Class of 2021: Juniors

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Exploring College Options and College Visitation Days

The following links will help you find and explore different colleges that you might be interested in:

This site allows you to search for colleges http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

This site has many statistics on colleges, due dates, and links to websites and virtual tours www.campustours.com/ 

This site will help match you to colleges you might be interested and help you explore these colleges. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges

This link gives you advice on how to choose a college to attend https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/choosing_college.pdf

College Visitation Days
As a junior you can take two college visitation day, and as a senior you can take two days.  These college visitation days can be waived by the school, but you must fill out a form to get them waived. You can print the form out below or pick up a form in the counseling office. 

The form must be singed by all your teachers before the visitation is made and must also be signed by a college official during your visitation day. Try to schedule any other days you need to visit colleges during the summer or on teacher work days during the school year.

You must turn this form into the counseling office to have your absence excused.

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Use this link to access our Scholarship page.

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Here is a great pamphlet to learn more about college entrance exams for universities and community college. It has information about average test scores, costs, and when to take the exams.  
https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/college_entrance_tests.pdf

SAT- Scholastic Assessment Test

The SAT is a college entrance exam required by many colleges. The test is 3 hours and 45 minutes long. It consists of an essay on a prompt and a multiple choice section in reading, math, and writing. SAT scores are reported on a 200-800 scale per section. The composite score for the SAT is found by adding the Math and Reading sub scores. On this scale a perfect score would be a 1600.

You can register and pay for the SAT online at http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-us-dates
If you qualify for free and reduced lunch, you can also receive a waiver to cover the cost.
See Ms. Graham in the Counseling office for waivers.

SAT Subject Tests (sometimes referred to as SAT II)
For more information visit http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-subject-test-dates


ACT- American College Testing Program 

This is another test that many colleges will accept in their admissions process. The test consists of a 3 hour and 35 minute multiple choice section followed by an optional 30 minute essay portion. Before registering for the test, check with the college that you are applying to and see if they require the optional writing portion. The multiple choice section contains one section each of english, math, reading, and science. Scores are reported on a scale from 1-36. All juniors will take the ACT for free during a designated school day in March.

To register online visit http://www.actstudent.org/regist/
If you qualify for free and reduced lunch, you can also receive waivers to cover the cost of the ACT.
See Ms. Graham in the Counseling Office for waivers.

 Here is a comparison chart between SAT and ACT scores http://www.act.org/aap/concordance/pdf/reference.pdf

 

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NCAA Requirements:
 
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT NCAA ELIGIBILITY, PLEASE CALL THE NCAA INITIAL-ELIGIBILITY CLEARING HOUSE TOLL-FREE AT 877-262-1492. YOU MAY ALSO CALL THE NCAA AT 317-917-6222.

In order to initiate the eligibility process, you need to complete the NCAA Clearinghouse Student Release Form. You need to submit this form at the end of your junior year or the beginning of your senior year.  After you complete the form, you should mail the white form with a check for the fee and then give the yellow and pink copies to your guidance counselor so that your transcript can be sent to the Clearinghouse.  You may apply on-line at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net