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Counseling and College/Career News
! Seniors Requesting Transcripts for College Apps & Scholarships
Seniors, your wonderful class has made a video, in conjunction with the counselors, to walk you through the steps using Naviance and the "green sheet" to request transcripts for your college applications. It also covers requesting letters of recommendation from FHS teachers and from FHS counselors. Watch the video here:
! Attention Seniors! Wednesdays-College App Help in Counseling!
Every Wednesday during CAT or lunch time, **11:05-12:15pm FHS counselors are in the College & Career Center helping students individually with the admissions process. Do you need help with your college applications? Do you have questions regarding your essays? Would you like help with the Common Application or other college admission issues? Stop in the CCC on Thursday during CAT and find our Fairview Counselors helping students with application details and the admissions process. Hope to see you there!
! College Rep Visits at Fairview
College representatives begin visiting Fairview during the first week of September and continue throughout the year. The biggest concentration of visits will be during the week of October 1-5, and most of the presentations take place in the College/Career Center in the Counseling Office. Junior and Senior students can attend during a free period or during class period ONLY if they have received permission from their teachers in advance. Sophomore and Freshman students may attend only during free periods. Coming to these visits helps students become more familiar with the variety of campuses and allows them to meet with reps who will be reading their applications. The college representative visit schedule is posted on our College Rep Visit Calendar, which is updated frequently, so check back. When students list the colleges they are considering on their Naviance software account, they will automatically receive an email about when reps from those colleges are coming to Fairview.
In addition to these, many colleges combine to hold evening meetings in cities across the country. These meetings occur throughout the year so watch for them on our College Rep Visit Calendar, which is updated frequently, so check back often. You might also check college webpages to see travel schedules.
! FAFSA, Scholarships AND Financial Aid
Are you filling out the FAFSA soon? See the video: How to fill out the FAFSA, and get information on the CSS profile here. Extensive information is available by viewing articles on the tab in the red ribbon above, in the "Paying for College" section. Specific scholarships are listed on our scholarship page as well. Our list is updated as new opportunities are being offered, so check back frequently. Recently, Fairview families enjoyed a wonderful presentation by Mr. Rob Drybread, a financial aid officer at CU Boulder. His presentation covered updates on FAFSA and financial aid that are common to most college FAFSA situations. View his presentation slides on our “Paying for College - Start Here” webpage. Extensive information is available on the counseling website in the “Paying for College” section.
! Travel / Gap Year Programs
Students who are interested in gap year, study abroad, or travel programs may want to visit our webpage here for updated information about these alternatives.