FreeRecruiting.org has some great resources for NCAA eligibility. You can view their information through the ISCA site: http://www.indianaschoolcounselor.org/default.aspx?pageId=1427178
Learn More Indiana: http://www.in.gov/learnmoreindiana/
Military Academy Applications: www.walorski.house.gov
Knox High School has access or subscribes to several websites related to college information. We will keep an up to date list on this site.
www.ivytech.edu Visit the Ivy Tech website for instructional videos on how to complete the FAFSA. Also, be sure to check out Financial Aid TV for all your questions about financial aid.
www.AskRose.org Math and science homework assistance or 1-877-ASK-ROSE
www.ecampustours.com Information on college planning, campus life, career exploration, paying for college and college tours
www.salliemae.com Sallie Mae Financial Aid Information
www.fastweb.com Database of scholarships, grants, fellowships and loans for college students
www.collegeispossible.org Information on getting credit for life experience
www.learnmoreindiana.org Free career, college and financial aid searches for the State of Indiana
www.finaid.org Student Guide for financial aid
www.gocollege.com Go College
www.cappex.com Profiles & reviews of 3,000 colleges. Discover your admissions chances with the What Are My Chances Calculator.
www.cappex.com/media/fitkit.pdf Worksheets that help students through each stage of the college search and selection process
www.fafsa.ed.gov Online FAFSA reporting
www.nicf.org Starke County and national scholarship information
www.incis.intocareers.org Search engine to assist with choosing a college, selecting an occupation based on your interests and talents. There is also job search information.
www.explorethetrades.org “They” say the trades are only for those who aren’t cut out for college. They are wrong! The trades provide a lucrative and professional career path.
This is a free scholarship search and education investment planner from Sallie Mae.
Best Schools in Indiana: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/indiana/indianapolis-in/
Accredited Indiana Colleges: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/indiana/
Ranking List of Indiana Schools: https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/indiana/
Nursing Schools in Indiana: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/nursing-schools/indiana/
LPN Programs in Indiana: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/practical-nursing/lpn-programs-in-indiana/
Teacher Programs in Indiana: https://www.teachtomorrow.org/indiana/
Vocational Schools in Indiana: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/indiana/
Fire Science Programs in Indiana: https://www.firescience.org/fire-science-degrees-and-programs/indiana/
Built to Succeed / IN Careers in Construction Association - connect with them and learn more at: www.builttosucceed.org , Twitter: @INConstCareers , Instagram: @inconstcareers , or Facebook: Indiana Careers in Construction #builttosucceed.
IvyTech Community College - Do you know a student interested in the business field? IvyTech Community College offers several business certificates that can help your student enter the workforce fast – in less than a year.
Ivy Tech offers three different business certificates. These certificates include Business Administration, Human Resources, and a Business Administration Technical Certificate. These certificates can take less than a year to complete, and are a great way to get students in the workforce quickly, with a marketable credential. We are also offering our Workforce Ready Grant program, which provides working-age adults the opportunity to get a high-value certificate at Ivy Tech Community College – free of cost. Visit our website to learn more about this program.
Do you think IvyTech is the right fit for your students? With spring registration opening today, it’s a perfect time for your students to learn more about their opportunities. Visit our website today for more information, and make sure your students fill out the free application for the spring 2018 semester!
IvyTech Community College- The Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) at Ivy Tech Community College allows students to earn a two-year degree in just 11 months and then transfer those credits directly toward a four-year degree at the college or university of their choice. That means your students can earn a bachelor’s degree in just three years total, saving them valuable time and money. At less than half of what it would cost to attend other colleges, ASAP is also your students’ most affordable choice.
Students are surrounded by mentors and peers in the program that want them to succeed. Our success rates speak for themselves. We are happy to report that 60 percent of ASAP students earn a degree in just one year and 98 percent of students persist after one year toward their bachelor’s degree or a second associate degree. A full 100 percent of our graduates who have applied have been accepted into one or more four-year colleges!
You can direct students to apply for the program for free now at www.ivytech.edu/asap. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the ASAP contact at your local Ivy Tech campus.
Gettysburg College - A Gettysburg education is rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and prepares students for a wide range of careers. Interested in Business? Gettysburg graduates have an edge in business careers. The Sciences? Students engage in research, like Madison Strine '18 who received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Public Policy and Political Science? Gettysburg's proximity to D.C. provides countless opportunities for high-impact learning. Our distinctive Eisenhower Institute is steps away from the White House.
The Center for Career Development works with all students to create a career plan, helping our graduates land great jobs and lead great lives. The results? 80% of our students complete an internship prior to graduation and 98% of the Class of 2016 are employed or pursuing an advanced degree. Two out of every three students in the Class of 2016 used the Gettysburg Network in their job search.
