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    Counseling Bulletin Sept 18, 2020
    Posted on 09/18/2020

    CAREER CONNECTED LEARNING 2020-2021

    • Earn .5 Credit for 180 hours worked in one semester or one credit for 360 hours
    • You qualify if you are 16 or over and have completed/are enrolled in a qualifying CTE class
    • You can receive help finding a job
    • An information TEAMS meeting will take place at 2:30 on Monday 9/21.

    You will learn how to enroll and what is required from you to get credit Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

    Contact: Ms. Smith, CCLC casmith1@seattleschools.org or visit her website


    School-Day PSAT and SAT

    PSAT: January 

    Seattle Pubic School has cancelled the October administration of the school day PSAT & PSAT/NMSQT.

    The revised plan is for Seattle Public Schools to administer the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) to sophomores and the PSAT/NMSQT to junior students on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.*

    This is offered to all sophomores and juniors free of charge; no pre-registration is required. Questions about specific administration details should be directed to the testing coordinator at the student’s school.

    *This plan could change to ensure that Seattle Public Schools meets all established health policies and protocols.

    SAT: March

    The current plan* is for Seattle Public Schools to administer the SAT to juniors on a regular school day on March 3, 2021. The SAT is offered to all juniors free of charge; no pre-registration is required. Questions about specific administration details should be directed to the testing coordinator at the student’s school.

    *This plan could change to ensure that Seattle Public Schools meets all established health policies and protocols.

    Student should bring the following items on the day of the test:

    • Two (2) sharpened #2 pencils with erasers 
    • An approved scientific or graphing calculator

    COLLEGE VISITS are virtual this year! And they begin on September 28. The meetings are 30 minutes long. Log into Naviance to view the list of visiting colleges. This list is updated as we receive new requests. Check back regularly to see the updates. If you wish to attend a virtual visit, then please sign up through Naviance. The college reps provide the URL and it will go live about 15 minutes prior to the meeting.

    There are 11 colleges already booked for September 28!

    Oberlin College  Representative: Cora Hasegawa  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 9:30AM

    Connecticut College  Representative: Zach Street  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 10:00AM

    Pacific Northwest College of Art  Representative: Rebecca Giordano  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 10:30AM

    University of Montana  Representative: Shaun Bummer  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 11:00AM

    The New School  Representative: Alex Kirkpatrick  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 11:30AM

    University of Tampa  Representative: Hagen Treadway  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 12:00PM

    Grinnell College  Representative: Sarah White  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 12:30PM

    Colby College  Representative: Amy Blanchard  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 1:00PM

    University of Chicago  Representative: Maddy Jacobs  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 1:30PM

    Mills College  Representative: Miki Reid  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 2:30PM

    Scripps College  Representative: Priyanka Singh  Date: Mon Sept 28, 2020 Time: 3:00PM


    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    Join them for a special virtual event, Northeast Public Universities Admissions Panel, with Binghamton University, University of Delaware, Stony Brook University, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, University of Connecticut, and Rutgers.

    Learn about each university’s academic programs, student life and the application process. You’ll be able to provide questions to be answered in advance of the event and hear them answered live.

    Thursday, October 8
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


    Central Washington University. They will be offering one-on-one “On the Spot Admissions” appointments throughout the day and early evening on the following dates: September 21-25 & September 28 – October 2. Please schedule an admissions appointment with one of their counselors if you’d like someone on one help with the application or with questions regarding admissions requirements. More information about “On the Spot Admissions” appointments, as well as a link to sign-up, can be found here.

    Here is a list of things students will need:  

    • Access to a laptop with a working camera and microphone  
    • Credit Card for $60 application fee or fee waiver from High School Counselor  
    • Unofficial High School Transcript  
    • Completed personal statement if below a cumulative 3.0 GPA  
    • Current class schedule   
    • High School Counselor name and contact information 

    During the Virtual “On the Spot Admissions” appointment students will be able to:  

    • Complete their application  
    • Receive an immediate evaluation of their high school transcripts  
    • Receive an offer of admissions! (if eligible)  
    • Celebrate with their CWU Admissions Representative! 

    Eligibility Requirements for CWU “On the Spot Admissions”: 

    3.0+ GPA and have met CADRs* : Students in this category will be automatically admitted!  

     2.5-2.99 GPA have met CADRs* : Students will be asked to provide a personal statement that adequately addresses all 3 prompts on our application. 

    *CADRs are “College Academic Distribution Requirements” these classes required for college admission at any Washington State University. 

    Students below a 2.5 GPA : Students with below a 2.5 GPA can still apply to CWU through the regular admissions process 


    The Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment Department at the University of Washington is available to connect virtually and they have a number of resources online to help students learn more about opportunities at the UW, get a head start on their admission application, tour the campus from afar and find answers to all their questions. Some resources that might be useful include:

    Please see their website for more information on admissions and COVID-19


    In the spirit of cooperation, six of the nation's top liberal arts colleges —Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams—are hosting a series of student events with themes on academics and research, affordability, campus life, preparing your application, outcomes and more.


    John Cabot University is an American-accredited University in Rome, Italy. They have scheduled a series of online information sessions over the coming weeks, with sessions dedicated to academics, financial aid, career services and more. Each session will be hosted by a JCU representative, who will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about studying in Rome.


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    Don’t forget to check out the list of scholarships in Naviance!

    Ewing C Kelly Scholarship. Deadline: March 10, 2021. Award: $2500. Are you bound for college, community college or an accredited trade school this Fall? The $2,500 Ewing C Kelly Scholarship might be available to help you get started. We consider your grades, high school accomplishments, personal statement, financial need and letters of recommendation. Visit their website for more information.

    Link to the 2020ManualForm (to print, then handwrite answers, and mail-in):

    Link to the 2020FillableForm (can type directly in the document, then print, and mail-in):