Guidance and Counseling Office Announcements
SUNY Financial Aid Days
Once again, SUNY is offering two Financial Aid Days to assist students and their families in applying for financial aid and completing the FAFSA. This year, the dates are October 14 and November 18. These workshops are free of charge and open to all prospective college students and their families.
Students can register at one of the 47 locations throughout New York State by going online at www.suny.edu/studentevents or by calling 1.800.342.3811.
Please see the Guidance calendar for upcoming college representatives that will be visiting the school this Fall.
Streams to Success
The Rome Air Force Research (AFRL) Federal Women's Program announces a one-day job pairing for young women, grade 6-12, with AFRL professional women. The date of the job pairing will be Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Transportation must be provided by the parent. Interested students may pick up a copy of the application in the Guidance and Counseling office and return it to the person indicated on the form no later than February 2, 2018. Please note that this application includes a short, 500-word essay.
Service Academy Night
United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will hold her Service Academy Night on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Onondoga Community College Storer Auditorium. This event is an opportunity to learn about the unique academic and career opportunities offered through our nation's service academies. A panel of Academy and ROTC representatives will provide an overview of the admissions process, daily life of a cadet/mishipman, and various paths to officership. Representatives will be available for questions. Please RSVP to Avery Cambridge at Avery_Cambridge@gillibrand.senate.gov or 315-448-0470.
College Fairs are a great opportunity to gather information on colleges and to meet with representatives.
Mohawk Valley Counseling Association College Night
MVCA is holding its 41st Annual College Night on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 in the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Wildcat Field House. Over 100 college representatives will be available to answer questions about their college or university as well as the college planning process in general. In addition, the following workshops will be held:
Financial Aid: 7:00-7:30 and 7:30-8:00
Disability Services: 7:00-7:30
Visit www.mvcounselingassociation.org for more information
Rome Free Academy College Night
Rome Free Academy's Guidance Counselors are sponsoring the 56th Annual College Night on October 11th from 6:30 to 8:00. The event will take place at 95 Dart Circle in Rome, NY on the Griffiss Business and Technology Park. We are expecting around 100 representatives from 2 year and 4 year schools, with various military branches also in attendance. There will be SUNY colleges, community colleges, and private universities represented. This is an excellent opportunity for students to make contact with colleges and gain valuable information.
College night is open to ALL high school students and their families, from Rome and ANY SURROUNDING areas. There is no charge for attendance. The Mohawk Valley Counseling Association will be hosting a similar event the previous evening
The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8:00 am at New York Mills Jr./Sr. High School. Students will take a bus to Beekman Gym after morning announcements.
Why take the PSAT?
The PSAT is a great way to prepare for and practice taking the SAT. Juniors may also qualify for scholarship programs based on their scores. Taking the test will also connect students to colleges and universities and assess skill levels and readiness for college and career.
How Do I Register?
Registration will take place in the Guidance and Counseling Office until October 4th. All juniors are guaranteed an exam until October 2nd, at which time sophomores may also register and exams will then be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the exam is $16 and can be paid either by cash or a check made out to New York Mills Jr/Sr High School. Students who receive free or reduced lunch may also be eligible for a fee waiver for the exam. Please see Mrs. Ellis for details.
How Do I Prepare?
Students will receive the Students Guide to the PSAT/NMSQT upon registering for the exam. The booklet also contains important testing information including what is needed on test day, how is the exam scored and how to obtain scores.
Radiation Therapy Career Awareness Day at SUNY Upstate
Sept. 28 and Nov. 2, 2017, 6:00 to 7:30 pm (Participants attend one day) This event gives participants the opportunity to learn about a career in Radiation Therapy with an overview of the profession, a tour of a department to see the equipment used by therapists, to meet Radiation Therapists and therapy students, learn how to gain admission to a Radiation Therapy program and an opportunity to ask questions. This is not a shadowing event. Space is limited to 36 persons per event. To register for the Sept. 28th event, please go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090A4EAAAF2DA1FC1-radiation Registration for the Nov. 2 event will be available around Oct. 2.
Parents/Guardians are not required for any participants. If a participant wants to bring a family member, it must be limited to one person, as space is limited for these events. If someone will accompany the participant, that person needs to sign up as well. At the event, they will need to stand near the back to allow participants to see well.
There is no fee to attend this event. We're also hosting Open Houses this fall and spring for students who want to learn more about our degree programs, see our campus, learn about admissions and meet our faculty and students. http://www.upstate.edu/prospective/events/openhouse.php
College Connection is a scholarship program in which qualified seniors may take approved courses on a part-time basis at MVCC. Students must have a GPA of 80 or higher, take the MVCC Placement test and socre into credit bearing coursework, and have approval by the school. Cost for the program is approximately $55 plus books and lab feees, if applicable. The registration deadline for summer coursework is May 19 and the deadline for fall coursework is June 30th. Please keep in mind that the placement test must be completed and appropriate paperwork must be submitted prior to registering for classes, so interested students must plan ahead. The College Connection brochure and registration procedure are inlcuded below. Interested students must contact Mrs. Ellis for paperwork and approval.
SAT and SAT Subject Test and Registration Dates
2017-18 test and registration dates are posted in the link to the left. Please note that an August administration date has been added.
College Credits for Dual Enrollment
Seniors - College credits earned through dual enrollment with any college or university or earned any other way whiile in high school will not appear on your high school transcript, which includes only high school credits. If you want your intended college to be informed of any college credits earned, you must contact the college through which the credits were earned and request that they send a transcript to your intended college. MVCC transcripts can be requested at www.mvcc.edu/registrar/transcripts.