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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January 2015

College Goals Sunday

Program Providing Free Assistance for FAFSA

Sunday, January 25

1:30-4:30 pm

Need help working your way through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?  It's available.  See below.

The Connecticut College Goal Sunday (CGS) program is an effort by hundreds of volunteers from across Connecticut who will come together with the common goal of making sure that the process of applying for college financial aid does not become an obstacle that would keep any person from pursuing an education beyond high school. By attending a College Goal Sunday event, participants will receive free, hands-on assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and they will walk away with the satisfaction of knowing they have accomplished one of the biggest steps in getting ready to go to college. Connecticut’s CGS will take place at a number of accessible sites throughout the state. In addition to receiving assistance in filling out the FAFSA, participants will receive general information regarding financial aid programs. 

Click on link for more information

UConn Courses On Campus for Second Semester

Students interested in taking a course on the UConn campus during the second semester should contact Doug Melody.  Preliminary registration has begun, although formal registration will be completed in mid-January.
For those students taking UC MATH 2410 (Differential Equations), be advised that the section available for EOS students is scheduled to take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 PM.

PSAT Results Returned to EOS Students

PSAT results were returned a couple of weeks ago for EOS students who completed the test back in October. The test was administered on a school day this year.  There were 135 juniors who took it  while 42 sophomores sat for the test.

PSAT is the acronym for Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test. The "P" could also quite easily mean "Practice" because it's what the test essentially serves as for most students who take it. Those who score in the top half of the 99th percentile are named National Merit Semi-Finalists and enter into a scholarship competition ($2500) with other students in this category.  You will find more specific data on the test results by clicking on Connections  below.

Students should have received  their individual score reports along with the test booklets they used when taking it. The Guidance Department chooses to mail these scores home rather than distribute them in classes so as to protect the privacy of this information. The test booklets accompany the score reports so that students can use this information when preparing for the SAT.

For more information about the PSAT and interpretation of scores, you will find a link labeled "Understanding Your 2014 PSAT Scores" and another tutorial called "My College Quickstart". Both are listed under "For Viewing" to the right on this page.  In addition, a link has been added for Parents to gain a better understanding of the 2014 PSAT scores.

MCC Applications Due

Students enrolled in Manchester Community College courses offered at EOS need to COMPLETE the MCC application on line by February 5th if they wish to earn MCC credits in these courses.

Click on this link to initiate this process. This registration takes just minutes to complete - provided that students read directions first.  For a quick review of these directions, click here.

Students should make certain to provide accurate social security numbers and to select "Web for CCP" in the dropdown menu.

UConn Applications Are Due on January 15

Applying to UConn?  Applications are due and must be submitted to the UConn Admissions Office by January 15th.  Students should make transcript requests in the EOS Guidance Office by January 10th.

Also, students planning to enroll in a course on the UConn Campus during the next semester need to complete a registration form by Wednesday, January 14th.  See Doug Melody about courses if interested in enrolling on campus.  Forms, by the way, are available in the Guidance Office. 

Check Out New Boards Posted on Pinterest

Are you looking for some inspiration to keep you going?  You may find it by clicking on Pinterest in the upper left corner of this page.  Subscribe. It takes just a minute.

"For Listening" Has Been Added

A new feature has been added and you will find it to the right of this page.  Just click on the link below and listen.  More will be added in the weeks ahead. 

Look for Information About the Course Selection Process

The 2015-16 course selection process will soon begin.  The Power School portal will be open in early February and students will be able to select next year's courses at that time.  Look for more information about this in the next post. 

Find More in Connections

  • Learn more about the redesigned SAT coming your way
  • Find out how EOS students performed on the recent PSAT
  • Discover what students are interested in for college majors
  • And more - Click below.

Check Out Connections

Click on Connections Above

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