MCS Guidance Office

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Greetings

Welcome to the Guidance office

Mrs. Sarah Belile, School Counselor
Ms. Renee Breault, School Counselor Intern, St. Boneventure
Mrs. Karen Rowe-Hitchman, Guidance Secretary
 




Senior Interviews


Senior parents are encouraged to attend their child's senior interview during the month of September. During this meeting, we will discuss your child's transcript, GPA, high school credits, and talk about plans for after graduation.  We will look at the college admissions & financial aid process, along with exploring career paths.  I look forward in working with you and your senior on this amazing milestone!

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Upcoming SAT/ACT Exam Links

Upcoming SAT/ACT Exam Links 

Attention Juniors: Signing up for the SAT

  1. www.collegeboard.org
  2. Sign up for an account. (If you took the PSAT’s in 10th grade, you will have to use that same username and password)
  3. Create a username and password; make sure to write it down, as you will need it later.
  4. Register for the Saturday: October 3rd, November 7th, or December 5th exam at OFA.
  5. Please note:  registration for this exam has to be completed by September 4th the October SAT exam and October 7th for the November & December exams.
  6. If you receive a free/reduced lunch, please see Mrs. Belile to see if you qualify for a free SAT voucher.
  7. Upload a picture to your account and print your admissions ticket.
  8. You will have to bring this printed admissions ticket with you to the test along with ID and other things stated on the ticket. Failure to bring all that is listed will result in not being able to sit for the test.
  9. If you need help registering, please see Mrs. Belile.
  10. Lastly, study. A student guide book is included and will give you great insight on what the SAT will look like.  

FAFSA


Beginning October 1st the FAFSA application can be completed. 

SUNY Canton will discuss information about Financial Aid via Zoom on the following selected dates & times:

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 6:30-8:00pm
Wednesday, October 21st 6:30-8:00pm
 

*You will receive confirmation and the meeting zoom link after registration. 
Please pre-register at the following web address:
tiny.cc/sllfa

What will be discussed:
  • What is financial aid
  • Cost of attendance (COA)
  • Expected family contribution (EFC)
  • Financial need
  • Categories, types, and sources of financial aid
  • Free application for FAFSA
  • Special Circumstances

The FAFSA is the Free Application Federal Student Aid. All students planning to attend college must complete the FAFSA. 









PSAT


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The PSAT will be on October14th, 2020
This is open to all 10th grade students.
The cost per students is $17.00, checks made out to MCS.
Please see Mrs. Belile for more information.






College Applications




A High School Senior's Guide to Applying to College | The University Network

There are two applications students can complete while applying for college, the Common Application and SUNY.edu Application

Students who are applying to state and private schools can fill out the Common Application - $50 application fee PER COLLEGE

Students who are applying to State schools ONLY will fill out the SUNY Application -$50 application fee PER COLLEGE

ALL students who are applying to community colleges will complete applications found on the specific college's website. Community Colleges applications are FREE.

Students who receive free/reduced lunch are eligible for application fee waivers. 

For More information regarding college applications, please see Mrs. Belile.
Our School CEEB code: 333235






Virtual College Visits


Virtual College Visits
MCS CEEB Code: 333235

 

Rochester Institute of Technology:  October 6-28

Tuesday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, October 9 at 11:00 a.m.

Friday, October 16 at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m.

Register

 

SUNY Oneonta: October 19th

Thank you for scheduling me for a virtual high school visit via Zoom on Friday Oct. 19th at 11:30AM. Here is a registration link to share with students and parents to register in advance:

https://apply.oneonta.edu/register/MorristownVisit2020

St. Lawrence University:  October 19th
at 11:45am.

Registration link for students: https://apply.stlawu.edu/register/?id=1039e03b-8d22-4a0e-9344-5dd3c21a5a12

Direct link for staff: https://stlawu.zoom.us/j/98541354041?pwd=bFBMcXBvK2Zva0pLY2srcGNuekZqQT09

 

Niagara County Community College:  October 21-24

Niagara County Community College would like to invite you and your students to visit us for one or all of our Virtual Open House Events. We will have a live Admissions session, Financial Aid session and Program Coordinators available to answer questions.


Sanborn Campus Virtual Open House will be held on
Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.


Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Virtual Open House will be held on

Wednesday, October 21st from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
or Saturday, October 24th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

To register for a Virtual Open House, please go to Virtual Open House Registration.
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Selective Service Memo


An important announcement for all 17 and 18 year old men.
 

We want you to remember that when you turn 18, it is the law that you register with Selective Service. You must register within 30 days of your 18th birthday. The Selective Service now accepts early submission of registration information by 17-year-old men.  Men can now submit information at age 17 years and 3 months old, and be automatically registered when they turn 18.

It is your civic responsibility to register with Selective Service.  By registering, you remain eligible for student loans and grants, job training, government jobs, and driver’s licenses in most states.
 

For more information or go to www.sss.gov.

 

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