As we enter the home stretch for this school year, we wanted to share with you what a privilege it has been to help guide you through your college admission experience. We are so very proud of your accomplishments and look forward to hearing about the many wonderful achievements that you will certainly attain as you move into the next phase of your academic, social, and professional growth. We will see you very soon during the senior graduation package pick-up on May 22nd (10 AM - 12 PM) and the Senior Dinner that same evening at 7 PM.
With that in mind, we wanted to share with you a few key pieces of important information / “to-do’s” to ensure that you are all set when it comes to transitioning into your college experience in a few months.
Please continue sharing with us any photographs that you wish for us to post on social media in celebration of your senior year, including those showing your college/university swag, senior graduation sign delivery, etc. You can email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not already done so, please be sure to complete the End of Year Decision Form - Class of 2020. To date, we have received over 150 responses, but are still in need of completion for many seniors. Please take a few minutes to complete the form, as it provides valuable information for our office to know where our students are headed and scholarships earned.
Please review the College Decisions / Final Transcripts email for important information about how to update your decisions/outcomes in Naviance for each school you applied to in order for us to process final transcript requests. Please note that we will not send out a final transcript to the college or university of your choice until the requested information is updated in Naviance. We created a brief Naviance tutorial video to demonstrate how to complete these steps. You can access the Naviance tutorial video here.
Please review the National College Decision Day email that we sent to seniors earlier this month, as it includes a helpful list of to-do’s/steps to consider prior to matriculation.
In the link below, you’ll find our college advising updates for this week with a variety of resources that you may find helpful as you continue to look towards finalizing your college plans over the coming weeks and months.
In addition, for those of you registered to test on April 13th for the ACT (for Bright Futures Scholarship qualification, for instance), please note that unfortunately, the upcoming June 13th ACT at NBPS has been cancelled, as we are unable to meet ACT, Inc’s. required and recommended safety guidelines. Should you have any questions about this, please contact your college advisor directly.
Week of 5/18 College Advising Updates for Seniors
Lastly, in true CAO fashion, we leave you with a piece titled Dreaming from our colleagues at Georgia Tech. As you embark on the next stage of your life journey, please remember to remain aspirational, inspirational, ambitious, and open to the experience of dreaming fearlessly. While the end of the school year is nearly upon us, please know that we are available to continue providing any additional support and guidance needed to ensure that you are in the best position to enter college in a few months.
We express our continued gratitude for playing a role during what we know has been an exciting, but at times unpredictable process and hope that you look ahead to your futures with much optimism and resilience.
The end of the school year is nearly upon us and it has been a true pleasure getting to know the unique, talented, and diverse students that comprise our Class of 2021. Below you will find important reminders to consider as we enter the home stretch and look ahead towards the college admissions experience during senior year.
As we mentioned in last week’s update, juniors are now able to submit their teacher recommendation letter requests via Naviance and should consider doing so before the end of the school year. Juniors received an email detailing the steps that must be followed and you can access that communication here -- Email to Juniors Re: Naviance / Teacher LOR. Please encourage your child to review the email and submit their requests in a timely manner to ensure that their teachers have an accurate count of student requests. The resources we created from the Teacher LOR workshop are also accessible below.
Workshop 1 for Juniors: Teacher Recommendation Letters
Additional important information:
For those of you registered to test on April 13th for the ACT, please note that unfortunately, the upcoming June 13th ACT at NBPS has been cancelled, as we are unable to meet ACT, Inc’s. required and recommended safety guidelines. Should you have any questions about this, please contact your college advisor directly.
If you have yet to schedule a 1:1 college advising meeting, we encourage you to do so before the end of the school year. If you are aware of your assigned advisor, please contact them directly to schedule. Otherwise, please contact our administrative assistant Ms. Eve Eriss (email@example.com) for scheduling.
Lastly, our weekly college advising update for juniors is linked below. Please be sure to read it for important information about the following:
Upcoming college and university virtual information sessions and college fairs
Resources for international students (University information sessions and TOEFL opportunities)
List of virtual summer program opportunities
Forbes 3-part series on college admissions
Additional universities going test-optional for 2020-2021
Free Programming through Revolution Prep
NEW updates from ACT, Inc.
Week of 5/18 College Advising Updates for Juniors
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to directly contact your child’s assigned college advisor. Be sure to also follow us on Twitter @NBCAO and Instagram @nbpscao for the latest news from our office.
FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been communicating with you to provide updates from the College Advising office focusing on changes in the higher education landscape as the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve. Our goal is to provide information that will allow your child to continue building an awareness of the ways to maintain a strong academic and extracurricular profile to the best of their ability, given the transition to online learning and limitations on involvement in the community. In the link below, you’ll find information on a variety of topics that may be helpful in facilitating meaningful conversations about college planning with your freshman or sophomore student.
Week of 5/18 College Advising Updates for Freshmen and Sophomores - click the link to access; includes information about:
Free mock SAT and ACT opportunities through Revolution Prep (sophomores and juniors only)
Upcoming college and university virtual information sessions and college fairs (updated with new events)
Virtual summer program resources (updated with additional opportunities)
College planning resources and tips for underclassmen
Informative articles about changes in the higher education landscape (updated with new articles)
Should you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to contact the College Advising Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to also follow us on Twitter @NBCAO and Instagram @nbpscao for the latest news from our office.