Find out about COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS
College Rep. Schedule for Commons Area:
ACT Testing . . . (fee waivers are available for free and reduced lunch participants)
(check college or ACT websites for list of which schools REQUIRE ACT plus writing)
*At Carrollton High School
Registration Deadline......Jan. 10
Late (extra fee).................Jan.17
TEST DATE.....................Feb. 8
Registration Deadline......Feb. 28
Late (extra fee).................Mar. 13
TEST DATE.....................Apr. 4
*Registration Deadline......May 8
Late (extra fee).................May 22
TEST DATE.....................June 13 (given at CHS)
Registration Deadline......June 19
Late (extra fee).................June 26
TEST DATE.....................July 18
ACT Test Security - Photos have to be uploaded to the admission tickets. Also, NO ONE will be admitted into the test without their admission tickets and their photo ID (driver's license)
PSAT - Given to college-prep juniors who want to practice a SAT test and want to qualify for the National Merit Scholoarship Program. The test will be given on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Carrollton Public Library. There is no test fee and you can sign up in the Counseling office.
ASVAB - The ASVAB Career Exploration Program provides high-quality, career exploration and planning materials of no cost to high schools throughout the country.
-Sign up in the Counselling Office.
-Study Guides are available
Early fall is a great time to be on college campuses. Each junior and senior at CHS is given 2 college visit absences that do not count against their absences for the year. The visit has to be pre-approved with a form in the office. You can look on college websites for formally planned visitation events on campus or you can schedule your own individual day to visit.
College applcations are now available online on the college websites. Look under the admission tab. Each college has their own deadlines for collee admission, scholatships and selective majors admission. Some colleges will require an application fee to be sent along with the application, these range from $30-$65. Transcripts will also need to be sent and they can be requested in the guidance office. READ ALL of the directions for applying and make sure you have done each step to complete the process. DEADLINES ARE REAL!!
The Common Application is available for students doing several selective admission applications. Check with individual colleges or go to the common app website for a listing of member colleges. The Ohio State University uses only the common app.
NCAA Eligibility (www.eligibilitycenter.org)
Seniors need to be registered on the NCAA Eligibility website NOW. Along with answering questions on the site they will ask for your high school transcript to be sent to you and your ACT scores need to be sent directly from the ACT corporation. You can do that by going to actstudent.org and logging into your account. Click on "Send Scores", which will require a small fee to be paid.
Financial Aid consists of scholarships, grants, loans and work study. Scholarships can be found at scholarship internet search sites, college websites, and local high school guidance offices. Grants and loans are based on filing FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid) filed after Jan. 1 at fafsa.gov . Some scholarship databases include fastweb.com , finaid.org , and scholarships.com .
High School Office Information ... available scholarships in the Counseling Office are Mensa Scholarship and Horatio Scholarship.
OCIS is still available fo you to research occupations, college majors, college sort and financial aid information. Go to ocis.org and the username is "carrollton" and the password is "ohiocis03".
Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Ohio that offer online college programs. Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions. Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS. A few of the key features on the page:
- Unique list of accredited not-for-profit institutions offering online programs, sorted by affordability
- Spotlight interviews provided by many college deans with the institution's philosophy on online learning
- Direct links to the specific online departments, or e-campus, of each institution.
Anyone can access the college guide at the following location: