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!

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.