Monthly Archive for April, 2012

Common Application Adding Colleges

The Common Application organization has added 37 new institutions bringing the total to 490 institutions. The list of member colleges accepting the Common App is available at  https://www.commonapp.org .  Application information will also be available at each college’s admissions website. Many  colleges no longer even have their own app, but many will require a supplemental section unique to their school. It is a great time-saver to fill out one app and have it sent to multiple schools. You can even add schools to the initial list as long as it is before their deadlines. Seniors may begin completing the Common App on-line Aug. 1st, but can preview the application now. Make sure you find the spot under “School Forms” to “invite” your counselors and  teachers to complete recommendations for you by listing their names and email addresses. They will receive emails with the link so they can complete their parts on-line, also. This year’s essay specifies a length of 250-500 words. You may preview the list of topics at the above website. Email me kleaver@shelbyed.k12.al.us if you have any questions about this great tool!

New Scholarship Search Engine

 Cappex.com has created a companion website to help you search for scholarships, ScholarshipSpotlight.com. On Scholarship Spotlight, students can find thousands of the most relevant scholarships, including hard-to-find local ones which distinctly match their strengths — all in just a matter of seconds. What’s more, there’s no student profile needed. Students can get their scholarship matches right from the site’s home page. Check it out!

AU and AL Summer Opportunities

Auburn University will host a variety of summer camps for students including vet medicine, industrial design, architecture, fashion, fisheries, world affairs (Model UN), and construction. Go to www.auburn.edu/summercamps<http://www.auburn.edu/summercamps> for info. 

The University of Alabama offers a variety of  summer programs for students of all ages. With over fifteen summer programs offered, discover all the ways to grow this summer at The University of Alabama. For info go to http://www.k12summer.ua.edu<http://www.k12summer.ua.edu/>