Student Opportunities

Some dates of events and deadlines may have passed. This information is left posted so that underclassmen can see the opportunities that may be available to them.

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Spartanburg Methodist College announces their upcoming Enrollment Days on the SMC campus!
Sign up for an one hour time slot at

smcsc.edu/November2020
Tuesday, Nov 19 2pm-7pm or
Saturday, Nov 21  8am-12pm

Reminders for 2021 admission-
It's free to apply!
No SAT or ACT scores are required
Full tuition scholarships available for LIFE Scholars

Apply at smcsc.edu/apply

Contact Kendevon Stenhouse for more information at 864-587-4647 and stenhousek@smcsc.edu

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Interested in University of SC Honors College?
HONORS COLLEGE LIVE CHAT
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will offer extended Live Chat hours leading up to the November 15 South Carolina Honors College application deadline. Students who have questions about the application can chat with representatives on Sunday, November 15 from 5 - 8 p.m. EST. Normal hours are from 7-9 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday. Encourage your students to visit our homepage and click on the "Live Chat Now" link at the bottom of the screen. 

Interested in University of SC?
Important  dates:
November 15 - Honors College/Top Scholars Application Deadline
December 1 - Honors College Recommendations Due
December 1 - Regular Application Deadline
Mid December - Early Action Decisions Released
February 1 - Final Credentials Deadline

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Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC announces upcoming campus events both virtually and in person for interested students.   
Check out their upcoming events below, and see all events at Campus Visit Page.

  • Virtual First Look Friday
    November 6 | 9:15 a.m. | Register

     
  • Virtual Open House
    November 16 | 10 a.m. | Register

     
  • Saturday Visit (in-person & virtual)
    November 21 | 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. | Register

     
  • Weekday Visit (in-person & virtual)
    Mon-Fri | 10:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. | Register

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Columbia University in New York, New York shares the following updates for the seniors applying now for the FALL 2021:

  • Due to widespread disruptions in access to standardized testing, Columbia will be test-optional for the 2020-2021 application cycle.
  • We have expanded the criteria for how students may receive application fee waivers. Students can determine if they qualify by using our new fee waiver eligibility form.

  • We can extend application deadline flexibility to students who are experiencing challenges meeting our application deadlines. We will also accept supporting documentation from counselors and teachers after the application deadline without the need for to request an extension.

  • We encourage students to participate in our live virtual programming to get an introduction to Columbia and determine if our community could be a good fit for them. 

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Seniors:
ETSU is celebrating College Application Week in South Carolina! During the week of October 26-30, students can apply for free using the code scbucs21. Your students can simply put this code into the application and the $25 application fee is waived! Get started here: www.etsu.edu/apply.

 

Students should submit the application this week by Friday, October 30 at 5:00p.m. Eastern Time. Hopefully they can capitalize on the opportunity to apply for free!

Did you hear? ETSU tuition for South Carolina students is $10,500 per year! That's more affordable than some of the universities in South Carolina! Check out www.etsu.edu/affordable to learn more.

Questions? Contact me:

Email: forbest@etsu.edu
Call: 423-439-4213
Text: 423-455-5020

Go Bucs!

Taylor Forbes
Senior Admissions Counselor
East Tennessee State University

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Current 10th graders interested in taking their talents to the next level are invited to apply for the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville.  It is a tuition-free residential high school where students can receive pre-professional arts training along with a nationally recognized  high school education.  Areas of concentration include Creative Writing, Drama, Dance, Music (voice and instruments) and Visual Arts.  
Application Deadline to receive Application Fee Waiver is
Nov 30, 2020.
Final Application Deadline is Jan 2, 2021.
Apply or get more information at SCGSAH.org
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Interested in scheduling college visits? 
Some colleges are having in person, on campus tours for prospective students and others are offering virtual tours and information sessions.  Be sure to check out the webpage of the college to find out what is available for you!

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Virtual events at The University of Virginia

Greetings from the Virtual UVA team! We hope this note finds you healthy and safe. We wanted to let you know that we will be holding a Virtual Event Series October 19 – 22, geared toward prospective students. Throughout the week, our admission deans and current students will provide insights about the admission and financial process, the student experience, our academic programs, and the student resources available across the University.

Students may view the calendar and register for events here.

Please note that space is limited. For students who are not able to attend live, we will post recordings of each session on our website. 

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College Connect Virtual Fair

College Connect uses the most advanced platform in the industry. Extremely easy to navigate, the platform connects students with admission counselors and has an exclusive matching system powered by artificial intelligence that students love. All conversations (text and video calls) are private.
 

