College Counseling

Revised 9.17.19

 

Contact our Guidance Office for any questions concerning scheduling, courses, scholarships, grades, or to schedule a conference with one of our teachers.

 

Announcements from the Guidance Office

Here are some web sites to check out for financial help for colleges:

www.fafsa.ed.gov
www.fastweb.net
www.scholarships.com
www.SchoolSoup.com

www.sccollegeaid.org
www.gmsp.org
www.collegenet.com
www.che400.state.sc.us
www.wiredscholar.org

www.go.salliemae.com/option/3306136295
www.collegeboard.org

/www.college-scholarships.com/south_carolina.htm

 

Good Sources for free SAT/ACT/PSAT/PLAN Practice
www.act.org
www.collegeboard.com
www.act-sat-prep.com
www.kaptest.com
www.studyhall.com
www.freevocabulary.com
www.vocabulary.com
www.dictionary.com
www.thesaurus.com
www.majortests.com
www.ineedapencil.ck12.org
www.number2.com
www.dynamo.dictionary.com/test-prep/sat
www.sheppardsoftware.com/vocabmania.htm
www.vocabulary.co.il/sat-games
www.vocabking.com


Other resource books, software, study guides, etc. are available through such sources as Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes and Nobles, and online. Below are some samples:


1. The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd edition by The College Board
2. College Handbook 2014 (College Board College Handbook) by The College Board
3. Get It Together for College: A Planner to Help You Get Organized and Get In by The College Board
4. Cracking the SAT, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation) by Princeton Review
5. 11 Practice Tests for the SAT & PSAT, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation) by Princeton Review
6. 11 Practice Tests for the SAT and PSAT, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation) by Princeton Review
7. Gruber's Complete SAT Guide 2014, 13E by Gary Gruber

 

Reminders: Please make sure your student has applied to at least 3 - 4 colleges, especially if their grades and/or test scores are not stellar. The most popular colleges in SC continue to become more difficult to be accepted to, so other schools should be applied to as well.

   

Click on each topic for more information:

  1. Top Apps for Test Prep
  2. Five Free SAT Apps Worth Downloading
  3. Click here for more information on taking the SAT.

 

Announcements / Opportunities

  1. The Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University is a $10,000 scholarship for incoming freshman to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society. Applications are now open. Priority deadline is December 11, 2019. Visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/capitalism/lyceum/  or pick up a flyer across from the main office for more information. 
  2. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards was created to recognize students in middle level and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. These prestigious awards are presented annually on the local, state, and national level. Students in grades 6-12 must submit an application online at spirit.prudential.com by November 5th.  More information can be found on the bulletin board across from the main office or see Mrs. Riley. 
  3. Parents, don't forget to work on your FAFSA so that you will be ready to submit when your W-2's are returned to with total yearly income. Check with each of the colleges that your student has applied to for their FAFSA deadline!
  4. The SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes is now open to high school seniors. Enter the SunTrust “Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes” for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover education expenses.  Enter at: suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes
  5. Seniors applications to colleges should be submitted no later than November of their senior year. Check out the application deadline dates for each. Also, download the form that Guidance needs to complete and deliver it to Guidance with your name filled in. We can then start our part of the process. In the meantime, begin your part of the application and submit. Also, make sure you have submitted your SAT/ACT scores to each college you are applying; colleges usually require the scores to come directly from the testing company (you can do this online).
  6. Students who are interested in applying to Anderson University can apply online free---no application fee!
  7. If you want an early start on financing college, go to www.scstudentloan.org. This will give you an idea on what is available. Example: If your child is interested in teaching, search on this site for the TEACH program!