Registration Is Open for the November 2 SAT

Seniors,
Are you planning to attend one of the University of Alaska Universities?
Do you still need to take the SAT? Please sign up for the November 2nd test to have your scores ready for the admissions process. The next opportunity to take the SAT is in March. 
 
UA prospective students should apply early January for admissions by February 15, which is the deadline for admissions to be eligible for institutional grants and scholarships. 
 
The SAT is also used as a placement test for English.
 
 
 

PSAT Test Day Info – Wednesday October 16

PSAT 
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16

We would like to have all students seated by 8:30 so we can start the test on time. Please report to the MPR at 8:15.

Bring on test day:
Number 2 pencil w/eraser
Approved calculator: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/taking-the-tests/test-day-checklist/approved-calculators
Social Security number (optional)
Email address (optional but recommended)
Water bottles/snack stay underneath the table
No hats and no big jackets

NO PHONES, SMART WATCHES OR OTHER DIGITAL DEVICES ALLOWED IN THE TESTING ROOM

  • Leave your phone somewhere outside the testing room
  • You are not allowed to use any digital devices during bathroom breaks or other breaks

Assigned seats

Total testing time including administration is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes
Two 5-minute breaks to stretch

College Fair ~ Monday, October 14th

Steller is going to the College Fair Monday October 14. The field trip is open for juniors and seniors and we have seats for 54 students on the bus. Students can sign up in the front office with Tami. Permission slips are required.
The bus will leave Steller at 9 am and return from the Alaska Airlines Center at 11 am.
This is a great opportunity to learn about a variety of colleges and what they have to offer. Students are encouraged to make a list of questions before they leave. Here is a link to one of many online resources on how to prepare for the college fair:
Click here for for i College Fair Flyer

https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/college-fairs

Northwest Liberal Arts College Info Nite – Oct 15, 7-8:30

Tuesday October 15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Service High School Theater
(entrance behind school next to gym)

All A.S.D. students and families are welcome to attend this event to hear about the excellent
options for high-quality liberal arts education close to home. Learn about admission
requirements, financial aid, how to become the best applicant, and answer any questions you
may have. We will have a panel presentation, followed by questions and answers, then time for families to meet with each school individually.

NW Liberal Arts College Night flyer

Merit Scholarships at Gettysburg College

I am delighted to share exciting news about scholarships at Gettysburg College.
Starting with next year’s incoming class, students will be able to apply for the Eisenhower Scholarship–designed to recognize outstanding applicants who are positively transforming their communities. The College has a long history of civic engagement with students and alumni making a difference in their communities and around the world.

The Eisenhower Scholarship is Gettysburg College’s most selective scholarship–$160,000 for four years of full-time study ($40,000 per year). It is awarded to top-performing applicants within a most challenging curriculum who have demonstrated a high level of civic engagement locally, nationally, and/or internationally. More information about the Eisenhower Scholarship including application requirements and process is on our website.

Additionally, Gettysburg College recognizes students’ academic achievement in high school by awarding four categories of academic merit scholarships under Early Decision and Regular Decision.

  • Abraham Lincoln Scholarship–$32,000 per year
  • Presidential Scholarship–$27,000 per year
  • David Wills Scholarship –$24,000 per year
  • 1832 Founders Scholarship–$15,000 per year

Decisions on merit scholarship recipients are made as part of the admissions process. A separate application is not required. All students, including those who apply test optional, are considered.

I hope that you will share with your students that Gettysburg College accepts self-reported SAT and ACT scores. Please visit our webpage for more information about applying test optional or with self-reported scores.

I wish you and your students a wonderful start to the academic year! As always, please feel free to reach out to me or my staff with questions about Gettysburg College and our application process.
Sincerely,
Gail

Gail Sweezey
Dean of Admissions
Gettysburg College | Office of Admissions
300 North Washington Street | Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717.337.6100 or 800.431. 0803| Fax: 717.337.6145