Senior Year Overview

August--If you are planning to retake the SATs please fill out the registration on

September--Come in and see the guidance counselor to start planning for college. Check senior newsletters for scholarships.

October -- Start filling out college applications. If you are doing early decision check dates that the application is due.Check to see if you need the CSS profile for your college. Medical Field Applications Due End of October. Deadline for signing up for the SATs on November 3, 2018 is October 5, 2018. Attend Financial Aid day. We will be filling out the FAFSA that day; please bring parents. Mila Tappan will be here October 26, 2018 10-3:30 to fill out the FAFSA. Please fill out your FAFSA on

November--Before Thanksgiving break please have your college applications in to the guidance office. Retake SATs if you would like a better score.

December--Remember to check dates on scholarships and ask teachers and guidance for recommendations a couple weeks before scholarships are due.

April--Expect to receive Financial aid awards and acceptance letters from colleges by mid-April. Keep grades up! Colleges review final transcripts! Notify the college of your choice with your deposits.

May--Let guidance office know final choice so we can send your final transcript out.

Financial Aid

Mila Tappan will be here to fill out the senior FAFSA on TBA . Please call the guidance office to set up an appointment with her. If you have questions about the FAFSA you could reach Mila Tappan from Outreach Representative Finance Authority of Maine at or call 800-228-3734. She will explain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) paperwork for college and help you complete the application. The website for this is ; there is another website called; please do not use this one as it costs money while the .gov site is free.

First, the two changes:

1) The FAFSA will be available earlier. All students will be able to file a FAFSA three months earlier than in the past. FAFSAs can be filed as early as October 26, 2018, rather than beginning on January 1, 2018. The earlier availability of the FAFSA is a permanent change. October 1 will now be the date on which the FAFSA becomes available each year.

2) Students (and parents, if applicable) will use earlier income and tax information when filing. For example, for the 2018-2019 FAFSA, 2017 income will be required. Students and parents will no longer have to estimate income and then go back and update the information once taxes are filed. Most individuals will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when initially completing the FAFSA.



Call to schedule a visit and tour:

Open House -University of Maine at Machias October 26 from 10am-2pm. Please register by October 22 at 207-225-1200 or

Maine College of Health Profession in Lewiston - Open House Saturday, November 2 from 9 am to noon. Register at or call 207-795-2840.

Beal College - Open House, Saturday, November 8 from 9 am to 11 am. They waive the application fee for any attendee who wishes to apply at this event. Please register in advance at or by calling Admissions at 207-947-4591.

The open house will have their new law enforcement simulator for demo, live demonstrations by their Welding Technology faculty and students, our Medical Assisting students will be demonstrating patient exams, blood pressure checks, and blood draws on each other in our medical lab.

Husson University

Open house or cal 1-800-4HUSSON

Maine Maritime Academy

For Open House call 326-2207 or email:

University of Maine at Farmington -

For Open House register at or call 778-7050.

Bowdoin College - Open House for more information visit


NMCC Program Receives Special Accreditation

Aroostook County - The Automotive Collision Repair program at Northern Maine Community College has received the highest level of accreditation. While the Automotive Collision Repair program has been accredited for a number of years, the Master level was attained for the first time by adding a requirement in blueprinting and estimating.

Students in this two-year Associate degree program sit for the Automotive Service Excellence student certification exams. This spring, 100% of the class passed all four of the certification tests.

Tuition Break for Maine Residents - Bachelor's degree

  • Community Development, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Community Health & Wellness, Rhode Island College
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Rhode Island College
  • Food Safety, Rhode Island College
  • German, University of New Hampshire
  • Green Building Design, Vermont Technical College
  • Renewable Energy, Vermont Technical College
  • Robotics and Mechatronics, Central Connecticut University

New Associate Degree Programs

  • STEM Studies, Community College of Vermont
  • Energy Utility Technology, North Shore Community College, MA, Middlesex Community College, MA, and Community College of Rhode Island

For more information on Tuition Break for Maine Residents

Southern Maine Community College is offering a new academic program.

Associate in Applied Science Degree - Composite Technology

The program provides education and real world experiences in a state of the art lab that prepares students for entry into many advanced manufacturing industries as a materials/composites technician, shop foreman, fabricator, or materials testing technician. Students also have the option of pursuing a bachelor's degree of science in industrial engineering or technical management after completing the associate degree. For more information call 207-741-500 or e-mail

  • Beal College is best known for our unique Mod System and we offer associate degrees in the following areas:
  • · Allied health
  • · Business studies
  • · Criminal justice
  • · Human services
  • · Welding

Apprenticeship Program

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - The apprenticeship at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is a four year program that features academic and trade theory training combined with on-the job training under the guidance of qualified trade journey workers.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have a high school diploma or GED, pass an academic placement test, satisfy the security and suitability requirements of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and be physically able to perform duties of the position for which they are selected. For an application please, visit the Department of the Navy Human Resources web site at to apply for the apprenticeship or search for other Navy jobs.

"No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction."

- Charles Kendall Adams