Wednesday, Sept. 25th- Researching Universities in US - Mandatory for students considering US - Robb Hall -period 6 Below were completed first semester Researching Universities in Europe Researching Universities in Canada Researching Universities in Asia Researching Universities in Australia/New Zealand Researching Universities in UK Spring Semester Completing the Common Application
Applying to Highly Selective US Universities - rescheduled until school is open
Cup of College This is an informal Q&A with Junior parents and counselors from 9.15-10.15 in the HS library classroom. You will be asked to sign up by replying to a Google form - 10 parents per session max. First semester dates: Tuesday, Feb. 4 Monday, Mar. 2 Tuesday, Apr. 7 Tuesday, May 12
A part of the new HS Assessment Policy this year is the implementation of Grade Level Assessment Calendars. Any assessment that is used to determine a student's grade (working level) must appear on the Grade Level Assessment Calendar at least 10 school days before the assessment. Parents and students can access the calendar by clicking on here.
CAS Opportunities check out these options
SFS Student Resource Links
Please click here for the SFS student resources page for Managebac, Naviance and more. You will need to be logged into your SFS email to access the apps page.
Tuesday, March 17th Writing the UK Personal Statement 3.15-5.00 Library Classroom - will be recorded and sent to all juniors before March Break
March 11th Applying to Highly Selective US universities - parent edition MPR 3.30-5.00 - will be rescheduled once we're back in school
Feb. 6th Applying to Highly Selective US universities -student edition MPR 3.30-5.00
Period 6 Small group sessions on applying to Oxbridge/UK medicine Feb 4th - Mrs. Mayo's office March 3rd - Mrs. Holcomb's office April 7th - Mrs. Gilmore's office April 28th - Mr. Ekstrom's office Aug TBA - Mrs. Mayo's office AGENDA
Period 6 Small group sessions on applying to Highly Selective US universities with your House colour counselor Feb 12th Mar 10th April 14th Aug TBA AGENDA
Connect your CAS and/or EE to what you hope to study
INITIAL VIEW - Add an interview in the application process
Students can add to their application by giving an interview that is then sent on to schools they are applying to. To see what schools are involved in this program, please visit www.initialview.com
A note on Teacher Recommendation Letters:
United States: If you are applying to the US then you will ask two teachers to write for you. The only exceptions would be if you are applying to some Art, Drama or Music related programs in addition to other more academic programs or if you are registering on NCAA for athletic reasons. If that is true for you then please talk with your counselor about requesting a third letter. Universities want to hear from teachers that have taught you recently (Grade 11-12) and they generally prefer letters from core teachers (e.g. math, science, social science/history, English, and/or foreign language. Sometimes universities specify which subject teachers they want to hear from (Math and English at MIT for example) and then you don't really have a choice.
Australia/ United Kingdom: If you are applying to universities in Australia and/or UK only then you generally don't need to ask any teachers to write for you. Your counselor will notify you if it is necessary to ask for a letter.
Canada: If you are applying to Canada only then you can ask for one letter (some programs do require a letter).
General information: If you are applying to any university that have a specific recommendation letter format/form that they want your teacher to use then please contact your counselor and we will guide you through that process. Please contact your counselor if you are still confused about what teachers to approach with your letter request. Here is more information on how to decide on which teachers you want to ask to write for you from Vanderbilt University. Most other US universities would give you the same or similar guidelines.