ACT/SAT are University required tests
Silver State Charter Schools school code:290040
Register early as spots fill and you don't want to have to pay a late fee!
Dates, place of test, costs, and registration is all on-line
Follow-up and call the colleges you are applying to make sure scores were received!
Students should take the actual ACT/SAT during the spring of their junior year and again in the early fall of their senior year.
The more times a student takes the test typically the higher the score.
Test prep books can be purchased at a local bookstore or library. Mrs. Stewart may have some as well.
Want to know why you have to take all these tests? Visit this site, and get information on all kinds of standardized tests, and test-taking advice.This website not only has SAT/ACT test prep information, but also has ACCUPLACER test information that is typically taken at the community college level http://www.testprepreview.com/
Sometimes Universities use it if the student's SAT/ACT scores don't provide a proper placement for English and Math.
College Search Websites
Use the following websites to search various colleges. Be sure to check individual college websites as well!
- Take a virtual tour at http://campustours.com/
Selecting a College and Career/Major Exploration
The state of Nevada has a wonderful website to help begin this exploration.
- The Free Application for Financial Aid is a form that should be filled out by all prospective college students in January of the students’ senior year.
- This is an application for grants, work-study (work on campus and get paid), and loans.
- It is specifically based off of a child’s parents’ income.
- Although, there is no deadline, it is best to fill the form out in January as it is a first come, first serve basis in how the money available is divided.
- Students should fill out the FAFSA regardless of income, as it is good to have on file in case of emergencies and some scholarships may require it be filled out.
There are several scholarship opportunities hanging up outside the Counselors office. Please check them regularly. Do not forget to check the college(s) you are considering for scholarships. The information is more than likely on the college website, but if not contact the college as soon as possible.
In general, the bulk of scholarship money that's available to students usually comes from the college itself. Check deadlines and requirements and get the applications in on time!
General scholarship websites to visit:
Helpful Link: http://www.athleticaid.com/
- The first step in exploring the military is to contact a local recruiter to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
- Students may take it as early as their junior year.
Explore the websites listed for more information and contact a recruiter in your area of interest
- Army: http://www.army.mil
- Navy: http://www.navy.com
- Air Force: http://www.airforce.com
- Coast Guard: http://www.uscg.mil
- Register for Selective Service: http://www.sss.gov