Boston University Winter Visit Day for Sophomores and Juniors
BU is hosting a Winter Visit Day on February 24 for sophomores and juniors and their families to learn more about Boston University. This event will include an in-depth information session, covering everything from student life to study abroad opportunities to what makes an application competitive for admission. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour BU's residential community and visit their schools and colleges to learn about specific academic programs. Lunch will be provided in one of the dining halls.
The event will be held in the Boston University George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Registration will be at 8:30AM, and the event will from from 9AM to 3PM.
For more information about Winter Visit Day, visit the BU website. All students who plan to attend should RSVP on the BU website.
Girls STEM Statewide Summit
Girls in grades 8 through 12 who love Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are invited to register for a statewide STEM summit to be held Sunday April 2, 2017 at Regis College. For more information or to register, go to www.juniortech.org.
Free Financial Aid Assistance
American Student Assistance College Planning Centers offer free assistance with completing financial aid applications, both in person at either their Boston or Brockton sites and over the phone by calling 1-877-332-4348. For more information, go to www.asa.org/plan.
Gap Year Option
Seniors who are unsure of what they would like to do in the future might want to check out Dynamy Internship Year. They are located at 27 Sever Street in Worcester. For information about their programs, go to www.dynamy.org
Federal Student Aid
For information on funding a college education, students and parents can go to www.edpubs.gov to order helpful publications, or go to StudentAid.gov/resources to download electronic versions of publications and videos. Students should also visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid to learn about creating an FSA ID which will be needed for signing the FAFSA and for various other uses on Federal Student Aid websites.
Students can log in to their Naviance Family Connection accounts and select Colleges to display options to view the Scholarship List or run a National Scholarship Search. The Scholarship List contains the regional and national scholarships that GHS has been notified of. There are three categories of scholarships in the Scholarship List: College/Institution Specific, Regional/National, and For Juniors. If students run a National Scholarship Search they can fine-tune the list to show scholarships that they may be eligible for.
Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) offers numerous opportunities/classes for preparing for the SAT and ACT. Be sure to check their website for locations, dates, and times. For more information, please visit https://www.kaptest.com/college-prep
www.prepfactory.com offers ACT and SAT test prep.
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Logging in to Naviance
To get to the Family Connection page of Naviance, students should click Naviance Family Connection. We recommend that you bookmark that page. Usernames and passwords are handed out in the Naviance user sessions run by the Guidance department. If you have forgotten your password, you can click "forgot your password" on the Family Connection home page.