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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 (michael.ferguson@ocps.net



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 Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.com) 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.


College application help session: Friday, October 10, 2018 1:30 PM-2:00 PM

Teacher approval must be granted in advance for students to miss class in order to attend a college visit. 

To get “REMIND” updates on college visits, scholarship deadlines, and other important information from the College & Career Center, Text @uhsccrc to 81010.


For students unable to attend a college visit, a copy of the presentation information, along with the recruiter’s contact information is maintained in the College & Career Center.
2018-2019 VISITS (in the CCRC unless otherwise noted)

8/22     University of Alabama 11:40am                   
8/27     UCF 12:15pm      
8/28     Grand Canyon University 1:00pm           
8/30     Valencia 10:00am            
9/4       Bethune Cookman                12:30pm         
9/5     Stetson University   11:30am
9/12       FSU (CARE program)           10:30am CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT FSU CARE. 

9/12      Washington and Jefferson    11:30am          
9/18      Agnes Scott                         9:15am   

9/18      Valencia Bridges to Success      12:30pm http://valenciacollege.edu/bridges/ 

9/20      FSU 1:10pm
9/24      NYU                                                       12:15pm
9/25      Towson University      9:15am              
9/25      Roanoke College 11:00am 
9/25      St. John's University                     1:10pm
10/2      UMass Amherst                               9:15am    
10/3     Johns Hopkins                                   8:00am
10/3      College of Florida                          11:40am
10/4      UF                                                            1:10pm
10/5      College App Help Session          1:30pm
10/8      Hofstra                    9:00am 
10/9     University of St Andrews (FIF) 9:00am     
10/9      Washington College                 11:00am   
10/9      University of Tampa                       1:10pm            
10/11    UMass - Lowell 9:30am
10/12    Yale                                                       11:45am
10/17    Florida Institute of Technology  11:40am
10/18    FSU                                                          1:10pm
10/23    Vanderbilt                                          11:00am
10/23    University of South Carolina at Columbia 1:00pm
10/24    FAU                                                        11:40am

10/30    Valencia Application Lab             9:15 am 
Students will need to bring a copy of Parent/Guardian’s driver’s license & vehicle registration
Students will need to bring Social Security #, Residency, or Visa Information
$35 application fee can be paid online or in person at a Valencia campus within 90 days 

10/30      FAFSA Lab - UHS Media Center  6:30-8:30pm 
Students and parents will need to bring/know their FSA ID
Students and parents will need to bring their 2017 taxes

11/1       University of Buffalo              1:10pm        CCRC
11/7      Westminster College - PA   11:30am    CCRC
11/8       SCAD                                   1:10pm        CCRC
11/13     Anglia Ruskin (UK)                 9:15am        CCRC
11/13     FAMU                                   1:10pm        CCRC
11/14     Culinary Institute of America   11:40am        CCRC
11/25     Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf 
                                                                         9:45am        CCRC
1/23       Florida Polytechnic University    8:00am       CCRC



           

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/sites/default/files/2018-19-completing-fafsa.pdf

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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