Thursday, September 1, 2016

Seniors Class of 2017--Meeting

A senior meeting for all seniors will be on October 6, 2016 at 6 pm in the CPAC.  Mrs. Waisner and I will share many details concerning your senior year.  Parents and Seniors are invited to attend the meeting.  We hope all of you are able to come.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

There is still time to complete your FAFSA

FAFSA is due April 1st


www.fafsa.ed.gov

  1. Students and parent/guardian apply for a FSA ID. www.fsaid.ed.gov
  2. Apply for the FAFSA  www.fafsa.ed.gov
Which one?  If going to school in the fall, 2016-2017.  If going to school in the summer, also the 2015-2016.

  1. Retrieve IRS data electronically- 2 weeks after electronically filing taxes
  2. Find college codes--Apply to the college before adding the college to the FAFSA
  3. Check Status of FAFSA
  4. Make Corrections

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Changing A+ Math Requirements for the Class of 2017 and beyond

The 2017 high school seniors who do not achieve a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I, or a higher level math, EOC must achieve one of the following standardized test scores or have a combined ACT math score and high school GPA in accordance with the following scale.

Standardized Test Score
Score
Test
17
ACT math subtest
43
COMPASS Pre-Algebra
1
COMPASS Algebra

ACT Math/High School GPA Scale
ACT Math Score

High School GPA
17
and
2.5 or greater
16
and
2.8 or greater
15
and
3.0 or greater

In addition, MDHE recommended and the CBHE approved that the COMPASS exam be discontinued as a means of establishing eligibility for the 2018 high school seniors. As a result, the 2018 seniors will not be able to establish eligibility based on a COMPASS score even if it has already been achieved.

The standardized test scores are the same scores established for the 2015 and 2016 seniors. This alternative accommodates the 2017 seniors who have already taken the COMPASS exam or will have the opportunity to take the exam before it is phased out in November 2016.

Friday, February 5, 2016

How do I decide what aid to accept loan money, and how do I accept it?

You may or may not want to keep all of the loan money offered to you.  If you have questions, please go to student aid website https://goo.gl/0A2YTO

Are you attending OTC in the summer or fall?

First--- Have you applied?  If not, go to the following link http://goo.gl/VYZ2P8
Second-- Have you completed the FAFSA?
Third-- Complete the online orientation?  http://goo.gl/wGc31t
Fourth- Request your transcripts to be sent?
Fifth-- Complete the self-guided placement http://goo.gl/pKQiQ2
Sixth--  Attend a STAR Seminar & Register for Classes http://goo.gl/W4w3ym

Seventh-Make Tuition Payment Arrangements - MyPay MyWay--Click Pending Financial Aid

What if I am selected for FAFSA verification

Realize that 1 in 3 FAFSA's are selected.  The following website will explain your next steps for FAFSA verification: https://goo.gl/9VLDYX