College and Career Center

Rosalie DeOto, Career Coordinator 
240.740.2449

PHS CEEB Number - 210-825 

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Class of 2021 - Use Link below for information pertinent to your class.  Includes information on College applications and more!

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/careercenter/

Inside Look at College Admissions

Connecting Admissions Recruiters & Underrepresented Minority High School Seniors

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM

This event for underrepresented minority high school seniors and college admissions officers, who are responsible for admitting students of color, is being held in recognition of the unique challenges facing underrepresented minority students, during the college admissions process. The evening offers a unique experience for underrepresented minorities to gain exposure to the nuanced admissions processes of colleges and universities that fit their abilities. Additionally, students will be exposed to financial aid and academic resources. Unlike large all-inclusive college fairs, and pre-programmed slide presentations, the evening will give students an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Admissions Recruiters in a small, interactive environment.

Breakout Sessions:

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The College Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Applying as a STEM Major or to STEM Programs

Navigating the College Search Process Virtually

The College Experience at Liberal Arts Colleges

Tips on Writing the College Essay

Registration is required to attend:

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-look-at-college-admissions-tickets-120658640241

Co-sponsors:

Johns Hopkins University

Montgomery County Public Schools

NAACP Parents Council, Montgomery County, MD

PHS Scholarship Database.  Click HERE for all current scholarship opportunities.

Financial Aid Information & Resources:

COVID-19 update:  Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) website and the websites for the colleges you are applying to for financial aid updates and deadline extensions as a result of COVID-19.

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (The FAFSA).  Access the FAFSA application and obtain information on each step needed to complete the process from the studentaid.gov web site.
  • The Maryland Higher Education Commission website has information on Maryland aid (including accepting aid with the MD CAPS account), information on the Pell GrantGuaranteed Access Grantstate scholarships, and the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship Program.
  • MCPS College Career Information Center Scholarship Updates for Students.
It’s Going to Be A Busy Year, Juniors & Seniors!

NEW: COLLEGE REP. VIRTUAL VISITS

College visits this year will be held virtually. We want to make sure you don’t miss out. Students can access the college virtual visits in their Naviance Student Account. Check back often as colleges are continually added.

To access Virtual College Visits:

· Log into your Student Naviance account

· Click on “Colleges” tab in upper top right corner

· Click on “Colleges” HOME

· Scroll down to the bottom of the screen where you will see “College Visits”. You may click on the visit you’re interested in or click the “SHOW MORE” link to view additional visits.

· You MUST select “Register Now” for those you would like to attend – to save your spot

· The virtual visit event link will be available 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

Virtual College Visits for Juniors & Seniors

College visits this year will be held virtually. We want to make sure you don’t miss out. Students can access the college virtual visits in their Naviance Student Account. Check Naviance often as colleges are continually being added.

To access Virtual College Visits:

Log into your Student Naviance account

Click on “Colleges” tab on top upper right corner

Click “Colleges Home”

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen where you will see “College Visits”. You may click on the visit you’re interested in or click the “Show More” link to view additional visits.

You MUST select “Register Now” for those you would like to attend – to save your spot

The virtual visit event link will be available 24 hours prior to the start of the event

Virtual College Visits for October 19- October 23
 
COLLEGE DATE TIME
Dartmouth College  Mon Oct. 19  8:00 AM 
St. John's University  Mon Oct. 19  11:30 AM 
Case Western Reserve  Mon Oct. 19  3:00 PM 
University of Delaware  Tue Oct. 20  8:00 AM 
Culinary Institute of America  Tue Oct. 20  11:30 AM 
Arcadia University  Tue Oct. 20  3:00 PM 
Lynn University  Wed Oct. 21  8:00 AM 
Hampden-Sydney College Va.  Wed. Oct. 21  9:00 AM 
York College of Pennsylvania  Wed Oct. 21  10:00 AM 
Rosemont College  Wed Oct. 21  11:00 AM 
Mount Aloysius College  Wed Oct. 21  12:00 PM 
University of Maryland-Baltimore County  Wed Oct. 21  1:00 PM 
Roger Williams University  Wed Oct. 21  2:00 PM 
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  Wed Oct. 21  3:00 PM 
Smith College  Thu Oct. 22  8:00 AM 
Rice University  Thu Oct. 22  11:30 AM 
U. Mass Amherst  Thu Oct. 22  3:00 PM 
Seton Hall University  Fri Oct. 23  8:00 AM 
Fairmont State University  Fri Oct. 23  11:30 AM 
 
Inside Look at College Admissions Connecting Admissions Recruiters & Underrepresented Minority High School Seniors  Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 6:00PM to 8:30PM

 

Co-sponsors:

Johns Hopkins University

Montgomery County Public Schools

NAACP Parents Council, Montgomery County, MD

This event for underrepresented minority high school seniors and college admissions officers, who are responsible for admitting students of color, is being held in recognition of the unique challenges facing underrepresented minority students, during the college admissions process. The evening offers a unique experience for underrepresented minorities to gain exposure to the nuanced admissions processes of colleges and universities that fit their abilities. Additionally, students will be exposed to financial aid and academic resources. Unlike large all-inclusive college fairs, and pre-programmed slide presentations, the evening will give students an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Admissions Recruiters in a small, interactive environment.

Registration is required to attend:

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-look-at-college-admissions-tickets-120658640241

Montgomery College's help with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

The Office of Student Financial Aid at Montgomery College invites you to sign up for VIRTUAL FAFSA DAYS – a free session to help current and prospective college students and their families.

Please sign up to get assistance completing the FAFSA. The remote sessions are available every: Monday from 1 - 4 pm & Tuesday from 4 - 7 pm

Starting the week of October 12th through November and then again in February 2021. Register: https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/events/fafsa-fever/days.html

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