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Class of 2021

Check out these college & career planing videos on important topics by Ms. Velhagen!

There's a lot to stay on top of senior year when planning for what's next after high school! Here are some frequently asked questions/popular topics:

HOW DO I SEND MY OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT TO COLLEGES OR SCHOLARSHIP AGENCIES?: Your official transcript is an important part of your college application.  Many colleges partner with Parchment, a website our Registrar uses to send out transcripts. When you have decided what college(s) you're applying to, go to Parchment, create a free account, and order your official transcript sent to the college(s). (It may seem that you'll be charged money, but you won't.) 

EXCEPTIONS TO USING PARCHMENT: If you're applying to out-of-state colleges that use Common ApplicationCoalition Application or other specialized applications, Ms. Velhagen or your counselor (whoever you are working with on your recommendation) will upload your transcript, so DON'T request it from Parchment in this case.

NEED AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT? You can now print your unofficial transcript from the Course History tab in ParentVUE and StudentVUE. If your GPA and class rank are not available in this format, you can email Counseling Secretary Pat Bianco for a copy: patricia.bianco@aps.edu.

HOW DO I RESEARCH COLLEGES? Check out some of the helpful search engines and the College Resources page.

WHAT IS THE FAFSA AND HOW CAN IT HELP ME FIND MONEY FOR COLLEGE?  Info here! PUT OCTOBER 1, 2020 ON YOUR CALENDAR; THAT'S WHEN THE FAFSA OPENS FOR YOU! For now, apply for the required FSA IDs (one for you & one for one parent/guardian) so you'll be ready to log in and submit your FAFSA on 10/1: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

HOW DO I FIND SCHOLARSHIPS? Check out this scholarship list compiled by APS, and look up scholarships & sign up for scholarship search engines listed on our Scholarships page.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS RE: ACT & SAT HERE!

Senior reminders & timeline

Stay on top of this timeline your senior year and check out these important tips and resources for college, career, testing, financial aid/scholarships and more! SENIOR REMINDERS & TIMELINE

YOU SCIENCE: Seniors will have the opportunity to take this excellent career assessment in the 2020-21 school year:  

https://www.youscience.com/ 

Information coming soon!

SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS

SENIORS & PARENTS: Sign up for important info and announcements via Remind texts:

  • Last names A - F: text @2021A-F to 81010
  • Last names G - M: text @2021G-M to 81010 
  • Last names N - S: text @2021N-S to 81010
  • Last names T - Z: text @2021T-Z to 81010