The College Counselors’ Corner

Have any questions about college and career readiness, or about the ACT, the A+ Program, or the Early College Program?

Send an email to Ms. Hurd at ahurd@southcityprep.org or Mr. Walk at swalk@southcityprep.org


ACT Information

Upcoming ACT Test Dates

February 9, 2019 (deadline to register is January 11, 2019; scores available February 19)

April 13, 2019 (deadline to register is March 8, 2019; scores available April 23)

June 8, 2019 (deadline to register is May 3, 2019; scores available June 18)

July 13, 2019 (deadline to register is June 14, 2019; scores available July 23)

Practice Tests

Click on each subject to find practice tests. The more you study, the better your score!

English - Math - Reading - Science - Writing

Resources for Studying

ACT Academy

On this website, students can take ACT practice tests and watch videos that accompany each test. It is free to join and can be a great resource for studying! If you have any questions about setting up an account, contact Ms. Hurd or Mr. Walk.

PrepScholar Articles

Feeling stuck on a particular subject? On this website, students can find great tips for getting the ACT score that they want in each subject. Below are some articles we recommend specifically. Try these tips out as you study and prep for the test!

The Ultimate Study Guide for ACT English (PrepScholar)

The Ultimate ACT Math Prep Guide (PrepScholar)

The Ultimate Prep Guide to ACT Reading (PrepScholar)

The Ultimate Study Guide for ACT Science (PrepScholar)


Financial Aid Information

The FAFSA

Senior Seminar and FAFSA Nights

Note: Seniors and their families will complete the FAFSA (Free Application of Federal Student Aid) in the Senior Seminar class. As part of this class, the College Counseling department will also host FAFSA nights. On these nights, parents and students can bring their required tax information and submit the application with the help of college and financial aid counselors. For more information on FAFSA nights, the Senior Seminar class, or completing the application, please contact Ms. Hurd or Mr. Walk.

Scholarships

Scholarship Central

On this website, students from the St. Louis Metro Area, Missouri, and Illinois can find scholarships that they can apply for to help pay for college. You can find information here on deadlines, awards, eligibility requirements, application materials, essay prompts, and contact information.

Cappex

Cappex is “the nation’s largest, multi-billion dollar scholarship database.” On this website, students and parents can set up free accounts, search for scholarships by state, and search using filters like application deadline, eligibility, gender, ethnicity, and first generation college students.

The A+ Scholarship Program

Click here for more information on this program! Contact Ms. Hurd or Mr. Walk if you have any questions about it or want to learn more.

Articles

Fill Out the FAFSA (Sallie Mae)

Compare Financial Aid Award Letters (Sallie Mae)

Understanding Grants for College (Sallie Mae)

Learn about Work Study (Sallie Mae)

Find Scholarships for College (Sallie Mae)

How to Apply for Scholarships (Sallie Mae)

Tips for Writing Scholarship Essays (Sallie Mae)

Types of Scholarships (Sallie Mae)