Gettysburg students are global with 60% studying abroad for a semester or longer ranking us #1 in Pennsylvania and #2 in the Nation according to the Institute for International Education.
Our community is spirited. Women's lacrosse won the national championship and brought home the NCAA Division III Title in May. Gettysburg competes in the Centennial Conference, one of the nation's top NCAA Division III athletics conferences.
Gettysburg students lead with passion and integrity: 92% of seniors report that serving in a leadership role substantially enhanced their leadership abilities and 178 students (half were first-years!) earned a Leadership Certificate through our distinctive Garthwait Leadership Center last year.
Our STEM Scholars Program is now in its third year. Students interested in pursuing a STEM career have the opportunity to engage in a STEM-focused education starting in their first year. Visit our website, which has a link to eligibility requirements and the application, to find out more information about the STEM Scholars Program.
List of Indiana Colleges With Application Fees And Waivers -
Purdue University - Applying for 2018 – All The Nuts And Bolts - From deadlines to scholarships, here is a summary of the important information your students need if they plan to apply to Purdue for 2018.
COMMON OR COALITION APPLICATION - Students can apply to Purdue using The Common Application or the Coalition Application. We do not have a preference, but of course students should only submit one application to Purdue.
NOVEMBER 1 EARLY ACTION DEADLINE - We recommend all students apply by our Nov. 1 Early Action deadline. Meeting this deadline ensures they will have a decision on our Jan. 15 Early Action release date and that they will be automatically considered for merit scholarships. Nov. 1 is also the priority deadline for students applying to computer science, flight and nursing and the firm deadline for veterinary technology. Priority means that we may continue accepting applications after the deadline if space allows. The application deadline for Honors College consideration is also Nov. 1. More about applying to Honors College below.
JANUARY 1 REGULAR DECISION DEADLINE - If students miss the Nov. 1 deadline, they should apply no later than our Jan. 1 Regular Decision deadline. We won’t have one single Regular Decision release date but will release decisions for these applicants no later than March 15.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID - To ensure maximum consideration for all Purdue scholarships, students must do three things:
- Apply by Nov. 1
- Submit Purdue’s supplemental scholarship application by Jan. 1 – Some (not all) Purdue colleges use the supplemental application to award scholarships with very specific criteria. These colleges include Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Management and Polytechnic Institute.
- Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Jan. 1 – Purdue colleges that award academic-department-specific scholarships that are based on financial need must have a FAFSA on file by Jan. 1, which allows time for committee review and selection within the colleges. Purdue’s priority FAFSA deadline is March 1. All students who meet this deadline will be considered for university-wide institutional grants and scholarships that are based on financial need.
SELF-REPORTED GRADES - Purdue now uses self-reported courses and grades for freshman applications – for admission, scholarship and Honors College decisions. We do not need transcripts when students apply, but for admitted students who accept their offer of admission, we will use final, official transcripts to confirm all grades before they enroll. Most domestic students, and international students from many countries, will be able to use the self-reported courses and grades functionality of the Common and Coalition applications. However, for some it will not be compatible with their grading system. For these students, we will accept transcripts through official channels or they will be able to upload an unofficial copy directly into their application portal. Either will satisfy the transcript requirement to make their application complete. If the Admissions Committee decides it wants to see grades from an applicant’s first senior-year term before making a final decision, the student will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript via his or her application portal. At this point in time, the Purdue portal on The Common Application still says we require school reports – and transcripts are a requirement of school reports. However, we do not require school reports, and your students’ applications will be complete and evaluated without them. All students who plan to enroll at Purdue are required to provide official, final transcripts prior to the start of their term. The final transcript deadline for the fall term is Aug. 1. We don’t expect many intentional misrepresentations of self-reported courses and grades. And when confirming student grades upon receipt of final transcripts, we will use our best judgement in assessing the severity of any discrepancies. We don’t expect minor errors to affect admission, scholarship or Honors College decisions, but egregious errors could result in rescinded offers. Students who recognize an error after they have submitted their application will have the ability to submit updates through their application portal.
University of Evansville - The Fall 2018 Application Is Open!
Fall 2018 applications are now open! Your seniors can visit our webpage to begin their journey at one of the region's "Best Universities" according to U.S. News & World Report! We are also a member of Common App.
