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

College 101 March 14th, 2018

Everything you need to know about the admissions process from college reps and school counselors

The 2018 College 101 event is Wednesday, March 14th at 6:30 pm in the High School Library.   

Everything you need to know about the admissions process from college reps and school counselors for grades for students grades 9th, 10th, and 11th. After the general college information about the college searchapplication timeline, and college entrance essay writing, and interviews. 

“How to Make the Common App ‘Not So Common”   Components of applying to college, and details about what and to include in applications.

“Writing a Stand-out Essay”  Where do I start in writing my college application essay? What do admissions reps want to read about?

“How to Rock the Interview” Many small, competitive colleges require an interview as a part of the admissions process. Learn about this process and how to present yourself in these interviews.

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Upcoming events:  There is a field trip open to juniors to a regional college fair on March 15th. Stop by the school counselors office to get a permission slip. 

Free College Bound Money Boot Camp

Rowan University is hosting a FREE College Bound Money Boot Camp!

This is designed as a one-day series of workshops and information tables where current students, incoming students, and family members work side by side with the University Admission Office, Financial Aid Office, and lenders to gain a head start on the competitive edge of the admissions and payment process.

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8:30am-2:00pm

Where: Savitz Hall, Rowan University – 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028

If you are interested in attending, please register before March 15th by emailing your confirmation/questions to: OPEC@rowan.edu

 

 

Understanding College: Academic Exploration Night

Undecided about which major you want to pursue? You are not alone! York college is hosting an Academic Exploration Night for students who are undecided about what to major in. There will be York College students there from a dozen different majors to answer any questions that families and students might have.

This great opportunity will take place on December 5th at 6:30 pm in the Gumbacher Sport and Fitness Center at York College.

To register for free please visit: www.ycp.edu/understandingcollege

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National Christian College Fair

If you are a student interested in learning more about the financial aid process and how to make a Christian College or University education affordable, there is a great opportunity for you! On Thursday, October 5th from 7-9 pm Lancaster County Christian School is having a college fair and they are hosting over 30 Christian Colleges for you to learn more about.

Location: 2390 New Holland Pike Lancaster, PA 17601

For more information about the National Christian College Fair please visit: https://myblueprintstory.com/christian-university-college-fairs?fid=104

Admissions Rep Meetings

In addition to the college fair at Education Day on November 6th, Penn Manor Counselors have coordinated Admission Decision Days with three colleges and Admission Rep visit with two other colleges.  Dates and Sign-up below:

Millersville University Admissions Decision Day: Monday, October 30th

Deadline to apply to MU online, October 25th, 2017MU Logo

Deadline to sign up with PMHS Counseling office by October 25th

You do not need to pay the application fee.  Check off the “waiver” box to waive the application fee. Signing up online with the PMHS Counseling office for this event serves as your waiver.

York College: November 6th

Deadline to apply to York College, October 30th, 2017York College Logo

Deadline to sign online up with PMHS Counseling office and request transcripts by October 30th

No fee to Apply.

PA College of Health Science Admissions Decision Day November 6th

Students must apply online by October 30th.

Students should also sign-up with the PMHS School Counseling office by October 30th

Fill out the Sign-up sheet to get the code for the fee waiver.

West Virginia University Admissions Rep Visit November 6th

 

Sign-up Online to meet with this Division 1 University of West Virginia

Rensselaer Poly Tech Admissions Rep Visit November 14th

Sign-up Online to meet with a rep from one of the countries oldest technological research university.

Click here 12th graders sign-up for Admissions Decision Days

Click here 9th-12th graders sign-up for presentations or meetings with reps

 

 

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. Dress nicely for the event, you will be meeting with the admissions representatives. Dress to impress!

Sign online up with the PHMS Counseling office at the link  at least a week before the event (see deadlines above). You only need to sign up online once and mark all schools you will be applying to.

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.

College Fairs 2017-2018

PACAC College Fair
The Pennsylvania Association of College and Admissions Counselors (PACAC) has announced the College Fair Schedule.  Below are the locations in our regions:

Hershey Area – 9/5/17 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Delaware County– 9/28/17 (6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
Berks County – 10/4/17 (6:00 PM-8:00 PM)
York County – 10/16/17 (6:00 PM-8:00 PM)

For detail about the location, please see the events calendar on the PACAC website.
https://pacac.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=8 .

The Big Virtual College Admissions Fair On September 25th, isThe Big Virtual – College Admissions Fair at the school. We’re expecting several hundred colleges to attend and strongly recommend you participate in the event. Chances are your dream school will be present at the fair. At the virtual fair you will interact with department heads of your favorite college using tools you’re familiar with such as live streaming, text, and video chat. You can learn the details and register for the event by visiting https://CollegeFair.TheBigVirtual.com/Register.

Penn Manor’s Education Day College Fair will be Monday, November 6th in the Central Complex from 11:00-1:00. Many of these Colleges will also be at Conestoga Valley High School in the evening for the College Fair and Career Pathways event open to the public.

