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Shippensburg Area Senior High School. 2. Introduction. Mr. Lindenmuth – counselor for grade 9 and career tech students. Mrs. Frontino – counselor for grades 10-12 last names A-K. Mrs. Dubbs – counselor for grades 10-12.

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1 Senior Information

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Senior Information

Shippensburg Area Senior High SchoolSlide2



Mr. Lindenmuth – counselor for grade 9 and career tech students

Mrs. Frontino – counselor for grades 10-12 last names A-K

Mrs. Dubbs – counselor for grades 10-12

last names L-Z last names



Planning for your future

Visit the guidance office

Not sure what you want to do, take an interest inventory on Bridges.com or Collegeboard.org to find where your interests are

Be prepared/organized

Check HOMELINK/Sungard for your grades & credits…Important when applying to schools, locating a job or enlisting in the Military



Searching for a College

Make sure to read information on the school(s) of your choice

VISIT the college(s)/school(s) you have an interest in-----

very important to do this!

Visit college websites –

www.collegeboard.orgTalk to students who attend college of interest

Location of school -- urban, suburban, rural

Distance from home

Size ---check out student population and class size

Extracurricular sports/activities


Retention & Graduation Rates




Applying to a College

Application Process

Paper vs. OnlineSlide6

Applying On-Line

Preferred by colleges

Simply do a search for interested college

Create a file/account with college to complete application on different sessions

Must use credit card to pay application fee

Report to Guidance when you have sent application on line6Slide7



Documents for admissions applications

Application for admission

Official test scores (SAT/ACT)

Official high school transcript

Official college transcripts (for transferring college credit) Application fee

Go to 10Slide8


Additional requirements that you may need to complete or include with the application:

Essays (may be a critical application component)

Letters of RecommendationSlide9


Essay Tips

Remember your audience

Don’t make it too long, stay on topic

Make your essay stand out from the several other thousand they will read

Have someone proofread your essay (English teacher)Slide10



Forms—use form within application or generic form given to you

Make sure to give the person(s) at least a two week notice for completion

You should choose a teacher or other person whom is VERY familiar with you academically and personally

** Make sure to give the guidance office a copy of your letter of rec. & also keep several copies for yourself.Slide11


Activity Sheet

Include an activity sheet

(format provided to you)

General information (name, address, telephone#, e-mail address)

Career field

Work experience9




grade information (academic, personal, volunteer, extracurricular, etc)

**Make sure to give a copy of your completed activity sheet to the guidance office for your fileSlide12


Avoid making mistakes…

Check deadline dates

Neatness counts

Have your parents review your application and sign appropriately

Include all necessary documentationHave a teacher review your essaySlide13


Financial Aid

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)




LoansSmart Borrowing Seminar for seniors only:Tuesday, September 23rd at 1:00pm in the auditorium

Also, there will be a College Night program held this same evening in the auditorium at 6:30pm.

Parent Financial Aid Night:

Thursday, November 13


at 6:30 pm in the auditorium




Visit the guidance office for available scholarships

View Scholarship listing on District Website:


, High school, Student Services, Scholarships…Search the web for scholarships www.fastweb.comAvailable In December: The Common Application Scholarship form for local scholarships


College Rep. Visits

Various colleges and universities


be visiting the Guidance Office. 


Admission personnel are here to answer your questions. Please review the calendar in Guidance on when your college or University is scheduled to visit. Fee waivers for applications are often provided if you speak with these representatives. Slide16



a Transcript for your

College Application?


with Parchment, an electronic transcript service.  Click on the High School’s Guidance Tab on our District’s Website, and click on the PARCHMENT Icon.  Parchment will also need your personal e-mail addressSlide17

Penn State Mont Alto

Any senior who is interested in attending Penn State Mont Alto, please report to Room 24 on

Tuesday, September 16


during FLEX

.  Guidance will be in there helping you to create a My Penn State Profile.  Then on Monday, September 29th during Flex you can report to Room 24 during Flex to complete your application with an admissions counselor from PSU. 

If you attend this workshop, your application fee will be waived.  Slide18

PSAT---Seniors Think About it?

Free opportunity for any Senior who has not chosen to previously take the PSAT

Great SAT preparation

Strengthen your skills in Reading, Writing and Math

Super Career Tools to use/College

QuickStartTEST—Wed. Oct 15th18