Dear Palm Valley Families,
Welcome back to those of you who are returning, and welcome to those who’ve just joined us for the 2017-2018 school year! I’m looking forward to working with all of you in the coming school year - whether in 8th grade or 12th.
This year, I will be sending out a monthly newsletter to families to keep you abreast of the many things that are going on in the world of college admissions counseling and academic advising here at Palm Valley School. While I try to make sure this information is as comprehensive as possible, there is always the possibility of last-minute college visits or schedule changes, so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Seniors should plan on meeting with me at least once or twice a month this semester, to make sure their applications are on target and on time.
Upcoming College Visits
Upcoming Test Dates
A reminder that students for whom English is not their first language: You should be checking TOEFL and/or IELTS testing dates and locations that fit into your application timeline. Visit www.ets.org/toefl or www.ielts.org/en-us to register!
Financial Aid & Scholarship Notifications
The CSS Profile, a form similar to the FAFSA but only used by certain colleges, will also open October 1st. Students and families can, and should, be searching for outside scholarships now; list of free search engines and resources is available on the Naviance home page.
Use the Net Price Calculator that each college publishes to help you get an estimate of total costs.
The College Solution: “Colleges that Meet 100% of Financial Need”