BerryHill, Public Schools

Counselor's Corner

FYI:


Oklahoma's Promise has increased their family income limit from $50,000 to $55,000. If this applies to your family, and you are 10th grade or below PLEASE come by the counselor's office for information and an application. This is a great resource for helping get college paid for!

OSU's Early Scholarship deadline: November 1, 2017-Priority Scholarship deadline: February 1, 2018-Final Scholarship consideration: July 1, 2018. APPLY NOW!

Are you a low-income, high-achieving junior?? Quest Bridge is the program for you! Visit http://www.questbridge.org for more information. 

Reminder: Seniors must be within one credit of earning their diploma in order to participate in graduation! Get those classes made up!

SENIORS: Mrs. Ingram just updated the scholarship list on the school website!! Money for college!! Apply!! Apply!! Apply!!
 
Sudents check out fastweb.com. Tools students need for college all in one place and always for free.

Students make sure to check college websites for upcoming events for the schools you are applying to!

ACT PREP OPPORTUNITIES:

FREE ACT, AP, and EOI Prep! http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests

FREE ACT MATH PREP!! www.actalgebrapractice.com click on "school course" and use "free" as password.
 
University of Oklahoma offers an ACT Prep course on the Saturday before each national test date. Costs is $100.00 and you may register at youth.ou.edu

TCC ACT test prep packages –Costs range from $35.00 for a single package to $129.00 for full prep package. See Mrs. Ingram or contact TCC at 918-595-7200 for more information. Students (9-12): TCC is also offering ACT and SAT prep classes, personalized tutoring, and college prep classes. Some courses are online courses. For specific dates and times, please contact the continuing education department at 918-595-7200.

NSU's ACT PREP CAMPS: https://academics.nsuok.edu/continuingeducation/ACTPrepCamps.aspx

Upcoming Events/Announcements:

  • OU Fall Events Dates: Senior Visit Days- October 20, Noember 10, & December 8. Register here: http://ou.edu/go2/events
  • TU Close Up for Sophomores and Juniors: October 20th and January 15th. Contact 918-631-2307 to register!
  • TU Overnight Program: November 12-13, February 18-19, and March 29-30. Contact 918-631-2307 to register!
  • NSU Riverhawk Rally: November 11, 2017. Register here: http://nsuok.edu/RiverHawkRally
  • NSU's PLC Leadership Conference: November 16, 2017. Come by the counselor's office for more information! 
  • UCO Close Up Dates: November 3, December 14, January 26, and January 31. Register here: http://www.uco.edu/em/events
  • Destination RSU- Saturday November 11, 2017. Register here: www.rsu.edu/DestinationRSU 
  • Congressional Essay Contest: http://nscda.org/student-resources/congressional-essay-contest
  • Need volunteer hours? Help out at the Community Food Bank. Contact kcranford@okfoodbank.org or visit http://www.okfoodbank.org/juniorambassadors for more information!
  • Need help with your FAFSA application?? Here is a GREAT tool to help you out!***FAFSA APPLICATION OPEN DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2017! http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/fafsa-guide/
  • Oklahoma's Promise has increased their family income limit from $50,000 to $55,000. If this applies to your family, and you are 10th grade or below PLEASE come by the counselor's office for information and an application. This is a great resource for helping get college paid for!
  • TCC's New Student Orientation: All graduating seniors that are new degree seeking students, including Tulsa Achieves students, are required to attend a New Student Orientation session. After the orientation, students will visit TCC advisers and enroll in coursework. It's extremely important to sign up for an orientation session as soon as possible. Students can register at http://www.tulsacc.edu/orientation. Concurrent students will still follow the same process for applying and enrolling in classes. For more information contact Student Recruitment Services.
     
  • Check out this website to view over 200 available scholarship opportunities: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/scholarship-search
  • Get FAFSA Application help here: https://www.nitrocollege.com/fafsa-guide

Need help learning how to pay for college? Visit http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/schools/oklahoma/ to get the help you need!

If you have any questions about any information contained in this publication or anything else I can assist you with, please feel free to contact me by e-mail gina.ingram@berryhillschools.org or by telephone (918-445-6014). 

8th, 9th & 10th graders: Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP) scholarship program is for students whose annual family income is $50,000 or less. If qualified for this program it can EARN FREE COLLEGE TUITION! Students must enroll during the 8th, 9th or 10th grade. You start preparing for college early by taking high school courses that will help you succeed. Once a student has completed the program's requirements, the OK Promise scholarship will help pay your tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year or four-year university. Apply online at www.okpromise.org or pick up an application with Mrs. Ingram.

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors: OKcollegestart.org offers students point-to-point directions on college planning. Get started at OKcollegestart.org and click on MyInfo. Students can navigate OKcollegestart.org to: Explore college admission standards for every college in Oklahoma, learn about ways to pay for their college, and request high school transcripts & submit them with your college application online.

Seniors/Parents: To apply for federal financial aid(grants, work-study and loans) and the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program(OTAG), you and your parents MUST COMPLETE the FAFSA. Even if you don't think you'll need financial aid (or qualify for it), it's important that you fill out the FAFSA, just in case. Once the form is processed, you'll receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) and award notifications or "packages" from each of the schools you listed. Packages can include any combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities to help you meet college costs. You can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. If you apply online, you and your parents will need to request a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov, which allows you to electronically sign your FAFSA application. Call 800.FED.AID or ask your counselor if you need help. Students may begin applying after October 1st, 2017.

Seniors/Parents here are links for helpful Resources: