SHS Virtual College Visits - Instead of on-site visits, many local colleges will be conducting virtual visit opportunities with SHS seniors. These are great opportunities to visit with and get information from college admissions reps who will likely be reviewing your application! The following is a list of dates and times along with virtual links to access these visits: (Dates and times subject to change, so check often!)

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Wednesday College Information Zoom Sessions - SHS School Counseling Department will be presenting College Information Zoom sessions every Wednesday from 11:00-12:00 noon from October through December. Counselors will email zoom links to their students each week. Topics will be important pieces of the college admissions process that every college-going senior needs to know to successfully complete their admissions process this year. A general Help Desk will also be scheduled each Wednesday from 11-12 beginning October 14 for students or parents to have their specific questions answered. Below is the schedule of topics:

  • September 30    General Overview of College Admissions Process
  • October 7             College and Career Research (for those who missed their Junior Meeting)
  • October 7             College Applications and Essays
  • October 14           Counselor and Teacher Letters of Recommendation Using Naviance              
  • October 14           Help Desk                                                                                                          
  • October 21           Financial Aid Process and the FAFSA (Presented by FAME)                            
  • October 21           Help Desk                                                                                                        
  • October 28           Community College / Technical School Admissions and Applications          
  • October 28           Help Desk                                                                                                  
  • November 4         Scholarship Searches                                                                                  
  • November 4         Help Desk                                                                                                    
  • November 18       Help Desk                                                                                                  
  • December 2         Help Desk                                                                                                  
  • December 9         Help Desk                                                                                                               
  • December 16       Help Desk                                                                                                            
  • TBD (March?)      Evaluating Financial Aid Packages and Choosing a College

Financial Aid Help - FAME (The Finance Authority of Maine) will be presenting a number of Financial Aid information sessions, and FAFSA help sessions throughout October. These sessions are chock full of important, need-to-know financial aid information. Please go to www.famemaine.com/events to register!