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COLLEGE NEWS & INFO       

 

 
Great article on colleges that are meeting full financial aid needs for students with scholarships, low interest loans and grants. 
 
 
for Admitting substantial numbers of Students 
 This list includes institutions that are "test optional," "test flexible" or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions about substantial numbers of applicants who recently graduated from U.S. high schools without using the SAT or ACT.
 
 
Find out how multi-tasking and other myths really don't make you work smarter! 
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Small and Caring Colleges       
 Visit the website "Colleges That Change Lives"  - www.CTCL.org
for more details!

Cal Lutheran

Azuza Pacific

Holy Names

Menlo

Mt. St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s

Notre Dame de Namur

University of the Pacific

Redlands

University

Univ. of San Francisco (USF)

Whittier College

Eugene Lang

Northern Arizona

Manhattanville

Manhattan College

Marymount Manhattan

Hofstra Univ.

Dominican Seattle University

Bradley Butler

 

 

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NCAA       
 
 
 

 

Planning to Play in College?

 

  • Go to the Eligibility Center  on the NCAA to register when you are a  high school sophomore.
  • Click the link to enter as an “NCAA College Bound Student-Athlete”.
  • Registration fee is $70 to enroll online.  

 

More information under "Resources - US Students" tabs.

 

 Academic Eligibility Requirements  

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Welcome Back, Broncos!
Sign up for an appointment today!
The appointment calendar is available outside the office.
If you need a time outside of these hours,
please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you!  

College & Career Advisor

Office Hours

Linda Clark - clarkl@mdusd.org

Mon. – Fri.,  7:30am to 4:30pm

 

 
Applying to college?  Check this out!
 
 
 Essay Writing Workshop 
SENIORS - ready to write your college essay?
Come to our workshop
Wed. Sept. 24th during SS (only Seniors not mentoring in Study Hall can attend).
*SIGN up and get a PASS for the 9/24 workshop at the College and Career Center.
OR NEW - Thurs. Sept. 18th from 2:15-3:30pm
 
Bring a pencil/paper - let's get some ideas generated! 
 
 
 
 Common Application Workshop 
SENIORS - start your Common App - Fri., Sept. 26th during SS
 (only Seniors not mentoring in Study Hall can attend).
SIGN up and get a PASS for this workshop at the College and Career Center.
 

 
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ACT/SAT TEST DATES       

 REVISED 8.13.14

 
 2014-2015 SAT

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Deadline)

Oct. 11, 2014

September 12, 2014

September 30, 2014

November 8, 2014

October 9, 2014

October 24, 2014

December 6, 2014

November 6, 2014

November 21,2014

January 24, 2015

December 29, 2014

January 9, 2015

March 14, 2015

February 13, 2015

February 27, 2015

May 2, 2015

April 6, 2015

April 17, 2015

June 6, 2015

May 8, 2015

May 22, 2015

 
2014-2015 ACT
Test Date
Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
September 13, 2014
August 8, 2014
August 9–22, 2014
October 25, 2014
Sept. 19, 2014
Sept. 20–Oct. 3, 2014
Dec. 13, 2014
November 7, 2014
Nov. 8–21, 2014
February 7, 2015*
January 9, 2015
January 10–16, 2015
April 18, 2015
March 13, 2015
March 14–27, 2015
June 13, 2015
May 8, 2015
May 9–22, 2015
 

To register:

ACT:  www.actstudent.org/start

SAT:  www.sat.org/register

 

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COLLEGE VISITS THIS FALL?       

  Plan Ahead! 

 
 Plan and take time to do some investigation before, during and after your visit. 
Need help keeping all your college facts and observations?

   Here's a COLLEGE VISIT WORKSHEET 

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COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS - TIPS FOR SUCCESS       
Click below to links that will provide excellent steps to
understanding the college application process.
  

 

 


 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES       
 
 
Have some spare time during this Fall?
Volunteer and find your passion! Work with animals, garden and enjoy the dirt, play music for senior citizens... so many different opportunites are out there! 
 