University of Evansville Announces New Test-Optional Admission Policy
High School Students Can Apply to UE without Submitting SAT or ACT Scores
The University of Evansville will become a “test optional” school beginning with the class entering in Fall 2018. Applications open August 1, and new applicants to UE will have the choice to opt out of submitting standardized test scores from the SAT and ACT for admission consideration. “Substantial research has repeatedly demonstrated that performance on standardized tests is, at best, a weak indicator of potential success at the college level,” said Tom Kazee, president of the University of Evansville. “By allowing students the choice to submit these scores, we’re opening up possibilities for high achieving students whose accomplishments may not shine through on a standard test. In doing so, we’ll be joining more than 900 US institutions who have opted to take a more comprehensive approach in analyzing admissions information.” Those who opt out of submitting test scores on their application will be required to submit an essay in addition to information about their academic achievements as high school students. “The essay requirement and other measures will allow us to take a holistic approach when reviewing an applicant’s potential fit at UE,” said Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment and marketing at UE. “Things like academic preparation, high school GPA, extracurricular involvement, and leadership are better indicators of college success. In short, we are looking for those students with grit – and standardized test scores simply don’t capture that dimension of a prospective student’s potential for success,” said Davidson. “It was clearly time to make the change.” The test optional change applies to all undergraduate programs except the Baccalaureate to MD program, engineering majors (aside from computer science), and all direct entry health programs including nursing, physical therapy, and the physician assistant program. These programs require post-graduate licensure, professional certifications, or collaborative admission decisions with other organizations.
New Online Programs Enhance Student Admission Process
We’ve recently partnered with two optional, free-for-student, programs to enhance prospective students’ experience with our application process. First there’s Raise.me, a micro-scholarship platform that lets students earn money toward their UE educations through their high school academic and extracurricular activities. Raise.me also provides a free portal for high school counselors to assist students in tracking their progress.
We’ve also connected with ZeeMee, an online feature that enables students to enrich their application with a short video and more detailed information about the aspects of their life that they find important and meaningful.
Check out Raise.me and ZeeMee to learn more.
Bradley University - Bradley University’s Early Choice (non-binding) application option encourages students to begin their application process earlier. This earlier option, one of three rolling admission periods at Bradley, allows students who apply between now and October 15 to receive scholarship and financial award information by November 15.
This earlier option is not meant to put additional pressure on students. This early admission and award notification simply allows students substantially more time to consider their college choices before the May 1 National Candidate Reply Date.
If you are interested in the field of Nursing, they suggest you apply by November 1 at the very latest.
2017-2018 ACT Test Dates ~
Registration - August 4th - Test date: September 9th
Registration - September 22nd - Test date: October 28th
Registration - November 3rd - Test date: December 9th
Registration - January 12th - Test date: February 10th
Registration - March 9th - Test date: April 14th KNOX Date: School code: 151870
Registration - May 4th - Test date: June 9th
Registration - June 15th - Test date: July 14th
Register at: www.act.org.
If a student is eligible for a base award under the state’s O’Bannon grant program, they can receive an additional $800 for earning an Academic Honors or Technical Honors diploma. If a student earns both, they only receive one additional $800, not doubled. The link below will take you to the grid showing the base O’Bannon grant amounts and the additional incentives.
Mount St. Joseph University - Connect with the Mount - Go to www.msj.edu/about-you or complete the card that can be found in Mr. Windbigler’s room for more information about Mount St. Joseph University.
Ivy Tech Community College – Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology – Interested students please visit www.ivytech.edu for more information.
Indiana Youth Institute – Trip to College Alerts – this a text messaging program that is free for student and parents. It offers grade-specific text reminders about test deadlines, application deadlines, FAFSA deadlines, and general tips for college and career success. To join Trip to College Alerts, text the word “grad” plus your high school graduation year to 69979.
Seniors – text – grad2018
Juniors – text – grad2019
Sophomores – text - grad2020
Freshmen – text – grad2021
Pratt Institute – Top ranked Art, Design and Architecture College in Brooklyn, New York – Interested students may request information about Pratt at: www.pratt.edu/request.
Mount St. Joseph University – Tell Us About You – go to: www.msj.edu/about-you for a full list of their Academic Area(s) of Interest.
Reach Your College Goals – The best college support tools for students all in one place and always FREE – Scholarship Matches, College Resources, Financial Aid Tips, and Internship Opportunities – Get started today at: www.fastweb.com.
International Business College – Programs in Business, Health Care and Technology – Contact today at: www.ibcfortwayne.edu.
Ivy Tech Community College – Ivy Tech offers several health care programs. Students can choose to study any of these programs in their state-of-the-art classrooms and labs: Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Healthcare Specialist, Health Information Technology, Imaging Sciences, Kinesiology, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing and Practical Nursing, Paramedic Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiation Therapy, Surgical Technology and Therapeutic Massage. For more information, visit: www.ivytech.edu.
Ball State University - 1st year Program - Bachelor’s Degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning. Follow the YouTube link to know about this profession: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbx3FDDNeQM or online at http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/collegesanddepartments/landscape-architecture. Further info contact their office, at (765)285-1971 or Joe Blalock at (765)285-4258.