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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

01.15.16

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.  Applications, including supplemental information, must be received by that date.  Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed upon completion of the regular applicants' materials.

Also, students planning to enroll in a course on the UConn Campus during the next semester need to complete a registration form by Friday, January 15th.  See Doug Melody about courses if interested in enrolling on campus.  Forms, by the way, are available in the Guidance Office. 


Registration Process for MCC Courses Extended 


College Career Pathways (CCP) is a collaborative program between area high schools and Manchester Community College (MCC).  It's designed to allow high school students to sample the challenge of college-level work and earn college credits while attending high school.  The CCP courses meet the same level of challenge taught at the college level and, in fact, are taught by EOS teachers who have been certified by MCC.  Students earn "dual credit" (credits from their high school and credits from MCC).

Below is a list of courses offered at EOSHS that are eligible for MCC credits. Registration for credit remains open.  The registration deadline has been extended to February 1.  In order to be eligible to earn college credits, students MUST complete the application.

Accounting 1A (MCC ACC 115)
Human Anatomy & Physiology A (MCC BIO 115)
Intro to Criminal Justice (MCC CJS 101)
Video Productions 1 & 2 (MCC COM 240)
English 12A (MCC ENGL 101)
Allied Health (MCC HLT 103)
Communications (MCC COM 173)
Tech-Prep Culinary Arts (MCC HSP 101)
Quantitative Literacy (MCC MAT 109)
Algebra 3 and Trigonometry (MCC MAT 138)
Physics A (MCC PHY 110)
Foundations for College Success (MCC SD 111)

In order to be enrolled in the CCP Program, students must first complete an on-line application.  For those students who have have previously enrolled in MCC courses, they will need to register with their NetID.  Students who cannot recall their NetID should contact the Guidance Office to retrieve it.    With one's NetID in hand, students should then follow the instructions for registering by clicking on here.  Students can also contact MCC at  MA-CCPinfo@manchestercc.edu for more information.

For students new to this registration process, click here for specific instructions to follow when completing registration and here to access the registration site.

IMPORTANT NOTE: EOS STUDENTS DO NOT NEED TO PAY THE $20 APPLICATION FEE. INSTEAD, STUDENTS SHOULD CREATE A PIN AND SAVE IT FOR FUTURE USE WHEN ACCESSING THE SITE.  THEN PROCEED TO THE NEXT STEP IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

Also note that Adobe Flash must be installed on any computer used to register online through the MCC portal.



 Information About the Course Selection Process

The 2016-17 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. 



College Goals Sunday

Program Providing Free Assistance for FAFSA

Sunday, January 31

Eastern CT State University

1:00-4:00 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 and other dates/locations.

SMB Charitable Foundation Scholarship


Applications for college scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year are available from the SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc.  The Foundation annually awards scholarships in amounts up to $5000 per year to help fund undergraduate study at institutions of higher learning in Connecticut.  In June of 2015, $225,000 in scholarship assistance was awarded by the Foundation.

Applications are available at the Foundation web site: click here or call (860) 533-1067 to request that an application be sent to you by mail.

Eligibility requirements include residency in Hartford, Tolland, or Windham Counties; high school students must be in the top 40 percent of their class; college students must maintain a 2.5 GPA or better, and exhibit an exceptional commitment to school and community activities.  Applicants must be a U. S. citizen and plan to attend a College or University in Connecticut.  Full time enrollment is required.  Scholarships are renewable for students who maintain academic and other eligibility requirements in college.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2016.  For more information, call the SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. at (860) 533-1067.

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