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SENIOR MEETINGS

Counselors will be hosting senior meetings during September and October. We will set appointments for you during the school day, but if you would like to meet at a specific time, or would like to invite more people to join for this meeting, please contact Mrs. Simpson in the counseling office so we can set up a time that works for everyone.

We will be going over graduation requirements, post-high school plans, as well as any questions you have about senior year! This meeting will also count toward your “High School and Beyond Plan,” which is your final graduation requirement.

 

 

COLLEGE & CAREER RESOURCES

Senior Timeline / Resources PDF Link

Autobiographical Sketch for Letters of Recommendation

 

COLLEGE / CAREER SEARCH – Take an interest inventory to discover careers that match your interests and skills.

□   WOIS College and Career Planning: www.wois.org (See your counselor for Site ID)

□   Big Future: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org

□   My Next Move: www.mynextmove.org

□   Ready Set Grad: www.readysetgrad.org

JOB SEARCH

□ Work Source – https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx

APPRENTICESHIPS

http://www.lni.wa.gov/tradeslicensing/apprenticeship/

MILITARYwww.military.com

□   Study for the ASVAB – Studying can increase your score on the ASVAB and increase your options as you enter the military – www.March2Success.org.

COLLEGE FAIRS

□   Bellingham School District – October 4, 2018 at Squalicum High School

□   National College Fair in Seattle – November 2 & 3, 2018. www.nacacfairs.org

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS – check registration and test dates

□   SAT – https://sat.collegeboard.org

□   ACT – www.actstudent.org

FINANCIAL AID – Submit your FAFSA application as soon as possible after October 1st.

□   Check the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to see if your college uses this financial aid application – begin October 1st.

□   Attend the Financial Aid night hosted by Bellingham School District on October 21st at Squalicum High School 1PM-4PM.

□   Go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm to obtain a FSA ID for you and one of your parents – you will need your Social Security Numbers.

□   Go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and complete 2019-2020 application.

o   The Priority Deadline for the FAFSA application—varies by institution.  Try to complete by November 1st.

o   “College Bound Scholarship” students MUST meet Priority Deadline to be eligible.

SCHOLARSHIPS

□   Washington scholarships: www.thewashboard.org.

□   Dollars for Scholars offers local scholarships: www.whatcom.dollarsforscholars.org.

□   SHS Career Center – the Scholarship Bulletin is updated regularly.

COLLEGE ATHLETICS

□   NCAA Eligibility Center – www.ncaa.org – you must register if playing college sports.