Coast Union High School Counseling Center
2013/2014 CUHS Counseling News
The month of September was a busy month for Ms. Seay, she has already visited the Government and Economics classes and distributed the Sept – Dec senior timeline, financial aid and scholarship information as well as individually reviewing each of one of the seniors’ transcripts. Ms. Seay will also be visiting with every freshmen, sophomore and junior to start or update their 4 year plans. Ask your student for the information…
CUHS students deserve the BEST, so if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email me.
Thank you for your continued support!
I want to personally thank the generous donations from individuals, clubs, organizations and community and county donors. All contributions are important. With this money our students can worry a little less about funding the next chapter of their life. If you are interested in participating in our local scholarship drive please contact Cheryl Seay at 924-2913.
February 4-5: California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) all sophomores
March 18-19: California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) 11th & 12th graders who have previously not passed or still needs to take the exam
May 3: SAT Test
May 5-16: STAR Testing all students
May 3-14: Advanced Placement Tests
June 7: SAT test
June 9-12 Final Exams all students
Other ACT & SAT dates are available at different locations. Come into the counseling office or visit the web sites for additional information. (Junior students need to register for one of the college entrance exams this year if they plan on attending a 4 year college right after high school)
PSAT TEST: Sophomores and juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT Test. (Freshman may take the test if they wish.) This is a practice test for the SAT, one of the college entrance exam students may take if they wish to attend a four year college right after high school. (The ACT or SAT is not required for community college acceptance). The cost of the test is $14.00 and the exam is given at CUHS on Wednesday, October 16 in the library starting at 8:30 am. Only 35 tests were ordered so sign-ups are necessary. It is important you get a test reserved as soon as possible. Juniors who take the PSAT may qualify for the National Merit Scholarship. This scholarship is determined by the score the student received on the PSAT exam. (If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Seay.)
FEE WAIVERS FOR THE ACT& SAT: If your family qualifies for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program your student also qualifies for a testing fee waiver. If you do not qualify, but have extenuating circumstances; please contact Cheryl Seay to confidentially discuss obtaining a fee waiver.
COLLEGE APPLICATIONS, INFORMATION, & SCHOLARSHIPS:
Ms. Seay will meet with seniors to discuss on-line UC/CSU college applications, scholarships, answer college questions, and life after high school plans, and pass out a Senior Timeline (September – December). January – June timelines will be passed out after the holidays. Parents are encouraged to make an appointment with the counselor if they have questions or concerns.
CUESTA INFORMATION will be available after the counselor attends the annual Cuesta Informational Conference. After the conference the counselor will have information regarding assessment test dates, registration, orientation, and admissions requirements. Information will be distributed to all interested students.
CUESTA COLLEGE NIGHT will be on Monday, November 4, 5:30 – 8:30 at Cuesta College Student Center Building 5400. Workshops include financial aid, NCAA eligibility, and writing a personal essay. Meet advisors from UC, CSU, California Community Colleges, private and out-of-state colleges. Hosted by SLO Community Foundation Turning Passion into Action. Click HERE for a link to Cuesta College’s home page.
SENIOR PARENTS: If you have any questions concerning the college application process, please feel free to call and make an appointment with the counselor. Be sure to attend the FAFSA Workshop at CUHS on December 5 in the library. (Times listed above)
This web site offers an enormous amount of information. There are free SAT sample questions, mini-tests, test taking strategies, study guides for the PSAT, SAT I & II, AP exams, etc. You are encouraged you to log on and take a look.
Email: Cheryl Croneis-Seay