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Important Updates regarding SATs - Posted June 3, 2020


  • Registration opens today (June 3rd) to all students for all upcoming dates


  • Capacity may be limited at different centers due to seating/safety guidelines.

From the College Board:   Overall, in August, less than 25% of capacity is filled; in September, less than 10% of capacity is filled; in October, about 5% of capacity is filled.


  • Scarborough will not be offering a School Day test administration.  Please make sure to register for one of the existing dates at other pre-existing Test Centers in our area.


  • The CollegeBoard will not be offering At Home Testing in 2020.


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Urgent SAT Registration Announcement from the College Board

We're working to ensure that students will have opportunities to take the SAT® to make up for this spring's lost administrations. Today we're sharing with you that registration is now open for the fall SAT test administrations.

All students can register for the November or December SAT administration at this time.

To accommodate students who were impacted by recent cancellations, we're offering a weeklong priority registration for August, September, and October administrations to the following groups:

Students who registered for June SAT or SAT Subject Tests™ and didn't cancel their registrations

Students in the class of 2021 without a test score

Students in the class of 2020 without a test score

Registration for August, September, and October administrations will open for all students on June 3 at 8 p.m., ET.

For students who were registered for the June SAT or SAT Subject Test administrations only: Students can simply transfer their registration to any of the upcoming SAT dates. They won't be charged a change fee if they transfer their registration before July 31. When they log in to My SAT, they should select the option to change their registration. Then, they should follow the rest of the required steps until they get to the order confirmation.

For students who are eligible for a fee waiver: As always, eligible students will be able to take the SAT with a fee waiver. To learn more about weekend fee waivers, visit our SAT fee waiver page.

Adding Capacity Throughout the Summer
Together with our members and local communities we're working hard throughout the summer to add more test centers and available seats, so please encourage your students who haven't yet had an opportunity to test to keep checking back. We'll also provide updates periodically via email and social media when we add new test center capacity. We may have limited capacity in certain areas due to public health restrictions, so if students can’t find a nearby test center with availability, they should be sure to check other dates.



College That Change Lives Virtual Sessions 5/26 - 5/28 
If you miss a session early in the week, don't worry, each college has multiple sessions scheduled.

College include: Clark, Denison, Rhodes, Juniata, Wheaton, Reed, St. Olaf, Ursinus, Univ of Puget Sound, Wabash, Kalamazoo, Ohio Wesleyan, Centre, Knox.






STEM Information Sessions 5/19-5/21

CACHET (the College Admissions Collaborative Highlighting Engineering & Technology) is partnering with StriveScan this week (5/19-21) to offer a series of STEM related information sessions for high school students and counselors.  I've included the link below.  Topics include Recession-Proof Careers, Women in STEM, Science, Engineering and the Arts, and How Engineers are Helping Build a Better World. There are more than 30 sponsoring schools including Case Western, Rice, Columbia, Union, Olin, Rensselaer, Trinity, Drexel, Syracuse, Purdue, Georgia Tech, Carnegie Mellon, Mass Maritime Academy, Washington University in St. Louis and WPI.

https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/STEM/



The Univ. of Chicago & the Coalition App are offering the these sessions this week:

  • Tuesday, 5/19 from 3-5 p.m. CDTIntroduction to College Apps with the Coalition for College
     
  • Wednesday, 5/20 from 3-5 p.m. CDTTackling Financial Aid with the College Advising Corps
     
  • Thursday, 5/21 from 3-5 p.m. CDTMidwest is Best! Learn about Midwestern schools with Kenyon College, Notre Dame, the University of Chicago, and the University of Iowa
     
  • Friday, 5/22 from 3-5 p.m. CDTAny additional questions? Join us for a Q & A session with Knox College, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  



Summer coursework opportunities:

UMaine, USM, UMF, Husson, and CMCC are offering courses to high school students this summer - many are free, check out their websites for more info.

As of today, RippleEffect is still planning to run their summer programs.  Some options for rising 12th graders include MountainTrek, PaddleTrek, and Sea Kayak Guide.  Fingers crossed.





Thursday Night Live: Straight-Talk with College Admission Leaders. 

A series of info sessions each week to help student and parents navigate the college search process.

• Get your questions answered about everything from course selection and testing to essays and extracurricular involvement
• Learn how to best approach the college search and application experience


We hope you'll join us Thurs, May 28 @ 7:00 p.m., when our guests will be:

  •  Joy St. John, Wellesley College
  •  Elizabeth J. Cheron, Northeastern University
  • Amin Abdul-Malik Gonzalez, Wesleyan University
To register for the next webinar, use the following link:



Previous sessions:

May 21, 2020  with panelists from Lafayette College, Syracuse University, and Williams College. 

