Career Center – Seniors
Senior Information 2013
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This page was designed to assist you in preparing for life after Manchester High School. Most of the documents require Microsoft word or another word processing software while others will require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please click on the following link to download Adobe Acrobat Reader for your computer.
C.E.E.B. SCHOOL CODE: 070-380
APPPLYING TO COLLEGES
CTMentor is a student services website representing the statewide and independent colleges and universities of Connecticut. You can apply to state and independent colleges within Connecticut from here.
Common Application -
A general application form used by over 150 independent colleges that is available on-line.
Universal College Application – The Universal College Application is an online admissions application consortium for college-bound students. Register to create an account, complete your application, and submit to any number of our member colleges.
New England Association of College Admission Counselors – to find additional college fairs that may be in the area.
College Board Online – A great site for information about the SAT. You can register online here for SAT.
To obtain letters of recommendation, you download the instructions and complete the Student Brochure. This will be very helpful for yourself and especially the teachers completing your letter of recommendations.
Instructions – on to complete the student brochure and ask for a letter
Worksheet – to brainstorm all your activities and experiences
Please click on the following to view the scholarships available to Manchester High School’s seniors. It is very important to review this scholarship book often because there are important deadlines to follow to apply for the scholarships.
Manchester Scholarship Book 2012-2013 – This is a great resource for Manchester High Seniors. This book requires adobe acrobat reader to view.
The college application slip needs to be attached to each application package turned into the guidance office in Room 124. You can down load the slip above.
The steps to completing and turning in your college applications are listed in this next document. Please review to make sure you follow the proper steps.
The attached document contains the list of colleges visiting Manchester High School during the Fall of 2003. The list will be updated weekly. Please check often. Remember you can always look outside of guidance to see the colleges coming in to MHS.
Colleges Visiting Manchester - Updated 9/19/2012
This is information is designed to help students and parents understand their roles and responsibilities in the process as well as understand the counselor’s role and responsibilities in the process.
Students have certain rights and responsibilities in the college admission process. The National Association of College Admission Counselors have put together an informational sheet for your assistance. Please review the information to make your college application experience the best it can be.
Security on Campus – Learn about campus security, your rights as a parent trying to find out crime statistics and much more. A very informative site that all parents and students should use in evaluating the colleges they are visiting.
CollegeSafe – CollegeSAFE.com is a division of Main Street Safety, L.L.C. which was founded and is owned by a woman whose circle of friends has been touched by many safety issues, starting during their college years. This year her oldest niece will enter her freshman year in college and concern for her safety inspired us to develop this safety community for you.
Parents – Please remember that you can obtain the campus crime statistics from the college/university police department. It is your right and required to be given to you when it is requested. If there are any problems obtaining the report, you should question whether you would want your son or daughter attending that school. The Security on Campus site is an excellent resource for assisting you in campus security, information and your rights.
Frequently Asked Questions – To find out more and what to look for please follow this link.
What Is College Accreditation? Accreditation is a voluntary, independent review of educational programs to determine that the education provided is of uniform and sound quality. Being awarded accreditation ensures that an institution has been evaluated and that it met set standards of quality determined by the accrediting organization granting the accreditation. A college or university’s accreditation is maintained by continued adherence to the set criteria.
To obtain information concerning financial aid or the CSS profile, use the below links:
FAFSA is used to apply for federal student grants, work-study money, and loans. You can apply using the paper form available at the beginning of December in the Career Center or apply online. FAFSA can not filed until January 1st. Both the parent and student need to apply and have a PIN number to complete the online process of FAFSA.
Profile is a program of the College Scholarship Service, the financial aid division of the College Board – a national nonprofit association of schools and school systems, colleges and universities, and educational organizations. Many colleges, universities, and scholarships use the information collected on the profile to help them award non federal student aid funds. The PROFILE can be picked up in the Guidance office or you can find it online.
Flyer Downloads to Assist You with Financial Aid Award Letters and Terms used.