COLLEGE OFFICE NEWSLETTER

MARTIN VAN BUREN HIGH SCHOOL

MARILN SHEVELL, PRINCIPAL

ADRIENNE LYNN BROWN, COLLEGE ADVISOR 

COLLEGEBOUND

THE COLLEGE OFFICE NEWSLETTER

COLLEGE OFFICE ROOM 146

MARCH 2012

REMINDERS:

·        CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION(S) WITH THE COLLEGE(S) APPLIED TO.

·         BE AWARE OF DEADLINES FOR SUPPLEMENTARY APPLICATION

·      TO FORWARD MATERIAL/DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED BY A COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY, A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE IS REQUIRED BY MS. BROWN, COLLEGE ADVISOR.
 

CUNY APPLICATION STATUS UP-DATE

·        In February CUNY began notifying students of admission decisions from each college to which they had applied. Students should log-in to their CUNY Portal account to determine if any items are required to complete the admission review.  Visit www.cuny.edu/status for instructions.

·        Although the Fall 2012 Priority Application Admission Deadline has passed, the Admission Application is still available and CUNY will continue to review applications on a space-available basis.  Late applicants will receive notification of admission decisions starting in May.  If you have not done so already, please send all required supporting documents as soon as possible.  For details on sending required documents, please visit www.cuny.edu/afteryouapply/

IMPORTANT TASKS

·        Watch for your Student Aid Report (SAR) – the report generated from your FAFSA application.  Make any corrections necessary/applicable and check to see that colleges receive the updated SAR.

·        Complete scholarship applications. Be apprised of college financial aid deadlines. Meet the deadlines and keep copies of everything you send. 

·        Continue with your academic work and extracurricular activities.  Your Senior Year is important in college final evaluation: do not contract “senioritis”!

TEST INFORMATION 

REGISTER FOR SAT & SAT SUBJECT TESTS AT

www.collegeboard.com

SAT REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE $49

SAT SUBJEST TEST FEE $22

ADDITIONAL FEES

Late Fee: $26

Standby Fee: $43

Change Fee: $25

 

SAT & SAT SUBJECT TEST DEADLINES 2012

Test Date

Regular Registration

Late Registration

Change By

March 10, 2012

(No Subject Tests)

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 5, 2012

April 6, 2012

April 20, 2012

April 18, 2012

June 2, 2012

May 8, 2012

May 22, 2012

May 16, 2012

 

MARTIN VAN BUREN HIGH SCHOOL CEEB CODE

334655 

 

 

REGISTER FOR The ACT TEST AT

www.actstudent.org

2012 ACT Fees & Services

Basic Registration Fee (per test option)

ACT (No Writing) $34

ACT Plus Writing $49.50

Additional Registration Fees & Services

Late Registration Fee $21

Standby Fee $42

Change Fee $21

 

The ACT Test Dates

TEST DATE

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

(Late Fee Required)

April 14, 2012

March 9, 2012

March 10-23, 2012

June 9, 2012

May 4, 2012

May 5 - 18, 2012

 

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIP

WEBSITE

DEADLINE

Tzu Chi Scholars 2012

www.us.tzuchi.org

March 9, 2012

The Links Inc.

College Office for Application

March 23, 2012

Seven Roses Scholarship

www.sevenroses.org

March 30, 2012

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship

www.harlemonestop.com

April 2, 2012

Lewis Latimer Scholarship

College Office for Application

April 15, 2012

2012 Student-View Scholarship

www.student-view.com

April 22, 2012

HOW TO AVOID SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS

·        Exclusive scholarship information offered/advised by a service is most probably a fiction: federal, state, and universities are primary sources of financial aid; private foundations and organizations promote their scholarship s to the general public.

·        Application for financial aid/scholarship offered by a service is done for a fee. Legitimate scholarship offerings have to be applied for by the student.

·        Scholarships guaranteed by a service are most probably false: fine print stipulations make claim virtually impossible.  If a service states that it can obtain funds for anyone, this is false; there are many parameters taken into consideration the awarding of scholarships.

·        Unsolicited offers/notification that the student has been selected to participate in a grogram/society are scams: the invitation has been extended with a fee attached.  You can conduct an on-line search of the organization and, of course, speak with Ms. Brown, College Advisor, Room 146, too.

·        Legitimate scholarship offerings do not have application fees.

·        “Advance-fee” loans that ask for payment for processing before approval or disbursement are scams to illicit money from students/families.

·        “Free seminar” or candidate interview offered for financial aid/scholarship by a consulting firm is service sales promotional.

·        Ask Questions!  Legitimate organizations will have available and verifiable information: physical address, telephone number, and most, web site; fraudulent services are reluctant to and may not provide data.

·        Research!  There are consumer protection and government agencies to assist and to uncover fraudulent practices: the local Better Business Bureau, Federal Trade Commission (977) FTC-HELP or www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams, local and state department of consumer protection, the Office of the Attorney, and the National Fraud Information Center at www.fraud.org.

·        And, do come to the College Office, Room 146, and speak with Ms. Brown, College Advisor.

·        Free scholarship searches are available.  Excellent web sites are: College Board’s Scholarship Search at www.collegeboard.com/, www.smwxpress.com/, and www.fastweb.com/.