September To Do List:
Work hard all year, grades can affect scholarship eligibility.
Stay involved in after-school activities, and seek leadership roles if possible.
Make sure you have taken all standardized test that colleges may require.
Apply to colleges – Colleges can not complete the application process until they have received your application, application fee and transcript. You can pick up a transcript release form in the guidance office or online and return to Terri Benjamin.
Start gathering what you need to complete the FAFSA. Visit FAFSA on the web for a list of needed documents.
Encourage your parents to obtain their FAFSA ID early.
Schedule Campus Visits – Now is the time to visit the schools you are interested in attending. Seniors may have up to 2 college visit days that do not count against attendance as long as proper procedures have been followed. See guidance office for more information.
Recommendation Letters – Fill out a letter of recommendation activity sheet. Give the completed sheet or a copy of your resume to three people and ask them to write you a letter of recommendation.
Resume – Create your high school resume to make applying for scholarships easier.
Scholarships – Due dates will be approaching faster than you think, scholarships can be found on our Eldon High School webpage. Make sure you visit the Top Ten Scholarship websites to access more national scholarships. Sign up for the text message alerts for scholarship deadlines.
Remind text alerts-You can text @ehssen2018 to 81010 and start receiving text messages when scholarship deadlines are approaching. This is available for students and parents.
Essays – Work on admission essays.
NCAA – Any current high school junior or senior who wishes to participate in collegiate athletics at an NCAA Division l or ll college or university should register. Go tohttp://eligibilitycenter.org to register. Visit with your Guidance Counselor about NCAA.