Mrs. Tara Nocton HS Counselor
NHS Office 103
765-847-2591 ext. 103
Mrs. Nocton, Director of School Counseling
Grades 11 & 12
Northeastern High School
CEEB CODE: 151115
High School Counselor's Info
Grades 9-12 Success Levels
GUIDELINES for Juniors, Seniors & Parents
1. College admission counselors will visit in the fall during SRT time. Please listen to announcements and/or check emails.
2. College day visitations are 2 per year and must be taken prior to May 1st. You may go on a visitation if you are passing all classes and have good attendance. Please review the policy for college day visitations in your student handbook. Fall break is a popular time to visit colleges so schedule your visit early. View checklist to the right.
3. College applications: Please complete on-line applications and submit on- line directly to the college by November 1st. This will allow you the opportunity to have your application in to the college, beating the enrollment deadline and scholarship deadline. I like to announce where you have been accepted, i.e., military, vocational, technical or 4-year college, so please let me know of your acceptance from a post-secondary institution or the military. *Fee waiver forms are located in the guidance office for 21st Century Scholars and Free-reduced families. COLLEGE GO WEEK IS SEPT. 26. Application deadlines vary college to college - IU Bloomington & Purdue have a Nov. 1 deadline.
4. TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS – read carefully – In order to have a transcript sent to a college you must first order your transcript on line. Transcripts are sent electronically. From this guidance site, find transcript request tab, located at the top left of this page, and create an account OR go directly to www.parchment.com.
5. Scholarship information is posted on the bulletin board near the LGI rm., and on this NHS guidance web site. Applications are available in the guidance office. Refer to Useful Doc. info. on the left. Scholarship sources: Financial Aid Office of the college, local organizations, parent employment and community foundations, scholarship search sites such as FASTWEB.
6. College Entrance Exams: SAT and ACT applications are available in the guidance office. Registration dates are listed on the Collegeboard.org and ACT.org websites. You will have a better chance of getting the Richmond testing site if you register early. SAT testing is at Earlham College and ACT is at IU East. The CEEB code for NHS is 151115. Refer to website to the left.
You may take either ACT or SAT as many times as you wish. *Waivers for free & reduced and 21st Century Scholars are available from Mrs. Nocton.
7. JUNIORS: PSAT practice test for the SAT will be Wednesday, Nov. 2. All sophomores and juniors will be taking PSAT. collegeboard.org/psat
8. College Fair 2016: College representatives from over 50 institutions will be present to provide information to parents and prospective students. Financial Aid information will also be given. The date of the College Fair is Sept. 13 from 6:00 to 8 p.m. and the location is Earlham College Wellness Center - Richmond. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and parents to receive information from colleges.
9. The FAFSA forms are available to seniors on-line and may be completed after TBA. It is imperative that all seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2016 submit this form by the March 10th deadline. Refer to website to the right and information provided below. ORANGE FAFSA folders will be distributed in December to each senior....keep ORANGE FAFSA folder indefinitely for easy convenience of completing the FAFSA each year student is enrolled in college.
10. Recommendations: From time to time you may need a recommendation from a counselor, principal, or teacher for a scholarship application, college application or employment. Please give them at least one-week notice, not the day before, and follow up on your request.
Financial Aid Information
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Please read carefully....
The FAFSA form is a must for students to complete to eligible for federal and/or state aid. There are three categories of federal aid: grants, work-study and loans. For information on completing the FAFSA form go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
Attention High School Seniors and Parents of Seniors!
The primary application for the majority of financial assistance is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form can be completed and submitted after January 1st and the receipt deadline is March 10. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for federal need-based aid. This application can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
It’s crucial to complete the on-line FAFSA process in full. Some families create and save the FAFSA, but fail to transmit it to the Federal Proce ssor (by accident). Having the FAFSA as a saved document by thne deadline doesn’t count- it must be received by the federal processor on or before March 10th. Make sure you click on “SUBMIT” when you finish completing the on-line FAFSA.
Some colleges and universities have a FAFSA financial aid deadline of March 1st even though the Federal Processor’s deadline is March 10th. Call your college to make sure you are meeting their required deadline.
You will need financial information from 2015 when completing your on-line FAFSA. Have these items available when you complete the application.
NEED HELP COMPLETING YOUR ON-LINE FAFSA?
Don’t worry! Help is available throughout February and March to assist you in completing your on-line FAFSA. You can attend ANY OR ALL of these “FAFSA Day” Workshops to help get your application completed and filed with the federal processor. People knowledgeable about the FAFSA will be available to give you hands-on assistance. Bring your orange folder and all necessary documents.
Contact Mrs. Nocton if you have any questions.
Wayne Co. School Is Cool!
An eligible high school senior who graduates from a participating school with perfect attendance during their senior year will receive a new car donated by Wetzel Family Auto Cruise. The winner and or parents or legal guardians may opt to receive a scholarship equal to the value of the car payable to a post secondary educational institution for their student’s continuing education. Seniors must be in good standing to graduate, passed both ECAs by Dec., have a 2.0 and perfect attendance to each class. The winner of this award will be randomly selected from among eligible high school graduates with perfect attendance at participating schools.