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Mark Your Calendars for ADM Financial Aid Night, Golden Circle College Fair and ADM HS College Fair!
$$$ – ADM HS Financial Aid Night has been set for TBA in the HS Auditorium. Please come and learn valuable information about funding your college education, such as how to plan for FAFSA application, where to find scholarship information and more. – $$$
The Golden Circle College Fair is Iowa’s largest college & career fair. The 2017 fair boasted 135 colleges,16 career clusters and breakout sessions all in one place! The fair will take place Fall 2018, at the Iowa Center for Higher Education, located at 2500 Fleur Drive, Des Moines. Please visit www.ICANsucceed.org/goldencircle for more information. Register ahead and get your barcode so you can save time filling out information at booths by simply scanning!
ADM HS will again be hosting its own College Fair on Thursday, October 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. We had 29 colleges represented at our very first College Fair last year, and hope to have even more for 2017. This is the week of fall parent/teacher conferences, so please make plans to add this to your schedule for the night!
Favorite Links via Symbaloo
Check out some of our most frequently used sites for financial aid and college searches on Symbaloo!
Paying for College
Check out Student Loan Report’s helpful guide to financial aid, scholarships, savings, and student loans!
Also, the Your Teen magazine is full of helpful information for parents of college-bound students: admissions, financial aid, campus life, etc.
FAFSA for Fall 2018 may be completed after October 1, 2017. Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) offers FAFSA completion assistance at multiple events and locations across the state from October 2017 through March 2018. To find an event/location that is near you, please click here.
Additionally, The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) has nine Student Success Centers that will offer FAFSA completion assistance as part of FAFSA Ready Iowa. Each center has appointments available and can be scheduled at www.icansucceed.org/apt.
College/Military Lunchroom Visits
- Oct 9 – US Marines
- Oct 18 – DMACC
- Oct 25 – Buena Vista University
- Oct 27 – Southwestern Community College
- Oct 31 – Indian Hills Community College
- Nov 14 – Iowa Lakes Community College
- Nov 27 – La’James – Mason City
The next national ACT date with open registration will be Saturday, October 28, (registration deadline September 22, or September 23-October 6 with applicable late registration fee). For testing locations and registration information, go to www.actstudent.org – register early, as spots are held on a first-come, first-served basis. (Please note: the ACT will next be administered at ADM HS on Saturday, April 14, 2018, (registration deadline March 9, or March 10-23 with applicable late registration fee). ADM’s College Board High School Code #: 160-010. This must be used to complete ACT registration if you want your scores to be reported to ADM HS.
STUDENT-ATHLETES PLEASE NOTE: if you are planning to register with NCAA Clearinghouse, designate it on your ACT registration by using the Eligibility Center code of 9999 to ensure the score is reported to the Eligibility Center. (There is a separate charge to send them later if you did not direct ACT to forward scores to NCAA. The NCAA will not accept scores shared from ADM HS, they must be reported directly from ACT.) NAIA Eligibility Center code is 9876.
Stay informed! – NCAA Eligibility Requirements are available at: http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/eligibility-center. NAIA Eligibility Requirements are available at: http://www.playnaia.org/eligibility-center.
2017 PSAT/NMSQT Test Date Announced
This year the PSAT/NMSQT Test will be administered at ADM HS on Wednesday, October 11th; cost for test is $16 (cash or checks payable to ADM Schools). Sign-up sheet is now available in the HS counseling office. Only 25 testing spots are open, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please click here for information regarding the PSAT/NMSQT.
2017 ASVAB Test Scheduled at ADM HS
This year the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered at ADM HS on Monday, November 6 @ 8:30 a.m. Watch the HS announcements in mid-October for sign-up information.
ICAN Activities Resumé
For students interested in tracking their high school activities history in one, easily accessible location for scholarship and college admission applications, download this handy template!
Mental Health Helpful Links
2017-2018 ADM Course Catalog
To view the current course catalog, please click here.