Things to Consider, Spring Break Hours, Class of 2020 Parent Meeting!

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Hello, The College Map!

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What are our students doing?

Throughout the month of March, students have finalized their course selections for next year, are researching possible majors, and are continuing their college visits!
Click HERE is a great College Visit Checklist you can use during your visit:

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Summer is Coming!

Many students go to summer camp; take it a step further with a meaningful opportunity on a college campus! Many deadlines are quickly approaching, so don't delay.

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Spring break

The College Map office will be closed during Seminole County and Orange County Public School spring break calendar dates. March 16th - 24th. We wish all of our students a wonderful spring break with their families. Please send us some pictures of your college visits. We'd love to share them on our College Map Facebook page.

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Test prep students, please register today for the next mock test, April 6th. On Sunday, April 28th from 2:30-4:30 p.m., our test prep team will hold office hours at The College Map to answer any questions you have on the April 6th mock test.

Test prep students, please note that our cell phone policy during live test prep classes is in full effect. Student cell phones will be collected before the beginning of each class and safely held in a basket until a break time and after class. Students are not permitted to use their cell phones as calculators during a live math session as cell phones are not permitted during an actual ACT our SAT test. We ask that students bring to a math class the calculator that they will be using in a real test environment.

Test prep students, you must be registered through Acuity to attend any live class or a mock test. If you attempt to register for a test and you find that the class is "full," please email Julie Mitchell at juliemitchell@thecollegemap.com to inquire about adding you to the class roster. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Clas of 2020

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RISING SENIOR PARENT MEETING !! Thursday, April 4th at 6pm

We encourage all parents to attend this very informative meeting regarding summer and college application season. If you cannot attend, please let your counselor know.

JUNIORS/CLASS OF 2020 ESSAY WORKSHOP & SENIOR BOOT CAMPS DATES!

Writing workshops will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 and Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.until Noon. Students in the class of 2020 must attend one of these two workshops. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly.

Senior Boot Camps for the class of 2020 will be held for two weeks and we also ask that you plan your summer calendar with this in mind and attend all three days of at atleast one of the following weeks:

July 23, 24 & 25 and July 30, 31 & August 1st.

All dates will be 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Please be sure you continue to check your portals regarding acceptances for summer or fall admissions. There are next steps to be working on in the process: enrollment deposits (by May 1st), housing decisions and deposits, and financial aid award letters.

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Seniors,

Please communicate with the schools you have decided NOT to attend - a simple email stating that you appreciate their admission offer, but that you have decided to attend elsewhere. You may decide to let them know where you will be going - it is up to you. Some schools have an option inside your check status application portal to decline. Please choose that option. If they do not, please send an email to their admissions office. Here’s an example:

Thank you for your offer of admission to ABC University. After carefully considering my options, I have decided that XYZ University is the best fit for me. I appreciate your consideration.

Sincerely,

Your Name

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Test prep students, when you are registering for live classes utilizing our Acuity online scheduler, please make sure that you are signing up for the correct class based on your strength test. You should be signing up for either ACT or SAT classes, not the other and not both. This confusion is causing classes to fill up in error. Also, please do not sign up more than once for each individual class as this is also causing classes to fill up in error. We truly appreciate your CAREFUL attention to this matter.


Please sign up at our Acuity Scheduler website!
See below for our new 2019 calendars.

Please register for the ACT at act.org OR SAT at collegeboard.org. Please note there are early registration deadline dates. You can register after the deadline date but a late fee will be required.

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Online Test Prep Calendar
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College Visits 101

When should I start college visits? Students should begin taking official college visits as early as their freshman year and should not wait until their very busy junior year when it is harder to miss school. In addition, you definitely should not wait to tour schools your senior year.

College visits are important in developing a balanced college list prior to application season. Students need to know whether each school on their application list is a school where they could see themselves.

Will this college be a good fit for me? Do the students on this campus hold my same values? Will I be able to find my people? Does this school offer majors I am interested in? Does this school offer a study abroad program? How large are the classes? Will I be a name or a number? How available are my professors and will my classes be taught by professors?

If you are in high school you should be doing college visits NOW to help answer questions like these.

Please schedule an appointment with your college planning counselor to help prepare for your visits and answer any questions you have.

Don’t delay, schedule your visits today!

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Bright Futures

Students must submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) in order to be considered for State Scholarship & Grant Programs. Seniors, please Create a Student Account. After logging into your account, you may proceed to complete the FFAA.

The Bright Futures link can answer all of your questions:

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There are many good scholarship search tools/engines on the internet. Their primary function is to assist you in finding scholarships that match the eligibility criteria you enter for GPA, gender, residency, ethnicity/heritage, religion and area of study, hobbies, interests — some of the most common criteria used. The College Map team recommends the following search engines:

Scholarships.com

FastWeb

Big Future

Unigo

SallieMae

Please make sure to "click" or fill out as much information as possible. Once you've entered your information into the database, the search engine will generate a list of all current scholarships you qualify for. We recommend sorting that list by due date.

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Website Password

Our private "Your Path" page contains details for upcoming deadlines, events, and important announcements. We encourage you to check it regularly! The password is case-sensitive:
prepare@TCM2018

Test Prep Schedules

Be sure to register for your spring test prep classes, available on the Your Path page and the Acuity Scheduler. Registration is mandatory; walk-ins may not be able to be accommodated.

Suggestions?

Is there something you'd like to see in our newsletter? An event you'd like us to host? A friend you'd like to refer? Let us know by simply replying to this message.

Kind regards,

Your Team at The College Map

 
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