Brown Weekly Message #19
You can read the Brown Weekly Message #19 HERE!
SENIOR CLASS of 2018!!!!!! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will become live on October 1, 2017.
Colleges and universities prefer to receive transcripts electronically through Parchment!
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Student, parents, and alumni can use Parchment, the leader in eTranscript exchange, to send high school transcripts electronically, securely and confidentially, all with real-time tracking.
To order your transcript, click the big ORDER YOUR TRANSCRIPT banner below. The first thing you’ll do is create an account, then you’ll place your order, and then you can track your order 24/7.
Visit parchment.com/studentkit to access the Parchment Student Tool Kit Containing:
Seniors, your FINAL TRANSCRIPTS will be available on May 26, 2018. Make sure you request your transcript (on Parchment) to be sent the college of your choice. DON'T FORGET!!! You may have trouble getting credit for college classes if these are not sent! If you took a class through Dual Credit at JCTC or elsewhere, REQUEST A TRANSCRIPT FROM THE COLLEGE! That is how your college of choice will give you credit for these classes, NOT from your high school transcript.
Sign on with REMIND to receive important updates and reminders from your counselor. All students (and parents) in grades 6-12 can text 81010 with the following to be added to the list of recipients:
www.act.org/student : Sign up for the ACT test that is given on the national test day. (NOT the March test given at school!)
www.collegeboard.com : Your site for PSAT, SAT, AP testing. Sign up here for the national SAT test.
gsp.ky.gov : Everything Juniors need to know about the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program
www.kheaa.com : Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KEES!)
https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/CCR.htm : A college planning tool that gives students and families a personalized breakdown of college costs and estimated financial aid.
www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/kees?main=1 :Check your KEES account
www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/pay_fafsa?main=1 :Free Application for Student Aid
Scholarship winners will receive a one time award of $10,000 to be used for tuition, books, and academic fees at any accredited four-year undergraduate program that leads to a BA/BS degree.
Qualified applicants include any high school senior attending a JCPS high school who have:
*Demonstrated leadership in school, extra-curricular and community activities
*A cumulative (weighted) GPA of 3.2 or higher
*An ACT score of 25 or higher, or an SAT score of 1200 or higher (redesigned SAT)
*Completed and/or enrolled in Advanced Placement or equivalent college level curriculum
o Student Access and General Tips: https://mix.office.com/watch/kgh6xn7kpf3u
o Student Short Essays: https://mix.office.com/watch/wv7exarvasj1
o Student Recommendations: https://mix.office.com/watch/qxzogvrtq60t
The application process is completely online. Go here to submit your application! https://www.cflouisville.org/scholarships/
APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE BY NOVEMBER 29!!
Seniors! If you haven't completed your FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, there is still time. See the attached documents for instructions and best practices. Even if you don't think you will qualify for aide, you must STILL fill out the FAFSA!! Many scholarships are based on FAFSA information, whether or not federal aid is received.
Eastern Kentucky University is hosting an Open House for Juniors and Seniors at The Holiday Inn East on October 24th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Admissions, financial Aid, and faculty will be there to speak with students and parents. Please see attached flyer about the event!
Students enrolled in Dual Credit courses MUST create an account on the KHEAA website. You must request funds from the Dual credit account. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FOR DIRECTIONS!! If you do NOT register on the KHEAA website, you may end up paying for your courses! PLEASE don't ignore this responsibility.