 Don't see something that interests you?  We can help you find the right fit.
 
Contra Costa Childcare Center - Concord1+ day per month for a ½ hour session during business hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday with a 3 month minimum commitment.  Play musical instruments and help 3-6 year olds hear and understand musical instruments.  
More info - sign up HERE 
 
 See our NHS Volunteer List for more ideas.
Contact an organization today! 

 

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COLLEGE INFO DATES       
 
Christian College Fair - Thurs., Sept. 18th from 6-8pm at Berean HS (245 El Divisadero Ave., WC) more info at www.myblueprintstory.com
 
Service Academy Night - Fri., Sept. 26th from 7-9pm at Diablo Valley College-Forum Room (DVC) service academies that offer accepted students a 4-yr. university education, room & board, and a stipend in exchange for a 5-year military service commitment after graduation.  More info at http://georgemiller.house.gov . *Free event parking in Lot 2 or 3 at DVC only
 
Washington University in St. Louis - AREA event - Sun., Oct. 5th from 7-8pm at Walnut Creek Marriott (2355 N. Main St., WC) NO reservations needed. More info at www.admissions.wustl.edu)
 
 Tulane University - AREA event  Mon., Oct. 6th at 7pm. Location: Omni SF Hotel (500 Calif.St.,SF). Register for this event at www.tulaneinfo.org/events 
 
Duke University - AREA event   Sun., Oct. 19th at 4pm . Location: Lafayette Library & Learning Center.Register for this event at:www.admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/discover-duke

 

 

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Mark Your Calendars       
 

Important  NHS Dates

College Essay Workshop (students) 9/11 CANCELLED - NEXT DATE TBA

Senior Night (parents and students) 9/16 - 7pm, Gym (NOTE - Date change!)

Parent College Info Workshop 9/17 Wed., from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in the College and Career Center RSVP to reserve your spot - Email Linda at clarkl@mdusd.org

Essay Workshop (students) 9/24 Wed. in Lecture Hall (come to our center to Sign up and get a PASS) *only seniors not mentoring in Study Hall during that period can attend*

Common Application Workshop (students) 9/26 Fri. in Lecture Hall (come sign up and get a PASS)  *only seniors not mentoring in Study Hall can attend*

Junior Night (parents and students) 10/2 - 7pm, Gym

Combo ACT/SAT test FOR JUNIORS Saturday, 11/1 - 8am to noon at NHS (register Oct. 1st - 29 in the College and Career Center) 

NHS Mini College Fair - 10/2 at lunch in the Forum

PSAT (sophomores and juniors) - 10/8 during school

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Family Connection (Naviance)       
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Naviance/Family Connection provides each student with
an online locker that is just for them.
Login and you can:
  • Research colleges
  • Career Search
  • Create a 4-year course plan
  • Build your resume
  • Create you college list
  • Find scholarships 
To access your online Naviance locker:
https://connection.naviance.com/northgatehigh
 
Your Username : First 2 letters of your FIRST name, then the first 2 letters of your LAST name, and then the last 3 digits of your Student ID number. CAPITALIZE the first letter of the first name and the first letter of your last name. (Example:  FnLn123)
 
Your Password: The student's entire 7 digit student ID number (example: 1234567)
 
Trouble logging in?  Come to the College & CareerCenter
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New Scholarships       
 
Check the scholarship list often.  We have a few scholarships in the fall with most coming in December and after the first of the year.
Updated Scholarship Lists are HERE 
List also posted outside of the College and Career Center.  
  
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LD - School Sampling       
 
 

University of Arizona – SALT program

Arizona St. University

Adelphi (NY)

Regis (CO)

American University (DC)

Fairleigh Dickinson (NJ)

Hofstra (NY)

Marist (NY)

Eugene Lang (NY)

Marymount Manhattan (NY)

McDaniel (MD)

Curry College (MA)

 

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