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A Reminder About Helpful Links
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Registration for AP Exams Begins on Monday, March 6
Students interested in taking AP exams must register for them in the Guidance Office. Registration begins on Monday, March 6th and concludes on Friday, March 24th. Scheduled during the first two weeks of May, these three-hour exams are offered in a variety of subject areas. The registration fee is $20 (cash or checks made payable to EO Smith) per exam, with the balance of $73 paid (total cost for each exam is $93) on the day of each exam. For more information go to AP Central.
National College Fair Dates
The National College Fair, a program offered by the National Association for College Admissions Counselors, is "on tour" and will be in Hartford on April 6/7, Springfield on April 3, and Providence on May 8 . Several colleges from around the country will be represented at booths. In addition, workshops will be offered on such topics as the admissions process and financial aid. Students may register by clicking here.
Register for Free SAT Prep Through Khan Academy
The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide free SAT support in preparation to take the SAT. Click here to set up your own personalized program.
CT Dollars and Sense
A new website was launched on Feb. 16 called CT Dollars and Sense– a web portal for Connecticut students and parents to find out how to plan, save and pay for college. Click here or on the aforementioned title for more information.
The site provides information from five State agencies supporting students and their families: the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET), the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA), the Office of Higher Education, the Department of Banking, and the Department of Consumer Protection. There is also a Financial Literacy platform on the site that covers Paying for School, Managing Money, and Finding a Career.
UConn Pre-College Summer:
A Campus Experience for Talented Teens
Get a glimpse of college life this summer and immerse yourself in a research or creative project with peers with similar interests at 2017 UCONN Pre-College Summer. July 9 – August 5 (four one-week sessions). If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, continue reading.. UCONN Mentor Connection is unique because it will provide students with the opportunity for hands-on participation in research and creative projects under the supervision of university mentors. Students will learn more about their area of interests and could very well be on the path to deciding their college major.
Experience college life in a supportive setting. Attend presentations about the Honors Program, Undergraduate Admissions, First Year Experience, and career planning and meet representatives from the many cultural centers and communities on campus. Join an evening activity and have fun getting to know the students and residential staff.
For more information click hereor call 860.486.0149.
ECE Offers Scholarship Opportunity
The Office of Early College Programs (OECP) has announced that applications for new student scholarships are now being accepted. These scholarships will be awarded to exemplary UConn ECE students in three separate areas of excellence, with a total of five awards given each year. Scholarships will be for:
Excellence in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences (2 awards)
Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (2 awards)
Civic and Community Engagement (1 award)
Students selected for these awards will receive a certificate of accomplishment along with a $500 monetary award to use towards post-secondary education expenses.
Applications will be accepted from February 15, 2017- March 30, 2017. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in early May. Recipients of these scholarships will be presented their check and award certificate at their high school between May 15th- June 15th.
Please take a moment to view the new webpage with all of the details by clicking here. Contact the OECP for more information.
QVCC Offers Scholarships
The QVCC Foundation is awarding $135000 in scholarships to students attend school there. The application deadline is Friday, March 10. For more information about this scholarship opportunity, click on this link - QVCC Scholarships.