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ACT: General Information

Due to complications with scheduling assessments due to COVID-19, ACT has postponed its original plan to allow students to retake individual sections and then use their best results to Superscore. ACT had planned to implement this test option beginning September 2020.  However, ACT has announced that section retesting will be postponed until a date to be determined later. Students will be required to have completed one full ACT before they are eligible to retake individual sections. Be aware that many, but not all, colleges accept Superscoring. Review the admission requirements of the specific colleges your student is considering by reading from the college website to know if those colleges accept ACT Superscores.

The  December and April ACT testing dates at Saturday national testing centers continue to be the only options when students have the opportunity to order the TRI which means resources come back to the student following testing at a small fee.  Resources include test questions, the student's answers, and the answer key for that test. These materials can be helpful when studying for future ACT testing

For more information, please click here to visit the ACT website. 

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Growing Trend in Test-Optional Colleges

Follow this link to learn more about colleges that are test-optional with regards to the ACT/SAT: http://fairtest.org/2019-best-year-ever-testoptional-higher-ed-admissi

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Early Decision vs. Early Action

Follow this link to help determine if Early Decision or Early Action is right for you:
https://professionals.collegeboard.org/guidance/applications/early


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Paying for College

Follow this website from Sallie Mae to learn basic information about paying for college: https://www.payingforcollegeresource.com/?dtd_cell=SMSCGESCSOSOOTOTOTHOTHRN

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SwiftStudent: Free online tool to help students apply for financial aid appeal 


Has COVID-19 resulted in unexpected financial challenges after your FAFSA submission?  Would you like to request an appeal in your financial aid package? SwiftStudent is a free and secure online tool to help with the financial aid appeal process. Learn about SwiftStudent here: https://formswift.com/swift-student

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Searching for Private Scholarships and Going Merry

Click here to find 6 great options for searching for private scholarships.

Click here to view some of the most frequently used questions for scholarship essays.

Create an account with Going Merry for tips on searching local, state, and national college scholarships as well as suggestions for writing essays:

https://www.goingmerry.com/

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Christian Colleges

Follow these links to research a variety of Christian Colleges: https://christianconnector.com/Christian-colleges-form-SS.cfm
and  https://applicationu.com

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Degrees in Cyber Security

Follow this link to learn more about degrees and careers in Cyber Security:  https://cyberdegreesedu.org/

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Degrees in Health Care Administration Fields

Follow this link to learn more about options in the area of Health Care Administration: https://discoverhealthadmin.org/degree
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Discover Grand Canyon University   

Would you like to visit Grand Canyon University? Grand Canyon University offers the "fly-in" two-night program to discover GCU. The goal of the "fly-in" program is to be able to leave GCU with confidence in the direction you want your future to go in. The tour will include the opportunity to learn about your college of interest; identify what degree program you would like to pursue; gain in-depth program information; participate in hands-on activities; tour the campus, and meet current students in your college of interest. 


For more information, please click here to visit the Grand Canyon University website.

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Close Up: Washington DC  High School Programs

Close Up is the nation's premier nonprofit, not partisan civic education organization. Since, 1971, over 900,000 students and teachers have participated in our experiential learning programs. 

Close Up ensures their students will have a safe and memorable trip made possible through their all-inclusive package that includes travel, lodging, 24-hour supervision, and access to medical care as needed.  Close Up is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will inspire students to become active participants in our democracy. 

If your student is interested in applying to Close Up, please contact Keri M. Cook: kcook@closeup.org and visit www.CloseUp.org

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Christian Colleges Fair: Save the Date


Saturday, February 29, 2020
10 am to noon
Colonial Presbyterian Church
9500 Wornall Road, KC MO 64114
Free seminar: Getting the Most Financial Aid

Christian Colleges Fair: Save the Date


Saturday, February 29, 2020
10 am to noon
Colonial Presbyterian Church
9500 Wornall Road, KC MO 64114
Free seminar: Getting the Most Financial Aid