Presented by PHEAA: Borrowing for Higher Education Following up on the highly successful “Covering The Gap” webinar series, PHEAA now offers a series of one-hour webinars focused more specifically on the borrowing aspect of higher education finance. A significant percentage of students find that grants, scholarships, work-study, savings, PA529, and other funding sources are insufficient to meet the total cost of attending postsecondary school. In an ideal situation, borrowing would not be necessary; yet, considering the lifelong value of a higher education, borrowing can be a smart investment. Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Private Student Loan Program will provide an in-depth look at federal and private education loans, to include calculating the amount to borrow, understanding loan terms and conditions, navigating the application process, keeping an eye on debt levels while attending college, and effectively managing debt after graduation. The discussion will also provide a glimpse into the world of credit decisions. Please register below to join us for one or more of these informative presentations. Active participation is encouraged via Q&A!
Find out if a career in Imaging is for you! Attend event at Reading Hospital School for an exciting presentation on their two imaging curriculum areas: Medical Imaging (radiography) and Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS). This program-specific information session will be offered in both fall and spring semesters (2019-2020) at the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
WHEN: November 5, 2019: 6 to 7:30 p.m. and/or February 18, 2020: 6 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences 1025 Old Wyomissing Road, Reading, PA 19612 INFO: Registration required. Call 484-628-0100 or go to reading.towerhealth.org/discover
Don’s miss this opportunity if you are interested in career in the medical field.
On Thursday October 24th, students, parents and guardians are invited to the high school auditorium at 6:00 PM to learn how to apply for all types of financial aid, including completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required to determine eligibility for most student aid programs
Plan on attending this informative session sponsored by the PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) and the Counseling office. Topics will include: How to plan and pay for college and career schools Resources available to students and parents Scholarships Upcoming Career and College related events
Please contact your School Counselor with any questions.
“What should I major in if I am good at mathematics?”“Other than teaching, what else can I do after graduation if I study mathematics in college?”
These questions are probably not alien to you. How do you usually answer your students? Better than giving them an answer, you can actually let your students discover an answer for themselves! The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware (EPaDel) Section is organizing a Careers in Mathematics Conference. All K-12 and college students, teachers, and professors are welcome!
https://www.commonapp.org/ is a place for you to learn about the college admissions process understand how to plan and apply to college, and discover all that different colleges have to offer. If you are planning to use the Common Application to apply to college use the following resources to guide you!
There is a nice “What is the Common App” sheet and How the First Year Common App” works sheet. Check it out to learn more.
Penn Manor Counselors have coordinated Admission Decision Day with Millersville University on November 11th.
Millersville University Admissions Decision Day: Tuesday, November 12th
Deadline to apply to MU online by November 4th *Select “fee waiver” and enter code:FR2020 on the Millersville Application (recommended not to use the Common App for Admissions Decision day to use fee waiver).
Admissions Decision Day means that a student will meet one-on-one with an Admissions rep here at Penn Manor High School. During this one-on-one meeting the student will find out if he/she got into the university. *Art and Music Majors will require an additional review process. In that case, the Admissions rep at the event will explain the process to the students and provide feedback on their application.
Dress clean and professionally on the day of the event to meet with the admissions reps
Bring a copy of your first marking period report card and/or letters of recommendations if you need that additional competitive edge or need to supplement for low grades in the past.
Test Scores: If you already have your test results, the PMHS Counselors will provide it if you have signed-up online. If you are schedule to take them in the future, please request your SAT through www.collegeboard.org and/or ACT scores through www.act.org
Transcripts: If you have signed up online, the PMHS Counselors will provide it to the college if you have signed-up online.
October 19, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Temple University School of Art
The Philadelphia Architecture + Design College Fair is free and open to the public. High school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors will have the opportunity to learn about programs in architecture and other built environment disciplines. They will have a chance to speak with over 45 colleges and universities. Counselors and teachers are also welcome to attend to learn more about design disciplines.
There will be two featured panels during the event:”Life as an Architecture Student” from 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.”Pathways in the Profession” from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Miranda Westrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-204-9135.
Seniors: Are you planning to attend Millersville University this fall? Are you interested in finding work on campus? If so, the Millersville University Store welcomes applicants to work in the University Store beginning the summer of 2019 and continuing into the fall semester. The position would include duties such as working a cash register, stocking shelves, helping customers, and other tasks. Wages start at $7.25 an hour. If you’re interested, stop down in the counseling office to check out the job board or send an email expressing your interest to Audrey Herr at email@example.com or call at 717-871-7610.
What: Representatives from a variety of local businesses, industries, and colleges will provide information about their short-term training and educational opportunities available to students after graduating high school. HACC, CTC, Thaddeus Stevens, and the National Guard are among the participants who plan to attend. This is a great way to learn about your options and introduce yourself to representatives!
When: Thursday, April 25th during Homeroom
Sign up in the counseling office or by clicking here
Interested in Dual Enrollment options? HACC’s Lancaster campus is offering a Dual Enrollment orientation on April 17th from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. This is a great way for students and parents to learn more about the educational opportunities available at HACC for Dual Enrollment, as well as meet HACC admissions counselors. Stop down in the counseling office to pick up a flier.
Are you a rising junior or senior, been admitted to HACC for fall 2019, an undecided senior, or interested in dual enrollment? If so, make sure to stop down in the high school counseling office to pick up a permission slip for HACC Experience Day, which will take place on Friday, April 12 from 9am-1pm. Completed permission slips can be turned in up until Tuesday, March 26th in the counseling office. This is a great way to explore the programs HACC has to offer, as well as learn about dual enrollment opportunities. Lunch will be provided, and attending this event can be used as the experiential component of your graduation project!
If you were not able to attend the Dual Enrollment meeting, or would like to look back at specific information from the presentation, please download this Dual Enrollment Presentation-Spring 2019 meeting document.
Dual Enrollment Forms are in the school counseling office. Please email Miss Fry firstname.lastname@example.org or your school counselor if you have questions.
What? Learn about HACC’s wide variety of educational opportunities, including academic programs, financial aid and scholarships, transferring HACC credits to four-year schools, study abroad opportunities, dual enrollment, and more! HACC will provide FREE food, drinks, and a T-Shirt! Anyone who is interested in attending a HACC campus after graduation or participating in dual enrollment during high school should attend!