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Counselor


Welcome to the Lawton-Bronson Jr./Sr. High School Counseling page. Mrs. Erin Benson is the 7-12 School Counselor and is here to help students with Career, Academic, and Personal Issues.


 
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION 
  • High School Heisman   Deadline:  October 17   https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/
  • Horatio Alger Association  Deadline: October 25  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/   Minimum GPA of 2.0/Demonstrate critical financial need
  • Spirit of Service  Deadline:  November 6  spirit.prudential.com
  • Sixt Scholars Program  Deadline: November 30   https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/
  • HyVee Scholarship  Deadline: February 8 https://www.hy-vee.com/corporate/our-company/community/scholarships/
  • Iowa Newspaper Foundation  Deadline: February 15  www.INAnews.com  
  • Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship  Deadline:  May 1, 2019   Apps in my office.  Must be of the Protestant faith and attending the University of Iowa  $800  

IN ADDITION TO THE SCHOLARSHIPS LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK THE COLLEGE'S FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP WEBPAGE
.  EVERY SCHOOL WILL HAVE DEADLINES SET FOR APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS SO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THAT!
                 Example:  University of Iowa scholarships can be found at admissions.uiowa.edu/finances/scholarships

FAFSA Assistance
Mary Joan Dougherty at the Iowa College Access Network
515-402-4211 or 877-272-4692
mjdougherty@icansucceed.org


ICAN Tip of the Week    

https://www.youtube.com/user/IowaCollegeAccess?feature=g-high-u



College Representative Information
Juniors and Seniors interested in attending a college visit at Lawton-Bronson, must sign up first with Mrs. Benson the day before the scheduled visit. All visits are during Success in the Counseling Office unless noted otherwise.  I will have these on the announcements!
Upcoming Visits:
  • October 17--Dakota State University
  • October 23--Northwest Iowa Community College  (see Mrs. Benson if interested)
  • October 23--Upper Iowa University
  • October 30--Simpson College
  • November 1--University of South Dakota 

Regent Admission Index (RAI)--Board or Regents State of Iowa  http://www.regents.iowa.gov/RAI/
4 Factors included in RAI are:  1) ACT/SAT score  2) High school rank  3) Cumulative GPA  4) Number of core courses (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language)


Factors to consider when choosing a college
1. Type of school (2 year, 4 year, public, private)
2. Size of school  (U. of Iowa--33,300; Morningside--2,800; USD--11,000)
3. Location
4. Academic programs
5. Activities
6. Financial Aid

ACT Information
 
ACT Registration and Testing Dates 
 
Test Date                                           Registration Deadline
                             
September 8                                                August 10
October 27                                         September 28
December 8                                        November 2
February 9                                          January 11
April 13                                              March 8
June 8                                                May 3
July 13                                               June 14

ACT FEES
ACT--$46
ACT with writing--$62.50   (Check https://actapps.act.org/writPrefRM/  to see if the colleges you are considering require or recommend the ACT writing test).  Check out www.actstudent.org also for sample essays.  
To register, click on www.actstudent.org
School Code:  162-440

Test Prep
PRACTICE WORKBOOKS from ACT are available in my office!
ACT prep class in the Spring at WIT--Chad Cargill ACT prep workshop--more information to come SPRING 2018!
 

 Transcript Information
  • Requests for high school transcripts can be made by contacting Erin Benson at bensone@lb-eagles.org
  • Requests for college transcripts (WIT courses) can be made by contacting WIT by:
  • ALL SENIORS who have completed courses through WIT will need to do the step above upon graduation to ensure your WIT transcript gets to your post secondary institution
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 Helpful Websites


**Seniors who wish to play college athletics will need to go to either NCAA or NAIA website and register**  You will need to have your
ACT scores be sent to them directly from ACT (www.actstudent.org)

Upcoming Events 

JUNIORS--
  • No announcements at this time


SOPHOMORES--
  • No announcements at this time

Factors in the Admission Decision (Source:  NACAC Admission Trends Survey, 2011)
  1. High School Grades
  2. Grades in college prep course
  3. Strength of curriculum
  4. Admission test scores (ACT)
 
 
 
Contact Information
Erin Benson
100 Tara Way
Lawton, IA 51030
Phone number:  712-944-5181
Fax number:  712-944-5568
School code for ACT, NCAA, NAIA is 162-440








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