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Counseling and College/Career News
- Sep 07
! Senior College Application Night September 7
If your family missed the Senior College Application Night Presentation on 9/7, you may view the powerpoint presentation here. For in depth college application information, see our college application webpage here.You may pick up letter of request forms, and the green sheet transcript request form in the counseling office. Click here for a video on requesting letters of rec and your transcript for colleges.
! 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 September 25-29, 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.
! College Application Deadlines
For all college applications needing a letter of rec from your counselor, you must meet the following request deadlines:
College Application Deadline Last day to submit request and materials to your counselor November 1 October 1 November 15 October 15 December 1 November 1 December 15 November 15 January 1 November 17 (due to Thanksgiving and Winter Break) January 15 November 17 (due to Thanksgiving and Winter Break) February 1 January 1
- Sep 27
! Out-of-State College Fair @ Monarch High
Monarch High School hosts an out-of-state college fair on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm@ Monarch High School - 329 Campus Dr, Louisville, CO 80027 Click here for more information. http://www.cvent.com/events/college-fairs-of-greater-denver-2017/event-summary-515c289e6eb74479bfcc3e8227a50a2b.aspx
- Sep 24
! NACAC National College Fair
NACAC hosts a national college fair on Sunday, September 24, 1:00-4:00pm at the Denver Mart,451 E 58th Ave, Denver, CO 80216. Register and see more information on the website here https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/denver-national-college-fair/#tab_0
- Oct 02
! In-State College Fair @ Broomfield
BVSD hosts an In-State College Fair at Broomfield High School - 1 Eagle Way, Broomfield, CO, on October 2 from 6:00-8:00pm. See more information on the CCHS/CR website here http://www.coloradocouncil.org/day-night-college-fairs
- Oct 02
! Tulane Information Night
In addition to local fairs, many colleges hold weekend and evening College Information Sessions. Tulane hosts an informational night on Monday, October 2, at 7:00 PM, at the Courtyard Marriott Cherry Creek, 1475 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO, see this page for more information! http://admission.tulane.edu/visit/special-programs/tulane-comes-to-you
! Christian College Fairs of Colorado
Several focused evening college fairs are held at high schools throughout the region, October 2-5, 2017. See http://yfcdenver.org/events/college_fair/ for information and dates.
- Nov 06
! Performing & Visual Arts College Fair
NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair is held Monday, November 6, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts - Seawell Ballroom. See more information on this fair here: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/denver-performing-and-visual-arts-college-fair/
! College Application Deadlines
See our NEW video “Requesting your transcripts” for info on filling out your Green Sheet. If you need to request counselor letter of rec there are additional steps of completing the parent brag sheet and student questionnaire. Parents call Jill 720-561-3212, if you need help with your brag sheet/Naviance access. Please note the Common Application DOES require a letter of recommendation from the Counselor, and may also require one or two teacher letters as well. See our new step-by-step application reference guide for help. Most non-common app schools ask for teacher letter, not counselor letter. For all college applications needing a letter of rec from your counselor by February 1, the deadline is December 15.
! 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.
! Attention Seniors! Thursdays-College App Help in Counseling!
Every Thursday during CAT time, 11:05-11:45am 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!
! Testing information
See our webpage here for an overview of tests, options, preparation and timing.