Students, parents and counselors may RSVP free of charge at: 

usa.educationconnectlive.com

Student registrations will close 3 hours before the event starts.

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SAT and ACT practice available at 
The Tutoring Center, Clemson-Seneca

 
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
, DON'T MISS OUT! Take advantage of the opportunity to practice your ACT or SAT test-taking skills to see how prepared you are for the college of your dreams and to see if you qualify for scholarships. The Tutoring Center, Clemson-Seneca is offering a free Official ACT/SAT practice test for local high school students. Tests are being proctored almost every weekend. Seats are very limited for each test date due to COVID. Testing will include a free consultation to review your scores in detail. We will also help you understand ways to improve your scores and test-taking skills.


SEATS WILL FILL UP QUICKLY, SO CALL 864-481-0481 TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! 

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If you are considering a career in Engineering or other STEM related areas, Florida Polytechnic invites you to check them out!
Located in  Lakeland, Florida, the heart of Florida’s High-Tech Corridor, Florida Poly provides cutting-edge degree programs that prepare graduates to take on today’s fastest-growing fields.
Visit them at 
https://stempowered.floridapoly.edu/

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TEDxYouth@Columbia is hosting a free, virtual College and Scholarship Fair on Saturday, October 24 from 2 to 5 PM. The College Fair will feature 20+ schools such as USC, USC Honors, Clemson, Claflin, Furman, Midlands Tech, Winthrop, and Wofford, as well as national scholarship programs including Coca-Cola Scholars and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The fair is free to all high school students and counselors.
Registration is limited and is first come, first served. To register, visit TEDxYouthColumbia.com/fair.

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Current 10th and 11th graders: if you are interested in a career in HVAC, let Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham know!  TCTC is recruiting students now for their program which will be housed at our career center and will be free for students. You could earn a Certificate in Foundations of HVAC and be well on your way to earning your Associates Degree in HVAC Technology at Tri-County Tech. 
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Join Midshipmen in our live, interactive sessions on Facebook!
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
Operation Information 2020
Join our OPINFO Facebook groups to participate in weekly sessions and learn more about the
US Naval Academy!
Sign up for Navy swag giveaways!
Join live conversations with Midshipmen
´╗┐each week to learn about the following: 
October 12-16 Academics Week
October 18-23 Athletics Week
October 25-30 Service Opportunities Week
November 1-6 Extra-curriculars Activities Week
November 8-13 ‘A Day in the Life’ on the Yard
November 15-20 Alumni Spotlight
Our first post will be on Monday, October 12th (Columbus Day). After that every Sunday a weekly video will be posted announcing the schedule of live events. The weekly free swag giveaway winners will also be announced! 


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Emory University in Atlanta, GA announces they are test optional this year.  They invite students to participate in their virtual events.  Details are below.  Visit them at https://apply.emory.edu/index.html

Virtual Events 

This fall we also have a wide range of virtual visit opportunities, to hear from current students, faculty, and admission staff. Visit our calendar to learn more, and feel free to share these opportunities as appropriate.

Students can also:

  • Take a virtual tour of campus
  • Connect with a current student (over 200 to choose from!)
  • Watch recorded sessions
  • Talk to the nursing or business school
  • and more!

How will Emory review applications without test scores?
For many years, test scores have not been a large part of our holistic review process. This year will simply take the review a step further.

We will lean more heavily on other application materials, including personal statements, short answer questions, letters of recommendation, high school transcript, and, where available, alumni interview feedback.

We will continue to look for students who have:

  • Taken challenging classes in the context of their high school and done well in them.
  • Pursued outside-of-class educational, volunteer, or work opportunities.
  • Authentically shared of themselves through their application personal statements and short answer questions.

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The University of Alabama's Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships announces:
Due to limitations on ACT and SAT testing opportunities throughout the U.S., The University of Alabama will not require test scores from students applying for Spring, Summer or Fall 2021 admission.


Students applying without ACT or SAT scores will be evaluated by their overall GPA, core academic GPA and the strength of the curriculum. Further details can be found at gobama.ua.edu/apply.

UA encourages students to submit available ACT and/or SAT scores to provide additional support to their application. Submission of scores will not be an advantage or disadvantage to an applicant.

Students admitted without test scores are strongly encouraged to submit a scholarship application by January 15, 2021, to be considered for competitive and merit awards. More information can be found at scholarships.ua.edu/freshman.

For additional information, please contact your regional recruiter.

