Applying to Post-Secondary Institutions:Click HERE to view the College Application power point delivered to the class of 2019View these handy flow-charts below for steps on applying to the many different types of colleges:Flow Charts:The Coalition: http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION FROM PSU
The following dates/deadlines are for students entering Penn State as first-year students in 2021 (summer/fall admission).
August 1, 2020 - Applications for undergraduate admission become available
October 1, 2020 – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available
November 1, 2020 – Penn State’s NEW Early Action filing deadline
November 1, 2020 –Schreyer Honors College priority filing date
November 30, 2020 – Application priority filing date for students not selecting Early Action
December 1, 2020 – FAFSA recommended filing date
December 24, 2020 – Early Action applicants will receive their decision (admit, defer, deny).
Mid-February, 2021 – Early awarding of student aid begins for applicants in Early Action.
May 1, 2021 – National Decision Day (enrollment deposits are due)!
Please remember that the State High Counseling Office is not open to process college applications until after the start of the school year in September 2020.Need a letter of recommendation from your counselor?Click here for the Counselor Composite Letter of Recommendation PacketThe college application process can be a stressful time for students and their families. Let us help you navigate this process...Here's a great article for the Junior student and his/her parents/guardians about how to take control of the College Admissions Process rather than allowing it to take control of you: http://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2016/05/17/stand-proudly-during-the-college-process/#50c43a7f7329Guide for Families going through the college admissions process: http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/student/Pages/ParentsGuide.aspxFOR HELP WITH YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATION:AdmissionsCheckup helps a lot of students (very helpful to international students) applying to competitive colleges/universities.Do you have an appropriate SAFETY school on your college list? Here is a link to a very short article that may be of use to you:
https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-a-safety-school-788443Minimize the Anxiety of the College Decision: http://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2016/07/25/the-agony-of-college-choice-and-how-to-get-through-it/#467ff7981ee8What college admissions officers say they want in a candidate: click hereOther interesting and helpful articles on the college application/admissions process:
http://striveforcollege.org/ : mentoring for high school students (first generation) to get into and pay for collegeCollege Application Tips:1. Need help organizing your college applications? Try this site: Make Me A Freshman http://makemeafreshman.com/student/checklist/2. Click here to read Fair Opportunity Project's College Application Guide: http://fairopportunityproject.com/We believe in human potential, opportunity, and the ability to succeed.
Written by students who have done it, this tested and complete college application guide contains the highest quality advice and is being freely distributed to every American public school.3. For help with that essay about "why our institution?" http://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2016/11/28/colleges-need-love-too/?utm_source=followingweekly#697bb5ea4adeFor a little humor:http://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2017/01/17/ten-ways-for-parents-not-to-behave-during-the-college-process-part-i/#38f559da3842Anxiety & the pressure to go to college:http://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2016/04/21/resisting-the-call-of-college-brand-names/#6f3fa82377abhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2017/04/20/pay-attention-to-students-anxieties-about-success/#4f37d55a2926College & Mental Health Guide: http://time.com/4473575/college-mental-health-guidebook/