College Application Week continues thru Friday, November 6th. APPLY NOW to take advantage of no application fees. Start the process at the link below!

 

Wondering about letters of recommendation (LOR)? Read this step-by-step process.
Click HERE for guidance.

In recognition of CAW it might be helpful to debunk some m-y-t-h-s. Remember, ‘college’ doesn’t necessarily mean 4 years, in this case it means anything after high school…italics and highlighting added by me!

Myth 1: “The college I choose determines the next four years of my life.” 
Fact: Students can and do transfer from one college to another all the time. In fact, about one in three students transfer at least once before finishing a degree. Of course, it’s easier if you do not transfer colleges. Transferring may lead to lost credits and delay your graduation, for example, but to think you can’t change your mind later is not helpful or accurate.

Myth 2: “I have to decide on a major before I get to college.”
Fact: Knowing what you want to study can be helpful, but it’s OK if you aren’t sure. Most colleges give you time to explore before formally declaring a major. About one in three students change their major at least once. In most majors, you have time to explore and figure out what you want to study and still graduate within four years, although some STEM majors are an exception.

Myth 3: “There is only one college that is right for me.”
Fact: There are many good colleges; making a college choice is a good problem to have. You are likely making a choice among many good options. You are more responsible for your success than the college you attend. You create your own success; the college does not create it for you.

Myth 4: “A college education is not worth the money.”
Fact: People with a bachelor’s degree earn $461 more each week than people with a high school diploma. That’s nearly $24,000 a year and nearly $1 million dollars across a 40-year career. College is expensive, and we all wish it were cheaper, but it is a sound investment for most people.
(Excerpted from the American School Counselor Association website)

📝Still need to take/retake the ACT? TODAY (11/6) is the last day to register for the December 12th test! Click HERE to get started with the registration process.
 
Dual Enrollment for WDT and all BOR schools is now OPEN!
Click HERE to register for WDT classes (see instructional video).
Click HERE to register for BOR classes (BHSU, SDSMT, SDSU, etc)
 
Animated GIF It’s the end of the first quarter of your senior year! What does this mean??
*You only have 3 quarters left of high school.
*You are 1/2 done with semester long classes.
*Graduation is only 7 months away.
*If you are failing any classes, NOW is the time to get to work.
*Create a schedule, use your planner, get organized, turn in work. This is not like last spring; your grades are dependent on your work ethic and directly related to how much time and effort you put forth.
 
Want to speak with a counselor?? We’re still at work even though you are at home!
Join us on ZOOM Tuesday or Thursday from 12:30-1:30 for one-on-one assistance:
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald
Laura Lloyd-Smith, EdD
Counselor E-Q
Laura.Lloyd-Smith@k12.sd.us
Susan Aurand
Counselor A-D, R-Z
Susan.Aurand@k12.sd.us