ACT and AP Testing Prep

 
Spring ACT and AP tests are around the corner! We have two upcoming events to help your students get the scores they want: our Free ACT Prep Week and Free AP Review Weekend.
 
Free ACT Prep Week, February 11-14
If you have students taking the ACT test in April, they won’t want to miss our Free ACT Prep Week, happening February 11-14. Students will learn time-saving tips and strategies for Math and Science, and review their practice test score to see where they stand and how they can improve. Seats fill quickly—students should sign-up now.
 
Free AP Review Weekend, February 24-25
Students need a minimum score of 3 to pass their AP tests—let us help them achieve that with our Free AP Review Weekend. We’re covering Biology, Calculus AB, US History, and World History in one-hour, live, interactive sessions for each subject. Students can choose one, two, or all sessions, but they must reserve their place in each one.
 
Speaking of the ACTs and Testing, here are some recommended next steps:
 

RECOMMENDED NEXT STEPS

 

1. Register Regular Late Registration

for ACT Test Date Deadline Date (Add additional fee)

Apr 14, 2018 Mar 9, 2018 Mar 23, 2018

www.act.org Jun 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 18, 2018

Sep 8, 2018 Aug 3, 2018 Aug 17, 2018

Oct 27, 2018 Sept 21, 2018 Oct 5, 2018

Dec 8, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 16, 2018

 

Regular Late Registration

And/or Register Test Date Deadline Date Deadline Date

for SAT Mar10, 2018 Feb 9, 2018 Feb 28, 2018

May5, 2018 April 6, 2018 Apr 25, 2018

Jun 2, 2016 May 3, 2018 May 23, 2018

Aug 25, 2018 July 25, 2018 Aug 13, 2018

Oct 6, 2018 Sept 6, 2018 Sept 24, 2018

(sat.org/register) Nov 3, 2018 Oct 3, 2018                 Oct 21, 2018

 

2. Utilize PSAT online resources: studentscores.collegeboard.com. (Use the access code from your PSAT score report.)

 

3. Visit schools whenever you get the chance.

 

4. Make sure you are on the schools’ mailing lists and/or email lists.

 

5. Check out the following websites: (www.succeed.naviance.com/bchs)

(also try www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator , www.collegedata.com, www.collegeview.com , or www.princetonreview.com)

  (also try www.onetonline.org; www.careeronestop.org/StudentsandCareerAdvisors)

   www.sdfoundation.org/Scholarships/ForStudents.aspx

 

6. Search and apply for scholarships

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

  • Most scholarship money will come from the colleges you apply to.  Check colleges’ websites, catalogs, mailings, and/or admissions offices to find out about any scholarships you may qualify for.
  • To find other scholarships, check the following:
    • Internet (e.g. www.scholarships.com, www.finaid.org/otheraid/majors.phtml, www.sdfoundation.org/students, www.collegeanswer.com) - These searches allow you to enter information about yourself so you are shown only those scholarships for which you qualify. 
    • Employers, clubs, associations, or other organizations (for you, your parents, and even your grandparents).  You might want to check with other organizations in your area even though you have no connection with them.
    • Scholarship books (in the Counseling Office, bookstores, libraries, etc.)
    • Junior and Senior Stuff - I will assist in this process by regularly notifying you of scholarship opportunities that are sent to the Counseling Office. 

 

It is recommended that you focus your time and energy on scholarships that are more specific to you (e.g. your ethnic background, intended major, county/city of residence, etc.).  In other words, apply for a scholarship for San Diego County seniors before you apply for one for U.S. citizens with a 2.0 GPA.

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Tips (from www.collegeanswer.com)

 

There is no magic formula for applying for and receiving a scholarship. But these tips can start you on the right foot.

  1. Be organized. Stay on top of deadlines, gather all pertinent documents, and save a copy of everything you submit.
  2. Be honest. Don't exaggerate your grades, memberships, skills, or qualifications. It is better to focus on the scholarships for which you might be eligible.
  3. Follow instructions carefully. Some scholarships require you to write an essay; others may want letters of recommendation. Send in what is requested and proofread everything. Typos and missing materials can cost you a scholarship.