Decision Day Information from your counselors - 4/28/2020

    Dear Seniors,
    As you know, National Decision Day is right around the corner on May 1st. This historically has meant that colleges required you to commit in writing (and with a deposit) by this date. This year is special, and because of that, we have compiled some information that may help you as we near the deadline. Feel free to use some of the resources below to aid in your decisions.
    Reminder: Make sure you update your Naviance with your colleges decisions and set the college you are going to in Naviance in what you decide. We use this information to send final transcripts to colleges.
    You may feel that because of the closures of schools that it may be challenging to make a decision and you may need more time. Check the list below to see if your colleges have reported that the deposit deadline has been extended. Use the chart and scroll over to “New Deposit Deadline”
    Remember, not every college will be extending their deadline and spaces at colleges will fill. 
    You may have made a decision, but the financial aid package might not be what you need to attend. Consider the tips in this article on how to ask your college for more financial aid:
    We also recognize that because of the virus, family financial situations may have changed. If you are struggling to pay a deposit to a call, please contact your admissions counselor to discuss a “deposit waiver or reduction” 
    Interested in learning more about how your college has responding to the virus: 
    SCOIR has been recording meetings with Deans on how your college may be responding to the virus: Recorded Webinars from College Deans on COVID-19 Response
    Stuck in between 2 or more colleges: 
    Consider reaching out to your college admissions counselor to see if you can connect virtually, or perhaps with a current student or alum to get an idea of what a student perspective is on the college. 
    Put together a list of the strengths and weaknesses in each of your colleges in categories such as location, major, financial aid etc. Compare colleges side by side to help illuminate what might be the best choice.
    Some final reminders: 
    Make sure after you make a decision that you are checking your email for any potential changes to the fall semester at your chosen college.
    Keep in touch with your school counselor with any questions or support during this time! 
    Finally, the last step is to celebrate! Once you have made a decision, it is important to recognize and celebrate your achievements in high school that have led you to this post secondary plan. On behalf of the counseling team, we are so proud of all of you and celebrate your decisions!
    Be well,
    The IHS Counseling Team 
    The School Counseling Team

    Emily Colman (last names A-C) e-mail 
    Heather Attenello (last names D-J) e-mail
    Andrew Lund (last names K-P) e-mail
    Rebecca Kruge (last names Q-Z) e-mail