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, U Penn, and Stanford
September 28th, in Allentown, PA. Representatives from the above five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.  RSVP on their website at http://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/ 

Christian College Fair
October 5th, 2017 7pm-9pm at Lancaster County Christian School. Christian Colleges from around the country will be represented. For more information, check out: http://mhttps://myblueprintstory.com/christian-university-college-fairs?fid=104yblueprintstory.com/christian-college-fairs/?fid=71 

NACAC National College Fairs
The National Association of College and Admissions Counselors is hosing a college fair in Baltimore October 30th-31st.  Check out the website for location details and registration: http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/fallncf/pages/default.aspx

National Portfolio Day Events -For Seniors

Philadelphia, PA November 5th, 2017. Bring your portfolio to meet one-on-one with the top art and design colleges and universities. Visit Portfolioday.net for more information about specific events and attending colleges and universities.

Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship

The HACC, Lancaster campus will be hosting one of the inaugural Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship classes starting June 2017! This Apprenticeship program, is the first certified in the Commonwealth. It is a hybrid registered apprenticeship program that provides production workers with the knowledge and competencies needed in the advanced manufacturing environment.

What does this program encompass?

  • 18-month (or 3,000 hour) apprenticeship program, individuals are trained to
  • Set up, operate, monitor, and control production equipment
  • Help improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements
  • Understand manufacturing as a business system that integrates multiple disciplines, processes, and stakeholders
  • Efficiently and safely manage raw materials and consumables

There is an Information Session, Tuesday, May 9, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., at the HACC Lancaster Campus, East Building, Room 202. This will be a great opportunity for students and their parents to meet with the program director to learn about this program, and find out about the local companies who are already on board and are ready hire!

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email: Lauren Holubec, Director, Manufacturing and Logistics: lsholube@hacc.edu or 717-736-4212.

 

Seniors Attending College– It is time to request your Final Transcripts be sent!

 

Attention Seniors: If you are planning to attend college or enter the military after high school you are going to need to send the institution a copy of your final transcript.  Please go into your Parchment account now and make the request.  For step by step instructions click on the link below.

Order your final transcript for 2017 Graduates!

 

College 101: Tools for all future paths

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The 2017 College 101 event is Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30 pm in the High School Library.   

Everything you need to know about the admissions process from college reps and school counselors for grades for students grades 9th, 10th, and 11th. After the general college information about the college search, application timeline, and college entrance essay writing, there will be breakout sessions for students and families by grade:

“How to Make the Common App ‘Not So Common”  For 11th graders planning on attending a 4 year college about the components of applying to college, and more details about what and to include in applications.

“Become a Star applicant”  For 9th &10th graders who have a strong idea about what they want to study in college, this session will reveal what college admission reps look for beyond grades and GPA.

“New Economy, New Skills: What Success Looks like in the 21st Century” For 9th, 10th, & 11th graders who aren’t sure of their career path, this session will explore skill-based jobs that are in high demand in Lancaster County and how to get training for the future.

College 101 logoOther opportunities for students to explore career options are Career Seminars (throug-out the year), Financial Aid Night (in the Fall) and FAFSA Completion night for seniors (in the Fall).

 

College 101 2017

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The 2017 College 101 event is Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30 pm in the high school Library We will be addressing…

  • What should I be looking for in a college and when should I start looking?
  • Where do I start when writing my college admission essay?
  • What are the components of the college application?
  • What resources are available to me?College 101 logo

Everything you need to know about the admissions process from college reps and school counselors. This event is targeted towards 9th, 10th & 11th graders and parents are strongly encouraged to come!

College College Planning Related Events:

The School Counselors will also be presenting at  Course Selection Night, Thursday, February 16th on the following topics:

  • Lancaster County CTC – 7:00 (Recommended for 8th-11th graders)
  • NCAA – 7:20 (Recommended for 8th-11th graders)
  • Standing out in High School – 7:40 (Recommended for 8th-11th graders)
  • FAFSA Completion – throughout the night in room 362 (For 12th graders. Students need to bring their laptop)

The Career Seminars, specifically the one on March 13th will include information about the application portfolio.

Admissions Decision Day’s Added to 2016 calendar

Penn Manor School Counselors have schedule two more Admissions Decision Days for 2016 for applicants starting college in 2017-2018.

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)  Tuesday, November 8th

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Students may apply in-person on November 8th or apply ahead of time online.

Students should also sign-up with the PMHS School Counseling office ahead of time and the School Counselors will give IUP his/her transcripts and SAT/ACT scores directly

You do not need to pay the application fee.  Check off the “waiver” box to waive the application fee. Signing up online with the PMHS Counseling office for this event serves as your waiver.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania Thursday, December 1st

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Students must apply online  by November 21st to be considered for the December 1st Admissions Decision Day.

 

Students should also sign-up with the PMHS School Counseling office ahead of time and the School Counselors will give WCUPA his/her transcripts and SAT/ACT scores directly.

Please note, students applying to WCU for nursing, pre-med,athletic training, or respiratory care programs will not be able to get instant admissions due to the dual application review process.

Recommended for WCU: GPA 3.0 or higher, ACT Score 22 or higher, SAT Score 1120 or higher (1040 or higher if taken before 2016).

What is I 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. Dress nicely for the event, you will be meeting with the admissions representatives. Dress to impress!

Sign online up with the PHMS Counseling office at the link  at least a week before the event (see deadlines above). You only need to sign up online once and mark all schools you will be applying to.

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.