· Schedule campus visits. There is a teacher workday in October that would be a good time to visit college campuses. October 12 (PSAT day) is also approved for an excused absence for college visits.
· Attend one of three area College Nights in October. Bring your parents and speak with NC College admission representatives from 2 and 4-yeaer schools Monday, Oct 3, at Benton Convention Center. Winston-Salem 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, Oct 4, at Greensboro Coliseum 5:00 - 8:00, and Wednesday, Oct 19 at Ledford High School Gym 8:00 - 9:00 AM.
· Check the LHS Scholarship Newsletters which are posted October-March on www.ledfordhigh.com. Click "archives" to view previously posted scholarship lists. Also the scholarship list will be posted outside of the Student Services office on the bulletin board with extra copies available in the Student Services office. Check out fastweb.com for other scholarship opportunities.
· Early October is typically the time for early decision/early action. Be sure that you understand the difference and which one is best for you. Obtain financial aid and scholarship information from those colleges. Most regular deadlines will be November or January.
· Determine if the schools to which you are applying require the PROFILE form for financial aid. Forms are available at www.collegeboard.com or the toll-free telephone number is 800-778-6888. The PROFILE forms are required for all applicants to: NC A&T, UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Duke, Davidson College, Elon University, and Jagannathan Scholarship. The PROFILE is used to determine eligibility for non-federal aid, including institutional money.
· Check to see if you need to take any SAT II tests. UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State and some private colleges require the Math Level II C. SAT II is not used in determining admission, but is used to determine placement after a student has been accepted.
· It is a good idea to attach an activity resume to any application that does not provide space on the application. For each extracurricular activity, list three or four bulleted items showing what you've contributed and what you've gained from the experience. (over)