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Seniors (Class of 2021)

February 16, 2021

Congratulations on making it through first semester of senior year!  It’s wonderful to see so many of you back in the building. 

We know you all are at different points in the journey of figuring out what you plan to do after PNHS, and that’s ok.  The College & Career Center wants to highlight a few things that may be of interest to you as you are nearing graduation.

 

Joliet Junior College (JJC) Application Workshop (for admission and scholarship applications)

 

Do you plan to attend Joliet Junior College (JJC) after graduation?  Do you need help filling out your application for JJC?  Are you interested in learning more about JJC scholarships?  Sign up now for the virtual JJC Application Workshop scheduled for this Thursday, February 18 from 12 – 1pm.  Fill out this form to register:  https://forms.gle/o454849zXGNh8QK67.

 

Midyear transcripts

 

Is a college you applied to asking you to submit a midyear transcript for your 7th semester grades?  If you need a midyear transcript, please email the request to your Counselor.  Counselors will send midyear transcripts out through Naviance.

 

Scholarships

 

Visit Naviance and the PNHS College & Career Center Scholarship page for more information about scholarships.

 

Completing the FAFSA/CCRI graduation requirement

 

As you know, there are two new state graduation requirements this year that must be completed in order to receive a diploma:  the College and Career Readiness Indicator (CCRI) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  More details are listed below about how to complete these two graduation requirements.

College and Career Readiness Indicator (CCRI)

The CCRI must be completed in Naviance.  Under the About Me menu, select My Surveys>Surveys Not Started and fill out the CCRI.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Completion of the FAFSA is mandatory if you are planning on attending a 2 or 4-year university after high school and may be needed for some technical schools as well.  If this is the route you are planning to take and you have not already completed the FAFSA, please complete this at your earliest convenience.  For those students whose post-graduation plans do not require the FAFSA, you can complete the FAFSA opt-out form to meet the graduation requirement.

If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, please contact Kayce Fuentes from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) at kayce.fuentes@illinois.gov.

 

Update college application status and set attending college in Naviance

 

Once you have applied to colleges and received your admission decisions, please update this information in Naviance.  Go to Colleges>Colleges I’m Applying To.  In the Application column, update the status of your college applications to “Accepted”, “Waitlisted”, or “Denied”.  Then scroll down to the bottom of the screen and update the College that I’m Attending once you have made your decision.

We really appreciate you doing this.  This data is what populates our scattergrams to show future PNHS seniors whether or not they will likely be accepted to colleges based on their GPA and SAT/ACT scores. 

 

Still need help?

 

  • If you have questions about a specific college:  Contact the college Admissions Office or Financial Aid Office
  • If you have questions about college research or the college application process:  Contact the College & Career Counselor, Mrs. Hurst, or your PNHS Counselor
  • If you are interested in the military:  Reach out to the local recruiting office
  • If you are interested in trade school:  Reach out to the local union to become familiar with the process and requirements

We are here to support you all through this journey!  Please send an email to me or the other Counselors with any questions.

Mrs. Hurst, College & Career Counselor

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