This page contains information that will help you get started with the application-to-college process. Obviously, not all students will attend college following graduation, but ALL students should know where to get help in planning their futures. Mrs. Engestrom, our BRACE Advisor, is an individual with whom you should acquaint yourselves! Her office is located on the second floor, room 605A or she can be reached at 754-323-2409. Stop by or call to make an appointment. This can be a very scary but exciting time in your life!
Make the task easier with the assistance of Mrs. Engestrom. The application process to public 4-year universities should begin the summer immediately following your junior year, especially for rolling admissions schools! Rolling admissions schools evaluate and admit students as applications are received. Therefore, the earlier the application is complete, the better the chances for admission due to smaller applicant pools.
DO NOT WAIT FOR SAT OR ACT SCORES TO IMPROVE!!! Colleges will not deny admission if your first scores were less than what you had hoped for! Your applications will be kept on file until you retest & resend new scores. All applications should be done on-line, as soon as possible. For a list of public state university application deadlines, follow the link above.
If you are a member of the 2013 graduating class, please click on "Applying to Colleges Cheat Sheet" link to the left. This will help guide you through the college application process.
Most Florida colleges will be visiting our campus this fall. If you wish to attend any of these presentations, you must sign up in the BRACE Office and obtain a pass, which must be signed by your teacher. You will have ONE WEEK to sign up for these visits, so take it upon yourselves to check posted lists of visiting colleges at the link above, listen to PA announcements, and watch for posters around the school.
There are many great website to do research on scholarships. You can apply on-line for many scholarships. If you hope to receive scholarship money from your college of choice, you must first apply to that college, get accepted and THEN apply for financial assistance. Some colleges may offer you money, using your admission application for awarding scholarships. This is a very good reason to apply for admission early!
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You can visit the following SAT/ACT Prep websites:
If you plan to attend a public 2-year college, the application process does not have to begin at this time. Broward College admission representatives will be on campus throughout the spring to help our seniors register for classes.
Keep your grades up and take courses that show you are challenging yourselves. Community service and school activities can be a very important part of a scholarship application. Get involved. Letters of recommendation from teachers, a community leader or club sponsor can be very impressive to organizations awarding scholarships.
The Bright Futures Scholarship application process does not begin until December 1st of the student's senior year. This will be an on line application. The Financial Aid (FAFSA) process for seniors will begin on January 1 of the student's senior year. This will also be an online application. Visit www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov to begin preparing your financial aid forms early and to learn how much financial aid you might be eligible for based on your current financial situation.
Mrs. Solovay has an open-door policy. Students in all grade levels are welcome to stop by at any time to learn about future educational options.