Senior Advisory Announcements for March 1, 2017
ATTENTION CURRENT 12th Graders:
-FAFSA (For US Citizens or Permanent/Temporary Green Card Holders) OR DREAM (For DACA, U Visa & Undocumented Students Only) On-line Financial Aid Application is due March 2, 2017. You will need your parents 2015 Federal Taxes to complete these applications.
-To check the status of you Cal-Grant after submitting your FAFSA or DREAM Application you must create an account by going to https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/logon.asp
-If you have NOT order your Cap & Gown you must go to see your counselor in person during lunch or after school in Room 149 to provide them with your height and weight, as soon as possible.
-Continue to check college student portals for each individual college/university you applied, to see if you have any to do list items or messages of documents that are due to complete your admissions or financial aid paperwork.
-Scholarships due this month:
(For Information about these scholarships you must check the Scholarship Bulletin Board located in the Counseling Office)
- Atsuhiko Telaeuchi Memorial Scholarship-3/1
- DREAM US Scholarship (DACA & Undocumented Students only)-3/8
- Northern CA Cherry Blossom Festival Scholarship-3/10
- Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship-3/15
- Bio Rad Scholarship-3/17
- Latin American Teachers Academy (LATA) Scholarship-3/17
- CAA/ESA 2017 Scholarship Program-3/24
- Society of Women Engineerings-3/24
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)-3/30
- Superpower Scholarship-3/31
- The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation-3/31
- Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund-3/31
- PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarship-3/31
-DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2017
ATT / The NETwork 2017 Lewis Howard Latimer online scholarship:
*Minimum 2.5 GPA or above and to be in good academic standing
*African American senior; full-time status in an accredited high school
* Declared intention to enroll in: Four-year or Two-year accredited college,
or Accredited business school (for business school, major must be
in Computer Science or related to the Telecommunications industry)
-Frisco Day is an event sponsored by SF Promise that is organized by SFUSD & CCSF to ensure graduating seniors receive support in completing the 5 Enrollment Steps for CCSF. Lincoln has arranged the following support steps for you:
- On-Line CCSF Admission Application must be completed by no later than 3/8/17. For help with this step see Mrs. Emily Hong Daniel, College & Career Counselor on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at lunch or after school in the counseling office (Room 149)
- March 14, 2017 CCSF Fieldtrip for Placement Test & Orientation Session-Deadline to Submit your complete Permission Slip in the Counseling Office along with a copy of your CCSF E-mail indicating your CCSF Account on it will be due by no later than 3/8/17. All participating students must also check their school loop gmail to fill out the google survey sent out by Mrs. Emily Hong Daniel recently.
- Meeting with a CCSF Counselor at Lincoln will take place in April 2017 to sign up you must see Mrs. Emily Hong Daniel, but only if you have completed Steps 1-3 & can show proof of it.
- FRISCO Day will take place on 5/5/17 (Friday)-Details & Permission Slip to be announced soon.
New Common Application Essay Questions for 2017-2018
Attention Current 11th Graders:
This message was sent via e-mail on 2/17/17 to all counselors:
We are pleased to share the 2017-2018 Common Application essay prompts with you. The changes you see below reflect the feedback of 108 Common App member colleges and more than 5,000 other Common App constituents, as well as consultation with our advisory committees and Board of Directors. Students represented the single largest share of constituent survey respondents (59%), followed by school counselors (23%), and teachers (11%).
We were gratified to learn that 91% of members and 90% of constituents agree or strongly agree that the current prompts are effective. In addition, the narrative comments we received helped us see areas for improvement in three of the prompts. Working in close consultation with the counselors and admission officers on our advisory committees, we revised these prompts in a way that we believe will help students see expanded opportunities for expressing themselves. Those revisions appear in italics. You will also notice two new prompts. The first asks students to share examples of their intellectual curiosity. The second is a return to inviting students to submit an essay on a topic of their choice, reframed to help students understand that they are welcome to draw inspiration from multiple sources, not just their own creativity.
The word limit on the essay will remain at 650.
The goal of these revisions is to help all applicants, regardless of background or access to counseling, see themselves and their stories within the prompts. They are designed to invite unencumbered discussions of character and community, identity, and aspiration. To this end, we will be creating new educational resources to help students both understand and approach the opportunities the essay presents for them.
2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts
1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. [No change]
2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? [Revised]
3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? [Revised]
4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. [No change]
5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. [Revised]
6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? [New]
7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. [New]
NEW UC Personal Insight Questions for Fall 2017 Undergraduate Freshmen Applicants
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Instructions for Viewing CCSF Placement Test Scores
Attention 10th, 11th & 12th Grader that attended the March 16 CCSF Placement Test & Orientation Field trip:
Many of you have been asking me how do I view my CCSF Placement Test Scores?
Only the ...more