VOL.1 SENIOR SCOOP - September 2021

A Publication of the Counseling Department at Monson High School Just for Seniors

College Representatives to Visit

Several college representatives will be making visits to MHS this fall to talk to students about their respective institutions and distribute informational materials. Seniors interested in attending one of these sessions MUST sign up in the Counseling Office prior to the scheduled visit and obtain permission to attend from the teacher in whose class the visit is scheduled to take place. Currently the following visits have been scheduled:


Bentley University......................................9/15/21......10:00

American International College...................9/17/21......10:00

Saint Anselm College..................................9/22/21.....11:00

Emmanuel College......................................9/21/21......8:00

Merrimack College......................................9/21/21......12:00

University of Massachusetts Lowell.............9/23/21.....10:00

University of Massachusetts Boston............9/28/21.....8:00

Springfield College......................................9/28/21.....9:00


SENIOR SURVEY FOR POST-SECONDARY PLANS


Seniors will fill out a survey via the Class of 2022 Counseling Google Classroom and will have individual appointments with counselors over the next couple weeks, to discuss next steps and processes. If you have any questions please contact:


Mr. Ryan Dearing (Last Names A-L at dearingr@monsonschools.com


Mrs. Kristen Sorel (Last Names M-Z) at sorelk@monsonschools.com




SENIOR ADMISSION TIMELINE


Over the summer, you hopefully have been visiting colleges and doing research into possible schools to attend in September 2022

. The following is a suggested timeline for the remainder of the college search process:


September - November


  • Identify schools that match your desire for a specific location, major, activity, etc.

  • Visit the campus before applying to ensure that you will feel comfortable in that environment.

  • Identify people to write letters of recommendation

  • Begin to formulate essay ideas.

October - late January


  • Complete applications (paper or electronic).

  • Bring to counselor to review before submitting with official transcript.

October - early February


  • Complete financial aid form(s).

  • Counselors will meet with seniors in groups and individually in

  • September and October to discuss this timeline and issues surrounding their college search process.



2021 FALL COLLEGE FAIR SCHEDULE

The NEACAC College Fair Committee is excited to announce that our 2021 Fall College Fairs will be offered both in-person and virtually.


  • In-Person: Western New England University: October 5 from 6-8:00pm

  • Virtual: October 21 from 6-8:00pm and November 7 from 1-3:00pm


Please visit: https://www.neacac.org/fall-college-fairs-2021 or https://www.nacacfairs.org/virtual for more information.


THE COMMON APPLICATION

Common App is a non-profit college access organization designed to make applying to college faster and easier. With Common App you only need to use one system to apply to over 900 colleges and universities, including internationally. There are two main parts you fill out: a set of common questions and each college's own specific questions. The best part is that your letters of recommendation, essay and other supporting documents are all uploaded to the same place. For more information and to create an account, please visit: www.https://www.commonapp.org/



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