School Counseling Updates

Some colleges and universities require interviews, some suggest them, some are optional, and some don't do them at all. It's important to look this up under their "application requirements". If a school you are applying to uses interviews, here are some websites to help you prepare. Also, I am happy to conduct mock interviews with you as well. Top College Interview TipsCollege Interviews:...
Important Information for Seniors and Parents of Seniors:The 2018-2019 FAFSA application can be submited as early as October 1st. Also remember to check to see if any of the schools you are applying to uses the CSS Profile. Here is a complete list of colleges/univeristies that use the CSS Profile and more information on the CSS Profile. Please remember that if you need to fill out the...
A representative from Smith Vocational will be coming to Smith Academy on Tuesday October 3rd to give a presentation to the 8th grade. All application material and information regarding the school is avaiable on their website. They will be hosting an Open House on November 5th at 10:30am at their school.
All student in grades 10 and 11 received the PSAT Student Guide. In addition, copies of the SAT Student Guide are available in my office on the table next to the door. Feel free to come grab a copy.You can also find helpful practice test through Khan Academy.
Smith Academy parents of seniors are invited to a Financial Aid Night at Frontier Regional on Tuesday, September 26th from 6:00-8:00pm in their auditorium.  
You are invited to the Hampshire County College Fair hosted by Belchertown High School on October 4, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm. Located at 142 Springfield St. Belchertown, MA 01007More Info
If you have questions regarding financial aid for college, take some time and visit these two websites. They both have a lot of helpful information regarding filling out your FAFSA, dealines, loans, grants and much more. FAFSAMEFA
College Navigator is your direct link to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking about a large university, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community college, a career or technical college or a trade school, you can find information on all of them here. 
Here are the forms that are being sent home for students in the 10th and 11th grade to register for the PSAT's. In addition to a PSAT fact sheet.  
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