Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We enjoyed celebrating with you, sharing in your enthusiasm, and recognizing your outstanding accomplishments on Friday during the various senior celebrations. Although the year has come to a close for our seniors, we wanted to send a final reminder regarding several important items to take care of as soon as possible.
If you have not already done so, please be sure to complete the End of Year Decision Form - Class of 2020. Thank you to those seniors who submitted the form since our last communication. It only takes a few minutes, we promise!
Should you have any remaining questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact your college advisor. Best wishes to all of you as you embark on the path towards continued success that undoubtedly lies ahead!
In preparation for the end of the school year, we wanted to share with you some important reminders about steps to accomplish in the coming weeks and months to ensure that our juniors are well-positioned to initiate the college application process in the fall.
If you recall, in April we sent an email to all junior families with information and links to several important college advising forms that must be submitted in order to complete your child’s file in our office. Given that we have had to transition to online meetings in light of the current circumstances, we also converted our paper forms to a digital format for ease of completion. Below, you will find a list of important forms to complete at your earliest convenience and we hope to receive them from you no later than the end of June to ensure that the college application process goes smoothly in the fall.
If you received a blue folder after attending the Junior Kickoff meeting or a one-on-one meeting earlier this year and already completed and submitted the paper versions of the forms listed below, you are not required to submit digital versions. If you completed the paper forms, but did not return them yet, you may scan and email them or take a picture and send by email to our administrative assistant Eve Eriss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not completed any forms, we ask that you submit the following when you have the opportunity to do so (click on each link to access the form):
College Advising Policies and Procedures
Release of Educational Records
Student Information Questionnaire
VIP (Very Important Parent) Form
Community Service Verification Form
Students should only submit this form if they are documenting volunteer service hours that were not previously turned into the HS guidance counseling office when we were still on campus or if they have earned new hours during our time off-campus. On the form, you’ll see the option to upload a screenshot of email correspondence confirming the student’s community service hours.
In order for us to begin the application process in the fall, all items listed above (with the exception of the Community Service Verification Form) must be on file.
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 or need more information, please visit the ACT website at https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html or contact them phone, email or chat (click here for contact information).
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 (new events)
Emory, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame and Washington University in St. Louis (5/31, 6/2, or 6/3)
Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, UC Berkeley, and Vanderbilt (6/2 or 6/7)
Summer program opportunities (updated information, including TeenLife's Guide To Online Summer Programs)
Free programming through Revolution Prep
Week of 5/25 College Advising Updates for Juniors
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 5/25 College Advising Updates for Freshmen and Sophomores - click the link to access; includes information about:
Upcoming college and university virtual information sessions (updated with new events)
Free mock SAT and ACT opportunities through Revolution Prep (sophomores and juniors only)
Online summer program resources (updated with additional opportunities)
College planning resources and tips for underclassmen
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.
Best wishes for a positive and productive week!
The College Advising Team