Outline ideas for your college admission and scholarship essays
Register to re-take the SAT, SAT II or ACT
Students interested in playing Division I or II college sports will need to obtain the NCAA Guide for the College bound Athlete and register for the NCAA Clearinghouse. These are available in the guidance office or online at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
Check for specific admission requirements at your colleges of interest, such as portfolio or interview requirements, early decision deadlines, etc.
Visit www.fastweb.com for available scholarships
Check to see if your college of interest requires the CSS Financial Aid Profile and register with them online or by phone. Forms are available in the guidance office.
Utilize the resources in the guidance office to help you with your future plans
Take the October or November SAT or ACT
Ask two or three teachers if they would be willing to write you a college or scholarship recommendation. Talk with them about your future plans and give them a copy of your resume. Give them sufficient time to write it and make sure you let them know what do to with it when they are finished (i.e. pick it up from them or have them return it to the guidance office – it’s helpful to keep a copy in your file)
Give your guidance counselor any “Secondary School Reports” from your college application packets.
Attend the Financial Aid Workshop at FMCC to become familiar wit the financial aid process
Complete all of your college applications and mail them
Please notify the guidance office where your transcripts need to be sent.
Fee waivers are also available to cover the cost of college application fees. See your guidance counselor for them.
Follow up on any scholarship opportunities available
Check for the “financial aid priority” deadlines at your college choices
Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after January 1st. Forms are available in the guidance office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov Specific FAFSA school codes are available in the guidance office.
Make a copy of everything you send to schools, as well as the date it was mailed/transmitted
If you are male and eighteen years old you need to register for the Selective Service in order to complete your FAFSA. You are not eligible unless you are registered.
Access the financial aid hotline with any questions. It is available through the entire month of January.
LAST chance to complete college applications. If you are still unsure about future plans, please see your counselor for assistance.
Complete and mail in your FAFSA. If you plan on attending a New York State college you will be sent a TAP (Tuition Assistance Program). Follow the directions to make sure HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation) has sent it to the school or your choice.
Continue checking in the guidance office and the school website for scholarship opportunities that may arise.
If you have not visited your colleges of interest, schedule to do so during the Mayfield vacations.
Review your financial aid award letters to select the best deal for you.
Contact the financial aid office if your financial situation has changed in any way since the previous year
Ask colleges about specific payment plan options for paying your college bill
Notify the college of your choice of your intent to enroll
If you’ve been “wait-listed,” talk to the college admissions counselor about how you can strengthen your application/portfolio
Thur, Apr 27
PTSO Meeting; 6 - 7:30 p.m., lower library
Tues, May 2
Spring Band Concert; 6:30 p.m., Auditorium
Tues, May 9
Capital Project Bid Opening; 2:30 p.m., upper library
Board of Ed meeting/Public Hearing; 7 p.m., Upper Library, 6:30 p.m. Executive Session, District Office
Thur, May 11
Senior Pictures; HS Gymnasium
Fri, May 12
Hope & Wellness Day
Tues, May 16
Annual Meeting/Budget Vote; 12 Noon - 8 p.m., HS Gym Lobby
Thur, May 18
Brainstorm Coffeehouse; 6 - 8 p.m., HS Cafe
Fri, May 19
Senior Class Trip; Leave at 12 Noon, Darien Lake Amusement Park
Thur, May 25
Spring Choir Concert; 6:30 p.m., Auditorium
Mon, May 29
Memorial Day; Schools Closed
Sat-Sun, June 3-4
Post Prom; 11 pm - 4 a.m., HS Various
Fri, June 9
Senior Class Banquet; 6 p.m., St Patrick's Masonic Lodge, Johnstown
Mon, June 12
Mandatory Class of 2017 graduation rehearsal; 11 a.m., Auditorium
Tues-Fri, June 13-23
Regents Testing; No classes at Jr/Sr High School
Thur-Fri, June 15-16
Half-day dismissal for Elementary Students; 12:20 p.m.; Full day faculty and staff
Fri, June 23
Last Day of School
Grade 6 Graduation; 10 a.m., Auditorium
Elementary Student Dismissal; 10:50 a.m.; Full day faculty and staff
Senior Awards; 5:30 p.m., Auditorium
Baccalaureate; 7 p.m., Mayfield Presbyterian Church
Sat, June 24
Class of 2017 Graduation; 11 a.m., Athletic Fields