Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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Post-graduate plans start now as deadlines approach


Local students receive assistance from their counseling departments as they plan for life after high school graduation.

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School already hosted College Application Week, but if a student needs assistance, they should contact their school counselor, said C-EB Counselor Jill Kessler.

After applying to a college or university, students should send the college or university his or her high school transcripts, ACT scores,  and any other requested information as soon as the schools contact them with the requests.

If students have not already registered for the ACT Test, testing dates can be found at www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html#dates. 

Annually, C-EB is a National Test Site for the Dec. and April testing, Kessler said.

FAFSA info can be found at www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.

“The FAFSA now uses prior year tax returns and opens on annually Oct. 1. C-EB has already hosted their FAFSA Help Night. If a student and their family would need assistance, they should contact their school counselor,” Kessler said.

Scholarships consist of an ongoing process with numerous free sites available  to students, such as fastweb.com and jlvcounseling.com, to help with locating scholarships.

“Students should also ask the colleges they’ve applied to about institutional scholarships and how to apply [for them],” Kessler said.

C-EB is hosting Scholarship Night on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m. Flyers are available at the high school.

C-EB is offering the ASVAB Tuesday, Nov. 27.

C-EB will not won’t offer it in the spring unless there is enough student interest, Kessler said.

If a junior or senior student needs assistance with taking the ASVAB, they should contact their school counselor.

Deadlines for these important applications quickly approach, and the sooner students turn in their completed applications, the better their chance of wining desired outcomes, whether that be winning scholarships or being accepted into a college or university.

Be sure to read the fine print in applications and follow all instructions, leaving no line unaddressed to ensure the best chances for success.