May 14, 2020 with panelists from UCLA, Davidson College, and The Ohio State University is available at: https://youtu.be/4Z7w___YC-4

May 7, 2020 with panelists from University of Oregon, Tulane University, and Hamilton College is available at: https://youtu.be/n50o51NXHO4

April 30, 2020 with panelists from Colorado College, Bowdoin College, and University of South Carolina is available at: https://youtu.be/lv3yAbB4IXI

April 23, 2020 with panelists from Swarthmore College, Washington University in St. Louis, and The University of Notre Dame is available at: https://youtu.be/CmectMdEAh8

April 16, 2020 with panelists from Bucknell University, Elon University, and Babson College is available at: https://youtu.be/xam8DtM6lH0.



The More Things Change: Applying to College through COVID-19

Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 6:00p – 7:30p

Many already consider applying to college to be a complex and stressful process, but now that has been compounded by a global pandemic.  Our panel of admission professionals will share how their schools and the college community at large are responding to the shifts caused by the coronavirus, discuss the changing landscape of standardized testing, and offer some reassurance to families who are preparing for the journey to college.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from officers at some of the nation’s top institutions!

Princeton University, Franklin & Marshall College, Swarthmore College, Fairtest

Register now!  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-XMGlTstRTe-HpE5LjGEJQ



Financial Aid for College (Scarborough Students/Families Only)  - Wed, May 20th 6:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/99461979567?pwd=T0tDWnJVTXR5U0srQjhuOWo5aXgzdz09

 Meeting ID: 994 6197 9567

Password: FAMEFA2020

Each year I've coordinated a Financial Aid Event for families. This event is usually held in early September, however, given that many families are  facing changes in their financial circumstances and might benefit from additional time to plan & ask questions, I've invited the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) to hold an informational session before the end of this school year.  

Join Jessica Whittier of the Finance Authority of Maine to discuss accessing and maximizing financial aid, reducing college costs, and preparing to pay for college.  We suggest that both parents and students attend this workshop together.  You can download FAME's PAY publication ahead of time. Everything we talk about will be in that piece.

https://www.famemaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/16_FAM_3580_PAY_0217.pdf 


Online College Fair
Now through Friday, May 8th


A great opportunity to meet with colleges in an online platform.  Live chats, group meetings, presentations, etc.  

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    Posted Sep 21, 2020, 9:06 AM by Karen Sprague
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    Posted Sep 9, 2020, 6:40 AM by Robin Connelly
  • College Parent Info for Junior Parents (in lieu of parent night) We weren't able to gather for our traditional parent information evening, so I've updated the presentation and made it available here for you to view.  Please see powerpoint pdf below.
    Posted May 4, 2020, 5:35 AM by Robin Connelly
  • NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 important updates Student-athletes considering collegiate level play should visit the NCAA Eligiblity Center for information regarding requirements for Div I & II collegiate programs.  ***Eligibility requirements have been amended due to COVID-19.  PLEASE go to https://on.ncaa.com/COVID_FAQ for specific information.***
    Posted Apr 27, 2020, 9:20 AM by Robin Connelly
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Scholarships

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iVisa Scholarship 2020-2021 We are happy to announce a new edition of iVisa Annual Scholarship. As a commitment to students support, we offer a $1,500 scholarship that your students can apply to. The application instructions can be found here https://www.ivisa.com/visa-blog/ivisa-annual-scholarship We appreciate your help to publicize this to your students. The application process is simple as it only requires the following: An unofficial transcript with the GPA The application story in PDF format. 500 words max. Name, geographic location, and phone number. A definition of the word "culturalization.” Academically speaking, the student must be attending class at the time of application and maintain a 2.5 GPA. He or she can be in any year of school, even post-grad, and the scholarship can be used for anything, even study abroad or rent. The deadline to apply is the 15th of May and winners are announced by the 20th of May. https://www.ivisa.com/visa-blog/ivisa-annual-scholarship 
US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. https://www.usjcisenate.org/programs/scholarship 
Elks Legacy Award The Legacy Awards provide $4,000 schoalrships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 300 awards.  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm 
Elks National Foundation MVS 2020 The Elks National Foundation awards 500 four-year scholarships based scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Awards range from $1,000 to $12,500 per year. Students must be pursuing a 4-yr degree on a full-time basis. Current high school seniors who are US Citizens may apply. Applicants do NOT have to be related to a member of the ELKS, nor do they have to have an affilication. Go to this link for application. enf.elks.org/MVS https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm 
Scholarship for Civil Engineering (See Mrs. Henderson)   
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Student Services Office


Robin  Connelly
College Counselor 
Phone: (207) 730-5031
Email: rconnelly
           @scarboroughschools.org

Elizabeth Henderson
Administrative Assistant 
Phone: (207) 730-5030
ehenderson
           @scarboroughschools.org


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