Counselor

Next week October 10 FASFA night contact Mr. Smith to sign up for a time to fill out your FASFA.  Times start at 6pm. and go until 9pm. 

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Dear Senior Parents,

 

There will be two opportunities for parents and students to receive information about the FASFA and other pre-college information.  September 19 at the Murry Co. Extension Center at 6:00p.m. Change of Schedule.  The next step workshop scheuled for Roff on October 25 has been moved to Oct. 10.  You will hear about the Fasfa and other college information and have the opportunity to fill out your FASFA  on that evening. Both workshops are called the NEXT step workshop put on by ECU.

 The registration period for the FASFA opens on October 1st.  This is a change from previous years if you have older children who graduated 2 years ago, or more.  It is very important for you to apply for the FASFA even if you do not think that you will qualify for financial aid.  Many colleges require a FASFA on file to award any scholarships. 

On October 10 at 6:00p.m. senior parents are invited to the High School to take part in a Food and FASFA workshop.  At this workshop, you will be walked through the FASFA form and you will have it completed and ready for submission when you leave!  Please make plans to attend one of the workshops in September and the workshop in October if you have a Senior planning to go to college.

I also want to high light a couple of other dates that will be of importance to you and your senior.  Chad Cargill workshop is September 18. I put a deadline out for this week but if you still want to attend just have your senior talk to me.  The cost is 30 dollars.  On September 20, we will have a representative at the high school during the school day to help students fill out college applications.  The registration deadline for the next ACT test is September 22.  The test date is October 28.  We will be taking the senior to ECU for a College fair on October the 26.

Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions or if there is anything that I can do to help you and your senior as they look forward to life after high school.

 

Sincerely,

 

Todd Smith

Counselor

Roff High School

Gates scholarship dead line is Sept 15.  https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

Students taking the ACT test should consider signing up for the Chad Cargil workshop September 18.  The sign up deadline has been extended to September 5th.  Cost for the workshop is $30 and students must have the money to Mr. Smith no later than September 5 to attend.  

Scholarship Opportunity:  Due date October 25

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ACT National Test Dates and Information

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Required)

September 9, 2017

August 4, 2017

August 5-18, 2017

October 28, 2017

September 22, 2017

September 23-October 6, 2017

December 9, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 4-17, 2017

February 10, 2018

January 12, 2018

January 13-19, 2018

April 14, 2018

March 9, 2018

March 10-23, 2018

June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 5-18, 2018

July 14, 2018*

June 15, 2018

June 16-22, 2018

Test fees:  $46.00 and $62.50 with writing

Fee Waivers are available for students who qualify.  You can use two fee waivers total during your junior and senior years. So you can use one your junior year and one your senior year or two your senior year.  You can also apply for additional fee waiver through your tribal affiliation or upward bound.  You cannot use them for late registration.

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Colleges & Requirements

Admission Criteria for First Time Entering Freshmen  Option 1
Minimum ACT/SAT 
 Option 2
Minimum GPA and Class Rank
Option 3
Minimum ACT/SAT and/or GPA 
 University of Oklahoma
(OU)

 Resident: 24 (ACT) or 1090 (SAT)

AND

3.0 GPA or top 50%

 Resident: 3.0 GPA

AND

top 25%

 
 Oklahoma State University
(OSU)
 
24 (ACT) or 1090 (SAT)

3.0 GPA

AND

top 33%

 3.0 GPA

AND

21 (ACT) or 980 (SAT)

 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

 24 (ACT) or 1090 (SAT)

AND

3.0 GPA or top 50%

 3.0 GPA

AND

top 25%

 3.0 GPA

AND

ACT 22 or SAT 1020

 Regional Universities  
20 (ACT) or 940 (SAT)

 2.7 GPA

AND

top 50%

 
2.7 GPA
 Community Colleges    
No Minimum Required
 

 

 

HELPFUL HINTS TO COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

  1. Read the ENTIRE application before you write anything.

  2. If the application requires an official transcript, request one at least one day ahead of time from the counselor 

  3. Complete all of the student section of the application. Be sure to sign and have your parent sign, if required.

  4. Complete the application neatly.  Type and print online application when possible. When essays or written paragraphs are required, type them on a separate paper, check them carefully, make sure you are using correct grammar and punctuation, check your spelling, and then copy them to the application.

  5. REMEMBER--you are selling yourself on a piece of paper! What does the application say to the people who are reading it?

  6. If you need the counselors or principal to complete part of the application, be sure your part is completed, and then submit it to them at least 3 days in advance. The counselors and principal make every effort to meet deadlines, but please help by submitting applications early. If you ask teachers for letters of recommendation, be sure to indicate the date the form is due and ask them at least one week in advance. Be sure and thank them for their assistance.

  7. When listing ACTIVITIES/MEMBERSHIPS, HONORS AND AWARDS, LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND JOB EXPERIENCE include everything in grades 9-12 only.

  8. Keep a college folder or box of folders with copies of personal essays and letters of recommendation. KEEP A COPY OF EVERYTHING YOU FILL OUT!!

Facts and Fictions of finding and applying scholarships.

 

 

Fiction: We guarantee we will find you a scholarship!
 

Fact: No one can "guarantee" you will receive a scholarship. Scholarships are based on merit, talent, and/or need. Read the fine print before signing anything!


 

Fiction: We'll take care of all the paperwork for you!
 

