Parents of Seniors
A minimum of 44 credits are needed to receive a high school diploma. If you have any questions about your student’s status, please call Mrs. Dulas. Why should your student go to college?
The Senior Recognition Program will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium. This program is a great way for students who have worked hard to be honored. It usually lasts for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Young men 18 years of age should register with the Selective Service. This is required to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA. Registration only takes a couple minutes, please CLICK HERE to access the Selective Service website.
I wanted to provide a link to access the resources that FAFSA provides, as they no longer provide printed resources. I hope you find this information useful on your quest to find financial aid for your student: Excellent Resources for Financial Aid
FAFSA Tips: This information was shared with me and I feel it is a great resource for parents when filling out the FAFSA. FAFSA Tips for Parents
If you would like to re-take your ACT Test, you can register to do so at www.actstudent.org. Information on deadlines is listed below.
Learn how to pay for college in these 5 steps:
1 Complete the FAFSA www.fafsa.gov
2 Apply for Scholarships
3 Estimate and compare your total college costs.
4 Determine if you need additional money for college
5 Explore additional college financing options.
*TEST DATES FOR 2018-2019 (Pipestone offers the test in June)
ACT No Writing $52.00
ACT Plus Writing $68.00
Late Fee: $30.00 (this is in addition to the test fee)
You must register online at: ACT Registration
If your student needs accommodations on the ACT Test, please follow this link for important information: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/accommodations.html
University HQ is pleased to provide some opportunities for free resources to prepare for the ACT Test. Click HERE to learn more information about ways to prepare for this college entrance test.
The SAT Test is also an option, though most colleges in the Midwest do not require it. To find information about the SAT Test visit: www.collegeboard.com
If your student is planning on attending a two year college, they need to take the Accuplacer Test. Minnesota West offers the Accuplacer multiple dates: www.mnwest.edu You must call their campus to register for this exam at 825-6800.
A useful site for scholarship searches is: Minnesota Career Information System User Name: pahs Password: careers The students are familiar with this website, as we use it in school. You can locate the scholarships under the "Education" tab, then under Financial Aid sort. There are many scholarships available to students.
http://www.onlineschools.org/college-test-guide Great resource for standardized test preparation.
www.swmncareers.org Helpful information about careers and hot jobs right here in SW Minnesota!
To view the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities with ease, please go HERE.
www.fastweb.com Excellent resource for scholarships.
Here is a resource that focuses on students that choose to attend college: Student Health Guide for College Students
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) allows students to earn college credit by exam for what they already know by demonstrating college-level achievement. The tests cost $87. Colleges may have different rules about accepting credits for prior learning so students should check with the schools they are considering. For more information on the CLEP program, visit www.collegeboard.com/clep
Great Resource for making sure your student is set for college: www.getready.state.mn.us
FAFSA Deadlines Access the FAFSA Website Here: FAFSA Website
What are the deadlines for filling out the FAFSA?