College and Career Night

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College and Career Night

Tippecanoe High School invites middle school and high school families to the annual College and Career Night.  

October 2, 2017

5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Learn about the Financial Aid process, how to prepare for college while in middle school, and how to interpret ACT results.   Representatives from colleges, the military, and the labor force will have panel discussions and answer your questions.   

Abby Credit Union:  This presentation will cover how to prepare, pay, and stay in college.  Topics to be covered are: work study, government programs, scholarships and grants, private loans, cost of attendance, budgeting, and much more.  The first 30 families will get an entry for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. 

ACT Session:  A local representative from ACT will be here to help students and parents interpret results from the Pre-ACT and ACT tests.  All sophomores will be taking the Pre-ACT in February, so this session is strongly recommended for students in grades 9-11.

BGSU Preparing for College in Middle School:  The admissions rep from Bowling Green State University will provide an insightful presentation of becoming college ready in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. 

College Panel: Representatives from UD, Wright State, Miami, UC, and Sinclair will be part of the panel.  Now is your chance to ask questions about the college admission process, services for students on IEPs, the college essay, etc.  This panel is ideal if your child is planning to attend a two-year or four-year college.

FAFSA Completion by Wright State (seniors only):  A representative from Wright State will  help students and parents fill out their FAFSA.  Please bring the following documents if you plan to complete your FAFSA:  FSA ID, Social Security number, drivers’ license number, 2016 tax records, records of untaxed income, records of assets, and list of schools your child wishes to attend.

Kaplan Test Prep: A representative from Kaplan Test Prep will be here to go over information and benefits of taking tests such as the Pre-ACT, PSAT 8/9, and PSAT as well as resources for students and parents for the ACT and SAT.  This session is ideal for students  in grades 8-11 who plan to go to a four-year college.

Military Panel: Representatives will be here from the National Guard, Marines, and the Air Force and to discuss the ASVAB test along with the benefits and comparisons of being active duty vs. reserves.  If your child has any interest in any of the military branches, this is a great session to attend.

Behind the Common App:  The Common App is the newest and most popular way that students are applying to four-year colleges and universities in and out of state.  If your student is in grades 9-12 and plans to attend a four-year school, this would be an excellent presentation to attend to hear about the college application process and what kind of questions are asked.

Career Panel:  This year the focus is on business, healthcare, and engineering.  The evening includes a financial planner from Everhart advisors, an engineer from Shook Construction, and an ER nurse from Miami Valley.  They will talk about their careers and answer questions about training, job demand, and daily tasks.