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"Financial Aid for Undocumented and DACA Students" CLICK HERE for information on how to get help!
COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACCUPLACER PLACEMENT TESTING ALL seniors planning on attending either LBCC or LCC will be REQUIRED to take the ACCUPLACER placement test. We will be offering the Accuplacer for those attending Lane Community College on Tuesday, April 25th during 2nd & 3rd period, in the library & Linn Benton Community College on Thursday, April 27th during 2nd & 3rd period, in the library.
The test is FREE ....... BUT.... Students must have applied and been accepted prior to the testing date If you have not applied students should do this ASAP. Sometimes it takes a few days to get your student ID#. You will be UNABLE to take the test without that number and there will be NOTHING we can do to get it for you. Please show up WITH your ID# or L#.
Juniors & Others: Visit Some of Oregon’s Best Private Colleges This Summer What: Oregon Private College Week When: July 24-28, 2017; 9:00-11:30 and 2-4:30 each day. Who: Current High School Juniors (but highly motivated 10th and 9th graders may attend, as well) If you register in advance and visit 4+ campuses during this week, you will have NO application fee if you decided to apply for admissions to any of these participating schools! Plan ahead to make best use of your visit days. Participating Oregon Colleges: Concordia, Corban, George Fox, Lewis & Clark, Linfield, Marylhurst, Northwest Christian University, Pacific University, Reed, University of Portland, Warner Pacific, and Willamette University. Click HERE more information and to register.
OSAC UPDATES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1ST IN THE OSAC STUDENT PORTAL! CLICK HERE for more information!
Students should begin this application process now. It is a fairly lengthy application including...
personal information, coursework, etc.
all of the student's school activities, community service and job hours from freshmen year to present.
going through the OSAC Scholarship Catalog to check-off scholarships that they would like to apply for.
NOTE: The transcripts that need to be included are the student's transcripts including the first semester of their senior year. However, it is highly recommended that students begin working on their OSAC NOW so that when the first semester is completed, all they will need is to upload their transcripts and complete. The first semester ends January 26th and the Early Bird Scholarship Application (as well as other OSAC catalog scholarships) is by FEBRUARY 15, 2017! Don't wait until the last minute to get the application complete... but don't submit it too early, or it will be incomplete until you submit the 1st semester transcripts!
For seniors in high school, it’s time to dive into your college applications. The process is rather involved and has the potential to become very stressful but here’s how you can go about it while retaining your sanity.
First, you likely already have a list of colleges you are considering but start narrowing down your top contenders. Look at the majors they offer and see if they have the programs you’re interested in. Check the cost – financial aid may play a key role in what college you attend – and also see if they have activities that interest you (a sport you want to play, a specific student organization, a Greek system, an honors program, etc.). What’s the on-campus housing situation and could you see yourself living in the dorms? Consider these questions and more when deciding whether or not to apply to a college.
Second, check all the application deadlines. Remember, besides the actual application, you must submit test scores, transcripts, recommendation letters and personal statements and you need adequate time to procure all of these items. Also, review the fees associated with each application; some schools let you apply for free or a discounted rate online but you should also consider requesting application fee waivers if money is tight.
Third, the personal statement is the biggest part of the college application because it represents your personality. You may have a high GPA, AP classes and extracurricular activities but so do many other students – what will set you apart from the rest of the application pool is how you present yourself in the personal statement. Have a teacher or parent review your personal statement and edit it for you before submitting it to your college of choice.
Fourth and although this is fourth on this list, you still want to get it done early – request recommendation letters. Ask teachers you’ve worked with and trust well in advance if they can write on your behalf. Have two or three for each college that requires one. Along with your personal information/resume/school involvement list, give the teacher an envelope that is stamped and addressed to the college(s) to which you’re applying so they can submit their letters directly, if that is what the college prefers.
Last but not least, take all your tests on time. If you haven’t taken the ACT, SAT or SAT II tests, register for the next available date; check which tests your colleges require and sign up for those ASAP!