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Real Talk: EMPOWERING BLACK STUDENTS TO OWN THEIR FUTURES THEIR WAY
|Real Talk is a virtual college exploration initiative designed to connect Black students and families with Black representatives from colleges and access organizations across the country. Real Talk events were created to provide Black students and their families with the tools they need to feel confident about planning for life after high school. This two-night event will give them an opportunity to compare colleges, hear advice on standing out during the admissions process, learn about special scholarships that can make college more affordable, and get top questions answered directly from the experts.|
|Night 1 on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, features:|
|•Dillard University•Fayetteville State University•Florida A&M University•Morgan State University•Tuskegee University|
|Night 2 on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, features:|
|•Bethune-Cookman University•Claflin University•Morehouse College•Norfolk State University•Tennessee State University•Texas Southern University|
Messiah College Announces Open House
Attending an Open House is a great way to discover if Messiah is the right fit for you!
Explore the academic programs you’re interested in, get a feel for our campus culture, meet our students and faculty, take a campus tour, and learn more about what it means to be part of the Messiah family. Interested in extending your stay? Consider an overnight experience before the event.
Virtual College Fair
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Educational Sessions at 4pm
College Presentations at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm
|Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fair! Sign-up to virtually connect with colleges and universities from around the country for free. During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too! Each program will start with a college knowledge session: |
April 19 – Ask a Counselor
April 27 – Financial Aid
Thaddeus Stevens has a New Program
The Civil Engineering Construction Technology program will launch in the fall of 2022. We’re accepting applications now!
The civil engineering construction industry provides tremendous career advancement, including transformational financial growth.
The theory and hands-on field portions of this program will allow students to develop the skills to work in the construction of roadways, municipal and state infrastructure projects, underground utilities, horizontal site development, and construction of water and wastewater infrastructures.
If you like to work outside with innovative equipment, civil construction is right for you. There will also be opportunities to gain field experience during a summer internship.
For more information, contact our Office of Admissions.
Interested in learning more about our brand new Civil Engineering Construction Technology program? Join us for a virtual info session on February 22 at 7pm! Students who attend this virtual event will have their application fee waived.
Thaddeus Stevens also offer an Associate’s Degree in Water and Environmental Technology.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection requires that operators of drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities are certified. Certification is obtained through a combination of exams and operating systems. The completion of an approved associate degree program significantly reduces the number of years of operating experience required for certification. Students in the Water and Environmental Technology program gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful completion of Department of Environmental Protection examinations.
Interested in learning more about our Water and Environmental Technology program? Join us for a virtual info session on February 23 at 7pm! You’ll have the chance to meet faculty and members of our admissions team, take a virtual tour of the program lab, get answers to questions, find out about financial aid opportunities, and much more. Students who attend this virtual event will have their application fee waived. See you there!
College Fair Field Trip
Now is a great time to begin your college planning! Join the Counseling Department for a Field trip to the PACAC Lancaster College Fair on Tuesday, March 15 from 9:30 am until 11:20 am. The fair will take place at Thaddeus Stevens College. Field Trip forms are available in the Counseling office and Juniors Google Classroom. Forms must be returned by February 25, 2022. Cost is free and space is limited. Masks are required for the bus and in the buildings of the college.
This trip is best suited for Juniors and undecided Seniors.
College Planning Resource
Check out this College Planning Guide for Students and Families, also en Espanol
It’s never too early to be thinking about college! This guide, provided by York College, is presented in Five Steps. These steps will help you plan for college, guide you through college, and prepare you for life after college.
Education Day 2021
Please Join Us For
College and Career Fair
Monday, November 1st in the East Gym
Parents and students are invited to attend Penn Manor Education Day on November 1st, 2021. Over 100 admission representatives will be here from two and four year colleges, technical, nursing and business schools in the East Gym. This is a great opportunity to speak to admission counselors and ask questions about the various Career Preparatory Programs and Colleges from around the East Coast. Learn about entrance requirements, financial aid, campus life and academic programs. NEW additions include local workforces sharing career information and job opportunities.
The event time will be 11:15am -1:15pm- during Block 3 and lunches.
Parents are welcome and can enter through the main office.
Click here for: College and Career Fair Attendees
Fall PHEAA Webinars
PHEAA PAForward October webinars can help answer your questions about post secondary education funding and processes.
Learn about education loans – which loan is right for me
I’ve found the schools I’d like to attend and after filing the FAFSA, State Grant Form, Scholarships and researching higher education costs and calculating the funding gap, I see that education loans are a necessity, but where do I go from here? What loan programs are available? What are the advantages and disadvantage of the various types? Join Financial Aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for a 1 hour webinar to review the different borrowing options and examine the details associated with each option. Linda and Dan will answer your questions as you sort out the information and make decisions that are right for you and your family.
October 14th Thursday – 6:30pm; October 21st – Noon, lunch and learn
Financial Aid Timeline – know what to do when
Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PAForward 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 1 hour presentation will provide the starting points and web resources- for effective research before, during and after your student makes post secondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key. Failing to plan, is planning to fail!
October 12th Tuesday, 6:30pm; October 19th – Noon, lunch and learn;
October 28th, Thursday, 6:30pm
Register at pheaa.org/virtual
Millersville University Instant Admission Decision Day
October 22nd, 2021
Instant Admission Decision Day is a chance for seniors to meet with an admissions representative and find out immediately if they are accepted into Millersville University.
Follow these steps to participate:
- Complete the MU’s application online before October 15th. https://www.millersville.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply/index.php
- Request your transcripts to be sent via your school counselor
- Instructions are in your class google classroom under “classwork” “tools for after graduation”
- You do NOT need to pay the $40 application fee
- Check off the “waiver” box to waive the application fee
- Sign up through the Google Form: Instant Admission Decision Day 2021
*After you fill out the Google Form, a counselor will send you a Google calendar invite. This will be your pass to the counseling office
*You will be meeting with MU admissions representatives. Dress to impress.
- Report to the school counseling office on October 22nd promptly at your assigned time. Show the counseling secretary your google calendar invite pass and make sure you sign in.
**You MUST have a completed application and filled out the Google Form by 10/15 in order to participate!**
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.
Google Slides : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTdkTDiqBu1O-Q6a2t0YRzil2YZxycbuaDT8EFpT1KfITLlPFHipKjgfYMo35V3qWJ71kKQqK-WbFSO/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
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.
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
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!