BerryHill, Public Schools

Counselor's Corner

FYI:

ATTN CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT STUDENTS:  Mrs. Ingram will have a TCC Concurrent enrollment student and parent information session on Monday, August 7th at 5:30 in the auditorium. Please make plans to attend to get all of your questions regarding concurrent enrollment answered!

Are you a low-income, high-achieving junior?? Quest Bridge is the program for you! Visit http://www.questbridge.org for more information. 

Reminder: Seniors must be within one credit of earning their diploma in order to participate in graduation! Get those classes made up!

SENIORS: Mrs. Ingram just updated the scholarship list on the school website!! Money for college!! Apply!! Apply!! Apply!!
 
Sudents check out fastweb.com. Tools students need for college all in one place and always for free.

Students make sure to check college websites for upcoming events for the schools you are applying to!

ACT PREP OPPORTUNITIES:

FREE ACT, AP, and EOI Prep! http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests

FREE ACT MATH PREP!! www.actalgebrapractice.com click on "school course" and use "free" as password.
 
University of Oklahoma offers an ACT Prep course on the Saturday before each national test date. Costs is $100.00 and you may register at youth.ou.edu

TCC ACT test prep packages –Costs range from $35.00 for a single package to $129.00 for full prep package. See Mrs. Ingram or contact TCC at 918-595-7200 for more information.

Northeastern State University offers ACT Prep Camp on the following Saturday: May 20. The cost is $85. Find out more information and register here: https://academics.nsuok.edu/continuingeducation/ACTPrepCamps.aspx

Upcoming Events/Announcements:

  • OSU Technology Camp: June 4-9. Apply here: http://cepd.okstate.edu/isyte
  • OU's Sooner Saturday: April 29, 2017- Register here: http://ou.edu/go2/soonersaturday
  • 25 FREE Summer Academic Camps will be happening across the state for 8th-12th graders. Find out more information and register here: okhighered.org/summer-academies 
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  • 2017 Young People's Creative Writing Contest: http://teens.tulsalibrary.org/ypcwc
  • University of Alabama Early College Program. Find out more information here: http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu
  • Interested in studying abroad?? Visit http://www.asse.com for more information and learn how to register!
  • Need a summer job?? Camp Tallchief is look for lifeguards, trip leaders, and camp counselors. Find out more information by calling 918-336-3378, or email bsimpson@gseok.org
  • Need help with your FAFSA application?? Here is a GREAT tool to help you out!***NEW FAFSA APPLICATION OPEN DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2016! http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/fafsa-guide/
  • TCC's New Student Orientation: All graduating seniors that are new degree seeking students, including Tulsa Achieves students, are required to attend a New Student Orientation session. After the orientation, students will visit TCC advisers and enroll in coursework. It's extremely important to sign up for an orientation session as soon as possible. Students can register at http://www.tulsacc.edu/orientation. Concurrent students will still follow the same process for applying and enrolling in classes. For more information contact Student Recruitment Services.
     
  • Check out this website to view over 200 available scholarship opportunities: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/scholarship-search
  • Get FAFSA Application help here: https://www.nitrocollege.com/fafsa-guide

Need help learning how to pay for college? Visit http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/schools/oklahoma/ to get the help you need!

If you have any questions about any information contained in this publication or anything else I can assist you with, please feel free to contact me by e-mail gina.ingram@berryhillschools.org or by telephone (918-445-6014). 

8th, 9th & 10th graders: Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP) scholarship program is for students whose annual family income is $50,000 or less. If qualified for this program it can EARN FREE COLLEGE TUITION! Students must enroll during the 8th, 9th or 10th grade. You start preparing for college early by taking high school courses that will help you succeed. Once a student has completed the program's requirements, the OK Promise scholarship will help pay your tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year or four-year university. Apply online at www.okpromise.org or pick up an application with Mrs. Ingram.

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors: OKcollegestart.org offers students point-to-point directions on college planning. Get started at OKcollegestart.org and click on MyInfo. Students can navigate OKcollegestart.org to: Explore college admission standards for every college in Oklahoma, learn about ways to pay for their college, and request high school transcripts & submit them with your college application online.

Seniors/Parents: To apply for federal financial aid(grants, work-study and loans) and the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program(OTAG), you and your parents MUST COMPLETE the FAFSA. Even if you don't think you'll need financial aid (or qualify for it), it's important that you fill out the FAFSA, just in case. Once the form is processed, you'll receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) and award notifications or "packages" from each of the schools you listed. Packages can include any combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities to help you meet college costs. You can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you apply online, you and your parents will need to request a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov, which allows you to electronically sign your FAFSA application. Call 800.FED.AID or ask your counselor if you need help. Students may begin applying after October 1st, 2016.

Seniors/Parents: Helpful Resources for financial aid:
www.oklahomamoneymatters.org