ACT Workshop for Registration

Come find out how to get registered for the October ACT. This ACT is the final one that you can take before admission deadline of December 1st. The following schools have December 1st admission deadlines. If you applying for out of state college, double check their admission deadlines, some are November 1st.

Brigham Young University
Utah State University
University of Utah
Weber State University
Westminster College

FAFSA Opens Today!

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How will you pay for school?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens today. You will need your 2019 taxes to complete the application.

Remember that this the how you will find out if you qualify for grants, workstudy and student loans for college.

Everyone should apply even if they do not think they will get any grants. Many schools and scholarship require that you apply.

If you need help applying, please see Ms. Dangerfield in the Counseling Office.

Click the link here to get started.

Click the link here to sign up for your FSA ID which you will need to sign the application.

ACT Has Added Additional Fall Testing Dates

If you are interested in taking the ACT test this September or October, ACT has added additional tests dates. These options should be most helpful for any students wanting to retake or possible take the ACT for the first time.

Please click this link should you like to register for the following test dates.

2020-2021 Test Dates (National)
National Test Dates for 2020-2021 will not open for registration until July 2020.
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020 (Sunday)
September 19, 2020
August 14 August 15 – August 28
October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
September 17 September 18 – 25
December 12, 2020 November 6 November 7 – November 20
February 6, 2021 January 8 January 9 – January 15
April 17, 2021 March 12 March 13 – March 26
June 12, 2021 May 7 May 8 – May 21
July 17, 2021* June 18 June 19 – June 25

College Scholarship Deadlines March 1st

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Seniors, there are a few colleges that have deadlines of March 1st if you are applying for academic scholarships to those schools. Here is the list of schools you need to apply to before March 1st to be considered for these academic scholarships.

Dixie State University-March 1st ($35 application fee)

Southern Utah University-March 1st ($50 application fee)

Snow College-March 1st ($30 application fee)

Click the link above and it will take you right to the apply page for that school.

How are You Paying for College?

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Scholarships? Grants? Savings?

Paying for college is a daunting task and one that is easily procrastinated. It happens every year that we have students that truly want to go to school, but have not figured out HOW they are going to make it happen.

Scholarships are a great way to pay for school, but they take work. Often times, this is the biggest hurdle students run into is finding the time. Writing essays, listing leadership, community service, this all takes a lot of time. But, it can truly pay off. Watch those deadlines and rather than waiting till the last minute, work on it a bit every week until its done. I have watched many kids take the time to do this and little by little, they were able to help pay for school.

FAFSA (free application for federal student aid)  is another big one that many people think they simply do not qualify for. Many don’t qualify for grants, but this also how you can qualify for workstudy (a job on campus) or student loans through the government. No one really wants to go into debt for school, but what better investment than yourself? If you have not completed your FAFSA, do it today!

Get a job, use your my529 plan, join the military. These are all ways you can pay for college as well.

No matter how you decide to pay for college, don’t put it off! Don’t wait until April to decide that you need to apply for scholarships or apply for FAFSA. By that point, most scholarships have been awarded and many financial aid deadlines have passed at the colleges and universities. Even if college is not for you, remember that the Utah technical colleges accept FAFSA. Get a certificate, a two year degree, a four year degree or more, just do something.

Need help? Mrs. Dangerfield or your counselor in the counseling office wants to help you get where you want to go. Don’t wait!

US News article on overlooked ways to pay for college.