College Planning Handbook
Always check the Lincoln Calendar for the latest updates!
October 2 (Tuesday)
|Senior Parent Meeting (6-8 PM)|
|October 6 (Saturday)||SAT Test and Subject Tests|
|October 10 (Wednesday)||College Planning Night (6:00-9 PM)|
|October 10 (Wednesday)||Oregon University System Orientation Day at Portland State University. Great opportunity to get info and experience the sights, sounds and smells of PSU, OSU, UO, Western, Southern and Eastern Oregon Universities all in one place. Oregon Public University Viewbook|
|October 22 (Monday)||NACAC PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE FAIR • Portland State University, Smith Memorial Union • 6 pm - 8 pm;|
|October 26 (Friday)||Mandatory Class of 2013 Meeting|
Oct 26 and 27
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair • Oregon Convention Center • Friday: 9 am - 12 pm • Saturday: 1 pm - 5 pm
In an effort to increase the amount of face-to-face interaction, students can individually register at http://www.gotomyncf.com/ This allows students to register online before a fair, by entering their information and receiving a personalized barcode. Students take the barcode with them to the Fair and schools can easily scan this barcode with their rented scanners and retrieve student information, including name, age, academic interests and test scores. Schools can keep track that you were there to get more information from them!
|October 27 (Saturday)||ACT Test|
|Nov 3 (Saturday)||SAT and Subject Tests|
|Dec 1 (Saturday)||SAT and Subject Tests|
|Dec 8 (Saturday)||ACT Test|
|Dec 12 (Wed)||Financial Aid Night @ 6:45-8:15pm Cafeteria|
|TBD||FAFSA application forms available - scholarships are given out in order FAFSA received|
|Jan 26 (Saturday)||SAT and Subject Tests|
|Jan 31(Thursday)||Gap Year Symposium - Lincoln High School @ 6-9 PM|
|Feb 9 (Saturday)||ACT Test|
March 9 (Saturday)
|April 13 (Saturday)||ACT Test|
|May 1 (Wednesday)||National Decision/Celebration Day|
|May 1 (Wednesday)||Last day to turn in senior name(s) as you want them to appear on diploma|
|May 4 (Saturday)||SAT and Subject Tests|
|June 1 (Saturday)||SAT and Subject Tests|
|June 3 and 4 (Monday and Tuesday)||Senior Finals|
|June 5 (Wednesday)||
Senior Breakfast followed by Senior Awards Assembly-10:00am
Senior checkout - Mandatory - in the Cafeteria
|June 10 (Monday)||Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal: 9:30 am|
|June 10 (Monday)||GRADUATION 8-10 PM at Memorial Coliseum!!! GRAD PARTY TO FOLLOW|
Scholarship Site for Lincoln Students
Check out this new LHS scholarship information web site.
- View a description of noteworthy scholarships that we have Recently Posted
- Join our Facebook Fan Page to get regular Facebook updates (click 'like' when visiting our FB page)
- See the List of Scholarships from Naviance whose applications are due this month
Did you know that your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid ) could be filed as early as Jan 1, 2011? You don't have to wait for your W2s but can do a best estimate based on your family's 2010 tax return and amend it once your parents file their 2010 federal taxes. File online at www.fafsa.gov.
Need help filing?
Contact NELA (Northwest Education Loan Association) for free help at 503-488-6000.
College Goal Oregon for free help at PCC campuses in January
Ask our LHS counseling center parent volunteers for help.
The earlier you apply for aid, the better your chances of getting aid!
OSAC (Oregon Student Assistance Commission) administers scholarships and grants for Oregon students. Apply online at www.getcollegefunds.org. If you apply to OSAC by mid Feb , you are automatically entered in an early bird lottery for $500. Regular OSAC deadline is March 1st. The increased demand for OSAC grants exceeded the program’s budget this year, which required the Commission to reduce awards by $120 for students enrolled full time at 2- and 4-year Oregon colleges this second semester or this spring quarter.
So again, the earlier you submit your FAFSA and OSAC, the better your chances of getting the financial aid you need!
Application Recommendation requests
For seniors to check the status of their college application on Naviance:
click "my colleges"
go to "college applying to"
click "view detailed status"
Further down it may tell a student if teacher recommendation is "in progress" if teachers are doing recommendation via Naviance. Most teachers forget to click that they are done.. so take home message: kids need to check with teachers if recommendations are done.
Need-based Financial Aid Information
Download some helpful advice from a college admissions office here.