Fact: No one can actually apply for financial aid for you. Any and all financial aid must be applied by yourself. However, the counselor is here to help with any issues and questions you might have.
 

 

Fiction: We are the only one who have information on unknown scholarships!
 

Fact: There are many "free" resources for financial aid information. Contact your local college, university or vocational-technical school financial aid office.
 

 

Fiction: Most scholarship companies need a credit card to "hold" your scholarship!
 

Fact: Be careful! These are most likely scams. Never give out your credit card or bank account number without first doing some research.


 

Fiction: Free financial aid research at local hotel...Results Guaranteed!
 

Fact: Try attending a seminar sponsored by your high school or a local college. DO NOT go to any remote location not associated with a school or college.


 

Fiction: You are required to pay an "up front" fee to obtain educational loans!
 

Fact: Fees are deducted from the proceeds of the loan. Do not pay fees up front.
 

 

Fiction: Paying a fee will increase your eligibility for more loans and grant money. Millions of dollars go unclaimed each year!
 

Fact: Financial aid eligibility is determined the same for all students filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most of the unclaimed dollars are employer paid benefits which are unavailable to many students.

Academic All-State

In order to be nominated for Academic All-State, you must have taken your ACT by December 1st.  That means you must have taken the ACT by the October date and meet the requirements which include a 30 on the ACT.  Please let me know ASAP if you meet these qualifications.

Oklahoma Academic Scholar

To qualify for this award, you must attain a 3.7 g.p.a. and score at least a 27 on your ACT.  This award is turned in around March 1st.  Please let me know if you meet these qualifications.

NCAA

If you hope to play college athletics, it takes more than just talent in your chosen sport. Athletes must meet course, GPA, and ACT/SAT requirements in order to be eligible to play. These requirements are regulated by the NCAA. You and your coaches should be aware of and follow these requirements to make sure that you can follow your dreams.

 

College-bound student-athletes who want to practice, compete and receive athletically related financial aid during their first year at a Division I or II school need to meet the following requirements:

 

    -Graduate from high school

    -Complete a minimum of 16 core courses for Division I or 14 core courses for Division II.*

    -Earn a minimum required grade-point average (GPA) in core courses.

    -Earn a qualifying test score on either the ACT or SAT

    -Request final amateurism certification from the NCAA Eligibility Center.**

 

            *After August 1, 2013, student-athletes who wish to compete at Division II institutions must complete 16 core courses.

            **Please go to www.eligibilitycenter.org

 

 

For Division I student-athletes who will enroll in August 2015 and later, the requirements to compete in the first year will change. In addition to the above standards, prospects must:

 

    -Earn at least a 2.3 GPA in core courses

    -Meet an increased sliding-scale standard (for example, an SAT score of 1,000 requires a 2.5 high school core course GPA)*

    -Successfully complete 10 of the 16 total required core courses before the start of their senior year in high school.**

 

            *Prospects that earn between 2.0 and 2.3 GPA and meet the current sliding scale standard (for example, an SAT score of 1,000 requires a 2.025 high school core course GPA) will be eligible for practice and athletically related financial aid but not competition.

            **7 of the 10 courses must be successfully completed in English, Math and Science.

 

 

 

Your counselor should have NCAA Clearinghouse Brochures and application materials. You must register in order to be recruited in Division I or II programs. The process includes filing, an application fee, and a high school transcript sent by school officials. More information can be found at www.eligibilitycenter.org

Military

Military Service

 

There are many options of military service. Opportunities include college scholarships and G.I. Bill funding, as well as high-quality training for civilian as well as military jobs and careers. Recruiters are the best source of information on military options. If you are interested, you should talk to several recruiters. As with other post-high school choices, there are steps you need to take now to be qualified when you graduate. Course selection for grades 9-12 is important. The more Math and Science you take, the better off you will be. If you are interested in one of the U.S. Service Academies, you need to start the application process at the beginning of your junior year. For ROTC, the deadline is in November to your senior year. The following checklist will help.

 

*****FOR ALL BRANCHES OF TYPES OF SERVICE you must pass a DRUG TEST and a law enforcement BACKGROUND CHECK. Trouble you get into high school can eliminate any military possibilities for you later.

 

***PROCESS BEGINS in 11th Grade!

 

 

U.S. Service Academies (West Point, Air Force, Naval, Coast Guard)

 

___Take a college preparatory curriculum

___Maintain high grades

___Do well on ACT/SAT (27 ACT is the average acceptance score)

___Participate in student and community service activities

___Accumulate contacts for recommendation letters

___Contact a U.S. Congressman for potential nomination

___Pass a physical fitness agility exam & background check

___If you excel at a varsity sport, you may be able to play at the academy and it may help you gain admission

 

 

 

ROTC (College Scholarship Program)

 

___Take a college preparatory curriculum

___Maintain high grades

___Do well on ACT/SAT (24 - 27 ACT is the average acceptance score)

___Participate in student and community service activities

___Accumulate contacts for recommendation letters

___Pass a physical fitness/agility exam & background check

 

 

 

Full-Time Service (Active Duty)

 

___Take as much Math & Science as possible

___Take ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

___Meet with more than one recruiter

___Pass a physical fitness/agility exam & background check

 

 

 

National Guard/Reserve

 

___Take as much Math & Science as possible

___Take ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

___Meet with more than one recruiter

___Pass a physical fitness/agility exam & background check