We hope your November has started off great. As you know, our Thanksgiving Break Deadline for college applications is approaching very soon. Please remember to double check your institutional deadlines for Early Action, Early Decision and institutional based scholarships. Please make sure you and your family have started and hopefully filed your FAFSA. Several of you have not returned your Senior Autobiographical packets to your counselors, remember you must do this at least two weeks in advance of when you need a letter of recommendation. Almost all four year colleges and universities require a letter of recommendation from your High School Counselor, please make sure you are aware of this and give ample time to request the letter.
We will be hosting an opportunity for you and your parents to file your 2019 FAFSA here at Corinth HS on November 13th at 6 pm in room 110. We will have a Financial Aid Team from SUNY Adirondack here to assist you and your family. Please sign up for a spot with Mrs. Bills by November 9th and bring your 2017 Tax information to the session.
Juniors and Seniors:
Test Date Registration Late Registration
February 9, 2019*
January 11, 2019
January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019
March 8, 2019
March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 4-20, 2019@CHS
July 13, 2019*
June 14, 2019
June 15-24, 2019
Test date Registration Late Registration
Saturday, March 9, 2019
February 8, 2019
March 22, 2019@CHS
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Saturday, June 1
April 5, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 17, 2019
Please see CollegeBoard website
Scholarships for Seniors:
Elks Foundation - 2018 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest: a scholarship opportunity available for students who demonstrate scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications are currently available online at enf.elks.org/mvs. Application deadline is November 15, 2018. Please complete at enf.elks.org/mvs
Discover Student Loans Scholarship: This is a $2,500 Scholarship Award available for eligible students and parents through January 31, 2019. Students and parents can enter by signing up to receive tips and resources on CollegeCovered.com. No purchase or loan necessary to enter or win. Discover also has a Scholarship Search tool where students can search 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion, and no registration is required. Please follow this link to apply : https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/
Please contact your School Counselor if you have any questions, concerns or would like to setup a meeting.
We hope your senior year is off to a great start! We are just finishing up our meetings with seniors to review graduation requirements and discuss post graduation plans. If you have already started your college applications or have met with military recruiters and have questions, please don't hesitate to stop in to see us or schedule an appointment.
We will be blogging again this year in hopes of continuing to increase our communication with our students and families. Information in our blog throughout the year will keep you up-to-date on college and scholarship information. In 2017 our counseling blog was named one of the Top 60 Counseling Blogs by Feedspot.com! In addition to following our blog, please read/listen to the daily announcements, check the Counseling Office webpage for additional information, and be checking your school email daily as you all have Chromebooks now (www.corinthcsd.org - page is located under Support Services and/or the Corinth High School).
SAT and ACT Test Dates
The SAT and the ACT will be offered on the following dates. The cost of the SAT without the essay is $45 and with the essay is $57. The ACT has a basic fee of $42.50 with an optional writing test , cost with writing is $58.50. If the cost of these tests presents a hardship, you may be eligible for a fee waiver. Please check with your school counselor.
^ Offered at CHS * No test center in New York State, *** Regular SAT only no writing
College/Military Visits to the Counseling Office
9/18 Fulton Montgomery CC 1:00
9/18 Six Flags 11-12 *Lobby
9/20 Utica College 1:00
9/21 Florida Institute of Technology 10:00
9/24 Sacred Heart University 10:00
9/24 Clarkson University 1:00
9/25 Univ. Of Mass. - Dartmouth 10:00
9/25 Elmira College 1:00
9/27 SUNY Geneseo 1:00
9/28 SUNY Brockport 10:00
10/1 SUNY Oswego 1:00
10/4 SUNY Buffalo 1:00
10/9 SUNY ALbany 10:00
10/9 Air Force 11-12 *Lobby
10/12 Alfred 1:00
10/18 SUNY Potsdam 1:00
10/22 SUNY Oneonta 10:00
10/22 SUNY Potsdam 1:00
10/23 Springfield College 1:00
10/29 University of Tampa 1:00
10/30 Dean College 1:00
10/31 Keuka College 11:45
11/1 SUNY Plattsburgh 1:00
11/5 Castleton University 10:00
11/5 Maine College of Art 1:00
11/6 Mount Saint Mary College 10:00
College Application Week at CHS October 17th -21st
Timeline for Applying to College
September - October: Individual Senior Student appointments; Search/gather info from websites, catalogs, college reps; Set up college visits; create a Common Application account http://www.commonapp.org/
September - December: Take/retake SAT’s/ACT’s; Ask teachers/employers for letters of recommendation
October 1st: First date FAFSA forms can be completed (be sure to use the link to the FAFSA from the district webpage)
October 4th: Fall College Night at SUNY Adirondack (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
October 11: Financial Aid Night (@ Hadley Luzerne HS 6:00 p.m.)
October 26th: Instant Admission day with HVCC at 9:00am. **Please be advised you must see Mrs. Bill’s by 10/6 for an appointment**
November 30th: Instant Admission Day here with SUNY Adirondack at 10:00am ** Please be advised you must see Mrs. Bill’s by 10/10 for an appointment**
^November: Submit CSS Profile application if required by school;Deadline for early decision applications
***Thanksgiving Break: All applications completed and supporting documents submitted to your counselor****
January - April: Responses from colleges/universities,
Complete local scholarship applications
March - April: Receive financial aid packages from colleges
May 1: Tuition deposit due at the college/university you plan to attend
NCAA Clearinghouse Information
If you expect to participate in athletics at a NCAA Division I or Division II college, you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. The website is www.ncaa.org . When you register online, please be sure to tell your counselor so your transcript can be sent.
Elks Foundation - 2018 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest: a scholarship opportunity available for students who demonstrate scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications are currently available online at enf.elks.org/mvs. Application deadline is November 15, 2018.
College Open Houses
SUNY Open Houses, check out the list of fall Open Houses to be held at SUNY campuses across the state at www.suny.edu/attend.
This year, students will be able to file their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as October 1st. Please join us at our High School on October 11th at at 6:30 pm for an informational session on Financial Aid and the upcoming changes. We will be joined by Michelle Sprague, Financial Aid Counselor from SUNY Adirondack.
Keeping up to date on all the news during your Senior Year
If you would like to receive information and newsletters via email this year be sure that Mrs. Bills has your most up to date email addresses. Also be sure to check out the Counseling Office webpage on the district webpage!
Corinth High School Counseling Office
Please contact the Counseling Office if you have any questions.