Apr 23

College Counseling News – April 23, 2020

Instagram Live with the Academic & College Counselors

Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m.


2020 AP Exams

Updates/changes as of 4-2382020

Latest News for 2020 AP Exams

If you are registered to take AP exams this year, an email was sent to you from the College Board on April 13. If you did not receive, please make sure to include collegeboard@e.collegeboard.org as part of your approved sender list and update your cell phone number in your College Board account. If you can’t locate the email, please contact the College Board at 866-315-6068 or apstudents@info.collegeboard.org. For additional information, visit the link above and review ‘AP Exams Update from Brebeuf Jesuit’ sent to you on April 15.

Accommodation Update for 2020 AP Exams

Please read the latest update from the College Board as it pertains to testing accommodations. For those of you approved for extended time, you will automatically receive extended time on your AP Exams – an automatic timing adjustment will be in place when you login to take your exam(s). The exams will consist of free-response questions only so for each question, additional time will be added for you, and a timer will be viewable on your screen.

***Note – should you choose to forgo your approved accommodations, you must notify the College Board SSD office via email by Friday, April 24. Please review the latest UPDATE from the College Board for further instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Rhodes (SSD Coordinator) and/or Lindsay Davis (AP Coordinator).


Upcoming Events

College Essay Guy Webinar Series

Planting Seeds for Your College Application & Essays (Part 2)

April 29th, 4pm-5:00pm PT (7pm-8:00pm ET)

Register here

NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair

May 4-6, 2020, 12pm-8pm

This event will host three days of live-stream expert presentations for students and families and a concurrent virtual college fair with fully interactive booths.  Students can chat live with college admissions representatives, helping to find fit. Learn more and register here.


Online Resources from College Counseling

For updates regarding admissions, applications, SAT/ACT updates, wellness, etc., see this live document. Our team is regularly updating as information is made available.

Did you miss our Instagram Live session from April 7th? Click here to see notes from the event.


Update for Seniors – Enrollment Deadlines by College

Many colleges are extending their enrollment deadline from May 1 to June 1, in light of the current global pandemic. The National Association for College Admission Counseling has an excellent link that lists schools who have made this change. That link can be found here. However, It is important to follow the guidance sent out from each individual school. Click here for more Q&A.


From the College Counseling Team – What We are Reading/Listening to this Week:

Mrs. Davis – NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response FAQs

Ms. Shank – What Do Rankings Really Mean? Podcast Episode from the National Association for College Admission Counseling

Mrs. Easterday — The focus of this week’s College Counseling Sophomore Seminar is on the topic of students and parents having the “Money Talk” on college affordability, roles in the college investment and discussing the financial realities students and families contend with.  Another episode from the National Association for College Admission Counseling podcast:Episode 8 : “How Families Can Talk About Paying for College”


Summer Opportunities – Program Updates due to COVID 19

For additional Summer Opportunities, please see this document. Opportunities will be added as the College Counseling Office receives them. 


Scholarship Announcements

The A.G. Terry Schafer Memorial Citizenship Award – Due April. 15

A $1,500.00 A.G. Terry Shaffer Memorial Citizenship Award is presented annually by the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Indianapolis to a Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School senior student who best demonstrates good school, family and community citizenship. Terry Shaffer devoted much of his life to service as a member of the Kiwanis family. He was active in all levels of the organization, as a leader in both the Pennsylvania and Indiana districts and, from 1969 to 2004, as a member of the Kiwanis International staff. But Terry was most passionate about his Kiwanis involvement at the local level. A native of Sudbury, Pennsylvania, he was a member and treasurer of the Sunbury High School Key Club. He served as both president and secretary of three Kiwanis clubs, including Northwest Indianapolis. More information about the scholarship can be found here. The application can be found here.


Equity and Inclusion Announcements

UNCF was founded in 1944 to help more African American students attend and graduate from college. Annually, UNCF awards more than 10,000 scholarships. To learn more about scholarships, internships, and other opportunities, go to this link: UNCF.

For more than three decades the Congressional Black Caucus FoundationCBCF has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students demonstrating leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic accomplishment. Programs support current and upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines. To learn more and to apply for scholarships, please go to CBCF Scholarships.

Purdue University’s Business Opportunity Program’s (BOP) Future Scholars Camp seeks to bring top students from historically underrepresented minority groups to Purdue’s campus for one week in July (July 12-18, 2020). Students attend workshops taught by Krannert faculty and corporate partners, team up with other students to use critical thinking skills for a competitive case competition, experience life at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, and receive inside information about Purdue’s admission process and financial aid opportunities. The BOP Future Scholars Summer Camp targets students who are rising high school seniors and have at least a 3.3/4.0 unweighted GPA. To learn more and to apply by the May 1 deadline, go to BOP Future Scholars Camp.

Purdue University’s Business Opportunity Program’s (BOP) Future Scholars Camp seeks to bring top students from historically underrepresented minority groups to Purdue’s campus for one week in July (July 12-18, 2020). Students attend workshops taught by Krannert faculty and corporate partners, team up with other students to use critical thinking skills for a competitive case competition, experience life at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, and receive inside information about Purdue’s admission process and financial aid opportunities. The BOP Future Scholars Summer Camp targets students who are rising high school seniors and have at least a 3.3/4.0 unweighted GPA. To learn more and to apply by the May 1 deadline, go to BOP Future Scholars Camp.

Many colleges and universities across the country offer free fly-ins to high-achieving, underrepresented students who might not otherwise be able to visit their campuses. Most of these programs require students to submit an application to participate. Please find a list of college fly-ins at this link:  College Fly-ins and Diversity Programs

The Indiana Latino Institute (ILI) is committed to increasing the number of Latino high school and college graduates in Indiana. Education-focused programming such as college coaching and college preparation workshops, along with internship and scholarship opportunities, can be found at this link: Indiana Latino Institute – EDUCATION.

Scholarships for minority students vary in their criteria and are not limited to race or ethnicity. Some examples include scholarships for African American students, Native American students, Hispanic and Latino students, Asian and Pacific Islander students, LGBTQ students, in some instances, women, and so forth. Please go to the following link Here to find scholarship opportunities for minority students.

Students interested in other Scholarships for Jewish Students can find information about many opportunities Here.

Students interested in Scholarships for Muslim Students can find information about opportunities Here.

Questions about Equity and Inclusion announcements? Contact Beth Newman at bnewman@brebeuf.org.