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News from your MMU Counselors:
Happy spring! Our spring teams can be seen practicing outside, seniors are getting decisions from colleges; students have planned their programs for next year and as hard as it is to believe we only have one quarter left in the school year! Counselors spend this season working hard to help students finish strong while at the same time looking ahead to next fall. As always, please reach out to us if there is anything that we can help with.
Seniors: Many students have already shared the good, not so good and indecisive decisions that they have received from the colleges to which they have applied. If you haven’t, please do (we love to hear) and also take a minute to update the application outcomes in Naviance. We thought that we would share this recent article from the NY Times, which offers some sage advice on what should and shouldn’t happen next. Check it out: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/tip-sheet-what-to-do-after-your-admission-decision-arrives/?emc=eta1 We also hope that all seniors are checking out the scholarship opportunities available to them. There are still scholarships available with upcoming deadlines. For more information, please check out the scholarship list on the College & Career Resource Page or on Naviance Family Connection (recommended).
Juniors: We would again encourage each student to schedule an appointment with his/ her counselor in order to discuss his/ her plans for after high school and to begin to lay out the steps for achieving those goals. It is important that we meet with each junior so that we can get a better sense of where each student is in the post-high school planning process. If you are thinking, "We haven't even started", that's fine and you are not alone. We find it helps to have someone (your counselor) set up the steps for you to take in order to make it more manageable.
Summer plans: UVM offers some fantastic summer programs for high school students. This summer students have the opportunity to take one of over 100 available college level courses, take an SAT prep course, attend one of the many specialized Summer Academies, participate in a “study-abroad” experience in Dublin, Ireland, or participate in the VT Symphonic Band Performance Camp. Many of these options are made more affordable by accessing the VT Dual Enrollment Program, which allows all Vermont high school students to take one tuition free college course. In addition, students may qualify for the Academically Talented Program which offers VT high school students to receive a 50% tuition reduction. For more information visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~summer/precollege/
Intro to College Studies: The Community College of Vermont offers a free 13-week course to all high school students. It is offered each semester, but summer might be a great time to take advantage of this valuable opportunity. ICS helps students get ready for a college experience by helping students: set goals and problem-solve, manage time and stress, improve communication skills, take better notes and reduce test anxiety, plan finances for college, and explore life’s options. For more information or to sign up, visit : http://gotocollegevt.org/