ATTENTION:In order for test scores to arrive on time to meet the UofI-UC's early action deadline, they need to be requested by October 5th. Any test scores sent after October 5 won't make it in time to be considered. Note, though, that students can send UIUC updated test scores before the decision release date as long as it's in time to match the scores to their file. The Early Application deadline is 11:59pm November 1.COMMON APPLICATION TIPS
The 2016-2017 Common Application will launch on August 1. For those of you eager to get started, here are four key pieces of information to help you begin. And for those of you who aren’t quite ready to give up on summer, don’t worry. These tips will be just as useful in September.
1. You need to create a new account. To prepare for the new year, we have removed all accounts created before August 1, 2016. If you try to sign in with last year’s username and password, you’ll see an error message.
2. Talk to your counselor and parents (and maybe a college admission officer) before you sign the FERPA Release Authorization. You have the right to access your letters of recommendation after you enroll in college, assuming the college saves those forms. In the “Recommenders and FERPA” section of the application, you’ll be asked if you wish to waive that right. You’re free to respond as you choose, but you need to know that there may be implications to the choice you make. (We explain this in more detail in the application.) For that reason, please make sure you talk to someone — a counselor or parent – who can help you understand your choice before you make it.
3. Check your application for accuracy before submitting. When it comes time to submit your applications–and for many of you that will be months away–make sure everything on it looks right. Yes, that means proofreading, but it also means checking that your responses appear exactly as they should. If something looks amiss, we want you to tell us so we can help you fix the problem before you send the application. Keep in mind that you can print preview each section as you work through the questions.
4. Add <firstname.lastname@example.org> to your address book or contact list. We know you’ll have questions, and we are here to answer them. Help us make sure our responses don’t end up in your SPAM or Junk folder by adding our support email address to your contact list.
We’ll have more tips for you as the year goes on, but these will get you started on the right foot. Remember, we’re always ready to help you. If you experience a problem or have a question, let us know by going to the Applicant Help Center and using the FAQs or clicking the Ask a Question tab on the Common Application website.
DUNHAM QUICK PATH SCHOLARSHIP: Seniors: Interested in majoring in business? Interested in attending a school close to home? The Dunham Fund Quick Path program may be a great fit fo you. Whether students are still deciding what to do next year or have already decided on Waubonsee, this program will allow them to complete their Associate Degree in just one year. Plus, thanks to the Dunham Fund, the students will be able to come tuition free, along with books, lunches every day, a computer, and a stipend to help alleviate outside expenses. This is an incredible opportunity that students should not miss out on!
To be eligible, students must:
1) place into College level course work through qualifying ACT scores (21 reading, 22 math, 18 English) or taking the Compass placement tests.
2) Be committed to completing this rigorous program in just 1 year
3) Live within the Dunham Fund service area, bounded on the north by route 38, south by route 34, east by route 59, and west by route 47.
The Associate Degree has a focus in business, including course work in accounting, economics, business, and ethics, along with all of the required general education credits. Therefore this degree is very beneficial for students looking to major in business, but also gives many transferrable skills to other disciplines.
The FAFSA is encouraged but not required for the program.
The deadline has been extended to June 1st. Applications can be found at www.waubonsee.edu/quickpath.Questions about College?
Visit the link below for an overview of the college admission process: http://www.nacacnet.org/research/PublicationsResources/Marketplace/Documents/GCAP2011_Web.pdf
Planning to attend Waubonsee Community College (WCC)?
You should fill out the Waubonsee New Student Information Form soon. You can complete this from home online or in the college center at OEHS. If you want to apply for financial aid through the college, you will need your Xnumber, which you will receive only after completing the information form. You also need your Xnumber to take your placement tests before registering for classes at WCC.
It is time now to apply for the many available scholarships. Most require a letter of recommendation. Ask your teachers for these soon. Check out the requirements for each scholarship at this website. Applications are due in February. You must be registered at Waubonsee to apply for scholarships. If you have any questions see Mrs. Weber in the college center.
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
Since 1994, the MSEP has provided more affordable opportunities for students to attend out-of-state colleges and universities. The MSEP serves as the Midwest's largest multi-state tuition reciprocity program. MSEP is not a scholarship. Over 140 colleges and universities in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin have opened their doors to each other's citizens at more affordable rates. Check out the link below for a list of participating colleges and universities.