ABOUT THE PSAT and SAT

Southeastern Regional administered the PSAT in October. Test results will be returned to students by their Guidance Counselor. All Juniors (including those who did not sign up for the PSAT) can practice for the SAT at any time. Khan Academy and the College Board have have free full length practice tests and tools. Please use these links to find out more:

https://www.collegeboard.org/

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Scholarship Search Options for SENIORS!

Current seniors who plan to attend college after graduation should begin thinking about searching for scholarships! Although searching for and applying for scholarships is time consuming, it can yield promising results if students start the process early and put forth a complete and polished scholarship application!

Please visit the Scholarship Information page on this website for detailed information on where to search for scholarships!

In addition, be sure to check the NEW SCHOLARSHIPS PAGE on this site as scholarship opportunities will be added on an ongoing basis!

Please be sure to FOLLOW this BLOG (bottom left side of blog) as all scholarship leads will be announced via this blog and posted in the “Scholarship” blog category for your easy reference!

For a listing of additional scholarships, please click the following link – Scholarships – National, Regional and Local!

Best of luck with your scholarship search!

Google Classroom

Guidance Counselors are transitioning over the course of this school year to the use of Google Classroom to share college and career information with students and parents/guardians.

FREE Pre-College STEM Academy

 

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Are you, or do you know a high school student interested in studying STEM—
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics?

Our FREE, two-week Pre-College STEM Academy at Massasoit is a great opportunity to dive in!

July 11 – July 22

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Flexible drop-off and pick-up times–breakfast available at 8!
Accessible by Public Transportation
Our students enjoy hands-on activities, seminars, and field trips. Additionally, they begin to develop key skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. Most importantly, our students will receive instruction in mathematics—regardless of their current proficiency level—that will strengthen their skills and ensure both academic success and continued interest in STEM.
Apply today! Spaces are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Apply Online: http://bit.ly/PCSA_MCC
– OR –
Apply via Mail—Fill out the attached form and return via mail or email to:

 

Massasoit Community College
Division of Science and Mathematics

Attn: Pre-College STEM Programs
One Massasoit Boulevard

Brockton, MA 02302-3996

 

For more information, please contact us at stemstarter@massasoit.edu!

Juniors can start the Common App early

The Common App is one college application accepted by over 600 colleges and universities nationwide.  If you create an account as a junior, it can be used next school year. Get started! Details can be found by clicking here

Here are some key point as copied from this page:

What is Account Rollover?

Account Rollover will let anyone with a Common App account maintain that account from one year to the next. It is intended to be a learning tool, not a means of completing college applications prior to senior year.

 

How will Account Rollover work?

After the 2016-2017 Common App launches on August 1, you’ll be able to sign in using the same credentials as your 2015-2016 Common App. Upon that first sign in, we’ll ask if you would like to roll over your account from 2015-2016.

What information will carry over from one year to the next?

We will preserve the answers you provided to any questions that appear in the six sections of the “Common App” tab: Profile, Family, Education, Testing, Activities, and Writing.

 

 

Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College has some upcoming events:

For juniors or seniors:

Campus Tour and Information Session: Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 PM
This is a fantastic opportunity for students considering BCC in the future to get some general information about the College and its available programs.  This presentation does provide a focus on the Attleboro and Taunton locations and includes a tour of the Attleboro campus.  Anyone interested in attending this event should register here: http://www.bristolcc.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=5043&information_id=20321&type=&syndicate=syndicate

For seniors:

On-the-Spot Enrollment Event at BCC Attleboro: Saturday, May 7 at 8:30 AM
This event is geared towards students that are planning to start at BCC in Summer 2016 or Fall 2016 but need assistance with the enrollment process.  The event includes a presentation from Admissions and Financial Aid staff, a campus tour, and an application workshop for admissions and the FAFSA.  Anyone interested in attending this event should register here:http://www.bristolcc.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?fromdate=5/1/2016&todate=5/31/2016&display=Month&type=public&eventidn=5306&view=EventDetails&information_id=21425

