Senior Announcements

Please look below to find the Senior Announcements organized by date.  Seniors are encouraged and expected to review these each week, particularly during the fall and winter as this is a time of great importance for college applications, transcripts, scholarships and admissions.

Nov. 2, 2015

WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING NOW?
• The SAT is this Saturday for those who signed up. There are free practice booklets in our office if you’d like one!
• The registration deadline for the December ACT is this Friday, Nov. 6th. www.actstudent.org to register.
o We have free test prep for the ACT as well, visit your counselor for a booklet
• SIGN-UP on Naviance, under College Visits, if you would like to attend our 3rd College Application Workshop held next Thursday, Nov. 12th from 10am – 12pm in the School Counseling Office classroom.
o The workshop is called “Senior App Workshop” to sign-up. We need you to RSVP so that we know how many to expect since there is no school that day.
Schedule College Visits for Nov 12th & 13th since there is no school. Great time of year to visit colleges!

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• Mr. Franz will be going on this first Kairos retreat. Please make sure you do not wait until the last minute to give him your transcript request forms. The deadline is November 18th for a reason and you all know what it’s going to look like up here on the 18th (hot mess) so try to get your app forms in before then.
• All 3 Counselors will be out of the building this Thurs/Fri (Nov 5th & 6th ) for our annual conference, please do not leave anything in our mailboxes.
• COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 18th FOR ALL SENIORS

UPCOMING CAMPUS EVENTS: In order by date

NOVEMBER 7th – DEFIANCE COLLEGE
o Jacket Preview Day (campus tour, etc.), Go to www.defiance.edu/visitdc to register
NOVEMBER 22nd – UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
o Open Houses, Register at admission.udayton.edu/openhouse


Oct. 12, 2015

WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING NOW?

• DON’T COME TO SCHOOL October 14th (Wednesday) because underclassmen are testing
o Schedule an official college visit or stay in pajamas and work on applications…maybe eat a snack and say “I’m worth it” a few times
Taking ACT October 24th or December 12th (December registration deadline is Nov 6th)
o We ALWAYS have free test prep and fee-required test prep info in our office!
• Working on college applications (keep in mind any Nov. 1st deadlines, like OSU Main Campus)
Going on college visits (these are NOT excused absences from school, they count towards your 7 allowed absences per quarter so use them wisely)
Talk to your counselors! Communicate, let us know how you’re doing and what questions you have
SCROLL down for neat opportunity at Ohio State

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• We are now able to submit transcripts to colleges via Naviance for those of you who are ready!
o Steps: Submit your app online –> request transcript on Naviance (connection.naviance.com/bishophhs) –> bring yellow slip to your Counselor
• ***NOTRE DAME APPLICANTS: Please tell your Counselor immediately if you are applying to ND***
• ***WALSH APPLICANTS: Please tell your Counselor if you’d like to interview for the Founder’s Scholarship this Thursday, Oct 15th here at Hartley (need 3.7+ GPA)***

UPCOMING CAMPUS EVENTS: In order by date

OCTOBER 12th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 27th * 30th – UNIVERSITY OF FINDLAY
o Visit and Specialty Visit Days, Visit Findlay.edu/admissions for more info
OCTOBER 18th & NOVEMBER 22nd – UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
o Open Houses, Register at admission.udayton.edu/openhouse
OCTOBER 30th – DEPAUW UNIVERSITY
o Fall Fridays, Go to depauw.edu/fallfriday to register
• OCTOBER 23rd & NOVEMBER 6th – TUFTS UNIVERSITY
o Women in Engineering & STEM Open Houses, Register at admissions.tufts.edu/visit/open-houses
• OCTOBER 24th – LOYOLA UNIV of MARYLAND
o Saturdays at Loyola, Go to www.loyola.edu/saturday to register
• OCTOBER 16th – COLUMBUS STATE
o Discover Columbus State, Go to cscc.edu to reserve a spot
• OCTOBER 16th & 23rd – LAKE ERIE COLLEGE
o Green & White Days, Go to www.lec.edu to register
• OCTOBER 17th, 30th & NOVEMBER 7th – MUSKINGUM COLLEGE
o Fall Open Houses, Go to www.muskingum.edu to register
• OCTOBER 18th – DUKE UNIVERSITY
o Info Session, Location: Shaker Heights, OH, Register at admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/discover-duke
• OCTOBER 21st – VANDERBILT, TUFTS & VASSAR INFO SESSION
o Admission Info, 7pm-8:30pm, Go to admissions.vanderbilt.edu/joint-travel-program to register
• OCTOBER 25th-26th – OHIO UNIVERSITY: MULTICULTURAL VISIT PROGRAM
o 2-Day full agenda, meet and greet, etc. Go to www.ohio.edu/mvp to register
o Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT to register
• NOVEMBER 7th – DEFIANCE COLLEGE
o Jacket Preview Day (campus tour, etc.), Go to www.defiance.edu/visitdc to register

