Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Parsons Pre-College Academy Program

Parsons holds the Pre-College Academy program on Saturdays for students in grades 3 through 12. Students can choose from a variety of art and design disciplines grouped by elementary, middle and high school grade levels. Students do not need art or design experience to participate, although more experienced students may choose to enroll in a portfolio development class to further their art and design studies. Registration is currently open and classes begin on Saturday, September 27.

We are holding an information session on Saturday, September 13th at 11:00 a.m. in Kellen Auditorium, located at 66 5th Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets. Representatives will discuss the different classes on offer this semester and details about our pre-college certificate program. Attendees will have an opportunity to see examples of student work and ask questions from Parsons representatives. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please RSVP here: www.newschool.edu/p/rsvp/

More information about the Pre-College Academy program and directions for how to register for a Saturday class can be found here: www.newschool.edu/parsons/pre-college-academy/

Throughout the year, Parsons hosts a variety of free art and design related events and workshops for youth. Many of our events like Portfolio Redefined are focused on portfolio preparation and college readiness. Other events like PlayTech are opportunities for students to learn about industry careers like Game Design and interact with peers from across the tri-state area.

To join the mailing address to receive more information about these free events please visit this link: www.newschool.edu/p/connect

Top Colleges That Enroll Rich, Middle Class, and Poor

Worth a read. Check out: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/09/upshot/top-colleges-that-enroll-rich-middle-class-and-poor.html?referrer=&_r=0

Monday, September 8, 2014

ACT and SAT Deadlines and Registration

Calling all McKee Juniors and Seniors - 

Check out the ACT. One must score a minimum of a 24 for the colleges to flock to your door at:http://www.actstudent.org/

Need information on the SAT - then move your mouse to the following link: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-study-plan

Need a refresher on the topics in the ACT and the SAT, here are two great sites:

All Access Virtual College Fair


With regular decision deadlines fast approaching, NOW is the time for students to put their best foot forward in the competitive college application race. Login to the All Access Virtual College Fair, on September 18, 2014 where admissions reps from over 200 colleges like Texas Tech, UCLA & Syracuse University will be available to chat live with students about application questions, financial aid and more. 

Students will be automatically entered to win the $2,500 Tuition Scholarship Giveaway when they visit 3 colleges during the event.

Don’t miss expert presentations on career planning, managing college stress, paying for college and managing credit card debt.

PARENTS-GUARDIANS-CAREGIVERS – Strongly, and I mean strongly encourage your child by helping them guide the mouse to follow the link: www.collegeweeklive.com,  and go to this virtual college fair!! If your child signs up for the website with your email address, they will send your child emails often with new and updated scholarship opportunities and the schools that will have representatives online. You can also check out information from past online fairs and workshops. This website is a really great resource so use it!!

Fast Web and College Week Live Information

Ms. Pecora, McKee's intrepid college advisor, hopes you have all signed up for as many college and scholarship websites as possible. She continues researching scholarships and passing out information to those that are eligible for the larger scholarships. Sign up for www.fastweb.com and make a FULL PROFILE, and they will match you with scholarships that you are eligible. Start working on your essays because you can use one really good essay for many scholarships!

Also, check out www.collegeweeklive.com. They give many options for scholarships and virtual college fairs where you can talk to college and financial aid representatives from around the country. They have a VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR coming up tomorrow (Nov 21) – all students who “attend” (sign in, make an account, explore the colleges) are automatically entered into a drawing for a $2,500 scholarship!!