Education Day 2021

Please Join Us For

Education Day

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:

  1. Complete the MU’s application online before October 15th. https://www.millersville.edu/admissions/undergrad/apply/index.php 
  1. Request your transcripts to be sent via your school counselor 
  • Instructions are in your class google classroom under “classwork” “tools for after graduation”
  1. You do NOT need to pay the $40 application fee
  • Check off the “waiver” box to waive the application fee
  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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

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!

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.

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!

2092 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster — 10/22/20 at Panera Bread.


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.

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.

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.