On-the-Spot Enrollment Event at BCC Taunton: Saturday, May 14 at 8:30 AM
This event is geared towards students that are planning to start at BCC in Summer 2016 or Fall 2016 but need assistance with the enrollment process.  The event includes a presentation from Admissions and Financial Aid staff, a campus tour, and an application workshop for admissions and the FAFSA.  Anyone interested in attending this event should register here:http://www.bristolcc.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?fromdate=5/1/2016&todate=5/31/2016&display=Month&type=public&eventidn=5308&view=EventDetails&information_id=21429

Scholarship applications due soon

Attention seniors: 

Senior Scholarships 2016
Please log in to our website at www.sersd.org  and click on the Scholarship Application link on the left of the home page. There is a short survey that will allow you to be eligible for some of Southeastern’s local scholarships and toolships. The deadline for many of these scholarships is April 1st, so please fill it out as soon as possible.
You also may be eligible for some outside scholarships in your local communities. I encourage you to go to your city/town’s high school home page and look for their scholarship link. Brockton High, in particular has several scholarships that Southeastern students qualify for because they are a resident of Brockton. Click here to see
Please see your Guidance Counselor with questions or if you need assistance. 

Brockton Scholarships

Brockton residents may be eligible to apply for scholarships found here:

https://www.brocktonpublicschools.com/page.cfm?p=2541

Please note the deadline of April 15

 

Virtual College Fair

All Access Virtual College Fair, March 31st, 10am - 10pm ET

Finding the best college or university for you has become much easier with CollegeWeekLive’s March All Access Virtual College Fair! Log in for this event for advice from current college students, educational experts, and college admissions counselors.  This is one of the largest online college fairs this year! Have your students log in to:

  • Chat live with college admissions counselors from over 100 universities
  • Get free advice on studying abroad, scholarships, and financial aid
  • Earn a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship, just for visiting five or more college pages during the event

Sign up at March.CollegeWeekLive.com!

 

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FAFSA event

Bristol Community College in Attleboro is excited to host its annual “FAFSA Saturday” event on March 5, 2016 10 AM1 PM

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Junior College Planning Night

The Guidance Department will host a MEFA college planning night for juniors and their families. Event flyer and details: College-Admissions-Flyer

Scholarships available

It is scholarship season!

A new updated list of scholarships has been posted by Mr. Coleman here

We recently received the information below.Please see your counselor for an application

The Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement has a scholarship for individuals who will be majoring in criminal justice. Link is here

Old Colony YMCA is once again pleased to be able to facilitate named scholarships for 2016.   The scholarships are intended to benefit YMCA involved, High School Youth Graduating Class of 2016 and/or current college students.

  1. Rubenstein Application 2016
  2. Piscitelli Application 2016
  3. Metcalf Baker Application 2016 (2)
  4. Aspacher Application 2016

 

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC
NORFOLK-PLYMOUTH COUNTY AREA ALUMNAE CHAPTER
ELEANOR W. MORTON SCHOLARSHIP
New application 2016

FAFSA help is available

Attention seniors and their parent/guardians!!!!!!!!!

The Guidance Department will hold a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) night on Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30PM in Southeastern’s Media Center. We will help you complete your FAFSA. Representatives from the American Student Assistance College Planning Center in Brockton will be available with members of the Guidance Department. Click here: FAFSA Night for the event flyer.

If you can not attend our 2/2/16 event and need assistance, you may attend a FAFSA Day event or go to the American Student Assistance office in Brockton at 231 Main Street, Suite R. They take walk in appointments from 8:30Am-5:00Pm Monday through Friday. Their services are free.

Students AND parents/guardians will need to create a FSA ID BEFORE you come to this event. Please read on to learn more.

What is FAFSA? It is a form (paper copies are available but online submission is strongly recommended) that is required for college bound students if they want to apply for federal and state financial aid. Most colleges and universities require the FAFSA be completed to be eligible for school based financial aid. You must submit the FAFSA every year that you want aid.

