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Applying to College

Your child should have narrowed his/her college options down to 3-5 possibilities over the summer (1 dream school, 2-3 realistic options, 1-2 definite options). As a family, you should be having serious discussions about what college(s) your child can attend based on the academic and financial requirements of those school(s), in addition to size of the school, distance from home, availability of potential majors, etc. Applications are available on each college’s website, along with their academic and testing requirements. 6th semester transcripts, which are required by every college for admissions consideration, will not be available until late August-early September.

 

Did You Know?

Some colleges will waive the application fee for students whose parents are alumni, are from an underrepresented minority group or offer free applications to all students. Check with the colleges your child is considering or Google “Colleges with no application fee.”

 

Requesting Transcripts

Transcripts can be requested with Mrs. Marshall in the guidance office. Transcripts will be mailed on Fridays. It is your child’s responsibility to insure he/she is requesting transcripts in time for any deadlines. The first 4 transcripts are free, each additional transcript is $3.00 each. After graduation transcripts are $5.00 dollars in person and $6.00 dollars online.

 

Recruiters on Campus

Recruiters will visit Millington Central High School during all lunches (unless otherwise noted) in the guidance office. Students may visit during lunch or 4th period with teacher’s permission and a hall pass.

 

College App Week in Tennessee

The state of Tennessee will host “College App Week” September 17th-21st. Austin Peay State University (www.apsu.edu) will waive the application fee for prospective students during this week and the University of Tennessee-Martin (www.utm.edu) will waive the application fee September 17th-19th. Millington Central High School will join in the celebration by offering seniors up to five (5) free transcripts the week of September 17th. Sign up for the TN Promise.

 

 

MCHS Financial Aid Night

MCHS will host its annual Financial Aid Night Tuesday, October 30th  from 6pm-7pm in the computer lab 201. Our guest speaker will be Felica Orr Tennessee Outreach Specialist. She will review required documents and procedures for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as the different types of available aid in anticipation of the October 1st FAFSA opening application day.

ACT at Millington

Seniors will be retaking the ACT free of charge Tuesday, October 2nd at Millington Central High School.

 

Need ACT test prep?

Here are a few options, ranging in price and time commitment, former students have used to help with ACT test prep:
901 Prep- www.901prep.com
Bowie Tutoring- www.bowietutoring.com, 901-474-1081

Jane Ross Tutoring- www.janerosstutoring.com, 901-795-7377 Magoosh- www.magoosh.com

 

 

College and Career Nights

*Memphis Area College Night- Monday, September 17th, 6pm-8pm, Agricenter International; this event is for all Mid-South high school students and their families; go to www.memphiscollegenight.com for more information
*Memphis Christian College Fair- Monday, October 1
st, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Bellevue Baptist Church; this event is open to all Mid-South high school students and families and will be attended by private, Christian colleges; go to https://myblueprintstory.com/christian- university-college-fairs?fid=78 for more information *Millington Central College and Career Night- Tuesday, October 18th, 5pm-7:00pm, MCHS; this event is for all MCHS families and attended primarily by two and four year colleges, technical schools, and military recruiters in the Mid-South area.

 

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application required for students to be considered for federal grants, loans, work study, Tennessee Hope Lottery scholarship and Tennessee Promise. Students and parents need a FSA ID, which can be obtained, along with the online FAFSA application and list of required documents to apply, at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA application will open October 1st and the earlier you and your student apply, the better the chances of monetary assistance- once the money runs out, it’s gone!

 

College Visit Days

Colleges will conduct tours and/or campus visit days for interested students throughout the year. Seniors are allowed 2 college visit days provided they have at least a 70 average in every class; pick up a college visit day form from Mrs. Farmer, complete it, and return it before the visit; and provide proof of the visit the day he/she returns to school. Failure to follow this procedure will result in the absence being unexcused.

 

 

 

 

Selective Service

All males age 18 and over are required to register with the Selective Service. Failure to do so can result in fines, imprisonment, and loss of college admissions, scholarships, and/or financial aid. Go to www.sss.gov to register.

 

NCAA/NAIA Clearinghouses

If your child is planning to play sports at the collegiate level, he/she will need to register with the NCAA and/or NAIA Clearinghouses. Information about the registration process, academic and standardized test requirements, and steps to follow with recruiters can be found on each agency’s webpage. It is you and your child’s responsibility to make sure all policies and procedures are being followed.

www.ncaaclearinghouse.org

www.playnaia.org