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College Planning Information
All students will be creating a SCOIR account to use throughout their time at Dock. This is an online college and career planning system designed to streamline the college search and application process. In addition, students will use SCOIR to take a career assessment during their Sophomore or Junior year, which will be a helpful tool in considering possible career choices.
College preparation begins with your high school schedule. The first step on the road to college begins with the courses students take in high school. The first thing colleges look at is the high school transcript. It is an important document in the admissions and scholarship process. Schools look for four years of solid course work in a basic curriculum. Although standardized tests are important in the application process, the high school transcript measures a student’s ability and motivation over four years. Registration for next year’s classes has already begun. It’s important to review your schedule when you receive it in the spring and contact the Guidance Office if you have any questions.
What do admissions officers look for in a transcript?
Generally, admissions counselors are looking to evaluate:
Grades: Are they on an upward trend?
High School: What are its academic qualities?
G.P.A.: Cumulative Grade Point Average and Current Grade Point Average
Test Scores: SAT, ACT, SAT Subject test. How does the student compare to students from other schools?
Senior Year: Is the student taking challenging academic curriculum and being successful?
Junior year: College visits and planning
Students should have several colleges selected from information they have researched. Now it is time to prepare for campus visits. Selecting a college takes research. It begins with college guidebooks and publications, computer resources, people resources, college fairs and open houses, and campus visits. Many colleges offer virtual tours and visits. It is important to keep records on each college for future reference. SCOIR is a great place to keep track of the colleges you are researching.
Below are Internet resources for you to explore:
College Board: www.collegeboard.com
Campus tours: www.campustours.com
College-bound athletes: https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/
Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
Work Study Program
Juniors interested in career study or work study for the 2021-22 school year, please contact Mrs. Leaman to discuss the process and fill out the application. This course selection comes with school requirements as well as employer expectations. The application needs to be on file before the end of May, and regular timecards and employer evaluations will be expected throughout the semester. If you have questions pertaining to this class, please contact the Guidance Office.
The SAT should be taken by college-bound students in the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. The easiest way to register for the SAT is online at www.collegeboard.com. Students should set up an account with College Board. This will give them access to many tools that are available to support SAT preparation and the college search. There are also helps for parents. This is a recommended site for college-bound students and their parents.
SAT testing dates and registration deadlines are as follows:
Test Date Registration Deadline
May 8, 2021 April 8, 2021
June 5, 2021 May 6, 2021
Students with Learning Disabilities that would like to request SAT or ACT accommodations, please contact your counselor to review the process.
Spring 2021 College Fairs
Southeastern Pennsylvania Christian College Fair
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Coventry Christian School, 699 North Pleasantville Road, Pottstown, PA 19464
Virtual Christian College Fairs
Register for dozens of virtual fairs and pre-recorded college webinars, such as Tips on paying for College
NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) Virtual College Fairs
Drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges.
PACAC (Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling) Virtual College Fairs
PACAC partners with StriveScan to create a unique opportunity for students to experience a wide range of colleges in a lively and safe environment.
Mennonite College 2021 Spring Open Houses
Bethel College www.bethelks.edu
April 9, 2021 – Junior Visit Day
Bluffton College www.bluffton.edu
April 24, 2021 – Junior Visit Day
Eastern Mennonite University www.emu.edu
March 27, 2021 - Campus Open House
Goshen College www.goshen.edu
March 26, 2021 – Explore Goshen Day
Hesston College www.hesston.edu
Take a Virtual Campus Tour or call for an appointment.
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