Please pay close attention to application deadlines and get your transcript requests into the guidance office in a timely manner. Due to the massive volume of requests received this time of year, it may take up to at least 10 schools days to process a transcript request.
Mrs. Rebecca Reed - Guidance Director
College Counselor, Senior Counselor (A-Z)
Mrs. Reed will be calling her seniors in for 1:1 meetings during first semester. If you have questions or need support, simply visit guidance and make an appointment to meet with her. There is no need to wait to be called in.
Seniors need to be continuing their focus on their grades throughout the school year. All offers of college admission are subject to a review of a student's final senior transcript.
CLASSROOM GUIDANCE SESSION INFORMATION
Mrs. Reed visited the senior classrooms in September to review the college application and scholarship process. She is encouraging all of them to schedule an appointment with her to discuss their future plans.Financial Aid
Mrs. Reed will be meeting with the seniors at the beginning of second semester to hand out the FAFSA-on-the-Web Worksheet and other information regarding financial aid. Please schedule an appointment with Mrs. Reed for financial aid process assistance.
Consult the following website for valuable information regarding the FAFSA: www.fafsa.ed.gov
Please be sure to pay attention to application deadlines and turn in your transcript requests
to Guidance AT LEAST TEN (10) SCHOOL DAYS
ahead of time to allow for sufficient processing time. Paper transcript requests are available in Guidance or click on the following link to print a form: Transcript-Request-Form.pdf
Priority Application Deadlines (IL State Schools):
University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign: 11/1/2012
Illinois State University: 11/15/2012
Northern Illinois University: 11/15/2012
University of Illinois at Chicago: 1/15/2013
COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS
College representatives visit Marian during the school day throughout the school year. Students interested in meeting with a particular representative must obtain a pass from Mrs. Diamond, Guidance Secretary, at least one day prior to the scheduled visit. Only Seniors may attend these visits and Juniors may attend them beginning second semester.
These meetings are a valuable way to obtain general and specific information, to get questions answered, to express interest, and to establish personal contact with a particular school. Upcoming rep visits are listed on the College Rep Visits page, in Marian's daily announcements, and on a calendar in the Guidance office.
Planning a college campus visit? Don't forget to contact the admissions department of the school to formally schedule your visit. If possible, take a guided tour, meet with an admissions counselor, and meet with a faculty member and student in your department of interest. Click this link for some helpful tips to consider prior to your visit: ACMCollegeVisits.pdf
Be sure to contact the admissions offices, financial aid offices, and specific departments of the schools you are applying to for any additional scholarship information that may be available--some scholarships require separate application forms, beyond the application for admission. Many scholarships have early deadlines, so you should be checking on scholarship availability as soon as possible.SENIOR YEAR COLLEGE PREPARATION TIMELINE
Begin college application process
Complete scholarship apps
Attend college rep visits
Update senior activity form
||Attend college fairs - MCC|
||Attend Financial Aid Meeting - FAFSA explanation|
Complete application process
File for Financial Aid
Continue applying for scholarships
||Deadline to notify colleges of acceptance of offers of admission|