Seniors and Scholarships
College Fair/Night at LFCC in Warrenton - September 24th from 6PM - 8PM.Over 80 colleges and universities will be set up to meet with you and answer your questions. This is a great opportunity for both JUNIORS and SENIORS to elarn more about colleges, universities, and trade schools.Common App - Need assistance in understanding and completing the Common App? Check out this link: Common App Ready.2020 FAFSA Information Meeting - October 7th at 7PM in the Falcon Room.All seniors and families will have access to the FAFSA in October. Kaitlyn Lambert from LFCC will be at FHS to discuss the changes and offer suggestions for completing the FAFSA form.LFCC will be holding 3 FAFSA parties where students and families can get help filing the 2020-21 FAFSA. Click here for a list of necessary documents.All times are 5PM - 7PM at the LFCC Fauquier Campus:November 4th - Room 201November 14th - Room 107November 18th - Room 201Scholarships are arriving! The list will be updated as additional scholarships are received. The Counseling Office has the scholarships printed out. Please come by and check it out. Click here to see the latest (September 19, 2019 at 10:30AM)SCHOLARSHIP LIST.Senior Night (September 5th) - Click on the following to access the PowerPoint Presentation, 2019-2020 College Application Procedure Checklist - Senior College Timetable 2019 - 2020.Colleges/Universities/Trade Schools coming to FHS! Please check the "College Visits" tab. Updated as we are notified of additional school coming to FHS. Juniors and Seniors are welcome and encouraged to attending these informational sessions.Planning on visiting colleges? The following link from U.S. News Education has questions to ask during your college tour!
SAT and ACT Testing Dates available in the "Testing Calendar" tab.Interested in a career in:
- Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Management
- Apprenticeship pathways like Electricians, Plumbers, and HVAC Mechanicsocational pathways like Carpenters and Masons
Check out this booklet: Build Your Path, a Guidebook of Built Environment CareersPaper copies of the Guidebook are available in Guidance.Sign up for the U.S. News Education Newsletter and receive important information: Extra Help: College Admissions/Helping parents get their teen to college. Visit their site: U.S. News Education NewslettersVisit the site College-Prep 101 for informaton on college planning. There are timelines/checklists for each high school grade level, section for college terminology, and much more.
CollegeBoard has a site which is helpful to students, parents, career path, financial aid, etc. You may access the site at bigfuture.org.
How to Survive Before Decisions Arrive!
Relax, but don't relax too much
Make sure the colleges have what they need
Keep on top of changes and late-breaking info
Continue to show your interest
Visit your colleges, especially your top choices
Focus on finances
Continue to research your colleges, including your backup
Some colleges may use some or all of the criteria listed below to determine the status of an applicant:
- Grade point average (GPA)
- Strength of subject
- ACT/SAT Scores
- Class rank
- Special talents/awards
- Demonstrated interest
**Check out this very useful site -www.collegedata.com - for parent and students preparing for college admissions and information. Get the college 411, prepare and apply, and much, much more. SAT, ACT, and AP Exam info and dates.
College Planning Timeline for Seniors
- Finalize college list and start filling out applications. Many schools accept the Common Application (www.commonapp.org).
- Submit a Transcript Release Form to Mrs. Snyder in the Counseling office for each college/university you apply.
- Finalize activity resume and essay(s).
- Meet with college admission representatives when they come to FHS (guidance has the latest college list and sign up sheets) and attend college fair (Sept. 27th at LFCC from 6pm - 8pm).
- Start submitting applications. Be aware of college/university deadlines.
SAT I/II and ACT test information is available in the Counseling Department. Register on line at www.sat.org/register. You can go to the College Board site to get helpful study information (www.collegeboard.org). SAT practice booklets are available in Guidance.
SAT - sat.org/register
ACT - www.actstudent.org
Available in the Guidance Office and by clicking here.