must sign-up in the Guidance office to meet with any college representative at least 2 days prior to the visit.

 UNOH – September 8, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.

 Bowling Green State University – September 13, 2017, at 8:10 a.m.

 Heidelberg University – September 14, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

 Bluffton University – September 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

 The Ohio State University – September 19, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

 Rhodes State College – September 25, 2017, at 1:45 p.m. 

 Defiance College – October 16, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

 

Big Brothers/Big Sisters - Big Buddies Program is currently seeking energetic, fun and committed high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to volunteer for the 2017-2018 school year.  Stop by the Guidance office for more information.  Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

 

Dorothy Love VolunTeen opportunities are now available for those interested in a career in nursing, social work, dietary, or marketing, this is an excellent way to discover interests. Volunteers will do things like walk, read, play games and visit with residents, to just name a few. Dorothy Love Retirement Community is located at 3003 W. Cisco Road, near Sidney. For further information, please pick-up a brochure in the Guidance office or call Betsy Naseman at 937-497-6529 or bnaseman@dorothylover.oprs.org.

 

Ohio Department of Transportation have possible job opportunities available. Applicants may apply online at http://careers.ohio.gov/. For additional information about the Ohio Department of Transportation visit http://www.dot.state.oh.us, or call 937-492-1141 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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