Instant Decision Day-Millersville University

Millersville University will be doing Instant Admissions Decision Day Wednesday, December 16th. This is where you can apply online, meet with an admissions rep on a virtual call for about 10 minutes to find out if you are accepted!

Applying now through this method means that you don’t have to pay to send your test scores* and you don’t have to do the essay portion of the application.  Sign-up now:


1) Register for Instant Decision Day with Millersville ASAP for timeslot https://apply.millersville.edu/register/PennManorIDD20
2) Apply to Millersville on their website (easier than the common app) https://apply.millersville.edu/apply/
3) Request Transcripts on Xello. If you are having trouble, you can sign-up on this google form for the counselors to send it. https://forms.gle/qmewTDJbkCq1a4je7

*Millersville University is test-optional for students with a GPA higher than 3.2. If your GPA is lower than a 3.2, then please request on the form below for your counselor to send any test scores we have for you (PSAT/SAT/ACT). https://forms.gle/qmewTDJbkCq1a4je7. If you don’t have either, please talk to your counselor to prepare for an admissions interview.

Financial Aid Night

October 29th at 6pm

Google Meet Live Session, Thursday, October 29th at 6 PM. A link will be emailed to your Penn Manor Gmail and in the grade level Google classroom if you registered. Penn Manor’s PHEAA Representative, Sonya Mann-McFarlane, and counselors will host a Q & A  with breakout sessions to complete your FAFSA.
All parents/guardians and grades welcomed, but it is targeted to 11th and 12th graders
You can watch this informational video before the event.  

Upcoming College Events

 
                              Meet your Counselor, Caitlin!      
 
LOCK HAVEN UNIVERSITY IS COMING TO A PANERA NEAR YOU! Come meet with Caitlin to discuss the endless possibilities of a high quality affordable education! 

Spots are limited, and you must preregister to attend. Bring along your transcripts. Many students will receive a decision on the spot. Apply HERE before your appointment!

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts

Interested in a career in Culinary or Baking and Pastry? There are three options to see what IUP has to offer! Email Barry Saylor (bsaylor@iup.edu) with a date and time below for a Zoom link to the presentation.

Presentation and Pasta Demo (45 minutes, see dates times below) 

  • October 14, Wednesday, times 8:30am and 12:45pm  
  • November 2, Monday, times 8am and 12:00pm  
  • November 10, Tuesday, times 8am and 10:30am  
  • November 13, Friday, times 8am and 12:00pm 
  • November 19, Thursday, times 9am and 12:30pm  
  • November 23, Monday, times 8:30am and 12:00pm 
  • December 1, Tuesday, times 8:30am and 12:00pm 

Presentation or One on One Discussions with Students (short, approximately 15 minutes) 

  • October 13, Tuesday 8:30-9:30am or 1:30-3:00pm 
  • October 19, Monday 8:30-9:30am or 1:30-3:00 
  • October 20, Tuesday 8:30-11:30am 
  • October 23, Friday 8:00-9:00am 
  • October 26, Monday 1:00-3:00 
  • October 29, Thursday 8-9:00am 
  • November 3, Tuesday 8:30-9:30am or 1:30-3:00 
  • November 5, Thursday 8:00-9:00am or 1:30-3:00 
  • November 6, Friday 8:00-9:00am  

Full virtual presentation and tour of campus (Use link to schedule) https://welcome.iup.edu/culinaryarts/Events/List?ID=10 


HACC is offering Virtual Information Sessions, Coffee Chats with an Admissions Counselor, and Application Days.  We are asking students to pre- register for these events.  Students can find this information online at https://www.hacc.edu/Admissions/Connect/virtual-information-sessions.cfm

Fall 2020 Virtual Open House–  Open House will be October 28th, 2020 at noon and at 6PM.  Please have students pre- register at https://www.hacc.edu/Admissions/Connect/Open-House.cfm


GET - Millersville University

We are excited to announce our ‘Ville Decision Day for students looking to enroll in the Fall 2021 semester!  Appointments available on October 14, 2020. If you would like to meet with an admissions representative and receive an application decision please follow through these steps:

  • Use the calendar on this page to register for a time to speak to an admissions counselor regarding your application.
  • Submit your completed application at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment.(You can apply here.) 
  • Request to have your high school transcript sent electronically to the university. 

University of Virginia

The following is a list of scheduled programs for the fall:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday/select Saturdays: Virtual Information Session and Tour
    • A virtual information session hosted by a dean, a virtual tour hosted by our student interns, and a live Q&A with current students.
       
