Nov 1

College Counseling News – November 1

Upcoming College Counseling Events

November 7, 2018 – Service Academy Day
3:30 p.m. in the LGI

The following representatives will be attending:

  • Teresa Petree – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s office
  • Kevin Sulc – Congresswoman Susan Brooks’ office
  • Bill Rivera – US Naval Academy
  • Lucas Phillips – U.S. Senator Todd Young’s office
  • Scott Zigmond – West Point

Colleges and Universities Visiting Brebeuf Jesuit

The following schools will be visiting Brebeuf Jesuit next week.

Texas Christian University Jill Sangl Monday, November 5, 2018 11:10 a.m.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Max Gorton Monday, November 5, 2018 1:35 p.m.
Franklin College of Indiana Tara Evans Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12:50 p.m.

Pre-ACT for All Sophomores – Friday, November 16

All members of the sophomore class will take the PreACT on Friday, November 16. Students should arrive by 7:45 a.m. All students will return to class for Period 6. Students with extended time test accommodations at Brebeuf will take the PreACT with extended time and should bring a sack lunch from home in case the timing does not allow time for lunch before Period 6.

The PreACT simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects: English, math, reading, and science. Results predict future success on the ACT, and in addition to the PSAT, will familiarize sophomores with the standardized tests used in college admissions. Sophomore PreACT and PSAT scores are never reported to colleges. They may help students to identify areas of strength and weakness and to begin making their plans for future testing. There will be no makeup dates for the PreACT. Contact Mrs. Jody Root, College Counselor, 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.

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.