OSU BRIDGE BUILDERS FORUM
October 31st (Deadline Oct 15th)
• Gates Millenium Scholars day-long interactive event
• Visit www.odi.osu.edu/bridgebuilders for info and to register


Sept. 21, 2015

WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING NOW?

• Taking ACT October 24th if necessary (Late Registration Deadline to sign-up: October 2nd)
o We ALWAYS have free test prep and fee-required test prep info in our office!
• Starting college applications
• Going on college visits (these are NOT excused absences from school, they count towards your 7 allowed absences per quarter so use them wisely)
o Sign-Up for Hartley college visits using Naviance!
• Sleeping (some of you seemed to have stop doing this, please resume immediately)
• Talk to your counselors! Let us know how you’re doing and what questions you have
• Attending first College Application Workshop this Thursday, Sept. 24th PLC Day:
o 8am – 9:15am in the Guidance Classroom

UPCOMING CAMPUS EVENTS: In order by date

• SEPTEMBER 27th & OCTOBER 18th & NOVEMBER 22nd – UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
o Open Houses, Register at admission.udayton.edu/openhouse
• OCTOBER 2nd & 30th – DEPAUW UNIVERSITY
o Fall Fridays, Go to depauw.edu/fallfriday to register
• OCTOBER 5th – UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
o Info reception at Columbus Art Museum, Register at gobama.ua.edu/Columbus-reception
• OCTOBER 8th – UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
o Experience Penn, Location: Shaker Heights, OH www.admissions.upenn.edu
• OCTOBER 9th, 23rd & NOVEMBER 6th – TUFTS UNIVERSITY
o Women in Engineering & STEM Open Houses, Register at admissions.tufts.edu/visit/open-houses
• OCTOBER 10th & 24th – LOYOLA UNIV of MARYLAND
o Saturdays at Loyola, Go to www.loyola.edu/saturday to register
• OCTOBER 16th – COLUMBUS STATE
o Discover Columbus State, Go to cscc.edu to reserve a spot
• OCTOBER 16th & 23rd – LAKE ERIE COLLEGE
o Green & White Days, Go to www.lec.edu to register
• OCTOBER 17th, 30th & NOVEMBER 7th – MUSKINGUM COLLEGE
o Fall Open Houses, Go to www.muskingum.edu to register
• OCTOBER 18th – DUKE UNIVERSITY
o Info Session, Location: Shaker Heights, OH, Register at admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/discover-duke
• OCTOBER 21st – VANDERBILT, TUFTS & VASSAR INFO SESSION
o Admission Info, 7pm-8:30pm, Go to admissions.vanderbilt.edu/joint-travel-program to register
• OCTOBER 25th-26th – OHIO UNIVERSITY: MULTICULTURAL VISIT PROGRAM
o 2-Day full agenda, meet and greet, etc. Go to www.ohio.edu/mvp to register
    o Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT to register
• NOVEMBER 7th – DEFIANCE COLLEGE
o Jacket Preview Day (campus tour, etc.), Go to www.defiance.edu/visitdc to register

OPPORTUNITIES: Alphabetical by institution

• OBERLIN COLLEGE
o Multicultural Visit Program: Go to www.oberlin.edu/mvp to register

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