  • Saturday, October 31st: Native/Indigenous Community Panel
    • A virtual event hosted by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Outreach Team for students and their families to learn more about academics, social life, and cultural involvement.

In late October, we are planning a weeklong series of virtual events for prospective students to learn more about specific schools, departments, resources, activities, and daily life at UVA. There will be more coming out shortly about the schedule and registration for this series.


Keystone Virtual College Exploration

PACAC is proud to present our Keystone Virtual College Exploration program, for all Pennsylvania students, October 1 – November 6. Registration is now open for students, parents, and counselors. Click here for more information.

ACADEMY NIGHT 2020 (Virtual)

Congressman Lloyd Smucker (PA11) Presents Virtual ACADEMY NIGHT 2020

 

MEET REPRESENTATIVES FROM:

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY

UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY

ROTC NROTC AFROTC

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2020

WHERE: online- RSVP to receive link!

TIME: 7pm

RSVP* by October 9, 2020 to Mary O’Connor at mary.oconnor@mail.house.gov to receive link.  

link will be emailed to you no later than 24 hours prior to event.
*Rsvp MUST INCLUDE your name (and anyone attending the event), email address, school attending (and current grade), and top academy/rotc choice

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Bard College Presents Virtual College Exploration

Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process, invites you to its upcoming:

Virtual College Exploration 
Sunday, September 27- Wednesday, September 30, 2020
4 days of presentations and information sessions with 42 Colleges That Change Lives

Bard College’s presentation will take place on
Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00 pm (Central Time).
Students, click here to register.

Please note that you need to register for each session that you are interested in attending. All events are free of charge and open to all students and counseling professionals.

Penn State Day Virtual Open House

Saturday, October 10


Virtual fall events at Penn State York are a perfect opportunity for college-bound juniors and seniors to learn more about Penn State before the November 15 Early Action application deadline and December 1 priority Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline!
Penn State Day Virtual Open House: Saturday, October 10
Students will learn about the admissions and financial aid award processes and timeline, have an opportunity to interact with our faculty and current students, and view campus via a virtual campus tour. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Students will receive a $65 application fee waiver. Students can register online or call 717-771-4040.
Virtual Application and FAFSA Completion Workshops:
Students are invited to attend a virtual workshop with admissions and financial aid staff who will guide students on how to complete their Penn State online application and/or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Space is limited. A $65 application fee waiver will be applied to all applicants who attend a workshop. Students can register online or call 717-771-4040.
Virtual Application Completion Workshop:
Saturday, September 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Monday, October 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop:
Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Monday, November 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Strategy Virtual Courses via Zoom: Thursdays, October 8 – November 19 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Fully qualified instructors will assist students in improving their math and critical reading/writing skills, as well as in providing guidance for test-taking strategies. The $295 tuition fee includes the College Board SAT Study Guide.
To learn more, and to register, students can go to SAT Preparation.
Important Penn State Application Deadlines for the Fall 2021 Semester:
Early Action: November 15
FAFSA: December 1
Penn State will continue to accept applications for admission after the dates listed above, however, priority placement and scholarship awards are given to students who complete their application by the suggested deadlines.
Please note that Penn State has moved into a test-optional evaluation process for the 2021 admissions cycle. We are making this change to give Penn State applicants a choice that will ease the anxiety that many future students and families are experiencing as a result of test-taking disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PHEAA PAForward has a new webinar on understanding borrowing for education.

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!

Register for a webinar link    9/22, 9/23, 9/29 and 10/1

Imaging Discovery Events at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences

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.

Financial Aid Night

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.

Careers in Mathematics Conference – at Kutztown University!

“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!

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Venue: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

To participate in this conference, there is a simple registration form available online here.  The pre-registration ends on September 29th, so don’t delay!  please contact Dr. Tony Wong via wong@kutztown.edu. If you have any questions about this conference.

Common App Information–Make sure you are completing your college applications correctly!

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.

Visit www.commonapp.org to learn more.

Admissions Decision Day 2019

Penn Manor Counselors have coordinated Admission Decision Day with Millersville University on November 11th.

Millersville University Admissions Decision Day: Tuesday, November 12th

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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).

Deadline to sign up with PMHS Counseling office by November 4th.

What is Admissions Decision Day? 

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.

Application Tips:

  1. Dress clean and professionally on the day of the event to meet with the admissions reps
  2. 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.

Philadelphia College Fair for Architecture and Design

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 miranda.westrick@temple.edu or 215-204-9135.

See website for more information: https://tyler.temple.edu/philadelphia-architecture-design-fair