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NCHS Counselors’ Report – September 20, 2017

NCHS Counselors’ Report – NCHS Counseling Office

September 20, 2017

Nashville Community High School
Phone: (618) 327.8286 Fax: (618) 327.4513
Web Address:
Tesha Maschhoff X250; Becky Luessenheide X381;
Susan Boosinger X251


QuestBridge is a nonprofit that helps high-achieving, low-income students gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation’s best/most selective colleges.

These scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.

Students should apply that are academically outstanding high school seniors and are from families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four.

The deadline for students to apply is September 27, 2017.

Visit for more information.

Future Saluki Game Day Celebration

SIUC invites students and their families to this event that will include campus/housing tour, admissions counseling, assistance with the application, financial aid information, and an academic college fair followed by free food at the SIUC tailgate and football game.

Register at by September 25.

Kaskaskia College Discover Day

Students are invited to visit KC on Monday, October 9th at 9:00 AM -1:00 PM to explore their programs, meet faculty/students, and talk to an advisor to learn what KC can do for them. Financial aid information will be available.

Parents are encouraged to attend. Lunch is provided.

RSVP to Amy Troutt at 6180545-3048 or

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville School of Pharmacy Open House

SIUE is hosting an open house on Saturday, October 14.

For more information and to register, visit

Discover Duke Day

Duke University admissions officers will present information and answer questions about the university, admissions process, financial aid, and more.

They will be at MICDS in St. Louis on Monday, October 9 at 7:00.

To register visit,

College Representative Visits at NCHS

Students who are interested in visiting with college representatives should come to the Counseling Office to sign up.

Currently scheduled college representative visits:

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) – September 25

Lindenwood University-Belleville – September 27

Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) October 2

University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) – October 2

Quincy University (QU) – October 4

McKendree University (McK) – October 5

University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana – October 10

University of Southern Indiana (USI) – October 26

College Fairs

As we encourage students to apply early to college, we also encourage parents and students to be educated about their decisions. An excellent avenue to find out about various colleges is a college fair. Listed below are various college fairs in our region.

St. Louis Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

Webster University
Grant Gymnasium
175 Edgar Road
St. Louis, MO 63119
Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mater Dei High School College Night

Mater Dei High School
900 N. Mater Dei Drive.
Breese, Illinois  62230
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Financial Aid Presentation at 6:30 & 7:15

Financial Aid Night

A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be at NCHS on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 to share information on the financial aid process for college.

Grants, scholarships, and students loans are included as topics for discussion.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will also be discussed in detail.

All senior parents are encouraged to attend.

FAFSA Completion Night – NCHS

One of the first steps of the college financial aid process is completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

The FAFSA enables students who qualify to receive federal/state grants, scholarships, as well as to participate in work-studies programs. NCHS will offer a free workshop to assist students and/or their parents in completing the FAFSA form.

Those attending should bring the following information (if available): student’s driver’s license, student’s social security card, 2016 federal tax records for both the student and parents, records of untaxed income, and information regarding net worth of family and student assets.

The workshop will be at NCHS on Wednesday, October 11 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The FAFSA form can be submitted beginning October 1, 2017.

ACT Testing Dates

The next ACT test with open registration is October 28.

Registration is due by September 22.

Additional ACT testing dates for the year are December 9, February 10, April 14, June19, and July 14.

Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date.

Students may register at Our high school code is 143-110.

SAT Testing Dates

The next SAT test with open registration is November 4.

Additional SAT testing dates for the year are December 2, March 10, May 5, and June 2.

Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date.

Students may register at Our high school code is 143-110.

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