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Senior Class of 2021

 
 
ATTENTION SENIORS!
 
Please use the link below to complete some of the necessary surveys for Seniors this year:
*Every Seniors needs to complete by March to ensure you & the guidance office are on the same page 
 
 
 
 
 
 There are a number of Scholarships Private Scholarships for College | CollegeDataavailable at this years Great McCort Auction! 
 
Visit the Auction Scholarship Page to see if your school is on the list!

Senior EOY Calendar

 

COMING SOON
 

17 Awesome Ways to Celebrate the End of the School Year - We Are TeachersAs the year moves quickly toward graduation and another adventure awaits your child, 

Bishop McCort Guidance Office is available to you and your child.  So first and foremost, Please make sure you or your child reaches out to us if you need anything regarding post-secondary options. 

Here are a few FAQ and resources for a variety of different needs a senior student may need right now.  I hope you find something useful here!

I have been accepted and/or selected a college, now what? 

  • Make sure you complete your BMCHS Senior Exit Survey: HERE
  • NOW WHAT from CollegeBoard helps with many questions
  • Receive & Understand your Award/Financial Aid Letter from your school. You may need to compare letters from multiple schools: Award Letter Comparisons

 

We have not done FAFSA yet, Should we? How do we even start?

  • There is a FAFSA OVERVIEW WEBINAR available as well as many other upcoming and prerecorded PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) financial aid webinar available HERE
  • Additionally, if you are still considering or planning on filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), there is an OVERVIEW WEBINAR available through PHEAA that will help you learn more about filing your FAFSA.  You can go HERE to register or check out a number of upcoming or prerecorded financial aid events available at PHEAA EVENTS  

 

How do we find scholarships?  It seems overwhelming!

  • That is because it is overwhelming. The best way to approach scholarships is to treat it more like a scavenger hunt, not a treasure hunt!  Search and find as many smaller, local, specific scholarships that you can and apply to the ones that you have the best chance at winning. 

Our SCHOLARSHIP PAGE on our Crusher Guidance page is a good place to start that scavenger hunt!  

  • The largest scholarships and awards your child will receive will be from the college they will be attending. Start at the college’s scholarship page and make sure your child was considered for the merit or need based scholarships available. 

 

Should we consider Community College or other options if we are not sure about investing in a 4-year college right now?

  • Certainly! A 4-year college/university is a tremendous financial investment.  You child should just not jump into that investment just because every else is going.  Community College is often a good starting point for those students who are not sure what their academic future holds.

 

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES FOR SENIORS:

 

AP tests still scheduled for May - Santa Monica Daily PressAP TESTS

TUESDAY MAY 4th
@8AM
AP CALCULUS  
(Both AB & BC)
WEDNESDAY MAY 5th
@8AM
AP ENGLISH LIT.
@12
AP PHYSICS 1
THURSDAY MAY 6th
@8AM
AP US HISTORY
FRIDAY MAY 7th
@8AM
AP CHEMISTRY
@12
AP PHYSICS 2
FRIDAY MAY 14th
@8AM
AP BIOLOGY
MONDAY MAY 17th 
@8AM
AP STATISTICS
 
 

SENIOR FINAL EXAMS

MAY 18th
Periods 1, 2, & 3
MAY 19th
Periods 4, 6, & 7
MAY 20th
Periods 8 & 9