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College & Career Resource Center (CCRC)

The UHS College and Career Center is led by a UHS College and Career Specialist, committed to assisting students in setting a successful course for themselves beyond high school. The Center assists students with the college selection and application process as well as identifying school-to-career paths.

Center Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00am to 2:00pm

Wednesday - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Parents may visit by appointment only.

Contact: Mr. Michael Ferguson ([email protected]

   

On-Campus College Visits & Events

During the school year, over 100 college representatives will visit UHS campus during the school day for informative sessions with students.

Seniors, juniors, and sophomores may sign up in the College & Career Center or through Naviance (accessible via OCPS Launch Pad) to attend a college visit. Please make informed decisions on whether the school is a fit for you based on GPA and testing requirements. Fall visits are for junior and seniors, while visits in the spring are for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.    

Juniors and Seniors interested in scheduling a meeting with College Admissions Officials please register using Naviance (accessible via OCPS Launchpad). College admissions visits added weekly!!       

 

ASVAB
The ASVAB test will be administered on campus on October 2 at 7:30am. ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities & helps predict future academic & occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than 1 million military applicants, high school, & post-secondary students. Visit 
https://www.asvabprogram.com/general-resources  for practice tests and info! 



Financial Aid
FAFSA - click here for the official guide to completing the FAFSA!  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa

Be sure to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov as early as October 1st of your senior year. This is a necessary step in qualifying for all need-based scholarships and grants. Also, many colleges, universities, and career schools use your FAFSA information to award state and college aid. The process is free. Never pay to apply for federal financial aid.

Some colleges and universities also require a CSS profile that can be completed on www.collegeboard.org. There is a fee from College Board so make sure your school requires it.
**The College Board has offered incoming students an opportunity to complete the CSS Financial Aid Profile for free if they come from a Hurricane Irma impacted county (and both Orange and Osceola counties are listed).  For students applying to colleges which require Profile this could be a significant savings.


FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES

For an up-to-date description of the Florida Bright Futures scholarship program, visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf/. Be aware that the requirements vary according to your graduation year. Guidance counselors will visit social studies classrooms in the fall to complete applications.

Our experience has shown us that the majority of financial aid comes directly from the schools that accept you. Many schools automatically consider you for their foundation scholarships, but others require a separate application. Visit the financial aid web site of your college frequently for updates!

Best of luck and PLEASE let us know if you receive a scholarship – we want to spread the great news!

Center Library

Our center has many resources available for check-out. Stop by to see our selection of SAT/ACT study guides, college information books, AP/Subject Test study guides and much more!

Unsure about a major? Visit www.mymajors.com

Helpful documents:

Senior Biography

Senior Checklist

Senior Resume (Sample)

Transcript Link

Florida Top 20 Matrix

Florida Universities Matrix 


 


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