Are you College Bound?
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Seniors: Rank and GPAs will be re-calculated mid-year (1st semester) grades have been sent to all colleges. If you are checking your application status with your colleges, you may find that they have not received your mid-year grades. Please allow 2-4 weeks for the college admissions offices to process these materials and post to your online account. If you have questions, check your Naviance account, call the college admissions office or see your counselor or Mrs. Correa in the Counseling Dept.
The Ultimate Guide to College Admissions Visit this website for helpful information on how to get into college, a timeline of what needs to be done when and other important advice. Visit https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-admissions
CONSUMERAFFAIRS.COM is a consumer advocacy organization. They have recently published a free Student Loan Guide that may be beneficial to students has they plan for college. Please check out their website and Loan Guide.
Have you thought about pursuing a career as a Medical Assistant?
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AGM College Planning: FREE College Financial Aid Estimator
College costs have become one of the biggest issues for students. Our mission is to help students achieve the greatest success! By using our tools and services, students can attend universities based on quality of program rather than cost! You can find the College Financial Aid Estimator here: http://www.agmcollege.com/spa/efc/
Student Loan Consolidation Guide If you are or will be juggling multiple student loans, this website can help you! Check it out! http://www.thesimpledollar.com/student-loan-consolidation-guide/
Helpful Resources and Websites
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid
- Federal Student Aid www.studentaid.ed.gov
Take a virtual tour of the colleges you are considering http://www.youvisit.com/
Choosing a college doesn't have to be complicated
College Reality Check is a free, easy-to-use interactive tool that shares facts and figures that students, parents, and counselors should weigh when making decisions about college.
A guide to using The Common Application. https://www.commonapp.org/virtual-counselor
Our Senior Advisor, Ms. Escobar, has added a Senior Class portion to her website. Please click on spotswoodseniors.weebly.com.
Planning for College: www.collegeboard.com/student/plan/action/seniors.html By clicking the link below, students can browse a standard “planning calendar” for college admissions. Life is very hectic, it is sometimes hard to remember deadlines for different colleges, PSAT and SAT dates, etc…Printing out the monthly calendar can help keep you on task with what you should be accomplishing during the school year in order to prepare for applying to colleges.
Find a College Right for you: www.collegeboard.com/csearch
Along with viewing all Virginia schools, the College Board website above provides information on all college and universities in the country. Students can utilize the college search engine to find schools with specific characteristics and to learn about campus life. Important questions such as Big Campus vs. Small Campus or Rural vs. Urban school locations are explored, as well. The site also includes information about how to schedule campus tours, and what to look for when you are on a tour.
Help With Application & Essays: www.collegeboard.com/apply
Writing a personal statement to include in your application is often the most challenging part of the college process. Not anymore! This website gives hints into how to make your essay interesting and unique, giving sample essays and tips to ease your stress. Also included are how to complete all application requirements, and what to do when acceptance letters start to come from colleges in the spring.
Explore Virginia Colleges: http://www.schev.edu/index/students-and-parents/explore/virginia-institutions
This site enables students to search all the colleges and universities in Virginia, both at the public, private, and community level. Links to every school’s website are included, along with helpful tips about applying to and paying for college.
Interested in Medical Assisting? www.bestmedicalassistantprograms.org
This site is a great resource for students on their journey to the medical assisting field.