- College, Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources
- College Admissions and Transcript Request Process
- College Fairs
- College Athletics
Web Resources for College Search, Careers and Scholarships
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The College Admissions Process - Six Simplified Steps
- During your senior year, finalize the college search and begin to narrow down your college list. At this point, try to ignore the Cost of Attendance (COA) and be open to the possibilities of financial aid. You may be surprised at a financial aid package a private school may offer you. Retake the ACT or SAT to improve your scores.
- Finalize the application packets by NOVEMBER 9, 2012 or SOONER. If you are applying for Early Decision, you must meet the college deadline established. All admissions paper work should be submitted to the Guidance Office and you must complete a transcript request form. Click here for a PDF of the transcript form. The fee for transcripts is $2.00 each. REMINDER - IF YOU APPLY ON-LINE, YOU WILL STILL NEED THE TRANSCRIPT SENT AND ANY OTHER NEEDED FORMS THE SCHOOL REQUIRES. Don't forget to enclose your application fee. Should Letters of Recommendation be needed, give at least two weeks notice to the teacher or counselor by whom you need this completed.
- Begin the Financial Aid Process after January 1st. Complete the FAFSA Form and any school-specific forms. Seniors should be applying for scholarships and meeting the required deadlines. Look for scholarships that you feel you can meet their set criteria.
- During the Spring of 2013, you will hear from the colleges concerning their proposed financial aid. Evaluate the package and possibly negotiate for more.
- Students need to finalize the college decision and commit by MAY 1, 2013.
- The Guidance Office will request this information from the seniors through our "Senior Survey" during the spring meeting and submit final transcripts to the college.
How Colleges See You
- Your grades in college prep courses (the depth of your transcript)
- Your admission test scores
- Your grades in all subjects
- Your class rank
- Your essay/writing sample
- Your counselor recommendation
- Your teacher recommendations
- Your interview (if required)
- Your work/extracurricular activities and leadership positions
- Your personal recognition programs
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COLLEGE FAIRS 2012-2013
Suburban College Fair
Otterbein College - Clements Center
Sunday, September 16, 2012
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Kiwanis College Fair
Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
Monday, September 17, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
National College Fair
Duke Energy Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45205
Sunday, October 14, 2012
1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
Learning Disability College Fair
Gahanna Lincoln High School (Cafeteria)
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Performing & Visual Arts College Fair
University of Cincinnati, Tangeman University Center
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Bexley Area College Fair
Capital University, Capital Center
Pleasant Ridge Ave. & E. Mound St.
Bexley, OH 43209
Thursday, April 18, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Discuss your intentions to play college athletics with your counselor during your freshman and sophomore year to ensure that you are eligible for recruitment.
- Register for the ACT and/or SAT and select the NCAA Eligibility Center code (9999) as a score recipient.
- During the spring, register on https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/.
- Click on: Prospective Student-Athletes.
- In the left column, click on: Registration for U.S. Students (LHS code is 362-235).
- You will need a Social Security # and credit card for the application fee.
- Print copy 1 and copy 2 of the transcript request form and give them to your high school counselor. The Guidance Office will send a copy of your official high school transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center.
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- Request final high school transcript for the NCAA Eligibility Center.