College & Career Center
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Email: email@example.com Direct Phone #: 971-337-2822
Zoom Drop-in Q & A with Mrs. Farris Mondays from 10am - Noon OR Schedule individual meetings by phone or email.
I'm HERE for you!
What questions do you have about college/career planning? How do you apply for college/financial aid? Where do you find scholarships? COVID-19 messed up SAT/ACT Testing...now what? I have no idea what I want to do after high school - where do I find information about careers?
Join me Mondays for a ZOOM Drop-in Q & A EVENT Mondays from 10am - Noon! ALL Students welcome. INVITATION HERE or you can schedule individual meetings with Mrs. Farris by email or phone.
Considering Early Graduation - There are important things to consider
How does graduating early affect receiving the Oregon Promise Grant or Chemeketa Scholars Award? Can I take classes at a community college winter and spring terms and still maintain my freshman status at a 4 year university for Fall 2021? CLICK HERE
CLASS OF 2021
Important College Planning Information
Zoom Drop-in Q & A with Mrs. Farris Mondays from 10am - Noon What questions do you have about college/career planning? How do you apply for college/financial aid? Where do you find scholarships? COVID-19 messed up SAT/ACT Testing ...now what? I'm here for you! Join me Mondays for Q & A! ALL Students welcome.
COLLEGE PLANNING - ORGANIZATION AND GETTING STARTED - FEATURED RESOURCES
Google Doc: It's A Plan College Workbook - Stay organized with your post-high school plans! This Google Doc workbook has tabs for college and scholarship application information, deadlines, and more. Using the link above prompts users to create a copy in their Google Drive so it's ready to use.
Oregon Goes to College App - YES! Stay on track and store the information you need, including a secure area for passwords and Social Security numbers. There's an app for that! Available for iOS and Android.
FINANCIAL AID VIDEOS
Understanding Financial Aid Virtual Presentation -FINANCIAL AID OVERVIEW (English)
Comprensión de la presentación virtual de ayuda financiera - Presentación de ayuda financiera - Español
FAFSA APPLICATION STEP-BY STEP VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS Complete your FAFSA Application with assistance using these STEP-BY-STEP Video Directions for each section of the FAFSA Application
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FAFSA? Federal Student Aid Contact Information - Federal website to help students/parents understand federal financial aid OR Call 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243)
ORSAA STEP-BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS - An alternative to the FAFSA for undocumented Oregon students, including students who have (DACA (deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ORSAA? Contact OSAC with questions: ORSAAhelp@hecc.oregon.gov or 800-452-8807. Support available Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm.
CSS Profile: The CSS Profile is an additional financial aid application required by about 200 colleges. Use this CSS Profile Step-by-Step Guide to fill it out.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR SENIORS AND FAMILY
VIRTUAL FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATIONS - Free paying for college event/presentation is accessible to anyone with an Internet or strong cell phone connection. Participants will be able to personally and privately interact with financial aid officers from across Oregon via a secure chat room to ensure they can receive information about their specific questions..
SKSD FINANCIAL AID FAFSA/ORSAA LIVE Q & A EVENT - Ayuda Financiera FAFSA/ORSAA Evento de preguntas y respuestas en vivo
October 29 from 6:30 PM -Registration is Required - REGISTER HERE
20 y 29 de octubre a las 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Es necesario registrarse - Regístrese aquí
20-21 Virtual How to Pay for College - Statewide event Event - ENGLISH EVENT - Wednesday, October 21 at 6 PM REGISTER HERE
VIRTUAL NACAC COLLEGE FAIRS: The National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) invites high school juniors and seniors to connect with colleges and universities online. REGISTER TODAY!
Sunday, November 8 - 2 PM - 10 PM
Thursday, November 5 - 3 PM - 8 PM (PST)
OREGON Gear Up updates a state-wide Calendar for students to see upcoming events. It's worth taking a look and then check back throughout the year and see what has been added.
SALEM-KEIZER ADMISSION COLLEGE/MILITARY VISITS - Each fall/winter colleges/universities from all over the state/country come to McNary. Students sign up to attend these college/military visit presentations to help you learn more about their institutions and opportunities they offer. This year the Salem-Keizer College and Career team will be hosting VIRTUAL VISITS offered to ALL students throughout the district. Sign Up for Visits HERE
OREGON PROMISE -
Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates. Oregon Promise is for students with a 2.5 or higher unweighted GPA by the end of their time in high school. Oregon Promise eligibility is determined each year by the Oregon State Legislature. I encourage ALL students eligible to apply...because determination of eligibility does not occur until after applications are usually due. EARLY GRADS - there are Important things to consider if you are graduating before June. See HERE
Oregon Promise Step By Step (English)
SAT Khan Academy - FREE - Use Khan Academy to create personalized practice tests for the SAT
ACT Academy - FREE - Personalized practice tests for ACT Test Preparation
NEW CHANGES to ACT TEST in 2020 - Find out more HERE
***Many colleges/universities across the nation are not requiring college testing scores. HOWEVER, please check with each institution about their requirements. Many may not require SAT/ACT score for admission, yet may use them to decide scholarship awards. I would still encourage students to take an ACT/SAT this year.
APPLYING TO COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES:
Oregon Community Colleges - Find your college application deadlines, application fees and watch step-by step videos on how to apply to Public Universities in the State of Oregon (not all colleges have application videos at this time)
Oregon Public Universities - Find your college application deadlines, application fees and watch step-by step videos on how to apply to Public Universities in the State of Oregon (all public schools have application videos)
Oregon Private Universities - Find your college application deadlines, application fees and watch step-by step videos on how to apply to Public Universities in the State of Oregon (all private schools have application videos)
Applying to an Ivy League School - helpful article with links/information about applying to Ivy League schools
How to Complete the Common Application Step by Step - VIDEOS
Part 1: Set up and College Selection (3 mins 6 sec)
Part 2: Profile (5 mins 50 sec)
Part 3: Family (2 mins 14 sec)
Part 4: Education (8 mins 16 sec)
Part 5: Testing (1 min 52 sec)
Part 6: Activities (2 mins 20 sec)
Part 7: College - Specific Supplements (2 mins 52 sec)
HELP COMPLETING THE COMMON APPLICATION
Pacific University is offering HELP COMPLETING THE COMMON APP! Students do not need to apply to Pacific University or sign up to attend either! They just need to click on the session they want to attend, and it’ll get you onto the Zoom meeting.
The link for the sessions is here: https://www.pacificu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/admissions-events/pacu-pop-ups
NEW College & Career Center REMIND CLASSES
Beginning Fall 2020 the College & Career Center will use NEW REMIND CLASSES to give students/parents more focused information
Join Your New Remind Class
Class of 2021: Text @mhsccc2021 to 81010 OR CLICK HERE
Class of 2022: Text @mhsccc2022 to 81010 OR CLICK HERE
Class of 2023: Text @mhsccc2023 to 81010 OR CLICK HERE
Class of 2024: Text @mhsccc2024 to 81010 OR CLICK HERE