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Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School

Guidance Corner

Juniors:  Guidance and the Career Center offered an hour-long presentation showing multiple resources and powerpoints outlining steps for students planning on attending 4 year colleges and registering for the SATs or ACTs. Students who signed up for the presentations and attended now have: (1) an active College and Career Planning Sheet which they can share with parents/guardians, (2) were given directions on registering for the SATs or ACTs (dates to be discussed with their family for Saturday testing), (3) were signed up for a FREE SAT practice and sample test website, and (4) have link to a powerpoint presentation on how to complete the Common Application (if they were interested in using it). Parents/Guardians can link to many of these resources by simply going to our website links at : You can research colleges and check their deadlines, including early deadlines for popular programs, with your students at (they have an account already).

SATs:  The SATs this school year are Saturday May 6th and June 3rd at several local high schools, however, for the first time in over 40 years, they are talking about having a late August 26th testing (you cannot register for it yet and they are saying it might be held at colleges and high schools for that Saturday - no news yet - not definitive.. stay tuned)....

Lastly, the date has been announced for the BOSTON NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR - it is Sunday, May 7, 2017 ... please use this link to sign your student (and you) up to go visit over 400 four year colleges (several 2 year private and technical colleges usually attend also - there is a list on their website which colleges will be there).. the link lets you register with a barcode to get in FREE and to connect with colleges .. recomendations for Seniors applying to college:

  •  As soon as possible after its Oct. 1 release, complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), at, along with any other financial aid applications your chosen school(s) may require. You should submit your FAFSA® by the earliest financial aid deadline of the schools to which you are applying, usually by early February. Refer to the FAFSA: Applying for Aid section of this site as you go through the application process.
  • After you submit the FAFSA, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within three days to three weeks. This document lists your answers to the questions on your FAFSA and gives you some basic information about your aid eligibility. Quickly make any necessary corrections and submit them to the FAFSA processor.
  • If you haven’t done so already, register for and take the standardized tests required for college admission. Check with the colleges you are interested in to see what tests they require.
  • Apply to the colleges you have chosen. Prepare your applications carefully. Follow the instructions, and PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DEADLINES!
  • Well before your college application deadlines, ask your counselor and teachers to submit the required documents (e.g., transcript, letters of recommendation) to the colleges to which you’re applying.
  • Complete any last scholarship applications.
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