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A different approach
Randolph College in Virginia has announced their new education model they call TAKE2.  Under this new model, students take only 2 classes at a time for 7 week sessions with Wednesdays off.  Their belief is that by allowing students to focus on two classes at a time, rather than spreading their attention across four or more courses, TAKE2 will improve learning and offer greater opportunities inside and outside the classroom. To learn more, visit their website at  https://www.randolphcollege.edu/about/
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  • We, Sacred Heart University in Connecticut,  welcome on-campus visitors who pre-register for small group campus tours and information sessions. Additionally, we are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and families to our upcoming virtual events, in particular our Open House dates which are as follows:
    • Saturday, October 3, 2020: College of Health Professions and Davis & Henley College of Nursing
    • Saturday, October 24, 2020: College of Arts & Sciences (School of Communications, Media & the Arts; School of Social Work) and Farrington College of Education
    • Saturday, November 7, 2020: Welch College of Business & Technology (School of Computer Science & Engineering)
  • Our admissions team is actively scheduling virtual high school visits and panels. If you are planning an event for your students and would like to include a SHU representative, please let me know.
For your seniors who are beginning their applications, Sacred Heart continues to utilize a test-optional admissions process and offers the following options to apply:
  • Early Decision program (December 1, 2020 deadline)
  • Early Action I option (December 15, 2020 deadline)
    • Please note that the deadline for all Davis & Henley College of Nursing applicants is December 15, 2020
  • Early Action II option (February 1, 2021 deadline) for the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Health Professions, Farrington College of Education, and the Welch College of Business & Technology.
All applications received after February 1, 2021 will be considered on a rolling basis. So apply now!

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Hello Seniors & Juniors!!!!!

  A message from Claflin University

With this pandemic going on Claflin University knows things are a little new for us now, and with so many Zoom calls going on with different colleges and universities we wanted to give you some information on…  South Carolina’s 1st HBCU… CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY! 

We all know the first step to attending your dream college would be to apply, but first you’ll need to see what majors we offer:  https://www.claflin.edu/academics-research/programs-of-study 

 Here is the link to our FREE ONLINE APPLICATIONClaflin Freshmen Application

Once filled out please send your test scores (for those of you who have them) and have your counselor send transcripts.

When sending your SAT/ACT scores please know that:

Ø  SAT Code - 5109

Ø  ACT Code – 3840

 If you have any questions about Claflin University admission’s process, also included is the link to our frequently asked questions:https://www.claflin.edu/admissions-aid/frequently-asked-questions-(faq's)

  Have you done your FAFSA yet? Attached is a list of scholarship opportunities we provide.  Pay close attention to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and visit their website as they offer many great scholarships. Don’t be afraid to head over to our financial aid website for more information on scholarships and cost.    

If you have any further questions please feel free to send an email to:

slaurent@claflin.edu or pcpayton@claflin.edu or pcrawford@claflin.edu

We’d be more than happy to help you figure out if Claflin University will be the best place for you to continue your education.
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Students can now apply TEST OPTIONAL to Winthrop University! That means that instead of submitting SAT/ACT test scores, they can upload a short-answer essay instead. So, let's get to it! All we need is:
  • Completed application
  • Short-answer essay 
  • Transcripts
  • $50 application fee (FREE until November 1!)

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Taking the SAT or ACT this fall? If so, there are affordable Power Classes available through Method Test Prep! Check out this option at https://www.methodtestprep.com/classes/sat-test-prep-online/sat-power-classes/

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The Carolina Association of Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACRO) is offering a Virtual College Exploration Opportunity Sept. 14- Oct. 9.  Students can sign up for sessions focusing on specific college admission requirements, finanacial aid, essay writing and many more.  Sign Up at link below:

https://www.cacrao.org/programs/2020-high-school-student-registration

 

Students, summer is fast approaching, and Clemson University Summer Scholars is offering fun and educational residential programs in June, July an August for students entering 7th - 12th grade in the fall.  Program offerings range from Engineering and Biology to Audio Engineering and Music Production and many more diverse programs.  To find out more, stop by the guidance office to pick up a brochure or visit www.clemson.edu/summer-scholars/.

2017 Summer Transportation Institute

The purpose of STI is to create awareness and expose high school students to career opportunities in the transportation industry.  The program is a four week residential program scheduled for June 4-June 29, 2017.

The application deadline is April 30, 2017.

 

Interested students should see Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.

2017 Summer Transportation Institute

The purpose of STI is to create awareness and expose high school students to career opportunities in the transportation industry.  The program is a four week residential program scheduled for June 4-June 29, 2017.

The application deadline is April 30, 2017.

 

Interested students should see Mrs. Burgess or Mrs. Latham for an application.

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