SHHS School Counseling Department
In only a few short days, our country witnessed back-to-back hate crimes in Buffalo, NY and Irvine, CA. Because there is so much conversation about these events on the news, on social media, and in our community, we want you to know that there are resources available to you if you want or need support. Please see this TIPSHEET from the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center or see your School Counselor, who is available and ready to help.
Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced that the 2024-25 FAFSA will go live by December 31, 2023, meeting the statutory requirement that the form must be available by January 1.
Along with the release date, FSA announced in its FAFSA road map that, while the application itself will be live, it will not begin processing FAFSA forms submitted online until January 2024. Institutions will begin receiving Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) by the end of January 2024.
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW)
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a week long immersive summer education program on a college campus where students explore modern business. Participants work together to run a company and gain invaluable knowledge, relevant skills, and discover how their talents translate into great careers.
Current Sophomores and Juniors can apply. The cost is low - $295 for the entire program and financial aid and payment plans are available. PFEW grads are automatically eligible for college scholarships.
If you are interested in learning more about PFEW from SHHS students who went and LOVED IT, please see Mrs. Dunning in the Career and College Counseling Center.
You can apply by visiting pfew.org
Delaware County Community College - Dual Enrollment Program - CHECK THIS OUT!!!!DCCC is pleased to announce a special opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. Students may enroll in college classes at DCCC while completing their high school curriculum. Eligible juniors may take up to 9 credits, and seniors may take up to 12 credits at the amazing reduced rates of $50 per credit (with fees included) for a sponsoring school district, and $100 per credit (with fees included) for a non-sponsoring district. The $25 application fee is also waived.For more information, call 610-359-5333 or email@example.com. Check out the website as well - www.dccc.edu/highschoolClick here for more information and registration form
INFORMATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2024
Common Application Essay Prompts:
- Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
- The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
- Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
- Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
- Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
- Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
- Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
College Essay Resources
The College Essay Guy - 7 Great College Essay Tips to Help You Out
Georgia Tech Admission Blog - College Admission Essays: "I've Heard That One Before"
Tulane Admission Blog - "Ten Tips for an Epic College Essay"
Financial Aid presentation by Frances McKeown from PHEAA
College Financial Aid Webinars from PHEAA:
STANDARDIZED TESTING INFORMATIONSAT Test: Click HereACT Test: Click HereATTENTION CLASS OF 2024!! - Are you confused about the college application process?Click here for the complete Guide To College PlanningGetting Started with Your College Applications and this link explains where all those forms go: What Goes Where College Application ChecklistSeniors - Please click here for a very informative video concerning linking the Common App and Naviance!Here is the Common Application link.Here is the Common Black College Application link.Look for scholarship and summer opportunities information on the SHHS guidance page. Information is always being added and updated - please be aware of scholarship/summer application deadlines!Remember to click on the SAT-ACT-AP Information link on this webpage for a multitude of test prep options - including free, practice standardized tests and test prep tutors!SAT Registration: Students may register online at http://www.collegeboard.org. The test center number for SHHS is 39-700. The code number for Strath Haven High School is 395-015.ACT Registration: You may register online at http://www.actstudent.org. The test center code for SHHS is 216670. The high school code for SHHS is 395-015.