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Career Center – Seniors

Senior Information 2013

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Activities Resume Financial Aid Information Scholarship Application Checklist
College Accreditation Letter of RecommendationInfo & Student Brochure Senior & Counselor Responsibilities at MHS
College Applications Slip for Guidance Safety & Security on Campus Steps for the College Application & Application Checklist
College Fairs SAT Dates Student’s Rights and Responsibilities
College Reps Visiting MHS  Scholarship Book  

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.org -
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.

COLLEGE FAIR

New England Association of College Admission Counselors – to find additional college fairs that may be in the area.

SAT REGISTRATION

College Board Online – A great site for information about the SAT. You can register online here for SAT.

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION/STUDENT BROCHURE

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

Student Brochure Template

Sample Student Brochure

Activities Resume for College Applications

SCHOLARSHIP BOOK

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.

Scholarship Application Checklist

COLLEGE APPLICATION SLIPS

College Application Slips

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.

STEPS FOR COLLEGE APPLICATIONS & INFORMATION NEEDED TO FILL OUT COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

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.

Guidance Steps to College Applications

College Application Checklist

COLLEGE REPS VISITING MANCHESTER

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

SENIOR & COUNSELOR RESPONSIBILITIES at MHS

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.

Senior and Counselor Responsibilities at MHS

STUDENT’S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

Student’s Rights and Responsibilities

SAFETY & SECURITY ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

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.

COLLEGE ACCREDITATION

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.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

To obtain information concerning financial aid or the CSS profile, use the below links:

Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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.

CSS/FINANCIAL AID PROFILE (CSS)

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.

Steps in FAFSA 

FAFSA Award Letter Details

FAFSA Terms