Penn State York- Fall Events

Fall events at Penn State York are a perfect opportunity for your college-bound juniors and seniors to learn more about Penn State before the November 1 early action application deadline and December 1 priority Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline! We are offering a variety of both virtual and in-person events.

Penn State Day Open House: Saturday, October 9 (in-person event)
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 walking 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.

Application Workshop (Virtual)

Admissions Counselors will be on-hand to help you work on the Penn State application. Application fee waiver of $65 for those who attend!

September 25 @ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register here.

FAFSA Workshop (Virtual)

Admissions and Financial Aid staff will be available to assist you as you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Limited spaces available

November 29 @ 4:00-6:00 p.m. Register here.

Recording of Virtual College 101 Event!

For those of you who missed the virtual 101 event, here is the video link as well as the slides from the presenters.

Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q7QVL2KYiqPCMDfrAKI8dw-02Ig_qj67/view?usp=sharing

Google Slides : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTdkTDiqBu1O-Q6a2t0YRzil2YZxycbuaDT8EFpT1KfITLlPFHipKjgfYMo35V3qWJ71kKQqK-WbFSO/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

PHEAA Sept Webinars: Planning & Scholarships – for all grade levels

September PHEAA webinars are here to assist with planning!

Financial Aid Timeline – Know What To Do When     Sept 9, Thursday, 6:30 pm;  Sept 16, Thursday, Noon;  Sept 23, Thursday, 6:30 pm;  Sept 28, Tuesday, Noon 

THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT-NOT PENN MANOR SPONSORED. PENN MANOR FINANCIAL AID NIGHT IS SEPTEMBER 20th at 6:00pm in the Manor Middle School Auditorium/Cafeteria. Financial Aid Night

Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education.  The journey will begin before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness.  One thing is for certain:  it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience.  This one-hour presentation will provide the starting points – and web resources – for effective research before, during, and after your student makes postsecondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key.  Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

Searching for Scholarships and Affording the Balance   Sept 14 Tuesday Noon;  Sept 21 Tuesday 6:30 pm;  Sept 30 Thursday Noon

There are many ways to pay for education, and one important step is to search and apply for Scholarships. More free money equals less borrowing.  This presentation will review the types of options available, along with tips on applying.  It will also offer samples of fun scholarship options to get you started.  We’ll then review what to do about the balances that might be left over in order to make affordable higher education decisions.  Join Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray from PHEAA’s PAForward Program for an hour of detailed information on this topic.

Register at:  Pheaa.org/Virtual

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Q&A

Q&A session for students interested in attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies.

Register with this link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAscOqtrTMuHtLSOJygP9rbEUjJ8NU4PuGh

Date: August 31, 2021

Time: 6 p.m. ET

Who: All interested students

What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding Midshipmen. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the admissions process and what it’s really like to attend USMMA.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Federal Service Academies are not for everyone but we encourage those students looking to serve their country and accept a demanding academic schedule to apply. Like all federal service academies, there is no application fee for USMMA.

Our rigorous four-year academic program is highlighted by the Academy’s Sea Year experience. Through this unique program, every student gains real-world leadership experience working aboard commercial ships sailing to ports around the world during three academic terms. Our students pursue a degree in one of five majors offered through two Academic Departments: Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation. Students receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost.

Graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy earn a Bachelor of Science degree, a U.S. Coast Guard license, and a commission in the United States Armed Forces. Our graduates have an option to work as ship’s officers in the United States maritime industry or serve as commissioned officers on active duty in any branch of service.

More information about the Academy can be found here.

Virtual Camp College


Virtual Camp College is back for 2021!

PACAC’s Camp College went virtual in 2020, and is planning a revival of this popular program for 2021.

Virtual Camp College or VCC is happening on three different dates for this year: 
June 17, July 17, or August 17
Unlike previous years, we’re running all off sessions in one day. All dates of VCC will be the same programming, so just choose the date that works best for you. 

Registration is now open – Please click here! 

Who VCC Is For First-generation, low-income, underrepresented students who are interested in attending college after they graduate from high school.Students set to graduate from high school in the classes of 2022 or 2023.Parents or family members of students who are set to graduate in the classes of 2022 or 2023. 
The VCC Schedule (all on ZOOM)-
Thursday, June 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday, July 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
Tuesday, August 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
All dates of VCC will be the same programming, so just choose the date that works best for you. 
Session Offerings
VCC will feature sessions presented by secondary school-based counselors and college admissions professionals from around the Commonwealth. Topics will include:
-College Admissions Fundamentals
-Paying for College
-Doing Virtual College Research
-Writing A Great College Essay
-Finding Success In College
…And so many more!
There will also be two virtual college panels, featuring representatives from colleges across the Commonwealth.

Completion Certificates
These are available to any participant who attends all sessions in a single day. Certificates will be mailed by the end of August 2021 to all students who complete the program. Students can put their certification of attendance to this awesome program right on their college resume. If you have any questions, please email them to CampCollege@pacac.org

Starbucks- Careers and College

Did you know that Starbucks offers free online tuition to both Part Time and Full Time employees (partners)?

Starbucks is “committed to the success of our partners (employees). Every benefits-eligible U.S. partner working part- or full-time receives 100% tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program. Choose from over 100 diverse undergraduate degree programs, and have our support every step of the way.”

Find more information here. They are currently hiring in many Lancaster County locations!

There are many other companies that offer tuition assistance as well! Check out some of those places by visiting yescollege.

PACAC Spring Virtual College Fairs!

PSCA is pleased to announced that PACAC is partnering with StriveScan to host virtual college fairs in Spring 2021. The first event will take place on March 22-23 from 5:00pm-7:45pm ET. Students and counselors can view the schedule and register at the following link https://www.strivescan.com/pennsylvania/ There are additional college fairs on the following dates:

Monday, April 12th or Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time

Monday, June 7th or Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time

Transfer Virtual College Fair: For all transfer students throughout Pennsylvania (and for colleges that wish to recruit students from Pennsylvania)

Tuesday, May 11th or Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time

Explore Penn State Programs

Juniors, if you are undecided or considering one of Penn State’s most popular programs of Engineering or Nursing then check out this opportunity. Join the virtual program dates for an introduction to the high interest areas of engineering and nursing. These programs will not only provide a helpful overview of each discipline, but they will explain the various Penn State options that students have if they desire to study in one of these fields. Register today to attend:

Help with the FAFSA Form

Do you need help with filing the Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)? The FAFSA is used by students to apply for financial aid such as grants, work study and student loans. You will be able to ask our Higher Education Access Partners questions about the FAFSA during this interactive webinar. Join this webinar for a walk through of filling out the form. Click the button to register!

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.