Guidance Office: October News
Mennonite College Day
Monday, October 7 is Mennonite College Day. Representatives from the Mennonite colleges will be on campus to spend the day with Dock students. Students are encouraged to stop by their tables throughout the day or during lunch to interact with the college representatives. To learn more about their schools, please check them out online or plan to visit them soon.
College E-mail addresses Websites Phone numbers
Bluffton University firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.bluffton.edu/ 1-800-488-3257
Eastern Mennonite Univ. email@example.com http://www.emu.edu/ 1-800-368-2665
Goshen College firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.goshen.edu/ 1-800-348-7422
Hesston College email@example.com http://www.hesston.edu/ 1-800-995-2757
Bethel College firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.bethelks.edu/ 1-800-522-1887
College Information Night
Dock is hosting a College Information Night on Sunday, October 6 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Rosenberger Academic Center, Room 102. Admission counselors from our Mennonite colleges will give valuable information on topics such as: the admission process, scholarship opportunities, benefits of attending a Christian school, service opportunities, and studying abroad. Following the presentation, there will be a time for you to meet individually with the representatives from Bluffton College, Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College, and Hesston College. Refreshments will be provided. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the Guidance Office at 215-362-2675, ext. 601 or email@example.com.
Over the next several months, approximately 20-25 college representatives will visit Dock. Daily announcements will inform students which schools are visiting, and a flyer is posted on the kiosk outside the Guidance Office. College representatives will have information available in the cafeteria foyer during the lunch period.
Fall College Fairs
The National Christian College Fair will be held Tuesday, October 22 from 10:30 to 12:30 at Plumstead Christian School. Juniors interested in attending the fair please sign up in the Guidance Office by Tuesday, October 15. If we get enough interest, we will be taking a sprinter to the fair. There is limited seating so those who sign up first will go. See Mrs. Leaman if you have any questions! More information about the fair is available at http://myblueprintstory.com/christian-college-fairs/ or call 888-423-2477. For more college fair options, see the list posted on the kiosk outside the Guidance Office.
Seniors and juniors are permitted three excused college visits per year. It is important to bring in a parental note before the visit. Students are expected to contact their teachers and be responsible for academic work missed while on their trip.
Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) is sponsoring a free bus visit to EMU November 14-16 for juniors and seniors. There will be opportunity to stay in the dorms, observe classes, meet professors, tour the campus, and more! Stop by the Guidance Office for more information.
Seniors: College Application Process:
It is the season for you to request your high school transcript for college. Mr. Kabakjian visited your English Class and went over the process, and now he encourages you to come and see him directly for additional support. Last year as a junior, college options were explored. Today, you should be organizing your priority list. The Guidance Office is open and looking forward to helping you in the college application process. It is important that you sign a release form for the transcript to be sent to your college choice. If you are using Common Application, contact your teachers to request letters of recommendation and to make sure you are using their correct email address. Mr. Kabakjian's email address for Common App is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juniors: Plan Your Education
While all four years in high school are important, the most pivotal year for academic and career decisions is a student's junior year. During their junior year, students take a more comprehensive look at their future beyond high school. Juniors and their parents are welcome to make an appointment to talk with Mrs. Leaman about college and career options. Listed below are several websites to think about career options.
Juniors and Sophomores: The PSAT is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16. All juniors will report to the cafeteria at 7:45 a.m. to take this exam. This is the first step in entering the scholarship programs conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Guidance will distribute the PSAT booklets when they become available.
The Guidance Office also invites sophomores to take the PSAT. However, there is a $20 fee for sophomores. Sophomores can register in the Guidance Office on or before Friday, September 27. A check needs to be made out to Dock Mennonite Academy when a student registers. Mr. Kabakjian will be visiting sophomore classes to give the students information. Sophomores do not qualify for scholarships, but it is good practice for their junior year. All students taking this exam will need two #2 pencils and an approved calculator.
Seniors: Mr. Kabakjian will be visiting senior English classes in September to go over the college application process.
Test Date Registration Deadline
October 5, 2019 September 6, 2019
November 2, 2019 October 3, 2019
December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019
March 14, 2020 February 14, 2020
May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020
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.
AP Test Registration Reminder
All students in an AP class starting before November 15th who want to take an exam will need to register online and make payment of $95 per test to the Guidance Office by October 4th. Contact Mr. Kabakjian if you have any questions.