• College & Career Center Highlights

    WELCOME BEARS TO THE 2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR!

    E-mail questions to:   fassinger.rita@cusd80.com   

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    College Admissions in the COVID19 Environment:

    Presented by Duke University

    60-minute Zoom presentation for Juniors

    Thursday, May 21st -  2:00 p.m. Arizona Time

    Pre-register at:  https://admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/register/ChandlerUSD

     

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     Virtual Admissions Presentation:

    Emory University, Johns Hopkins Univ., Notre Dame, Washington Univ. in St. Louis

    All events are live - not pre-recorded

    Tuesday, May 19
    4:00 - 5:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT)
    RSVP for May 19

    Wednesday, May 20
    7:00 - 8:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT)
    RSVP for May 20

    Sunday, May 31
    4:00 - 5:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT)
    RSVP for May 31

    Tuesday, June 2
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT)
    RSVP for June 2

    Wednesday, June 3
    7:00 - 8:00 pm ET (4:00 pm PT)
    RSVP for June 3

     

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    THE MARION SCHALLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:   CLOSED

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    Daughters of the American Revolution, Sun Lakes Gila Butte Chapter:

    GILA BUTTE PATRIOT SCHOLARSHIP:   CLOSED

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    RE-POSTED - JAXON LANDFAIR HUMANITARIAN SCHOLARSHIP:  CLOSED

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    Otto and Edna Neely Foundation Scholarship Update:   CLOSED

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    ACT UPDATE:

    The April 4th ACT has been canceled. The next testing date is June 13th. Please watch for an email from ACT regarding the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to the June 13th date or a future ACT date.

    https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html

     

    SAT UPDATE:

    The March 14th SAT rescheduled for March 28th has been canceled. College Board has also canceled the May 2nd SAT and SAT Subject Tests. If you were registered to take a test on any of these dates a refund will be issued in the next few weeks. The June 6th date has been canceled.

     https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters

     

     

    NAU Virtual Admissions Site:     https://nau.edu/virtual-nau       Information and Virtual Campus Visits Daily.

     

     

    Chandler Education Foundation (CEF) Impact Chandler Scholars Program/Scholarship:

    CEF has pushed back the deadline for submitting BOTH hours and scholarship applications for IMPACT to May 3rd by midnight.     https://www.chandleredfoundation.org/what-we-do/invest-in-students/impact-program.html

     

     

    SENIORS:  WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FAFSA VERIFICATION:

     

    What is FAFSA verification?

    FAFSA verification is a request to complete a form verifying that the information you submitted on your FAFSA is accurate.

    How will I know if I am chosen for FAFSA verification?

    You will receive notification from the college you applied to. The notification will usually appear in your college online portal under the Financial Aid Tab and might appear as a "to do" or a "task" to complete. There are times when the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid office will ask for verification after submitting the FAFSA. The request will appear on your SAR, Student Aid Report.

    What should I do if I am asked to verify?

    When the college makes the request there is usually a form that is attached to the request. Fill out the form and send it back as soon as possible.

    What information will I need to complete the form?

    Usually the information needed will fall into one or more of these categories; household size, family members in college, adjusted gross income (tax returns, W-2), taxes paid, and other forms of income such as child support or Social Security benefits.

    What if I have questions?

    Contact the the financial aid office at the requesting college. The contact information should be listed on your "portal" or on the college website.

    https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/review-and-correct#provide-required-verification 

      

    Start earning college credit at ASU:

    In this time, when the world faces unique challenges, ASU wants to help you begin or continue your progress toward an undergraduate degree by offering a scholarship toward one of our online open courses. As part of our commitment to supporting the success of the communities we serve, we are temporarily adjusting the cost of these courses from $400 to $99 until August 17, 2020. We invite you to explore and choose from a selection of our open courses, all available online. Begin making progress toward your undergraduate degree.

    https://ea.asu.edu/

      

     100 IVY LEAGUE COURSES YOU CAN TAKE FOR FREE:

     https://www.tun.com/blog/time-for-binge-learning-100-free-ivy-league-courses-you-can-take-now/

     

    Kaplan Free Test Prep

    Over the last several weeks so much has changed, and we recognize that many students are experiencing a major disruption to their educational plans and daily lives. As we adjust to this new normal together, we want students to have the option to continue their test prep for free in a healthy, safe environment.

    Right now, we’re offering a free month of SAT On Demand:  https://www.kaptest.com/sat/free/sat-on-demand-trial, which helps students master the exam in a little as 30 minutes a day. We also have free live lessons for the AP exams:  https://www.youtube.com/user/KaplanSATACT/videos including World History, U.S. History, and Biology. There’s a lot more in our full resource hub—including free ACT prep. We hope it helps students feel a little less stressed during this uncertain time.

     

    Take a Virtual Campus Tour of http://www.ecampustours.com/default.aspx more than 1300 different colleges/universities.

     

     

     

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    BASHA HIGH SCHOOL OFFERS BOTH THE SAT AND ACT EXAMS right here on campus.

        Basha High School CEEB Code 03-0037

    For information on the SAT and Subject Tests and/or to register go to http://www.collegeboard.org There is opportunity to register after the deadline, but you will have to pay a late fee. Writing section is now optional. See the website for specific details.  Register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org

     

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         What is The COMMON APPLICATION?
     
    The Common Application simplifies the college admissions process by saving time and eliminating duplication of effort.  Once completed online or in print, copies of the Application may be sent to hundreds of participating colleges and universities for consideration for undergraduate admission.
    Visit http://www.commonapp.org/        
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    Approximately 50% of new to college students are undecided.
    In effort to help students declare a major or find a strong area of interest, CGCC is now beginning to offer Career Workshops to help graduating high school seniors plan their future and explore careers/majors before they start college.
    Visit  http://http://www.cgc.maricopa.edu/Academics/Careers/Pages/Home.aspx    for more information and to register to attend these free workshops.
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    Our mission in the Career Center is to increase each student's ability to make a successful post-secondary and/or career transition. The Career Center provides assessment tools to help identify academic and career goals. Resources include:scholarship informationcareer exploration programs employment opportunities testing information computer flauntiest, college, military and vocational school materials opportunities to meet with college/university admissions representatives Parents and students are always welcome!  Stop by and seeMrs. Fassinger, e-mail or call at 480-224-2211.