School Counseling Announcements

  • Free College Planning Presentation Tuesday December 4
    The Friends of the Uxbridge Free Public Library is sponsoring a free College Planning presentation on Tuesday, December 4th, featuring Robert Franek, Editor in Chief of The Princeton Review (TPR). The event will be held at 7PM at The Valley Chapel Parish Hall, 14 Hunter Road, off Route 16, in Uxbridge.  There is no registration required to attend this presentation. Mr. Franek will share his college and financial aid wisdom. He will lead a lively and informative 45-minute presentation that discusses critical topics for students and parents alike, including:

    *         How to be a savvy college shopper and applicant
    *         How test scores affect admission and aid prospects
    *         How to increase admission scores
    *         How certain colleges fared in a student opinion survey
    *         What colleges are really looking for in applicants and
    *         How to get the most financial aid.

    A question and answer session will follow.

    Robert Franek is a nationally recognized college expert and is the author of College Admission 101, The Best 382 Colleges, Colleges That Pay Your Back,
    and Colleges That Create Futures. He has been a guest speaker or contributor for The Today Show, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and more. 
     
    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. 
     
    Scholarships
    Students can log in to their Naviance 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.

    Test Prep

    The following companies offer numerous opportunities/classes for preparing for the SAT and ACT. Be sure to check their websites for locations, dates, and times. 
     
    Cotter Simplified Test Prep (CotterSimplified.com)
    Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com
    Club Z! Tutoring of Northborough (https://clubztutoring.com/northborough/)
     
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    Logging in to Naviance

    To get to the Family Connection page of Naviance, students should click Naviance Student.  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.

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