Your FSA ID is a username and password that identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) at fafsa.gov.

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child’s FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address. Both students and thier parent/guardian need a FSA ID

FAFSA Night

FAFSA

College Board has free resources available to help college bound seniors understand how to apply for financial aid. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college

MEFA is another GREAT resource that students and parents/guardian should access. Please find it here: http://www.mefa.org/financial-aid-made-simple/

If you need help with the FAFSA there is help:

  1. Use the tools offered on the FAFSA web site. https://fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm
  2. Attend a FAFSA Day event: http://fafsaday.org/locations.php
    Massasoit Community College in Brockton has an event on 2/22 at 6:00PM
  3. Attend Southeastern Regional’s FAFSA night on 2/2 at 6:30PM
  4. Visit the American Student Assistance College Planning Center in Brockton. They offer free services and can be reached at 508-586-3100

 

 

 

 

SAT and SAT Subject tests

There is still time to register late for the next SAT and SAT Subject tests. Check the admissions requirements for colleges you are interested in to see if taking the SAT subject tests would benefit your admissions application.

CollegeWeekLive event

Paying for College Day” is a free online event.

  • Chat live with admissions counselors from over 100 colleges and universities around the globe
  • Get free advice on financial aid, scholarships, and more from industry experts including a presentation by the US Department of Education!
  • Earn a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship, just for researching colleges during the event

Sign up at P4C.CollegeWeekLive.com!

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Coding classes

To celebrate Computer Science Week and the Hour of Code, the Information Technology shop will be hosting one hour coding classes on TuesdayWednesday and Thursday of this week. The classes will introduce students to coding concepts using the popular game Minecraft.

Space is limited to 20 students per session so please sign up as soon as possible. Sessions will be offered each day at the following times:
8:30 am
10:30 am
1:30 pm

Please contact Mr. Pietal (ppietal@sersd.org) to reserve your seats.

Financial aid night events coming up

Attention seniors and their parent/guardians!!!!!!!!!

The Guidance Department will hold a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) night on Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30PM in Southeastern’s Media Center. We will help you complete your FAFSA. Please mark your calendars and sign up through the Guidance Office. Representatives from the American Student Assistance College Planning Center in Brockton will be available with members of the Guidance Department. Click here: FAFSA Night for the event flyer.

If you can not attend our 2/2/16 event and need assistance, you may attend a FAFSA Day event or go to the American Student Assistance office in Brockton at 231 Main Street, Suite R. They take walk in appointments from 8:30Am-5:00Pm Monday through Friday. Their services are free.

Students AND parents/guardians will need to create a FSA ID BEFORE you come to this event. Please read on to learn more.

What is FAFSA? It is a form (paper copies are available but online submission is strongly recommended) that is required for college bound students if they want to apply for federal and state financial aid. Most colleges and universities require the FAFSA be completed to be eligible for school based financial aid. You must submit the FAFSA every year that you want aid.

Your FSA ID is a username and password that identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) at fafsa.gov.

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child’s FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address. Both students and thier parent/guardian need a FSA ID

 

FAFSA Night

Tuition Break

What is Tuition Break?

NEBHE’s Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home-state.

New England includes the following six states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Hundreds of Approved Programs

More than 800 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the RSP Tuition Break by New England’s 82 public colleges and universities. Check Find a Program.

UMaine Flagship Match Program 2016-2017

UMaine is pleased to offer the Flagship Match Program for out-of-state students entering in Fall 2016. The Flagship Match Program is a competitive scholarship program that guarantees academically qualified, first-year students from several states will pay the same tuition and fee rate as their home state’s flagship institution. All other students will receive a significant and competitive grant that will offset the cost of non-resident tuition and fees at UMaine. Find out more here

Google contest now open

 

Google

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2015 Doodle 4 Google contest. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. The national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from October 19, 2015 to December 7, 2015.

https://www.google.com/doodle4google/

 

 

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