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College/Post-Secondary Planning

Senior Year

Fall, 2018

Senior Seminars: During Term 1, students will work on resumes, applications, college essays etc. with assistance of guidance counselors. Senior Seminar runs one time per cycle. Students will have 7-8 lessons throughout term one.

TEC College Fair: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm at Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St, Waltham. TEC hosts more than 150 colleges.

Individual College Meetings: Students meet and communicate frequently with their counselors while determining post-secondary plans.

Senior College Planning Night: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. The NHS Guidance staff invites senior parents and students to join us for a presentation on the college application and admissions process. Our staff will review the college process and answer any questions you may have.  

Financial Aid Night: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in the Auditorium. Parents and students are invited to attend a free seminar on paying for college.  An experienced representative from MA Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will provide an overview of the financing process, including different types of financial aid, the application process, and determining financing options for your family. Visit www.mefa.org/seniors for all financial aid planning, tips and advice.

Junior & Senior Year Forms

Junior Year

Junior College Planning Night: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Auditorium

Click on this link to get the full PowerPoint presentation from this year's presentation night: Presentation

Junior Seminars: Term 4, students will work on post-secondary planning research with the help of guidance counselors. Students will use Naviance to update resumes, complete college searches, view scattergrams etc.

Junior Course Selections: March, 2019 - Juniors meet individually with guidance counselors to review senior year courses and review the college planning timeline.

Parent/Guardian Meetings: March, 2019 - Junior parents/guardians are encouraged to sign up for individual counselor meetings to discuss the post-secondary planning process.

NHS College & Post-Secondary Fair - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:15-3:15 in the Dining Hall.

SAT/Subject Tests:   TBD @ Norwood High School

Career Interest Seminar: Date TBD. Juniors will have the opportunity to participate in three, career-based seminars. They will listen to speakers, ask questions and potentially obtain information about summer internships/volunteer opportunities!

 

Early College & Career Planning
 

One of our main goals as guidance counselors is to ensure that our students and families are well-informed regarding the college and career planning process. In an effort to provide a jump-start on the process, counselors hold an evening presentation each year in May/June called "Early College Readiness Night". Below is information delivered that evening. 

PowerPoint Presentation: Early College Readiness Night

Welcome & Sample Transcript

Financial Aid Checklist

Pertinent Information regarding the College Planning Process

 

Exploration and Research Tools

Common Application
Application used by more than 400 colleges/universities; students must become member with username/password.

College Board
SAT/Subject Tests/AP Testing information

ACT Practice Tests (via CU Tutoring & Test Prep)

Massachusetts Public Universities

Online College Database (Directory of US Colleges)

US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Outlook Handbook

Naviance
School-based website encouraging career and college exploration; usernames and passwords are unique to each student.

LD Online
Website devoted to learning disabilities and ADHD; resource for college planning