Important Upcoming Dates @ FHS
- Sept. 5 @ 6:00 Financial Aid Night in auditorium
- Sept. 24 @ 5:30, College Fair @ Bearden HS
- September 29 10:00am - 1:00pm in Counseling Office. College application help with Ms. King. Sign-ups to come.
- Oct. 1; FAFSA and CSS/Profile go live for school year 2020 – 2021
- Oct. 1; Senior ACT retake
- Register September 4 – 19
- October 19 10:00am - 1:00pm in Counseling Office. College application help with Ms. King. Sign-ups to come.
Last day to request @ FHS
November 1 (UTK Priority)
Everything due 12/20 – 1/15
November 26 (Day before Thanksgiving)
Some FHS-specific downloads that will be helpful while you fill out your applications.
NAVIANCE - Contains college and career searches, college compare, college lookup, etc… The location for transcript requests and recommendation requests. Colleges must be listed on the Colleges I’m Applying To page in order to send transcripts from the FHS Counseling Office.
Applications and Application Advice
The Common Application - Accepted at over 800 colleges and universities.
College Essay Guy - Great, sensible advice about all kinds of essay writing.
College Search & Research
NAVIANCE - Contains a very good college search. See "advanced college search".
FairTest - Schools that do not require SAT or ACT or that are flexible about which tests they will take.
Collegexpress - A variety of college lists. Everything from Hidden Gems to Colleges where Physics PhDs receive their Bachelors degrees.
This is the federal government’s college scorecard. Includes things like average debt at graduation.
In-depth data on every school including % of class taken Early Decision, average aid package, etc…
Early Decision and Regular Decision Acceptance Rates (April, 2018)
Great explanations for many things financial aid-oriented.
FAFSA - This is the aid form all schools will ask for. You must fill this out to receive the HOPE scholarship.
CSS/Profile - Required by many private schools in the US in addition to the FAFSA.
FAFSA4Caster - For FAFSA-only schools. A reasonable indicator of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
The College Solution - A great blog about financial aid.
www.collegeboard.com - This is the parent company for AP and SAT. Register here and send scores for the SAT.
www.actstudent.org - Register here and send scores for the ACT.
SAT/ACT essay requirements for a long list of colleges. From Compass Prep.
SAT Subject Test requirements for a long list of colleges. From Compass Prep.
Score Choice and Superscore policies for a long list of colleges. From Compass Prep.