Peterson's Student Edge www.mystudentedge.com
-A free online college and career planning resource center
My Dream Explorer www.mydreamexplorer.org
-Students assess their interests and skills while matching them to possible career options.
-User name: last name first initial Password: School ID#
Mapping Your Future http://mappingyourfuture.org/
Bureau of Labor Statistics www.bls.gov/k12
Career One Stop www.careeronestop.org (click on "students")
The ACT www.actstudent.org (Gaylord code: 231-620)
-Free ACT online prep and registration, college and career planning
2012 - 2013 Test Dates
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2012 August 17, 2012 August 18 - 24, 2012
October 27, 2012 September 21, 2012 September 22 - Oct. 5, 2012
December 8, 2012 November 2, 2012 November 3 - 16, 2012
February 9, 2013 January 11, 2013 January 12 - 18, 2013
April 13, 2013 March 8, 2013 March 9 - 22, 2013
June 8, 2013 May 3, 2013 May 4 - 17, 2013
SAT test information www.collegeboard.com
William H. Granlund Scholarship: ($500) Student must have a minimum 3.50 GPA and demonstrate strong volunteerism and leadership abilities. Application and additional information can be found in the Career Ed room in Guidance. Deadline: May 15, 2013.
BigSun Scholarship: ($500) Student must be an athlete, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Short essay required. For more information and to apply, go online to http://www.bigsunathletics.com, or go to the Career Ed room in Guidance for more details. Deadline: June 21, 2013.
AES Engineering Scholarship: ($500) Student need not be taking engineering courses to be eligible. Essay required. For additional information and essay question, go to the Career Ed room in Guidance or online at www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline: October 4, 2013.
***For a list of national scholarships, go to www.studentscholarships.org.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) www.fafsa.ed.gov
Michigan--Paying For College www.michigan.gov/studentaid
NCAA - College Athletics
It is extremely important to let your Coach and Counselor know if you plan to participate in college level athletics! Counselors know the ropes for initial eligibility and will help guide you through the process.
All Gaylord courses have been submitted to the NCAA eligibility center. However, not all courses have been approved. Talk with Mrs. Greenier to make sure you are taking the right classes for NCAA eligibility.
NCAA Website - http://www.ncaa.org/
NCAA Eligibility Center - http://web1.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html
General Dual Enrollment Requirements & Information
1. To qualify for dual enrollment (DE), the state requires you to meet certain testing criteria within the area in which you wish to dual enroll.
Seniors: Must have taken the ACT and received the following scores;
Math = 22; Reading = 21; Science = 24; English = 18
Juniors: Must have taken the PLAN and received the following scores;
Math = 19; Reading = 17; Science = 21; English = 15
Freshmen and Sophomores will be evaluated individually using EXPLORE test scores;
Math = 17; Reading = 15; Science = 20; English = 13
2. Attendance Requirements: To automatically qualify for dual enrollment, a student must have less than 10 absences for the previous semester. This includes both excused and unexcused absences.
3. Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements: To automatically qualify for dual enrollment, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
4. Prerequisite Requirements: You must have taken the highest level AP class offered at GHS in the area of the DE class that you wish to take. For example, AP English 12 is required before you can take a DE English Comp class.
5. If any of the above criteria are not met, a meeting will be held to determine eligibility.
6. You cannot have 6 classes with us and Dual Enrollment if you want GHS to pay tuition. You will have a combination of GHS and DE classes that equal 6 classes; usually this is 5 GHS and 1 DE.
7. Understand that dual enrollment will affect your class rank and GPA.
8. Be very careful about signing up for dual enrollment because conflicts arise with GHS extra-curricular activities. It is expected that the college schedule takes precedence over all GHS scheduled events.
9. If your student withdraws from or fails a dual enrollment class, you will be billed for the class. Classes typically cost between $400-$500 per semester.
10. You are responsible for purchasing any textbooks and/or class materials necessary for the course. This can be done through NCMC’s website, AMAZON, other online textbook sites, or on NCMC’s main campus in Petoskey.
Always check to see if your college course will transfer to a four year Michigan university (www.macrao.org)
Contact Lisa Greenier with any questions (989) 705-3037