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Friday, October 16, 2020

Upcoming Virtual College Visit Schedule

The following virtual college visits are scheduled for the week of October 19-23. Students MUST register for a visit in advance through Naviance Student in order to receive the meeting link (~15 minutes prior to start time). 

 

Monday, 10/19

Northeastern University

1:00 PM

Tuesday, 10/20

University of Maine at Farmington

1:00 PM

Wednesday, 10/21

University of New Hampshire

7:45 AM

 

Franklin Pierce University

10:45 AM

 

Hofstra University

11:45 AM

 

George Mason University

12:45 PM

Thursday, 10/22

Rochester Institute of Technology

1:00 PM

Friday, 10/23

Western New England University

1:00 PM


For directions on how to register for a virtual college visit, refer to these previous blog posts:

Virtual Visits Now Scheduling

Virtual Career Center


Thursday, October 15, 2020

UVA To Host Virtual Event Series

The University of Virginia invites students to attend one or more of its upcoming virtual programs on the evenings of October 19-22.  The series of events will introduce prospective students to the admissions and financial aid process, a number of schools within UVA, and other programs such as study abroad, research and service. A complete list of events along with registration details can be found here. Space is limited, so quick registration is encouraged. 




Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Stonehill College Fee Waiver

 Stonehill College Offers Code for Application Fee Waiver


Seniors considering an application to Stonehill College will be glad to know that the cost of applying no longer needs to be a factor. Stonehill has shared a code that can be entered into the CommonApp at the time of application. By entering 1948 (the school's founding year!), applicants will save the $60 cost to apply. Stonehill College describes itself as "a Catholic college on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts, a suburban community 22 miles south of Boston. Stonehill professors emphasize critical analysis and creative thinking while mentoring students in more than 80 academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business and pre-professional fields."

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Virtual College Fairs

South Windsor High School students will have the opportunity to explore 15 colleges and universities through two upcoming virtual college fairs.

The CONNect Virtual College Fairs will feature Connecticut's public universities through one live Zoom event. Students will learn about the differences among the campuses and be able to ask questions on a range of topics - financial aid, housing, internships...anything on their minds. The CONNect Virtual College Fairs will take place three times: 

October 19th & October 28th - 7:00-8:00 PM 
November 1st - 1:00-2:00 PM  

To register for any of these programs, click on this link.


The America East Virtual College Tour features a consortium of 10 universities in the America East Conference including State University of New York at Albany, Binghamton University, University of Hartford, University of Maine, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of New Hampshire, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, and the University of Vermont. 

The program will run on October 20th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. To register, click here.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Virtual Career Program Offered from GE Healthcare African American Forum

 

Virtual College Visit Schedule This Week

The following virtual college visits are scheduled for the week of October 13-16. Students MUST register for a visit in advance through Naviance Student in order to receive the meeting link (~15 minutes prior to start time). 

 
 

Tuesday, 10/13

UConn

1:00 PM

Wednesday, 10/14

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

11:45 AM

 

College of Mount Saint Vincent

12:45 PM

 

Bryant University

1:30 PM

Thursday, 10/15

Bentley University

1:00 PM

Friday, 10/16

Southern Connecticut State University

1:00 PM

For directions on how to register for a virtual college visit, refer to these previous blog posts:

Virtual Visits Now Scheduling

Virtual Career Center


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Deadline Schedule for Academic Records Requests

SOUTH WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL School Counseling Department



College application deadlines are coming up! Use this helpful guide to figure out when you need to request your transcript in order to have it sent to your colleges in time.

Academic Records Request Deadlines


College Application Deadline

Records Request Deadline SWHS

October 15

September 30

*November 1

October 19

November 15

October 30

December 1

November 12

December 15

December 1

January 1

December 10

January 15

December 22

*most colleges Early Action Application deadline


The Counseling Department will require as many as 10 school days to process an Academic Records request form. We cannot guarantee that you will meet your deadlines without this processing time.

Monday, October 5, 2020

College Application Fee Waiver Opportunities

When students consider their list of potential colleges and narrow that down to those where they wish to apply, one of the factors in determining how many applications to submit is the cost. With an average application fee of $80, that amount can add up fast!

Thankfully, students with demonstrated financial hardship can often have those fees waived, some schools do not require fees, and others offer students the opportunity to earn a fee waiver through "demonstrated interest" - which basically means you attend an event or take some other action that lets the school know you are getting to know more about what they offer. 

Recent virtual visits with South Windsor High School have yielded a couple of these opportunities, so we'd like to share them with our blog readers. We will be sure to post any other waivers we learn about here, so always keep an eye out for updates!

During Seton Hall University's recent visit, the admissions representative shared with us that students who apply to their programs can enter the code "XFW" to have their application fees waived. There is a box on the Common App that will ask for such a code.

Furthermore, Roger Williams University will host an October Virtual Open House Week October 19-24. When students attend three or more events throughout the week, they will be e-mailed a survey for feedback. Once the survey is returned, the student will be sent a fee waiver. For information on the week and to register for any of the virtual visits, go to this link.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Virtual College Visit Schedule This Week

The following virtual college visits are scheduled for the week of October 5-9. Students MUST register for a visit in advance through Naviance Student in order to receive the meeting link (~15 minutes prior to start time). 

 

Monday, 10/5

Emmanuel College

1:00 PM

Tuesday, 10/6

Marist College

1:00 PM

Wednesday, 10/7

Stonehill College

8:45 AM

 

Clarkson University

10:45 AM

 

Johnson & Wales University

11:45 AM

 

Utica College

12:45 PM

Thursday, 10/8

Keene State College

1:00 PM

Friday, 10/9

Gettysburg College

1:00 PM

 

For directions on how to register for a virtual college visit, refer to these previous blog posts:

Virtual Visits Now Scheduling

Virtual Career Center


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Virtual College Fair Experience - Oct. 5-8

 

Four Day Virtual Fair Helps Students Explore HBCUs, Other College Options - and How to Prepare...

High School students and their parents interested in learning more about colleges, financial aid, and campus life at HBCU's and others. Topics such as whether to stay in state, go to a community college first, take out student loans to go to your dream college or accept a full ride to the in state college will be discussed. These questions and more will be explored during this Virtual College Fair Experience.

The series takes place October 5-8. Registration is FREE. To sign up for any and all of the dates visit this link.