Nov 8

College Counseling News – November 8

Colleges and Universities Visiting Brebeuf Jesuit

The following schools will be visiting Brebeuf Jesuit next week.

University of Colorado at Boulder Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:50 p.m.

Pre-ACT for All Sophomores – Friday, November 16

All members of the sophomore class will take the PreACT on the morning of Friday, November 16 (Day 1). All students should be in place for the morning prayer, with testing to begin directly thereafter. Standard time testing will take place in the Efroymson Auditorium, and students with extended time test accommodations will test in the France Stone Room.

Standard time testing will be completed by 11:45. Students in this group who have a Period 6 break will be expected to go to class for Period 5. Students who have missed their break will be dismissed directly to the cafeteria for lunch and will resume their regular class schedule at 12:50 for Period 6, along with extended time testers, who should bring a sack lunch if they do not have a scheduled break for lunch in Period 6. There will be no makeup dates for the PreACT. Contact Jody Root with questions.

College Board Accommodations for 2019 AP Exams (May 6-10 and May 13-17)

Attention students taking AP classes/exams this year!

If you would like to receive accommodations, such as extended time, on your AP exams this year, please know that the deadline for submitting requests for testing accommodations is February 22, 2019. To ensure the process of applying, and getting approved is completed in a timely fashion, please contact your Academic Counselor ASAP.

***Note – it is important to understand that receiving accommodations at Brebeuf does not ensure that the College Board will approve accommodations for AP exams.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Lindsay Davis or our SSD Coordinator, Ms. Christina Rhodes.

Lindsay Davis – ldavis@brebeuf.org

Christina Rhodes – crhodes@brebeuf.org

Scholarships and Financial Aid Announcements

With the college application season in full swing, Brebeuf’s College Counseling Department would like to share some important information with you.

See below for two helpful documents. The first includes details and links for the various components you will need to use in applying for need-based and merit aid; the second document highlights several major scholarships and their selection criteria and application deadlines, with links to their individual websites for more information.

Applying for need-based and merit aid.

Scholarships with upcoming deadlines.

This Tutorial by Ethan Sawyer,”The College Essay Guy” who worked with our seniors in August, is one of the best resources we’ve found. It comes with an excellent database and links to many helpful tools and information to demystify the search for financial aid and merit scholarships. We recommend that you listen to the audio recording and take advantage of the links below it to educate yourselves about this somewhat complicated piece of the college process.

As always, we are here to assist you as your search and selection come into focus.

Inclusion and Diversity Announcements

Some scholarship opportunities are specifically available to minority students. Some of these opportunities can be found at the following links:  Hispanic Scholarship Fund: https://www.hsf.net/, United Negro College Fund (UNCF): https://www.uncf.org/, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: https://www.jackierobinson.org/our-programs/scholarship-program.

Please plan to attend the upcoming HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) College Fair at North Central High School on Thursday, November 15 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  HBCUs are responsible for 85% of black doctors, 80% of black federal judges, 75% of black military officers, 75% of black veterinarians, and 75% of black PhDs.

Indiana University’s diversity resources are extensive. Please find information about opportunities to enhance your IU experience, including scholarships, at this link: https://admissions.indiana.edu/life/diversity/opportunities.html.

Many colleges and universities offer free Diversity Fly-In Programs in the fall semester to top underrepresented, first generation, and/or diverse students. Attending one of these programs can demonstrate strong interest in an institution and potentially help one’s chances of being admitted. For more information about these upcoming opportunities, please follow this link:  http://getmetocollege.org/what-colleges-look-for/2018-fall-diversity-visit-programs.