Seniors

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY - UAMS PHARMACY CAMP – APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 16, 2018

The UAMS College of Pharmacy Summer Camp Program is designed for high school rising seniors and recently graduated high school students entering college interested in learning more about the opportunities in the profession of pharmacy. The camp is June 10, 2018, through June 165, 2018. Click here for information and online application. Any questions regarding the camp can be directed to Alex Holladay at (501) 686-6282 or at abholladay@uams.edu.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY - DUKE SUMMER ACADEMY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

July 15 - August 4, 2018

Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students. Students currently in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to apply beginning December 1st.

Enroll in this elite program and immerse yourself in an international experience designed to provide an academic and residential environment through which you will gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders. Find more information here.

ASU will now accept ACT Superscore!

If you are have applied or are applying to Arkansas State University, please note the important changes below.

1. The university WILL superscore the ACT for institutional scholarship offers beginning with fall 2018 offers. Admissions will also accept ACT superscores for admission to the university.

2. ASU will upgrade fall 2018 institutional scholarship offers for qualifying students who take the December 2017 ACT IF the student was admitted by the December 1st deadline and becomes eligible for a higher scholarship offer.

3. In regards to the A-State Scholar, any upgrades would only be A-State Spirit through the A-State Excellence scholarships because the A-State Scholar will be awarded around the second week of December, as always.

More details can be found here.

The FAFSA is open!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that can be completed annually by current and prospective college students to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

The Parent's Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA Form

Begin your FAFSA here

Applications

Please check your schools of interest for specific deadlines. November 1st and 15th are BIG deadlines for early action admission and scholarship applications at many colleges.

  • Grading scale, if asked, is “4 pt. weighted.” The colleges will see that we weigh AP courses on a 5 pt. scale from your transcript.
  • If you are applying to schools utilizing the Common Application, be sure to check for the supplemental requirements for each school. These may be a series of questions or additional essays.
  • Please stop by the College Guidance Office if you have any questions about completing your applications or if you need help with your essays.


Recommendation Request Guidelines

Recommendation Request Form

Letters of Recommendation Checklist

  • Please ask your teacher or counselor about writing a recommendation at least two to three weeks before it is due. Do not just have the college send an email saying the recommendation is needed.
  • Tell your teacher/counselor (in writing) the date that the recommendation is due and provide an addressed, stamped envelope for the recommendations that need to be mailed.
  • Be sure to give your recommender a resume as well as a completed parent recommendation form and student recommendation form.
  • Always express your gratitude with a thank you note.
  • Let the person who has written your recommendation know about your admission/scholarship status once you are informed.

**Waiving Rights: Check "yes" regarding "waiving rights to see your recommendations." Some applications list these as "FERPA" rights. Be sure to waive these. Schools tend to disregard recommendations they feel the student has been able to see and perhaps alter.

FREE ACT PREP + MORE

OpenEd is a new, free educational resource that offers customized ACT prep. Learn more by watching this short video.

OpenEd recommends the best content from more than 25,000 resources to address each student’s personal academic areas of need. Videos, games, and activities are sorted in an easy to navigate “smart library.” As students complete homework and quizzes, additional content is recommended based on incorrect answers and areas of need.

OpenEd’s free resource library includes content from:

  • Khan Academy
  • GeoGebra
  • NASA
  • PBS
  • Flocabulary
  • Crash Course
  • Splash Math
  • Gynzy
  • Mr. Nussbaum
  • And many more

Youscience aptitude testing for lrca students

Learn more about the LRCA YouScience administration here.

ACT/SAT Fee Waivers

Fee waivers for the ACT and SAT are available in the College Guidance Office for students who meet the financial criteria. Please visit the links below for more information.

ACT Fee Waiver Requirements

SAT Fee Waiver Requirements

CONTACT INFORMATION

Carla Kenyon - Director of College Guidance

11th & 12th grades

carla.kenyon@littlerockchristian.com

For official transcript requests, please email Kelly South at kelly.south@littlerockchristian.com.

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