Thursday, September 9, 2010

Going to College?

In order to receive scholarships and get into most colleges, you’ll need to take your ACT, if you haven’t already. The upcoming test is September 11, 2010 but the deadline for applications was on August 6th, 2010. If you missed the deadline, you can sign up for the next one on October 23, 2010 – the deadline is September 17, 2010. Packets for the ACT can be found in Mrs. Ramey’s office or you can register online at

It’s never too early to take your ACT, even in your freshman year. Your highest cumulative score is what colleges accept. You may take the ACT as many times as needed. Taking the test without writing is only $33.00 and with it, the price is $48.00. The writing section lasts an hour after the no writing ACT is over. If curious about which one you should take, visit the website of the college you plan to go to and check out the major you’re planning to take. There should be information about the ACT or SAT score required to take that major.

After taking the test, you’ll receive your scores in about 3 weeks. For college-bound seniors, these scores are dire. The deadline for the PROMISE scholarship is on March 1, 2011. To meet the requirements, you must have a 3.0 GPA, a 22 cumulative score, and a 20 on all of your sub scores. This year for the upcoming fall 2011 classes, PROMISE is awarding up to $4750 per person eligible.

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